Dremel and Lowe's Present Pinewood Derby Days

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In-store clinics and online resources offer tips and tools for building a winning pinewood race car.

Dremel Lowe's Pinewood Derby

Dremel and Lowe's Partner for Derby Days 2013

“Pinewood Derby races are a great way to get your hands dirty and spend quality time with family."

Beginning in January, Dremel and Lowe’s will once again team up to deliver a series of in-store clinics to help families build the ultimate pinewood race car. During select Saturdays in January and February, families can learn about the best tools and design techniques to build a fast pinewood car at Dremel and Lowe’s Pinewood Derby® Days clinics in Lowe’s stores nationwide.

This year’s clinics will be held on Jan. 5, Jan. 19, Feb. 2 and Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all Lowe’s locations nationwide. Customers are encouraged to call their local stores to confirm timing and dates of clinics. In addition to gaining new knowledge of car design tips and tricks, clinic participants will receive an official race badge patch and a coupon for 10 percent off their entire purchase should they buy any Dremel tools, accessories and attachments.

“Pinewood Derby races are a great way to get your hands dirty and spend quality time with family,” said David Vaughn, Lowe’s vice president of merchandising for tools. “We are thrilled to offer for the eighth consecutive year our Derby Days clinics to help both new and seasoned racers build their ultimate race car.”

Race fans are invited to visit http://www.DremelDerby.com, where they can enter their final Pinewood Derby® car design from Jan. 1 to March 1 for a chance to win a complete Dremel Pinewood Derby® Rotary Tool Kit and be named the new Dremel and Lowe’s Pinewood Derby Days champion. The winner will also have his or her design displayed in Lowe’s stores during the Dremel Pinewood®Derby Days 2014 season. Car builders can visit the website to access an online car design studio, brush up on car-building tips and techniques and purchase Dremel tools and accessories.

As the 2012 Dremel Pinewood Derby Days Design Contest Winner, Scott Segler will have his car featured in Lowe’s stores on the Derby Days endcap as well as on http://www.DremelDerby.com. Segler’s design of his metallic blue Grand Prix Talbot-Lago T26C with sleek exhaust tail pipes was inspired by the actual model that was successful in the 1940 Derby style races.

Pinewood Derby races are an annual racing event for many schools, groups and organizations. Dremel and Lowe’s have partnered to provide an annual Derby Days racing event since 2004, and introduced officially licensed Pinewood Derby® products in 2008.

The officially licensed Dremel Pinewood Derby Rotary Tool Accessory Kit, exclusively available at Lowe’s, comes with a pinewood block, four wheels, four axels and 18 rotary tool accessories for tuning, crafting and shaping. The kit retails for a suggested retail price of $19.97 and can be purchased at Lowe’s stores and Lowes.com.

Dremel and Lowe’s Pinewood Derby® Days clinic participants are encouraged to call their local Lowe’s store to confirm their participation and event details before attending. For additional information and high-resolution images, please visit http://www.dremelnewsroom.com.

About Dremel
Since inventing the high-speed rotary tool nearly 80 years ago, Dremel has become the trusted name in high-speed rotary tool technology, providing creative solutions for hands-on professionals, homeowners, craftspeople and artists alike. The Dremel brand’s leadership in design and manufacturing has made it the top selling rotary tool in the world, a reflection of the company’s commitment to innovation and quality.

Today, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in Mount Prospect, Ill., Dremel continues to build upon this legacy with a full line of high-performance rotary tools and rotary tool attachments and accessories, specialty tools and oscillating tools and oscillating accessories, delivering the perfect solution for almost any job. Regardless of what the task may be, users quickly realize they can depend on the Dremel brand to provide the satisfaction of a job well done.

For information on Dremel products, project ideas and problem-solving tips, visit us at http://www.dremel.com or call Dremel at 1-800-437-3635.

About Lowe’s
With fiscal year 2011 sales of $50.2 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 100 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,745 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

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