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GM, Cub Scouts to give away pinewood derby cars at 'Back to the Bricks'

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(08/15/12) - These Cub Scout Cruisers are proud to show their wheels at Back to the Bricks.

"It's very fast, one of the fastest cars here. It has very good aero dynamics and speed," said Cub Scout Ashton Fowler.

"It took me a couple days to finish, because it has all this good stuff. It goes pretty fast," said Cub Scout  Lon Pratt.

They're not talking about their dad's Corvettes - they're talking Pinewood Derby.

"It's probably the coolest thing the Boy Scouts have ever had. It's awesome. This is the place to be," Ashton said.

The scouts were out at the crack of dawn, racing away at Thomas Appliance in Grand Blanc Township - one of the featured stops for Wednesday and Thursday night's rolling cruises. During those cruises, General Motors and the scouts are giving away 500 pinewood derby cars.

"It is going to be a riot. We're going to be building cars, and the kids can get their cars all done up. We're going to have balloons, fire trucks, police cars," said Boy Scouts Vice President Ken Thomas.

Anyone who stops by is also invited to participate in what's been unofficially dubbed the 'Back to the Bricks 500.'

"Go to downtown Flint on Saturday from 8 until 8 to the Back to the Bricks GM display. Bring your pinewood derby cars, race them and get a commemorative GM and BSA patch," said Tom Wickham, GM Plant Communications Manager.

It's all part of this year's goal to make the Bricks a more family friendly event.

"It's awesome. I get to hang out with my dad, and do everything I want," said Cub Scout Christian Thomas.

Again, that Rolling Cruise begins at p.m. Wednesday.

For a schedule of Bricks events, click HERE.

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