Agency and studio grease monkeys and Boy Scouts with timeon their hands might want to check out the Hothead 400, a pine-car derby scheduled for March 2003.

Event sponsor Hothead Studios in Atlanta is looking for companies and individuals to create, design and race miniature cars handcrafted in pine. Awards will be presentedin various categories, including the fastest car, most creative and the ugliest. A special prize goes to the team with the best pit crew uniform.

Held at The Stove Works in Atlanta’s Inman Park, last year’s event raised $5,000. Proceeds benefit the Atlanta Children’s Shelter, which provides free day care for homeless families.

Entries are due Feb. 18, 2003.

For more information and a look at last year’s winners, go to