Blackhawk 500



Mt. Diablo Silverado

Pinewood Derby Championship

Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville

Link to Mt. Diablo Silverado Council page

January 2018

The Blackhawk 500 event has been cancelled indefinitely. Interest, participation, and volunteer help has been dropping off over the last 5+ years so the MDSC staff made the decision to cancel it as a council-wide event.

Pinewood Derby Championship for Mt. Diablo Silverado at the Blackhawk Museums on May 6, 2017 - CANCELLED!

Due to a lack of interest and very limited registrations the 2017 Blackhawk 500 Pinewood Derby at the Blackhawk Museums on May 6, 2017 has been cancelled.

If you have questions, please contact Rand Mahoney at (925) 674-6125 or


Congratulations on last year's Winners.  Please click here for the results for 2016


Attention all Cub Scouts! Come join us for fun and competition with your Pinewood Derby Cars at the Blackhawk Automobile Museum in Danville on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The Blackhawk 500 event will include a racing division for Cub Scouts and an open class division for everyone else. All Cub Scouts are also eligible for the design competition – competing for the Blackhawk Cup and the Spirit of Scouting Award. During or after the event the whole family can tour the Blackhawk Museum’s ( magnificent auto collection. And remember, the Blackhawk 500 event is open to ALL CUB SCOUTS, so be sure to sign up today. You will not want to miss this exciting council-wide event at this great museum




Directions to Blackhawk Museum

3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle

Danville, CA  94506


Cub Scout Categories:

  • Speed (note: cars will also be judged for Design)

  • Design only (no racing)

Parents, families, and Chartered Organization Representatives can enter into the following categories:

  • Open Class (open to all – parents, siblings, others)

  • Chartered Organization Representative Class

Registration at: 2017 Blackhawk 500 registration

Approximate race times:

  • 10:00 Doors open, check in
  • 10:30 Opening Ceremony
  • 11:00-11:30 Tigers and Wolves
  • 11:30-12:00 Bears and Webelos
  • 12:00-12:30 Open class and Chartered Organization Races
  • 12:30-1:00 Grand Finals
  • 1:00-1:30 Awards Ceremony

Pre-Race Weigh In

Mandatory technical Inspection and Impound will be at the
MDSC Council Office (800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA  94523)

Dates and times are:

Tuesday May 2, 2017 7pm-8pm
Wednesday May 3, 2017 7pm-8pm
Thursday May 4, 2017 7pm-8pm

If you have any questions, or would like to join our committee and help make Blackhawk 500 a success, please contact Rand Mahoney 925-674-6125

Click here to download the Rules  Click here for the Rules Summary


Open Class for Boy Scouts and Adults

Rules are similar to Cub Scouts but the weight can be up to 8 oz.


For more information contact

Get Acrobat ReaderThis site makes use of Adobe Reader for viewing and printing forms.
Adobe Reader is available as a free download from Adobe

This page was last updated on 02/18/18.