Pedal Car Challenge
The Pedal Car Challenge is an innovative event powered by the Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) through its AutoCareersBC program. The goal of this province-wide event is to encourage youth to consider the automotive industry as a viable career choice.
In 2022, there were six participating schools in B.C. that have been given an antique pedal car (a human-powered toy car), to design, modify, and paint. The students have also been provided with mentorship and guidance from the ARA’s industry partners (BASF, Color Compass Corporation, and Craftsman Collision). It is intended that this opportunity to design and manufacture a toy pedal car will help students learn the fundamentals of vehicle design and manufacturing while broadening their understanding of the industry.
2023 Pedal Car Challenge
- start: February 2023
- end: April 2023
- free of cost for schools
- Industry partners will provide participating schools with a pedal-car kit, paint/materials, as well as mentorship and guidance to help students complete the pedal car.
About Pedal Car Challenge
Pedal Car Challenge: Schools
2022 ARA Pedal Car Challenge (Photos: Burhan Osman) Pedal Car Challenge: Schools Seven cars, six schools, three sponsors, and one association collaborate on a project
Pedal Car Challenge: Professionals
PJ Collision enjoyed the custom work and the challenge of fabricating various parts. (Photo courtesy of PJ Collision) Pedal Car Challenge: Professionals It is no