Sunday, October 14, 2012
OK, so you had a busy week. We understand. Let us catch you up on all the highlights!
1. A mother opossum and her babies recently discovered sleeping in the engine of a mail truck at the Clearwater Post Office were rescued by a local animal group. Check out the pictures! 2. Clearwater Police arrested eight people in a prostitution and drug sting last weeked in the East Gateway and Old Clearwater Bay neighborhoods. 3. Have you checked out our photo gallery from last weekend's Achieva Box Car Rally? Patch editors and readers uploaded a bunch of cool photos from the event — including first-person video of Clearwater Patch editor Jared Leone racing in the Patch box car! If you have photos or video of your own, feel free to add them. 4. The downtown Clearwater business owner who made waves recently by putting up a sign saying he…
Monday, October 8, 2012
About 50 box car racers and more than 1,000 spectators came for the third annual Achieva Box Car Rally in downtown Clearwater.
More than 1,000 spectators and racers journeyed to downtown Clearwater for the Achieva Box Car Rally Saturday. The 50 race cars, including a green Clearwater Patch racer, competed in four divisions including pee wee, teen, adult and corporate. This year featured a ramp to start rolling down Cleveland Street. In the past, race cars got a push start. Proceeds from the event benefit the Pinellas Education Foundation.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Racers in the Achieva Credit Union Box Car Rally ruled the road for a few fun-filled hours.
A stretch of Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater was clogged with drag racers Saturday, but no one got a speeding ticket and no serious accidents were reported. Well, unless you count the hay bales that were smashed into by a couple of wayward drivers and the guy who fell on his face after giving his racer a push start. The second annual Achieva Credit Union Box Car Rally featured 36 teams competing in four classes – Pee Wee, Teen, Adult and Corporate. Racers were from throughout Pinellas County. They included kids like Joey Letzring, 8, of St. Petersburg, who competed in a racer dubbed the Downhill Demon. The cars ran the gamut from expertly constructed racing machines to slapped-together showpieces. The materials used ranged from …
Friday, September 16, 2011
The second annual Achieva Credit Union Box Car Rally comes to downtown Clearwater Saturday (Sept. 17).
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- Jared Leone
Friday, September 16, 2011
Gas guzzlers are going to have to make way for gravity Saturday (Sept. 17). The second annual Box Car Rally will close the roads surrounding Coachman Park including parts of Cleveland and Drew Streets and Osceola Avenue from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Drew Street and Fort Harrison Avenues can be used as detours. The Achieva Credit Union Box Car Rally is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 600 foot racetrack starts at Cleveland Street and Osceola Avenue. Participants then push their homemade cars down the hill. It features four race groups, pee wee, teen, adult and corporate. Proceeds benefit the Pinellas County classrooms. Last year the event raised more than $15,000 for the foundation, according to Achieva Credit Union. Larger crowds are …