Pinewood Derby Stories and Photos from Maximum Velocity
PINEWOOD DERBY CAR SHOWCASE
Police Cruiser - Richard Higgins
My son’s car features real working lights and was completely legal. I took him down to our local police station where we dedicated it to the chief of police before the big race day. The newspaper was there and he had lots of fun with the car, which placed third.
Purple Tiger - Mike Allbritton
This is my son's pinewood derby entry, the car ran very well but didn't win due to a fluke in the race timing. We are proud of how well the car ran nonetheless.
The Buff - Kerry Bybee
The idea for this car came from my son's collection of hot wheels, and the cars that have been in your newsletter. My son and I have won lots of races. This year my wife asked me to build a car that looked very cool, but wouldn't get first place (she says I'm too competitive). So to please her I built this B-52 bomber, nicknamed the "Buff". Airmen that flew the B-52 called her the Buff cause it was big like a buffalo. The car is not too fast; it came in fourth in the pinewood derby last weekend.