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PINEWOOD DERBY CAR SHOWCASE

Speed Racer - Mike McBride


I have dozens of cars, some built for speed some just to look at. This
car was designed after the Speed Racer Mach 5. It has not been raced
yet. It is wider than BSA specs, but will be raced in a modified class
that we do with our church's men's group every year.

Winged Rail - Rick Ellis


This car raced in our church's 2009 Awana Grand Prix. It got the
award for best workmanship and finished fourth for speed in the Open
Division. It weighed exactly 5.00 ounces on the entry scale and has
three wheelson the ground. This was my second derby. I took first in
the Open Division last year and second overall. I don't mind finishing
fourth as I helped build the other three cars.

Commodore Outlaw - Bill Klingler



This car is radio controlled, and will cover the track in a bit over a
second. I can run it fast or slow. I can also throw it into reverse
and back it up the track. It's great fun to stop it on the track, wait
for a gravity car to pass, and then do a burn-out and pass the other
car.

The electronics are from the Losi Mini-T RC car. The motor is an
upgraded one over the one that comes with the Mini-T, and the
drive train is built from slot car parts. It uses a 7.2V Nickel Metal
hydride battery. The body is from a car kit.

Read More at: Pinewood Derby Times Volume 9, Issue 1

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