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Coffin - Ken Temple

This is last year's winning car in our Awana Grand Prix, open division
at Maranatha Baptist Church. It is an old style pine casket. It has
narrowed wheels, holes in the side walls to lighten them, and I was
able to successfully use your wheel balancer, along with all the other
speed tricks I learned from your book. All weights were hidden under
the lining at the head end. It looked like a pillow. The end of the
casket reads, "Ashes To Ashes, Eat My Dust".

International Harvester Crew Cab - Joe Bilyeu

This is an International Harvester crew cab tractor hauler, the
tractor is an Ertl International. The truck weighs 4.9 ounces and is
legal to race. Everyone who sees it just loves it. The bed is a piece
of stainless steel; the tractor is attached to the stainless with
fishing line and a couple of drilled holes, I added a little extra
weight under the bed.

Vintage Cars - John Braun

My two sons and I built these three cars about 20 years ago. So our
Pinewood Derby days are well in the past. While cleaning up in my pole
barn, I ran across the cars. One of them had lost a wheel along the
way, so I ordered a set from you. I'm amazed at the technology
available for these cars today!

Read More at: Pinewood Derby Times Volume 9, Issue 11

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