Pinewood Derby Stories and Photos from Maximum Velocity
PINEWOOD DERBY CAR SHOWCASE
We received these four cars from Tim Grimstead and his children. Thanks Tim.
Optimus Prime - Rohan
My 5 year old son, Rohan, won first in design for Cubbies with his Optimus Prime car and took first in overall speed. At the awards ceremony Rohan received a speeding ticket from a Sheriff Deputy and was cuffed.
Fireball - Chloe
My 11 year old daughter, Chloe, took second in overall speed and first in design for her group with her Fireball.
Froggy - Tessa
Tessa, my 9 year old daughter, placed fourth for overall speed and first for design with her Frogger car. The Frogger's front end broke half way through the event but still placed. It was a short track; there was nothing to absorb the impact at the end.
Ziggity - Flora
Flora, my 7 year old daughter, won first in design for her group with her Ziggity car, and ended around fifth for speed. I suspect the placing was do to the inability of the car's front-end to trigger the timing light accurately.