Pinewood Derby Stories and Photos from Maximum Velocity
PINEWOOD DERBY CAR SHOWCASE
Some great looking models of real (or almost real) vehicles.
Mini Cooper - Leon Dixon
Our Mini Cooper club runs our own "pinewood-derby-type" race. We have been using your MV Car Kits for four years now. Our event has expanded so much we almost don't know what to do with it! You can read a bit about it at: minisonthedragon.com/draggin_dragons.php (There's a typo on that page, this is actually our 4th time running the event).
Jeff Gordon Stock Car - Tim & Elisabeth Stephens
We had a great time working on this car. We like Jeff Gordon and when we saw your idea for making one, we jumped on it. Speed axles and wheels came from Maximum Velocity. I used your tips to dress it out in decals from a model kit I purchased online. Some automotive pin striping on the window decals you supplied really added detail to the finished project. Elisabeth won all her heat races, and when they put all age level winners together, including the adult winner, she beat them all. Whoo, hoo - great fun for all! Thanks for all your advice and products.
School Bus - Nathan & Brenden Paul
This is my son's Pinewood Derby School Bus. While it was not the fastest (finished 6th out of 24), it did take home the trophy for the "Best School Themed Car".
Sideswipe - David Bodoh
In the movie Transformers 2 there is a Corvette Stingray named "Sideswipe". I challenged myself to turn it into a derby car (just the car, not the robot). It took 3 attempts, but ultimately it required cutting the main block into seven pieces to be shaped separately, and then reassembled (roof, hood scoop, four fenders and the body). There's even four exhaust pipes in the back. We raced it in the family event at our pack's pinewood derby, and it posted the second fastest run of the whole day. Speed and design - just like the real car.