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'Mater - Richard Larson

Mater took first place for design in the Outlaw competition. However,
the car meets specs (exactly 5 ounces) and could have run in the stock
races. He wasn't fast, but 'Mater was happier running backwards.

Bugatti and Camaro - Aaron Shain and Jim White

Here are two of the twelve cars my Grandson (Aaron Shain) and I built
for the 2011/2012 Pinewood Derby race season. The white car is based
on a 2012 Camaro and the red/black car is based on a Bugatti Veyron.
The Bugatti uses an extension plate under the car's front end so it is
seven inches long for races.

Cannon - Ryan McLaughlin

The Cannon took first place in design in our Awana Grand Prix. Ryan
wanted something different so he came up with a cannon firing. We had
someone with a lathe do a rough shape which was then sanded to its
final look. The Awana block was cut down and new axle holes drilled.
Sides were mounted and a wood burner was used to add some detail. The
base was stained while the cannon received a faux patina look.

From Pinewood Derby Times Volume 11, Issue 6. A car showcase is a regular feature of the newsletter.

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