Pinewood Derby Stories and Photos from Maximum Velocity
PINEWOOD DERBY CAR SHOWCASE
Some unusual cars ...
Propeller Car - Ron Kohl
We used your propeller car kit, along with our modifications to make
this car. It includes both capacitors and batteries. A slide switch
on the rear turns the battery on and off. The screw on the front
prevents the switch from accidentally closing and charging the
capacitors when the car is in the holding area. Just in front of the
arrow point is an LED that flashes when the capacitors are charging
and the fan is running. It adds some suspense. The body, wheels and
axles are from a Pinewood Derby kit. The car did win, and all eyes
were on it at the district race held in April 2013.
'63 Corvette Stingray - William Groner
Here is my '63 Corvette Stingray, "Hot Salsa", with your Max-V wheels
trued to 2.2 grams. The car set the track record at APR in July. As
you can tell, it's a plastic model on a wooden frame. APR rules for
the Door Slammer class require a 1/25 scale model of an American-made
production car prior to 1973.
St. Mary's School Bus - David Farlwo
I thought this might inspire those who want to try something
different. The bus met all the regulations for our group. It is a
three-wheeler with the weight in the rear of the roof (primarily).
We've got a very competitive crowd, so the bus was a way to run and
win best of show. It placed just under the fastest cars, taking fifth
place. The best part was that it wasn't a wedge and could still keep
close company with the other cars. Not too much bragging when your
wedge just barely beat an old school bus!