Pinewood Derby Stories and Photos from Maximum Velocity
PINEWOOD DERBY CAR SHOWCASE
Wii - Dan Van Lieshout
Here's a picture of my son's car from our pack's Pinewood Derby last week. He took First Place in his Bear den this year. Christopher is becoming an old hand at car construction by doing more and more on his car every year. He got his start at age four helping dad building and racing cars in our pack's Open Class. He was up to his third car by the time he was a Tiger. This year we didn't have a lot of time so we decided to keep the shape simple, but still came up with a clever design. Thus, he built the Wii. Aside from using the table saw and general machine setups, Christopher did pretty much all the work on his car.
Red Dragon - David Keith
We just had our derby last Saturday, and we not only won first place but set the track record. I love pinewood derbies! I'm 42 and still have the cars my dad helped me with.
Fire Dragon - John & Jakob Harig
You probably remember me - I'm the guy who ordered from you this year only to get notified of new rules a week later. Well, despite the rule change, Jake won again! The margin of victory was much smaller, but still the fastest car of the pack.
Under the aft canopy we hid two of your tungsten cylinders. We installed a single tungsten plate on the bottom angled section. A hole in the back included two more cylinders secured in place by tungsten putty. The COG was aggressive, about 0.8 inch forward of the rear axles.