Pinewood Derby Stories and Photos from Maximum Velocity
PINEWOOD DERBY CAR SHOWCASE
Flex Car - Bret Wortman
My son's Flex Car came away with the Grand Champion's trophy (44 cars raced total). The weight box is supposed to be a tent. We didn't have enough time to model one properly, but this came pretty close.
Swiss Army Knife - Dave & Cole Oshman
My son, Cole, and I are particularly proud of our car this year. The original intent was to be in the running for the Most Scout Spirit trophy but my son wanted it to be fast as well. Since he's a Webelos, he did all of the axle and wheel work, along with all of the paint (I masked for the red coat). The design was my idea, and the corkscrew rotates out. I've been building cars for 9 years now and don't recall seeing a design like this.
Based on all of the help I've gotten from you through the years, the car ended up winning first place in the Pack for speed. They'll give out the design trophies next week at the Blue and Gold Banquet. Hoping that Cole will get one more for his shelf.
Mouse Trap Car - Mike Henkelman
This car was built to compete in the mouse trap division at our pinewood derby event. The car is dimensionally and weight compliant with pinewood derby specifications.
Using a rubber band to attach the mouse trap to the rear axle, the car will accelerate for 15 to 20 ft.