We're taking a break from article writing, so there isn't a feature
article in this edition.
From Butch Weathers:
"I was standing out in the cold here in New Jersey with my daughter
last weekend trying to figure out which strings of outdoor Christmas
lights worked and which would need to be fixed. Once we'd replaced any
obviously broken or missing bulbs the next task was to methodically
replace each bulb in a string that wasn't lighting up with another
one. Some of the bulbs came out easily but many were stubborn. My
daughter said to me, 'I know you have a tool for everything, how come
you don't have one to take the bulbs out'. So I went to my workshop
looking for something that would work. I first grabbed a pair of
diagonal cutters which I thought could work if I didn't put too much
pressure on them. Then I saw the Axle Extraction Pliers I bought from
you a few years ago. They were perfect; they could have been designed
for just this task! I happily went back outside and gave my daughter
the 'bulb puller tool', and her faith in me was restored."
Help - We Need Your Car Photos and Memories
We are in need of cars for the Car Showcase, and we are out of pinewood derby
memories. Please send your photos and memories and we'll get them
Can We Help?
If we can help you in any way with your pinewood derby project, or if you have any feedback regarding this newsletter, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have added three decals and NyOil II to our Inventory Clearance Sale.
There you will also find all of the older style BSA wheels, car kits,
car plan booklets, and the "Down and Derby" DVD.
Maximum Velocity Car Kits
If you are planning a race and are not required to use a specific kit
type, our MV Basic Car Kit is just what you need. These attractively
priced kits are equipped with:
Quality Block - Unlike the blocks provided by some organizations,
our blocks are soft, northwestern pine blocks, cut precisely to 7
inches long, 1-3/4 inches wide, and 1-1/4 inches tall. These
dimensions, as well as the axle slots accurately duplicate the
dimensions of standard pinewood derby blocks from BSA and PineCar.
Simple Axle Preparation - Don't worry about filing off flaws, or
losing hub caps. Our Speed Axles have no burrs or crimp marks, and
install without hub caps. With or without polishing, they are ready to
go. We supply five, so you have a spare.
Quality Wheels - Forget cheap, out of round wheels. We supply top-
quality, PineCar-brand wheels to give great performance.
So, if your organization does not mandate a particular kit type,
consider our Maximum Velocity Car Kits.