2012 Testimonials

Joe R. -
April 30, 2012 - I’m pleased to be able to write this note to you to describe the raving success of your Speed Bolt design. We purchased your Speed Bolt design back in February in preparation for our local pinewood derby race scheduled at the end of March 2012. Instructions were easy to follow and cutting templates were clear. My 9 year-old son, Andrew, was able to help with many aspects of the work including sanding, painting as well as the final applications of hardware. Design was clean and well balanced. The result was a handsome and fast car which won nearly every heat it entered. We won our local pack’s race and then went on to win at the District Finals as well. My son is so proud of his work. He’ll certainly remember this for a long time, as I can clearly recall working with my father and winning my pinewood derby when I was his age. Thanks for the great plan!

Dale E. -
April 30, 2012 - My son won his Cub Scout pack pinewood derby race with one of your Assimilator designs. Thanks again for your help.

Steve -
April 30, 2012 - My boys took second and third at their pack pinewood derby race and moved on to the district race. I then purchased the basic speed kit and used it on both cars with them. They ended up with a 2nd place trophy and 10th place out of over 70 cars! Thanks for your great products with top of the line results!!

Shane B. -
April 26, 2012 - Thanks for the quick shipment. Your tools helped us improve from not even finishing a race last year to a second place finish in Sparks and a third place finish in the Awana Grand Prix this year. Very, very satisfied.

J. L. -
April 25, 2012 - I wanted to say thanks for your products I have ordered over the past month or so. We built three cars, one for my scout, one for myself and my other son to race in an open division. My scout won district and my other son and myself took 1st and 2nd respectively. It wasn't really even close; we smoked the other cars. I give credit to the tips and products you share and sell. Thanks so much; you made a couple of boys very happy.

Jerry C. -
April 10, 2012 - Thanks for all your help and support, and your speed tips. Thanks to you guys my daughter just won 1st place in the state for Royal Amassadors for our area. See you next year.

R. H. -
April 9, 2012 - Just wanted to let you know that your products are outstanding! We used them again this year and my son took first in his den and pack while my daughter took first place in the outlaw division. They both went undefeated!

R. D. -
March 30, 2012 - I just wanted to let you know that my boy's car took first place in our troop pinewood derby this week. That makes six times in a row! I attribute this in part to the excellent guides you've produced, the tools you offer on your site, and your willingness to share your wisdom via phone or email. Keep up the great work!

Howard -
March 30, 2012 - My Tiger cub won his den and our entire pack this year. His car outpaced the competition by quite a good margin! The other parents were wondering what we did. Next year, they'll probably all be ordering from you! Thanks for the supplies and the instructions on how to best use them!

Scott B. -
March 30, 2012 - Just wanted to drop a line to say that my son James and I built his Pinewood McLaren based on your F1 plan and with a nod to Lewis Hamilton's MP4-26. We managed to secure the fastest car and star car awards at his local Cub group's first Pinewood Derby. Thanks for a great site with some winning hints and tips.

Mark P. -
March 11, 2012 - We had our district race today. Cameron used the Wing car and he won his Weblos II division without losing a heat. He also set a new track record and won Distrct Grand Champion overall. Thank you for your help and great products.

Jeff -
March 9, 2012 - I received my order - thanks for the quick service. I am new to all this, but I had to help my six year old grandson build his car in three days. Bottom line - he took first place in his den race. Then at the district race he took first in his rank and sixth overall. Thanks!

Chuck W. -
March 4, 2012 - Thanks for providing great products. My 8 year old son Ryan smoked the whole pack yesterday. He won his individual den trophy. Then he won the "Best Looking Car" trophy, and then he beat the whole pack and set a new den record. Three trophies in one day. All thanks to Maximum Velocity.

Johnny W. -
March 3, 2012 - Please don't ever discontinue the Sports Car design. My oldest son won district a few years ago and today my youngest won his rank and will be going to district. Thank you so much for the great tips and products you have.

Luis V. -
February 28, 2012 - I just wanted to thank you for your help. Our cars flew in the Awana Grand Prix; my two kids won all their heats and they both took first place.

Mark M. -
Feburary 28, 2012 -Just wanted to say thanks for the wheels and axles. Not only did my sons finish 1st and 2nd in their pack, but my friend's son won his pack race as well.

Rich -
February 27, 2012 - Just wanted to pass along my thanks for your help in completing our car. Although we didn't do anything extreme and simply followed the directions you provided with the wedge kit, we were able to place first, ahead of the 50 other cars in our pack. Thanks again.

Michael M. -
February 19, 2012 - Plans from Maximum Velocity worked for my son two years in row. He took first place in the den and pack. We are going to take this year's car to the regional race. Awesome site and products - thanks!

Tom K. -
February 18, 2012 - Thanks! My son took home the den championship as well as the pack championship! The Predator Car took out all of the competition as it won EVERY heat it raced in. Thank you for sharing all of this great information! We are already looking forward to a new design to race next year!

David H. -
February 10, 2012 - My son is bridging over from Webelos to Boy Scouts soon, so we have just finished our Pinewood Derby experience. A rocky start as a Tiger (finishing 72nd out of 72 cars), prompted me to do something different. I found your website and started using your tips, techniques, and tools. Each of the four years since we have brought home the first place trophy in den, pack, and district, plus a few ribbons for some other categories, needless to say Maximum Velocity has been a key part of our success!! Thank you for turning our racing career around! Incidentally, at the final awards ceremony, with my son collecting his third, first place trophy of the day, my wife leaned over and asked "Don't you think this is a little embarrassing?" Not trying to hide my smile I told her, "No, coming in 72nd out of 72 cars is embarrassing!"

John H. -
February 5, 2012 - My son Ben won again this year as a Webelo I. His cars get better every year - a testament to your tools and our ability to use them.

John -
January 30, 2012 - I just wanted to say with help from your Max-V-Lube and Tungsten Canopy my son was undefeated yesterday. We are off to the district race again. Thanks.

Curtis K. -
January 30, 2012 - Just completed the Pinewood Derby yesterday. Before this year, my son never placed. However, using your axles and wheels, along with your great speed tips, Daniel won every race in his den and was in a 3-way race-off for second in his pack. Out of 14 total races, he won 11 of them, took second twice and third once. Now it's off to the District races! Your products definitely make a difference and we expect to be repeat customers. Thanks again for all the help.

Mike -
January 29, 2012 - My son came in first place at the 2012 Awana Grand Prix. Thank you Maximum Velocity! I look forward to doing business with you in the future.

Kelcey D. -
January 24, 2012 - I used your plans to build "The Wing". Not only was this car easy to build but it was extremely fast. We took home 1st place in our pack race. No other car was even close. Looking forward to districts next month. Thanks!

Anthony J. -
January 23, 2012 - My kids placed 1st and 2nd place respectively in their Cub Scout Pack race. Your weights and their descriptions helped a lot when we were in the planning / building stages of our cars. Thank you again!

David S. -
January 22, 2012 - My son won 1st place in his Cub Scout Den and 2nd place in his Pack in Va. Beach, VA with the Predator car plan. Thanks for the tools, supplies, and tips available on your website.

Mike W. -
January 22, 2012 - Although I have experience as a hobby wood worker, I've never built a pinewood derby car before. My son is a Tiger scout this year and this was our first pinewood derby. I wanted to be sure
we knew what we were doing, so we purchased some car plans from your website (my son picked them out) and I bought your speed secrets book along with all the materials we'd need to build a fast car.

We didn't implement every speed tip, but we did follow many of them. I had no idea how well the car would perform against the others, but knew we had done our best and would be happy with any result.Well, results were beyond my wildest expectations.

First, my son's car came in 1st place in the Tiger den. That got us into the finals with 13 other cars from other dens. Then, we came in 1st place in the finals! Out of 60 scouts, our car took 1st place. I couldn't believe it! What a wonderful day!

To top it off, our car also won the vote for "fastest looking car". So, he took home 3 trophies and now we get to go to the district races.

Thanks for all the great info your plans and tips included and for the quality supplies you sell. Without all that great knowledge, we'd never have created a winning car.

Terry D. -
January 21, 2012 - We had our Pinewood Derby today and I'm pleased to report that our Vaccinators won several awards! My son's car was voted "Best Bear Car" and took two pack level awards for Best Design and Best Workmanship. In the "Open" category, mine was voted "Most Futuristic." Thanks, Maximum Velocity!

Randy T. -
January 20, 2012 - I just wanted to thank you for your help. My oldest son came in first in his den. We go to districts soon. His brother got second. Thanks again!