2014 Testimonials

Fred K. -
July 13, 2014 - I wanted to thank you for your pointers in assisting me with my car build. My Cleveland Browns design of your Predator kit took first place by a nose and won two tickets to Disneyland!

Gary M. -
May 9, 2014 - My grandson and I went undefeated again this year in our Awana Grand Prix! So far have built 10 cars. Your products and service are the best. Thank You.

Eric L. -
May 5, 2014 - Our Trail Life USA troop just held our inaugural Pinewood Grand Prix using your Maximum-Velocity kits. The wheels and axles were fantastic straight out of the box as they did not require any sanding to be quick - my son won the entire race having only added lubrication, no other sanding whatsoever! The blocks that I tested were all true -- square and consistent size. Thank you for your kits, and for taking the time and expense to develop these wheels and axles!

Ross C. -
May 5, 2014 - Last year my son's car never finished the race. It was his first time and I didn't know what I was doing. This year I bought your speed kit and used everything in it and my two boys took 1st and 2nd in their age group. Thanks for a great product.

Randy W. -
April 21, 2014 - I wanted to thank you for all of your help in the past. Our cars were very fast. My sons took 1st and 2nd at the District races and the only losses either of them had were to each other.

John A. -
March 27, 2014 - In our three years of competition, out of 45-50 cars we came in 1st twice and 2nd once. The Pro-Hub tool, Pro-Outer Hub Shaver, Pro-Wheel Mandrel, Pro-Axle Press II, Axle Install Support, Balance Stand, Pro-Body Tool, Gap Gauge, as well as the polishes and waxes and the Krytox 100 lube have all been great. Each one gives us an edge. One other thing has helped: being able to call for advice! I bought your book, but having a person to discuss with really helps. It is another 48 weeks till we get our kit for next year, and we can't wait. Thanks so much for your help!

Dave A. -
March 26, 2014 - Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our first derby and a first place finish overall! The entire experience with Maximum Velocity was top notch - Excellent customer service, patience and willingness to talk me through what exactly was recommended within my pack’s rules, and high quality products. I can’t tell you how glad I am to have used Maximum Velocity!

Larry P. -
March 16, 2014 - For the third year in a row, with neither he or I ever picking up a pinewood derby car before two years ago, my son won his third "Fastest of the Pack" award. This is something unprecedented in this pack. His younger brother took 3rd in the Pack. Our success is in large part due to the precision building and tuning tools you folks sell. They work! And I don't think your graphite is hurting either. Thanks.

Larry C. -
March 12, 2014 - I used your MV Basic Car Kits and entered 20 cars in two classes, in our sectional race. We won 1st place through 5th place in both classes. I have to say these were the best blocks, wheels and axles I have ever used. Anyone looking for a quality kit for any derby won't go wrong with this kit. The block was a lot easer to cut than any other kit I have used. Thank you Maximum-Velocity for great products!

Darby B. -
March 4, 2014 - Thank you for the prompt shipment. The two cars we built won First Place in Webelos and First Place in Outlaw!

Jim O. -
March 2, 1014 - Our son, Thomas, took first place in Webelos I, the combo Webelos I/II, and then the pack championship! As for me, I won the parent's championship! We're told our pack has never had combined scout/parent champs until today. We used your advice, car plans, and products, and we had a great time. The plans were easy to follow and the stuff works. You'll hear from us again and we'd surely recommend you to others for both products and service.

Brian C. -
March 2, 2014 - Thank you for all the great products and advice. The competition is getting faster every year and we had some very close races. Fortunately, my boys were able to stay about a half car length ahead. The only races they lost were to each other with the outcome coming down to a coin flip. Now it's on to the district race! Thanks again for the great service and products.

Dennis H. -
March 1, 2014 - I helped Owen build a car, and he took 1st place in the Pack this morning -- thanks to your products and a little previous racing know how. Owen couldn't stop jumping up and down with excitement!

Joe P. -
February 24, 2014 - I wanted to write and share the good news and a big THANK YOU for your speed tips and products! My son's pack had its Pinewood Derby on Friday, and his car blew away the competition. He took first place in every heat, and first in the finals runoff. In most heats his car was over a full car length ahead in distance.

Monte B. -
February 23, 2014 - Thanks to your experienced guidance and superior products, my son won each Pack race uncontested! Next week we'll try our luck at the District Derby. I am convinced the fenders and Max-V-Lube graphite made the difference. I've spread the word about these products to my Pack and suspect you'll see some orders next year. Thank you again!

Jack S. -
February 23, 2014 - Great products. My son just won his pack's derby thanks in large part to your Basic Speed Kit! The second place car used your products as well. Thanks!

Andrew K. -
February 21, 2014 - Thanks for the help. We had a pine wood derby at work for engineer's week and nobody came close to me. I was in a 4 oz class and was faster than last years winner at 6 oz. I even won his car in a head to head "pinks" contest

Ron F. -
February 18, 2014 - Just wanted to thank you for all of your help. My son was very excited as his car won his Pack's derby this year with your Wing design. He even broke the track record on his first run! :=)

Ben B. -
February 17, 2014 - I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for you and your website for all of the info and support. My sons Gunnar and Sawyer, and daughter Ella raced on February 8th in the Arizona Royal Ranger Pinewood Derby event. In Gunnar and Sawyer's class there were 136 entries and Gunnar won 1st place and Sawyer won 4th, separating them by .005 of a second! Ella came in 4th in the Open class (for girls), which she was pleased with. We used your designs, lube and weights and I have no doubt that that may have helped give us the edge! Thanks again for the quality products and fantastic memories!

Liz K. -
Feburary 10, 2014 - Thank you for your amazing plans and tools! Last year our son came in dead last in his Pack's Pinewood Derby races, and it was a sad day. I swore we'd do better next year. When the time came, I went online for tips, and found your website. We downloaded the Wedge GT plan, ordered the basic speed kit, and the results were -- well, we were hoping to maybe place third or something. Instead Sam won heat after heat until he won FIRST PLACE for his pack.

Dwayne R. -
February 9, 2014 - Thanks for everything! My son's pack had their pinewood derby race yesterday. Not only did he take first place in his den, he took first place for the entire pack. Needless to say we were shocked! We were hoping to see him place, but never expected a first place trophy.

Dawn W. -
Feburary 8, 2014 - WOW, Shane's car took first overall!. Everyone is buzzing and I have told them about your website. Your Pro Axle Guide and Axle Support were the best tools that I have ever used. I have an Eagle Scout and have been doing the derby for years, but never with the results I had from your products. I have been using dry graphite from a locksmith in town and I have seen the difference with your Max V Lube.

Broc S. -
February 6, 2014 - I just wanted to say thanks for the great car. My son took first place in his Tiger den. It was really fun to watch. They ran the car six times on each lane and it took 1st every time. I think they said it went 200 mph. Some of the dads were questioning me. Haha! We were close to overall winner but another car beat us by a fraction. Thanks again!!

Mark P. -
February 4, 2014 - Thank you for the fine products and attention to detail. My oldest son won his Pack Championship for the second year in a row, and our youngest came in first in his rank and finished fourth in the championship. We followed your advice and did not re-graphite with MaxV between sessions as others did, great insight! Now we are off to Districts to represent our Pack. It looks like we have years of car building ahead of us since we are definitely hooked.

Dawn & Shane -
February 1, 2014 - Great news! Shane's car came in first place!!! His car had the fastest time of the day! It was a great way to end his pinewood derby days! Thank you again for answering all our questions. You made him feel that he was important and not just a scout ordering from your company.

Travis S. -
January 30, 2014 - Thanks for the help. My boys took first and second overall! The younger boy went undefeated and beat his older brother twice.

Jeff W. -
January 29, 2014 - I wanted to thank you. We had our race this past weekend and my son was able to take part in his first pinewood derby race. He took first in his den, first in the troop, as well as taking the track speed record for the day! We can’t wait until next year to start all over! Thanks again and we will be in touch!

Wade W. -
January 27, 2014 - Took home the First Place trophy this weekend! The car ran great. Out of 77 racers, we were top dog. Thanks for the supplies and your advice!

Dan S. -
January 27, 2014 - Just thought I would let you know that out of 75 cars, ours placed first in speed. This was only the second pine car I have ever built. Anyway, just wanted to let you know your products are simply spot on, and won the day for us. Awesome products!

Florian C. -
January 25, 2014 - We won the overall for the third year in a row with your Predator design. Thanks!

Chuck D. -
January 25, 2014 - With your NitroRail design, my son took first in the pack. Thanks for the help!