Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 1 – October 3, 2018

In this Edition: – Editor’s Notes – Feature Article: Five Keys to Performance – Humor – Product Showcase: Fall Sale – 10% Off – Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – Pinewood Derby Memory: Keep it Inside – It’s Cool inside – Q&A Editor’s Notes Welcome to the New Pinewood Derby Season It’s autumn, and time for […]

Spring Sale – 2018

Now that the 2017-18 Pinewood Derby season is coming to a close, Maximum Velocity is offering you an opportunity to prepare for the next racing season with great deals on many products including tungsten and kits, and a 10 percent discount on all purchases. Specifically, we are offering clearance pricing on: – Tungsten – Clearance […]

Pinewood Derby Classic in Downtown Phoenix

For for the first time I participated in the Pinewood Derby Classic held at Short Leash Hot Dogs in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.  The event was a real hoot, with some beautiful cars and lots of fun people. Not knowing how picky the inspection would be, I entered a standard wheelbase Formula One (our logo car), […]

Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – April 20, 2018

All Revved Up: Ryan Newman I made this car for a scout competition in 2000. It was just the plain wedge design. This year I found a blower from a 1957 Chevy “Muscle Machines” model car. I put that on the back, got some accessories from the local hobby shop, a front bumper off of […]

Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – April 12, 2018

Cube Car: Greg Hayes Here is our car from last year. Tungsten cubes add weight on the back/sides, and the front “bumper” is a soldering iron tip (we needed a front to the car to trigger the finishing system). The Wheelbase length is stock, but we moved the wheels back further on the car to […]

Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – April 5, 2018

Chroma Lusion: Cody Baugher My dad painted this car with a Dupont automotive paint called Chroma Lusion. It changes color from green to purple to blue. The paint costs $625.18 per quart! No he didn’t buy it just for this car – he had to paint a Corvette with this color. The car body only […]

Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – March 30, 2018

Ferrari Enzo: John Campbell I built this car for the Unlimited Class – cars can be no more than 6″ tall, 3 1/4″ wide, 12″ long and weigh more than 2 lbs. The car took 3rd place in show at the District Finals this year. It is built from 3 blocks and is carved using […]

Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – March 23, 2018

Firebird Man: David & Andrew Bolshazy Although it is difficult to see in the photo, the finish on this car is really nice. Once my son Andrew finished sanding the car, we put on two coats of sealer. Andrew quickly learned that thicker isn’t better when you have to sand it off! Then came 9 […]

Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – March 16, 2018

Stars and Stripes: Joe and Jonathan Coyne After going home with nothing last year my son Jonathan went to work. His effort got him a 2nd Place Design trophy and a 3rd Place Race trophy at our church. He went on to the Association Competition and won a 2nd Place Design trophy there also. He […]

Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 17, Issue 12 – March 7, 2018

In this Edition – Editor’s Note – Humor – Product Showcase – 7% off Orders of $70 or More – Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – Pinewood Derby Memory – My Car – Q&A Editor’s Notes Last Issue of the Season This is the last issue of the Pinewood Derby Times for the 2017-2018 season. The […]