Pinewood Derby Times Volume 13, Issue 4

– Feature Article – Days of Thunder – Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – Q&A Feature Article Days of Thunder By Greg Wallace I attended a masculine, macho, testosterone-fueled gathering recently. An event where only the most manly of men dare to show their rugged, brawny faces. That’s right, I went to my daughter’s Girl Scout […]

Pinewood Derby Times Volume 13, Issue 3

– Shop Talk – Woodworking Tips – Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – Q&A Shop Talk – Woodworking Tips for Pinewood Derby Car Building By Randy Davis When I was a boy, my father was involved in several home remodeling projects. At the time I was more interested in goofing off than learning carpentry, electrical wiring, […]

Pinewood Derby Times Volume 13, Issue 2

– Feature Article – Rules: Post Them and Follow Them – Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – Q&A Feature Article Rules – Post Them and Follow Them By Randy Davis If you have been a subscriber for any length of time you know by now that I am a stickler for having a well documented set […]

Pinewood Derby Times Volume 13, Issue 1

– Feature Article – Cover Up Those Wheels With Fenders – Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – Q&A Feature Article Cover Up Those Wheels With Fenders By Randy Davis Looking at photos of pinewood derby cars in races across the country, especially the highly competitive league races, virtually every car has some kind of fenders. The […]

Pinewood Derby Times Volume 12, Issue 13

– Editor’s Notes – Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – Q&A Editor’s Notes Last Issue of the Season This is the last issue of the Pinewood Derby Times for the 2012-2013 season. The new issues (Volume 13) will begin in early October 2013. You will automatically continue to receive the newsletter in the fall, as our […]

Pinewood Derby Times Volume 12, Issue 12

– Feature Article – Decals, Etc.: How to Spiff Up Your Car – Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – Q&A Decals, Etc.: How to Spiff Up Your Car By Randy Davis The difference between a boring pinewood derby car and a real eye- catcher could be a unique design, excellent craftsmanship, or a professional paint job. […]

Pinewood Derby Times Volume 12, Issue 11

– Feature Article – Eliminating Race Variation – Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – Q&A Feature Article Eliminating Race Variation By Randy Davis Have you ever looked at heat times for pinewood derby cars? If your event uses an electronic timer, then the heat times are available and can provide important insight on race performance. Quite […]

Pinewood Derby Times Volume 12, Issue 10

– Feature Article – Don’t Forget the Car Parts – Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – Q&A Feature Article Don’t Forget the Car Parts By Randy Davis If you visit any pinewood derby event and view the array of cars, what is the most popular design you will find? Almost certainly a basic wedge, or a […]

Pinewood Derby Times Volume 12, Issue 9

– Feature Article – Drill Axle Holes with Precision – Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – Q&A Feature Article Drilling Axle Holes With Precision By Randy Davis Excellent wheel alignment is a key factor in creating a competitive pinewood derby car, and using drilled axle holes (instead of slots) is a key way to improve wheel […]

Pinewood Derby Times Volume 12, Issue 8

– Feature Article – Preparing Nail Axles – Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – Q&A Preparing Nail Axles By Randy Davis When looking at the axles in your car kit 1, what do you see … four nails? four metal rods? If so, I suggest you reconsider and take another look. For what you actually see […]