Customer Testimonials

Selected 2019 Testimonials

Timothy R.
February 11, 2019 - Happy to let you know that both cars did great on the finals. The Blue car won first place in the pack finals and the Red car took first place in the open race. The Blue car had the fastest speed of the day. Thanks a lot for all your suggestions and help!

Chris B.
February 9, 2019 – My son won his den and the overall finials in the pack today.  Thanks for everything,

February 7, 2019 - I just want to send you a quick note to say thank you for all of your help and answering all of my questions.  My son's car (Dominator design) took 1st place in his pack and smoked the competition.  The car tracked really well with the rail riding alignment. I learned so much this year and my son had a blast learning it all as well.  He has one more year left doing pinewood derby, so we have a great foundation for next year. Thanks again for everything and enabling an experience my son (and I) will never forget.

Doug T.
January 31, 2019 - I won first place in the Outlaw Class using your Raptor Kit and X-Lite Needle Axle Outlaw Wheels. Thanks again for providing great products, good advice, and fast service.

Tam L
January 27, 2019 - Just an update and big thank you. With your parts, and advise on the front wheel tune, he rocketed into first place Webelos, setting a track record. In the fastest of the pack he won again - two 1st place wins. You will recognize one of your own kits we ran in the “Outlaw” class. Yes, you guessed it.. the Triple Crown!!  You either come to run or stay home in the rocker. Thanks again. One little boy is King of the Hill today.

January 27, 2019 - We used the Maxinator design along with rail rider speed axles and ProUltralite wheels. The car won division and overall for entire pack. His slowest time was faster than anyone's fastest time. Even managed to have a better average time than the adult leaders who raced later in the day. Keep in mind that the adults have been doing cars for upwards of 15 years. Maximum Velocity is the REAL DEAL.

Rob D.
January 27, 2019 – I wanted to let you know about another great result we got using your web site and products. This past weekend we drove up to Nashua NH to participate in their local cub pack Adult Pinewood Derby fund raiser. I had built a car using your Low Rider plans (after winning our work race last year with the Wedge Plans).  Turns out the Low Rider was very fast and we were lucky enough to win (with last year’s car as second place to boot).  Your plans and design help are excellent and we will continue to use Maximum Velocity for ideas and inspiration for future builds.

Scott W.
January 20, 2019 - Thanks for your help. We ran our car (Rebecca's car) in the open class for BSA.  She won the Open class, and got fastest track time today. With your help we had a lot of fun, and Dad had a chance to live his childhood again.  I now have another daughter who wants to build a car next year - looks like we will have 3 cars entered.  Will be contacting you again soon.

Kerry S.
January 17, 2019 - Your cars are the best on the internet. My sons (age 6 and 7) each picked out a design last year (The Vector and the Low Rider GT). Their uncle and I put the cars together and the boys painted them. We used some simple tips off the Internet and the boys got first and second place out of over 100 entries! The faster car of the two we made was the Low Rider GT. The cars looked great, but most importantly, the boys had a lot of fun. We are about to order our car designs for this year, but I just wanted to thank you for such an excellent and comprehensive website and store.

David G.
January 16, 2019 - I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know how impressed I was with the blocks I received from you. The look, feel and finish was beautiful for a pine block, it was almost a shame to cut into them, but cut we did. Thanks for providing such great materials in you store, and great information on your blog. It definitely helped my son & daughter place 2nd & 10th respectively in our pack, and I won the Parent race. We're already planning for next year, and I've my eye on one of your SuperCars!

Now 12 years later and grand kids ... with your speed wheels, axles and tungsten weights we started 2018 with a bang. The Cub Scout car took first place at the Pack, District, and most recent the State meet. Also at the State meet our Open Class car took 1st and broke the track record.

Thank you again for your great products and design ideas.

Selected 2018 Testimonials

Jerry W.
October 27, 2018 - Thank you for the great parts!! I bought your Awana wheels and speed axles as well as tungsten weights. I made two cars for my granddaughters and they finished first and second. What a great experience they had. Thank you for all the great parts you’ve sold me over the years. They truly make a difference.

Rob and Judy D. -
September 1,  2018 - We wanted to let you know of the excellent results we had after building the Extended Wheel Base Wedge. My wife and I work for the same company and she entered in our first ever Pinewood Derby Challenge. Our company is full of Engineers and very talented mechanics etc - we needed all the help we could get and after some research we ended up at your Maximum Velocity site. The short part of the long story is that the car we built smoked the entire field of 14 cars. We really appreciate your plans and products and are already thinking of our next car.”

Michael A. -
May, 13, 2018 - My 2 boys started pinewood derby racing back in 1998. We always did well at the pack level. One boy always took 1st place. But at the district level our cars fell short. Then I found Maximum Velocity. I ordered a bunch of your tools to help with the builds and on our last year of racing (2006) we took 1st place in the Cub Scout Class and the Open Class for speed.

Now 12 years later and grand kids ... with your speed wheels, axles and tungsten weights we started 2018 with a bang. The Cub Scout car took first place at the Pack, District, and most recent the State meet. Also at the State meet our Open Class car took 1st and broke the track record.

Thank you again for your great products and design ideas.

Cheryl M. -
Apr 22, 2018 - At the District finals today, my son took First place in his division, and was the Overall Winner. Oh, my! That was fun! Thank you so much. We'll be back next year.

Paul S. -
March 16, 2018 - Thank you very much for the good parts selection. My boys took 1st and 2nd place in their troop. They had nearly a tenth of a second average over the next fastest car.

Paul M. -
March 7, 2018 - 12 races total and he came in 1ST PLACE every time! Now he's going to the District Finals. Thank you for being a great product and service provider! Our business will stay with you my man, thank you!

Tim -
February 26, 2018- Just wanted to thank you for the advice and materials. My son's race was yesterday. He finished first in his Den and second overall. I appreciate you getting back to me each time in such a timely manner. I will definitely be back.

Tom L. -
February 22, 2018 - We had two cars in our Awana Grand Prix, and they both won their division, and our 8 year old’s red car won Grand Champion (fastest of all). I attribute the speed to your products - wonderful kit you’ve put together. Thank you, very much!!! I’ll be back next year!!

Steve H. -
February 17, 2018 - Our sponsor car was a huge success! There were 10 sponsor cars, and the Troop 2020 "Scarlet Flash" won by at least 3 car lengths in the 12 heats it had to run. More importantly, we also won over all of the Webelos II cars to cross over to our troop! We will probably do this again next year and I already have an idea for the car design. Thanks for all your help and expertise! We used Maximum Velocity's 3.5oz tungsten canopy, 1/4 inch tungsten cubes, grooved-oversized pro axles polished with diamond paste, Ultralight Matched Wheels and Krytox lube - no messy graphite on the pretty car: love it!

Ben & Calvin -
February 14, 2018 - We ended up crushing everyone in our troop! Our first run was 2.29, and our second run was so fast that it didn’t register. We ended up in first place over fifty cars.

John M. -
February 11, 2018 - Thanks again Randy. The car won the derby with an average speed of 136 miles per hour so it did great!

Sal B. -
February 9, 2018 - Thanks Randy for everything. We cleaned house, taking 1st place for all three of my boys. My little guy had the fastest car in the race!

Steve M -
January 28, 2018 - We used some of your parts to be a car together at the last minute, and my son wound up placing 1st in his den and 1st place out of the whole pack (about 50 cars). So I would just like to say your stuff really worked and thank you!

Doug T. -
January 27, 2018 - Using your Annihilator Kit and Needle Axle Outlaw Wheels, I was awarded the Cub Pack Grand Champion Outlaw Class. Thanks!

Michael M. -
January 27, 2018 - Thanks to the go fast stuff and the advice! We smoked them all and won overall! Will be calling you next year!

James W. -
January 27, 2018 - Thank you, again...the race was held this morning and my son won first place for speed!!! He's on cloud nine!!!

Dan Russell -
January 20, 2018 - My son took first place in the wolf division and second place overall in his pack pinewood derby today. We purchased the plans for your hot rod car and followed your speed tips. Thanks for all the great advice you make available to the boys building Pinewood cars.

Selected 2017 Testimonials

Brad H. -
July 14, 2017 - Just want to say that I used the MV kit and took first place in our local race. Also set a track record. I told the others that they should try your kit.

JF -
April 26, 2017 - My son purchased the basic speed kit and we are glad he did. We followed the directions and my son went from not placing last year to placing FIRST in his local derby car race. He beat two cars that placed in the top 3 at our tri state regional. Thanks!

George A. -
April 07, 2017 - I purchased your Sports car bundle for my Grandson. We followed the instructions and the car won every race by at least a car length and broke the local record. On one race, it hit the end of the track, jumped the little barricade and ran across the Gym floor, 2 judges ran over, picked it up and the wheels were still spinning. Thanks, we will be back.

Jerry C. -
April 3, 2017 - Thanks for another superb car. Since I have been using your cars and axles, my daughter has taken first place and second place in the GAs state races for the last 3 consecutive years. Love your products. Keep up the great work.

John A. -
March 23 - We are doing a neighborhood Pinewood Derby series here in Hidden Springs Idaho. Thank you for a fantastic website filled with excellent technical support and great products. I have spoken with Randy and Elisa, and both of you were fantastic and patient. We have already ordered from you and will continue to do so as we grow this event. Very appreciative of your company!

Jerry C -
March 23, 2017 - I raced the car that I got from you and took 1st place last week in the regional. Thank you!

Mark L. -
March 18, 2017 - Thank-you for the quick delivery of items we ordered last week. They were received just in time and worked as you mentioned. One of the twins (Micah) took 1st place in his den (wolves) and the other (Max) took 2nd place. Micah also took 1st place overall in his pack, while Max took 4th overall. We’re off to the District race next month. They’re both pretty darn excited.

Allen G. -
February 26, 2017 - Our grandson took 1st place in hispack; he had the fastest time for well over 100 cars. Again, Maximum Velocity products helped place us in the Winners Circle. His smile said it all as each heat he came in 1st. We have used you for years and will continue in the future - great products and service!!

Jimmy S. -
February 19, 2017 - I would like to say thanks for all the great information on building a fast pinewood car. My grandson had his race yesterday and he dominated the whole race. His car came in first place every race except 2 second place finishes. He was so excited and so was I. He won the First place trophy.

H. C. -
February 11, 2017 - We had our derby yesterday and my two boys competed against 50 cars. They both won and set track records! We used your Max-V-Lube graphite.

Billy J. -
February 7, 2017 - Just wanted to send a thank you note for the products and services you provided me online. I've built my kids Derby cars the last two years with little to no success for their AWANA group. This year I used your website to educate myself and bought the proper tools to build their cars correctly and the difference was amazing. My daughter finished 4th overall in her division and my son won his division, as well as overall fast time for the night. I won the "dad's division" also. Needless to say, our family had a very good showing and the kids were super pumped on how their cars performed, which made the investment and work out into them more than worth it. We're already making plans for next year's race! Thanks again.

Ryan R. -
February 5, 2017 - Hey I just wanted to say thank you. My son won his pinewood derby and broke two track records in the process. I'll be purchasing more products next year. Thanks again

Shawn M. -
February 1, 2017 - I purchased a few parts a couple weeks ago from the advice you gave me. I built 3 cars, one for my nephew in Boy Scouts and the other 2 for my nieces in the siblings race. I just wanted to tell you thanks for the great products and expert advice. My nephew went undefeated and won 1st place in his pack, fastest car out of all and beat last years winner by 5 car lengths. He even won best of show which was voted on by other scout members (we used the Jaguar model). His sisters raced later on and they both went undefeated until the end in which they finished 1st and 2nd. We had a blast cutting them out, painting them, and building them; winning like we did was icing on the cake. Thanks again!

Paul H. -
January 28, 2017 - Thanks for your technical advice and supplies. We are Overall Winners for 2016 and 2017!

LL -
January 9, 2017 - Thanks to Maximum Velocity and all of Randy's advice in his booklet "Speed to the Finish!", our car won first place in our Pack's Pinewood Derby race.

Selected 2016 Testimonials

Brian M. -
April 18, 2016 - We won the district of about 33 packs with your Wing design and supplies (axle sandpaper, weights and graphite). Thanks!

James S -
April 8, 2016 - Thanks to Randy and all his help. This year my son took first at district and at the council race; my daughter also won the sibling's race. I would encourage everybody to use these products if you want to do well

Robert H. -
March 20, 2016 - I just wanted to thank you for the outstanding products you sell and the customer support that backs it all up. My son walked away with first in his den, second in the pack, the Cubs choice award, and best in show. Again thanks for taking the time to help me out over the phone, not once but twice.

Talan N. -
March 16, 2016 - I just wanted to give you and your team a big shout out! We purchased the wedge and the super fast tires and axles from maximum velocity. Put the car together with my son. Followed your instructions and headed to the derby. We walked in and quickly noticed that we might be in trouble. There were four cars that were stretched and they all looked extremely fast. Including last years champion!!!! I turned to my son and said its ok we have had a good run over the years and it looks like it will be someone else's turn to win.

Well I'm here to tell you that we won all are races!!! They took the top 8 cars and raced them twice on both tracks. Than they averaged the times. We came out on top!!!! My son and I were elated!!! Let me remind you that we beat four stretched cars and we even raced a dad that showed up with a champion souped up stretched car and beat him.

Thanks again Randy for the memories!!!

Stan S. -
March 15, 2016 - Many thanks. My 5 year old grandson won 6 of 7 races to take 1st place!

Brad C. -
March 7, 2016 - We recently purchased some products from you. My son just raced at our pack race, and he won!!!

Tom H. -
March 5, 2016 - I just wanted to thank you. My son won first place with your Wing design at our pinewood derby. I will be ordering more from you in the future as I have 3 sons and this was my first car.

Paul H. -
March 4, 2016 - Thank you Maximum Velocity; Isaac won 1st place in his Cub Scout Pack and 1st place for the Wolves!

Eric M. -
February 22, 2016 - Thanks for making our first pinewood derby over the top. My son took grand champion of the pack, 1st out of 46 and my daughter was 3rd out of 14 in the siblings race. We will definitely be back again!

Michael J. -
February 13, 2016 - We had our derby today and the car we made with your Jaguar kit finished in 1st place in the pack (out of 36 cars) for the second year in a row. The average speed of 135 mph was 3 mph faster than the next car. Thanks again for all of your help.

Jim & Holden H. -
February 6, 2016 - Thank you for your help and quick shipping. My daughter's car did a clean sweep of the Daisy Scouts for the second year. She won 8 of 8 races. The other Dads are asking for tips (again)!

Nicole D. -
January 29, 2016 - Thank you! I ordered items to make our first pinewood derby car. For my son first grader. It was so fun and he won for speed and design! Off to district next!"

Selected 2015 Testimonials

Jim -
April 26, 2015 - We've used Maximum Velocity car designs, speed kits and other supplies for
years and had excellent success. Both my sons won First Place at their Pack level multiple times (and fastest overall, even against Webelos cars). Both competed at the District level and collectively won First, Second and Third place at the District level across many years. And most recently, my youngest son won First Place and fastest overall at the Council
Pinewood Derby, against the fastest of the fast from all of our ten Districts. Speed axles were polished using your Axle Polishing Kit and the Diamond Polish (new this year), and then lubricated only once before the Pack races with
Max-V-Lube graphite. We didn't add anything after that, and it keeps winning races. This stuff all works great!!

Kirk F. -
April 10, 2015 - Thanks for the site and all the video links. We used the pro tool kit to help with our car build. The tungsten putty worked perfect to get the car to weigh exactly 5.0 oz. We also used your graphite and free car plan. WOW! Fast Car! My son took first place overall!

Phillip -
March 30, 2015 - The Pack race went well on Saturday. My younger son got first place with the Wing, and my older son won second place with the Jaguar. I really appreciate all the help and advice you gave us!

Mike Hill -
March 27, 2015 - Our race was last weekend and there wasn't a car within 2 car lengths of our car. Got some good ideas from your cars on display, and of course the tungsten canopy, wheels and graphite were what gave it the edge.

Jeff A. -
March 16, 2015 - I used your BSA Speed Axles, Graphite, and a Body Skin for my Daughters Powder Puff Derby. She went up against 21 other cars and beat every one of them by at least a car length. I just wanted to say thank you for making me one of the 'most hated' dads in the town. The time spent with my daughter on building the car are memories that will last a lifetime.

Richard J. -
March 8, 2015 - Well we won our pack derby and now it’s on to district. Thanks for the help.

Vicky H. -
March 8, 2015 - Just wanted to say Thank You for helping to give my son one of the best days ever. Using your matched wheels and speed tips he placed 1st in his category at the pack level, 2nd overall in the pack and just yesterday placed FIRST in Bears at the District level! We were astonished. We never even placed in our pack prior to this year. We didn't have a rail rider either. Matched wheels made all the difference!! Thanks Again!

Jim O. -
March 8, 2015 - Thanks, Randy and Elisa. We've had a great time with our son, Thomas, in 2 years of Webelos and racing in the Pinewood Derby. This has been 2 years in a row he has been den champion, overall pack champion and I as the parent's champion. In 2 years we raced 24 races, winning 20 of them. Your products work, your plans and instructions are easy to follow and your customer service is very good.(I had called yesterday from NY about balance. You returned the call in minutes).

I was never a Cub Scout and never gave this event much thought. It's far more interesting than I ever imagined. These have been great memories and other folks are asking how we did it. You're who we recommend. We're glad we did business with you.

David S. -
March 7, 2015 - In our district race, my son won first place in the Webelos II and 1st place overall. This was the 3rd time he has won his rank at the district. This was our first time to win 1st place overall. He won second place overall last year.
We had our Council derby today and my son won 1st place in the Webelos II and 1st place overall! It was great to finish our pinewood derby days on top. This was the 3rd time he has won 1st place at the Council in his rank, but the first time he has placed in the top three. The car was the Predator design. Thanks for all your tips and great pinewood derby products, as well as your quick response to emails on questions.

Jonathan K. -
March 5, 2015 - Thanks to the specialty tools purchased from Maximum Velocity we went undefeated in my son’s first year pinewood derby as a wolf. Utilizing all the best techniques, he won by several car lengths over and over again and again.

John K. -
February 27, 2015 - I just came back from the races at our RV resort. The pinewood derby is a big thing here. There was about 250 people to watch the races and 34 cars competed in stock and modified classes. Thanks to you I won first place in both stock and modified, and also won second in modified. I entered 3 cars and did great. Thank you again.

Michael D. -
February 22, 2015 - Thanks again for all of your help Randy. We had our Pinewood Derby yesterday and our cars finished 1/2/3 out of 30 cars racing! The 4th place finisher was quite a behind our three cars. Thanks so much again.

Merrill E. -
February 11, 2015 - I wanted to say thank you for your help and the great products from your site. My son was fortunate enough to win all four races and win the pack competition.

Bret W. -
February 9, 2015 - Your tools, know-how, and supplies led my son and I to two victories in under 24 hours. Saturday night, I won our outlaw race by a handy margin. Then on Sunday, my son came away with the Grand Champion's trophy (44 cars raced total). Thanks a lot!

Justin C. -
February 6, 2015 - All of your help, from advice to products proved invaluable. My son took home first amongst the Tigers as well as winning the overall "Grand Championship" trophy. Looking forward to next year's build.

P & T -
February 2, 2015 - Just wanted to write and say thank you to you and Maximum Velocity for helping us out on such short notice. Every year our cars looked great but we got killed on speed. This was my son’s last pinewood derby as a Webelos, and he said that he wanted his car to go fast for a change. With Maximum Velocity’s help, we took first in his den and were in the top five in the pack. Thanks for helping us cap our pinewood derby career with some speed - we really appreciated it.

David R. -
February 2, 2015 - My Tiger cub learned to use a file, sand paper saw and rotary tool. He polished his wheels and nails with an electric drill. He painted and put the dry rub stickers on his car. We spent thirty minutes together aligning the wheels. When we got it all done he was so proud of his car. He won his Den and Pack, and is headed to districts. He put twenty hours into his car and he learned a lot. I am glad, with your help, he was rewarded for all his hard work.

Kevin F. -
January 31, 2015 - Just wanted to say thank you for your quick shipping and on time delivery. Your product put us above the competition; we went undefeated all the way to the pack championship today. My son is so happy he won his first trophy!

Tucker S. -
January 30, 2015 - Our pack race went great!!!! My family had a good showing. My oldest took 4th in speed, my wife took 4th in the adult race, I took 2nd, and my youngest never lost a race all day! He won it all, fastest car in the Pack (out of 107 cars - siblings and adults included). LOTS of fun!

AL -
January 29, 2015 - I would like to thank you for the tech support and your great products. My son's car was incredibly fast averaging 2.583 in spite of him dropping it while registering for the race and cracking one of the wheel hubs and chipping the wheel. The next fastest car was over a quarter of a second behind. We also built an open class 10 ounce car using your outlaw wheels and pin axles. This car ran constantly between 2.38-2.39. Thanks again!

Devin F. -
January 28, 2015 - My son used your products, including the Pro-Body Tool to drill new axle holes to lengthen the wheelbase. The car never lost a race and even the slowest time was better than any other car. Thanks for the assistance.

Steve D. -
January 26, 2015 - I just wanted to say thanks to your assistance with quality products, my boys took second and third overall yesterday at our pack’s pinewood derby!

LV -
January 24, 2015 - My son and grandson built a car with your parts. Guess what? He received an award for the best design. We are very happy for my grandson. Thanks very much!

Charles B. -
January 24, 2015 - This year was my son's first pinewood derby. He won 1st place in the Tigers and had the FASTEST car in the pack. While hours of preparation went into the car, I believe your graphite played a major part in our success. While other cars were slowing down, ours got faster, setting two track speed records. THANK YOU!!!

JW -
January 17, 2015 - We won the whole dang derby! My son's car didn't lose a heat. My daughter’s car won the family division, and would have placed second for the pack if she was allowed to compete with the boys. Thanks for your help!

Anthony L. - January 19, 2015 - The two cars we built took 1st in their dens, and took second and third in the pack. We used weights, templates, graphite, polishing kits, etc. that we purchased from you over the past three years. Thank you for providing excellent products and services. We’ll be back next year!

Phil W. -
January 22, 2015 - We used your products and my son took 1st place! Thanks for helping create a wonderful memory with my son.