Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – April 14, 2017

‘Mater – Richard Larson


Mater took first place for design in the Outlaw competition. However, the car meets specs (exactly 5 ounces) and could have run in the stock races. He wasn’t fast, but ‘Mater was happier running backwards.
Bugatti and Camaro – Aaron Shain and Jim White

Here are two of the twelve cars my Grandson (Aaron Shain) and I built for the 2011/2012 Pinewood Derby race season. The white car is based on a 2012 Camaro and the red/black car is based on a Bugatti Veyron. The Bugatti uses an extension plate under the car’s front end so it is seven inches long for races.
Cannon – Ryan McLaughlin


The Cannon took first place in design in our Awana Grand Prix. Ryan wanted something different so he came up with a cannon firing. We had someone with a lathe do a rough shape which was then sanded to its final look. The Awana block was cut down and new axle holes drilled. Sides were mounted and a wood burner was used to add some detail. The base was stained while the cannon received a faux patina look.
From Pinewood Derby Times Volume 11, Issue 6
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