Pinewood Derby in Bolivia

I purchased seven dozen of your basic car kits to take to Bolivia. My children and grandchildren were going to be at a camp in Marana, Bolivia in January. My son-in-law was the camp director. This is the first pinewood derby in Bolivia that we are aware of.
Here are a few pictures of the event. The basic shapes were cut here in the states; the boys decorated and painted the cars as a craft, and raced them at the end of the week. There were 150 boys at this camp. The boy in the red shirt is Alexis Claure, who was the winner of the race. There were funny looks at the car kits in my checked baggage as we came through customs in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
John Van Lester


From Pinewood Derby Times Volume 9, Issue 11

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