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Pinewood Derby Car Plans provides you with three winning car designs: the Wedge, the Low-Rider II, and the Speeder. All plans include templates and step-by-step instructions, and the plans provide for optimal quantity of weight, optimal weight placement for both the standard (scouting) wheel base and the extended wheel base, and much more.

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Description

Whether you are involved in a Pinewood Derby® race through Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts, an Awana Grand Prix(1), or a similar race through Royal Rangers, Indian Guides, Christian Service Brigade, or another organization, Maximum Velocity! Car Plans provides you with three car design plans to turn your car kit into a winning car. All plans include templates and step-by-step instructions, and the plans provide for:

Also included is a construction timetable, woodworking tips, weigh-in instructions, thoughts on adult involvement in the pinewood derby car building process, and a bibliography. Most importantly, all of the information is in an easy to read format with 19 helpful drawings and diagrams.

The three plans in the Car Plans booklet are relatively simple to build, thus, they are ideal for those who have had limited experience with woodworking and with pinewood derby racing.

Here are examples of some of the cars that can be built using the plans in the booklet. Note that either wheel base can be used with any design or option, and that the color and any desired decals are selected by the builder.

(1)Templates are not provided for the Awana 'centered' wheelbase. Check your local rules to see if the standard or extended wheel base can be used.

The Wedge

THE WEDGE is the classic pinewood derby car, combining ease of building with top performance. THE WEDGE is the perfect car for first time builders.

In addition to the wood block and basic hand tools, you will need the following supplies to build THE WEDGE:

  • 13/32 inch Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Wood Filler
  • 3 ounces of Tundra Rod
  • Custom Designs decal sheet was used to customize the car in the photo

 

THE WEDGE is the classic pinewood derby car, combining ease of building with top performance. THE WEDGE is the perfect car for first time builders.

In addition to the wood block and basic hand tools, you will need the following supplies to build THE WEDGE:

  • 13/32 inch Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Wood filler (hardware or hobby store item)
  • 3 ounces of Tundra Rod
  • Custom Designs decal sheet was used to customize the car in the photo
  • The extended wheel base can be created by either cutting new axle slots with two hacksaw blades, or by drilling axle holes with the Pro-Body Tool. Instructions and templates are provided in the car plan booklet.

The Low-Rider II

THE LOW-RIDER II has a low profile to slip down the track at top speed.

In addition to the car kit and basic hand tools, you will need the following supplies to build THE LOW-RIDER II:

  • 1/4 inch Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • 1 inch Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Coping saw or other type of saw that can cut a curve
  • Wood chisel (1/4" or smaller)
  • 3.25 ounce tungsten round (available from Maximum Velocity)
  • 1 ounce 3/16 inch tungsten cubes (available from Maximum Velocity)
  • Flaming Cobra decal sheet was used to customize the car in the photo

THE LOW-RIDER II has a low profile to slip down the track at top speed.

In addition to the car kit and basic hand tools, you will need the following supplies to build THE LOW-RIDER II:

  • 1/4 inch Brad Point or Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • 1 inch Forstner drill bit (hardware store item)
  • Coping saw or other type of saw that can cut a curve
  • Wood chisel (1/4" or smaller)
  • 3.25 ounce tungsten round (available from Maximum Velocity)
  • 1 ounce 3/16 inch tungsten cubes (available from Maximum Velocity)
  • Custom Designs and Stripes and Flames decal sheets were used to customize the car in the photo

The Speeder

Unlike Luke Skywalker's speeder, THE SPEEDER is real and you can watch it blast down the track.

In addition to the car kit and basic hand tools, you will need the following supplies to build THE SPEEDER:

  • 1/8", 3/32", and 1/2" drill bit
  • Countersink Drill Bit
  • Wood Rasp
  • Coping Saw
  • Pipe cutting tool (not required if using the engine kit - see below)
  • 5 minute Epoxy
  • 3 ounces of Tundra Rod (available from Maximum Velocity)
  • Cotton ball

(The following items are available as an engine kit - Click Here)

  • 7 inches of 7/16" Brass Tubing
  • 2 - #6 x 3/4" Flathead machine screws
  • 1 package 3/8" Wood Balls (Available at most craft stores. I used Lara’s Crafts #10166)
  • 1 package 3/8" Flathead Plugs (Available at most craft stores. I used Lara’s Crafts #10025)
  • 8 tungsten beads (available from Maximum Velocity)

Stripes and Flames decal sheet was used to customize the car in the photo.

Unlike Luke Skywalker's speeder, THE SPEEDER is real and you can watch it blast down the track.

In addition to the car kit and basic hand tools, you will need the following supplies to build THE SPEEDER:

  • 1/8", 3/32", and 1/2" drill bit
  • Countersink Drill Bit
  • Wood Rasp
  • Coping Saw
  • Pipe cutting tool (not required if using the engine kit - see below)
  • 5 minute Epoxy
  • 3 ounces of Tundra Rod (available from Maximum Velocity)
  • Cotton ball

(The following items are available as an engine kit - Click Here)

  • 7 inches of 7/16" Brass Tubing
  • 2 - #6 x 3/4" Flathead machine screws
  • 1 package 3/8" Wood Balls (Available at most craft stores. I used Lara’s Crafts #10166)
  • 1 package 3/8" Flathead Plugs (Available at most craft stores. I used Lara’s Crafts #10025)
  • 8 tungsten beads (available from Maximum Velocity)

Stripes and Flames decal sheet was used to customize the car in the photo.

The extended wheel base can be created by either cutting new axle slots with two hacksaw blades, or by drilling axle holes with the Pro-Body Tool. Instructions and templates are provided in the Unique Car Plans booklet.