Cool Stuff. Have fun "boys"!
posted on 08/30/2010 11:57:39 AM PDT
posted on 08/30/2010 11:58:10 AM PDT
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My scouts would have loved to race on a track that size. Go Scouts!
posted on 08/30/2010 12:01:16 PM PDT
I’m waiting for the Federal No Fun Commission to put a stop to this.
posted on 08/30/2010 12:01:27 PM PDT
AWESOME. So if the track has no limits, does that mean the cars don’t have weight limits?
Now THAT would be awesome.
posted on 08/30/2010 12:07:14 PM PDT
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posted on 08/30/2010 12:17:18 PM PDT
(......and then there were none.)
Ever heard of the Golden Turtle award. Slowest car to make it all the way to the end of the track. Used to be involved with pinewood derby’s through the YMCA Indian Guides. There was one group in Toledo that had a roped off area at the end of the track for Grandparents. They were served hot dogs, chips, and drinks by Dads in Tuxedos. Pretty funny. Lots of good memories.
posted on 08/30/2010 12:24:07 PM PDT
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My Pinewood Derby car was awesome. My dad did a great job.
posted on 08/30/2010 12:26:42 PM PDT
... speed limits “expected” to reach 120 mph!
posted on 08/30/2010 12:41:18 PM PDT
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Hint for all you Dad's out there. It's all about the axles. This year my Cub came won 1st Place winning seven out of seven heats and last year six out of seven for 2nd prize. A Dremel tool is your friend. Polish them until they shine like a mirror. And then polish them again. Youtube has some how too’s
I love the pine wood derby. I've had a boy in scouts 7 years in a row (older son is working on his eagle in Boy Scouts now, younger is a Bear cub in Cub Scouts). If you've never watched this movie and you're into the derby this will crack you up.
posted on 08/30/2010 1:18:25 PM PDT
Where I come from the Pinewood Derby race is only for cub scouts.
posted on 08/30/2010 1:19:10 PM PDT
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WOW! I remember this from 1958!
My son still has the collection of Pinewood racers on his shelf. The troop had a very fancy track that had electronic timers for the speed (to 1/1000 of a second).
I wrote a software application that kept track of the times, averaged the scores and put the winners in order. Before that we slogged through the scores with calculators, which took a lot of the fun out of it.
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