To: Joe 6-pack
The pinewood derby thing brings back memories for me, just not real nice ones.
I was a tool and die maker many moons ago and the owner of the company gave me the project of tricking out his kids car.
Polish and straighten the axles, turn, true, and balance the lil tires, weigh, trim, and forward weight the lil body of the car, etc. etc.
I don't know if his kid won, but it seemed like a pile of crap cheating to me.
posted on 12/30/2005 12:39:46 PM PST
(An "Earth First" kinda guy ( when we finish logging here, we'll start on the other planets.)
Can't disagree. That cub was cheated of the good part.
posted on 12/30/2005 12:47:42 PM PST
(If Osamma calls someone in the US, should the NSA hang up?)
It was a pile of cheating.. sadly thought, it happens every year.... of course, what all those cheats never seem to realize is... yes there are certain things you can do to aide in the car.. but at the end of the day there's huge amount of just plain luck rolled in there.
The sad thing about the cheating is, the entire point of it is for the father(parent) and son to do it together... its not about the winning, though that's always fun.. its about spending time together and sharing knowlege and experiences.
Same things were done to my car, but they were done by me and my Dad.
He also built the track which had electronic microswitches at the Finish to select the winner.
It was the first track with modern electronics in our region.
posted on 12/30/2005 2:04:10 PM PST
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