Saturday, April 17, 2010

Off to the Races

Pinewood Derby
A couple of days ago we went to enjoy the competition and fun among some Cub Scouts at one of their local Pinewood Derbies. Our grandson, Zachary, was in the competition.

I had never seen the races before, even though I remember helping at least one of my sons make his Pinewood Derby car. We enjoyed the races and the fun. Here’s a few pictures (click on the picture for a larger view):

Looking down the race track. There are three (3) lanes.


The finish line. The other side shows how each car places.


Zachary’s car has to be weighed & checked to make sure it is “legal”.


Zachary and a friend watch the races to get a close view.


Here’s all the winners from each Cub Scout Den.


Zachary holds his car and his 3rd Place trophy.



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Dar said...

I remember the Pinewood Derby. My youngest son took 1st place and still has his car today. He's 28 now.
Congratulations to Zachary.

Thanks, I will remember that.

Truth be told.

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Derby Monkey said...

Congrats to Zachary for a great effort. I agree, the Pinewood derby is a fun event... its also a great opportunity for the dad and lad to work on a common project.