Well, here it is Pinewood Derby time, again, for our Pack. We hold the Derby in January and hand out the car kits at November’s Pack Meeting. Each year the Cubs need to create a new car. They can’t use last year’s previously experienced car. We run two sets of races. Cubs race against Cubs, and Open Class, is for everyone else. Now I will show you how I set about creating a Pinewood Derby Car for the Open Class, although everything I show will be allowed for the Cubs cars. Remember that there is no “Pinewood Derby Car Police” which will rule on how the car is created. The cars are only judged on whether or not they meet the stated, race time, requirements, as found on the paper included with the kit. Here we go!
Sand paper (Grade, 120, 140, 180, 220)
Knife or hack saw or rotary tool
Paper cups (to set the car on while being painted)
Square (to see if the axel channels are square to the car, if not, you will need to redo them)