Category Archives: Stupidly absurd

FAIL.

I found this on eBay this morning.  The item description says: So you have a Pinewood derby coming up? What you have no tools, no time, no help and no place to build a racer? Well XXXXXXX to the rescue!  … Continue reading

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The $350 Pinewood Derby Car

I’d like to file this in the “Excess-Beyond-Excess Dept.”  The $350 Boat Tail Racer. From the Auditorium Toy Co. website: A masterpiece of aesthetic form and function inspired by the slippery lines of early 20th century low-drag coachwork — designs … Continue reading

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RoboCar

From the Maker Faire blog: Unlimited Derby entry by Tim Brandt “I have for the past several years made different cars for Pinewood Derby Races. Two are legal cars and two are unlimited cars. These cars all have one thing … Continue reading

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More rocket powered goodness…

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Concept car or baby rattle?

This gravity-driven “car” took the prize for “Best Design Exploration” at the 2006 Unlimited Derby car race, an event sponsored by IBM at the Industrial Designers Society of America conference in Austin, Texas. It was designed by ID-One, a creative … Continue reading

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CO2 powered Pinewood Derby truck (made from 2 kits)

CO2 powered Pinewood Derby Car (Truck) for a ‘No Rules’ race. Queen Creek, AZ

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The $10,000 Pinewood Derby Car

“The last cars that we built cost well over $10,000.” Continue reading

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