Monthly Archives: November 2010

The $10,000 Pinewood Derby Car

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

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More rockets! Kid built, Diabolical Dave approved

The kids are alright… Diabolical Dave

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Rocket Powered Pinewood Derby Car

I need to buy some rockets… -Diabolical Dave

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A deMento’d idea

A buddy of mine just suggested a Derby Monster car that used Diet Coke and Mentos as a rocket booster.  It would also spray the concoction into the lanes of the competition.  Design ideas, anyone? Diabolical Dave (Go Steelers)

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Fox Chapel Publishing announces DerbyMonster contest!

“What if we took off the gloves, threw out the rules and had a free-for-all Pinewood Derby league just for the grown-ups?” Fox Chapel Publishing knows a thing or two about Pinewood Derby racers. With their two books on the … Continue reading

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Cinco de Freako

John Papeika writes: “Every year at our Cinco de Mayo party, we have a derby race with only one rule – the weight of the car and whatever the theme is.  The theme for the cars attached was holidays, and … Continue reading

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Illegal wheels on a slick little cruiser

Jose A. Lopez sent this little lowrider Caddy he built for his son featuring some totally illegal “Rubbariders” wheels he scored from Rockler Woodworking. Here’s a look at those Rubbarider wheels.  They feature a wooden hub and axle along with … Continue reading

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Winning by a Broken Nose (head-start cheater car)

Beware of “The Broken Nose” Derby Monster; it is guaranteed to get a four-and-a-half-inch head start at every race without internal engines or any other device! Continue reading

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What if the grown-ups had their own Pinewood Derby?

What if the parents had their own Pinewood Derby races? And what if we threw out all the rules and took this absurd contest to its illogical conclusion! I’m talkin’ secret engines, rocket-powered freak racers, dirty tricks and designed inspired by James Bond and Mythbusters. Continue reading

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