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 formulated by the science of aerodynamics, yet strikingly gorgeous

It’s not just a looker though – the Boattail Racer is handmade from materials that time cannot easily erode.

The wooden bodywork is sculpted from rugged 13 ply Baltic birch. The muscular stance comes courtesy of the 77.5 millimeter carnelian-core industrial grade wheels, which float effortlessly on precision bearings. Solid stainless steel axles and fasteners ensure faithful service for generations to come.

Your Boattail Racer arrives protected by a custom archive box handcrafted from black-core 4 ply acid-free museum board. Provenance included.

350 + s/h

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Motorized Derby Car by the guys at Letsmakerobots.com

Anyone who is familiar with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, or Royal Rangers has seen a pinewood derby car before. The Kits typically include a block of wood, 4 wheels and 4 metal axles or 2 pieces of dowlrod and 4 screws. Chuck most of that because you only need a couple of the wheels and the axles.

Items needed:

Paint Sticks
Hot Glue Gun
Pinewood Derby Car Kit (optional)
2 Wheels
Wooden Dowelrod
Motor
Gears (if motor is not geared)
Axl material
2 Tires with grip for back wheels
Wire
2 Bumper Switches (get at least one with the small wheel on it to use on the bottom)
4 AA Batteries with a holder
Battery Snap

Read more…

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Now where’d I leave that screwdriver…?

Source

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Fish Tiki

Check out this way cool Fish Tiki art car by Robot Tim.  Yes, that’s carved wood.  Hmm…where’s my Dremel?

-Diabolical Dave

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I NEED TO GET THIS MOVIE … TODAY!!!

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Motorized Derby Car

JD created this sweet motorized derby car for an Adult Pinewood Derby Race.  It took him 40 hours to build (!) and sports a 6:6:1 gear ratio.  Read about the whole project at his blog.  LINK

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Scenes from Portland Adult Pinewood Derby Race

LAPubell reports in his website about a gloriously diabolical adult Pinewood Derby Race in Portland, OR and snapped these awesome pictures.  Read about it at his website.  LINK

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SEMA contest pt. 5

This sucker looks like it flew right out of a Speed Racer episode.  Built by Pinkee’s Rod Shop.

Source:  Hot Rod Magazine, November 2010

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SEMA contest pt. 4

Isn’t this the car that sci-fi novels promised we’d be driving by now?  This streamlined beauty was crafted by Rob Ida Concepts.

Source:  Hot Rod Magazine, November 2010

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SEMA Contest pt. 3

Classic downhill racer design by Boerne Stage Kustoms

Source:  Hot Rod Magazine, November 2010

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