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by gpraceman
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: The BSA nail
Replies: 13
Views: 6722

Re: The BSA nail

davet wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:48 pm
Not sure why step 8 has an emoji. Can't get rid of it.
That's because some combinations of characters represent emojis. So, the 8 + ) = 8)

You can try 8 + . instead
by gpraceman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Squaring the Block
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Squaring the Block

If you have a table saw, you could square up the block with that. Use the bottom of the block to reference off of. If not and you are drilling axles holes, then again make sure to use the block as the reference plane for drilling. If you are not drilling axle holes, then I would not worry about out ...
by gpraceman
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Condolences to Stan
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Condolences to Stan

If you have been around Pinewood Derby for awhile, then you likely know of Stan Pope and his tremendous contributions to the sport over the years. On Saturday, Stan lost his wife of 58 years, Barbara. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.
by gpraceman
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Free Rocket Car Kit
Replies: 1
Views: 972

Free Rocket Car Kit

Cleaning out drawers and found this rocket car kit, from Maximum Velocity, that never got built. Put an Estes Rocket engine in it and it runs along a guide wire (fishing line). A parachute will pop out to slow the car (parachute not included). Free to anyone who wants it, just pay shipping. PM me if...
by gpraceman
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Help with running a race at 2 different times, but ranked together.
Replies: 2
Views: 2034

Re: Help with running a race at 2 different times, but ranked together.

Just saw your post. We've swapped some emails already, so I think you are on the right track now. If you still have some questions, please let me know.
by gpraceman
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: PINEWOOD DERBY 500
Replies: 6
Views: 1976

Re: PINEWOOD DERBY 500

No offense intended, but who the hell is going to send cars to a race if they won’t be returned? That certainly is a valid argument. Probably, BSA doesn't want to pay return shipping for all of the cars. Though, at least let people send a pre-paid return label with the entry so they can get their c...
by gpraceman
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: PINEWOOD DERBY 500
Replies: 6
Views: 1976

Re: PINEWOOD DERBY 500

Boy Scouts of America Virtual 'Pinewood Derby 500' - September 12, 2020 at the Texas Motor Speedway. It is open to all kids, not just scouts. Mail in your car and you can watch the race on Facebook. News story - https://www.wsaz.com/2020/08/21/boy-scouts-of-america-virtual-pinewood-derby-500/ Race S...
by gpraceman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Fall TMC Big Rig Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 5746

Re: Fall TMC Big Rig Challenge

whodathunkit wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:21 pm
Here is an additional link to some video footage of the race.. By the Truck Boss Show.
https://www.thetrucker.com/trucking-new ... challenge/
Pretty cool. Congrats Mark!
by gpraceman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Derby Monkey For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1843

Re: Derby Monkey For Sale

Sorry to see you go. Good luck with the sale.
by gpraceman
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Facebook,-Shelley Miller Lisano
Replies: 2
Views: 1902

Re: Facebook,-Shelley Miller Lisano

Speedster wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:50 pm
OK, Facebook. Shelley Miller Lisano Posted in Grand Prix Software Central. It is a wonderful story about a man trying hard to win a Pine car race.

I'm very curious. Who is Shelley Miller Lisano? Thank you for posting the story.
Shelly is my wife and business partner.
by gpraceman
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Derby Talk has moved
Replies: 0
Views: 3063

Derby Talk has moved

We have moved all of our websites to a new web server, including Derby Talk. If you run into any issues using the site, please let me know. Sometimes settings need to be tweaked for everything to run properly.
by gpraceman
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: 2 - Lane 42' Best Track with Timer For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 3825

Re: 2 - Lane 42' Best Track with Timer For Sale

Eagle wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:07 am
Speedster, I believe all the timers show elapsed time. You only need computer, cable, ... if you are wanting to run race management software.
A valid question. Some timers only show finish order with either a numeral display or different flashing rate of LEDs.
by gpraceman
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: How to Still Run Your Race This Year
Replies: 8
Views: 7527

Re: How to Still Run Your Race This Year

Please keep us updated on how things go. I pray that it goes will.
by gpraceman
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Usefulness Unkown
Replies: 1
Views: 1591

Re: Usefulness Unkown

Pull up your image in Imgur. Click on the Copy button for the BBCode. This will copy the information into your computer's clipboard. Then paste (Ctrl+V) it into your forum post. It will look like this in your post, before you hit the Submit button, [img]https://i.imgur.com/Xv864Bq.png[/img] And will...
by gpraceman
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Racing League Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Racing Leagues
Replies: 1
Views: 29663

Re: Pinewood Derby Racing Leagues

Here's an addition:

Pinewood Derby Racing - http://pinewoodderbyracing.com/

and a National Championship race run by the same league - http://www.pinewoodderbychampionships.com/