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by Speedster
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Toledo Walleye Pinewood Derby
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Toledo Walleye Pinewood Derby

Thank you, VK. That's a Good idea. I've read those rules. I like them. I wrote to Brian who is in charge of this and offered to help in anyway I can so I'll see if he answers me. If I get to know him maybe he'll let me make some suggestions.
by Speedster
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Toledo Walleye Pinewood Derby
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Toledo Walleye Pinewood Derby

The Toledo Walleye, a professional ice Hockey team, is having a Pinewood Derby for the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts on March 24, 2018. It will be held at the Huntington Center where the Walleye holds their games. They have invited many Scout Councils and The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. That has got t...
by Speedster
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races
Replies: 43
Views: 1669

Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

Thanks for the Info. A race between those 2 cars would be interesting to see.
by Speedster
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Weighted Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Weighted Wheels

Welcome to Derbytalk. Titonka, are you racing in the Cub Scouts? Most Cub Scout racing has fairly restrictive rules, especially when it comes to the wheels. I understand what you had in mind from the ebay item you referred us to. If you're just having fun playing with different things, go for it. If...
by Speedster
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races
Replies: 43
Views: 1669

Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

How Great your son was able to be there. That surely made it special. Thanks for all the wonderful pictures. I see a lot of STEAM in those cars. Do you have the time for the winning car in each of the races? Just curious. I hope this Activity is published in some Girl Scout National Magazine. I thin...
by Speedster
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Weighted Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Weighted Wheels

You want the lightest wheels you can use legally. Scout racing doesn't use a long enough track for a heavy wheel to be an advantage.
by Speedster
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races
Replies: 43
Views: 1669

Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

Randy, thanks for the pictures and especially the Super Great pictures of the cars in the Dallas race. I Love the Hershey Bar car and the WEDGE shaped cars that dominated the number of cars entered. A Big Thank You to whoever it was that taught these young scouts STEAM. I think the people at Ford ar...
by Speedster
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: 2017 car 1974 AMC Javelin
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: 2017 car 1974 AMC Javelin

That's some beautiful work. Not just once, but 3 times. That's very impressive. Nice job.
by Speedster
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races
Replies: 43
Views: 1669

Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

A very big part. The scouts don't realize how fortunate they are to have you. People were in awe watching the computer screen.
by Speedster
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races
Replies: 43
Views: 1669

Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

The young ladies of every one of these races are blessed because they have you. They will remember their Pinewood Derby forever.
Bless You.
Bill
by Speedster
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races
Replies: 43
Views: 1669

Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

Randy, How did the Chicago race go? Would you happen to have a picture of the winning car for speed?
by Speedster
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races
Replies: 43
Views: 1669

Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

Did I mention how efficient Randy Lisano is? He has already posted pictures of all the beautiful cars. What a guy. Ford, the Girl Scouts of America, and so many others owe him so much. Thanks Randy. It was great to meet you.
by Speedster
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races
Replies: 43
Views: 1669

Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

My wife and I attended the Detroit races today and it was Great. There were about 100 Girl Scouts racing. Randy had a set up where there wasn't much time spent between cars going down the track. It wasn't rushed but he kept them moving. It was a noisy crowd and a lot of enthusiasm. It was Great. I w...
by Speedster
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races
Replies: 43
Views: 1669

Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

I am fascinated by everything about these races and what you are doing. I'm getting the feeling you are doing a whole lot more then checking to see if your software is working properly. Does Ford have a team that sets up and takes down these tracks and other things in the display? That has got to be...
by Speedster
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races
Replies: 43
Views: 1669

Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

How did the races go in Atlanta? Would you have a picture of the winning car?