Who has the longest track?

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Re: Who has the longest track?

Post by gpraceman » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:10 pm

tmbnorm wrote:Here are more pics of the big track in Indiana.
It looks neat, but I am not sure how true of a test it really is.

This page says a top speed of 22 mph.

http://www.brubakerfamily.net/acd
That is cooking definitely.

With the original photos, it looked to be a wood track. But it is the aluminum track sections from Piantedosi Oars. Now that must have been big $$$ for all of that aluminum. :shock:


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Re: Who has the longest track?

Post by tmbnorm » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:13 pm

Imagine if a car came flying off of the track near the bottom?

I read that they really inspected the cars before they were allowed to run.

That was a very good idea.
I would hate to see death by pine.



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Re: Who has the longest track?

Post by kb9vzd » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:44 pm

From what I was told, from the museum employees that I talked to, the track is owned by the museum and they are going to run on it next year. I'll keep my eye on the museums web page and let everyone know when.



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Re: Who has the longest track?

Post by Pinewood Daddy » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:56 pm

On a business trip I went the IMAX theater in that museum! I visited the Speedway first. Experience of a lifetime!

I wish they had the track setup then.



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Re: Who has the longest track?

Post by PinewoodMaster » Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:09 pm

kb9vzd wrote:It's Offical Indiana State Museum has it.

http://www.in.gov/ism/PublicPrograms/Sp ... derby.aspx

WOW...was it fun to run on!

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That is something else. That is one long track with a very steep long hill.
What amazes me most of all is how are the cars going to stop on that very short stopping section.
Once in motion stays in motion until acked upon by another force. :eee: :wall:
I hope they have good insurance :pray:



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Re: Who has the longest track?

Post by t_ruge » Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:38 pm

Wow that track is cool. I'd love to run on that. :o


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Re: Who has the longest track?

Post by gpraceman » Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:30 pm

I stumbled upon this.
On Feb. 21, 2010, the Wave will have on hand what is being billed as the world's largest Pinewood Derby track. Fans will be invited to bring their cars in to race on the track. The Wave will face the Kixx that day.
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/business/70362727.html

Largest or do they mean longest?


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Re: Who has the longest track?

Post by piazza » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:10 pm

I stumbled upon this.

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On Feb. 21, 2010, the Wave will have on hand what is being billed as the world's largest Pinewood Derby track. Fans will be invited to bring their cars in to race on the track. The Wave will face the Kixx that day.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/business/70362727.html" target="_blank

Largest or do they mean longest?
I just emailed the guy who wrote the article to see if he has length and/or lane details.


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