Just a little something vintage to share. This is the 1955 cub scout quarterly program titled "Wheels Wings and Things". It shows the Pinewood Derby track and facilities layout for the first time.
This is the 1955 betacrafts kit ad that came in the 8 car bulk set kit. This is just a little something for you guys to share with your kids. Hope you enjoy it.
A couple of observations:
1) Since the wheels protrude out in front of the car, not sure of the proper way to stop these designs.
2) The track plan doesn't seem to show a stopping mechanism either!
Get this. under the words The Derby.. it reads The ramp or raceway suggested will take care of only two car at a time. Winners can be run on an elimination basis. Adjustments should be made according to the time available.Each winner might receive a red tag on which he writes his name and places it on a result board under his den number. the den with the most winners might receive some special commendation, like an oil can trophy.
This is the kit ad shown on the back of the 1955 Cub Scout quarterly program.
Here are two more photos showing the 1955 Cub Scout Supply Catalog & the PWD kit
Just thought I'd share some more vintage pinewood derby with you all at derby talk .
Please fell free to share this with your kids. I truely hope enjoy what i'm shareing!
The 8 car bulk sets. Enjoy Guys & Kids.
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Hope you all don't mind me shareing a car are pack put together.. In Memory Of Don Murphy, And give me the chance to share with you all his autograph.. look at the date boy's
Next i'll share the time this car ran against.. a fan powered car .. and one useing Bearing Outlaw Wheels
Check out the kids finger prints on the screen. And now.. FatSebastion, I told you i dont hold back..
And now guys.. this very car and history was shared with a very special Cub Scout Pack in Landisburg Pa, Pack 105. From there i sent this car to race at WIRL on April 17, 2010. Check out the stats if youed like. I think you all know what happed on April 17, 1953. the first kits were passed out in brown paper sacks.. and you were given your racing number.
See i'm just a guy.. like the many of you on Derby Talk.. Thanks guys.. And Thank you Randy L.
The epitome of the iconic Pinewood Derby car - beautifully executed!whodathunkit wrote:Hope you all don't mind me shareing a car are pack put together.. In Memory Of Don Murphy,
Oct 1954 Boys'Life
June 1955 Boys'Life show's the very first pinewood derby kit from Betacrafts.
Enjoy kids in Cub Scouting this one is for you
Interesting... I wonder how long BSA promoted June as "the time for your Pinewood Derby"? (last photo) (Maybe until the July edition came out?! )whodathunkit wrote:June 1955 Boys'Life show's the very first pinewood derby kit from Betacrafts.
Themes 1956-57 Onward For God And My Country. Summer of 1957 June Cub Scout Archaeologists. And in the 1964 Back Yard U.S.A The Summer Theme Works Harbors,Stations,And Airports. If this is what you were asking?
( The kid's finger prints on the computer screen if you will .. is there way for cheering his car on!)
And his gift of love he gave to his son. Then to Scouting! And for all of what The Boy Scout's of America stands for!
But I guess I myself.. in my own words have in someway faild to clue you all in. In this matter!
And I'm just trying! To Do My Best! Like the many of you in Scouting.