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pictures of our finished car RACE RESULTS ADDED 3/3

Post by AwanaMom » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:06 am

Here is our car ready for the race this Sunday with thanks to all of you for your advice!
The Reese's cup is carved out of the wood from our block. We used the dremel on the sides to make it look like a wrapper. I used a computer program to trace the Reese's logo and I cut the image with my scrapbook Cricut cutter. Hope you like it!
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UPDATE WITH RACE RESULTS:
37 racers, a 42 ft. wood track, and guess who won--My daughter! She won 1st place for speed! She won every single heat! She was thrilled and got a really cool trophy. 214.7 avg. mph speed. Her times ranged from 3.003 to 3.0270. I can't express how thankful I am for your guidance and advice. You guys ROCK!
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Post by chromegsx » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:38 am

Very Nice Work. Now I'm hungry for a peanut butter cup and I just ate lunch. Good luck at the race. Be sure to let us know how your team does.



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Post by Speedster » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:22 pm

That is SWEET !!! Love the Artistry on the "Reese's". Best of Luck to the Team in the races.



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Post by sporty » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:37 pm

really nice work, be proud, its a winner in my book !



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Post by TedBull » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:13 pm

Very nice work. Looks like its setup with all the tricks. Should do well.



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Post by pgosselin » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:43 pm

Is your other car a Hershey bar?

Great looking car.

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Post by whodathunkit » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:04 pm

Great Job, Look's Cool and Fast!


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Post by Noskills » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:15 am

Very real looking Reese's cup. Yum!
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Post by Speedster » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:50 am

CONGRATULATIONS to the Awana Mom Team !!!!!! It sounds like the cars a Rocket. With those consistent times your daughter might want to teach Staging techniques. I should probably be her 1st student. Job Well Done.
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Post by AwanaMom » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:01 am

No no Speedster...you are too generous with that compliment! The only lessons would be taught by you!

My 8 yr. old didn't actually have to stage her own car. The track was really high and the kids couldn't reach it so an adult was the stager. He postitioned each car straight and carefully looked at the cars. He did a great job and he did the same thing for each car. I never really saw him making sure the wheels were pulled out on the cars. He didn't touch the wheels on anyone's car. My daughter did do a great job of not playing with the wheels and holding it properly when she picked up the car and returned it to the pit. Best part was when she told me later that evening before bed "I prayed that I wouldn't be braggy and greedy if I had my name called for the finals." Love that pure heart moment!



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Post by Speedster » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:56 am

I'm glad the guy did a nice job staging the car but I think "staging" is a big part of the children's fun. Was the track elevated above the floor or was the Start end simply 4 feet above the floor and the rest of the track on the floor? All that is needed at the start end is a step that will accommodate even the shortest child. After check-in, no one other than the owner should ever touch the car. We've had a few cars dropped over the years but it has always been dropped by the scout. I realize this is my opinion only but we always do what the Boss says. Yep... I'm the Boss.
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Post by AwanaMom » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:02 am

The track would've been accessible if there were a step for the kids. Maybe they do it to save time? I totally see your very valid point about no other hands touching the cars.




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Re: pictures of our finished car RACE RESULTS ADDED 3/3

Post by Topspin.D » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:19 am

Great car and great times. That's really fast for a wooden track!



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