The company I work for likes to have fun at work, so they asked me to set up a Pinewood race for the adults last week. We had 24-25 people build cars! I built my Mongoose and thought I would share some pics.
I hope to be back soon with pics of the boys' finished cars!
Where do you find mailing label material big enough for your logo? Do they sell it in sheets other than the standard pre-cut sizes for mailing labels?
I bought both regular white and "invisible" label material in 8 1/2 x 11 at Staples. I use the white on dark colored vehicles, or where I need white in the decoration, I use the invisible elsewhere, like on the Mongoose car. I have also seen online where you can buy sheets for making your own water-slide decals, but I have never tried them. You do have to watch with the mailing labels printed on an inkjet - they will not be waterproof!birddog wrote:Where do you find mailing label material big enough for your logo? Do they sell it in sheets other than the standard pre-cut sizes for mailing labels?
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Man, I wish my employer would do something like that.dubldart340 wrote:The company I work for likes to have fun at work, so they asked me to set up a Pinewood race for the adults last week.
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I don't have good pictures, but I can do my best.Speedster wrote:Might we see pictures of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners if you happen to have them?
1st place was the red Ohio State Car in this pic:
2nd was my own Surfer Rat Rod in this pic. It was a loaner to someone else.
3rd was the white car in this pic. 3rd place was determined by running off the two Semi-final losers. My Mongoose Vette was the loser in that run-off.
Your cars did well. Congratulations !!
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I've actually run several races for companies holding a race for their employees. One company even flew me to Dallas for their event. One race was held in an airplane hanger of all places. One race was at a restaurant and as the race went on, cars were gaining weight (using silverware and salt and pepper shakers taped on). These races can be a really fun time for all. Just big kids having fundubldart340 wrote:The company I work for likes to have fun at work, so they asked me to set up a Pinewood race for the adults last week.
Awana Grand Prix and Pinewood Derby racing - Where a child, an adult and a small block of wood combine for a lot of fun and memories.
We finished all of our cars for our pack's "Family Fun Race", which allows the Cubs to test and tune before the "Official" Race in February.
My one son built a replica of Don "The Snake" Prudhomme's 1978 Plymouth Arrow to go with my "Mongoose" Corvette. It came out great, but wasn't as fast as he wanted.
His Twin brother, like last year, made a traditional wedge, but stretched the wheelbase and gave the top profile some curve.
The wedge is very fast, so his brother is going to build a "Super Snake" for the official race. The Army car will be a show car now.
The Flamed "Super Goose" is a rail rider I built for their mom to race at the fun race.