Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 8 - January 9, 2019

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Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 8 - January 9, 2019

Post by MaxV » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:37 am

The eighth issue of the Pinewood Derby Times newsletter (for the 2018-19 season) is now available at:
https://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewo ... mes_v18i8/

PINEWOOD DERBY TIMES
Volume 18, Issue 8
January 9, 2019

- Editor's Notes
- Feature Article: The Pinewood Classic
- Humor
- Product Showcase: Pro-Axle Bender - 10% Off
- Pinewood Derby Car Showcase
- Pinewood Derby Memory: First Derby Story
- Q&A

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https://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewo ... mes_v18i8/

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Re: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 8 - January 9, 2019

Post by Speedster » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:27 pm

CONGRATULATIONS ! Good Job.
Do you have a picture of the winning car? Was there anything done to the car that "stood out" to give it speed?



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Re: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 8 - January 9, 2019

Post by Vitamin K » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:10 pm

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Re: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 8 - January 9, 2019

Post by The Fonze » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:52 pm

Wow no center rails



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Re: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 8 - January 9, 2019

Post by MaxV » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:27 am

CONGRATULATIONS ! Good Job. Do you have a picture of the winning car? Was there anything done to the car that "stood out" to give it speed?
Unfortunately no photo. By the time the end of the race came, things were a bit chaotic, and I did not get a close look at the car. I know it was extended, back weighted, and I am guess that the wheels were weight reduced - but don't know that for sure.



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Re: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 8 - January 9, 2019

Post by Speedster » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:57 am

Randy, you're going to win this race next year. We'll be watching. Any way you can have someone take some video when you guys are racing? Anything on Derby talk from anyone who has won one of these races?



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Re: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 8 - January 9, 2019

Post by MaxV » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:33 pm

I just found this short video of the Pinewood Classic that was made by "Brad's Big Adventures". At 2:25 into the video you will see my son Tim and me being interviewed by Brad - too bad, he edited out all of the speed tips I shared with him!


https://youtu.be/v4oTVnW_fnU



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Re: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 8 - January 9, 2019

Post by Darin McGrew » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:32 pm

Wow, that's a brutal stop section.

It was cool to see some unusual designs though. And it was good to see you and your son Tim.



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