Racing vehicles

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pineisfine
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Racing vehicles

Post by pineisfine » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:33 pm

I was surprised to see kids racing matchbox cars at an event?! I was curious about what different types of "racing vehicles" are currently out there (example: pinewood derby cars, matchbox cars, etc.)? Seems like the matchbox cars would definitely appeal to my 2 year-old!! :dance:



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Re: Racing vehicles

Post by Speedster » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:46 pm

Lego cars.
There is a piece sold that will fasten on a BSA block. I simply cut the block down to about 1/2" and drilled holes for the axles. It's good to have an adult watching the kids because they push hard when building their design. An adult can make sure the block is sitting on another block to take the stress off the wheels while the kids are building. I weighted the cars to 5 ounces and then added weight so all the cars would reach the finish line about the same time. We had 4 cars set up so an adult comes in handy so the kids take turns.
I'm happy I did not cut up and burn my obsolete 2 lane wood track. It was set up out of the way and the kids used it all day while we were running the Regulation races.
Lots of FUN!



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Re: Racing vehicles

Post by whodathunkit » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:36 pm

Not only is there Pinewood derby or Lego cars and Hot Wheels car derby!

There is a veggie car derby ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL7nPe6ZbJU
And a Valve cover car derby as well.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFofChlA53I
https://www.derbytalk.com/viewtopic.php ... car#p60167
Plus: Belt sander Racing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tugTNKYrWdk


What type of automobile can be spelled the same forwards & backwards?

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Re: Racing vehicles

Post by pineisfine » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:01 am

Wow! Looks like some people have pretty good imaginations!! :idea:



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