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by Eagle
Sat Jun 24, 2023 7:53 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Derby Talk Turns 20
Replies: 6
Views: 56695

Re: Derby Talk Turns 20

Speedster wrote: Sat Jun 24, 2023 7:20 am A WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL SITE.
Thank you for all you do.
Dittos
by Eagle
Sun May 07, 2023 12:16 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2023 West Coast Grand Prix
Replies: 6
Views: 19460

Re: 2023 West Coast Grand Prix

Thank you so much for sending your AWESOME realistic Big Rigs and Charlie's Hummer. The attention to detail on Bobcat is unbelievable!! I hardly got any pictures. I was running all over the place and staging all the cars and rigs. The volunteers started packing up and it didn't make sense to unbox t...
by Eagle
Sat Apr 22, 2023 3:50 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2023 West Coast Grand Prix
Replies: 6
Views: 19460

Re: 2023 West Coast Grand Prix

Clock is counting down to The 70th Anniversary Celebration of Pinewood Derby at http://www.TheWestCoastGrandPrix.com There is a class for every BSA wheel type from 1953 to current. Registrations are starting to come in. If you haven't registered yet please do so. The first proxy racer has arrived. Y...
by Eagle
Mon Apr 17, 2023 11:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2023 West Coast Grand Prix
Replies: 6
Views: 19460

2023 West Coast Grand Prix

Here is the 70th Anniversary of Pinewood Derby Celebration at The West Coast Grand Prix shirt info. One of these will be in the Pinewood Derby Museum. Please let me know type, size, and quantity you would like. You can Paypal me the $ (friends and family (as a gift not a purchase - otherwise amount ...
by Eagle
Wed Apr 05, 2023 2:36 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2023 West Coast Grand Prix
Replies: 6
Views: 19460

Re: 2023 West Coast Grand Prix

Logo is done and on http://www.TheWestCoastGrandPrix.com Shirt info will be available for preorders soon.
by Eagle
Fri Mar 31, 2023 8:22 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Wheel Base - Question
Replies: 6
Views: 14391

Re: Wheel Base - Question

VK said it. You said it. Just know it is more about moving the weight of the wheels and axles back then it is about when the front wheels are on the flat. Also, you significantly reduce aerodynamics with no fenders. The only "pro" cars without fenders are the ones where the rules do not al...
by Eagle
Fri Mar 24, 2023 9:12 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: 18 wheeler kits or plans
Replies: 7
Views: 27997

Re: 18 wheeler kits or plans

girtz911 I would take whodathunkit up on his offer. He is the man when it comes to realistic Pinewood Derby Big Rigs.
by Eagle
Tue Mar 21, 2023 7:29 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: I didn't start the fire
Replies: 13
Views: 23051

Re: I didn't start the fire

Whoda I doubt that will work. One of the problems with hardwood and plastic is you don't have that squeeze on the axles. They are almost always too tight or too loose. They are rarely just right.
But, don't toss it. There are other options.
by Eagle
Sun Mar 19, 2023 7:36 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Harrisburg, PA District Race
Replies: 1
Views: 6075

Re: Harrisburg, PA District Race

Sounds like a great day all around.
by Eagle
Sat Mar 18, 2023 9:25 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Homemade Decals
Replies: 4
Views: 7563

Re: Homemade Decals

Hoping to learn more myself. I have actually used pictures. A little thick and thought to fit other than flat. Then it's how do you protect them. If design or original has 6 wheels be sure to check out Big Rig C class at the 70th Anniversary Celebration at http://www.TheWestCoastGrandPrix.com It wou...
by Eagle
Wed Mar 01, 2023 9:10 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: A 3D printed Drill Guide...worthy idea or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 14627

Re: A 3D printed Drill Guide...worthy idea or not?

whodathunkit that is great info. I didn't know about the size on the PinewoodPro. They sponsored http://www.TheWestCoastGrandPrix.com this year. A couple of the jigs were included. I was happy to not have to keep transporting my jig(s) back and forth. It seemed like when I needed one it was already ...
by Eagle
Wed Mar 01, 2023 12:06 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: A 3D printed Drill Guide...worthy idea or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 14627

Re: A 3D printed Drill Guide...worthy idea or not?

VK there are so many things you could do, but spending your time to recreate what has already been done well doesn't seem like a good use for it. If someone wants the best repeatable drills then they have to look at one of the money options. Best thing, just like the track, is for the troop to make ...
by Eagle
Sun Feb 26, 2023 10:10 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Mini Semi Trucks design change's
Replies: 5
Views: 8972

Re: Mini Semi Trucks design change's

Those fenders, caps, foil, and the sharpie details took that rig from ok to super cool. Amazing work for 1 day!
by Eagle
Sun Feb 26, 2023 4:42 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Mini Semi Trucks design change's
Replies: 5
Views: 8972

Re: Mini Semi Trucks design change's

Too bad it doesn't have 6 wheels. This would be a cool idea to race in the Big Rig C Class at the 70th Anniversary Celebration at http://www.TheWestCoastGrandPrix.com