It just occurred to me that I did have pictures of the Dump Truck.
The first picture shows part of the 2006 non-Scout fleet with the Dump Truck all the way in the back, with the Cab separate from the Trailer.
The little post behind the cab that the trailer couples to is made of 1 oz. lead sinkers. It was this post that detached from the cab on impact with our foam "head on" stop section. A little Super Glue, and we're back in business.
The second picture shows the Trailer coupled with the Cab.
This year's model is of similar configuration, only a Car Carrier holding Matchbox Cars (Mrs. Bubba's idea, actually) instead of a Dump Trailer.
I'll try to get a picture of that one later today or tomorrow.
Took a picture of the Car Carrier last night. It is built in such a way that at least at our Pack Open Class races we never lost a matchbox car out the back or out the side. Not the clearest picture, but...
And here's the extend-o-sled (also not the greatest pic...)
And just for kicks...
As we get closer just shoot me a PM here or at DT and I will box up the ones you want to share with the boys. ;D I appreciate your intent with the Open Class races, and most of our work was either done, or could be done, by a 10 year old with a little practice. We certainly aren't no Rembrandts
Go Bubba Go, You have some crazy cars !! The "extend-o-sled" is hilarious. How did you fit it behind the start pins? It definitely looks like you have some fun building pinewoods.
Yeah, we all have a LOT of fun coming up with the ideas. It's funny to watch my wife, because during PWD season she regularly alternates between "when are you gonna be done with that stuff" and "hey, I've got an idea, how 'bout a _______ car" ;D. Some of the best ideas (spatula, Game of Life car, Car Carrier semi) have come from her, or resulted from conversations I was having with her.
The extend-o-sled: Some friends of ours were building a track from scratch for an event at our church. About midway through the process a "thought" occurred to me, and I called the head guy and said "hey, how 'bout leaving a little extra room behind the starting pins" ;D. He agreed to build the "approach" 10 inches long behind the starting pin, and the extend-o-sled was designed accordingly. The extra added PE was great, the 'sled was in a class of it's own speed-wise (and other-wise ;D).
One of these days I need to post some pictures of the rest of the collection. A few more "crazies" in there.
Will there be "Special Pit Services" available between the races? YES. Just make sure to include a note on which cars should be run in which races and how you would like them to be re-lubed in between Saturday and Sunday. You know we always will "Do Our Best" to keep the racing fun!
The races will consist of 7 runs on the 64 foot Challenger Track on Saturday and 6 runs on the 42 foot BestTrack on Sunday.
The rules for the District race on Saturday 4/14 are basically anything allowed at PwdRacing AND semi tractor/trailer combos.
BTW, if you want to just SHOW the cars indicate that and as long as you register at least one to race everything will be fine. But really, how many times do you get a chance to go down one of the fastest tracks?
First Row: Mariomobile, Space Hunter and Space Arrow - Older Boy Second Row: Dashmobile and Donkey Kong Prototype - Older Boy, Shark - Youngest Boy Third Row: Piano - Grandpa, Propeller Driven Tank - Dad, Doughboy - Grandpa
First Row: Propeller Driven Tank - Dad, Lightning McQueen and Sledge Hammer - Youngest Boy Second Row: Batmobile, Wolfmobile, Bat Man - Middle Boy Third Row: Sword and Blue Lightning Prototype - Middle Boy, Hershey Bar w/Almonds - Dad
We have a couple other shelves, but many of those were posted previously and several others are in transit for the Chief Black Dog races ;D