This is my grandsons' first year in Cub Scouts. I think the draw was Pinewood Derby, because Poppa used to race them. I didn't have the heart to tell him that what I raced and what he'll be racing are two different animals. Anyways, here's a couple of pics of what I've whittled (one for him and one for me). I can race in the unlimited class for siblings and adults. He wanted a police car , so his has a top
Last Edit: Dec 17, 2013 17:18:23 GMT -6 by knotthead
Glad you like the car, Warren, but alas, the car can't be raced... It's illegal according to a new-found set of rules that the scout pack had posted on its' web-site. I had built the car according to the "rules" provided with the kit, which, as we all know (wink wink) is a little open for interpretation. The "official" pack rules require the slots-in-the-block be used for wheel/axle location. BUMMER!!
So, to make a long story longer, it was back to the workbench. Here's car #2
And here, to make it OFFICIAL, the slots
To answer your original question, the first car is just under 3 1/2" tall
Last Edit: Jan 8, 2014 5:59:58 GMT -6 by knotthead