PERSONAL NEWS: Pinewood Derby Day (4 March 2007)
Hi Everyone and especially my Sister and her Kids,
Busy weekend and a busy past week or two... sickness has kept me down, but I'm on the recovery path now and got a couple of shots of my newphews' and niece's pinewood derby cars.
For those not in the know, Pinewood Derby Car Racing is a time-honored tradition in the scouting youth programs and every year, children across the United States buy blocks of pine dood and carve themselves out cars, attaching wheels in the process. Then the cars are taken to big ramps and raced in different heats to see who has the fastest pinewood derby racer of them all. Winners tend to weigh around five pounds and have well-lubricated wheels (wheels are usually lubricated with graphite). So, enough with the words and onto the rest of the photos:
Here's one more shot of a boy's racer along with my sister's car: "The Cheesewood Racer."