January 14, 2007

Pinewood Derby

We had the Pinewood Derby today. The boys entered three cars, one for Wolves, one for Webelos and a family car.

Bones came in 2nd for the Wolves.

The Family car came in 4th.

Mr. T came in 1st for Webelos for both craftsmanship and speed and 3rd overall within the entire Pack.

Needless to say, there was MUCH excitement. They’ve spent the last week painting their own cars (well... Bones had help) and then my husband spent last night weighing, adding weights, and tweaking. There is only so much the boys can do. Decorating is one. Getting a car to run is not one.

Bones with his car.
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Mr. T with his car.
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Bones’ Car

T’s Car

The Family Car

Posted by Boudicca at January 14, 2007 10:00 PM | TrackBack

Fancy! I don't remember my brother's car looking so good...

Congrats on the trophys!

Posted by: Jody at January 14, 2007 10:40 PM

Congrats to them! Fun stuff!

Posted by: Sissy at January 15, 2007 12:15 AM

Your family car should have been an asexual van.

Posted by: sticks at January 15, 2007 06:50 AM

Are those stickers on the cars? Otherwise... wow. I think Mr T has it right! Congrats to him.

Posted by: vw bug at January 15, 2007 07:18 AM

Jody- there were some NICE cars. But other than painting, there really is not much a 7 year or 9 year old can do. Well, that and sticking on the stickers. You should see all the stuff the Boy Scout store has now for cars!

Sticks- You're right!!! LOL!

VW- Yup, stickers, although last year, T painted a white skull by himself on it and it turned out pretty damn good.

Posted by: Bou at January 15, 2007 07:59 AM

Why is it that you have boys and you get to show them how to make pine derby cars...I get girls and DH teaches them how to make home-made rockets? (You know the kind that come in science kits?) The only problem is, he has them make them from scratch (complete with little parachutes!) with stuff like my baking soda... then when I go to bake anything... it's gone! There is something not right with this picture!

Posted by: Lemon Stand at January 15, 2007 12:18 PM

Whoohoo! Excellent! :-)

Posted by: Richmond at January 15, 2007 04:04 PM

Beauty! The cars and the boys!!

Posted by: Marie at January 16, 2007 08:16 AM

Wow, that is just awesome!

Posted by: oddybobo at January 16, 2007 02:32 PM

Hey those are sweet!... No offense to the family rig there, and not to T, the blower is awesome, but hey... A 'neck has got to dig up on anything with the flamin' bird and a xbones on the hood... that just screams cool. I bet it had the nekkid lady mud flaps too.

aaahhh, I just got it. I'm a little slow on the uptake sommetimes... "Bones"... Xbones on the hood? A signature series perhaps?

Does bones watch Smokey and the Bandit often/ever? If not, you might ought to show it to him. I think he'd like it.

If he can paint like that, or apply stickers like that, I might have some piece work for him to do on the hood of my truck...

Nice job at the derby, for all involved. A couple of fine lookin' boys you have their Bou!

Posted by: RedNeck at January 17, 2007 08:53 PM