PINEWOOD DERBY FROM START TO FINISH
OVERVIEW • INTRODUCTION • DERBY HISTORY • TRACKS AND TIMERS • BUILDING THE CAR • PREPARING FOR THE DERBY • COMMITEE RESPONSIBILITIES • SET UP OPTIONS • THE BIG RACE • MAKE IT FUN • SCORING • AWARDS
HISTORY OF THE PINEWOOD DERBY QUIZ
1. The first Pinewood Derby was held on May 15, what year? A – 1953 B – 1955 C - 1957
The first pinewood derby was held on May 15, 1953.
2. The father of Pinewood Derby is? A – Joe Gargiulo B – Don Murphy C – Gary McAulay
The father of Pinewood Derby is Don Murphy
3. “I wanted to devise a wholesome, constructive activity that would foster a closer father–son relationship and promote __________ and ____ ____________ through competition.” Don Murphy
“I wanted to devise a wholesome, constructive activity that would foster a closer father–son relationship and promote Craftsmanship and Good Sportsmanship through competition.” Don Murphy
4. The first Pinewood Derby Track was how long? A – 28 feet B – 40 feet C – 31 feet
The first Pinewood Derby Track was 31 feet long.
5. The first Pinewood Derby was held in what city? A – San Francisco B – Los Angeles C – Manhattan Beach
The first Pinewood Derby was held in Manhattan Beach, CA
6. The first Derby was held in Pack 280C. Pack 280C had 7 dens with a total of how many scouts? A – 35 B – 55 C – 60
Pack 280C had 7 dens with a total of how 55 scouts.
7. Following the success of the first Pinewood Derby, the Los Angeles Parks department asked if you could hold their own races. On March 17, ____ the first Pinewood Derby outside Cub Scouts was held at Griffith Park. A – 1954 B – 1955 C - 1956
On March 17, 1954 the first Pinewood Derby outside Cub Scouts was held at Griffith Park.
8. Pinewood Derby has been adopted by many organizations. These include? A – Girl Scouts, Awana, Royal Rangers, the US Military B – Kub Kar Rally, Shape N Race Derby, WIRL, Corporations C – All of the above
9. It is estimated that ___ Million kids have build and races Pinewood Derby cars since that first race in 1953. A – 40 B – 50 C - 60
It is estimated that 50 Million kids have build and races Pinewood Derby cars since that first race in 1953.
10. Don Murphy passed away July 9th, ____. A – 2008 B - 2009 C – 2010
TRACKS • WHAT TYPE IS BEST? • WOOD • ALUMINUM • PLASTIC
Build-it-yourself Weight Resistance to damage Initial surface and joints Long term surface and joints Ease of storage Resistance to the elements Ease of assembly Guide method Stop method
TIMERS • Time Only • View Results on TV • Finish Order Only • Finish Order and Time • Time Recording • Many Others
Down and Derby Video Clip
BUILDING THE CAR • WHEN TO PASS OUT THE CAR KITS • WHO BUILDS THE CAR? • A ONE DAY DERBY • WEB SITES • maximum-velocity.com • pinewoodderby.org • pinewoodpro.com • abc-pinewood-derby.com • derbymonkeygarage.com
Weight Placement Wheels Lubrication Paint DON'T Mess With It BUILDING THE CAR • Know your rules • Aerodynamics • Axle Truing • Axle Alignment • Weight Type
Pinewood Derby Please read the Rules and Instructions before building your car. If the rules and instructions provided, in the box with your car, are not followed, and if any of the items listed below are found on your car at inspection - weigh in, YOUWILL NOT RACE... Wet glue Wet paint or Loose parts that might fall off BUILDING THE CAR
Delegate or Die PREPARING FOR THE DERBY
PREPARING FOR THE DERBY • Decide on committee assignments • Prepare a check list to follow up • pinewoodderby.org • Solicit Help from the community • Decide on a location • Plan your set up • What Works and What Doesn't • supertimer.com has some good ideas
A GOOD EXPERIENCE FOR ALL The purpose of the Pinewood Derby is to provide a positive experience for the organization, the parents and the child, with the emphasis on the child. THE BIG RACE
INNOVATE AND EDUCATE DON'T LEGISLATE The officials for the Derby are volunteers. Before you criticize their decisions, be Prepared to take their place. THE BIG RACE
SCORING METHODS DOUBLE ELIMINATION RECORDED SPEED HEATS SCHEDULE-FREE RACING THE BIG RACE
OTHER COMPETITIVE METHODS BEST OF DEN RACING SIBLING RACING UNLIMITED RACING pinewoodderby.org THE BIG RACE
AWARDS EVERY BOY NEEDS TO BE RECOGNIZED AND MADE TO FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED GREAT THINGS AT THE DERBY. THE BIG RACE