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Thursday, January 25, 2007

pinecar derby  

posted by Michael Piwonka 6:50 PM
Mason and I have been working on his PineCar Derby car for an upcoming race.

We had a solid pine blank, with which we could cut a car out, but when we went to the local hobby shop to get paint and decals, we discovered that there were also pre-cut cars available. We opted to take the easy route, at least for this year, and I'm glad.

We bought the Grand Prix Racer, painted it red, and applied the decals, weight and graphite lubricant. I didn't realize how big an industry this was, and how many accessories you can purchase.

The official weigh-in is in a month or so; I'm interested to see how this all goes.

There's also a division for parents. If I get motivated, I may spend some time building a car for myself...

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