"This was our first Pinewood Derby ®. My son is 6 yrs old and is
enjoying his Tiger Cub experience. [His] car placed 2nd in his Tiger Cub den
group and placed 2nd in the overall pack championship. He also received the "Judges Favorite Car" Award.
NOTE: The 1st place Tiger Cub car, which beat our car 4 out of 5 races in
head to head competition, did not place well in the final rounds due to
wheel axle malfunction. It was a good tip to glue the axles into the body!
The Derby project gave my son and I a reason to work in the garage shop
together. He did quite a bit of sanding and learned about the different
grits and what they are used for. He also enjoyed spray painting the car and
putting the Nascar decals and numbers on for the final touches. (The sharpie
pen was a great tool when doing the finer detailing). I did all the cutting
and major shaping as well as placing the wheels and axles.
After the race, my son was very proud of his accomplishments and has been
playing with his car ever since. All in all a wonderful experience and
event." - J. Grupalo