Saturday, March 15, 2008

...PineWood Derby Racing

Yes, there is a season for PineWood Derby Racing! Our season was just a few weeks ago with Marlee and David's Awana Club. I'm not sure who had the most fun...the kids or Dad!

Here is Doo putting the finishing touches on the paint job for his car:

Sadly, this is the only picture I captured during the making of their hot rods. Yes, yes, I know...shame on me!

Here are the finished products...Marlee had a Sleek Sled, Troy's (I told you Dad was just as excited as the kids!) is in the middle, and David's Bullet is on the left:

...and it's off to the races. This year, there were a lot of kids in the race:

...and the WINNER is?!?!? Well, our kids didn't come in first, and they didn't come in second...however, much to their delight they took 3rd and 4th place overall. Marlee's Sleek Sled also won the honor of 'Coolest Car'!

The kids had a blast, as always, spending time with Dad building their cars and then seeing the fruits of their labor in action. Overall it was a very fun day of spending time together as a family and rooting on the three racers! Three?, you say. Yes, three. This year some of the dads had their own competition. The winner was best 2 out of 3 races (I think), but I know Troy's car came in first overall for the men. No, we didn't get a picture of him, and no, there was no cool prize, but it was fun nonetheless!