by Troy Thorne
Build the fastest car in the Pinewood Derby(c) with expert guidance from Scoutmaster, artist, and Derby-winning dad, Troy Thorne. In these pages Troy reveals everything you need to know to cross the finish line first, from beginning car construction to ultimate prize-winning modifications.
Start by learning basic techniques, like cutting the pattern, attaching and lubricating the wheels, and balancing the weight. Take advantage of the most up-to-date supplies, methods and materials. Discover championship car secrets like extending the vehicle base, polishing the axles, and modifying and aligning the wheels. Build your own test track to check your car's performance before race day.
Get your high-performance car ready for race day, so that you can clock a record time and go home with the trophy!