Getting Started in Pinewood Derby
by Troy Thorne
Getting Started in the Pinewood Derby will take the fear out of participating in an inaugural pinewood derby race--especially if you have no woodworking skills. Unlike any other pinewood book, it’s not about building the most spectacular car, or winning the race; it’s about spending time with a child building something together. It’s about planning the activity so you both have some fun, a few laughs, learn a thing or two about friction and gravity, and walk away with a car you can both be proud of...even if it isn’t perfect.
Getting Started in the Pinewood Derby eliminates any anxiety about the upcoming race because it reminds you that the race is not about the adults, it’s about the kids. And what kid doesn’t want to have fun?
In the end, Getting Started in the Pinewood Derby will help kids and adult have a stress-free, good-time building a car that will get down the track. Maybe next year, you can worry about taking home first place.