Monday, January 31, 2011

Down and Derby

Alex (with help from Derek) spent a lot of time building his Pinewood Derby car over the last couple of weeks. The competition was last Thursday, and Alex's speedy hot rod won the 2nd place overall award.


Way to go, Alex!


:)



The pre-race weigh-in of the cars.


Alex and Derek eagerly anticipated the first race.


A close-up of the hot rod. 


Ready to roll!


Placing the car carefully on the track.


Heading for the finish line.



Happily showing off his ribbon.

10 comments:

Teri/Scraptag said...

Good work on the Derby. My son loved Pinewood Derby. He's now and Boy Scouts and loves it even more than Cub Scouts. The funniest derby car I remember seeing was the pink eraser. If you're stuck for ideas next year, you might try that. Congrats to your son! (and his car looks great!)

janett said...

Congrats on placing!!! I love the flames. :)

--sme said...

How exciting! Congratulations on 2nd place...the car looked great!!!

pat said...

Awesome! Love the flame decals--everyone knows they make the car go much faster!!

Nicki said...

Boy do these shots take me back. My son was in Scouts - did it with his father and the Pinewood Derby was very big. Alex's car looks like a sedan - long and very snazzy decorations. Congratulations to Alex (and a nice pat on the back to dad too!). :)

HLIP said...

Wish the girls would have had a derby. That looks like fun!

Suzy said...

Way to go Alex! He looks so proud! I love the little flames on his fast little car!

Leilani said...

Yay! Congrats! Love his car!!

Reds said...

Congrats on the 2nd place! That is awesome!!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

You know, the more I looked at these pictures last night, the more confused I got. Because my friend's family does the pine box derby here & although I've never gone to watch, I could have sworn they actually rode inside their cars. I kept looking and looking at your post but I guess maybe I've been misunderstanding all these years she's described it to me! Obviously she needs a blog...

Congrats at any rate! That does look like fun!