Vroom, vroom! Our first Pinewood Derby! Reed’s is the red and white striped one and Douglas’ is the red with blue flames on it. He wanted to name it “flamer” but I discouraged such a name after I was able to wipe away the tears and breath once more, then I suggested, “blue fire.” He liked it.
They had the coolest track! All of the race times were put into a computer and then displayed on a projector for instant results.
Douglas ended up with the award for “Best Workmanship” and Reed for “Coolest Weight Placement” along with the best orange drink mustache. That stuff is nasty! It tastes just like that stuff the doctor gives you for the blood glucose test, ick! We all had a great time and now know what we’re up against for next year. Time to do a little bit of research and talk to some pro derby dudes.