Today was Pinewood Derby day. I suspect it may be the C-man’s last pinewood derby because he seems to be losing interest in Scouts, but that’s a story for another day.
The story for today is the unveiling of the C-man’s latest creation. And so here it is:
This year he did the shaping while we were in Michigan over Christmas. My dad has an awesome set of tools, including many woodworking devices capable of easily shaping a pinewood derby car or removing an appendage. Happily we managed to avoid that particular feature of dad’s workroom.
Then he spray-painted it in the College of Design spray-paint room last weekend with Tom. Last night he and I put on the stickers and the wheels. As you can tell, it was a real collaborative effort.
We are very good at making cars that look really cool. Unfortunately, we are not good at making cars that go fast. The C-man came in third in two heats and fourth in all the others. And FYI only four cars race in a heat. Oh well, he had a good time, drank some Doctor Pepper and ate a donut. And isn’t that what pinewood derby day is really all about?