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Project by SpeedBuggy posted 08-28-2010 11:42 PM 2740 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pinewood derby type car of a beatle and a hot rod combined. It has an opining shell and clear wings made from soda bottles. It is not a standered size for pinewood derby races.

-- Louis F. ( SpeedBuggy ) Reno NV

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#1 posted 08-29-2010 12:42 AM

Do you do this to enter in races?
Your cars are always really great, but if the are not legal do you have a club or something to show them?
I really enjoy looking at the great designs you come up with I was just wondering is this just your passion or is there a not legal pinewood club that I did not know about.
I have made a couple with my son but nothing like this.
Great Job! Thanks for sharing.

P.S. I build scale (Plastic) cars/planes and I do it just for fun, I haven`t entered a model contest for years.
There are lots of model car clubs, and I think these would do real well in contest.
Maybe add a different aspect of model building…. to help the model car world from going dead.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#2 posted 08-29-2010 01:40 AM

WoW!! I like it, great car. I may steal the design for G-kids :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 08-29-2010 05:05 AM

Very very nice work. looks like a Chevy 350 motor.


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#4 posted 08-29-2010 05:45 AM

Years ago I started building pinewood derby cars for fun and to push my self in creativity. As the internet became more user frendly I found a mesage board on the website. Witch led be to a new website .Then some nice folks in GA made where you could send in your car to race with other pepole a round the country. I did it for about 2 years. They removed the real car catagory and I lost my job and could not aford to continue. There is a few more raceing leagues out there but I don’t have the money or the time to start that up again.

-- Louis F. ( SpeedBuggy ) Reno NV

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#5 posted 08-29-2010 04:28 PM

Thanks Louis, for the info.
Keep up the good work.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 08-31-2010 03:23 AM

Louis, Sorry to hear that you don’t get much chance to race your cars anymore. I am however very glad you found LumberJocks to display them. They are quite awesome. Thanks, looking forward to the next ones.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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