Twinmill Pinewood Derby Car

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Project by SpeedBuggy posted 10-28-2012 05:03 AM 2529 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This my Pinewood Derby Car Twinmill. It is made mostly made of Balsa wood with a pinewood base.The steering wheel is walnut with a clear coat. It almost did not make it to the race.The paint was bad and had to be stripped and redone. It was three colors before this final color. It won First place For Design at the Nevada Day Pinewood Derby. Added propper redline wheels to finish the look.

-- Louis F. ( SpeedBuggy ) Reno NV

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#1 posted 10-28-2012 11:58 AM

All of these are really awesome

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#2 posted 10-28-2012 03:16 PM

awesome. Well deserved award on design.

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#3 posted 10-29-2012 07:19 AM

Very Nice Work! Thanks For Posting.


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#4 posted 10-29-2012 01:01 PM

Fantastic work – do you actually race all of these or just a select few? I still fondly remember building these when I was a wee Cub Scout back in the early ‘80s. None of my designs were remotely this good looking!

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#5 posted 10-29-2012 04:54 PM

I actually had the hotwheels model of this car. Wish I still had it. Did you know that Hotwheels actually made a driveable, full size car out of this model? Now that’s the one I wish I had! Cool looking race car.

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#6 posted 10-30-2012 02:40 AM

Thanks all , Twinnmill was a real car back in the 60’s and Hot Wheels made a copy of it .Then They made there owne version in the 90’s and a Twinmill II .Mine is kind of a blend of the three.

-- Louis F. ( SpeedBuggy ) Reno NV

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#7 posted 11-10-2012 12:15 AM

Great cars. I’ve seen a few on pwd sites ( I think). Are these fast cars or intended for show only?

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#8 posted 02-04-2013 04:46 AM

Nice set of car you’ve made there and yes it does look Hot Wheels like.
I’ve been trying to find out something about the Pinewood Derby events and seem to be only getting bits & pieces on the net….
From my knowledgeable we haven’t really got it in Australia.
Anyways, great toys.
Cheers, crowie

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