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Old 02-28-2009, 06:25 PM   #15
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My son and I will be working on our car this weekend. If you want to go fast go to www.maximumvelocity.com ,an amazing site!!!

I have purchased a couple of their tools and books on building fast cars. It is a good site.
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:43 PM   #16
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Hey Luke,

Some people feel they have to blow out other people's candles to make theirs burn brighter. You did a GREAT job creating that beauty. Do you give your cars names? I showed my 8-year old (pictured above) your cars and he said they were "awesome!" Can you figure out why his trailer came in last every race? The axles were too close to each other, which made the trailer go down the ramp like a hooked trout fighting for it's life! The paint he used is the same paint that was used on our trailer, mistral blue. The two trailers don't look exactly the same but he must have spent 10 hours testing on scrap pieces alone to get it as close as he did.

Congratulations to both you and your dad. It's fun working together. Almost as much fun as camping together!
Luke named his car this year Extreme Holeshot and Vann named his Bluesilver Speeder. The red and black car was Vann's sibling race car and it was called RacerX. Luke and Vann both said that the Argosy car was awesome, they especially liked the paint and the wheels.

Luke thinks it may have beeen faster if the wheels were further apart and that maybe it was to heavy in the front. Vann my six year old said he thought maybe it was too fat.

My kids have asked me to post pictures of our previous cars. It will give some idea of our progression.
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:14 PM   #17
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These are pics of all the cars we have built minus one. I believe my youngest son's first car is at our barn. I will be making a display shelf to hold all of our previous, present and future cars in the next two or three weeks. Here they are:

The truck was my first parent car, it was supposed to be a rally race truck.
The car with the fan I built for a no rules parent race, it blew the rest of the field away with a scale speed of 250 mph.
The group shot is all our cars that we have built.
The two together are my son's cars from last year (the gator skinned one aptly named Gator Racer was Lukes'. It was very fast during test and tune but he broke it the night before the race playing with it, it was to delicate. We had to build a new car the night before the race, needless to say it did not win), (the silver, red and blue one was Vann's sibling race car it took first in the sibling race and also best paint. It was named Blade Cutter.).
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:18 PM   #18
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Congratulations to Luke and his sister!

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Old 02-28-2009, 07:23 PM   #19
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Here are the rest of them. The red, white and yellow one was Luke's first year car. He broke it by playing with it after the races that is why it has the unpainted piece on the front from where I shaped a new piece and Luke glued it back on. The letters on the car are Luke's initials and the car was named DragStar. It was painted with a brush using stencils and then transfer stickers were applied.

The red one with the hole was the car we had to build last minute. It's just a wedge with a hole drilled in it. It finished 8th overall and 1st in his den. It was named Shredder.

The hot pink car was Carrie's sibling "Love" car from last year. She was two and helped sand and paint, she also helped put the rhinestones on.
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Luke and Vann both have a good eye!

It was actually two pieces of wood glued together to make it TALLER. It was then "gutted," or hollowed out, to get it under regulation weight. The axles had to go into a separate block of wood in order to get the wheels the correct width for running down the track. This block then got wedged into the hollowed out trailer. The trailer had to race backwards in order to deal with the pointy hitch!

All of the "experts," including me, suggested to Donal that it might be better to take the hitch off. He said, "NO WAY!" He worked too hard putting that together with those propane tanks. We were all glad that he stuck to his guns. What a sight it was wiggling down the track!!
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Well done Mr Mossyone and family. This former Cub and Scout leader says well done. Enjoy this precious time. They will be grown and off to College the next time you turn around.
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Nice Pinewood Derby cars! It reminds me of good times when my sons were both in the Cub Scouts. Each year they would do more work themselves on their car-my wife just would not let our 7 year old use the band saw alone! One year, as I watch my oldest son take 1st place in his den & 2 place in the pack, I also had to watch my youngest one's car get slower with each race because of a loose axle. That was before I knew InLandRV Andy.

Even though they're now 15 & 17, they still have every one of their cars on display in the their room.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:30 PM   #23
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My wife said I shouldn't even respond but my son took some of the pictures and I let him read the comments with me ( Icertainly didn't think I would have to worry about theses kinds of comments)

Maybe you should ask first before you critisize, as my son was upset that he was called a cheater.

This is my sons 4th car and I will detail for you all that he did himself. You know a father with the knowledge can teach his son the same knowledge.

Luke's car. His own design and paint scheme. He helped cut the car, did all of the sanding, drilled the holes to hide the tungsten weight in the car, did the primer coat and first base coat of paint, he redrilled axel slots with drill press to ensure they were perfectly aligned, he deburred and trued the axels (he used a tool made to true axels with), he polished the axels, he beveled the axel heads (with the same tool mentioned above), he shaved the outside wheel tread and inner wheel rim to true wheels and then sande them, he spun the graphite into the wheels and axels and he inserted the wheels and axels into the axel slots. He put a total of about 30-40 manhours in this car and he is very proud of his car.
As I said in my post, if the cars were built by the kids, I apologize for the criticism, and if they weren't, I did not. I did not mean to blow out anyone's candles nor did I intend to upset your son. And I certainly did NOT call him a cheater. He built the cars and did a fine job so there is no criticism intended or directed at him or you. I'm sorry if I didn't make that clear in the original post. I applaud your dedication to the den and pack and for sharing your skills,tools and knowledge with them to even the playing field, or in this case, the pinewood track.

I've had to mediate several disputes on race day because cars that were built almost entirely by parents were entered against cars that were built entirely by kids with predictable race results. It's never a fun thing to do and there are always hurt feelings. My concern in these matters is always for the kids. There is no worse job on race day than consoling an 8 year old who built his car himself and lost to a car that was built by an adult. We do not run pinewood as a district event anymore for that very reason.

Again, I apologize to you and your son and I hope to read here some day that he has made it to Eagle Scout!
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Ummm - the oldest Cub Scout is 10 years old and there are some REALLY talented kids out there apparently. I HOPE these cars were entered in the 'adults' class and not with the other 6,7,8,9 and 10 year olds who actually built their cars themselves. If these were built by the kids, I apologize for the criticism. If they weren't, I don't.

Sorry to be a wet blanket, but this is one of my pet peeves.

As a former cub master.. LOL.. i agree with you. However we had one kid win with a car that had a rock taped in the drivers seat because he was way under weight.. who knew..

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I HOPE these cars were entered in the 'adults' class and not with the other 6,7,8,9 and 10 year olds who actually built their cars themselves.
I imagine it was this statement that made him feel that way. You see this is what the boy's dad who wins every year does, builds the whole car and his son never even touches the car. Luke and I have had talks about how this isn't right and Luke clearly sees this as cheating. Luke was very excited about winning first place and getting the trophy but as we were leaving he turned to me and said, with a big ole grin on his face, "Dad what's even cooler than winning was beating Mr. Hubbard's car".
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The kids really think it's cool that all there cars are on the internet. I told them I am going to put some of the video on Utube and my youngest son said that was almost like them being on TV, which he says is very cool. They also liked seeing the other pictures of other kids Derby cars, if anyone else has some pics of past or present Derby cars the kids and I would love to see them.

Thanks for all the kind words.
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Funny.. i was just checking through the closet when you made your comment. My wife yelled out and said our son took all his cars when he moved a few years ago. Why did he take his cars?? He is probably going 10 times before he settles in.. hope they survive it...
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I've been meaning to show you what I did with the Jersey. Here it is:
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