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BMW-related....1975 3.5CSL Pinewood Derby Car

Discussion in 'BMW' started by fgump, Feb 9, 2014.

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    fgump

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    My oldest son is aging out of Cub Scouts this year. He has built a car for the Pinewood Derby since he was a Tiger Cub, this being his 5th year. He had a design in mind this year, and I didn't want to steer him away from it. It turned out to be a lovely car, and won 3rd place craftsmanship among 23 boys in his rank.

    I've been his Den Leader all 5 years, and this year, being our last year in Cubs, and racing the Pinewood Derby, I wanted to build a car to enter.

    Here she is...

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    Modeled after:

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    It wasn't fast; had a bad pull to the left. First three heats it came in 3/4. Last heat, we ran it backwards and it finished first. It went on to win Best Craftsmanship for the Open Race category (Dads' cars :) ). I'm already looking forward to building an M1 to hopefully sneak into the Open race next year...
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    charlson89

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    Thats awesome none my cars in cubs ever looked that good!
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    MGarrison

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    Impressive! Looks awesome!
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    fgump

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    Another side view:
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    Ken.S.330

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    Wow, that's awsome. Only third?! I would like to see first and second.
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    fgump

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    This car won Craftsmanship for the Pack for the Open division, 26 entries. My son's car (different car) won 3rd place Craftsmanship in his rank.
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    Ken.S.330

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    Reading comprehension issue on my part. I read it and didn't bother to comprehend before I posted. I probably shouldn't be reading/posting while working. Now, did I promote that code I'm working on to TEST or PROD? Still, very cool car.
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    Son's car here:
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