Saturday, January 30, 2016

Our First Pinewood Derby

The boys worked hard and pulled off 2 cars for the Pinewood Derby.  Sadly, neither of our cars were winners, but we had fun!  It is a serious business at Pinewood Derby.  The rules are nuts!  I couldn't believe there were 2 pages of rules for a wooden block with wheels.  You can't have liquid lubricants or certain types of weights.  Once your car is officially weighed in you are not allowed to touch it again.  I just didn't realize how serious it was! 

Each car raced 3 times (1 time per lane) and the fastest 3 went on to the finals of their grade.  Bennett got fastest in 1 heat, but that wasn't enough to qualify him.  Henry didn't win any of the rounds. :(  Since Henry's wasn't really competing "officially" his was sort of an afterthought.  Neil ended up taping keys and quarters to it to add weight.  He was proud so it didn't matter!

Nana, Granddad, and Gammy all came to see the cars race.  How sweet of them!

Heat 1!

Heat 2!

Heat 3!


Henry and his competitors!
Our boys walked away with participant ribbons and we headed to Another Broken Egg for a delicious brunch with Nana and Granddad.

Awww Yeah!

So proud!

Black car with Saints fleur de lis

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