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Pinewood Derby Speed Secrets

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By David Meade
Fox Chapel, 2006
Soft cover, 8" x 8", 106 pages

The only Pinewood Derby book officially endorsed by the Boy Scouts of America

Whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned competitior, Pinewood Derby Speed Secrets has all the advice and tips you and your child need to build the car that brings home the trophy.

Featuring fully-illustrated, easy-to-follow instruction covering every step of the process, author David Meade, a research scientist and the father of two undefeated Derby champs, reveals his ultimate speed secrets for crossing the finish line first. You'll discover:

  • How to build three levels of Pinewood Derby car: The Winning Car, , and
  • The fun of building cars side-by-side with your child
  • The secrets to preparing the wheel and axles, distribuiting weight, and shaving seconds off your race time
  • Seven read-to-cut patterns
By using the tips and techniques in Pinewood Derby Speed Secrets, you, too, will be sure to build a winning car while building memories that will last a lifetime.

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