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    Pinewood Derby Speed Secrets Design and Build the Ultimate Car

    ISBN-10: 0756627338
    ISBN-13: 9780756627331
    Author(s): David Meade, Troy Thorne
    Description: For new competitors or seasoned racers, this informative, step-by-step guide reveals all the secrets to building a championship car. This officially licensed product of The Boy Scouts of America is written by a research scientist and father of two  More...
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    Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Incorporated
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 120
    Size: 8.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 0.748
    Language: English

    For new competitors or seasoned racers, this informative, step-by-step guide reveals all the secrets to building a championship car. This officially licensed product of The Boy Scouts of America is written by a research scientist and father of two undefeated Derby Champs. A valuable and educational manual features full-color, easy-to-follow instructions and is perfect for parents and kids alike. "I've seen a lot of first-time participants since founding the Pinewood Derby in 1953. If you want to compete successfully your first time out, or improve on last year's finish, this book is for you." -Don Murphy, founder of the Pinewood Derby and author of Pinewood, "The Story of the Pinewood Derby"

    Creative Director for Fox Chapel Publishing, and a Pinewood Derby-winning dad, Troy Thorne is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, and spent over 10 years in the advertising field. He is an active scouting volunteer, builds furniture and canoes, and works with his son who was a national finalist in the All-Star Derby Design Contest.

    A History of the Pinewood Derby
    How to Use This Book
    Getting Started in the Pinewood Derby
    Be Safe
    A Scout Is Trustworthy
    Let Your Child Build the Car
    The Three Basic Principles of Speed
    General Guidelines for Car Design
    Building the Car Body
    The Winning Car
    The Champion Car
    The Ultimate Car
    Axle Preparation
    The Winning Axles
    The Champion Axles
    The Ultimate Axles
    Wheel Preparation
    The Winning Wheels
    The Champion Wheels
    The Ultimate Wheels
    Putting It All Together
    Attaching the Wheels
    Wheel Alignment
    Final Wheel Lubrication
    Breaking Them In
    The 20-Second Test
    The Final Weighing
    Gallery of Winning Cars
    Extra Patterns
    Design Your Own Car

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