2010 Pinewood Derby

The first ever Pinewood Derby, providing around 35 car kits to participants who came up with a unique design that we then raced on our custom built track. Some of the car designs you can see in the video below. Before the race itself we required a collaborative effort from a bunch of people able to contribute woodworking and electronics skills to set up the track and finish line technology.

2010 Pinewood Derby event

This Pinewood Derby was the first that we’d heard about in Scotland, and when we ran it, back in 2010, I could hardly find anyone in the UK who could advise on Pinewood Derby, where to get car kits and how to build a track.

We were really excited to get this event under our belt, and to have built a track that could be used again in the future…