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100 amazing Pinewood Derby car photos of 2011

Need pinewood derby car design ideas? Boyslife.org readers have sent us photos of some amazing pinewood derby cars. Take a look at some of our favorites sent to us in 2011, and then send us a picture of your pinewood derby car.

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159 Comments on 100 amazing Pinewood Derby car photos of 2011

  1. i like the 1 that says tiger

  2. love the R2-D2 car this year I did a Alabama car

  3. LOVE THE BULLET BILL!

  4. Great job on the cars Parents!

  5. DUDE THEIR AWSM

  6. mr. greenbacks // September 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm // Reply

    grate, i like the R2-D2 one best

  7. I like them all

  8. I love the Star Wars related ones.

  9. cool

  10. any1 else goin to make a lego ninjago car this year

  11. I agree some of them look like they don’t go fast but are built for style>

  12. cool cars but I dont think they all our fast.

  13. I like the Iphone one.

  14. I think someone should make a U.S. tank with the same detells as the Germen tank.
    P.S. I couldn’t.

  15. people are creative

  16. carpenter confession // February 22, 2012 at 6:21 pm // Reply

    Yes, unfortunately we parents get too involved in the sport of pinewood. Maybe it is our own past failures as young scouts within this event that drives us to build exotics for our own children. My Pa never had a workshop, power tools, etc.. Besides, If the kids are going to win, the parents need to help …”ALOT”.
    I look at like this… The ultimate Championship reward is HEAVEN.. only God our father can get us there . …. I love seeing the kids win.

  17. The green truck with the mowhak was made and designed by my 8 year old son. His dad helped him cut it and he did the rest and won 2nd place and best in show. So yes some kids are capable of doing these cars themselves.

  18. Love the sandwhich

  19. HOW DO THEY DO THAT!?!

  20. A cub can learn by involvement in the building process, how to use tools, techniques, apply finishes, safety measures etc. I wouldn’t want my son to try using power tools or spraying paints without first knowing how to do it and wear a proper mask. A parents involvement also allows for the interaction to help build something together that he can be proud of and learn from. Isn’t that what the intent of the Derby is?

    • The intent of the Derby is involvement with your child teaching the child about all the safety involved the construction, rule & common application this knowledge in everyday life.

  21. I wish my car is on this site. I made cheese car with lots of holes and a toy mouse. It is so funny.

  22. dr. mitchell // January 29, 2012 at 12:41 pm // Reply

    These are some really good ideas, but they are WAY too complicated for the cubs to do. Other than that , they are AWSOME designs and extremely creative.

  23. Sonic the Hedgehog // January 28, 2012 at 11:53 am // Reply

    I love the idea, but we can’t find any pictures of him. We saw a few the other day, but now we cant find it.

  24. My 11 years old girl scout daughter made the subway sandwich car. She did 95% of the work. She learned by watching me making her brother car. Kids learn from their parent.

  25. a-w-s-o-m-e :)

  26. man i love the high heel car who ever made that is awsome

  27. Thay look rilley cool, but there defintaly made pros

  28. mynameisawesome // January 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm // Reply

    u will not beleve wat my design is… A PACKAGE OF GUM!!!!! if u no hoo i am, u wood really no that i wood do that for a car.

  29. kingguyquick31 // January 16, 2012 at 4:12 pm // Reply

    pretty awesome

  30. What do you all think of Sonic the Hedgehog?

  31. Parents probably made these cars but they are realy cool.

  32. useless

  33. I like the eyeball and shoe one:)

  34. There all really cool but they look like parents that are carpenters made them.

  35. happy go lucky 3249 // January 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm // Reply

    the cars are cool but i bet that they were originally made by the parents of the kid and the kids just bring them to show them off

  36. I like the bullit one the best!

  37. Game Masta a.k.a.1 4m 4w30m3 // January 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm // Reply

    iReally like all the designs,but now all the good ideas are taken.

  38. These are great. This will be our first year in the scouts and I am feeling just a bit intimidated!

  39. i bet all of these cars are either store-bought or made by parents

  40. Cookie Monster // January 2, 2012 at 3:55 pm // Reply

    Funny,cool,best!

  41. amazinggggg

  42. i agree 2 these couldnt have been made by 7-10 year old boys the parents had to help them

  43. kingguyquick31 // December 31, 2011 at 4:31 pm // Reply

    This years cars are way better than last years but I think the adults made them with no help from the boys though last years were still really good.

  44. webelosleader // December 30, 2011 at 3:55 pm // Reply

    Yep, a lot of parents beautiful jobs.

  45. As a Cubmaster, I have to agree. I would rather see less “art” and instead see the smiles of accomplishment on the boys faces when they have there car completed. The PD was never suppose to be about the accomplishment of the parents.

  46. There are maybe 10 of these cars that could possibly meet standard derby regulations and maybe of those, 5-7 were made by actual scouts and not their parents. While the art is lovely, it’s about the boys learning how to compete in a healthy and mature manner and how to work with basic tools to gain basic skills… too much leader involvement here. Never the less….amazing works of art.

    • you are right because last year I had a pinewood derby race and some cars where pre cut and alot where made by their dads

      • LEGO Universer // January 12, 2012 at 8:24 pm //

        well i let my parent cut out a basic design then i put stuff on it
        (some one else might cut it to)
        advice:
        i put a rock monster on mine
        (from LEGO power miners)
        and i think it went faster!

    • Too true

  47. Did the kids make these? We would rather see the kids make them.

  48. These are great… but how many were really created primarily by the boys?

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