About Derby Car

    More than half a century ago, a father was unable to participate in the Soap Box Derby (build his own car and drove to participate in the race) competition because his child was not age enough. He came up with an alternative method: use pine to make a mini race car and a mini race car. the match of. He thinks this will be a very interesting activity that promotes a good father-son relationship.

   He said: "I wanted to devise a wholesome, constructive activity that would foster a closer father-son relationship and promote craftsmanship and good sportsmanship through competition."

   He designed the prototype of the derby car raw material package, a 7 3/8 inch pine wood, two wood strips, four tires, and four nails (wheel axles). Pine was chosen because its material is very soft and it will be easier to carve.

    On May 15, 1953, the first pinewood derby car competition was successfully held in the boy scout group where the father belonged. The game was an unprecedented success. Several fathers also designed the race track together and provided an electronic finish recorder.

   News of the success of the race spread quickly, and the City of Los Angeles also hosted the Pinewood Derby Car Race in 1954. So the father wrote to the top of the Boy Scouts, hoping to promote this activity in the Boy Scouts. The senior management found that this was indeed a very meaningful project. Since then, Pinewood Derby Car Race has become a challenge that all Boy Scouts across the United States will participate in every year, and it continues to this day. So far, more than 50 million Boy Scouts have participated in this competition.