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Shape N Race Derby
(Pinewood Derby, Kub Kar Rally, etc.)

Shape N Race Derby, Pinewood Derby, Kub Kar Rally—whatever you call it, a derby is a lot of fun, and it's a great opportunity for learning and for making memories.

For Derby Participants

The following resources will be of interest to anyone involved with a derby, especially participants.

Photos of Unusual Derby Cars

Photos of unusual derby cars, most of which have been entered in the annual Shape N Race Derby run by CSB Stockade unit 876, Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto, California.

Unusual Derby Car Designs

Descriptions of unusual Shape N Race Derby cars for which I do not have photographs.

Building a Better-Looking Derby Car

Appearance tips that should help anyone entering any race event with a design competition.

Building a Faster Derby Car

Speed tips that should help anyone entering any model car race.

For Derby Organizers

The following resources will be of interest primarily to those organizing a derby.

Four-Lane Derby Track Plans

Plans for a four-lane derby track, adapted (with permission) from the track plans published by Christian Service Brigade.

Derby Rules

The rules used by CSB Stockade unit 876, Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto, California, for its annual Shape N Race Derby, and a discussion of the options for those who are drafting rules for their own derbies.

Race Methods for a Shape N Race Derby

This information will be useful for anyone organizing similar race events, whether entrants are racing model cars, model sailboats (e.g., CSB's Shape N Sail Derby), rubberband-powered model "rockets" (e.g. BSA's Space Derby), or whatever else.

Resources for a Shape N Race Derby

Resources for anyone running or entering any model car race.