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, 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.
Descriptions of unusual Shape N Race Derby cars for which I do not have photographs.
Appearance tips that should help anyone entering any race event with a design competition.
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.
Plans for a four-lane derby track, adapted (with permission) from the track plans published by Christian Service Brigade.
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.
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 anyone running or entering any model car race.