There are several differences. CO2 Dragsters (sometimes known as "Blast Cars") are longer and have thinner lighter wheels than Pinewood Derby cars. Also Pinewood Derby cars race using gravity as their only power, while C02 Dragsters use CO2 cartridges to power the car. The standard track size for a Pinewood Derby race is about 32 feet, while the track size area for a C02 Dragster is usually 80 feet or more. C02 Dragsters run on a filament string to guide them down the track, while most Pinewood Derby cars run on a center guide rail. C02 Dragsters usually can only run two cars at the same time due to the starting gates only being designed to accept two cars. Pinewood Derby cars on the average run on a four lane track (I've seen tracks as high as 12 lanes). There are very few C02 Dragster tracks that utilize an electronic finish line, while the majority of Pinewood Derby tracks use an electronic finish line. These are most of the differences between the two cars.
Pinewood Derby - South Park - was created on 2009-04-15.
The height of a typical Pinewood Derby Track is about 4 feet, from the floor to the top of the track.
Yes! The pinewood derby does happen all over the world where there are Boy Scouts.
The cast of Physics and the Pinewood Derby - 2008 includes: John Acton as John Acton
Pinewood derby axles are one inch long, 0.087 inch diameter zinc plated steel nails.
Pinewood Derby blocks are generally 7 inches in length, 1.75 inches in width, and 1.25 inches in height. The density of the wood can have them weigh anywhere between 90 and 150 grams (3 to 5 ounces).
If you are referring to the stop section on a Pinewood Derby track, the average length is about 4 feet; however, if you are good at making fast Pinewood Derby cars, it will take nearly double this length to safely stop your car. Because of this most Pinewood Derby races place a pillow or a jacket at the end of the stop section to abruptly stop those cars that over shoot the stop sections.
Hi, Don Wright Murphy, the founder of the Pinewood Derby was born in La Porte Indiana on April 9, 1918. Sadly, Mr. Murphy passed away earlier this year on July 1, 2008. An obituary appeared in the Daily Breeze newd publication between July 8-9, 2008. God Bless Mr. Murphy for the lives that he touched and the 100 million + children who have participated in Pinewood Derby since 1953. A book recounting the history of the Pinewood Derby, based upon Mr. Murphy's recollections and memorabilia. It is called Pinewood!. In addition to founding the Pinewood Derby, Mr. Murphy also appeared a cameo role in a movie relating to the Pinewood Derby, Down and Derby. The movie project was financed by a group of adults who earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Regards Don Murphy's book, mentioned above, is titled PINEWOOD! The Story of the Pinewood Derby. Since Don passed away in 2008, his book was not offered for sale again until Aug 2009. It is only offered for sale through the Pinewood Pro website here: https://www.pinewoodpro.com/p/012490.html Don's son Donn Murphy now lives in the California Bay Area.