Pinewood Derby Advanced

Level: 2


  • Have the Pinewood Derby Honor.
  • Know the Pinewood Derby race regulations for your district, area, or conference.
  • Be aware of the following:
    • Cars shall not ride on any kind or type of springs.
    • No loose materials of any kind are allowed in or on the car.
    • Official number must be clearly marked and visible.
  • Review tool safety.
  • Know the various ways to prepare and finish your project:
    • Sanding wood
    • Filling holes
    • Sealing new wood
    • Coloring wood
    • Gloss finishes
    • Enamel finishes
    • Stain finishes
    • Wax finishes
    • Acrylic finishes
    • Water colors
    • Leather look on wood
    • Decoupage
    • Forged foil
  • Know the principle meaning of friction and how it can affect the performance of your car.
  • Know the three best ways to reduce friction on your car:
    • Axle lubrication
    • Aerodynamic design
    • Smooth finish
    • Proper wheel/axle clearance
    • Reduce wheel shaking
  • Know the three theories of weight distribution and how it could affect the performance of your car.
  • Design and build to completion the following (not previously built):
    • Basic car kit with complete exterior finish
    • Deluxe/fancy car kit with complete exterior finish and decals
    • Be creative by building one of the following: tank, submarine, airplanes, piano, ice cream sandwich, fire engine, vege-link, school bus, baby carriage, and etc.
  • Use details on your project such as steering wheel, driver, decals, and etc. as long as these details do not exceed the maximum length, width, and weight specification.
  • Participate in a club, district, or conference sponsored Pinewood Derby event with a current car.
  • Define and practice good sportsmanship as it relates to your Christian walk.

Download Honor Book