Pinewood Car Building Tips

Easiest way to build a fast car

  • Aerodynamic shape - doesn't have to be complicated

    • A simple wedge will do fine

  • Weight high and in the back

    • This maximizes potential energy of your car

  • Reduce friction around the wheels and axels

    • Smooth axels and dry lubricant make a big differences in using energy for speed and not heat

  • Boy's Life - Use Science to Build the Fastest Pinewood Derby Car

    • Note: Review our rules. Altering or using alternate light wheels are not allowed and all four wheels must be in contact with the track.

Easiest way to build a creative car

  • Don't let "Car" limit your ideas

    • Last year's most creative included dragons, a Pikachu and even sushi

    • Tanks, planes, buses and star destroyers too