Usually T makes all the derby cars around these parts. This year was different. I would like to thank the Village it took to raise this pinewood derby car. Tanks (whoops!) I means Thanks a heap to our Home Teacher for cutting it out, for the team of helpers at den meeting last night who helped with the weigh in and with the attaching of the treads because my child size hands couldn't squeeze out the hot glue fast enough before it would cool and dry. Thanks to Grandpa T who used his machinist shop to grind down wheels, and straighten out the axels. Thanks to Grandma T for sending them to us in time. Thanks to our friend Dave who placed the wheels and did such special things to them that he kept it secret from me! He was just the guy for the job. I am responsible for the paint job and silly putty turret with pen cannon. Little Boy did the brainstorming and the sanding. Just what the boys in this household always do (an not much more-sorry that's all they do folks).
As you can see it turned out great! Not sure if it's a winner but there are a whole lot of people I can blame it on if it stinks : )
Just take a look at all the cars in this house that our newest addition has to live up to? A legacy of speedsters. Lots of fond memories go along with each one. But this is my first pinewood baby. Delivered with a lot of help and love.