After 20 years, returning to the track

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After 20 years, returning to the track

Post by kcarchitect » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:45 pm

So, I haven't built a car since I was in cub scouts. I was very excited to have a Tiger cub this year and even more so to serve as their den leader. After getting online to do some research I couldn't believe how much derby has changed and how much it's stayed the same. A lot more high tech now but still about spending time with a kid doing something that's fun. We had a blast, I wanted to post a few pics of his car and mine. Pretty proud of him for his first year, he got some help from dad on the fenders but did a majority of the details and most of the paint work all on his own. (Special thank you to the dremmel corporation and Dupli-Color for making it look easy.) Got lots of great information from this site, Thank you to all the members who have shared knowledge, wisdom, help, and expertise.

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Dad's Car (Leader's run an outlaw class)

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Re: After 20 years, returning to the track

Post by Scrollsawer » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:57 pm

:welcome:

You've found a great site, and a great source of valuable information for the next 5 years of Derby racing. :D

My boys bridged over to Boy Scouts last year, and I learned most of what helped us succeed in the Derby here on this site. Great people and great information.

And good for you for volunteering to be their Den Leader! I was my twins Den Leader for 5 years, and while it was demanding at times, I wouldn't trade the experience for anything.

Use the Search feature on this site, and you'll be building blazing fast cars with your son in no time.

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Re: After 20 years, returning to the track

Post by whodathunkit » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:37 pm

:welcome: kcarchitect.

Truly amazing craftsmanship and paint jobs on the cars.


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Re: After 20 years, returning to the track

Post by birddog » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:45 pm

Gorgeous!



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Re: After 20 years, returning to the track

Post by iflytii » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:18 am

Wow, those are both really sharp!



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Re: After 20 years, returning to the track

Post by gpraceman » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:33 am

Very nice!


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Re: After 20 years, returning to the track

Post by Noskills » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:28 pm

Sweet....I am now even more unhappy that I never got a paint gun!
Love both cars. best of luck. I started as a Tiger leader too-great 5 year ride.
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