GMC Motorhome Derby

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GMC Motorhome Derby

Post by ciodude » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:08 pm

I ran across this website in some random derby googling - a GMC Motorhome club has their own derby race! http://gmcmi.com/pinewood-derby/ I wrote to see if I can get ahold of one of their cool custom kits.



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Post by gpraceman » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:41 pm

I've had a couple of guys running this type of race buying my software. Talking to one of them, they look to take the race nationwide. Even the older generation loves to race wooden creations!

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Post by ciodude » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:48 pm

I now have two of their kits! I am looking forward to building them!



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Post by gpraceman » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:59 pm

Looking at their rules, a max weight of 1 pound. Wow! :O


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Re: GMC Motorhome Derby

Post by Kenny » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:07 pm

I'm still hoping someone will come along with a _(choose one)____ Derby :)

1. Edsel
2. Metropolitan
3. Vega
4. Pinto
5. Corvair Pickup

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Post by gpraceman » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:38 pm

Kenny wrote:I'm still hoping someone will come along with a _(choose one)____ Derby :)

1. Edsel
2. Metropolitan
3. Vega
4. Pinto
5. Corvair Pickup
Maybe do a Dead Car Brands themed race (Hummer, Saturn, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, AMC, ...).

On the Pinto, just hope it doesn't get rear ended :O :lol: Though, that would make for some cool special effects. Just have a fire extinguisher handy.


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Re: GMC Motorhome Derby

Post by Husker » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:28 am

gpraceman wrote:Maybe do a Dead Car Brands themed race (Hummer, Saturn, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, AMC, ...).
They are known as orphan cars. I'd buy a '51 Kaiser Henry J kit...


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