Lightning McQueen, Flo & Doc Hudson pinewood cars

Show off your cool vehicle designs and track burning speedsters!
User avatar
ah8tk
Master Pine Head
Master Pine Head
Posts: 325
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:23 pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN - north

Lightning McQueen, Flo & Doc Hudson pinewood cars

Post by ah8tk » Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:43 pm

For the 2007 race we made Cars pinewood derby cars for the whole family, here is the story:

Last year (2006) when we left the move Cars, my son, Noah, told me he would like to make the Lightning McQueen car next year for the Cub Scout, Pinewood Derby. I was thinking the whole time that lightning McQueen has a lot of stickers that I would need to resize to get them to work with the pinewood car. When we were working on the design, after the movie came out on DVD, Noah decided he wanted to make the Whitewalls McQueen (a.k.a. Crusin McQueen) car.

Image

I was relieved, then we decided to make a car for Mom (Flo) and me (Doc Hudson) I had worked getting the plans to fit the max width of 2 ¾” and the max length of 7” and the standard Cub Scout pinewood derby wheelbase (Flo has an altered - shorter - wheelbase).

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

In the last week, before the derby, we worked a long time to get the cars ready and we needed to build a carrier in the toolbox to house the cars in transit. I worked until 2:00am the night before the race to get my car completed (even though it still does not have bumpers, maybe someday).
Image
Image

At the races another father and son made Mater and The King as their cars. Our cars did well in the races, Noah was 1st place in the wolf den, 2nd fastest in the pack. All of the scout and parent cars were beat by a pink Girl Scout car in the Cub – Parent races.

Image

Here is a link to the post on Cars the Toys:

http://carsthetoys.yuku.com/topic/1122

During the fall it was time for the Cub Scout cake auction we were tasked with making a cake with a Cub Scout theme. After some thought we decided to make a pinewood derby cake, since we made Cars, Pinewood Derby cars for last years derby [link=p067.ezboard.com/Cars--Pinewood-Derby-cars/fcarsthetoysfrm12.showMessage?topicID=168.topic newwindow]Cars PWD cars[/link] we decided to add our cars to the cake. We picked up a Crusin McQueen, a Doc Hudson and a Flo 1:64th scale cars and modified them to look like our Pinewood Derby cars.

Image
Image
Image
Image

We needed to shrink the original decals we used on our pinewood derby cars. We even added the bumper stickers on McQueen’s rear bumper, that don’t show up on the Mattel models. We also added more Cub Scout decals than our Pinewood Derby cars had on them.

Image
Image
Image

In the end we only made a 2 lane track, so Flo (Mom’s car) did not appear on the cake.

Image

Sorry for the long post...
Last edited by ah8tk on Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:22 pm, edited 6 times in total.



User avatar
Darin McGrew
Pine Head Legend
Pine Head Legend
Posts: 1746
Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2003 1:23 pm
Location: Mountain View, CA
Contact:

Re: Lightning McQueen, Flo & Doc Hudson pinewood cars

Post by Darin McGrew » Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:29 pm

ah8tk wrote:Sorry for the long post.....
No apologies necessary! Thanks for sharing your excellent work!



OneHour
Master Pine Head
Master Pine Head
Posts: 190
Joined: Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:54 pm

Re: Lightning McQueen, Flo & Doc Hudson pinewood cars

Post by OneHour » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:07 pm

ah8tk, aaaawwwweeeesome!

Quick question, are your tailights, headlights, eyes, and decals are your own decals?

Very impressive!



User avatar
sporty
Pine Head Legend
Pine Head Legend
Posts: 3355
Joined: Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:00 am
Location: rockfalls, Illinois

Re: Lightning McQueen, Flo & Doc Hudson pinewood cars

Post by sporty » Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:50 pm

All I can say, it that is some very nice artist work and detail.


Those have to be some of the best PWD cars I have ever seen !!


Sporty



User avatar
ah8tk
Master Pine Head
Master Pine Head
Posts: 325
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:23 pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN - north

Re: Lightning McQueen, Flo & Doc Hudson pinewood cars

Post by ah8tk » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:27 am

are your tailights, headlights, eyes, and decals are your own decals?
All of the decals on these cars were redrawn, one of the troublesome details is that the eyes are 2 separate decals (as inkjet printers cannot print white) there is a white decal that has the eyeball and the white part of the eye, covered by a clear decal with the window frame. I spent a lot of time in toy stores trying to figure out how to redraw the decals.
Last edited by ah8tk on Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:10 am, edited 1 time in total.



OneHour
Master Pine Head
Master Pine Head
Posts: 190
Joined: Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:54 pm

Re: Lightning McQueen, Flo & Doc Hudson pinewood cars

Post by OneHour » Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:24 pm

ah8tk,

I have seen your cars somewhere before. First it was the CARS website and then on the Coolest Car of 2007.

http://www.abunchofoldguysandatrack.com ... _vette.JPG" target="_blank

I am very impressed still!



User avatar
millettbbc
Master Pine Head
Master Pine Head
Posts: 322
Joined: Thu May 22, 2008 8:37 am
Location: Lansing, MI
Contact:

Re: Lightning McQueen, Flo & Doc Hudson pinewood cars

Post by millettbbc » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:58 am

I just started working on my daughters car for next year. She is racing "Sally" from the movie. Hopefully it turns out half as nice as these. (Don't worry she will get her hands dirty on the project, but her saw use is limited at age 3)


PWD: The bug everyone catches and no one wants to let go.

User avatar
ah8tk
Master Pine Head
Master Pine Head
Posts: 325
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:23 pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN - north

Re: Lightning McQueen, Flo & Doc Hudson pinewood cars

Post by ah8tk » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:36 am

An updated picture of the Cars family, with this years PWD entrys:
Image
Last edited by ah8tk on Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.



AlabamaDan
Master Pine Head
Master Pine Head
Posts: 197
Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:26 pm
Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Re: Lightning McQueen, Flo & Doc Hudson pinewood cars

Post by AlabamaDan » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:56 pm

It's just....just.....beautiful! :clap:



azgreg
Journeyman
Journeyman
Posts: 47
Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:51 pm
Location: Phoenix, Az

Re: Lightning McQueen, Flo & Doc Hudson pinewood cars

Post by azgreg » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:03 pm

Where's Mater?



User avatar
ah8tk
Master Pine Head
Master Pine Head
Posts: 325
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:23 pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN - north

Re: Lightning McQueen, Flo & Doc Hudson pinewood cars

Post by ah8tk » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:53 pm

Thought about him, just have not tried to create him, yet! Other Cars just keep popping up. I have a design started for the Sheriff, but that is about it, for now.

Andy



Kenny
Master Pine Head
Master Pine Head
Posts: 288
Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:19 pm
Location: Houston (Tomball), TX

Re: Lightning McQueen, Flo & Doc Hudson pinewood cars

Post by Kenny » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:35 pm

Dude, you got mad skills indeed. Thanks very much for posting.
I worked until 2:00am the night before the race to get my car completed
HA HA. Yep, you're definitely the only guy to ever stay up late night before PWD NOT! :lol:

We need more long posts like this one - well done.



eaturner
Apprentice
Apprentice
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:44 am
Location: Warwick, RI

Re: Lightning McQueen, Flo & Doc Hudson pinewood cars

Post by eaturner » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:28 pm

Those are just amazing. I love the King. I made a dynoco mcqueen that would go nice in your big rig. Where did you get the big rig kit, I haven't been able to find one?



User avatar
ah8tk
Master Pine Head
Master Pine Head
Posts: 325
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:23 pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN - north

Re: Lightning McQueen, Flo & Doc Hudson pinewood cars

Post by ah8tk » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:43 pm

I purchased it from the Scout Shop, 100th Anniversary Big Rig Truck. I guess you still cannot get them from scoutstuff.org, I just searched again.



Jetmugg
Pine Head
Pine Head
Posts: 57
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:11 am
Location: Festus, MO

Re: Lightning McQueen, Flo & Doc Hudson pinewood cars

Post by Jetmugg » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:24 am

Amazing work - simply amazing.

SteveM.



Post Reply