Jump to content
  • Greetings Guest!

    CheersandGears.com was founded in 2001 and is one of the oldest continuously operating automotive forums out there.  Come see why we have users who visit nearly every day for the past 16+ years. Signup is fast and free, or you can opt for a premium subscription to view the site ad-free.

Sign in to follow this  
NewsFeeder

Pinewood Derby Jeep deserves a merit badge of excellence

Recommended Posts

Filed under: SUV, Etc., Jeep, Toys/Games

Pinewood Derby Jeep Scrambler
Rugged Ridge's Pinewood Derby Jeep CJ8 - Click above to enlarge

While some of us have never tried to fashion a Pinewood Derby racer out of a block of wood, the chances of such an endeavor turning out half as well as the work of art that is the Rugged Ridge Jeep CJ8 is next to nothing.

The Jeep Scrambler is a classic, and this wooden Derby version is impressively accurate, right down to fender flares, mirrors, off-road lights, jerry can, Hi Lift Jack, tube steps and spare tire carrier - all hewn from a single block of pine.

While we're not experts on the subject, we imagine the scale Jeep's aerodynamics are about as good as the real thing - which is to say, pretty darn bad. Still, the Pinewood Derby Jeep CJ8 managed to snag a third place finish in its racing debut. Nicely done!

[source: Rugged Ridge]

Pinewood Derby Jeep deserves a merit badge of excellence originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 20 Mar 2010 09:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments

di
di

autoblog?i=UIJ6YCuS68E:z7-1nqTKKDs:wF9xT autoblog?i=UIJ6YCuS68E:z7-1nqTKKDs:V_sGL
UIJ6YCuS68E

View the full article

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wouldn't it have been so much easier to make a pinewood Patriot? Much less carving.:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry to burst his balloon but Boy Scouts earn merit badges / Cub Scouts make pinewood derby cars. Been there done that got the Eagle Scout :smilewide:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Who's Online   1 Member, 0 Anonymous, 51 Guests (See full list)



About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets

facebook

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.