Pinewood: Winning by the Rules

One of the annual events in scouting and scouting-like activities around the world is the Pinewood Derby. Boys and girls build small gravity-powered racers to compete for the honor of being the fastest. This honor brings with it the temptation to “bend rules” to win.

Creating a Pinewood Derby car is not only a wonderful hands-on project for those into building, designing and racing their own unique car, but it’s also a chance to teach valuable life lessons. Winning by the Rules shows that the fastest cars can be built without “cheating.”

This how-to guide utilizes over four years of scientific testing to describe in easy terms how you can achieve higher speeds and better performance with one’s custom-made racers.

Phil Reinke’s first experience with pinewood derby racers began with his father when he was in the Cub Scouts. It continued when he and his son, Tyler, raced cars at Pinewood Derbies in Georgia and Florida. Their research and experience led to three consecutive district championships. This book is written to share the joy of dreaming, designing, building and racing, while completely following the rules.

PINEWOOD: WINNING BY THE RULES (ISBN: 978-1-61204-955-7) is available at Amazon/Kindle: Pinewood Winning by the Rules

About the Author – Phil Reinke is the founder and President of the Continuous Improvement Institute, Executive Partner/President of the PCR Group, LLC, and was recently an Executive Director at Kaplan Higher Education. He is currently working on three more books. Reinke lives with his wife, Lori, two daughters, Courtney and Rachel, and son, Tyler, in Cooper City, Florida.

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