Not So Wordless Wednesday


Last week I posted about a couple of pinewood derby cars that I built for an event at our church. The green one was named “Spike” by the young man that assisted in the construction. He wanted a mohawk so I came up with this stripe of black projections running down the middle of the car. There was another pinewood event this past Saturday and circumstances required that I construct a new car. So I got to thinking, “How can I make Spike more spikey?


Meet Spike 2! I took some 1/4″ wood dowels and ran them through a pencil sharpener and now we have serious spikes! A few graphics applied and Spike 2 is ready for the track.


There were some very colorful cars this week, but Spike 2’s neon green made him easy to find in the pit area, waiting his run down the track.


Spike 2 looked very impressive in the starting gate on the track. So how did Spike 2 preform. Let’s just say that he lost to three donuts in lane 2. Oh well, back to the drawing boards. There’s always next year. We may have lost the race but my assistant was thrilled with the improvements in Spike’s appearance, so that’s win for the home team. Have a blessed day.


14 thoughts on “Not So Wordless Wednesday

  1. That was a good thing you did for that young man. You’re that kind of guy.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordy or Wordless Wednesday. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Brilliant and so clever they LQQK excellent ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a spiketastic week ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Brilliant I am very impressed, how about usesing a little grease on the axel


    1. Only dry lubricant like graphite is allowed.


  4. Awww… I’m sorry Spike lost. But at least he was lookin’ GOOOOD! ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Unfortunately, there were no style points, only speed.


  5. handmadejewelryhaven January 30, 2019 — 7:12 pm

    I still have the pink ‘Hello Kitty’ pinewood derby car that my daughter got to make to race when her big bro was in Cub Scouts.
    I just can’t seem to part with it, it is so cute!

    Thanks for sharing!

    – Lisa


    1. I think the kids love the cars. Spike was designed by a 10 year old boy.


  6. Some kids were more interested in how they looked than in how they raced, as i remember it, especially as we gave awards for design as well as speed. Spike 2 is a great looking derby car.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I believe the kids want the cars to look cool, the adults want them to go fast.


    1. Spike was spiffiy but not quite as swifty as he needed to be.


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