How to Make the Best Pinewood Derby Car Ever

Pinewood Derby GuideI am super excited to tell you about a FREE guide that I’m giving away to everyone who subscribes to my email newsletter!  It’s a 12 page guide that will help you create an awesome Pinewood Derby car.  The guide covers topics such as:

  • Knowing the rules before you design your car
  • The parts of your car and how to prepare them for the fastest time possible
  • Drawing your design
  • Cutting out your design (your parents’ job, mostly!)
  • Adding weights
  • Painting and decorating your car
  • Installing the axles and wheels

Pinewood Derby car grid template
You’ll also find this Pinewood Derby template that you can use to sketch out your design.  Tape the grid to your car to make it easier to cut out.

Included is a handy resource guide.  Want to  purchase supplies to help you build your car?  Looking for some fun car-related songs to play during your Derby?  Or just want to find out more about the Pinewood Derby?  You’re in luck!  I’ve included links to all of these.

To get your copy, all you have to do is sign up for my email newsletter.  The form is located in the sidebar to your right.  There’s also a form at the bottom of this post.

Some of you who have already signed up may not see the form in the right sidebar.

If you have already signed up for my email newsletter, watch your inbox.  I’ll be emailing you a copy of the free guide tomorrow.

Let me know what you think about the guide!

Yours in Scouting,

P.S.  Don’t forget to sign up to get your free guide!

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14 thoughts on “How to Make the Best Pinewood Derby Car Ever

  1. Jennifer Mayes

    I would like to subscribe to your email newsletter, but I did not see the form you mentioned. Can you please sign me up?

  2. Sam Harper

    The .pdf that is downloaded is only the header page. Would you please send me the whole document?
    Thank you ever so much!! We are giving our Cubs a pinewood derby kit for our Christmas party and I would love to print this out for them and add it to their gift.
    You are awesome for all that you do for this site!!
    Sam Harper – Cub Master Pack 1331 – Spring, TX

    1. Sherry Post author

      Thanks so much for your kind words! I’m emailing you the document!

      Do you mind doing a little troubleshooting with me? Did you download the document from this page (the one you commented on) or the one that’s linked in the email I sent out about this?

      When you clicked on the link, did it open in another tab for you? Did you try downloading it to Adobe Reader?

      Thanks for helping me with this!

  3. Melody Blaz

    Hey Sherry…
    I am signed up for your newsletter but can’t figure out how to get the How to Build the Best Pinewood Derby Car Ever… could you please send me the link

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  5. Sarah

    I am fairly certain I have not already signed up your newsletter, but I do not see the form on the sidebar. Please help me out, I would love to be able to see this packet!



  6. Danielle

    I tried using 3 different email addresses and it kept giving me errors that they were invalid. I would love this info for the pinewood derby car

    1. Sherry Post author

      I am so sorry about that! Not sure what the problem is, but I just manually added you. You should get a confirmation email in the next few minutes. Thanks for reading!


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