It’s the end of an era. Malcolm’s last Pinewood Derby was tonight. In year’s past, we’ve had fun working together on the cars and (other than a squirt or two of graphite) haven’t put much emphasis on their performance. This year was different, we’ll pulled out all the stops and bought a cool kit from the hobby store that had lots of upgrades. We ground and sanded the axles, sanded and aligned the wheels, then polished the axles to a mirror-like finish and packed the hubs with graphite. Those were some smooooth spinning wheels.
The car ran pretty well, but after all the heats only ended up being 3rd place. Not quite as good as we were hoping, but Malcolm got a trophy and was pretty happy with the result.