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Don Murphy, founder of the Pinewood Derby, tells you how he invented the pinewood derby for his Cub Scout Pack in 1953.
Don, who was the Cub Master of Pack 280c, re-creates the story of how he came up with the idea of racing miniature cars down a track.
This large format book includes many pictures of the very first pinewood derby race!
It also includes Don's original drawings of the track design, original rules, original car kit and even his drawings of the original pinewood derby car.
Also featured is a rare picture of a car that raced in the very first race on May 15, 1953 in Manhattan Beach, CA.
Don Murphy's son reflects on his memories of his Dad and the original pinewood derby race.
This book is for anyone interested in:
- Cub Scout or Boy Scout History
- Great book to show at Pinewood Derby Races
- Pinewood derby history buffs
- Anyone who wants to know how a world-wide phenomenon was started that has lasted for over 55 years!
- Award for pinewood derby winner
Pinewood Pro is the exclusive internet seller of PINEWOOD! The Story of the Pinewood Derby, as told by the founder, Don Murphy.
40 pages, large format 8 1/2" x 11"
Read the full history of the pinewood derby here.
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