Pinewood Derby Authority

Pinewood Pro is a leading pinewood derby supplier

Welcome to Pinewood Pro,
the pinewood derby experts since 1999!

Why do we consider ourselves experts, or a pinewood derby authority?

Well, we are proud to have helped so many people and proud to have supported, and donated to, the pinewood derby community for over 10 years that we humbly consider ourselves an authority.

But you can be the judge of that as you scan our accomplishments, read our customer reviews, donations, our picture gallery and view some of our 1000's of pinewood derby winners over the past 12+ years.

And we would love to hear from you with your comments, feedback or suggestions...God Bless and Happy Racing!

We wrote the book!

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Winning Pinewood Derby Secrets was released in 1999 and has helped thousands learn how to build a car and make it fast.

Check out some of our winners and read some of over 40 customer reviews!




We are Scouts

I built my first pinewood derby car with my Dad in 1966. When my son joined scouts in 1995, I volunteered to lead the pinewood derby for his Pack and we've been actively involved with the cub scouts and boy scouts ever since.


Products Designed by Engineers

As an engineer, I take my work very seriously. I don't claim to be perfect, but I've worked hard to design the best products I can.

Many of my products were invented by me or my fellow engineers such as my PRO Super Speed Axles, Graphite-coated Axles, and Graphite-coated Wheels.


track tested for speed

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All of our products have been track-tested to prove that they are fast.

3D Car Design plans

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Pinewood Pro offers the only 3D Car Design Plans, that feature 3D AutoCAD images so you can see your car taking shape step-by-step.

We even animate your car in 360 degress so you can see it from all angles. You won't find anything better, or cooler.

Proven Results

Don't take our word for it, read what others say, and check out our Picture Gallery.


Over 500 Product Reviews

We do our best to make the best products, offered at a fair price.... read our Customer Reviews.


We Give Back

We are happy to have donated part of our profits back to the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts every year since we started Pinewood Pro in 1999.

In addition, we continue to volunteer for pinewood derby fund raiser events or simply help support our local Packs.

Pinewood Pro is also proud to donate back to our Military, help with disaster relief along with other organizations such as the MS Society and American Cancer Society.


Exclusive Seller of Don Murphy's (inventor of Pinewood Derby) book

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Pinewood Pro is the exclusive seller of the book written by the inventor of Pinewood Derby, Don Murphy.

Please pick up a copy of Pinewood! The Story of the Pinewood Derby to support pinewood derby racing and honor the founder.

Pinewood Pro donates all proceeds back and is happy to honor the inventor of pinewood derby racing.




Exclusive Interview with Donn Murphy

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Joe Gargiulo interviews Donn Murphy, son of the inventor.

In this exclusive interview, Donn talks about his father, the Cub Master of Pack 280c and how he invented the Pinewood Derby in 1953.





Sponsor of the Pinewood Derby Museum

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Pinewood Pro is the proud sponsor of the Pinewood Derby Museum in El Segundo, CA, which opened in April 2011. The museum features the only known car that raced in the very first race at the Scout House in Manhattan Beach in 1953.

There are four displays of memorabilia, one of which contains a Pinewood Pro Indy F1 racer, honoring 100 years of scouting.

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    • Pinewood Derby
      Tips & Hints

      Before cutting your car, use a straight edge to draw lines down the center lengthwise and widthwise across your car. Then draw your car design template over these straight lines. The template and straight lines help guide your cutting on both sides of the car so everything is square.








      Pinewood Derby
      axles Tip

      The stock BSA "nails" that come in your kit are mass produced. These nails have burrs, crimp marks and can also be crooked, all of which severely limits your car speed. An Axle Polishing Kit and Axle File are essential to fix your axles and increase your car speed.



      Pinewood Derby
      lubes Hint

      Nyoil stays on your axles throughout the race, unlike powdered graphite that blows off every time your car goes down the track. This gives Nyoil coated axles a speed advantage if your car keeps racing.



    • Helping Pinewood Derby Racers
      pinewood derby authority
      ...for over 15 years.

    • We got a "Most Realistic" for the Humvee and an 4th place with the "wedge." You would have thought my seven-year-old twin grandsons had won college scholarships! I was a hero. Thanks, again. I'll probably be back next year, Lord willing.
      - Mike from KS



    • father and son race winners

      Using the tips on your website, Daniel's car won every race for his den, and won the district races. It seemed that his car got faster with every run. We have memories that will last.
      - David



    • You guys are amazing. Thank you for such prompt attention. We will deal with you from now on. I have at least 9 more years of pinewood cars to make, and it's your products that will help us through them. Thank you soooo much!
      - Lisa from CA



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