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!
Winning Pinewood Derby Secrets was released in 1999 and has helped thousands learn how to build a car and make it fast.
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.
track tested for speed
All of our products have been track-tested to prove that they are fast.
3D Car Design plans
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Helping Pinewood Derby Racers
...for over 15 years.
Tips & Hints
When your wheel rubs against the axle head it creates friction. To reduce this friction, file the head back slightly using an Axle File to reduce the friction area.
Put a coat of wood primer on your car before painting it because pine wood is porous and will absorb the first coat of paint. Lightly sand the primer after it dries, then apply a final coat (or two) for a clean, finished look.
When it comes to Pinewood Derby racing, Rules are not meant to be broken. Check with other racers or your race manager before your race to clarify what is allowed and how your car will be inspected when it is checked in.
My son placed 1st place in the St. David's Cup.
Jacob had a blast seeing his car fly! Thanks for the tips!
- Matthew and Jacob
We came in fourth place; very respectable, given it was our first time. Thanks very much for helping us overcome our building weaknesses with great products.
- Doug and Taiki from VA
- FREE Derby Help
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- Finishing Touches
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Pinewood Pro gets 'er done cuz we finished No.#1, thanks Joe!!!
- Bruce from WA
Thanks a ton for all the tips and the Wheels and Axles! We beat cars that had taken district and region in Georgia! This was my last race with my two boys. Great way to end! Thanks again!