Pinewood Derby Racing
About Pinewood Pro and Cub Scouts
This is a brief history of Pinewood Pro
Welcome to Pinewood Pro,
the pinewoodderby experts since 1995!
My name is Joe Gargiulo, the founder of Pinewood Pro. I live in Trumbull, CT with my wife Nancy, son, Steven, and two daughters. Steven started in Cub Scout Pack 468 and became an Eagle Scout with Troop 65. He and I have been involved with Cub Scouts and PinewoodDerby car racing since he was a Tiger Cub in 1994.
During my son's Cub Scout years, I managed the Pinewood Derby race for Pack 468. The website idea came from my experience managing our Cub Scout Pack pinewood derby race coupled with our success at winning races. I started Pinewood Pro in 1999 to help others build their pinewood derby car. That same year, I wrote our #1 best seller, Winning Pinewood Derby Secrets, that has helped thousands of people build winning pinewood derby cars. I beam when someone sends an email with their pinewood derby story of how our products helped them.
We are very proud to be involved with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Pinewood Derby racing by volunteering our time, making yearly donations to BSA and local cub scout packs and helping people through Pinewood Pro. We also are happy to be involved with other pinewood (a.k.a. pine car or Grand Prix) organizations such as AWANA Grand Prix, Royal Rangers, Shape N Race Derby, Kub Kar Rally, Girl Scouts Grand Prix and WIRL. With your support (link to our site!) we will continue the Pinewood Pro tradition of helping others design, build and race winning pinewoodderby cars.
Tips & Hints
Winning Pinewood Derby Secrets contains all the tips you need to win your race. Updated annually with the latest tips and speed products, our book has proven results with 1000's of winners... but don't take our word for it! Read over 90 Customer Reviews and check out our Winners Gallery!
Don't put a round peg (axle) in a square hole! Axle slots are square but your axles are round, making it difficult to get them to go in straight. Use a drill press or the PRO Driller to redrill the axle slot so you have a straight round hole to insert your axles
Put a clear Gloss Paint Sealer on your car to protect your cool paint job from dirt and graphite smudges.
- Helping Pinewood Derby Racers
...for over 15 years.
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.
This was my 7-year-old's first Pinewood Derby and he won 1st! We followed your Winning Pinewood Derby Secrets and his car smoked other the cars by 4-5 car lengths each race. Thanks again.
My son won 1st place for the fastest car. Thank you for all of your tips and tricks they were a big help.
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Once we ordered your tips and tricks we won 1st place every year since. Thank You so much for this information and making my son's pinewood derby career a success.
Keirsten's car won first place in her troop and grand champion out of all the other troops that participated.
My son, won his pack derby today on our first attempt! He won 9 races in a row and none of them were even close. Thanks for your assist in this father & son memory.
- Kevin from VT