PINEWOOD! The Story of the Pinewood Derby by Don Murphy

PINEWOOD! The Story of the Pinewood Derby by Don Murphy

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    Who better to learn how pinewood derby started than from the inventor Don Murphy himself

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    "Great story, if you like the pinewood derby then this is a book you cannot miss."

    4.8 out of 5 stars

    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.
    5.0 out of 5
    Anonymous Customer
    07 Mar 2019
    4.0 out of 5
    Great Little book
    This is a great small mini book depicting the history behind how Don Murphy came about with the idea for the Pinewood Derby. It contains all the original design diagrams and pictures, I wish it would have told even more of the story for the price.
    21 May 2013
    5.0 out of 5
    The Story of the Pinewood Derby
    This book stands out from the many other historical resources about the history of the PWD because it contains first-hand contributions directly from founder Don Murphy himself, as well as his son who participated in the first race. So, it covers not only the general history, but brings the reader full circle with insights and never-before-told details from Murphy decades after the PWD's founding. This book is complete and unique because of this special human component built in to the story. A must read for PWD enthusiasts!
    21 Sep 2012
    5.0 out of 5
    pinewood the story of the pinewood derby by don murphy
    Great story, if you like the pinewood derby then this a book you cannot miss.
    15 Mar 2010

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