PINEWOOD! The Story of the Pinewood Derby by Don Murphy
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This collector's item book is printed in large format 8"x11" format and includes many pictures from the very first pinewood derby race!
This is a limited first edition book published by Don Murphy. The book is out of print! Once these books sell out, there won't be another printing.
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.
It also includes Don's original drawings of the track design, original rules, original car kit, drawings of the original pinewood derby car design, and many more rare pictures and drawings from the first pinewood derby.
The book features the one and only picture of "The First Racer", Don Murphy's pinewood derby car that he built with his son, Donn, for the first race in 1953.
Don's "First Racer" car is long since gone but two replicas were built by Joe Gargiulo of Pinewood Pro. One replica car, signed by Donn Murphy, is in the Pinewood Derby Museum in Stratford, CT. The other replica car was given to Donn Murphy for the 60th anniversary of the pinewood derby. That car is in CA.
Also featured in the book is a picture of the only car that exists that raced in the very first race on May 15, 1953 in Manhattan Beach, CA.
Read Donn Murphy's reflection of his memories of the first race and how his Dad conceived of the pinewood derby.
This book is for anyone interested in:
- Pinewood derby history buffs
- Cub Scout or Boy Scout memorabilia collectors
- Vintage Boy Scout collectors
- Great book to show at Pinewood Derby Races
- Can be given as a special award for a pinewood derby winner or Cub Scout leader
- Anyone who wants to know how a world-wide phenomenon was started and how it has lasted for over 65 years!
Pinewood Pro is the exclusive 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", perfect bound
These are limited edition books. Get your copy now...once these sell out, there won't be another printing!