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 very first pinewood derby racing event for his Cub Scout Pack in 1953.

    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!
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    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.
    Pinehead
    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!
    Chris/DerbyGurus.com
    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.
    joe
    15 Mar 2010
    5.0 out of 5
    The Book Pinewood is a grate resource for anyone interested in how the Pinewood Derby got it start from the founder who invented it. Today you will no longer get Don Murphy's card or his give to a friend order card with his book I'm glad I got my first book from him and was able to get his autograph on the card. I picked up a 2nd book from pinewood pro Just to have a 2nd one on hand. Thank you so much Joe.
    Mark R
    16 Jul 2022

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