Pinewood Derby 60th Anniversary Poster

Pinewood Derby started on May 15, 1953 with the very first race in Manhattan Beach, CA. To commemorate this event, Pinewood Pro designed a poster depicting pictures from the first race and pictures from current races.


The images on the left side of the poster are from the very first pinewood derby race in 1953. In the upper left is Don Murphy, inventor of the Pinewood Derby. The images in the flag are from the very first race. The white pinewood derby car is a replica of the first pinewood derby car.  It is Donn Murphy's 1953 car. It was built by Joe Gargiulo and presented to Donn in March 2013.  Donn's original 1953 car has long since vanished into history.  Needless to say, Donn was surprised and happy to have a replica of the car he built with his Dad.


You can read more about the history of pinewood derby and even get a copy of Don Murphy's book, PINEWOOD! The Story of the Pinewood Derby, exclusively from Pinewood Pro.


The images on the right of the poster are a small collection of images from Pinewood Pro's website. It features Steven Gargiulo raising his fist in triumph at the instant he won his first District Race in CT. The Indy F1 car is another car built by Joe Gargiulo, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Boy Scouts in 2010.

The two cars featured in this poster are on display in the National Pinewood Derby Museum at the Connecticut Yankee Council building in Milford, CT.

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