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BSB Racing

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These are not MODELS but the extremes of the PWD hobby

30 July 2014 - 09:03 AM

These two are not models, but I am posting them to show you the exteme in the Hobby of Pinewood derby racing.  These are the Super Pro Mods or Unlimited cars. They have two flanged minature bearings per wheel.  Mine I only run the bearings on the rear wheels and use a .022 diameter needle axle on the DFW.  The initials stand for Dominant Front Wheel.  This wheel is used to  gently steer the front end of the car into the rail thus keeping the two rear drive wheels off the rail so speed is not scrubbed off.  The straighter the car runs the faster the time.  I know it sounds crazy, but this is how it's done.  Wheels weigh .8 grams without bearings and are made from acrylic.  A good bearing car will travel the 42' in 2.8 seconds and some change.  A door slammer will run around 2.954.......that is the current record held by me.  Hope this explains somewhat how this PWD thing works.   :) 

 

Cheers,

BSB


New Vette Pinewood Derby Still Shot

28 July 2014 - 09:28 AM

Here is a still shot of the Corvettes.  We run 2 classes in Door Slammer.  The Door Slammer class requires a car to be stock. Windshields, bumpers, lights, must be used.  The bodies must remain stock.  No modifications as in wheel wells (opened up) no altered wheelbases, no chopping the roof, etc.  The other class and the faster class is Pro Slammer.  Pretty much any 1/25 scale model can be used, and the above no no's are now yes yes's.  The picture attached is of a Stock DS the torquiose vette and the Rag Top has been chopped about 2.5". Both were sprayed with Dupli Color and clear coated.  I hold the current record in Pro Slammer at 2.954 on a 42' long track.  Cars can weigh no more than 170 grams in these 2 classes. Cars are gravity fed, (no other means of propulsion)  

 

It is a fun hobby and I get to combine actually 2 hobbies in one. However, I have a lot of parts left over as we just don't use them.  I have been at it now for 4 years and love to tinker and find more speed.  I am a tool and die maker by trade.  I make all my own stuff, wheels, axles, bodies, motor/rearends, etc.  This sport has evolved to another level from the original Cub Scout Pinewood Derby.

 

Hope you guys enjoy a different take on modeling?

 

Cheers,

 

BSB Racing


New Vette

27 July 2014 - 10:25 AM

My newest Pinewood derby model.  '68 Vette.


Candies and Hughes Barracuda

08 February 2014 - 03:52 AM

Has anyone built or is in the process of building a Candies and Hughes Barracuda Funny car by Polar Lights?  I was wondering what you thought of the model as far as quality?   I am thinking of getting one, but would like to hear some opinions.  If anyone has any pictures of their builds could you please post them?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

BSB Racing


Candies and Hughes Barracuda

07 February 2014 - 04:02 PM

Has anyone in the past built this Candies and Hughes Barracuda?  (Polar Lights)  If so, what did you think of the kit, and could you post some pictures if you have one completed or in progress?   :D