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March 21, 2006 > Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby

by Ronnie Fong

Cub Scouts from all over the Tri-Cities will be racing to Central Chevrolet in Fremont to drive the race of their lives. For the very first time, Central Chevrolet will be opening their showroom to host the Mission Peak District Pinewood Derby. This is a race of five-ounce cars powered by gravity and made by boys in the first through fifth grades.

The Pinewood Derby was invented in California in 1953 by Don Murphy to provide opportunities for parents and their sons to get involved with one another. The simple race has resulted in over 80 million cars raced over the last 51 years.

Bring your own car to compete with other cubs in the district. There are no fees to participate. Prizes will be awarded for everyone and trophies for the fastest cars. Boys who are not part of the Cub Scouts are invited to come and join the fun. "We want everyone to enjoy the fun and companionship of scouting with the opportunity of building stronger relationships between fathers and sons" says district executive David Rodriguez who will have car kits for any new boys.

For more information on Cub Scouts, a part of the Boy Scouts of America, visit

Pinewood Derby Car Race
Saturday, March 25
Weigh-in of cars starts at 9:30 a.m.
Race starts at 10 a.m.
Central Chevrolet
4949 Thornton Ave., Fremont
(510) 490-7008

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