Last week I posted about a couple of pinewood derby cars that I built for an event at our church. The green one was named “Spike” by the young man that assisted in the construction. He wanted a mohawk so I came up with this stripe of black projections running down the middle of the car. There was another pinewood event this past Saturday and circumstances required that I construct a new car. So I got to thinking, “How can I make Spike more spikey?
Meet Spike 2! I took some 1/4″ wood dowels and ran them through a pencil sharpener and now we have serious spikes! A few graphics applied and Spike 2 is ready for the track.
There were some very colorful cars this week, but Spike 2’s neon green made him easy to find in the pit area, waiting his run down the track.
Spike 2 looked very impressive in the starting gate on the track. So how did Spike 2 preform. Let’s just say that he lost to three donuts in lane 2. Oh well, back to the drawing boards. There’s always next year. We may have lost the race but my assistant was thrilled with the improvements in Spike’s appearance, so that’s win for the home team. Have a blessed day.