The Pinewood Derby is finally over (now to start focusing on the Blue & Gold Banquet). These are the invitations I made for the boys.
This would be the amazing pinewood derby car that my husband made for our special guest.
This would be the special guest- Adolfo Noriega. He is the Street Stock racing champion at the Cocopah Speedway for the last two years (and that would be a replica of the car he is racing this season). He also happens to be my husband's coworker and friend, not to mention a really nice guy.
This is his car that he brought and had in the parking lot when the boys showed up. It is one of his other cars- this years car is getting it's rear brakes fixed and was unavailable.
This is our roadway leading from the back doors to where the race was held. Inspiration from here.
And here is the race room. The checkered flags at the back were from Amazon. The tablecloths were the disposable plastic ones with masking tape.
In case anyone was bored, I made a bean bag toss game. It wasn't fully finished- the felt circles were just sitting on the felt signal, but it worked.
The boys all had to go to the Department of Pinewood Vehicles and get their driver's licenses first. The bucket behind the sign held treats for those who completed a scavenger hunt for traffic signs (when I find the link I will post it).
Then they went to Driver registration to check their cars in. The signs were made by spray painting canvas boards red, cutting out the words with my Silhouette, and running a row of checkered duck tape along the bottom. I also added a checkered flag sticker to the Driver Registration sign. (I may have done about the same thing with my clipboards- and the pens were also covered in checkered duck tape).
The checkered banner was also on Amazon. I made a Sponsor Board to list those who had helped. I used Adolfo's Logo from his website, and created Logos for the others. (The red signs were just some Car trivia and questions that I printed and posted for fun reading)
This was my refreshment table. The road was a black tablecloth that I cut into fourths and added masking tape lines.
This is the amazing cake that one of the cub's mother made.
It was tasty as well as cute. (We also served water bottles wrapped with the checkered duck tape).
This is the track setup. We projected the race results on the screen at the back.
After the boys checked their cars in they went to this table to wait to race. The plates had each of the boys names on them (just printed off shipping labels and stuck them on plates) so they would be easy to locate.
These are the trophys and the display stands the boys made at an earlier den meeting.