CAM Car Race

The annual CAM Car Race took place on April 18th. This was our fifth year in a row to coordinate the fun event. It’s a pinewood derby race. We plan for the event a year in advance by ordering the car kits and paint. Last year the wooden track we had been using for many years warped some and just didn’t fare well over the years in storage, so it was decided we needed to order a new track. It’s quite a challenge to order a new track from continents away and needing to take into consideration no wood – because of warping, termites and wood mites, no regular metal because of high humidity it quickly rusts, etc… It was decided to order a track that was made of PVC and had sensors to give the times and places during each heat.

new track

April 18th we could use the new track to race the 61 cars that belonged to the students of our Joint Learning Session. It was a wonderful time. Jonah had a luge themed car, Joshua had a traditional race car and DeAnna entered a skateboard car.

Joshua's Car Jonah's Car

It was another monumental moment of a last here.

racing car lane parking

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4 Responses to CAM Car Race

  1. Pop-pop says:

    What a great event. It brings to mind our Pinewood Derby days of Cub Scouts. Looks like everyone got into the act.

  2. Barbara says:

    I like the variety of designs. Lots of creativity.

  3. MawMaw says:

    David, you get the checkered flag for another year’s race well done!

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