Vintage wood car table lamps or the Pinewood Derby. If you were a Cub Scout or if your brother was a Cub Scout then you know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s of the most celebrated events of the year for a Cub Scout. And sometimes for those competitive parents too. In fact, there is a lengthy wikipedia dedicated to just the Pinewood Derby. Carving that block of wood, getting just the right weight for quick acceleration down the track to win the grand prize. Every Cub Scout’s dream is to win the coveted prize of the Pinewood Derby. And if you didn’t get first place then you wanted best looking race car. Paint, decals and whatever else you could find to decorate the infamous pinewood derby car. And if you’re car failed weigh in then the tools came out and wood came off. But if you never won that prize these vintage wood car table lamps are the next best thing.
Vintage Wood Car Table lamps
The Pinewood Derby is a racing event for Cub Scouts that is held across the country every Spring. With the help of parents, the Scout builds his own car from a kit that contains a block of pine wood, plastic wheels and metal axles. The first pinewood derby was held in Manhattan Beach, California, back in 1953. It was sponsored by Cubmaster Don Murphy of Pack 280C. Murphy’s son was too young to participate in the popular Soap Box Derby so he came up with the idea of racing miniature wood cars. It also didn’t hurt that he cars were smaller and easier to build. The Pinewood Derby became a sensation in it’s first year and quickly spread across the nation. The year 2003 marked the 50th anniversary and in 2006 it was named America’s 100 Best as a celebrated rite of spring by Reader’s Digest. Drivers start your engines. Or in this case, start your switches.