This my car for the Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby this year! Its name is Speedy the Turtle. It is supposed to be a Southern Painted Turtle. We picked that turtle because it has a cool orange stripe down the middle of its shell, and we think it looks like a racing stripe. My car number this year is 58.
The most fun part was going to the hobby store and picking out the paint colors. We used leather brown, dark green, flat black, cadmium yellow, and international orange. We used a paintbrush to paint the turtle car, instead of the spray paint that we used on last year’s flamingo car.
The race is this Friday. Wish me luck!
Speedy the Turtle won every race he was in! That was two years ago. I made a car last year, and I’m working on a car right now, and I’ll make posts about them soon.
In the comments, Macon asked to see the bottom of the car. So here it is. You can click on the picture to make it bigger, just like any other picture on my blog.
We cut out an area for his belly and for his tail, so it is like his wheels are on his legs. We originally painted his belly to look like the bottom shell of a Southern Painted Turtle, but we had to sand it down because we were a little over weight. On the bottom near the back wheels, you can see three spots where we drilled holes and put weights inside. Then we filled up the holes with wood putty.