For my birthday this past summer I decided I wanted to be 12 again. I convinced my wife to let me host a pinewood derby in our backyard.
Let me just say that it was a unqualified success. My friends had so much fun that they demanded it be an annual event.
Instead of giving them a week or 2 to design and build the cars, I decided to level the playing field. I hauled a bunch of tools up from my shop and everyone had 3 hours to construct their dragster.
Pictures are worth a thousand words, right? http://www.flickr.com/photos/gergisthew ... 536815172/