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The S&W Crafts Pinewood Derby Car is the finest Pinewood Racer available. We have been making Pinewood Racers for over 50 years and know what it takes to supply you with the best car on the market. Our Pinewood Derby kits are made with soft wood that is easy to cut, carve and sand for children and adults. Our wheels are virtually unbreakable and each wheel is held in place with a smooth shaft screw that fits into a wood dowel axle housing. This makes the car completely tunable so you can build the fastest and best looking car possible. It also allows both adults and children to have a successful experience building a Pinewood Derby car together.
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Pinewood Racer
Our Price: $4.25

This basic kit is ready for imaginations to fly. It comes with our basic Derby Racer block, wood dowel and tunable screws make up the axle assembly and virtually unbreakable wheels.
Pinewood Racer with 4x4 Kit
Our Price: $6.60

The 4x4 truck kit is exactly what you need if you want to race a truck! This kit comes with all the 4x4 parts for building your own derby truck including: risers (lift kit), drive shafts, gear box, cab lights, spare tire, and truck bed sides.
Pinewood Racer with Fender Kit
Our Price: $6.75

Make your Derby Car into a Ferrari or a 57’ Chevy or anything that requires a wheel well.
Pinewood One Cut Racer
Our Price: $5.35

This simply designed One Cut car is ready to decorate without the need for tools.
Pinewood One Cut Plus Racer
Our Price: $5.60

The Once Cut Plus Pinewood Racer adds a small wedge to the back of the derby car.
Pinewood Curve Cut Racer
Our Price: $6.95

Our Curve Cut Racer has a wave pattern on the front of the car. It's an alternative to the one cut in style.
Pinewood Four Cut Racer
Our Price: $8.55

The Pinewood Four Cut Racer has had the front, the back and the sides cut off at an angle to give you a head start on building your car. Let the imagination begin.
Pinewood Curvvy Cut Racer
Our Price: $7.30

The Cuvvy Cut Racer is a fun wave like car that is sure to catch everyone eye and a child’s imagination.
Pinewood Wedge Cut Racer
Our Price: $5.35

This almost iconic Pinewood Derby® Car has been growing in popularity for years. With a low profile, it just looks fast.
SSTCurve Cut w/ Spoiler
Our Price: $16.25

SST Sleek Slim & Trim. The body of the SST is about the same width as the original Racers made in the 1950's and 60's, around 1 1/4". And the thickness of the body is about half the thickness of a regular Racer, around 5/8" thick. The symmetrical profile looks really fast*. The Racer is so light that it comes with our 3.5 .oz weight, and an extra 1/2 .oz of copper coated steel BB's. We have drilled holes in the body for the BB's. Each BB weighs 1/88 of an ounce. Just put BB's in the holes to bring the Racer to the maximum weight, then, screw the car weight to the bottom to cover the holes.

*Will this Racer be faster than another racer that is larger? No one knows. Fast Racers take time and patience. Polishing all parts, wheel alignment, lubrication, and a bit of luck.

Our SST is cut with tools most people don’t own. Table saw, radial arm saw, band saw. Now you can spend more time with a child finishing the Racer.

Pictures

First and second pictures: Everything you get in the kit. Third picture: A Pinewood Racer from the early 1960’s, next to our SST. Look carefully at the side of the old Racer, you will see the signature of “Don Murphy”. I brought that Racer with me to the 50th anniversary of the first Pinewood Derby, May 15, 2003. Don, who created Pinewood Derby, gladly signed my Racer when I asked.

The fourth picture shows the progression from a full size block to the SST. Note the holes for the BB's.

   
 
The S&W Crafts Pinewood Derby Car has been used by the Royal Rangers since their founding in the early 1960’s and is still used today. The S&W Crafts Ranger Derby Car has become synonymous with all Royal Rangers running a derby and building Derby Cars. We are the original makers of the screw axle, round wooden dowel and narrow wheeled car the Royal Rangers have come to love. The Ranger Derby car kit is unique among all the Pinewood Derby cars on the market. S&W Crafts prides itself on maintaining the original design with Made in America kits. Yes, that’s right; our car is made in the USA. It always has been.

We have come to know a lot of Royal Rangers over the years and feel a sense of duty to provide you with the best Royal Ranger Pinewood Derby Car we can.

Our Pinewood Derby kits are also used by a wide variety of groups across the country. Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Royal Rangers, YMCA's (Indian Guides, Y-Guides, Indian Princess’s, Adventure Guides), Boys & Girls Clubs, Caravans, Pathfinders, Pathlighters, AWANA, Cadets, CSB (Christian Service Brigade), Corporate Picnics, School Science Classes, Churches, City Parks & Recreation Departments, After School Programs, Birthday Parties, Child Day Care Facilities, VBS and Summer Day Camps.