Jeffrey and Brian sanded this wedge-shaped car for about two weeks, whenever they have a spare moment or just feel like fidgeting. Nothin’ like a pinewood derby car to bring out your inner fussbudget.
Jeff didn’t want to paint it, mainly because he has found the car that I “made” as part of a YW activity as a teenager. I was a junior in high school, super busy, and didn’t remember to work on it until just a few hours before, so I drew with markers all over the plain wooden block and then nailed wheels to it. Dubbed “The Brick,” it did okay in the races.
Anyway, as a result, Jeff wanted an unpainted car that he could draw on with markers as well. I readily admit that his car is 100x cooler than mine, though. The “J+B” on the side stands for Jeff + Brooke, although I think it should stand for Jeff + Brian as well.
I’m a little sad that I had to miss the race itself, since it conflicted with a Girl Scout activity. Just a few more years until Wimmy’s making them, though (unless I can manage to finagle a heat for the Activity Day girls).