The story: David Scott had a brilliant idea to build a track and hold a pinewood derby with a scifi spin. "how cool would it be to see the Millennium Falcon race a Borg Cube?" That was all it took to get me on board. Advertise anywhere we can and invite other groups to play with us. Have fun being nerds. The basics: We build a track, buy the basic car kits and offer them for around $15-$20 (includes car kit and entry fee) give folks a month or two to build their car and then race! The entry fee covers the cost of the car and the rest goes to charity. Maybe we can do this at DCC or Wings. Maybe we let Wings use it to host a cub scout event at the museum. This could be a spring build so its not too cold out when we build and paint it. Have maybe 3 or 4 categories: regular cars (standard pinewood derby rules), modified (as big as you want but within the weight limit) and super modified ( as big and heavy as the track will allow... TBD) we will figure out rules and guidelines to best suit the track and keep it from being damaged. David is willing to store the track. I estimate it will cost around $200-$300 to build the track not including a timer. Here are the plans I have been studying to build from: http://www.rahul.net/mcgrew/derby/track/#sections http://home.simplyweb.net/bosworth/track_plans.htm Our track will be wider than the standard track so we can fit larger cars. I was thinking maybe when we do the build, we can also build/ make other items for charities. Scarfs for urban peak, scratching posts for Cat care society with the wood scraps. What do you think?