PHOTOS: Miller Motor Cars Hosts Intense Pinewood Derby Competition

Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby at Miller Motorcars, March 13, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Sunday’s Pinewood Derby, hosted by Stephen Daley at Miller Motorcars, offered an inspired backdrop of Ferraris and Maseratis, and both the boys and their parents enjoyed a vigorous competition.

Longtime Boy Scout Joseph Schiro, a senior Greenwich High School, emceed the competition, and Marc Ducret served as event chair.

Screen Shot 2016-03-13 at 7.46.03 PMBack in January, at a series of workshops at Camp Seton, the boys selected a template and got busy cutting and sanding their cars from a block of wood. The boys then took the cars home to assemble and paint. Each car had to be 5 oz and a certain length.

Cub Scouts with the fastest cars from their Pack made it to the competition. The top 3 Pinewood Derby car racers from each Greenwich Pack competed to determine the fastest car of 2016.

At the end of the day there were winners, but the Pinewood Derby was equally about creating  something with your hands and camaraderie as it was about winning.

Pinewood Derby races are a highlight of the year for Cub Scouts. Adventure, leadership and learning while in the outdoors have remained essential to the Greenwich Scoutin experience since 1912.

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Congrats to first place winner (front, far right) Michael Minyo, second place winner Ethan Miklautsch (front center) and third place winner Austin Sciulla (front, left). Back row left to right: Boy Scout Joseph Schiro, Steve Daley from Miller Motorcars, and Kevin O’Shea from Greenwich Scouting. Credit: Heather Lowthert

 Pinewood Derby at Miller Motorcars, March 13, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Pinewood Derby at Miller Motorcars, March 13, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

 In about ten years this could be a real Maserati test drive. March 13, 2016 Credit: Leslie yager

In about ten years this could be a real Maserati test drive. March 13, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby at Miller Motorcars, March 13, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby at Miller Motorcars, March 13, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby at Miller Motorcars, March 13, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Flanked by Kevin O’Shea and Stephen Daley of Miller Motorcars is 2nd grader Alex Simko who won Best in Show! March 13, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Some Pinewood Derby cars from years gone by on display at Miller Motorcars on March 13, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Alex Simko with his Best in Show Trophy, March 13, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby at Miller Motorcars, March 13, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby at Miller Motorcars, March 13, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby at Miller Motorcars, March 13, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

 

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