scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Pinewood Derby Car Change?
bob prentice (bobp@ROBSCI.COM
Fri Feb 04 2000 - 12:57:24 CST
I read in my local paper last night an article noting
tbat after 44 years BSA national had "fired" the manufacturer of the
pinewood derby, rainguter regatta, and space derby kits.
The owner of the company Arthur Hasselbach Sr. has
traveled around the country attending various Pine Wood Derbies over that
time where he would gathered ideas for ways to improve his products.
Having had two boys go through the Cub program, and recalling how
much they enjoyed working on their cars, I was saddened to hear the news.
The article did not say who was getting this approxiately 1 million dollar
business, but I can only hope it will be of the same quality as the
ASM Troop 263
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