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Boattail Racer via Chris.

A masterpiece of aesthetic form and function inspired by the slippery lines of early 20th century low-drag coachwork — designs formulated by the science of aerodynamics, yet strikingly gorgeous.

It’s not just a looker though – the Boattail Racer is handmade from materials that time cannot easily erode. The wooden bodywork is sculpted from rugged 13 ply Baltic birch. The muscular stance comes courtesy of the 77.5 millimeter carnelian-core industrial grade wheels, which float effortlessly on precision bearings. Solid stainless steel axles and fasteners ensure faithful service for generations to come.

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Pinewood derby designs of excellence.

They’re coming back, oh yes! So far I have unsuccessfully attempted getting Home Depot / Lowes / ACE, etc to open up their parking lots on weekends and foster the next generation of kids and parents making pinewood derby cars. Solar powered and more – if anyone works for these companies, drop me a line, let’s do this!

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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