Again a cluster of folks in the Canyon at Syracuse mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA slowed down the walk of my dear wife Karen and I as we went to watch the movie for my weekly review.
This time the young and not-so were gathered around a track designed for speed and the vehicles that would go zooming down its path.
We’d walked into a local troop’s edition of the Girl Scouts Grand Prix, something I’d never heard a word about in my life.
The line of model cars made and decorated Pinewood Derby style — I’ve seen the wood-making kits and a demonstration table set up in the store where I work — surely impressed me.
The track awaiting a race was a nice sight as well. We had things to do, including a shift at said store for me, so I didn’t get to see any of the cars barrel down that strip. Dagnabbit.
Good work, I say. Winners, all.
Have you heard or seen these derby races, and if so, where and how? Have you made a model in your life, and if so, when and what? What’s your favorite race car, and why?