This year was Joe's final pinewood derby. He turns 11 in April and will graduate on to the scouting program. I can't believe he is that old already. This year he put a lot of effort into his car and had a lot of fun working on it. (it was a great incentive to get him to finish his home school work) Joe didn't win (I think the track we were using had a problem with high centering because his car would shoot off way ahead of the others and then slow way down when it reached the 1/2 way mark.) He did have a ball though. He won the award for sportiest car. His did look the most like a car. I was glad that he had done it all himself. He got a kit and found some cool things to add onto his car and really had fun cutting, gluing, sanding, and painting his car. Here Joe is trying desperately to NOT look like a nerd. He is old enough now to be self conscious and is aware that when he gets in front of a camera that the nerd comes out in him from time to time. :o) His mother thinks he is handsome.