California Cub Scout leader Don
Murphy organized the first Pinewood Derby on May 15, 1953. Cub Scouts race gravity-powered
cars they build from kits,
emulating the well known Soap Box Derby in which youth-built
cars are driven on outdoor tracks. This Pinewood
Derby track was used by Pack 48 of Lincoln for many years,
as shown in the photographs, until it was retired in 2008. Pinewood
Derby is a registered trademark of the Boy Scouts of America.
Source: Track and photographs
loaned by Pack 48, Holmes Elementary School, Lincoln.
Pinewood Derby cars loaned by Cornhusker Council, Boy Scouts