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Old 12-06-2012, 01:05 PM   #2603
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Originally Posted by Fast_Boy_Slim View Post
What a great tradition. We have nothing like that in the UK. Where do you start with stuff like this do all the kids get given some wheels and a hunk of wood or do you have to source it all? Do the girls build cars too as there are plenty of competitive Dads with daughters too
Just to add to the above our pack gives each boy a car, and then parents can buy one ($10 IIRC).

The pack we were in did something really cool and invited the girl scouts to our derby. So the GS each made their own cars as well.

Does the UK have Hobby Lobby? I've seen cars and all kinds of extras there. Cars, stickers, wheels, little dudes (drivers), fake engines, you name it.

Other than the wheels, everything else would be pretty easy to recreate on the cheap. Just need some pine wood blocks and nails.
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