Tradition of Excellence
NEW SPEED AXLE IV
with Nickel/Teflon Plating
I have re-engineered the Speed Axle III. The new design incorporates an under cut head to clear the double recess bore face and a larger diameter for a better bore fit. I have also added two surface finishes- EL Nickel and EL Nickel/Teflon
See the details on the AXLES page.
You will need Java® to run the Winderby Axle Alignment Assistant
COMMING THIS FALL...
How could we possible improve on something that is already the best?
You just might be surprised...
dig your heels into the wonderful
world of Pinewood Derby® racing
keep in mind that
the pinewood derby is a wonderful
opportunity for both adults and
children to learn a great deal
about the Laws of Physics and
have some serious fun along the
way. After all, the pine wood
derby is all about Gravity Driven
Cars. You can bend or stretch
the rules all you want. But you
can't break the Laws of Physics.
The challenge is to achieve maximum
speed using Physics as your fuel
and Gravity as your engine. It's
important that you make sure you
fully understand and stay within
the rules of the race while pushing
the envelope. But
equally important is understanding
what the rules don't say.
This is where the fun starts.
You can exploit your creativity
and knowledge of physical law
to your benefit.
Look for these inspirational
scattered throughout the site.
They will have important information
or links that will help you learn
along the way. You'll find there
aren't really any tricks, secrets
or magic ingredients that will
make your car faster than the
next guy. Any advantage is gained
as a result of physics and good
ol' elbow grease.
“Opportunity is missed by
because it is dressed
and looks like work.”
—Thomas Alva Edison
So whether this
is your first time or if you're
a seasoned trophy holder your
first stop should be my
page. Download the Lectures and
test your knowledge.
Hodges Hobby House
(WinDerby) is dedicated to helping
kids and parents understand how
to achieve maximum speed by combining
quality craftsmanship and knowledge
of physics to win the Pinewood
Derby®. We take a lot of pride
in providing derby enthusiasts
of all ages with the best pine
wood derby supplies and accessories
on the market. I also try to provide
the service and knowledge to achieve
this goal. WinDerby has, literally,
tens of thousands of satisfied
customers (a great many with shiny
new trophies). I attribute much
of our success to the skill of
the builders, their knowledge
of physics and the valuable customer
feedback for new and improved
We strive to build
the finest "Made
in the USA"
pine wood derby supplies and accessories
to keep you in the winner's circle
year after year. Our lathe turned
speed wheels and speed axles are
among the best and fastest in
the industry. I, personally, turn
each and every one of our wheels
and polish every axle to ensure
mass production here!
one of my Speed Wheels are hand
polished and finished
off with my WinDerby™ Exclusive
Pro Bore Treatment. SlickSilver™
is a wheel bore treatment
that I developed using my proprietary
blend of Graphite and Molybdenum.
My process creates a wheel bore
finish that is ultra
like a mirror!
We use the
Official BSA Pinewood Derby®
wheels and axles right out of
the box. For Open Class and Outlaw
competition, we offer custom machined
speed wheels and speed axles as
well. Our GM-Lube
is the Original
of Graphite and Moly created by
The products and construction
techniques described are all developed
to improve the performance of
your pine wood derby cars. Please
consult your local racing rules
as some of the methods and / or
products may be not be allowed.