It’s Derby Time!


It time for the annual Cat Scouts Cardwood Derby!

This year, I’m driving with team Furrari. Let me talk yoo through tah car: This MK-II open wheeled racer takes into account the things that did not work so well in the prototype. The axles are run through the body for stability, less understeer, and a lower center of gravity. (Last year they were mounted along the underside of the car in tubes.) Inside are cardboard guards so that the driver’s tail or paws do not get pinched in the axel whilst it turns.

The overall weight is less due to the fasteners along the sides. They look like rivets but are made to secure cardboards together. This means there is no tape or adhesive on the body of the car.

The custom pipes are paper-mached (cardboard mached?) to the right shape and size for this V-12 purr machine. They are attached by teh cardboard fasteners and a bit of glue. (Cat friendly, of course.)

It’s tough to see in the photos is how glittery the engine block really is, but it is full-on glitter.

Also, this year’s derby entry is dedicated to my sisfur, Zoe, who went to the bridge last week. (ZoZo, let’s Motor! I’ll see you in Buffalo!)

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