‘Fast and Furious’ action at Staten Island’s Pinewood Derby – 10 Feb 2013

[From the Staten Island Advance]

PWD Finish 2013STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  — They started as rectangular blocks of wood, but Sunday they were shaped into cars that zoomed down a track in the center court of the Staten Island Mall. It was part of an annual tradition most Boy Scouts consider a cherished memory of their youth: The Pinewood Derby.

“All they get, it’s literally a block of wood, a rectangular block of wood,” said Jerry Gross, publicity chair for the Staten Island Council of Boy Scouts. “Then, with an adult, usually a parent, they make a car.”

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