I ran into Hailey Zenger who is the heart and soul of The Queen Bee on 25th Street in Ogden. It’s a super cool store with amazing chocolate. I happened to have a plastic camera on hand and shot these.
After this year, I will only have one more chance to build a Pinewood Derby car with my Cub Scout aged boys. I always try and build what they want so when my youngest son asked to build something “Mindcraft,” I had to try and make it work.
I was really proud as I watched his mind working through exactly what he wanted in a Creeper Car. He loosely drew out the profile and we found an image online to put on as a skin for the design and here are the results.
When it comes to winning, I haven’t ever figured out how to do that. There are always more skilled racers. In fact, I think in all the years I have been building these with my boys, we always seem to come in EXACTLY average. Last year there were 26 cars and we were 13th. This year there were 22 and we took the 11th spot.
Luckily it’s not about the results, but the journey to get there.
I first met Gabriela Guerra on an assignment two years ago while covering a Mexican Film Festival she was in charge of in Salt Lake City. We made tentative plans to do a quick photo shoot sometime and now, two years later we finally got around to it. Here are the results.