Sometimes you're toast before the green flag falls.
We couldn't compete with the swell of creative force fueling the
adult Pinewood Derby. Past races have seen models made to look like a pierced cock (complete with hairy balls), a whiskey bottle and Optimus Prime. One year, three turd-shaped race cars rolled down the ramp—one in the shape of
's Mr. Hankey, the other two with corn kernels.
But when someone is reprising the most exciting day on the Cub Scout calendar—with booze and without homophobia—it's worth whittling up something.
So WW turned our little block of wood into Portland's flagship car, a Subaru Outback wagon just like the one your neighbor drives. There's a miniature rack to hold a tiny mountain bike or windsurf board. You'll find plenty of cargo space to haul native plants, recycled lumber, a craft keg or several sweaty yoga mats. And, of course, it's covered in bumper stickers hitting all the right notes: preachy, nerdy and provincial.
We're pretty pleased with ourselves. Just like every other Outback owner.
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