As far as we can tell, the words ‘pineword derby’ don’t really mean all that much to the average Brit, and it seems the geeky American cub scout tradition of building toy cars out of 2 x 4s and racing them down slopes thankfully never really rubbed off on our shores. That said, there was no escaping yo-yos, power rangers action figures and all the other weird and wonderful things that kept us occupied as kids…
In this final episode of the season of Signal’s Every Third Thursday, Dave Lee and the gang take a load of 2x4s, glue them together, stick P-tex bases on ’em and hand them out to their team to customise. And customise them they do – with everything from blowhole cutouts and crazy swallowtails to custom paint jobs -all before taking them up to Mammoth mountain to race.
It’s a rad, team-focused end to what has been another wildly entertaining season of Every Third Thursday.