DERBY*GOKIT

was used to build all racers shown on this page.

DERBY*GOKIT provides plans, dimensions and templates for a "BASIC" racer. The racer shown here was built according to the instructions included in DERBY*GOKIT.
Because the red racer at the left is constructed exactly as described in the plans included in the kit, it is referred to as a  "BASIC" racer. The final racer constructed would depend on the materials, tools and skills of the builder. The racers shown below illustrate the flexibility DERBY*GOKITallows to promote creativity of the participant.

***IMPORTANT NOTICE TO BE READ BY PARENTS***
ABSOLUTELY NO BODY PARTS ARE SUPPLIED IN THE KIT
PLANS AND TEMPLATES ARE INCLUDED FOR THE "BASIC" RACER ONLY AS SHOWN ABOVE.
A HALF SHEET OF PLYWOOD MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY TO BUILD THE "BASIC" RACER.
THE MODELS SHOWN BELOW ARE INCLUDED ONLY TO ILLUSTRATE HOW VERSATILE DERBY*GOKIT STEERING COMPONENTS ARE BECAUSE WHEN OTHER PEOPLE DESIGNED THEIR OWN BODIES, DERBY*GOKIT STEERING COMPONENTS (INCLUDED IN THE KIT) ADAPTED TO THE VARIOUS LENGTHS, WIDTHS AND HEIGHT OF THE VARIETY OF DESIGNS SHOWN BELOW.

 
In the racer to the right, the "BASIC" design was modified by filling in the sides and the cowling.
The elaborate paint job adds to the sleek
appearance of this "Mod" racer.
The design at right was included to illustrate that
it is possible to build a streamlined racer without
having to form curved surfaces.
Curved surfaces can be very
difficult to shape in wood.
The low Sport model does not  resemble the "BASIC"  design. DERBY*GOKITallows individuality of design.
Note the flexibility of DERBY*GOKIT. "Specialty" designs, such as police cars, fire engines and ambulances.
DERBY*GOKITcan accommodate the longer wheel base of the fire engine or the extra width of the grand piano.
Some people have access to different materials and skills than others.
The chassis of the "Rail" shown here was constructed from metal tubing.
Note that the "Rail" is even driven differently.
 
 
Kids of all ages can enjoy building a racer. The 3 steps
are shown below to give an idea of the complexity and
amount of time, skill and work that can go into a racer. 
If you look closely, you can see the "BASIC"
racer design of the wooden portion.
The wire screen is stapled to the wood to
provide a base to hold the fibre glass.
The fibre glass has been molded over the wire screen and an entirely new body design has taken shape.
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