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New Pinewood Derby PSA, with an AMC
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Good job Andy, they look great!  Looks like the Javelin got the jump off the line as well. Thanks for posting.

Last fall I was contacted to build some pinewood cars for a new Cub Scout PSA.  They wanted some “real looking” cars to use in their commercial.  When I asked what cars they would like built for this, the director said he wanted some muscle cars, like the new Corvette.  I explained I already had some plans for a 2009 Dodge Charger and a 2013 Shelby GT500.  I emailed him copies of the plans I already had, he liked them.  I did a quick plan of the 2015 Corvette Z06, and I had a plan for the 71 Javelin /AMX that I included, the director loved both of the additional cars.  So there we had a 2015 GM, a 2013 Ford, a 2009 Dodge and a 1971 AMC (no favoritism here, OK there may be some).  Three modern muscle cars along with a very cool car from the past.  I built the cars and they loved them. 




The commercial is now out, along with a lot of other advertising resources.  Here is the link to the YouTube video:


This is a clip of the video, notice which car is ahead…  Even in the ad picture.


Here is one of the ads with the cars on them.




So there may be a new generation that will see the AMC’s in action.

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