Some creative ideas for a pinewood derby car include making it look like a candy bar, an Angry Bird, a Pokémon character, a Thomas the Tank Engine character, or an eagle's head. Other creative ideas include an army vehicle, a school bus, a fly swatter, a robot and famous look-alikes.
Making a candy-bar pinewood derby involves making the center look like the candy bar and attaching wheels. Individuals can make one Angry Bird character on its own or make it look like a group of Angry Birds is riding on a special car. Options for making a pinewood derby car look like a military vehicle include an army tank, a jeep and an airplane.