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2019 COIL Con Contest Rules

Pinewood Derby

For the first time, COIL Con presents the OHIO JOE SHOW will be hosting a Pinewood Derby. There will be two age brackets for everyone that would like to enter. Age brackets will be COIL Recruits for all kids ages 12 and under and COIL Officers for all persons above age 12. Each bracket will have trophies for 1st through 3rd place for winners in their respective brackets and 1st through 3rd place in each bracket for Best Design. Derby car kits can be purchased at any hobby store such as Hobby Lobby or Michael’s. Below are the rules:


Following are the inspection points

1. The car weight shall not exceed 5.0 ounces. The official race scale shall be considered final.

2. The overall length of the car shall not exceed 7 inches.

3. The overall width of the car shall not exceed 2 ¾ inches.

4. The maximum height of the car cannot exceed 5 inches (Adjust this limit so that the cars will pass under your finish gate).

5. The car must have 1 ¾” clearance between the wheels.

6. The car must have 3/8” clearance underneath the body.

7. The wood provided in the kit must be used. The block may be shaped any way that is desired.

8. The wheels supplied with the kit must be used. The wheels may not be cut, drilled, beveled or rounded. You may remove the seam from the wheels.

9. The axles supplied with the kit must be used. They may be polished or lubricated.

10. Wheel bearings, washers or bushings are prohibited.

11. The car must not ride on any type of springs.

12. The car must be freewheeling, with no starting devices.

13. No loose material of any kind, such as lead shot, may be used.

14. All cars must have the entrants name on the bottom of the car.

Each car must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete. The Inspection Committee has the responsibility to disqualify those cars that do not meet these specifications.

Cars can be decorated in any fashion the entrant wants as long as it does not break the rules above. Parents are allowed, and encouraged, to help their child with their car. Let’s have some fun!

Start your engines!!!!!!

  Custom Figure/Diorama Contest: You must be a paid attendee at the convention in order to enter. Please show your paid admission bracelet when submitting your entry. There are no content restrictions, but your entry should be in good taste (no nudity, blood, gore, profanity). This is a family-friendly event and there will be children present. All contest entries will be judged by the COIL Con staff. There is a limit of 2 entries per contest. All contest winners will be awarded a vendor room gift certificate that can be redeemed with any vendor at the show. Set up time for all entries is 9:00am-12:00pm Saturday, October 20. Judging begins promptly at 12:00pm. Winners will be announced at 2:00pm in the auditorium. Please do not remove your entries until after the winners have been announced. COIL Con reserves the right to remove any entry that is deemed unsuitable for a family-friendly event. Custom Figure Contest restrictions: Contest is limited to one figure or figure group per entry. Teams and squads will be judged as ONE entry. Any scale figures are eligible (3 3/4", 6 inch, 12 inch, Funko Pop, etc). All genres are also eligible (GI Joe, superhero, anime, etc). Prizes: TBD Diorama Contest restrictions: Each entry has a limited space of up to 24" x 24". If your diorama is larger than the space allowed, you may not be able to enter it. Prizes: TBD