High Speed Stuff Synopsis - Cuban Classics and Pinewood Derby Thrills

Scott Benjamin

Today (and most likely every Friday), I'll begin posting a short wrap-up of the topics that we cover on the High Speed Stuff podcast that you can download (for free) on iTunes. Fellow podcaster Ben Bowlin and I roll two High Speed Stuff podcasts out of the garage each week. In fact, if you're not already a regular listener, you may want to scroll through the ever-building list of past High Speed Stuff podcasts once you get there -- you're bound to find something to pique your interest. So, what did we chat about this week?

On Tuesday, we talked about Cuba. Specifically, we covered all of the great classic cars that remain in daily use on the island. If you don't know what I'm talking about (or even if you already do) this podcast will shed some light on why Cuba is a vintage car paradise. And since Cuba has been in the news a lot this past week (timing is everything, right?), this podcast just may arm you with a completely different angle on the subject that you can then discuss with your friends, family and colleagues.

On Thursday, Ben and I both got just a little bit nostalgic as we discussed Pinewood Derby cars. Can you blame us? If you've ever been involved in this yearly event, then you know the kind of excitement this competition can generate. We talk about the history of the Pinewood Derby, the basics of Pinewood Derby car racing, mention a few speed tricks and even get into ways that adults can still compete -- for prizes, of course. Careful ... this might be fun.

So, now that you know what's happening on the High Speed Stuff podcast this week, well ... what are you waiting for? Head over to iTunes and give it a listen -- then come back here to let us know what you think in the comment section below. Or if you'd rather send us an e-mail, you can do that, too. Ben typically reads the address at the end of each podcast.

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