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The Pinewood Derby has to be the classic father / son project. Trouble is in many cases the father ends up doing most of the work. I still have to believe any father son project that is still very popular after 50 years has to be a good thing. My local hobby shop was selling kits and parts so I decided to build a car and write an article about what I had learned. http://www.scienceguy.org/Articles/PinewoodDerby.aspx Bill Kuhl