Meet Sue the Pac Ghost Pinewood Derby Car

As I tweeted the other day, I started painting my personal pinewood derby car. You may be wondering why I’m working on one when it’s generally used for Cub Scouts or the Awana program so here’s a little back story.

My older brother Bob’s current hobby is collecting and making pinewood derby cars. He has built and modified several dozen cars and has helped our younger brothers get theirs on the track for the last two years. You can see some of his cars on his deviantART. Our Cub Scout pack has an outlaw race for parents to make and race their own pinewood cars with no restrictions besides it having four wheels and having to meet the 5 ounce maximum. This special after-race was created so that parents wouldn’t be tempted to illegally modify their child’s car therefore disqualifying them from the race.

After blowing away the “outlaw” competition last month, Bob was interested in seeing what we his siblings could come up with and gave each of us a pinewood block. I had quite a time coming up with something and just doodled idea after idea on my block. When I was doodling my second to last idea it suddenly dawned on me. Out of all the classic game characters, I like the shape of the Pac Ghost’s best! So I drew out my design and Bob cut it out for me and then the rest was up to me. 🙂


But which one would I choose? Inky? Blinky? Pinky? …Clyde? I was thinking maybe Pinky since she would match my wall of awesome but then I decided to go with a little known Pac Ghost. Sue, or in the Japanese Suu. Sue actually takes the place of Clyde in Ms. Pacman and is purple in only one version this game. How do I know about this? Lol, look at the picture below. 🙂


Found this pin last year at the local trade center and had to pick it up. I had never seen a purple one before and decided to do a little research. So Sue it is. 🙂

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finished_pacghost-inspirationSo there you have it. I hope you enjoyed my little project as much as I did!