Battleship Derby Car Captures First Place in Design!

Ian Koldenhoven, age 13, of Colorado Springs, CO, won 1st Place for Design in the AWANA Grand Prix race.  The car, similar to the Boy Scout’s pinewood derby cars, replicated the Battleship New Jersey.  Ian was inspired to design his car like the Big J after he and his family attended the New Year’s Fireworks show on the Battleship.  The Koldenhoven family — Dad (Chad), Mom (Amanda), Ian (13) and Tava (9) — were visiting friends in Pennsylvania. They also became members of the Battleship after their visit!

Bravo zulu, Ian and family!