Monday, July 21, 2014

Race Track!

Years ago we bought Owen a car racetrack on Craigslist. It was a little too old for him at the time, but now he and Jack can both handle it. The most annoying part was putting it up and having it be in the way so then we had to take it down. It was a big hassle since the boys would play with it for less time than it took to put it up! 

Enter Michael's awesome idea! 

He decided to use a piece of pile wood that we had laying around to make a retractable race track table. 

He hooked it up with a pulley to our second garage door opener that we don't use. In fact we can't use it since it doesn't have any springs, but for this it works! It's awesome to just over and push a button and see it come down! 

Kind of hard to see in this pictures, but it's halfway down. You can also see the car table under it. That's just to give it some stability. Michael is in the process of figuring out how he wasn't to mount something to the table that can be pulled down as legs. 

Taking a picture of his masterpiece! 

Now the race track can be set up all the time and also be put away when the boys are finished with it. Perfect solution! 

Now the only thing we need to do is buy a new car. The grey car works great, but the red car just flies off the track! The boys have been enjoying it though!