Pinewood Derby Car Kits are made in the USA! Here's a great video showing how the car kits are made: boyslife.org/video-audio/151289/where-pinewood-derby-kits-are-made/ Step 1: Each car block begins its life as a ponderosa pine . The trees come from a sustainable forest (where cut-down trees are replaced by seedlings) in Idaho. Step 2: At Woodgrain Millwork in Fruitland, Idaho, the logs are split into planks . Those planks are fed through a machine that uses lasers to measure the wood and determine where cuts should be made. The goal is to get as many perfect 7-inch blocks as possible from each plank. Step 3: The blocks are transported nearly 2,000 miles to South Bend, Indiana, home to Kahoot Products, Inc. Each piece of wood goes into a box alongside four wheels, four axles, instructions and decals . Step 4: The Pinewood Derby kit boxes are sealed and placed in large shipping boxes , each containing 48 car kits. These boxes are sent to local Scout shops across the country.