ever hear of making something with your own hands?<quoted text>
Well, my experience, as well that that of others, is that the block of wood with wheels requires significant adult participation--not to mention tools, in order to become a racer.
So far as I can tell, it is being maintained for the enjoyment of a few adults who have invested in the racing hills and who enjoy making cars. Can't see that it has much to do with the kids.
If you have a rational defense, feel free to offer it.
and you said it required significant adult participation, not to mention tools.
every boy hates doing stuff like that with Dad don'tca know. Kids love being ignored best, and crack pipes are better than tools.