We had 2 sets of trophies - - the overall winners, that's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and then the winners of each den. The overall trophies were made with regular matchbox cars and the den trophies were mini-trophies and made with micromachine type cars.
Here's a view right-side up - the "stand" part is slanted a little to display the car on top. Also, each trophy is a different height - 1st place is tallest, 3rd place is shortest.
Then after the paint has dried on the car, just glue it to the top of the stand. We used Gorilla Glue because it grows and fills in the cracks:
And there you have it - thrifty and easy Pinewood Derby Trophies:
We also made some Pinewood Derby Certificates because I tried searching online and couldn't find a free printable so we had to make our own - and I have it so you can download it!
So here's a JPEG image, you can click on it to make it bigger, then right click and save it, etc. If that doesn't give you a high enough resolution, I think I loaded it where you can DOWNLOAD IT HERE.
These are given to each boy, and they win various things like "most creative paint job", "most creative", or "most realistic looking car". They enjoy seeing what fun category they have won: