We are a large group of pinewood derby enthusiasts from all over the United States. Some of us only race on the local level in Den, Pack, District and Council level. Others of us have children who have out grown the local scene and now race at the professional league level know as proxy racing.
The Global Craftsman's cars are unique in that no two cars look the same. They might sacrifice some speed in order to set their car's style apart from the others. They set a standard for all cars after to be duplicated in design, paint and modifications. They use unique products which then become industry standards for all.
Global Derby Society
Here at Global Derby Society, we do not care how fast you can go, how well you can paint. We do not care which league you are affiliated with, or whose derby products you think is better. Pinewood derby has greatly evolved over the past years due to the professional league racer. Companies have stepped up to provide all racers, both league and local level, with better tools and racing equipment. No one company can claim responsibility for this progression. Each has taken time to assess other company’s products, listened to feedback from racers and then tweaked their products accordingly.
Post by Global Derby Society on May 9, 2011 8:49:36 GMT -6
Warthog Racing was THE MAN when it came to proxy league racing. He was a dominator in the early days of proxy league and when new leagues started to form, he transitioned his cars for their rules and once again dominated. He was an outside the box thinker when it came to car design and race set ups. If you saw a Warthog car in the field at a race, you knew you had better have brought your "A" game in order to compete with him. One thing I have always remembered about Warthog was an awesome custom made shipping box he used. It was created out of wood, beautifully stained with his race logo embeded into the clear coat of the car. I always wanted one of these for myself!!!