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 Cygnus Racing on Jul 5, 2011 12:44:25 GMT -6
In June was my son Tyler's council pinewood derby and we did really well, winning second place overall out of 245 racers. The father/son team that beat us this year lost to us in 2010. After the race, I had a really good long conversation with the dad, and he shared some innovative (I think) ideas on aerodynamics. Something we hope to test and maybe incorporate into future cars. Anyway, all in all it was a great day for Tyler with lots of friends and family there to see him race. He's the kid with the BIG SMILE second from right in the picture below.