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 Jan 19, 2013 8:48:55 GMT -6
My step daughter's school Pack had their race last night. We were not allowed to race in it after building a car. They have a rule for the Outlaw Class you must be a father, brother, mother, sister, grandparent, aunt, uncle etc etc in order to race. Being a fellow student was not in the rules.
They let us run our car on the track to get a time average, however it ran by itself. The track was a wooden track with a wall stopping sections. Lets say that during the Pack race it was carnage heaven. I saw some spectacular crashes and cars being shot off the track 20+ feet after rolling/sliding. We came prepared with stopping section grip/foam tape. I was able to bring my car to a dead stop before the wall by tripling up the grip foam in progressive layers. The Pack does not go by times, they go by Top MPH average.
Next year we now have plans of hosting their building sessions and getting the Pack an aluminum track. While the kids loved the smash'em up derby, the parents were hoping to keep the cars as memories for their kids. A new track will help keep cars looking how they start the race.