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 3 Wheel Racing on Feb 16, 2013 10:29:29 GMT -6
My first three Rail Rider builds went well! First, the Menard's car belongs to my oldest son Kyle. He has Autism and is a Bear Cub. He picked his own paint scheme for his favorite store which is Menard's. (If he could live there in the garage door opener section he would! ) This little speedster took first in his Den, set two track records and was the overall champion out of 75 cars. The second car is the spider web car which belongs to my youngest son Brady who is a Lion Cub. Brady wanted a skin for his car and chose the spider web theme since he loves Spider-man. His car took first in his Den and was third fastest overall. The Autism Awareness car belongs to my wife Jamie. Some may have already seen pics of it through Cygnus Racing's post - thank you for all your nice comments! She did all the work on the car herself from sanding to hand painting. She did this as a tribute car to our son Kyle and all kids and families living with Autism. This car took first place in the open class adults and second fastest overall. Last but not least a big thanks goes to my new friend Tony from Cygnus Racing who I met at the District race in 2012 and who took me under his wing and showed me what it takes to build a winning car. As for me, I was a proud Dad and Husband that day and I didn't know how much fun (and work ) goes into building these cars and hope to do it all again next year! We are on our way to Districts and hopefully Council!