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 8:34:00 GMT -6
Proquest Racing set the bar for both speed and elegance in a pinewood car. While most were trying to perfect their airbrushing and clear coat finishes, Proquest set a presidence with his natual wood cars. He would experimented with various stains and wood rubs to create natural wood cars to show off the grains. He began racing with these cars back in the early days of pinewood racing and quickly became one of the fastest league racers around. When the proxy league PWDR was formed, Proquest quick ascended to the top of the ranks, setting record after record on the track. You can see is influence in many cars now a days as there has been a resurgence of natural wood cars. Many builders now are not only experimenting with stains, but now the use of varioius types of wood.