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 8:43:26 GMT -6
Speed Buggy had SKILLS!!! Whether is was recreating a car based on a cartoon or tv show, his attention to detail was absolutely amazing. Most of his cars had moving parts such as doors, hoods, trunks as well as some cars could transform in shape. Speed Buggy was one of those racers from the early days of proxy racing who did not care about speed so much. This craftsmans put many hours into each car to make it unique and uncopyable. The photographs below will do more to prove his craft then I could ever type up here!