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 The Goose Man on May 15, 2011 18:43:51 GMT -6
Hi you all, My name is Mark Arnold I have been Building cars for 25yrs my wish is to someday Race with the "Big Guys".. I have always run on Graphite so learning the world of Oil has been a eye opening adventure. I have yet to race a car in league but I'm close .....Looks like June will be the month for my coming out party..Hope you guys like some of my car designs....I've been a Scout Master for the last 15yrs and enjoy building cars that make the Boys scream "COOL".....hope to get to know you all in the future.
Post by Cygnus Racing on May 16, 2011 12:45:35 GMT -6
I very much enjoy the creativity and craftsmanship you put into your builds. You make some fine looking cars! Also wish our cub master had your enthusiasm for pinewood derby. It would make the whole pack race experience that much more fun for everyone. Hey, is there anyway you could give an overview of how you painted Slippery When Wet? I tried the water-droplet effect once with spay cans and it did not turn out too well.
Post by The Goose Man on May 16, 2011 21:18:40 GMT -6
I Started with a base coat of Blue then at a Horizontal i sprayed white then after 15 min followed up with a metallic blue at a horizontal and placed the car under a heat lamp and left it there until the water evaporated......it was all done with a rattle cans.....Guess i got lucky I'm currently working on one that I'm going to call "HOT FLASH" stayed posted for the PICS....Thanks for all the kind words