Congratulations to MARK COBB of Cobb Racing. Mark was the only entry to finish the entire I-600 on a Vintage Sled and VSR is honored to have built his 1980 Indy.
We now have the 79/80 Centurion hoods in the midnight blue gel coat. and the 1980 and up INDY hoods in midnight blue. Again, the only centurion or INDY hoods with the correct inside and outside finish.
Why are our fiberglass products more expensive that the others that are on the market?
Actually, it's by design. At VSR, we make sure you're getting EVERYTHING you pay for. As an example; Our midnight blue gel is an exact match and very expensive. To create that color, its actually 3 different colors / layers of gel coat. This is necessary to give you the correct color of blue whether in sunlight or indoors. It also gives the correct color to the inside of the hood. The competitors use a single thin layer of gelcoat. Good for racing, but not durability or form. Our pans have reinforcing cloth just as the originals did, and we aren't aware of anyone who offers that. Additionally, our products are thicker and stronger than the competitors' products. These added materials and the labor to apply them provide a superior product but there's obviously a cost to do it. VSR has also spent thousands on improving the finish of the molds to provide a vast improvement in the finish of the gel. So yes, we could be cost competitive with anyone, but we choose not to.
We have improved our TX hoods by routing the openings and offered in the blue / white gel coat exactly like the originals were 40 years ago. We have been working on the 78 TX/ TXL 2-tone full gel hoods as well. The last hood I had painted costs us $575. With the gel coat colored, you save that painting expense. Our tunnels are also the closest to OEM you can find. Check our store for details or give us a call.
VSR will be sponsoring the 2018 VSCA National Championship Show in Rochester. We shoud have some products on display so stop by and see our sleds and products for yourself
We have received great feedback on the thicker, higher quality of fiberglass products. In some products, we're 1/3 thicker than when we started the business. This is producing a stronger product which has less flex (i.e. less chance of gel coat cracking), it maintains its shape better and is just stronger - reducing damage.
We also restore sleds and may show some in the “Restoration” section. We are now working on a 78 TX250 and a 79 TX-C. These three sleds will be for sale this summer. We are also building a 1979 TX340 to be used as a raffle sled for the 2018 National Show. Once done, we'll have some info on how to purchase the tickets. This may be a plain Jane sled but it will be well restored and will compliment any collection. As we finish these TX sled, we're gearing up to start a 79 RXL, a 78 Eagle River RXL and a 78 440 RXL followed by a pair of 73 starfires. Then a sno twister and a couple more indys. As you can see, we are booked with restorations through all of 2018.