VSR bought the Polaris Hood molds from RecEng and will be launching a handful of new hoods and pans shortly. All parts will have our quality and correct color combinations. New to the line-up will be: 80 and newer TX / TXC hoods, a Centurion pan, and Indy nose cone. We also have a few of the RecEng hoods that we'll sell as blems.
We are also working with a plastics company to create and offer several new plastic trim parts. Unfortunately, the work is very slow on their end so this is taking much longer than anticipated. So stay tuned. We shoudl be offereing the bumper inserts, air inlet vents, trunk box, trunk / tail light frame, trunk doors, and even the much needed DASH PANELS. We are being supplied with the TXL / Centurion inlet covers by Chris Coffield and those will be posted along with the RecEng hoods next week or so.
VSR is a Platinum Sponsor to the 2018 VSCA National Championship Show in Rochester. We will have a handful of products on display along with our up-dated product notebook. Unfortunately, we are also running the show but I'll have instructions on how to track us down for any questions. PLEASE NOTE: BEGINNING IN MID MAY, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SHIP ANY PRODUCTS UNTIL AFTER THE SHOW. We will deliver to the show, but its just too time consuming to package our products and we're in a crunch to get everything ready.
FAQ: 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 are currently working on three RXLs. A 79 super mod 340, a 78 that was raced at eagle river, and a 440. The Eagle River sled will be at the National Show and is a rediculous restoration. Everything has been thrown on it and its a jewel.