07 February 2012
07 February 2012
Pogea Racing have modernised the '59 model Corvette convertible to meet the requirements of a customer.
Eduard Pogea, Head of Pogea Racing, says "This Corvette unites classic automobile design in balance with the latest in modern vehicle technology. Within the space of only one year we developed, produced and adapted current technology to fit in an American old timer. Our objective was to marry contemporary driving characteristics, a terrifically powerful engine, dependable brakes and a refined vehicle interior with classic bodywork."
According to Pogea, the chassis for this project consists of an in-house tube frame manufactured in cooperation with Foose Design in the US. They say the frame significantly improves the convertible's torsional stiffness, as well as forming a solid base on which to mount the height-adjustable coil over suspension, as well as the modern drive and brake systems. The car also features composite transverse leaf springs both on the front and the back and they say the original Ferrari colours Rosso and Bianco contributes to the effect.
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)’s composites research and development was on display when the Centre for Future Materials (CFM) held its inaugural Open Day.
Haydale has produced and delivered eight composite general transition piece (GTP) sealing systems to National Grid UK, and has received an expression of interest for a further 60 over the next six years.