My Goal with the Aerovault®
For years I’d looked at various types and sizes of car haulers trying to find something simple and fuel efficient (lightweight with low drag) that handled so well, in all conditions, I could tow it with my daily driver. I wanted something that was easy for one person to load and unload and secure enough to park anywhere overnight. I wasn’t interested in taking my entire shop to the track or creating a “second home” at my destination. I wanted something purposeful and sleek; an aerodynamically efficient, quality built, lightweight sheath for whatever track weapon or show car I wanted to haul.
Over the course of several years I never found it and frustrated by the seeming lack of quality or aerodynamic knowledge in the trailer industry I finally decided to design our own and have it built by a custom fabricator. That was the first Aerovault trailer, the Aerovault MKI.
When traveling with that trailer starting in 2008 I kept hearing constant complaints from other people towing trailers about their tall, heavy, ill-handling, wind-pushing "bread box" trailers. I’d ask, “Why haul all that unusable air in wasted space?” There was no logical answer but everyone seemed to desire the same things I had. Their comments, combined with all the thumbs-ups and shouts of “Where can I get one?” convinced us to make the Aerovault commercially available.
We now build them in our own dedicated facility, here in Henderson, Nevada, using our own custom-built machinery and special fabricating techniques that are unavailable anywhere else. They are built by race-savvy fabricators who take as much pride in their work as I do in mine.
The result is the Aerovault MKII, an aerodynamic and secure, no- compromises trailer, which has now been enhanced even further from our original MKI model.
THE DESIGNS OF PETER BROCK
It started when in 1957, 20 year-old GM Designer, Peter Brock, sketched what would first become the '59 Stingray Racer (seen to the right) and would later become the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray.
By the time '63 rolled around, Brock was long gone from GM, joining Carroll Shelby in Southern California in 1961. At Shelby's, Brock not only designed several cars, he created the Shelby brand look and image, first with the Cobra Roadsters through to the Ford Shelby GT350 Mustangs. In '63 Brock designed what he is mostly known for, the FIA World Championship Daytona Cobra Coupe (seen to the right). It was the first World Championship for Shelby and America. Other cars of his design that followed were the Nethercutt Mirage, the Lang Cooper, the Daytona Cobra Type 65 and the stunning De Tomaso P70.
At the end of the '65 season the Cobra program was disbanded in favor of Ford's GT40 racers. Brock left and founded Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE), designing another set of historic, ground breaking beauties such as the Hino Samurai, the Toyota JP6 and the Triumph TR-250K. Getting the attention of Japanese manufacturers, Nissan Japan made BRE the factory Datsun race team for the Western half of the U.S. BRE is credited for the acceptance of Japanese cars in the U.S. by winning 4 National Championships from 1969-72 with two Championships each with the BRE Datsun 240Zs and BRE Datsun 510s over the likes of Alfa, BMW, Triumph and Porsche.
In 1973 Brock turned his attention to the new world of hang gliding. He founded Ultralight Products (UP) and built-up the largest hang gliding company in the World, designing the best and safest hang gliders in the World.
By the late ’80s, Brock walked away from flight and returned to his first love, cars. Brock became an instructor at Art Center College in Pasadena, CA teaching the history of automotive design and aerodynamics. Brock soon became a highly respected author. Brock’s wife Gayle was an award winning manager in the computer industry (e.g. Apple, Microsoft) and left her executive position in 2005 to join Brock fulltime as photojournalists for the automotive industry.