Peter Brock with model of Aerovault trailer MKI

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.

Peter Brock

THE DESIGNS OF PETER BROCK

The Aerovault joins a distinguished collection of Peter Brock Designs

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.
Peter Brock designs poster

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.

The Brocks with personal Coupe replica

Aerovault LLC

In 2008 when Brock designed the Aerovault, Gayle founded Aerovault LLC. After 15 years as automotive photojournalists, in the Fall of 2011 the Brocks put up their cameras and moved Aerovault from Redmond, WA to Henderson, NV, building a facility dedicated to their production. To this day, Brock directs design and Gayle manages production, business administration, marketing and sales for the company. Gayle especially loves the Aerovault and takes pride that she has towed Aerovaults more miles than anyone else.
AeroVault

Aerovaults are produced in their Henderson, NV facility with the Mission to redefine the towing experience through innovative design and quality lightweight materials, building trailers that improve the lives of their owners, the people who build them and the planet.

TESTIMONIALS

Took first trip with car and Aerovault last night wow! I could not believe how it tracked with a midsize Merc, suv. Without thinking and following traffic I hit 85 in first 15 min of trip! No Big Rig corrections on interstate. Arrived totally relaxed. For the old v nose and ¾ ton I spent tons on sway control and weight distribution. Parts I don’t need now. My congratulations to you for going where no man has gone before!

Hank, SC

I’ve never seen anything like this trailer before. I was towing it to a race last Thursday and passed this tour bus. I noticed all the tourists had come to my side. They were waving and giving me the thumbs up sign. I thought they must really like my car and then I realized they can’t see my car… they love my Aerovault!

Pat, NV

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! With my previous trailer I had to tow at 65 mph or less or the gearing on my truck would kick down, killing my mileage. With my Aerovault I can now tow faster and still get 35% better fuel mileage than with my other trailer or I can go the same 65 mph and get 56% better fuel mileage. The whole time not even noticing the Aerovault is back there. Good design and engineering really work. My dad always told me, “Buy it right or buy it twice!”

Fred, AZ – Owner of an MKI

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