17-0 Congratulations to Bill Peronne in the 2019 National Show. Bill purchased a 79 TXC from us two years ago and has had nice sucess showing it. At Lowville, it took top honors in the 76-79 restored class.. Added to Mark Cobb's 79 centurion doing the same last year (then advancing to the "Finalist" group), a VSR built sled has won that class in all 6 National shows one has been entered in (Billings, St, Ignas, West Yellow and Midland). We are equally proud of the 11 for 11 Waconia wins in the 76-79 class too. VSR will likely be at Gillette should they have a judged event. The last word we received was that event would be a popularity vote which is dissappointing for a National Show level event.
PRICE INCREASE. PayPal (credit card) is offered to our customers to make your check-out more convient but it does have a significant cost which we pick-up (especially the Canadian orders). So, we have decided to have a partial price increase to cover SOME of the PayPal / cc fees. But, if you decide to pick-up your items and pay with cash or check, contact us and we can offer the "cash discount". You won't be able to do the "check out" but we can sell the old fashion way too.
Fortunately, we have a new souce to ship our over-sized products domestically. It's been working very well and is very cost competitive.
TX / TXL / Starfire DASH PANELS This is a new product which nobody has offered before and they sold out quickly. We have some blems at around $75 each. Contact us directly if you need a rider or racer quality dash.
RXL skis. We developed the tooling for the 77 or 78 style skis. These are not in the store so contact us directly if interested.
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 midway with the restoration of a 73 Starfire 650 and its kicking our butt but we've learned allot about our starfire hood and pan molds and actually made improvements. This will help future builds. Following those sleds will be some indys. After that, our restoration services will be limited to small projects only. Such as building complete seats, complete hoods, and other customer needs who purchase our products.