There was an interesting article in the Salt Lake Tribune today. Nancy Pottish and Peter Travisono (Salt Lake residents) were the subjects of the article which discusses their venture into Carbon Fiber, which eventually found its way onto the 2004 Corvette Z06, a Special Anniversary Edition. They formed MacLean Quality Composites which produces the product that’s making everything we know faster, lighter and even finds its way into NASCAR vehicles. John Linford, the author, goes on to say:
One of MacLean Quality Composites’ high-profile projects was the 2004 Corvette Z06, a special anniversary edition. GM produced about 2,500 of the cars with composite hoods, significant because the hoods were the first Class A, carbon-fiber body panel used on a production car.
The picture, FYI, is an autoclave, used to cure carbon fiber components. I think it’s really interesting to learn about the people behind the production of the Corvette, either the newest model or the earliest, it really is the people who make the Corvette what it is, what it stands for. I’m glad we’re helping here at CorvetteBlog.