Coolness. I really enjoy working with composites. I'm going to be starting on the rear flare shaping this weekend and things should fly this time around since I've got a little more experience now and I know the pitfalls to avoid. I also have to do the body filler and sanding on the top of the front flares. My buddy does good painting work and did the carbon roof a few weeks ago. Looks almost factory... just a tiny touch lighter in hue than the car. It's not really noticeable. I'm pretty picky and I'm not bothered by it.
Theoretically, once the flares are filled and painted, it should be really easy to make molds from them. Then parts should be really easy to make from the molds. The actual laying of the glass is really fun. The pain is making the forms.... and I guess cutting out the 11 layers of glass per fender sucks too.
Things went really well in Dixie. Top Pax and top raw is becoming a habbit I can live with. I think I will give SSM a run for it's money this year. The latest rounds of mods (uprights, wing endplates, ballast relocation) have really paid off. I suspect it's getting more than -2.7* up front and raising roll centers that has helped so much. Quitting the left foot braking has probably picked up .5 on an average course alone.
I probably won't be back to Hunt or Dixie until late Feb.