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Today, most competition cars have at least some components made from composite materials. Fully updated to include the latest developments in material and techniques, this book explains how to exploit composites technology in the home workshop. It covers all the main materials and methods, from ls"wet lay-uprs" glass fiber to pre-preg carbon fiber, together with core materials and resin systems. The extensively illustrated, down-to-earth text will appeal to anyone who builds, repairs or develops competition cars or components, as well as to motorsport enthusiasts who seek a better understanding of composite materials.
Simon McBeath is a well-respected writer on practical motorsport subjects and a successful long-time competitor in sprints and hillclimbs. He runs his own composite aerofoil design and production company, and is Press Officer for the Gurston Down hillclimb venue. He lives near Blandford in Dorset, England.