Mr Vince Wright
"An expert in creating bits for all types of vehicles."
Vince, for over 10 years was part of an elite team that produced bits
for British Fighter Jets others could not. Vince had to create jigs and
tooling to recreate and test replacement parts before they are installed
because the original tooling had been long lost. Vince became an expert
in aircraft technology and the art of producing and testing individual
parts that are extremely strong but light.
His genius caught the attention of Chris Umberstone of Spice Racing Car
fame. Chris finally lured Vince away from the aircraft industry and they
worked side by side on a number of projects, including a unique new car
that Chris planned to produce in Sri Lanka. Chris unexpectedly passed
away very quickly, but Vince learned from one of the most successful
racing minds ever.
It was an education that would serve him well.
Since Vince was a child, he had enjoyed cars and creating bits. His
evenings were spent building his own kit cars and also helping others
complete and improve theirs. He gained a reputation as an excellent
builder and as a source that could produce bits far superior to the kit
car companies for a very fair price. RVD was founded during this time.
Vince was also in the process of developing his own Super car, which he
named Nemesis. RVD also continued to produce unique or improved bits
wile still continuing to help others with their cars. Vince designed the
chassis, the rear suspension (running gear) and revised the Jaguar based
front suspension. The interior rivals any Super car but is more spacious
and has a front boot that is as large as some sedans. The demo car has a
Jaguar V12, Renault transaxle and is easily capable of Super car
performance in all respects.
Vince had seen hundreds of GRP bodies that were absolutely rubbish. He
knew from his aircraft experience that a GRP body with a foam sandwich
will make a much stronger and stable body, but only a few firms had
been able to adapt a GRP sandwich, but ONLY with flat panels. As Vince
had done so many times before he set out to produce the tooling and
procedures to use a foam sandwich for curves, angles, arches, and harder
to fabricate panels.
The quality of the Nemesis cannot be argued. The demo car was introduced
in May 1996 at the Stoneleigh Kit car show. Now, 8 years later the
quality and the strength of his unique foam core GRP body cannot be
argued. The Nemesis still sports her original paint and is void of the
collapsed panel and stress factors that one expects on most kit cars.
The Nemesis is so well engineered, that it is still as capable today as
she was in 1996, despite being thrashed around her whole life and being
exposed to the weather for most of her life.