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Archive for December, 2009

Foil Fascination

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Foils are one common link between sailboats and race cars. Over the past 20 years Windrush has been involved in designing and manufacturing both. My brother Brett and I have both been fortunate to have the opportunity to work on some pretty exotic sailboats and race cars wearing high performance foils that are the key to [...]

The color of custom

Friday, December 18th, 2009

One of the services we offer at Windrush – perhaps the one that is most personally satisfying for me – is the customization of our own designs, to achieve alternate solutions for customers with special needs. Today I assembled these innocuous little parts, simple enough steel fabrications that are a new derivative of the WEXO XT_224 [...]

Moulding a niche market

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Duffy Sheardown and I have been friends and colleagues multiple times since 1991. We have been involved in countless adventures and misadventures connected to Motor Racing. Duffy even saved my life one grim day in Missouri when in the midst of a blizzard he dragged me to hospital, delirious and dangerously close to succumbing to pneumonia. [...]

WEVO packaging manifesto – Part 2.

Monday, December 14th, 2009

The plastic bag sausage fight…. In Part 1. of the packaging manifesto, I illustrated how careful we are about using recycled packing materials and how we recycle cardboard, re-use boxes, boxes made from post consumer materials etc, etc. So if you have ever received a package from WEVO and the first thing you noticed is [...]

Deferred Maintenance

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Product development is something we take very seriously at Windrush, this applies to our WEVO products as well as any of the consulting design we undertake for motor racing clients. There are always extremes. Forces, weight, cost and in this wonderful example – Endurance. Thomas Jameson has been a friend and customer for the last [...]

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