304 MPH – Funny Car

Composite Energy Technologies diversifies into the world of auto racing. Eric’s experience with composite technology is a key element of the project. More Images

This is the plug for a Ford Racing, Nitro funny car body. It’s going together at our Bristol facility in association with our neighbor Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats and Bob Tasca III. We’ll use prepreg carbon fiber and a unique process to bring the finished body in at 100 lbs.

Bob Tasca III with his Tasca Racing team, jumped to a Nitro Funny Car after competing in an Alcohol Funny Car. His grandfather was instrumental in launching Ford’s return to professional drag racing more than four decades ago. The Tasca family is well known in Rhode Island where Tasca is a household name.

Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats is just down the street from our shop and also works in carbon fiber. They build super high performance powerboats for racing and pleasure.

Tasca hits 304 MPH – Video

Eric Goetz advises Yale University

Composite Energy Technologies has started working with Yale University in a technology sharing arrangement. Yale will be providing support for our CNC robots in exchange for knowledge in advanced composite processes. Yale students will be visiting Bristol CET next month!

We are also having discussions with MIT about composite structures for disaster relief and the Rhode Island School of Design as they pursue expertise in composite architecture applications.

The King of Carbon Fiber

“As SAIL magazine marks its 40th anniversary, we decided to highlight the 40 sailors who’ve had the greatest impact on our sport over the last four decades. After considerable debate, we came up with the following list. Odds are, however, that the debate is far from over.”

Eric Goetz – For many years the king of carbon-fiber custom boat construction, Eric pioneered and perfected many of the high-end boatbuilding techniques in use today.

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Goetz engineers and laminators built and delivered Piranha (unmanned surface vehicle) in the 4th quarter of 2010.

“The Piranha USV is designed to perform a wide variety of missions like anti-piracy, search and rescue, submarine hunting, and harbor patrol.” Piranha USV is the largest boat built from nano-enhanced materials