I'm having them start on the initial design for the quad pod in the next week or so. If anyone is interested, please PM or e-mail me (I need to show some numbers to justify the tooling expense). We are going to build an initial unit using our rapid prototype (RP) machine. It will have some seams (only visible from the inside) and the surface texture won't be the same as factory pillars, but it will otherwise be functional. After I see how much time it takes, we'll have an idea if we can reasonably make some RP units for resale in low quantities. Otherwise it will be a matter of having enough interest to justify injection mold tooling.
The HPOP gauges will be available initially as part of the networked system (using an underhood controller to tie to all of your gauges). We have decided to push back production another few weeks, waiting to get better looking parts from some of our suppliers. We should be shipping production parts in about 4 weeks.
As far as Houston, it looks pretty grim given the amount of work we still need to do for our SEMA show booth. And TS Performance won't be bringing out their Jeep Liberty this time (they're only hauling two of their race trucks due to the distance). I'll bet it'll be a heck of a good time, wish I could be there! I would love to run in the brackets again, as I think I've finally reminded myself of all the ways to lose. After too many dumb losses, I managed to win the last 2 NHRDA races of the season, so I'm on a roll!