The new, aerodynamically efficient and aesthetically styled AeroCatch is setting new standards in panel fixing for the 21st century, providing a wide variety of fixing solutions for competition and racing applications. The efficient shear pin locking operation was designed after hours of 3D computer modeling. Many prototypes were produced proving all performance criteria had been met including safety, security, functionality, operation, ease of installation, aesthetic styling, and optional key locking. In a competition setting, securing a vehicles hood is absolutely critical. Failure to secure a vehicles hood can cause catastrophic problems as it would eliminate all driver visibility. Factory hood locking mechanisms simply are not made to withstand extended high speeds or competition use and abuse. Aside from AeroCatch’s strength, it is also easy to use. AeroCatch is easy to operate, even with a gloved hand. AeroCatch can be opened with your fingertips, no fiddling with pins like with traditional race hood latches. AeroCatch hood fastners can replace traditional hood pin setups. Installation requires cutting and drilling of hood. Designed to be fixed through the top surface of a panel with six M4 countersunk screws. The fitting flange will be 2.5mm above the panel surface. ideal for thin metallic or composite surfaces.