Glasspar’s New “Ascot.” The Latest Model From A Pioneering Fiberglass Firm (Road & Track, April 1955)

Hi Gang… As we continue the “march” of our specials…how ‘bout one that appeared in April 1955 Road & Track?  Namely, the Glasspar Ascot.   We’ve seen this car before.  It first appeared on the streets in the February 1955 issue … Continue reading

Discontinued Fiberglass Sports Cars: The Glasspar Ascot, G2, Vale, Wasp, and More…(Auto Craftsman, June-July 1958)

Hi Gang… I wish all research into fiberglass sports cars of the 1950’s was so easy.  Today’s story is like shooting fish in a barrel!  I’m sure it won’t happen again, so I have to savor every minute of it … Continue reading

Glasspar’s Ascot – Fiberglass Body Pioneer Unveils Latest Model (Speed Mechanics, June-July 1955)

Hi Gang… I love little known fiberglass sports cars.   Those are the ones that capture my attention – just like Glasspar’s Ascot which debuted in early 1955.   I’ve written once before about this car and it was to highlight … Continue reading

Sig Monson’s Award Winning Hemi Powered Glasspar G2: MoPar Parts ‘n People, 1954

Hi Gang… Back in 1952, Sig Monson – already a custom car builder, hands-on automotive man, and automotive dealership owner – was one of the individuals who read about the new fiberglass bodied sports car trend.   But…being that he … Continue reading

A Glasspar and a Woodill Revealed: The 1954 Torrey Pines Road Race Program

Hi Gang… Investigating modern “finds” of Glasspar G2s and Woodill Wildfires means knowing the “lay of the land” for who built what, where, when and why.  And magazines aren’t the only clue to some of the lost history of years … Continue reading

Bill Tritt’s Glasspar Race Car – Video To Watch of the Mameco-Ardun at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2012

Hi Gang… The golden age of postwar racing in America started in the late 1940s and folks like Bill Tritt of Glasspar watched ringside in California with great interest.  And I’m sure the thoughts of racing were on his mind when he … Continue reading

The Emergence of the American Postwar Sports Car

THE  EMERGENCE   OF  THE  AMERICAN  POSTWAR  SPORTS  CAR —  The  Greatest  American  Car  Story  NEVER  Told  — Published in the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Program, March, 2015 Authored By: Geoff Hacker, Rick D’Louhy, Guy Dirkin, Rollie Langston, Raffi Minasian, Paul … Continue reading