Fiberglass Buyers Guide (Car Craft, March 1956): Part 9 – The Victress C2 Coupe

Hi Gang… This is our ninth in a series of “spotlights” on sections of a Buyer’s Guide for fiberglass sports cars published by Car Craft in March, 1956.  Click on the link below to review all fiberglass cars discussed in … Continue reading

The Testaguzza Brothers La Saetta – “The Thunderbolt:” Motor Life, August 1955

Hi Gang… What fun it is to share the fiberglass designs of the Midwest.  Recently, I wrote about the fiberglass cars of the Northeast in a story about the Rockefeller Yankee.  Today’s story focuses on the Detroit born and bred … Continue reading

Fiberglass State of the Industry 1956: Trend Book 130

Hi Gang… When publishing companies like Motor Trend, Fawcett, and others had too much good information to share that wouldn’t fit in their magazine, they often produced specialized books that focused on a singular topic, and in 1956 Motor Trend … Continue reading

The Dick Foster Victress S1A Special – An Original Owner and Car Reunited: Part 3

——————————- Note:  This is the third of a three-part story on the Dick Foster Victress Special.  Click here to review all parts of the story. ——————————- Hi Gang… Some of you wrote in and asked more about what the Dick Foster … Continue reading

The Dick Foster Victress S1A Special – An Original Owner and Car Reunited: Part 2

——————————- Note:  This is the second of a three-part story on the Dick Foster Victress Special.  Click here to review all parts of the story. ——————————- Hi Gang… How did I find the Dick Foster Victress Special and get it home?  … Continue reading

The Celebration of Spohn: Germany Builds a Post-War Rocket (Motor Trend, June 1952)

Hi Gang… Wayne Graefen and I are on a mission – to find out “all things Spohn.”  But as you’ll find out over time….. Wayne’s way ahead of me on this one, and he’s been interested in these fascinating coachbuilt … Continue reading

The Art Center: Industrial Design / Automotive Division: Road & Track – September 1955

Hi Gang… From time to time, you read articles here at Forgotten Fiberglass that in some way involve recognition of the Art Center in Los Angeles, California.  This is an important reference for me and recognition on our behalf that many … Continue reading

Contributors

THE  FORGOTTEN  FIBERGLASS  FAMILY— OUR  CONTRIBUTORS — “We’re Honored To Have So Many Passionate Contributors to the Cause – People We Consider to be Part of the Forgotten Fiberglass Family” The  Forgotten  Fiberglass  Family: Forgotten Fiberglass is much larger than … Continue reading

Plastic Prize Winner: William Scott and His Victress S1 (Auto Craftsman, June-July 1958)

Hi Gang… Back in the day, which Victress received more top prizes than any known fiberglass car in the 1950’s? I thought that question might go unanswered for years as Rick D’Louhy, Erich Schultz, Guy Dirkin, Phil Fleming, Rollie Langston, … Continue reading

Customizing Your Victress C2 Coupe – The Howard Green Victress C2 “Custom” Roadster

Hi Gang… How many people customized their C2 coupes?  Who was the first to do so? I bet you’ve been asking these questions for years, and now we can begin to offer some possible answers.  Let’s review a bit about … Continue reading

Let’s Design a LaDawri Castillian – and Maybe a Victress C3 Too! The Talented Designs of Keith Kaucher

Hi Gang… Building a fiberglass sports car early in one’s life usually has long-term implications.  That’s what happened to Keith Kaucher when he first came across a LaDawri Castillian in shop class in the late 1970’s, and ultimately resulted in … Continue reading

The Johnny Dark Victress S1 Roadster: Part 1: “Pretty Enough To Be A Movie Star”

Note: This is the first installment of  a 3 part series of articles on the Johnny Dark Victress, Virgil Rice, Mack Hellings, Bob Stelling, the Hellings Company, and Stelling and Hellings.  Here are links to the other parts of the story: Click … Continue reading

Who Can Guess the Name of This Car??? It’s None Other Than the Harry Whipp Victress S1A Sports Special

Hi Gang… A fair number of Sports Specials have been surfacing in the past few years in need of restoration or completion.  We’ve had great fortune that these cars survived in any way, shape, or form, so we welcome each and every one – … Continue reading

Car Marque Matrix

CAR  MARQUE  MATRIX Fiberglass Sports Cars Chronology 1950 and Earlier Ford Soybean Car (1939) Darrin (1946) Stout Scarab (1948) Kurtis Sports Car – KSC (1949)   Airway (1949-1950) Bobby Car and Keller Imp (1947) Loewy (Concept)         Miscelleneous 1951 … Continue reading

Welcome Nick and Pete Bujnowski And Their Rarin’ To Go Wildfire!

Hi Gang… Let’s give a great big Forgotten Fiberglass welcome to our newest members – 16 year old Nick Bujnowski, his father Pete, and their brand new rarin’ to be restored Woodill Wildfire. Pete (father) has been into fiberglass sports cars for … Continue reading