The Tatum – A Triple Threat Fun Car: Dune Buggies & Hot VW’s – June, 1974

Hi Gang… I’m honored to call Chuck Tatum and his wife Evelyn good friends.  I was introduced to them by another good friend – Harold Pace. Too many great folks to get to know out there gang 🙂 Chuck is … Continue reading

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Say It Isn’t So! My Grandpa Morrie Was Right! “Drive-on” Roller Coasters For Your Car

Hi Gang… My grandfather – Grandpa Morrie – told me the best car stories I ever heard – and was there working on every “first” car I owned.  Here he is working on my 1955 Cadillac – circa 1979: Here … Continue reading

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“A Tribute To A Tribute” – The 1946 Bill Burke Belly Tank Streamliner In Art

Hi Gang… I know the automotive world is not all fiberglass.  However, there are times when some of you…. or some of me…. will want to share something – not related to the fiberglass genre in any way. In this spirit, … Continue reading

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Chrysler Design Competition, Late 1950’s: An Article by Bob Peterson

Hi Gang… Today’s article is compliments of our friend of fiberglass – Bob Peterson.  Bob is our resident Kellison sports car guru and contributor here at Forgotten Fiberglass.  And his story today is all about memories, design, what could have … Continue reading

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Cool Cars for Cats and Canines – And Maybe Some Vintage ‘Glass Too! An Article By Will Silk

Hi Gang… When good friend Will Silk contacted me about a show that benefits our four legged friends, how could I resist?  And it’s up to us to see what we can do to participate gang.  The best car shows … Continue reading

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The Promise Of Plastic: “Auto Bubbles” Clear ‘Glass Top In 1948

Hi Gang… I love the “promise of plastic” in postwar America – and clear tops seemed to be the rage.  I think one of these tops might look great on the convertible Shark from the early ‘60s I’m working on … Continue reading

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The Prewar Willys – The Basis For America’s First Postwar Fiberglass Sports Car

Hi Gang… Did you know that the first two fiberglass sports cars produced by Glasspar were based on a Willys chassis and engine?   That’s significant and I wanted to learn more – but what I found out was far more … Continue reading

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The Continental Kit – “That Tire On The Back:” By Rick Feibusch

Hi Gang… Today I have the honor of introducing you to another author, friend of fiberglass, automotive historian and all-around great car guy – Rick Feibusch. Time and time again, Rick sends the coolest cars and the neatest slices of … Continue reading

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TVR Vixen: A Fiberglass Fantasy – By Will Silk

Hi Gang… What fun it is to learn about cars from knowledgeable folks within our group – in this case, Will Silk.  Will has offered to put together fiberglass-related articles from time to time and today’s article is a fascinating … Continue reading

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Streamliner From Down Under…By Glenn Brummer

Hi Gang… Where have all the streamliners gone??? Good friend and automobile historian Glenn Brummer is tracking down interesting rarified stories about cars, vehicles and auto ephemera, near and far – and today’s story from Glenn is from far, far … Continue reading

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Accessorizing Your Vintage ‘Glass: Buy Your Own Race Track! Turbo Drive Slot Car Arcade

Hi Gang… What’s a car guy to do? There are so many directions to take the hobby we love so much.  License plates, hood ornaments, vintage literature….so much to collect….so little time.  But you can’t have it all – you … Continue reading

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The Search For The Birth Of Fiberglass – Mysterious Pennsylvania Location Revealed

Hi Gang… Rick D’Louhy and I aren’t just out there gathering information on the vintage ‘glass cars of the ‘50s and beyond.  We’re looking to find all historical reference materials, stories, and locations where the legendary material was dreamed of, … Continue reading

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The Holiday Forgotten Fiberglass Adventure For 2011…

Hi Gang… Just got home from my Forgotten Fiberglass “jaunt” into the Northeast this holiday.  Some of the highlights include: Ten days on the road behind the wheel of my Suburban with car trailer in tow Had two tires “explode” … Continue reading

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The Fiberglass Bodied Tata OneCAT: An Idea That’s Full of “Hot Air” – by Will Silk

Hi Gang… What’s the first vehicle that comes to mind that runs on air? For me, I’m a bit abstract so my answer was a “hot air balloon.”  Noel Bangert, founder of Bangert Sports Cars, quickly corrected me back in … Continue reading

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Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky: Transport of Tomorrow – Skyways Magazine, January 1943

Hi Gang… Glenn Brummer strikes again.  He sends me the neatest links on magazines of interest on eBay, and the latest link he shared was to a great article by “Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky” from Skyways Magazine in January 1943.   … Continue reading

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Plexiglas is Tops! – Automotive Style, That is…

Hi Gang… Fiberglass, plastic, Plexiglas, Lucite, plastic….let me count the non-metal ways….. Starting in the 1930’s, “plastic” was becoming the new wonder material, and car manufacturers were looking for innovative ways to incorporate this new material in all ways possible. … Continue reading

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