Atlas / Allied Owners Take Notice! The “Latest Cisitalia Speedster:” Auto Sport Review, March 1953

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Hi Gang… Chicken or egg?  The 94” wheelbase Cisitalia Roadster or the Allied Falcon Roadster? Let’s talk fiberglass! Bill Burke, Roy Kinch, and Mickey Thompson introduced the 94” Swallow Coupe to an excited world in November ’52.  Their roadster version … Continue reading

America’s Boulevard Sports Cars: Jim Potter’s Thoughts – Motor Life, July 1956

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Hi Gang… This is one of my favorite titles for the larger and more powerful sports cars – most of which were fiberglass by ’56 – built in America.  Jim Potter, the author of this article, had been covering the … Continue reading

John Bond From Road & Track Shares: “How To Build A Fiberglass Body…” January, 1953

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Hi Gang… This article was a very important article for John Bond – new owner of Road and Track Magazine as of November 1952 – just three months prior to this article’s publication.  How could I know this article was … Continue reading

The Jud Phillips Allied Swallow Coupe – Nearly an Offenhauser Special!

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Hi Gang… Bill Fester of Houston, Texas wanted an Allied Swallow Coupe.  The Allied looked just like the car he saw – a Multiplex Sports Car – shown in John Gunnell’s book “Standard Catalog of American Cars: 1946-1975.”   Bill had noticed … Continue reading

The Atlas / Allied Fiber Glass Company: The Details Are In The Diagrams – Brochure #4

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————————— Note:  The next series of stories here on Forgotten Fiberglass are going to focus on the brochures and associated customer communication of the Atlas / Allied Fiber Glass Company.  We’re lucky here at Forgotten Fiberglass to have become friends … Continue reading

The Atlas / Allied Fiber Glass Company: The Allied Falcon Fiber-Glass Body Brochure #3

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————————— Note:  The next series of stories here on Forgotten Fiberglass are going to focus on the brochures and associated customer communication of the Atlas / Allied Fiber Glass Company.  We’re lucky here at Forgotten Fiberglass to have become friends … Continue reading

The Atlas / Allied Fiber Glass Company: The Allied Swallow Fiber-Glass Body Brochure #2

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————————— Note:  The next series of stories here on Forgotten Fiberglass are going to focus on the brochures and associated customer communication of the Atlas / Allied Fiber Glass Company.  We’re lucky here at Forgotten Fiberglass to have become friends … Continue reading

The Atlas / Allied Fiber Glass Company: America’s First Production Fiberglass Coupe Body – Brochure #1

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————————— Note:  The next series of stories here on Forgotten Fiberglass are going to focus on the brochures and associated customer communication of the Atlas / Allied Fiber Glass Company.  We’re lucky here at Forgotten Fiberglass to have become friends … Continue reading

Fiberglass State of the Industry – 1953: Hop Up Magazine, April 1953

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Hi Gang… What a long article this is – but worth the read in every way I’ve been putting off sharing this article with you not because it wasn’t important – it is.  The article was printed just after a year … Continue reading

The Birth Of The Allied / Atlas Swallow – The Cisitalia: Auto Speed and Sport, September 1952

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Hi Gang… Where did each of our fiberglass sports cars come from?  Here at Forgotten Fiberglass, we are discussing the design heritage of the cars we’ve come to love.  We’ve even created a “Design Heritage” category that you can search … Continue reading

Fiberglass Explodes On The Scene – Petersen Motorama November 1953

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————————————— Car Craft Magazine, February ’54, commenting on the Petersen Motorama held in November, ’53: “One of the most interesting bits in the show was the heavy sprinkling of Fiberglass creations.  These cars came in all shapes, sizes and for any … Continue reading

Bill Burke Weighs In On Hot Rods vs Sports Cars: “The Vanguard of Hot Rod Thought”

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Hi Gang… No surprises here.  The more magazines I collect, the more information I find.  Sometimes the best stuff doesn’t appear in the main articles.  Instead, it often appears in often overlooked places at the back of the magazines.  That’s … Continue reading

The Advertising Strategy of the Atlas / Allied Fiberglass Company

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Hi Gang… How many different Atlas / Allied ads are there????  Let the counting begin. As Rick D’Louhy, Tony St. Clair, Erich Schultz, Brandon Kunicki, Bill Fester, Harold Pace, and the scads of others out there continue helping with research, … Continue reading