Our 1962 Shark And The Road To Amelia – Part One

Hi Gang… Well….we did it.  We made it with the Shark to Amelia with a gaggle of glass guys in tow.  And it was nothing short of a miraculous effort by friends, family, supporting businesses, and probably mysterious unknown fiberglass … Continue reading

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The 1962 Shark Roadster – 168 Hours to the Amelia Island Concours And Counting…

Hi Gang… As I write this, we have 168 hours until our 1962 Shark Roadster is presented at the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.  Wow!  Has time gone fast!  This will be the first major appearance of the Shark in … Continue reading

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Ready…Set…Go! Restoring a 1962 Shark in 90 Days or Less

Hi Gang… Many of you know my passion for vintage cars started with my grandfather, Morrie Hacker, my mother Ruth, and mentorship in my early teenage years from Paul Terhorst of Chicago, Illinois.  I was well-schooled in great old cars, … Continue reading

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Henry Covington – The Man & His “El Tiburon”

Hi Gang… The quest for information continues on all fronts.  Most recently, “press release photos” locked away in newspaper archives have become available and collections are being rapidly dispersed – precious photos scattered to the wind.  Each day I canvas … Continue reading

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The Cars of the Milwaukee Masterpiece: The “Covington Tiburon” and the “Bosley GT Mark 1”

Hi Gang… As promised earlier, I’ll show “more” and talk “less” about each of the cars that appeared at the Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’ Elegance on August 28th, 2011.  Click here to read more about the success of vintage ‘glass … Continue reading

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The Shark Roadster – Renault Based Sports Car From St. Petersburg, Florida

Hi Gang… All hail Bob Cunningham and Glenn Brummer.  Two eagle-eyed scouts that surf the Internet constantly and found the beautiful 8×10 glossy press photo of the Shark roadster by Glenn Gumms – Henry Covington’s early partner on producing molds … Continue reading

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The “el Tiburon” Brochure – Where There’s A Crowd….There’s an el Tiburon

Hi Gang… There’s so much to share about vintage fiberglass cars.  One of the reasons I’m publishing stories at a brisk pace is to help create a “body of knowledge” about these cars that everyone has access to via the … Continue reading

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Henry Covington’s Tiburon Coupe – “A Shark You Can Park” – September 1961 Road & Track

Hi Gang… Many of you know that my first fiberglass car was a “Shark” roadster.  The story about my finding the Shark and restoring it represents the beginning of everything we know today as “Forgotten Fiberglass.” The Shark was not … Continue reading

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