The Great New Devin Junior – Gas Engine Powered Miniature Sports Car

Hi Gang… There’s not many of these Devin Jr’s around, and what fun it would be to have a miniature of your favorite fiberglass car – in this case a Devin – zooming around your home, garage, and family. Zoom … Continue reading

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“Glass on the Grass” – Devin, Glasspar, Byers, And Almquist Appear Across the Land!

Hi Gang… Blame the title of this story on good friend Jon Greuel – founder of LaDawri.com and LaDawri Coachcraft celebrateur.  He’s returning from nearly a year overseas in the military and wrote in: “Geoff….any ‘glass on the grass’ that … Continue reading

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Road & Track Puts The Devin SS Through Its Paces: Road Test Annual 1960

Hi Gang… It’s neat to see that Road & Track Magazine – and others too – were road testing some of our favorite fiberglass sports cars of the ‘50s and ‘60s.  Interestingly, these official “Road Tests” do not start to … Continue reading

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An Analysis of Four Years of Fiber Ads: The “Directory” of Sports Cars Illustrated 1958 – 1961

Hi Gang… Sports Cars Illustrated published annual “Directories” from 1958 thru 1961.  In the summer of 1961, they changed their name to “Car and Driver” and ceased publication of annual directories from that point forward.  But the “Directories” spanning 4 … Continue reading

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In ’58 It’s Great! Ten Fiberglass Cars Reviewed: 1958 Sports Car Illustrated Directory

Hi Gang… Sports Car Illustrated started out with their first issue in July of ’55 and met with great success.  One year later they released a special edition (one issue only) titled “International Auto Salon.”  While I’m still researching if … Continue reading

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Evans Industries Becomes Victress and Byers Distributor: Spring 1960

Hi Gang… We’ve established in previous stories what happened to Victress and Byers in the ‘60s: Victress sold their company…lock, stock, and barrel….to Les and Joan Dawes of La Dawri Coachcraft in 1961 Byers bodies first appeared in Kellison sales … Continue reading

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The Glassmakers 1960: Part 1: Devin – (Sportscar Graphic, May-June 1960)

————– Note:  This is the first in a series of articles here at Forgotten Fiberglass that showcase a story called “The Glassmakers 1960” published in Sportscar Graphic in May-June 1960.  In this article, Almquist, Devin, Kellison, LaDawri, and Victress were … Continue reading

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The Cars of the Milwaukee Masterpiece: The Devin Sports Car Specials

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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Dan Post’s “Volkswagen: 9 Lives Later:” Alken and Devin Sports Car History

Hi Gang… I live vicariously thru my good friend Javier Munoz and his growing Alken collection.  Javier has two of them ready to restore, and he’s chomping on the bit to begin them.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed and waiting … Continue reading

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Devin’s Twin Devils: Type “C” And “S” Sports Cars (Road & Track, January 1955)

Hi Gang… I’ve been exploring the early years of Devin’s “car life” lately on Forgotten Fiberglass.  How many of you have heard of the “Type S” or “Sports” model – designed by Murray Nichols for Bill Devin?  He offered it … Continue reading

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Dean Moon’s Moonbeam – One Superfast Devin Sports Car

Hi Gang… Here’s a great article on one of Dean Moon’s best known race cars – his Devin bodied “Moonbeam.”  I’m still looking for the first article to hit the stands with this car in it, and this may be … Continue reading

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