1954 Custom Cars Trend Book Annual – Part 2: The Brooks Boxer & The Glasspar G2 Sports Car

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Note:  This is the second in a series of stories about the fiberglass sports cars that appeared in the 1954 Custom Cars book by Motor Trend.  Click here to review each of these stories on Forgotten Fiberglass. ————————– Hi Gang… In … Continue reading

More Glasspar Bodied “Yankee Clipper” History Found – Alden Jewell To The Rescue!


Hi Gang… Photos without captions are like finding Indian arrowheads at the flea market.  Little is known of what, when, why, and where concerning the history.  Surely more would be known and confirmed if we could examine where the arrowhead … Continue reading

The Postwar “Do-It-Yourself” Phenomenon…How & Why People Built Their Own Sports Cars


Hi Gang… I like to go the extra mile – confirm beyond a reasonable doubt what we’ve heard time after time and have long accepted as fact.  Too long, sometimes. The story of postwar sports cars always starts with American … Continue reading

“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

The Glasspar G2 Sports Car – Made With Naugatuck Chemical’s Vibrin Resin: U.S. Rubber Magazine, April 1952


Hi Gang… More great fiber news! Thanks to the efforts of Bill Sigworth, retired Chemtura executive (legacy company from Naugatuck Chemical / U.S. Rubber days) and Ann Harmon, expert Chemtura Librarian, we now have excellent scans of the U.S. Rubber … Continue reading

Disneyland’s Autopia: Famous Fiberglass of the 50’s – Glasspar, Mameco, Bob Gurr, and More!


Hi Gang… Haven’t we all been to “mecca” as children and driven sports cars before the age of nine? Opps…I mean haven’t we all been to “Disneyland” and driven “Autopia” cars during our childhood, young adulthood, or later?  If this … Continue reading

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

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

Fiberglass Buyers Guide (Car Craft, March 1956): Part 10 – The Glasspar G2 Roadster


Hi Gang… This is our tenth 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