Sig Monson’s Award Winning Hemi Powered Glasspar G2: MoPar Parts ‘n People, 1954

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Hi Gang… Back in 1952, Sig Monson – already a custom car builder, hands-on automotive man, and automotive dealership owner – was one of the individuals who read about the new fiberglass bodied sports car trend.   But…being that he … Continue reading

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A Glasspar and a Woodill Revealed: The 1954 Torrey Pines Road Race Program

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Hi Gang… Investigating modern “finds” of Glasspar G2s and Woodill Wildfires means knowing the “lay of the land” for who built what, where, when and why.  And magazines aren’t the only clue to some of the lost history of years … Continue reading

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Bill Tritt’s Glasspar Race Car – Video To Watch of the Mameco-Ardun at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2012

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Hi Gang… The golden age of postwar racing in America started in the late 1940s and folks like Bill Tritt of Glasspar watched ringside in California with great interest.  And I’m sure the thoughts of racing were on his mind when he … Continue reading

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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Chaos Rules Rodney, The Glasspar Guru: Call Me “Kaoss” – The Latest G2 Found

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Hi Gang… Rodney Packwood, Glasspar G2 historian and fiberglass finder extraordinaire, found another Glasspar G2 to add to the ranks of survivors.  The story of this car is great fun, and let’s have Rodney share it – as he saw … Continue reading

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