The McCormack Custom Car Debuts at the 1955 Petersen Motorama – Car Craft: January 1956

Hi Gang… I wish I could have been there – the last Petersen Motorama of the 1950s. The actual name was “The 6th Annual International Motor Review” but that was the name change forced on Petersen in 1954 by an … Continue reading

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The 1955 McCormack: A Personal Recollection of Hank’s “Sporty” Car – by Rich McCormack

Hi Gang… When I first started researching the McCormack sports / custom car, I found a website maintained by Rich McCormack – Hank’s younger brother.  Rich had put together a short history on his brother’s car with family photos. It … 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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Fiberglass Buyers Guide (Car Craft, March 1956): Part 7 – The McCormack Coupe

Hi Gang… This is our seventh 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

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State of the Fiberglass Industry: Motor Life, July 1956

Hi Gang… I love the “overview” articles sprinkled throughout the automobile enthusiast magazines in the ‘50s.  They give us a good view of the industry at a point in time – as seen thru the authors of the era.  For … Continue reading

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Fiberglass State of the Industry 1956: Trend Book 130

Hi Gang… When publishing companies like Motor Trend, Fawcett, and others had too much good information to share that wouldn’t fit in their magazine, they often produced specialized books that focused on a singular topic, and in 1956 Motor Trend … Continue reading

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Front and Rear Styling For The Fiberglass Body (Car Craft, March 1956)

Hi Gang… So many questions to answer…. What fiberglass sports car bodies were being offered in 1956? Was the Glasspar G2 still available? When did the Woodill Wildfire hardtop coupe hit the market? What is the Sorrell SR-190 Coupe? Can I … Continue reading

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