“Meteor” Storm From The Northwest – The Eave Chevy Special: Sports Cars Illustrated, November 1957

Hi Gang… One of the most famous Meteor SR1 sports cars ever completed was built in Oregon by Larry Eave, Chuck Rich, and Orville Withey in the mid 1950s.  This Meteor was built for speed and raced too.  In fact, … Continue reading

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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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To “Meteor” Or Not To “Meteor” – That’s The Question: The Simpson – Karow Special

Hi Gang… Well here’s an interesting fiber car from the mid ‘50s.  Rick D’Louhy and I looked at this article.  I said “Meteor” and Rick said “Not.”  Click here to review stories about Dick Jones’ Meteor SR-1. Maybe we’re both … 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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Come One, Come All….The Fiberglass Ads of Car Craft, March 1956

Hi Gang… How did our favorite ‘glass companies get new business? Was it thru articles in magazines? Was it thru brochures? How ‘bout racing events at Bonneville and road courses? And course thru word of mouth – right? So how … Continue reading

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Hardtops For Byers SR-100 (And Meteor SR-1) Sports Cars: Phil Fleming Weighs In…

Hi Gang… One of the first folks I met when I started researching topics in Forgotten Fiberglass was Phil Fleming.  Harold Pace had written a story about Byers sports cars and Phil contributed to that story in significant ways. Recently, … 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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Dick Jones Inspiration for the Meteor SR-1: Meet the 1949 Veritas Meteor

Hi Gang… Over a period of many years, I was fortunate to get to know Dick Jones, designer and builder of the Meteor SR-1, quite well.  During our conversations which were across the automobile spectrum, we would talk quite a … Continue reading

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Fiberglass Explodes On The Scene – Petersen Motorama November 1953

————————————— Car Craft Magazine, February ’54, commenting on the Petersen Motorama held in November, ’53: “One of the most interesting bits in the show was the heavy sprinkling of Fiberglass creations.  These cars came in all shapes, sizes and for any … 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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1953 Petersen Motorama: The Fiberglass Invasion!

Hi Gang…  If only we could go back in time….I know exactly where I would go.   To the 1950’s Petersen Motoramas.  Back in 1950, Robert Petersen who started Hot Rod Magazine, Motor Trend, Car Craft, and others saw the unique … Continue reading

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Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance – Forgotten Fiberglass Class

Hi Gang… You’ve heard me mention many times about how excited I am that the Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance is hosting a class of fiberglass cars early next year.  Amelia is one of the most recognized shows not just … Continue reading

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