Car Craft’s Building a Sorrell Fiberglass Sports Car – Part 3: The Plaster Splash Female Mold

Note:  This is the third in a series of articles that appeared in Car Craft Magazine about the process of designing and building your own fiberglass bodied sports car. Car Craft published one of the most detailed series of articles ever to appear on … Continue reading

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Car Craft’s Building a Sorrell Fiberglass Sports Car – Part 2: The Fiberglass Female Mold

Note:  This is the second in a series of articles that appeared in Car Craft Magazine about the process of designing and building your own fiberglass bodied sports car. Car Craft published one of the most detailed series of articles ever to appear on … Continue reading

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Car Craft’s Building a Sorrell Fiberglass Sports Car – Part 1: Design and Full Scale Model

Note:  This is the first in a series of articles that appeared in Car Craft Magazine about the process of designing and building your own fiberglass bodied sports car. Car Craft published one of the most detailed series of articles ever … 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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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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GMC Under Glass: The Dick Lane Sorrell SR100 With A Kurtis 500KK Chassis Too!

Hi Gang… Now we’re talking! A Sorrell SR-100 with a powerful GMC six cylinder….Kurtis 500KK chassis….flip front for easy access….who could ask for more?  Not many.  And I’m sure this would have been considered an idea build in all the … Continue reading

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Fiberglass Buyers Guide (Car Craft, March 1956): Part 6 – The Sorrell SR-100 Sports Car

Hi Gang… This is our sixth 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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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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“Fiberglass Funnies” – Featuring A “Sorrell” Sports Car – Car Craft, February 1954

Hi Gang… As Rick and I have canvassed thru reams of 1950’s magazines, we’ve found many cartoons that touch on – or directly relate to – building and driving fiberglass bodied sports cars.  From time to time, we thought you … Continue reading

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