Jim Potter – The “Rock Star” Author of Fiberglass Specials: 1961 Trend Book “Restyle Your Car”

  It is interesting to note that there probably aren’t two identical Wildfires in existence today, simply because each builder customized his car the way he wanted to.  Therefore, you’ll find Buick Wildfires, Chevrolet Wildfires, Ford Wildfires, and a host … Continue reading

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The Ads of Sports Car Engineering – Phil Fleming Comes Through With A Vintage Find!

Hi Gang… At Forgotten Fiberglass, we collect every bit of fiber-scrap of information.   The latest piece of today’s puzzle was sent in by resident fiber-expert Phil Fleming and was a seemingly innocuous ad from Sports Car Engineering  – or so … Continue reading

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Spyders, Hurricanes, and Tornados – Oh My! The 1958 Sports Car Engineering Catalog Revealed

Hi Gang… Ok….I’m getting jealous of Alden Jewell’s collection so let me feature something from my own fiber files.  Today’s feature is the long-lost, coveted almost as good as what Alden has item – the 1958 Sports Car Engineering catalog … Continue reading

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An Analysis of Four Years of Fiber Ads: The “Directory” of Sports Cars Illustrated 1958 – 1961

Hi Gang… Sports Cars Illustrated published annual “Directories” from 1958 thru 1961.  In the summer of 1961, they changed their name to “Car and Driver” and ceased publication of annual directories from that point forward.  But the “Directories” spanning 4 … 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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