John Bond From Road & Track Shares: “How To Build A Fiberglass Body…” January, 1953

Hi Gang… This article was a very important article for John Bond – new owner of Road and Track Magazine as of November 1952 – just three months prior to this article’s publication.  How could I know this article was … Continue reading

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The 1952 Petersen Motorama – An Automotive Smorgasbord! Auto Sport Review (March, 1953)

Hi Gang… When’s the last time you visited a Smorgasbord?  I grew up in the ‘60s and it became a word our family used quite a bit.  These were the first “buffets” that I can remember and this is exactly … Continue reading

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Discontinued Fiberglass Sports Cars: The Glasspar Ascot, G2, Vale, Wasp, and More…(Auto Craftsman, June-July 1958)

Hi Gang… I wish all research into fiberglass sports cars of the 1950’s was so easy.  Today’s story is like shooting fish in a barrel!  I’m sure it won’t happen again, so I have to savor every minute of it … Continue reading

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The Vale Wright Sports Car (Motor Sports World, December 5th, 1952)

Hi Gang… I bet all of you have been waiting for a story on Vale Wright’s 1952 sports car.  Well….I’ve been waiting too!  And do I have lots of new information to share. But first… The Vale is one of … Continue reading

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The Maverick Sportster Debuts in 1952 – “Largest Fiberglass Body Yet Constructed”

Hi Gang… You gotta love the Maverick Sportster from 1952…. It’s a good looking, graceful, and sophisticated design that grabs you the moment you see it.  If fact, it fits a definition of “good looking” that fiberglass friend Robert Cumberford wrote … Continue reading

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Modern Plastics February 1953 – A “Gaggle” of Glass For You to Review

Hi Gang… “Watch 1953…..Plastic bodies are not only the coming thing – they have come, and they are too good not to stay”. That’s what Jim Potter, managing editor of Motor Trend wrote in December 1952 – and he was exactly right.  … Continue reading

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Manual of Building Plastic Cars – Part 1

Hi Gang… There’s so much information about vintage fiberglass cars – if you know where to look.  One of my favorite pieces of information comes from the 1954 Trend Book Titled “Manual of Building Plastic Cars”.  What a gem of … Continue reading

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Oh Where Oh Where Are These Fiberglass Cars…..

Hi Gang… Daniel Strohl from Hemmings enjoys these cars as much as we do.  Recently, he offered to help in Rick’s and my quest to find examples of some of the cars we have researched – that are still missing.  … Continue reading

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