Flashback 2010: Merrill Powell, Tom Cotter & Daniel Strohl Visit Fiberglass Farms and Check Out Our Victress S4

Hi Gang… Have camera….will travel.  In this case to Amelia Island in 2010 and later the following week to Fiberglass Farms. Back in 2010 we had a class of Forgotten Fiberglass cars at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.  Click here to review the cars … Continue reading

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The Guy Mabee Drilling Company Special: By Bruce Gross – July, 1995

Hi Gang… One of the most comprehensive articles that summarizes the history of the Guy Mabee Drilling Company Special was written by Bruce Gross back in 1995.  Today we are honored to share it with you here at Forgotten Fiberglass.  Great … Continue reading

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The Jack Hilbig Victress S1A Roadster – Erich Schultz Saves Another “Special”

Hi Gang… That darn ‘ole Erich Schultz.  Every time I tell him about a car that needs “saving”, he’s off faster than a speeding bullet…..down the road….with Michelle and his son Kenny and on his way to his next “adventure” … Continue reading

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Youngest Victress Employee Found! Barry Tousley Remembers His Earliest Years At Victress Nearly 60 Years Ago Today…

Hi Gang… Great news….we found another Victress employee – and a very special one at that. Barry Tousley joined Victress in late 1953 – the same time as Merrill Powell – at the ripe ole’ age of 9 (Merrill was … Continue reading

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Forgotten Fiberglass Cars To Appear At Hemmings Concours d’Elegance – Sept 27-29, 2013

Hi Gang… What a year 2013 is turning out to be: * First, in March, 2013 we debuted our 1962 Shark Roadster at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.  Click here to review the story on the road to Amelia. * … Continue reading

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Restored Victress C3 / LaDawri Castilian From Michigan – Where Are You???

Hi Gang… Well…I’ve been looking for this car for 10 years and the trailer keeps getting colder and colder.   Back in 1954, Merrill Powell of Victess Manufacturing penned a beautiful design for a 94 inch wheelbase coupe and called it … Continue reading

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Merrill Powell From Victress Turns 82 Today: Happy Birthday Merrill!!!

Hi Gang… Merrill Powell, parner and co-owner of Victress Manufacturing  with Doc Boyce-Smith from 1953-1961, turns 82 years old today. Happy Birthday Merrill! Our “fearless leader of fiberglass” has joined us at nearly every significant fiber-event in the past 6 … Continue reading

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Victress! The World’s Fastest Sports Car: Motor Life, August 1955

Hi Gang… I’m sure that Doc Boyce-Smith, founder of the Boyce-Smith Company which produced the Victress S1 sports car body in ’52 and ’53, felt like Paul Revere when a car using the Victress body set the record for “Fastest … Continue reading

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Bill Quirk and Bill Powell’s Victress Dragster Debuts! Rod & Custom, July 1955

Hi Gang… Let’s talk Victress Dragsters! Recently, we discussed the Victress Dragster which became a reality in ’55-’56.  Bill Quirk and Bill Powell of Victress Manufacturing put forth innovation, hard-work, and determination to make this concept a reality for themselves … Continue reading

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The Bronze Bomb: Dick MacCoon’s (Grant Piston Ring Company) Victress S1 Roadster

Hi Gang… I love stories about fiberglass cars built “back when” that were carefully crafted and have an interesting history in terms of ownership and build.  And this one fits the bill in every way. It was built by Dick … Continue reading

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