1951 Petersen Motorama Video and Program: Glasspar, Lancer, Skorpion & Wasp Debut

Hi Gang… We search long and wide for detailed information about the vintage handcrafted car builds of yesterday, and recently we hit paydirt – video (actually film) from the 1951 Petersen Motorama. Wow!   It’s hard to believe that it … Continue reading

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The McCormack Custom Car Debuts at the 1955 Petersen Motorama – Car Craft: January 1956

Hi Gang… I wish I could have been there – the last Petersen Motorama of the 1950s. The actual name was “The 6th Annual International Motor Review” but that was the name change forced on Petersen in 1954 by an … 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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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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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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Petersen Automotive Museum: Fantasies in Fiberglass – 2010 Exhibition – Part 2

 Hi Gang…  What a year for fiberglass!!!  First…. the exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum called “Fantasies in Fiberglass” opened in February.  Next….the “Forgotten Fiberglass” class debuted at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in March.  Now….It’s already a week into … Continue reading

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Win a “Fabulous Woodill Wildfire Sportscar” – The 1953 Petersen Motorama

Hi Gang… One of the best kept secrets of the 1950’s is that there were actually two different Motorama’s making news across the country.  When we hear of the 1950’s Motorama – we think of GM’s Motorama.  Concept cars, new … Continue reading

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Member’s Showcase: John Knebel’s Glasspar G2

Hi Gang… How many people could possibly help me with researching these vintage cars????  It’s way too long ago, and I’d be lucky to find anyone who could help with the details.  That’s how I felt about moving forward in … Continue reading

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