Robert Cumberford’s Reactions To “Don’t Build That Fiberglass Body!” (Car and Driver, Sept 1962) – Part 2

Hi Gang… Last month we published part 1 of this series – an article by Robert Cumberford that appeared in Car and Driver Magazine in September, 1962.  Click here to review part 1 of this series.  In that article, Cumberford … Continue reading

1954 Custom Cars Trend Book Annual – Part 1: “Is The Public Ready For Plastic?”

Note:  This is the first in a series of stories about the fiberglass sports cars that appeared in the 1954 Custom Cars book by Motor Trend.  Click here to review each of these stories on Forgotten Fiberglass. ————————– Hi Gang… This is … Continue reading

The Influence of Cunningham Sports Cars on American Car Designers & Builders: Press Release Photos – Part 2

————————– Note:  This is the second in a series of stories about the Cunningham sports and race cars based on press release photos made available by Don Edmunds.  Click here to review each of these stories on Forgotten Fiberglass. ————————– … Continue reading

Aurora Concept Car Drawing by Alfred Juliano: Debuts in Early 1956

Hi Gang… Here’s one of the press release photos and captions we recently found concerning the Aurora concept car.  And….we’re happy to share it with you here today at Forgotten Fiberglass: Safest Car and Priest Designer Brandford, Connecticutt: February 28, … Continue reading

Say It Isn’t So! My Grandpa Morrie Was Right! “Drive-on” Roller Coasters For Your Car

Hi Gang… My grandfather – Grandpa Morrie – told me the best car stories I ever heard – and was there working on every “first” car I owned.  Here he is working on my 1955 Cadillac – circa 1979: Here … Continue reading

The 1960 France Super Jet – “American Style”

Hi Gang… Research into the history of the early postwar fiberglass specials is a bit like playing the 1980s kids game “Wac-A-Mole.”  Did you ever see it?  Here’s a short video clip: [vsw id=”K-jaOfIHGko” source=”youtube” width=”600″ height=”486″ autoplay=”no”] . Everytime … Continue reading

“Meteor” Storm From The Northwest – The Eave Chevy Special: Sports Cars Illustrated, November 1957

Hi Gang… One of the most famous Meteor SR1 sports cars ever completed was built in Oregon by Larry Eave, Chuck Rich, and Orville Withey in the mid 1950s.  This Meteor was built for speed and raced too.  In fact, … Continue reading

Jerry Gardner’s 1952 Voodoo Dream: The Mightiest Postwar Special Ever Built – Part 2

—————- Note:  This is the second in a series of articles on Jerry Gardner’s Voodoo Dream.  Click here to review all articles in this series. —————- Hi Gang… In the first part of this story, I introduced you to Jerry Gardner, … Continue reading

Whatever Happened To The Homebuilt Sports Car? By Rick Feibusch

Hi Gang… Guy Dirkin is leading the effort on challenging us at “Forgotten Fiberglass” to answer the following question: “Why has Forgotten Fiberglass…..been Forgotten?” Most recently, he posted his first salvo in the “comments” area at the bottom of the … Continue reading

Supercharged Kurtis Nash 500M: Bob Christie’s Carrera Panamerica Sports Car

Hi Gang… What a great story and fantastic fiber car of yesteryear – and it survives today as a beautifully restored sports car. Gordon White wrote of this car in his 2001 book, Kurtis-Kraft: Masterworks of Speed and Style, and … Continue reading

Fibersport! A Bloomington Illinois Fiberglass Special by John Mays and John Burmaster

Hi Gang… Buy it, build it, or something in between. That’s what John Mays and John Burmaster of Bloomington Illinois offered when interest in their custom designed sports car – “The Fibersport” – heated up and others wanted to drive … Continue reading

Jerry Gardner’s 1952 Voodoo Dream: The Mightiest Postwar Special Ever Built – Part 1

—————- Note:  This is the first in a series of articles on Jerry Gardner’s Voodoo Dream.  Click here to review all articles in this series. —————- Hi Gang… I saw the ad on eBay last April, 2011.  It was titled … Continue reading

The 1951 Doray Sport Custom: Willys Based Special From Miami, Florida

Hi Gang… Another missing Sport Custom from the early ‘50s – the ’51 Doray Sport Custom.  I love cars that haven’t been seen in years – those are the ones that are most fun to find.  And this one’s from … Continue reading

Fiberglass Buyers Guide (Car Craft, March 1956): Part 10 – The Glasspar G2 Roadster

Hi Gang… This is our tenth 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

America’s Boulevard Sports Cars: Jim Potter’s Thoughts – Motor Life, July 1956

Hi Gang… This is one of my favorite titles for the larger and more powerful sports cars – most of which were fiberglass by ’56 – built in America.  Jim Potter, the author of this article, had been covering the … Continue reading