Woodill Wildfire Coupe Debuts – Rodding and Re-Styling: May, 1956

Hi Gang… We’re always looking for the initial press release photos and captions for each of our favorite fiberglass sports cars.  Here’s an early photo and accompanying caption that was printed in the spring of 1956.  Let’s see what they … Continue reading

Astra Sports Car Catalog, Winter 1962 / 1963: Kellison Sports Car Affiliate

Hi Gang… I keep finding more information about Kellison Sports Cars, but in catalogs from companies named “Astra” and then “Allied.”  I haven’t had a chance to dig into the history of the fiber cars from the ‘60s in great … Continue reading

The Continental Kit – “That Tire On The Back:” By Rick Feibusch

Hi Gang… Today I have the honor of introducing you to another author, friend of fiberglass, automotive historian and all-around great car guy – Rick Feibusch. Time and time again, Rick sends the coolest cars and the neatest slices of … Continue reading

Fiberglass Buyers Guide (Car Craft, March 1956): Part 7 – The McCormack Coupe

Hi Gang… This is our seventh 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

The 1960 Kellison Catalog: So Many Choices – Let’s Buy Them All!

Hi Gang… “I’d rather be lucky than good…” That’s what I’ve always said, and fortune has favored my meeting some folks over time who have become great friends too.  That’s exactly describes how I feel about collaborating with Bob Peterson.  … Continue reading

The World’s First American Bantam Fiberglass Sports Car – The Al Jost Special

Hi Gang… I love dinosaurs.  I mean, who couldn’t?  I seek them out wherever I go, and usually find them in fiberglass or concrete – and occasionally a building.  Click here to see my recent “dinosaur find” just north of … Continue reading

The Mysteries of the Dutch Darrin Designed DKW Flintridge And The Woodill Fiber-Glass Body Corporation

Hi Gang… We’ve been talking about Howard “Dutch” Darrin of late, so why stop now?  How ‘bout some of you helping us out with learning more about this neatly designed car.  One of the pieces I acquired from the Frank … Continue reading

John Finehout’s Glasspar G2 Special – One Glorious Glasspar G2 (Ford Times, December 1953)

Hi Gang… Let’s celebrate the Ford Times Magazines of the 1950’s.   Why?  Their section in nearly each postwar issue called “Custom Conversions” is a treasure trove of lost customs and hot rods of the 40’s and 50’s.  And boy … Continue reading

Plastic Prize Winner: William Scott and His Victress S1 (Auto Craftsman, June-July 1958)

Hi Gang… Back in the day, which Victress received more top prizes than any known fiberglass car in the 1950’s? I thought that question might go unanswered for years as Rick D’Louhy, Erich Schultz, Guy Dirkin, Phil Fleming, Rollie Langston, … Continue reading