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

The Carl Macauley Glasspar G2 – “Lost” Cover Car Of Road & Track, January 1953

Hi Gang… Who were the “rock stars” of the automotive world in the early 1950’s? Fiberglass sports cars, of course, and they appeared on cover after cover of major American car magazines.  Rick D’Louhy and I are still “counting covers” and we’re approaching … Continue reading

The Bill Disbrow Glasspar G2 Special (Mechanix Illustrated, October 1953)

Hi Gang… This is the beginning of a series of articles on the “Bill Disbrow Glasspar G2 Special.”  I just didn’t know I’d be writing a series of articles about Major Disbrow and his car until I started doing the … Continue reading

The Glasspar Bodied “Volvo Sport” – The Little Fox (Sports Cars Illustrated, October 1955)

Hi Gang… Bill Tritt of Glasspar was one busy guy!  Just think of what he accomplished in the world of automobiles in just a few short years: In 1950-1951, Tritt designed and built the Brooks Boxer.  This was to become … Continue reading

Designs That Influenced The Styling Of The Victress S1 And Glasspar G2: Part 3 – The 1939 BMW 328 Mille Miglia “Buegelfalte” Roadster

Here’s A Side By Side Comparison of All Cars In Our Story. You Can See The Strikingly Similar Lines of The Victress S1 When Compared to the 1939 BMW Buegelfalte Roadster. Note: This is the third installment of a 3 part … Continue reading

The Jean Poirier Glasspar G2 – A Most Excellent Glasspar Special and a Wonderful Story to Boot!

Hi Gang… As you know, I’ve been collecting more stories from each person who either has a vintage fiberglass car or built one back in the day.  Recently, I asked my good friend, Jean Poirier, about writing up a story … Continue reading

Petersen Automotive Museum – Fiberglass Day: Part 2 – Frank Hecox From Glasspar Remembers

Hi Gang… This is part 2 of  a series of stories showcasing “Fiberglass Day” which was held at the Petersen Museum on June 26th, 2010.  Today’s video segment is 12 minutes long and showcases the talk by Frank Hecox – … Continue reading

The Van Etta Motors Special – Meagan and Julian Watkins Glasspar G2

Hi Gang… Lots of great stories to share with you “Glassheads” out there.  This one comes in from fiberglass friend and Glasspar Co-Historian Rodney Packwood.  Rodney has been working with Meagan Watkins of Washington State (the far Northwest from myself in … Continue reading

Glasspar G2 Sports Car Brochure (1953-1954): Setting the Style in the Custom Sport Car Field

Hi Gang… Rick and I are continuing to share information across each of the fiberglass car marques in the hopes of carefully and completely building a history for each of the companies – on our website and in our upcoming “Forgotten … Continue reading

The Birth of the Glasspar G2: The 1951 Brooks Boxer – Part 1

Hi Gang..   Sorting out history.  Sometimes it looks like the game of 52 card pick-up.  You gather everything from everywhere and see what you’ve got.  Which stories are true?  Which ones are false?  Which ones are interesting?   Which ones make … Continue reading

Vintage Glass On The Dry Lakes – and More (Glasspar, Victress, Allied, and More)

Hi Gang… Thanks to Alan Emory who owns one of the neatest Victress S1A’s out there, we have found more video (color film) of vintage fiberglass cars racing at the dry lakes in the 1950’s.  There are even a few … Continue reading

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