Henry Covington – The Man & His “El Tiburon”

Hi Gang… The quest for information continues on all fronts.  Most recently, “press release photos” locked away in newspaper archives have become available and collections are being rapidly dispersed – precious photos scattered to the wind.  Each day I canvas … Continue reading

Johnny Dark Production Notes Found! And Why They Are Important For Forgotten Fiberglass Enthusiasts

Hi Gang… If you love the vintage fiberglass cars of the early ‘50s – the 1954 movie “Johnny Dark” is for you.  It has everything a car guy would want in “car guy” movie: Sports car races – one actual … Continue reading

In ’58 It’s Great! Ten Fiberglass Cars Reviewed: 1958 Sports Car Illustrated Directory

Hi Gang… Sports Car Illustrated started out with their first issue in July of ’55 and met with great success.  One year later they released a special edition (one issue only) titled “International Auto Salon.”  While I’m still researching if … Continue reading

The Shark Roadster – Renault Based Sports Car From St. Petersburg, Florida

Hi Gang… All hail Bob Cunningham and Glenn Brummer.  Two eagle-eyed scouts that surf the Internet constantly and found the beautiful 8×10 glossy press photo of the Shark roadster by Glenn Gumms – Henry Covington’s early partner on producing molds … Continue reading

The “el Tiburon” Brochure – Where There’s A Crowd….There’s an el Tiburon

Hi Gang… There’s so much to share about vintage fiberglass cars.  One of the reasons I’m publishing stories at a brisk pace is to help create a “body of knowledge” about these cars that everyone has access to via the … Continue reading

The Celebration of Fiberglass Continues: “Fabulous Fiberglass” at the Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’Elegance in August 2011

Hi Gang… I have exciting news to share! Just on the heels of 2010 where cars of the “Forgotten Fiberglass” class debuted at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and “Fantasies in Fiberglass” was a 6 month display at the Petersen … Continue reading