Down a dirt road we drive…somewhere in rural Florida….
in search of “Fiberglass Farms”
Once or twice a month, Rick D’Louhy and I make the trip to “Fiberglass Farms” – a place we store just a few of these gems from the past. Pulled, poked, prodded and saved along a frequently divergent path, we document the history and importance of enthusiasts who built their own sports cars in the early 1950’s.
Not all the cars we save are fiberglass – quite a few are built from steel and aluminum – which makes this story even more fascinating considering the wide range of skills required to build, drive and sometimes create a small business around these cars.
Often Rick and I wonder if we might someday discover another place just like this. A place where lost show cars, abandoned concept cars, buried one-off specials, and former Motorama cars were all collected by an earlier automotive archaeologist – a person who sought to preserve and celebrate the ingenuity of this generation, driven to dream, design, build, and drive cars of their own design.
Maybe that archivist is out there or maybe he is hidden in many of our readers – one story, one car, one person at a time. Which is why we strive to both tell and celebrate their story and learn from others on our website “Forgotten Fiberglass” and with readers/enthusiasts all over the world.
Is there some “Forgotten Fiberglass” in your past? Story or car, we invite you to join us on our website – Forgotten Fiberglass – sharing cars and the great stories that shaped both the cars and people of a forgotten era.
While “Fiberglass Farms” represents part of our collection waiting for their call to restoration,
here are some more pages you may enjoy visiting:
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Is a visit to Tampa, Florida in your future?
Interested in visiting Fiberglass Farms, The Glass Menagerie, or The Glass House?
Call Geoff Hacker in Tampa, Florida at (813) 888-8882
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