THE GLASS MENAGERIE
In late 2013 we moved from a dedicated storage facility to a dual-purpose storage/workshop that we call The Glass Menagerie. As with Fiberglass Farms, not all things that end up in our workshop are strictly ‘glass. We have steel and aluminum handcrafted cars that spend time there too.
While Rick D’Louhy and I may visit a few times a month, the guy in charge here is good friend Craig Johnson. Craig is the man who back in 2012-2013 took our 1962 Shark Roadster in this condition (work already underway):
The Glass Menagerie serves a dual purpose as both a workshop and storage facility. Just one to two cars are under restoration at any time with Craig’s watchful eye monitoring the process at each step along the way. Some months there is little activity but other months we move cars in and out – depending on our needs and the progress of each restoration.
When we have to move things around, we get to play “musical cars” and this can be challenging and some fun too – especially in the Florida summer!
And dropping off cars requires some planning and organization – here we are dropping off the 1952 Piranha Speedster – a project that we will begin in the near future:
Our workshop has parts that we can use on cars undergoing restoration as well as many parts that come with the cars in “as found” condition too. Some of these parts are “mystery leftovers” from restorations in the past. Feel free to stop by at any time and help us identify what we have on the shelves – there could be some “good stuff” there gang!
Squeezing cars into place can be a challenge:
And cars are under restoration at The Glass Menagerie too – as with the Dick Foster Victress S1A Special below:
So if you come to Florida and plan to visit us in Tampa, you may want to stop by and have yourself “a visit”- fiberglass style. Check out the links below for more information. And if you drop by, be sure to say “hi” to Craig Johnson too.
While “The Glass Menagerie” represents part of our collection
beginning their path to restoration,
here are some more pages you may enjoy visiting:
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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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