Guy Dirkin

Guy  Dirkin Saved a Famous Victress, Built a Byers Race Car, Owns A Sport Custom, Races a GT 1 car, Participates in SCCA and Vintage Races 1949  Panache  Sport  Custom  to  Appear  at  the  Cigar  City Concours  d’Elegance  in  Tampa,  … Continue reading

Halliday Special: Body Design Influences

Showcase 1957  Halliday  Renault  Special Body  Design  Influences Design  of  Halliday  Special The body is based on an envelope body and is of original design – unknown designer. Design  of  Body Styling cues for the body were taken from the … Continue reading

Byers Contributors

Contributors  To  Byers  Sports  Car  History We’re proud to release this newly created section of Undiscovered Classics that focuses on the history of the Byers Sports cars.  Our research into this marque started in 2007, and took the help of … Continue reading

Undiscovered Classics Contributors

Undiscovered  Classics  Contributors Click on each name below to view articles and information contributed Domestic  Contributors Geoff Hacker – Founder Rollie Langston Guy Dirkin Craig Johnson Nate Bowne Kyle Feller Merrill Powell Paul Sable Dennis Kazmerowski Erich Schultz Joel Driskill … Continue reading

Showcase: 1956 Byers SR-100 – Jack Farr

Showcase 1956  Byers  SR-100 Design  by  Jim  Byers Owner:  Jack  Farr,  Cresson,  Texas —  The  World’s  Most  Beautiful  Sports  Car — Road  &  Track,  February,  1957   History  of  This  Car This car was originally built by two enthusiasts in the … Continue reading

Undiscovered Classic Cars at Major Concours

Undiscovered  Classic  Cars  at  Major  Concours 2007  to  Present 2020 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 1952  Voodoo  Gardner Showing  With  Owners  Brian  And  Sue  Ford 2019 Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance Two Cars: 1937 Custom Cord Phaeton 1954 Frazer Custom Cigar  City  Concours  … Continue reading

2021

2021 Click on the Following Links To Review Each Article Concours  d’Elegance  Appearances Cigar City Concours d’Elegance 1962 Shark Roadster November 14, 2021 Chattanooga Concours d’Elegance Three Cars:  1962 Shark Roadster 1953 Maverick Sportster 1956 Woodill Wildfire (Woody’s Personal and … Continue reading

Silodrome: Stories on UC Cars

Silodrome – Gasoline  Culture  Magazine  Stories  on  Undiscovered  Classics  Automobiles On  The  Web Silodrome:  Gasoline  Culture  Magazine Home  Page Articles Project  Car:  A  Rare  Kellison  J6  Panther  V8 Silodrome: July  25th,  2022 American  Designed  and  Built:  The  Byers  SR-100 The  … Continue reading

Showcase: 1966 Cannara I Special

Showcase 1966  Cannara  I Designed  and  Built  By  Ray  Cannara Owner:  Guy  Dirkin,  Ph.D.,  Clermont,  Florida —   Designed  at  the  Beginning  of  the  Wedge  Car  Movement  — History of This Car Ray Cannara, a native Floridian was a successful designer … Continue reading

Restorations: Customer

Customer  Cars  In  Restoration With  Undiscovered  Classics We are currently managing and restoring cars for many of our customers.  Here are some of these cars being restored.  We’ll be adding additional detail about their restorations soon. 1952  Voodoo  Gardner Designer: … Continue reading

Restorations: Partnerships

Restoration  Partnerships While we restore cars for ourselves and for our customers, we also have restoration partnerships.   Undiscovered Classics partners with people on ownership and restoration.  Each partnership arrangement is unique and tailored to the individuals involved.  After restoration, we … Continue reading

1949 Panache – Help Needed

Panache  Sports  Custom Need  Help  in  Finding  the  Original  Builder Nash Sports Custom:  Need help in Finding the Original Builder I recently bought a Nash based sport custom that is a great example of  post WWII hand crafted cars. The … Continue reading

Photos: Arrival Day

Photos: Arrival  Day The Panache arrived at Guy Dirkin’s house in Oak Brook, Chicago on August 26, 2013.  Rick D’louhy and Geoff Hacker were there to help Guy unload his latest acquisition. … Continue reading

1949 Panache Photos

1949  Panache  Photos Vintage  1970s These Are From When Denny Glass Owned Panache Arrival  Day The Panache Arrived at Guy Dirkin’s House on August 26, 2013 Restoration  Photos Coming  Soon … Continue reading

1949 Panache: Renderings and Artwork

1949 Panache Renderings and Artwork We were honored to retain the artistic services of Dan Palatnik of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to create original artwork for the Guy Dirkin’s 1949 Panache.  We used these renderings to test different “looks”, options, … Continue reading

2019: Cigar City Concours d’Elegance

Cigar  City  Concours d ‘Elegance Tampa  Bay  Downs:  Tampa, Florida November  9-10, 2019 Two  Cars: 1952  Glasspar  G2 1949  Panache  Sport  Custom Photos  On  Field 1952  Glasspar G2 Owners:  Brian and Sue Ford, Christchurch, New Zealand Click  Here  To  Learn  … Continue reading

Showcase: 1954 Victress S1 – Motor Trend Victress

Showcase 1954  Victress  S1A Design  By  Doc Boyce-Smith  and  Hugh  Jorgensen Owner:  Guy  Dirkin,  Clermont,  Florida —  The  Lost  Motor  Trend  Victress — Built  By  Fred  Bodley – Motor Trend Technical Editor History of This Car The 1954 “Motor Trend” … Continue reading

Showcase: Sport Customs

Showcase:  Sport  Customs Handcrafted  Cars  That  Have  Stood  The  Test  Of  Time 1949   Panache  Sport  Custom A  Vintage  Build  By  A  Talented  Individual Owner: Guy Dirkin, Claremont, Florida 1955  Frazer  Sport  Custom Designed and Built by Walter Omelenchuk of Michigan … Continue reading

Showcase: Fiberglass – Production Bodies – Restored

Showcase Production  Fiberglass  Sports  Cars Restored 1959  Salvatore  Salerno  Devin A  Time  Capsule  –  Preserved  in  Original  Condition Amelia  Island  Concours  d’Elegance  2024  Award  Winner Owners: Geoffrey Hacker, Undiscovered Classics Click  Here 1958  LeMans  Coupe The  Most  Exciting  Sports  Car  … Continue reading

Tom Cotter

Tom Cotter Barn Find Author, Collector, TV Personality About Tom  Cotter  Interview Listening Time:  38 Minutes Cars Yeah!  November 14, 2014 Undiscovered  Classics  Appearances TV,  Videos  &  On  The  Web Barn Find Hunter, Tom Cotter: Hagerty TV Episode #72 Viewing … Continue reading

2010

2010 Click on the Following Links To Review Each Article Concours  d’Elegance   Appearances Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Forgotten Fiberglass Class & More Two Cars Attending: 1955 Californian (LeGene) and 1946 Bill Burke Belly Tank Streamliner March, 2010 Museum,  Event  and  … Continue reading

2008

2008 Click on the Following Links To Review Each Article Concours  d’Elegance   Appearances Barrington Concours d’Elegance 1956 Byers SR-100: Owner Guy Dirkin Arlington Heights, Illinois October 5, 2008 Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance 1952 Maverick Sportster: Owner Fred Roth Rochester, Michigan August … Continue reading

Our  Story – A  Historical  Perspective

Our  Story – A  Historical  Perspective Introduction From concept cars to teardrop streamliners… From vintage race car transporters to lakesters… From race cars to sports cars… From legendary custom cars to even concept dune buggies… Geoff Hacker and his team have … Continue reading

Contributors

THE  FORGOTTEN  FIBERGLASS  FAMILY— OUR  CONTRIBUTORS — “We’re Honored To Have So Many Passionate Contributors to the Cause – People We Consider to be Part of the Forgotten Fiberglass Family” The  Forgotten  Fiberglass  Family: Forgotten Fiberglass is much larger than … Continue reading

Contact Information

Fiberglass Facts – Home       Boa (Aerocon) – Home   History Brochures and Advertising Models Available  Articles Registry  Member Showcase  Miscellaneous Contact Information This website provides an opportunity to build a quality information resource on the Aerocon Boa.   If … Continue reading

Member Showcase

Fiberglass Facts – Home       Boa (Aerocon) – Home     History Brochures and Advertising Models Available  Articles Registry  Member Showcase  Miscellaneous Contact Information Guy Dirkin’s Boa:  Red Erich Schultz Boz: White … Continue reading

Halliday Special: Suspension Design

Showcase 1957  Halliday  Renault  Special Suspension  Design Engine: The Halliday Special has a transverse mounted Renault 4CV engine which was 760 cc thru 1949.  In 1950 it was replaced with a 747 cc engine. Transaxle: See Luis Alarcos below Jonathan  … Continue reading

Pebble Beach 2024 – Wedge Cars

Pebble  Beach  Concours  d’Elegance Proposed  Class:  Wedge Cars August,  2024 Co-Curators:  Guy  Dirkin  Ph.D  and  Geoffrey  Hacker  Ph.D. Proposal It is proposed that the 2024 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance contain a class that celebrates the ground-breaking wedge car design period, … Continue reading

Collections

Collections Collections  Which  Feature  Undiscovered  Classic  Cars Above:  1953  Maverick  Sportster  at  the  Tom  and  Barb  Chandler  Collection,  Elkader,  Iowa Jack  Farr  Collection Cresson,  Texas Click  Here Roth  Collection Thousand  Oaks,  California Click  Here Guy  Dirkin  Collection Clermont,  Florida Click  … Continue reading

Showcase: Fiberglass – One of One – Restored

Showcase One  of  One  Fiberglass  Sports  Cars Restored 1957  Galileo  Special —   Designed  at  the  Dawn  of  the  Jet  Age  — Designed  and  Built  By  Joseph  Galileo Owner:  Jack  Farr,  Cresson,  Texas Click  Here The  1966  Cannara —   Designed  at  … Continue reading

1950’s Handcrafted Cars (Restored)

Jack  Farr  Collection Restored  Handcrafted  Cars 1953  Woodill  Wildfire (1 of 2) Featured  in  the  1954  Film  “Johnny  Dark”  Starring  Tony  Curtis Click  Here 1955  Siebler  Special (1 of 2) First  of  Two  Cars  Built  By  Dick  Siebler Click  Here … Continue reading

2023

2023 Click on the Following Links To Review Each Article Concours  d’Elegance  Appearances Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance Class of Cars:  Handcrafted Cars Featured Undiscovered Classics Cars:  To be chosen in early 2023 Tampa, Florida December, 2023 Hilton  Head  Concours  d’Elegance Featured  … Continue reading

2022

2022 Click on the Following Links To Review Each Article Concours  d’Elegance  Appearances Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance Tampa, Florida Two  Cars: 1966 Cannara I and 1959 Devin December 2022 Cigar City Concours d’Elegance Tampa, Florida Cars: 1955  Frazer  Custom  Show  Car … Continue reading

History: Byers SR-100, CR-90

History Byers  Sports  Cars  (1955 – 1968) Design  By  Jim  Byers —  The  World’s  Most  Beautiful  Sports  Car — Road  &  Track,  February,  1957 Byers  Sports  Cars Road and Track featured a Byers SR-100 on the cover of their magazine in … Continue reading

Byers Sports Car Registry (SR-100 & CR-90)

Byers  Sports  Car  Registry SR-100  &  CR-90 To add your name and car to the list below, contact Geoff Hacker via e-mail (Undiscovered.Classics@Gmail.com) or phone (813)-888-8882 1956  Byers  SR-100 Jack  Farr:  Cresson,  Texas Click  Here 1957  Byers  SR-100 Geordie  Prodis:  … Continue reading

Victress – Home

Victress  Manufacturing Home  Page 1952 – 1961 This section of our website is under construction as of 10/1/2019.  We will continue adding details and features over the next few months so check back and see our progress.  And….welcome to our … Continue reading

Raiders of the Lost Cars

Raiders  of  the  Lost  Cars The  Greatest  American  Car  Story  NEVER  Told What  People  Are  Saying… “In attempting to capture the significance and passion inherent in Undiscovered Classics, I can’t seem to shake the graphic allusion to Indiana Jones and … Continue reading

Undiscovered Classics: Personality Profiles

Undiscovered  Classics:  Personality  Profiles These are Personality Profiles of some of the Undiscovered Classics Team – participants, contributors and more.  This list continues to grow so check back for additions.  We’re happy to have a large and expanding “tent” that … Continue reading