Last year we had the honor of working with Ray Evernham for an upcoming Spring 2015 episode of his car-themed history-oriented TV show AmeriCarna. Here’s how Ray describes his TV show:
AMERICARNA – NOUN (AH-MER-I-KAR-NAH)
– The History of Cool Car Stuff in America –
AmeriCarna is a car culture television show hosted by Ray Evernham with guidance from his friend and mentor, Rick Hendrick, simply known as Mr. H. They’ll rely on their vast experience as “car guys” to take viewers back in time and introduce them to a period of history when the automobile heavily influenced American culture.
They’ll tell behind-the-scenes stories of lost racecars, barn finds, speed secrets, Hollywood films, historical racetracks and other unique places. Along the way, we’ll meet the cars and characters that have helped shape and preserve this history; from Appalachian Moonshiners that helped build NASCAR, to the West Coast Hot Rodders and Woody Wagon surfers that defined California Cool. It’s an all-access pass into America’s garage.
AmeriCarna is the perfect match for sharing the history of Forgotten Fiberglass and we were both honored by his interest and excited to share this history with Ray’s building audience on the Velocity channel. The promo just started for season 2 of AmeriCarna which begins on Tuesday February 17th, 2015. You can see the promo for season 2 in the 30 second trailer posted below.
And…some of you eagle-eyes fiberglass afficionados may recognize scenes filmed at:
- Fiberglass Farms
- The Sarasota Classic Car Museum
- The Glass House (my home)
- And our workshop – the Glass Menagerie
Behind The Scenes Photos:
And for those of you who can’t wait until the show begins to air in February, here are some behind-the-scenes photos we took that day.
Forgotten Fiberglass on AmeriCarna TV: Premiers April 7th, 2015 10pm, ET
UPDATE: We just received the episode information and debut date. Here’s what is shown online:
“Forgotten Fiberglass” 1950’s Glasspar Cars: Premieres April 7th at 10:00 PM (ET/PT)
Post World War II, a large generation of American soldiers were looking for cars that mirrored the incredible sports cars they saw overseas in Europe. After searching for an affordable way to recreate these, one manufacturer responded with a durable, cost effective option: a line of fiberglass sports cars.
Very few of these cars still exist but there are collectors who are constantly looking to save pieces and parts of these virtually unknown vehicles – many of them at the Smithsonian Museum. This episode presents a unique look at how the narrative of American war time experiences often shaped the nation’s automotive demands.
Be sure to check out the web site for AmeriCarna for more information on each of the episodes that will be featured in season two. If you like car history – which I know that you do….you’re going to really enjoy Ray Evernham’s show.
Hope you enjoyed the story, and remember gang…
The adventure continues here at Forgotten Fiberglass.