About Geoffrey Hacker

Geoff Hacker is an automotive historian who is researching the history of handcrafted American sports cars - and other unusual vehicles - with a team that spans the world. Read more about Geoff's background on the About Us link of the Undiscovered Classics website. He can be reached at Geoffrey@UndiscoveredClassics.com Tampa, Florida (813) 888-8882

The 1958 Thor – One of America’s Earliest VW Based Sports Cars: Part 3

—————————- Click here to all parts of this story —————————- Hi Gang… Nik Gudmunds and Jerry Ball completed the Thor in 1958.  Little did they know that they were making history by using a VW chassis and drivetrain. The VW Beetle first … Continue reading

The 1958 Thor – One of America’s Earliest VW Based Sports Cars: Part 2

—————————- Click here to all parts of this story —————————- Hi Gang… It all boils down to the name…. Tracking down people who built cars decades before has its challenges – but it always starts with a “name.”  And when the … Continue reading

The 1958 Thor – One of America’s Earliest VW Based Sports Cars: Part 1

—————————- Click here to all parts of this story —————————- Hi Gang… I love mysteries….especially when they eventually get solved. Back in May, 2010 (wow – 7 years ago!) a car called a “Thor” surfaced for sale on the Samba which … Continue reading

The Roth Collection Releases Book – A Focus on Limited Production American Sports Cars

Hi Gang… I am most honored to make this announcement. Fred Roth has been a guiding force in recognizing the importance of limited production American sports cars since the beginning – and I do mean “beginning.”  It was Fred’s interest in … Continue reading

Pre-Amelia 2015: Merrill Powell Visits Our Workshop – The Glass Menagerie

Hi Gang… During the time folks were in Tampa preparing for their visit to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, we had a chance to visit not only “Fiberglass Farms” but also our workshop – “The Glass Menagerie.”  The photos below … Continue reading

The Race Is On: Tim Suddard, His Tornado Typhoon and The 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Hi Gang… Rick D’Louhy and I are not alone in our race to get our car ready for the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – now 12 days away.  Tim Suddard of Classic Motorsports is nipping on our heels with … Continue reading