Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2020: 1952 Voodoo Gardner Special

Hi Gang… Participating in the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is always an honor, and none more than this year when we shared the responsibility in debuting an Undiscovered Classic, the 1952 Voodoo Gardner, with its new owners, Brian and Sue … Continue reading

Undiscovered Classic Cars Appear In Museums Across The Country

Hi Gang… It’s significant to look back over time and consider changes we’ve seen in celebrating Undiscovered Classics cars.  Recently we shared the increased appearances of handcrafted American sports cars at the most recent Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – click … Continue reading

Movie Stills

Johnny  Dark  (1954) Starring  Tony  Curtis,  Piper  Laurie  &  Don  Taylor 100+  Movie  Stills The official movie stills from Johnny Dark are numbers on most of the photos – from 1751-1 to 1751-55.  Within these numbers are letter designations which … Continue reading

Johnny Dark Woodill Wildfire #2 Found – Restoration Begins

Hi Gang… Sometimes it comes down to one piece of information….and sometimes it takes a convergence or several multiple pieces of information which together help confirm the history of the car.  Research and validation of a car’s history is what … Continue reading

Great Fun at our First Charlotte Autofair – October, 2019

Hi Gang… The challenge was on – two cars to show, two cars to tow and two trailers to go – 16 wheels on the ground in total – 30 tires to check and more before we left for the … Continue reading

1949 Panache Sport Custom “Survivor” to Appear at the Cigar City Concours d’Elegance in Tampa, Florida

Hi Gang… November is going to be great fun this year – for us and those of you who are fans of Undiscovered Classics.  The Cigar City Concours d’Elegance has officially accepted the 1949 Panache Sport Custom for presentation on their field next … Continue reading

1953 Allied Swallow Coupe Makes Its Concours Debut at Pebble Beach

Hi Gang… Another one of our “Undiscovered Classics” cars has made its debut this past weekend on the lawn of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.  This special car was an Allied Swallow that appeared in the Preservation Class and is … Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS….1952 Glasspar G2 to Appear at the Cigar City Concours d’Elegance in Tampa, Florida

Hi Gang… Great news gang.  The Cigar City Concours d’Elegance has officially accepted the 1952 Glasspar G2 for presentation on their field later this year in November, 2019. We at Undiscovered Classics are excited to be showing the car on behalf … Continue reading

EXTRA EXTRA….The 1952 Voodoo Gardner is “Amelia Bound” in 2020!

Hi Gang… Great news gang. The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has officially accepted the 1952 Voodoo Gardner for presentation on the field at their event in March, 2020. We at Undiscovered Classics are excited to be jointly showing the car … Continue reading

Forgotten Fiberglass To Appear on Ray Evernham’s TV Show “AmeriCarna” – April 7th, 2015

Hi Gang… 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 … Continue reading

In Search of the Johnny Dark Woodill Wildfire #1 – The Red One

Hi Gang… One of the most famous fiberglass sports cars of the 1950s is the lead car from the 1954 movie Johnny Dark.  Much speculation has taken place over the last many years concerning whether the car survives and who … Continue reading

Glasspar G2 Photos and Video in Johnny Dark Film – Starring Tony Curtis

Hi Gang… If you’re here at Forgotten Fiberglass, then you HAVE to see this 1954 movie starring Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie and Don Taylor.  It’s manna from heaven if you like the handcrafted sports cars of the 1950s and includes … Continue reading

Flashback 2010: Merrill Powell, Tom Cotter & Daniel Strohl Visit Fiberglass Farms and Check Out Our Victress S4

Hi Gang… Have camera….will travel.  In this case to Amelia Island in 2010 and later the following week to Fiberglass Farms. Back in 2010 we had a class of Forgotten Fiberglass cars at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.  Click here to review the cars … Continue reading

Johnny Dark Production Notes Found! And Why They Are Important For Forgotten Fiberglass Enthusiasts

Hi Gang… If you love the vintage fiberglass cars of the early ‘50s – the 1954 movie “Johnny Dark” is for you.  It has everything a car guy would want in “car guy” movie: Sports car races – one actual … Continue reading

“Car Buff Tony Curtis Pitches For Toledo Premier of ‘Johnny Dark’ (Toledo Blade Newspaper, November 22nd, 1953)

Hi Gang… Ah….the “smoking gun.” Isn’t that what we’re always looking for?  For me, the “smoking gun” has always been getting Tony Curtis’ detailed thoughts on the movie Johnny Dark – at the time the movie was filmed.  And that’s…..what I … Continue reading

Extra…Extra…Read All About It!!! World Premier of Johnny Dark Hits Toledo Ohio (June 16th, 1954)

Hi Gang… Holy Toledo! What made this city “ground zero” for the debut of the fantastic film that starred forgotten fiberglass sports cars of the fifties?  I think we may have finally figured this out, but it took meeting automotive … Continue reading

Collectibles From the Movie “Johnny Dark” – Lobby Cards

Hi Gang… As most of you know, the movie “Johnny Dark” is an important piece of history for fiberglass cars of the 1950’s.  After all, Universal Studios featured several fiberglass sports cars in the movie which included: Woodill Wildfire Victress … Continue reading

The Johnny Dark Victress S1 Roadster: Part 3: The Story of Mack Hellings, Virgil Rice and Bob Stelling

Note: This is the final installment of  a 3 part series of articles on the Johnny Dark Victress, Virgil Rice, Mack Hellings, Bob Stelling, the Hellings Company, and Stelling and Hellings.  Here are links to the other parts of the story: … Continue reading

The Johnny Dark Victress S1 Roadster: Part 1: “Pretty Enough To Be A Movie Star”

Note: This is the first installment of  a 3 part series of articles on the Johnny Dark Victress, Virgil Rice, Mack Hellings, Bob Stelling, the Hellings Company, and Stelling and Hellings.  Here are links to the other parts of the story: Click … Continue reading

Ready… Set…. Action! The Internet Movie Car Database

Hi Gang… Recently, Fiberglass Friend Tom Householder sent me a link to a website known as “IMCDB.org”.  Haven’t heard of it???  Well… it stands for “Internet Movie Car Database” and it’s a great website to identify every car in every movie ever … Continue reading

“Forgotten Fiberglass” In The News…..Tom Cotter’s New Book Hits the Streets

Hi Gang.. It’s with great excitement that I share with you the recent publication of the automotive book “The Corvette in the Barn” by good friend Tom Cotter.  This is the most recent of a series of “…In the Barn” … Continue reading

Now Showing!!! Johnny Dark, 1954 (Universal Studios) Fabulous Fiberglass Film

Hi Gang… Think back to 1953… a time when if you wanted your own American sports car, you had to build it.  Yes…the Corvette was coming out the same year and just a few hundred would be available to the public.  So … Continue reading