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

Bill Tritt’s Glasspar Race Car – Video To Watch of the Mameco-Ardun at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2012

Hi Gang… The golden age of postwar racing in America started in the late 1940s and folks like Bill Tritt of Glasspar watched ringside in California with great interest.  And I’m sure the thoughts of racing were on his mind when he … Continue reading

The Glasspar G2 Sports Car – Made With Naugatuck Chemical’s Vibrin Resin: U.S. Rubber Magazine, April 1952

Hi Gang… More great fiber news! Thanks to the efforts of Bill Sigworth, retired Chemtura executive (legacy company from Naugatuck Chemical / U.S. Rubber days) and Ann Harmon, expert Chemtura Librarian, we now have excellent scans of the U.S. Rubber … Continue reading

BMC Singer, Vaughan Singer Glasspar, And American Enterprises – So Much So New in ‘52

Hi Gang… Imagine how excited the automotive world was with the introduction of fiberglass sports cars at the November ’51 Petersen Motorama.  And by the Fall of ’52 – nearly one year later – enthusiasts and entrepreneurs across the country … Continue reading

Introducing The “Fabulous Forgotten Fiberglass Flyer” For The Glasspar G2 – And They’re Free!

Hi Gang… What a great name: “Fabulous Forgotten Fiberglass Flyer…” There was tremendous “buzz” about fiberglass sports cars at our recent appearance at the 2011 Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’ Elegance.  And all of us who were there delighted in sharing … Continue reading

The Carl Macauley Glasspar G2 – “Lost” Cover Car Of Road & Track, January 1953

Hi Gang… Who were the “rock stars” of the automotive world in the early 1950’s? Fiberglass sports cars, of course, and they appeared on cover after cover of major American car magazines.  Rick D’Louhy and I are still “counting covers” and we’re approaching … Continue reading

Designs That Influenced The Styling Of The Victress S1 And Glasspar G2: Part 3 – The 1939 BMW 328 Mille Miglia “Buegelfalte” Roadster

Here’s A Side By Side Comparison of All Cars In Our Story. You Can See The Strikingly Similar Lines of The Victress S1 When Compared to the 1939 BMW Buegelfalte Roadster. Note: This is the third installment of a 3 part … Continue reading

Designs That Influenced The Styling Of The Victress S1 And Glasspar G2: Part 2 – The 1939/1940 BMW 328 Mille Miglia Roadster

Note:  This is the second installment of a 3 part series of articles on “Designs That Influenced The Styling Of The Victress S1 And Glasspar G2.”  Here are links to the other parts of the story: Click Here to Read Part … Continue reading

The Cars of Milwaukee Masterpiece: DeWayne Ashmead’s Cadillac Powered Glasspar G2

Hi Gang… In celebration of the “Fabulous Fiberglass” class that will be featured at the Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’Elegance on August 28th, 2011, I thought it would be good to showcase the cars that will be participating.   We’re getting closer and … Continue reading

Vote For Glasspar! Cast Your Vote for the Glasspar G2 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

Hi Gang… That’s right.  You too can help Glasspar win a race, but rather than on the racetrack, this one’s at the prestigious Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. I was contacted this week by Roger White, … Continue reading

Good Morning Children…Take Out Your Weekly Reader And Let’s Talk…Glasspar!

Hi Gang… What’s that?!?! Faster than any car with a steel body!   More flexible and repairable than any automotive material made today!  Able to leap…..  Ok….You get the picture. Back in 1952 fiberglass was the “Wonder” material.  Lightweight but strong.  … Continue reading