Jim Potter – The “Rock Star” Author of Fiberglass Specials: 1961 Trend Book “Restyle Your Car”

  It is interesting to note that there probably aren’t two identical Wildfires in existence today, simply because each builder customized his car the way he wanted to.  Therefore, you’ll find Buick Wildfires, Chevrolet Wildfires, Ford Wildfires, and a host … Continue reading

The Glassmakers 1960: Part 3: La Dawri Coachcraft – (Sportscar Graphic: May-June 1960)

————– Note:  This is the third in a series of articles here at Forgotten Fiberglass that showcase a story called “The Glassmakers 1960” published in Sportscar Graphic in May-June 1960.  In this 1960 article, Almquist, Devin, Kellison, LaDawri, and Victress were showcased.  We have … Continue reading

LaDawri – Beauty That’s More Than Skin Deep! (Sportscar Graphic, June 1960)

Hi Gang… Wow!  Full pages ads for fiberglass sports cars?  Simply amazing. By 1960, the second generation of fiberglass sports cars you could build yourself was beginning to take force in the industry.  Glasspar, Woodill, Allied, Venus, Grantham Stardust….these were … Continue reading

Let’s Design a LaDawri Castillian – and Maybe a Victress C3 Too! The Talented Designs of Keith Kaucher

Hi Gang… Building a fiberglass sports car early in one’s life usually has long-term implications.  That’s what happened to Keith Kaucher when he first came across a LaDawri Castillian in shop class in the late 1970’s, and ultimately resulted in … Continue reading