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

1952 Maverick Sportster “Scale Models” Now Available

Hi Gang… Great news…..you can now create your own Undiscovered Classics collection and save some garage space while doing so.   Thanks to the efforts of Alex Kotyar of Esval Models and some keen rendering work of artist extraordinaire Dan Palatnik, two versions of the 1952 Maverick Sportster … Continue reading

Create Your Own Custom Body – Vince Gardner Shows Us How To Design and Build Your Own Sport Car in 1952

Hi Gang… Small books were published throughout the 1950s by various automotive magazine publishers.  The largest producer of these books was Petersen Publishing – the organization that brought us Motor Trend, Hot Rod, and other such luminary magazines.  But Fawcett … Continue reading

Maverick Sportster Brochure: “Land Bound Pegasus With Air-Borne Power And Cloud-Like Riding Quality”

Hi Gang… This is a beautiful brochure from Sterling Gladwin, the designer, creator, and builder of the Maverick Sportster.  Although the Maverick was first offered in late 1952, this brochure is dated as “received” on June 8th, 1955.   We’re still … Continue reading

Maverick Sales Sheet from Industrial Plastics Services (1952) – A Rare Bird Indeed

Hi Gang… Alden Jewell’s collection continues to astound us here at Forgotten Fiberglass.  Recently he shared this flyer not from Maverick Motors but from Industrial Plastics Services.  This was the organization that built the Vale bodies (we hope more than … Continue reading

International Success – of Fiberglass Sports Cars! Part 4: The Maverick Sportster

———– Motor Trend Magazine was so impressed by the success of fiberglass sports cars and the excitement over them that by late ’53 they featured a 6 page article featuring 7 different fiberglass cars you could purchase or build yourself.  They … Continue reading

The Birth of the Kurtis Sports Car (KSC): Speed Age January 1948 and Road and Track December 1949

Hi Gang… Questions, Questions, Questions…..I love questions 🙂 What was the first postwar kit or “assembled sports car’ in America? Who made the first full-size “production” sports car in postwar America? Which postwar sports car could be ordered with a … Continue reading

The Maverick Sportster Debuts in 1952 – “Largest Fiberglass Body Yet Constructed”

Hi Gang… You gotta love the Maverick Sportster from 1952…. It’s a good looking, graceful, and sophisticated design that grabs you the moment you see it.  If fact, it fits a definition of “good looking” that fiberglass friend Robert Cumberford wrote … Continue reading

The 1959 Almquist El-Morocco – “Only $29.27 a Month Puts You In a New Custom Sports Car!”

Hi Gang… “Treat yourself to the terrific pride, prestige and satisfaction of owning and driving a high-spirited, Custom El-Morocco sports car.  You will experience a new concept of driving…a new way of life!” That’s the summary shown on the Almquist … Continue reading