Merrill Powell, parner and co-owner of Victress Manufacturing with Doc Boyce-Smith from 1953-1961, turns 82 years old today.
Happy Birthday Merrill!
Our “fearless leader of fiberglass” has joined us at nearly every significant fiber-event in the past 6 years including:
- Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance, 2007
- Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance, 2010
- Petersen Automotive Museum “Fantasies of Fiberglass” exhibit, 2010
- Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’ Elegance, 2011
- And a gaggle of other ‘glass and non-glass car related events
What better way to say “Happy Birthday” then to review some of the ways in which Merrill and his “Merry Band of Fiber-Followers” have enjoyed each other’s company over the past few years. The pictures shared are from the events mentioned above and other miscellaneous “car adventures” along the way these past many years.
And away we go….
So please join us in wishing Merrill Powell a wonderful and fun “Happy Birthday” today by posting your well-wishes in the “Comments” area at the bottom of this story.
And word on the street is that Merrill and Gerianne may be attending the Salisbury Concours d’ Elegance in September of this year – where we will be holding a “Forgotten Fiberglass” class. Those of you attending may have an opportunity to say “hello” and “Happy Birthday” to Merrill in person. We’ll keep our fingers crossed that both can join us in September. Click here to learn more about the Salisbury Concours d’ Elegance.
So “Happy Birthday” Merrill, and may you have many more happy and healthy birthdays ahead of you.
Hope you enjoyed the story, and until next time…
Glass on gang…
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