Warren Eding’s Metallic Blue Woodill Wildfire: Custom Cars, September 1958

Hi Gang…

As I continue to get magazines and articles from across the world – including many from you too – I inquisitively leaf through each and every page looking for the next “adventure in research.”  And voila!  Our next story!

I recently found a new Wildfire shown in one of these magazines – a Wildfire built by Warren Eding and shown at the second annual San Diego Autorama in early 1958.  Let’s see what they had to say about this beautifully built sports car.


Showtime USA:
Bordertown Customizers Unveiled Their Best For the Second Annual San Diego Autorama
Custom Cars: September, 1958


Caption: The Highlight of the Sports Roadster Division was Warren Eding’s well-customized metallic blue and white Wildfire bodied hybrid.  Special grille and bumper serve as front end disguise.


On closer inspection of the sign next to the car, I could make our the word “Darciedi” and the owner’s name “Warren J. Eding” – but that was about all.  What did “Darciedi” mean?  And..what’s a car guy to do???  So many questions…


Well the best information comes from the person who built it, and I’m pleased to say that I’ve found Warren and his wife Arlene, and they are doing great.  And…they have kindly agreed to help us write up the history of their very cool Woodill Wildfire sports car.

More on the history of Warren Eding’s Woodill Wildfire here in a future story at Forgotten Fiberglass.

Hope you enjoyed the story, and until next time…

Glass on gang…



Warren Eding’s Metallic Blue Woodill Wildfire: Custom Cars, September 1958 — 1 Comment

  1. Very sharp car I can picture it in metallic blue and white but I hope you have color pictures.
    I don’t know how you read Eding from that picture , I still can’t see it! It must be the Indiana Jones hat that gives you special powers! can’t wait for the rest of the story.

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