Are you getting bored with too many articles and stories about Grantham Stardusts, Victress S1As, Chicagoans, and Glasspars??? Seeing too many Byers, Woodill Wildfires, Venus Sports Cars, and Le Mans Coupes in museums and shows? Well good news gang! I have a new hobby for you….
Collecting 1950’s and 1960’s fiberglass boats!!!
I think I may have met my match – or at least counterpart in Kevin “Fin” Mueller. Kevin has some of the world’s rarest and most beautiful fiberglass boats you’ve ever seen. And some of them have the same names of our fiberglass cars like “Meteor”. Checkout this 2 minute video showing some of the fantastic designs. The end of the video says….”A portrait of a man, having way too much fin (correct spelling of “fin”). Here you go:[vsw id=”6kZ8ly604Q0″ source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]
How can you not love these boats? Here’s a 3 minute video showing, in pictures, the “before” and “after” shots of Kevin’s “Lonestar Meteor” boat (but couldn’t it be a long lost Dick Jones Meteor SR1 boat?)[vsw id=”rPjw-QecAwY” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]
In August of last year, Larry Edsall of the the New York Times wrote an excellent article on these kinds of boats called “A Style Both Wet and Wild”. Here’s a link to the article for your review:
There’s also an excellent book in the area by Peter Hunn called “Tail Fins and Two Tones – The Guide to America’s Classic Fiberglass and Aluminum Runabouts”. Here’s a link for those of you interested in purchasing the book:
And last, be sure to checkout Kevin “Fin” Mueller’s website – for more information, videos, pictures, and fun. Of course it’s called “”Boats in the Belfry”:
Hope you enjoy the pix gang, and let me know who’s the first to get a forgotten fiberglass boat to hook up to their forgotten fiberglass car.
Can anyone say “Glasspar G3 Boat”?
Glass on gang…
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