Business Cards – Collect ’em All
We’ve always viewed cars as “art” and have taken this theme to our business cards from the start. These cards are also a subtle way of creating interest in rare “Undiscovered Classics” and “Forgotten Fiberglass” as well as sharing with folks the great variety and designs that were prevalent in the postwar years.
Initially in 2010 we produced these on our own printer and passed them out as needed. In 2011, we changed to having these done professionally and identifying the car by name and year at the bottom.
We also started printed these cards 2-sided with different cars on each side giving twice the bang for the buck for anyone who wanted our business cards – and teaching people what these cars were too. Interestingly, we added the phrase “Collect ’em All” which friends of fiberglass were accusing us of doing with the actual cars (in a humorous way of course).
Our next change in 2012 was to support the debut of our cars at Amelia Island and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance by creating a business card just for that event. We are also honored to share that from 2012 forward, we are showcasing the artistry of Dan Palatnik and his work with Undiscovered Classics. Dan’s renderings of both restored classics and cars that will soon be restored has helped reveal the beauty of these cars in ways we can all appreciate them.
As of 2019, we’re now showcasing some of the cars that are in restoration and will debut soon. The first of these in our 1954 Chicagoan Sports Car – a concept car that debuted in the 1954 Chicago Auto Show. Other cars we may show in future business cards include our 1949 Packard Monte Carlo Show Car, the 1949 Wow Cadillac and other such rare and unusual cars.
You can see the progression below. As you view the business cards, we hope you enjoy the art and photography, learn a bit about what names go with which cars (and their year), and of course we encourage you to…
“Collect ’em All”
We now create business cards for our customers who restore their cars with us and to use these cards at the debut event.
It’s great to see the artwork of the car on a business card to help celebrate the restoration and debut. It’s also helpful during an event to have these cards available so the right people have the right information for use after the show.
The card below was created for Brian and Sue Ford of Christchurch, New Zealand for the debut of their 1952 Voodoo Gardner at the 2020 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
Click here for more detail of the debut of this car at Amelia
Prepared after our official name change (October 5, 2018) from “Forgotten Fiberglass” to “Undiscovered Classics”
In 2016, we created a business card for Manta Ray owner Donald E. Lacer to use at our Concept Cars Beyond Detroit class debut at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
Prepared for the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance when we exhibited our 1950 Leo Lyons Custom Mercury in a world-class Custom Mercury Class.
In 2015, we also created a business card for Victress co-founder Merrill Powell to use at our Forgotten Fiberglass class debut at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
Prepared for the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance when we displayed our 1962 Tiburon Roadster
Prepared for the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance where we exhibited our 1947 Kurtis-Omohundro Comet in the “Sport Customs” class
Prepared for the 2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance when we held our first class of “Forgotten Fiberglass” sports cars on the field
Prepared for the 2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance where we displayed our 1961 Tiburon Coupe. This came after our first appearance at the 2007 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance where we displayed our 1957 LaDawri Conquest.