Hi Gang…

You may have noticed that in the past few months we have made changes that impact the entirety of our operation.  We initially wrote about these in a story titled “Undiscovered Classics – New Direction” in November last year.

Click  Here  To  Read  the  Undiscovered  Classics  “New  Directions”  Story

Several months have passed since we wrote the story and I’m pleased to say we’ve implemented many of these changes.  Among the most important are the following:


This occurred last November and allows us to more broadly discover, research, write about and cover all handcrafted cars – not just those built from fiberglass.

Click  Here  To  See  Our  New  Home  Page  Supporting  This  New  Name  


The “Portfolio” is a chronicle of what we do best – “We find, research, restore, show and sell America’s lost automotive treasures.” Click on the following link to explore our Portfolio.  On our Portfolio page, the active links (links that work) are in blue.  The ones we are still working on are in black.

Click  Here  To  View  Our  New  Portfolio


Another significant change we’ve implemented has been the creation and expansion of our Hemmings store.  This enables us to showcase and sell some of the cars we have held in inventory.  These include restored cars, unrestored cars, project cars and handcrafted bodies – nearly all are American handcrafted specials from the early postwar years.  Quite a variety all in one place which is probably the first time such a store has existed.

Our new Hemmings store allows us to list many cars simultaneously.  However, there’s a change.  Not only do we list our own cars that are available but we market handcrafted cars for others too.  Recently we helped market and sell a Victress C3 Coupe which is going overseas.  Currently we are helping with a Byers SR-100 and a Kellison – all supporters and friends of Undiscovered Classics.  Our newly expanded store helps us do all this and more.

Click  Here  To  Visit  Our  New  Hemmings  Store

So you can see, we’ve been busy these last nearly 5 months since our “Undiscovered Classics: A New Direction” story was posted.  We’ve made quite a few changes and we’re making even more in the coming months.  Stay tuned gang and thanks as always for your support.

By the way, remember to share our stories, pictures and ads with all your friends.  Share our content and help us grow.  That would be greatly appreciated.

The adventure continues here at Undiscovered Classics.




Geoffrey R. Hacker, Ph.D.
Undiscovered Classics
“We find, research, restore, show and sell…
America’s lost automotive treasures”



  1. Geoff, I am blown away with what wonderful memories you have been able to find with some so beautiful they will never go out of style. I keep hoping that with all of the discovery expertise you possess that you will be able to locate my old 1948 Whitehead Custom.

  2. Geoff, I do like the update and name change. Having spent a lot of time in the past on website creations (decades ago and before templates were available), I know that it can be an awful lot of work. I’m reminded that my Venus blog is woefully out of date and could use a revision. Maybe that would be a good project while I’m trying to heal from shoulder surgery.
    I’m also reminded of the really great artwork by Raffi, and that eventually, I need to get him to do a depiction of the Venus.
    Keep up the good work!

    P Mc

    • Hi Patrick….Thanks for the kind words. If it would help, I can create a special page on our website just for the Venus – and give you access to making changes as you see fit. Just a thought…and it would piggy-back on the traffic we get here daily getting the word out on your father’s car even more. Happy to help – just let me know your thoughts. Best, Geoff

  3. Re: Rockefeller Yankee. Your e-mail about the 1953 Rockefeller Yankee a few months ago keeps bringing back old memories. I lived in Baldwin, New York in the early 50’s and cars were our teenage passion. A high school buddy of mine, Jim Appelgate was fortunate to work for Warren building the first Rockefeller Yankees in a 2 car garage on Sunrise Highway, Rockville Center, NY. We were allowed in the shop to see the progress on a few occasions, and of course were in awe. At that time, that section of Sunrise Highway, between Baldwin and Rockville Center was known as Hot Rod Alley. I recall the Studealac was also built in the same area as were others. I have since lost touch with Jim, last living in Vermont. Once infected with the car bug, it is a permanent disease, as I now run a NASCAR type racing experience in Thompson, Connecticut.

    • Al….great story and I’d like to learn more. I’m friends with Pat Amendolia who was friends with Jim Rockefeller. Do you know Pat? My email is Undiscovered.Classics@Gmail.com and phone is 813-888-8882. If you have a chance, please give me a call. I’d like to add to our knowledge on the Rockefeller. Thanks Al. Geoff

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