Create Your Own Custom Body – Vince Gardner Shows Us How To Design and Build Your Own Sport Car in 1952

Hi Gang… Small books were published throughout the 1950s by various automotive magazine publishers.  The largest producer of these books was Petersen Publishing – the organization that brought us Motor Trend, Hot Rod, and other such luminary magazines.  But Fawcett … Continue reading

International Success – of Fiberglass Sports Cars! Part 5: The Victress S1

———– Motor Trend Magazine was so impressed by the success of fiberglass sports cars and the excitement over them that by late ’53 they featured a 6 page article featuring 7 different fiberglass cars you could purchase or build yourself.  They … Continue reading

Victress 500cc Race Cars: Bodies & Frames As Low As $245 (500cc Club of American Bulletin: March 1959)

Hi Gang… I have been searching for the original copy of this ad for 5+ years.  And one of our Forgotten Fiberglass Fanatics delivered it once again.  I work with the greatest gang of car guys in the world 🙂 … Continue reading

Woodill Fiber Glass Body Corporation Announces Expanded 1956 Production Plans – Press Release February 1956

Hi Gang… You just can’t stop an entrepreneur and his passion for success. Woody Woodill was on a mission.  After several years of success as an innovator and business man in the sports car and sports car kit business, he … Continue reading

John Bond From Road & Track Shares: “How To Build A Fiberglass Body…” January, 1953

Hi Gang… This article was a very important article for John Bond – new owner of Road and Track Magazine as of November 1952 – just three months prior to this article’s publication.  How could I know this article was … Continue reading

So You Want To Build A Frame For Your ‘Glass Car In ’55? Let Victress Mfg Show You How!

Hi Gang… Doc Boyce-Smith was busy putting together the materials people needed so that they could build their fiberglass sports cars in ’55.  He wanted his customers to be successful in every way. Recently I wrote about his first effort … Continue reading

The 1953 Renault-Based Plasticar Rogue: Designed For Speed, Comfort, and Durability

Hi Gang… Recently we introduced Plasticar’s ’53 brochure which featured the Marquis that was in the process of being introduced to the world.  In that same brochure was their other car – a car that was first built in aluminum … Continue reading

The Atlas / Allied Fiber Glass Company: The Allied Swallow Fiber-Glass Body Brochure #2

————————— Note:  The next series of stories here on Forgotten Fiberglass are going to focus on the brochures and associated customer communication of the Atlas / Allied Fiber Glass Company.  We’re lucky here at Forgotten Fiberglass to have become friends … Continue reading