Car Craft’s Building a Sorrell Fiberglass Sports Car – Part 2: The Fiberglass Female Mold

Note:  This is the second in a series of articles that appeared in Car Craft Magazine about the process of designing and building your own fiberglass bodied sports car. Car Craft published one of the most detailed series of articles ever to appear on … Continue reading

Forgotten Fiberglass Cars To Appear At Hemmings Concours d’Elegance – Sept 27-29, 2013

Hi Gang… What a year 2013 is turning out to be: * First, in March, 2013 we debuted our 1962 Shark Roadster at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.  Click here to review the story on the road to Amelia. * … Continue reading

Forgotten Fiberglass is Going to Carlisle May 17-19 2013 – Seminar 2 – Renault Based Fiberglass Specials

Hi Gang… Come one, Come all….The Forgotten Fiberglass Gang is heading north in May, 2013 to participate in theCarlisle Import & Kit Nationals.  Good friend Marvin McFalls, President of the Renault Owner’s Club of North America, put us in touch with Ed Buczeskie, Events … Continue reading

Robert Cumberford Says….”Don’t Build That Fiberglass Body!” (Car and Driver, Sept 1962) – Part 1

Hi Gang… As I’ve mentioned before, I feel like one of the luckiest “car guys” around. I’ve always been fascinated with corners of the world that are “less traveled.”  This has taken me on some of the most amazing journeys … Continue reading

Geordie Prodis’ Byers SR100 – Recognized By Road & Track As The “World’s Most Beautiful Sports Car” in 1957

Hi Gang… In February, 1957 John Bond of Road & Track Magazine thought highly enough about Jim Byers design that he heralded it as “The World’s Most Beautiful Sports Car.”  You can see from the photos of Geordie Prodis’ car … Continue reading

The 1960 France Super Jet – “American Style”

Hi Gang… Research into the history of the early postwar fiberglass specials is a bit like playing the 1980s kids game “Wac-A-Mole.”  Did you ever see it?  Here’s a short video clip: [vsw id=”K-jaOfIHGko” source=”youtube” width=”600″ height=”486″ autoplay=”no”] . Everytime … Continue reading

It’s A Meteor! It’s A Byers! It’s A Fiberglass Bodied Mexican Ford Special!

Hi Gang… First I thought this was a Byers SR-100.  Then….a modified Meteor SR-1.  But…in consulting with Erich Schultz and Guy Dirkin, we now think it’s a one-off body either pulled and modified from another sports car or cast uniquely … Continue reading

Henry Covington – The Man & His “El Tiburon”

Hi Gang… The quest for information continues on all fronts.  Most recently, “press release photos” locked away in newspaper archives have become available and collections are being rapidly dispersed – precious photos scattered to the wind.  Each day I canvas … Continue reading

Whatever Happened To The Homebuilt Sports Car? By Rick Feibusch

Hi Gang… Guy Dirkin is leading the effort on challenging us at “Forgotten Fiberglass” to answer the following question: “Why has Forgotten Fiberglass…..been Forgotten?” Most recently, he posted his first salvo in the “comments” area at the bottom of the … Continue reading

The 1952 Tobin BMW 328 Special: Found and Restored! Part 4

——————————– Note:  This is a multi-part story on the 1952 Tobin BMW 328 Special.  Click here to review all articles in this series. ——————————– Hi Gang… In our never-ending search for this history of wonderful and interesting fiberglass sports cars, the … Continue reading

Chaos Rules Rodney, The Glasspar Guru: Call Me “Kaoss” – The Latest G2 Found

Hi Gang… Rodney Packwood, Glasspar G2 historian and fiberglass finder extraordinaire, found another Glasspar G2 to add to the ranks of survivors.  The story of this car is great fun, and let’s have Rodney share it – as he saw … Continue reading

International Success – of Fiberglass Sports Cars! Part 4: The Maverick Sportster

———– 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