The Emergence of the American Postwar Sports Car


—  The  Greatest  American  Car  Story  NEVER  Told  —

Published in the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Program, March, 2015

Authored By:

Geoff Hacker, Rick D’Louhy, Guy Dirkin, Rollie Langston, Raffi Minasian, Paul Sable, Harold Pace, Erich Schultz, and Phil Fleming

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Additional Reading:

The Impact Of The American Fiberglass Sports Car Builder.  By Guy Dirkin

Rich Taylor’s Book: The American Sports Racer – From Kurtis to Cobra (1979)

Whatever Happened To The Homebuilt Sports Car?  By Rick Feibusch

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

Robert Cumberford’s Reactions To “Don’t Build That Fiberglass Body!” (Car and Driver, Sept 1962) – Part 2

The Postwar “Do-It-Yourself” Phenomenon…How & Why People Built Their Own Sports Cars

Johnny Dark Production Notes Found!  And Why They Are Important For Forgotten Fiberglass Enthusiasts

The Evolution of the Sports Car: 1900-1975 by David C. Neyens.  Article Appeared in the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. Johns, 2014

What Happened to American Sports Cars?  Automobile Quarterly, 1967, Volume 5, Number 4

 Encyclopedia of American Cars 1946 to 1959 by James Moloney and George Dammann (1980)

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