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Forgotten Fiberglass - Our Material Matters: Forgotten Fiberglass is a bunch of passionate car guys and gals. No blue blazers here (not that there's anything wrong with that). Though we tend to work on our cars, many of us are writers, researchers, historians, collectors, and restorers. Above all, we are automobile enthusiasts. We're here to discover, recover, and return to the road some of Americas most interesting forgotten cars. Geoff Hacker and Rick D’Louhy take the wheel most of the time, but a good crew is always in tow. So jump in and take a ride on our website. There's something for everyone who loves cars and the fascinating histories of the people behind them.

General Manager: Geoffrey R. Hacker

The 1971 Marantette “Feather Coach”
04/18/2020
The 1971 Marantette “Feather Coach”

The 1971 Marantette “Feather Coach”

Hi Gang… Richard Brown and I like unusual and rare RV's. It's not a big community that likes these vehicles. In fact, I think it might just be Richard and my(...)

The Brazilian Ventura – Full Brochure: 1978 – 1988
04/17/2020
The Brazilian Ventura – Full Brochure: 1978 – 1988

The Brazilian Ventura – Full Brochure: 1978 – 1988

Hi Gang… There are a lot of cars out there that are beautiful, rare and deserve more attention than they typically have received. That's the case with today's(...)

B.R. “Woody” Woodill’s Last Wildfire – Part 1
04/17/2020
B.R. “Woody” Woodill’s Last Wildfire – Part 1

B.R. “Woody” Woodill’s Last Wildfire – Part 1

Hi Gang… There's so much good information to be had in vintage magazines - but the articles are just the tip of the iceberg. Crucial information is often foun(...)

Electrified Cuties From The “Other” BMW
04/16/2020
Electrified Cuties From The “Other” BMW

Electrified Cuties From The “Other” BMW

Hi Gang… Today I'm honored to share an article by our friend and intrepid "historian-adventurer" Bob Cunningham. Bob has always had an affinity for small cars(...)

Norman Timbs streamliner to literally rise from the ashes after...
04/14/2020
Norman Timbs streamliner to literally rise from the ashes after...

Norman Timbs streamliner to literally rise from the ashes after...

When Gary Cerveny had the chance to sift through the ashes after the Woolsey fire swept through parts of Malibu in November 2018, destroying his home and his collection of 76 rare and one-off...

LOST CAR: Bill Freedman’s Bangert Manta Ray Race Car
04/13/2020
LOST CAR: Bill Freedman’s Bangert Manta Ray Race Car

LOST CAR: Bill Freedman’s Bangert Manta Ray Race Car

Hi Gang… There's a quote by Mark Twain that I enjoy and while I often paraphrase the quote, the gist of it is this: "It Takes A Long Time To Write A Sh(...)

Victress Magazine Covers, Book Covers, Catalog Covers - Do you know of others?
04/08/2020

Victress Magazine Covers, Book Covers, Catalog Covers - Do you know of others?

Vintage Magazine and Book Covers and Forgotten Fiberglass
04/07/2020
Vintage Magazine and Book Covers and Forgotten Fiberglass

Vintage Magazine and Book Covers and Forgotten Fiberglass

Hi Gang… Fiberglass sports car specials shined back in the 1950s – they were often the “rock stars” of their day appearing on magazine and book covers. So far(...)

Victress Emblems and Firewall Plates Now Available
03/28/2020
Victress Emblems and Firewall Plates Now Available

Victress Emblems and Firewall Plates Now Available

Hi Gang… One of the items that has been lacking for most of our cars are logos, firewall plates and other marque-specific items. These are needed to identify (...)

Lost Car Found – Meet The Super Safari Dune Buggy
03/27/2020
Lost Car Found – Meet The Super Safari Dune Buggy

Lost Car Found – Meet The Super Safari Dune Buggy

Hi Gang… We have Richard Brown to thank for today's story. Richard recently updated us on his sport custom find - the 1953 Porter Pegasus. Click here to revi(...)

MOVIE TO WATCH: We're expanding a bit on what we share on Facebook to help provide some fun during the time we are all h...
03/22/2020

MOVIE TO WATCH:

We're expanding a bit on what we share on Facebook to help provide some fun during the time we are all housebound. This post is from UC Aficionado Richard Brown and the movie is fun to watch. Take it away Richard...

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The scarcely seen James Garner documentary, “The Racing Scene”, is available to watch on the Amazon streaming channel. There’s some great vintage Baja, and road racing footage.

You can also catch the video on Youtube separated into 3 parts with the first part in this link here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qkmg6XnI1c

New Release: Poster #2 – America’s Handcrafted Cars
03/20/2020
New Release: Poster #2 – America’s Handcrafted Cars

New Release: Poster #2 – America’s Handcrafted Cars

Hi Gang… And we're off! On the heels of releasing our first poster of America's Handcrafted Cars last week. Today, Dan Palatnik and I are releasing our secon(...)

Mike Akens’ Victress S1A roadster is absolutely gorgeous!
03/18/2020
Mike Akens Victress S1A Nears Completion

Mike Akens’ Victress S1A roadster is absolutely gorgeous!

Hi Gang… More and more we're seeing handcrafted American sports specials being "discovered" and written about across America. But something else interesting (...)

Mike Akens Victress S1A Nears Completion
03/18/2020
Mike Akens Victress S1A Nears Completion

Mike Akens Victress S1A Nears Completion

Hi Gang… More and more we're seeing handcrafted American sports specials being "discovered" and written about across America. But something else interesting (...)

1952 Voodoo Gardner in reflection at Amelia today
03/08/2020

1952 Voodoo Gardner in reflection at Amelia today

At Amelia with the Voodoo Gardner
03/08/2020

At Amelia with the Voodoo Gardner

On the field at Amelia 6am with Art Flores and Cass Michaels.  Fun day ahead
03/08/2020

On the field at Amelia 6am with Art Flores and Cass Michaels. Fun day ahead

Our Amelia Concours adventure begins this morning with the Voodoo Gardner Special.  Say hello along the path from Tampa ...
03/07/2020

Our Amelia Concours adventure begins this morning with the Voodoo Gardner Special. Say hello along the path from Tampa to Amelia 😀. We place the car on the field between 3pm and 5pm today.

Loading up the Voodoo Gardner today with Guy Dirkin's help.  Thanks Guy!  The Voodoo will be in the Amelia lawn tomorrow...
03/07/2020

Loading up the Voodoo Gardner today with Guy Dirkin's help. Thanks Guy! The Voodoo will be in the Amelia lawn tomorrow afternoon. Vrrrooooommmmm!

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WELCOME TO UNDISCOVERED CLASSICS! “We find, research, restore, show and sell America’s lost automotive treasures.“ Undiscovered Classics focuses on the history behind and the celebration of American handcrafted sports cars from the postwar era. Largely untold, this story and these cars were central to the theme of postwar sports car development and appreciation, influencing design and expectations for Detroit and America in a significant way.

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Saw this on another group, thought it might spark some curiosity...…….https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1332775093589124/
Saw this on another group, thought it might spark some curiosity...…….https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1332775093589124/
From...To......a barn find 58 Victress C2 Coupe.
This is Holman Moody's back room .... the place where all the wrecks went to .... #17 is the Alan Mann Can Am Honker .... But what kind of car is the front-engined special behind it? Brian Weatherman Concord, CA
Hi all, does anyone know what this f/g bodyshell is, it’s located in Europe, has an Italy ID sticker on rear. Thanks and keep well in these dangerous days.
1954 lasley sport at GNRS 2020. reglassed and painted and trim done at Mr Old Habits
Hi Geoff, my buddy Tim Grant, who's Indian Rocks Beach house I stayed in last weekend, is interested in checking out your fiberglass farms and you know I am as well. I just wanted to introduce you two to each other.
1965 Allied Cobra