My Car Quest

May 26, 2019

Kit Car Super Car – The Sterling

by Mike - In the 1950s the invention of fiberglass allowed this new light weight, low cost material to be used for car bodies. This combined with the success of the Volkswagen Beetle over the next couple of decades and we see the growth of the … [Read more...]

1962 El Tiburon Roadster (The Shark) – A Fiberglass Classic

by Mike - Industrial designer Henry Covington of St. Petersburg, Florida set out in the early 1960s to build a car based on the aerodynamic principles of Dr. Augustus Raspet, a noted aerodynamics expert. The result was the 1962 El Tiburon … [Read more...]

Spohn – Germany’s Kustom King

by Mike - The article about the Spohn Convertible that I said was ugly created a small controversy. Some readers left comments taking exception to my description. I wrote that this car was so ugly that I couldn’t look away. I found the … [Read more...]

Car Of The Day – 1953 Victress S1A Roadster For Sale On eBay

by Mike - It is possible you may not have heard of the Victress S1A Roadster. It is the creation of early 1950s American ingenuity by men with the dream of making their own car. These American Specials rarely come up for sale and this one … [Read more...]

The Glasspar G2 – The First Fiberglass Sports Car?

by Mike - Someone commented on Facebook about The First Fiberglass Sports Car – The Kaiser Darrin where I said the Kaiser Darrin was the first fiberglass sports car - it's right there in the title. My first thought is that I could not have … [Read more...]

The Dodge Storm Z-250 By Bertone

by Mike - The 1953 Storm Z-250 was developed by Chrysler engineer Fred Zeder to evaluate the feasibility of producing a vehicle that would capture a portion of the growing American sports car market. Built on a rigid tube frame chassis it … [Read more...]