My Car Quest

June 16, 2024

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 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...]

A Borrowed Design – The Atlas Swallow

by Geoffrey Hacker - To any gearhead, the names of both Bill Burke and Mickey Thompson are synonymous with speed. Yet they were both also noted innovators, and in the fall of 1952 they collaborated on one of the most beautiful fiberglass sports … [Read more...]

Hood Scoop – Which Postwar American Car Had The First One?

by Geoffrey Hacker - Hi Gang… Maybe I have too much time on my hands. I ruminate about various aspects of these vintage fiberglass cars and how they were ahead of the curve in terms of what the designers of the bodies – and builders of the … [Read more...]