My Car Quest

October 18, 2021

Was the Glasspar G2 the First Fiberglass Sports Car?

by Mike Gulett - At one time I thought that the Kaiser Darrin was the first fiberglass production sports car. My first thought is that I could not have been wrong but then I realized that I have been wrong plenty of times before. So, I did … [Read more...]

This Devin “D” Is Powered by Porsche

by Mike Gulett - I saw this beautiful 1962 Devin "D" Porsche at the Carmel Concours on the Avenue in August 2021. The sign on the car said this is a rare factory built version originally delivered to King Motor Company in Southern California with … [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...]

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...]

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...]

A Stylish Sports Car – The Devin “D”

by Mike - I wrote about one of Geoffrey Hacker's cars the Tiburon Roadster (The Shark). This was so interesting (especially followed up by a phone call) that I asked Geoffrey to contribute something to My Car Quest. He gave me my choice of … [Read more...]