Forgotten Fiberglass

Apr 07, 2015 on VELOCITY at 12:00 AM


Post World War II, a large generation of American soldiers were looking for cars that mirrored the incredible sports cars they saw overseas in Europe. After searching for an affordable way to recreate these, one manufacturer responded with a durable,... (more) cost effective option: a line of fiberglass sports cars. Very few of these cars still exist but there are collectors who are constantly looking to save pieces and parts of these virtually unknown vehicles - many of them at the Smithsonian Museum. This episode presents a unique look at how the narrative of American war time experiences often shaped the nation's automotive demands.

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