Photo by Geoff Hacker

This overgrown pasture full of aging bodies might seem like something an automotive archeologist might come across after hacking his way through a dense jungle, and suddenly stumbling into a clearing. Nothing quite so dramatic, though.

“Once or twice a month, [auto historian] Rick D’Louhy and I make the trip to ‘Fiberglass Farms’,” explains Geoff Hacker of Forgotten Fiberglass. “It’s a place we store some of the relics from the past that we have pulled, poked, prodded and saved along the path we’re on, a path that focuses on documenting the history and importance of building your own sports car in the early postwar years.”

Not all of these auto artifacts, some 60 or more in all, that they’ve saved are fiberglass, as quite a few are built from steel and aluminum. Which makes this story even more interesting to tell when you consider the wide range of skills needed to build such daring, innovative designs by adventurous and talented young men of the Forties and Fifties, and even later.        

This was a special breed of young men, guys who had what it takes to fulfill their vision. Is there an automotive relic in your past?