|Rich Campbell's "Mystery
This is an attempt to track down the
history of a 1950's fiberglass special. The car (or possibly cars) was
designed by Ben Shoemaker of Massillon, Ohio – in about 1958. Shoemaker's
business, Fiberglass Unlimited, manufactured a wide variety of products
-- from sailboat hulls to church steeples. He also made bodies for the
Bobsy Sports Racers...and he made this car.
|From Rich: "It is a fiberglass
body on 1949-1953 Ford chassis. The car originally had a Mercury Flathead
engine, but the engine was gone when the car reappeared in the mid-80’s.
I can track it from its construction in the late 50's to when Shoemaker
sold it in about 1961. At that point it disappeared ? only
to reappear in Connecticut in the mid-80's. Early photos show the car with
twin windscreens, Dayton wire wheels, some interesting louvers on the hood
and side – and sometimes with headlights, other times without them."
|More from Rich: "The car was painted
gold, and one of the photos seems to show the crest of the Tuscarawas Valley
|From Rich: "When it reappeared,
the car had been painted red, it sported a rollbar, and a push bar (the
kind of rear T-bar that is used to push start a flat lakes racer or a sprint
I’d love to find out what happened to
the car between the early 60’s and the 80’s."
More photos and descriptions posted HERE.
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