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Hemmings Motor News has been around since 1954. We're proud of our heritage, but we're also more than the Hemmings full of classifieds that your father subscribed to. Aside from new editorial content every month in Hemmings, we have three monthly magazines: Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car and Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car.

While our editors traverse the country to find the best content for those magazines, we find other oddities related to the old-car hobby that we really had no place for - until now. With this blog, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what we see and what we do during the course of putting out some of the finest automotive magazines you'll ever read.

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It Came From Outer Space and Landed in Detroit. But What Is It?

Posted July 29, 2016 9:00 AM by dstrohl

I’ve always been a fan of the space age era from cool plastic stereos and wild “biomorphic” designs. This interest crystallized when I was 18 (1980 or so) and found/bought my first “space age” car – the 1962 Shark “Tiburon” Roadster (featured in this episode ofJay Leno’s Garage), and my fascination hasn’t waned in the passing years.

So when I came across a space age car “find” from someone new to our group, Bob Cicerone of Detroit, Michigan, I was immediately intrigued and tried to help identify the car. We used Facebook to circulate photos, but after weeks of trying no one was able to identify the car so it stood idle. A mystery with no history.

Unravel the mystery of this 'forgotten fiberglass' car.

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07/29/2016 10:24 PM

Ah, The good old days when even the cheapest plastic lasted a lifetime and a few dozen generations more.

Where have they gone?

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07/30/2016 9:47 AM

Where have they gone... Bakelite jewelry is a hot item.

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