Hey everyone. As you can imagine it is a big undertaking to archive the history of handcrafted cars from the 1960s to current. The 70s and 80s were some of the biggest, and most profitable times for kit car manufactures in the USA. Companies like Bradley Automotive, Classic Motor Carriages, Fiberfab, Sterling, etc were churning out kit cars to the tune of 100s a month. They were also sending out brochures, assembly manuals, catalogs etc .
Along with the kit cars and literature these companies also were sending out other accessories such as key chains, zippo lighters, T-shirts, hood emblems, and the list goes on.
In my 30+ years of being involved in kit cars and have been fortunate enough to save a lot of stuff from going to the dump. I have paid for a lot of it, but I have also been fortunate enough to have amazing readers who requested these items during the kit car hay day and finally just wanted them out of the way and offered them to me for free. In turn we have been able to create some very nice reproduction items such as Fiberfab Hood Emblems, Bradley Keychains, etc.
So once again I am calling out to our readers to ask that before you sell or give away kit car related material, please reach out to us and let us know what you have. We take all of it. What we we already have we generally either sell to fund our hosting or new items, or we give them away to our readers who are in need of a particular item. Even if you do not think its worth the effort shoot us an email and let us know what you have.
As the years go by these items become harder to find and the only way to truly preserve the history of these great cars if to archive the materials and post them only for people to easily find.
We appreciate each and every one of you and wish you all the best.