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Fantasies in fiberglass opens at Petersen Automotive Museum

From Corvettes to dune buggies, the most iconic fiberglass customs and production cars of the past half-century will be on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum beginning February 27, 2010, through October 3, 2010.
Together, they offer an interesting contrast to both the mainstream cars stamped out of metal that populate our motoring landscape and those made of carbon fiber, the newest wonder material to be embraced by today’s innovators.

Invented in the 1930s, fiberglass was first used as heat insulation before crafty designers and engineers came to recognize its potential as a structural material for everything from car bodies to boats, airplanes, shower and tub enclosures, furniture, lighting, and other products of modern design.

<b>Further info</b:>
<li>Petersen Automotive Museum's <A HREF="; target="_blank">official site</A></li>
<li>Our <A HREF="/node/134/">entry</A> on the museum</li>