Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Devin sports cars
I've been collecting pictures of Devins and putting them away for future reference because I'm working up to a post on the sports cars of Bill Devin. Bill had been building fibreglass bodies and complete cars from about 1950, continuing into the sixties. He only passed away in 2000. He began racing sports cars in California and was a mate of Phil Hill and all those other guys who raced the sporties back then. In addition to the bodies for various chassis, he made a variety of his own car models. Everywhere I look in American historic sports car events I find Devins or Devin based specials. Bruno in Switzerland has a Devin TR as well. Anyway, tonight I discovered these old ads in Road and Track dated 1956. Read the text, doesn't this look like the JWF Milano/Italia beginnings on the other side of the world?