How Come Duroplast Didn't Become A Thing While Fiberglass Went Big?

I'm not an expert on composites, but the way I see it, Duroplast was a smarter choice than fiberglass, yet Trabants were the only cars made out of this cotton-based plastic while fiberglass went widestream with the Corvette. » 2/13/15 8:00pm 2/13/15 8:00pm

Trabant Celebrates Fifty Candle Power


While it may seem hard to believe, the two-stroke paper mache cotton by-product and resin bodied Trabant had a more than thirty year production run in the former Soviet East Germany. A whopping 25 glorious worker's horsepower brought the agitprop runabout to 60 miles per hour in 21 seconds! Top speed of 70 mph was… » 5/25/07 3:00pm 5/25/07 3:00pm