The 1950s were the Wild West for sports car makers in the U.S. Virtually anyone with a dream and a few thousand square feet somewhere on the outskirts of town could become a low-volume automaker. For a brief period of time, companies like Bocar, Devin, Kellison, Cheetah and Woodhill flourished. Two things made this possible: the invention of fiberglass and an almost complete lack of government regulation.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2009/12/20/fiberglass-specials-of-the-1950s