Fri, 2 October 2015
Merrill Powell was a fiberglass pioneer at Victress Manufacturing in the 1950s. The company was founded by Doc Boyce-Smith in1952 when the first Victress S1A sports car rolled on to the streets of Southern California. In 1953 Merrill joined the company and until Victress Manufacturing was sold in 1961 they accomplished more than any of their competition at that time. One of their cars became the world’s fastest sports car at Bonneville. Past Cars Yeah guest Geoff Hacker of Forgotten Fiberglass introduced me to Merrill and I’m honored to share his time designing and building the Victress with you. There will be a 1953 Victress S1A Roadster on the Mecum auction block this October in Chicago.