The first winning car was the '58 Thunderbird, a vehicle known now as a rather ungainly four-seat replacement for the lovely and consistently desirable sports roadsters of 1955-57.
The name International was first used by Norton both for its newly designed race bikes and also for the TT replica sports roadster in 1932.
Stutz may be best known for the Bearcat, a pure sports roadster.
Imports of foreign-made "English racers", sports roadsters, and recreational bicycles steadily increased through the early 1950s.
Raleigh's sports roadster, or British racer bicycles were exported around the world, including the United States.
"Producing an exciting little sports roadster for $45,000 to $50,000 is not an engineering or industrial feat," he said.
Road and race versions were produced but the 500 was only ever marketed as a sports roadster.
This base form of a new sports roadster, but also fuel efficiency, has allowed for Pontiac to make their Solstice from the Fiero's shadow.
Chrome also plays into baby boomers' emotional bond with retro design, evident in products from kitchen blenders (some of them chromed) to sports roadsters.
They drove in his sports roadster, and the wind was in her hair, and she felt a-tingle and grown-up.