A Perfect Car

This is a photo I took yesterday during the CARnival (caps intended) at the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This car is an absolutely PERFECT Nash-Healey roadster. In fact, if one looks closely on the front bumper one can see two prestigious awards.

My wonderful wife and I have been to this museum just three or four times as it is a bit of a schlepp from where we live. Unfortunately, the museum, despite its name, is no longer formally affiliated with the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) itself and that has led, as seems to be par for the course in this country, to litigation and rancor.

My wife and I enjoy watching the show American Pickers. In one episode, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz meet a father and son who are Nash-Healey aficionados and have collected four of them. Only about 500 were produced between 1951 and 1954. (I think the one in the photo is a 1953 model.)

I could write about the history of the car, the chance meeting between Donald Healey and George Mason on the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner that led to the development of the car, etc. Sometimes, a picture really is worth a thousand words.

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