Titelvorschlag Nash-Healey – A Grand Alliance

Nash-Healey – A Grand Alliance examines in exquisite and exacting detail the story behind America’s first postwar sports car and the unique Anglo-American partnership between Nash and Healey that gave it life, which became an international triumvirate with the later involvement of famed Italian coachbuilder Pinin Farina.

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Focusing on the lives and careers of the men behind these fantastic machines, this book dives into their prior accomplishments, before reviewing the design and development of the Nash-Healey roadsters and coupes. It also explores the marque’s incredible competition record at iconic races like the Mille Miglia, 24 Hours of Le Mans and Alpine and Monte Carlo rallies.

Lavishly illustrated with almost 1,200 images, most never before published, including several from Donald Healey’s own personal photographic collection, this book is essential for all Nash-Healey enthusiasts and fans of sports cars from the breed’s golden era.

  • 2-volume set in slipcase
  • 800 pages
  • 1,192 illustrations
  • Foreword by Donald Osborne
  • 978-1-956309-14-0
  • First published 2024

Author Biography
John Nikas
John Nikas is an automotive writer who specializes in weaving social, cultural and economic themes into compelling narratives about motoring history. A recipient of the Denise McCluggage Award, he was runner-up for the Mercedes-Benz Award and Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy for Rule Britannia: When British Sports Cars Saved a Nation. Among his books are several marque histories including the best-selling and critically acclaimed Healey: The Men and Machines.

John is frequently asked to speak or make special appearances at automotive events such as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca Raceway and the Goodwood Revival, discussing a wide range of motoring topics. He has also been featured in television spots on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, L’Equipe and the BBC.
A celebrated vintage racer, John has campaigned an array of vehicles in a number of different series. He has collected multiple championships and received special recognition for his accomplishments on and off the track. Among his successes are an overall victory in the Mille Miglia North America Tribute, recognition as the Vintage Auto Racing Association’s British Driver of the Year and an Order of Conspicuous Bravery for a memorable drive in a Jaguar E-type at California Speedway.

Hervé Chevalier
In 1976, Hervé Chevalier purchased a 1957 Austin-Healey 100-Six (BN4), beginning a lifelong infatuation with the marque. Over the course of two decades, he searched out and collected photographs of the Healeys, Nash-Healeys and Austin-Healeys that competed at Le Mans, primarily as a means to entertain friends while on car outings. In 1998, Chevalier authored and published Les Healeys au Le Mans: 1949 to 1970, documenting Warwick’s rich experience at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

Highly regarded as one of the marque’s most valuable resources, he has authored an additional eight books, each covering a particular model or Les Healey en Competition. An inaugural member and past president of the Le Club Healey France, Chevalier is considered the marque’s leading resident authority in France and one of its most active advocates. He resides in Marcoussis, France with his wife Florence, both active participants in driving events and at shows across the Continent.


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