Dr. Bob O'Meara recently added a very unique 1952 MG TD Special to his collection, and will soon be racing with it at the US Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen. This MG's design was inspired by the Cistalia Spider and built by the legendary Mickey Thompson and Bill Burke. Thompson was famous for designing, building and selling racing equipment and became the first American to break 400 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Thompson and Burke built around fifty coupe bodies and twelve roadster bodies, and Dr. Bob has the only remaining roadster body left in existence. This 1952 MG TD Roadster lived in a barn for 62 years before it was rescued. After Dr. Bob took ownership, the vehicle was restored over a period of four years. The MG is now complete and raring to get onto the race course to prove itself.
Matt is a Michigan native and has been working at Hagerty for thirteen years. Here are a few of his favorite things: Favorite American racer; 1958 Scarab Favorite European racer; 1989 Porsche 962 Favorite track to visit; Road America Favorite sport; Hockey Favorite movie SUV; Jeep Grand Wagoneer from The Great Outdoors Matt's most memorable show experience was a rainy encounter with a die hard Studebaker collector while at the Hershey swap meet. As Matt describes, he met "an old gent with a beard, jean overalls, and a cardboard sign hanging from his neck advertising his search for some obscure Studebaker part." Only at Hershey.