by Nancy DeWitt
The museum also has an extensive post-war collection that includes foreign makes like Lagonda, Bentley, Talbot Lago (my fave!) and Hispano Suiza. A nice surprise was this 1954 Mercury that founder Frank Spain purchased in Anchorage (note the plate with the 1994 tag) and drove all the way to Tupelo. Apparently the Mercury broke down in Whitehorse and Frank had to have a part Fed-Exed to him, but that's another story.
Naturally, the museum has a car once owned by Elvis, plus one of Liberace's former cars. There's also a shocking green dress once owned by Dolly Parton in the museum! Another treat was seeing this 1963 Leslie Special from the incredibly silly movie "The Great Race."
Go visit if you can--there's so much to see! Many thanks to the Tupleo Automobile Museum for hosting a superb conference, and to Tupelo for such fine southern hospitality. I enjoyed it all, y'all!
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