Sometimes, the one that got away comes back


Brion Shimamoto hadn’t seen Edward Herrmann’s portrayal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1976 TV movie Eleanor and Franklin, nor was he familiar with the actor’s other TV fare, like Gilmore Girls or The Good Wife. So when Herrmann approached Shimamoto’s restored 1957 MGA at the “Sunday in the Park” concours event at Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park racetrack years ago, Shimamoto was simply pleased that the event’s head judge was presenting his MG with second place in the “Fancy ’n’ Fun Open Cars, 1955–60” category.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/11/15/shimamoto-57-mga