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'56 Nash Metropolitan featured at car show

This restored 1956 Nash Metropolitan is the Roamin’ Oldies Car Club cruiser of the month for May. Shown with the early import are owner Art Badgerow, left, and Dan Bertschneider.

Roamin’ Oldies Car Club

This restored 1956 Nash Metropolitan is the Roamin’ Oldies Car Club cruiser of the month for May. Shown with the early import are owner Art Badgerow, left, and Dan Bertschneider.

The Roamin' Oldies Car Club will present the cruiser of the month for May, a restored 1956 Nash Metropolitan owned by Art Badgerow of Ruskin, and dozens of other antique and collectible cars at the club's monthly cruise-in from 6 to 9 p.m. June 7. The event, sponsored by Thompson's Auto Parts and Mama Iguana's Restaurant, is free to spectators. About 90 cars and trucks will be on display, and the event will include classic 1950s music by DJ Joey Ferrante.

Badgerow said his little red-and-white cruiser of the month gets a lot of attention on the road and at car shows. He acquired the car last October and in less than six months restored the body of the vehicle. J & J Upholstery of Ruskin redid the interior. The car is smaller than a Volkswagen Beetle. It is powered by an Austin four-cylinder, engine, Badgerow said.

For information on the cruise-in, call (813) 842-1511.

Sarah Whitman, Times staff writer

'56 Nash Metropolitan featured at car show 05/24/12 [Last modified: Thursday, May 24, 2012 4:30am]
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