By Rod Ward
Donald Healey had an established pedigree as a successful driver and preparer of racing and rally cars before he first produced sports cars under his own name in 1946. This led to the association of Donald and his son Geoffrey with Austin in production of the classic Austin Healey sports cars; the Big Healeys and the Sprites. Austin-Healey was established through a joint-venture arrangement, set up in 1952 between Leonard Lord and the Donald Healey Motor Company. Austin-Healey cars were produced until 1972; Donald Healey left the company in 1968. After the Austin Healey marque was extinguished, father and son were involved with the Jensen-Healey project. All of these stories, and more, are told here.