Tuesday, April 25, 2023

LINK: Newspaper Clipping About Houdini Proves The ‘Four-Door Coupe’ Is Nearly 100 Years Old

Thomas Hundal at The Autopian has discovered a newspaper advert linking Houdini to the ownership of a 1925 4-door Nash Coupe. The focus of the article is about the origins of the coupe, but this is the first I've ever heard about Houdini owning a Nash or any car this late in his life.

This is from when Houdini was giving his spiritualism lecture at the Kenilworth Hippodrome in Asheville, North Carolina, on November 20, 1924.


  1. Houdini didn't really like to drive and usually had others do that for him. That ad is strange.

  2. Makes me wonder if he made some of the jumps on this tour by car. Maybe that made more sense.

    1. Yes that does make more sense. This also reads like a product tie in where the car people paid him to endorse their vehicle. So he might not have driven it throughout this tour.