Mar 28 2017

Model A Ford Club of Long Island Visits Tucker 1044 at Waterfront at Roslyn

The Model A Ford Club of Long Island cruised out to see Tucker 1044 last Sunday at Waterfront at Roslyn. A wonderful time was had by all, highlighted by several memorable Tucker rides.

Above photo courtesy of Bruce Adams.


Howard Kroplick

Checking Out Tucker '48 #1044

Courtesy of Bruce Adams

Sean Tucker, great-grandson of Preston Tucker, and his nephew Ty Tucker go for a ride.

Ty Tucker placing Tucker luggage in the Tucker.

Modern coachbuilder Rob Ida drives Sean and Ty Tucker. Rob's grandfather Joe Ida had a Tucker dealership in Yonkers.

Sean is in the crash chamber while Robs checks out the Tucker radio.

A Tour of the Black Beast Garage and Waterfront at Roslyn

Courtesy of Bruce Adams

Courtesy of Bruce Adams

Courtesy of Bruce Adams

Courtesy of Bruce Adams

Thank you Model A Ford Club of Long Island for a great day!


Mar 28 2017 Bruce Adams 11:30 PM

Thank you for having the Model A Ford Club over on Sunday.  Many had not seen your great collection of marvelous automobiles and automobilia.  Its hard to figure which car is my favorite !  They are all so great !

Mar 29 2017 John Tucker Jr 2:07 AM

Howard, you are so generous with your collection and time. It is gratifying to see someone who is enjoying Tucker 1044 as you are. I know that Preston and Vera are smiling down on you.

Howard Kroplick

John, you definitely made me smile this morning!

Mar 29 2017 Michael Seigel 7:30 AM

Can you please advise what days/hours the exhibit is open? Thanks
Howard Kroplick

Mike, due to space limitations, the Black Beast Garage will be open by invitation on several days throughout 2017 to Long Island car clubs and historical societies .

If anyone wishes to attend these events, please send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Mike, you are now on the invitation list.

Apr 02 2017 Raymond 9:14 AM

Hello Howard-
Big fan. We’ve met before and each time a pleasure I have a question that I hope can send us in the right direction. About 30 years ago my brother in law’s 1969 Mach 1 was stolen in the Hicksville area. Now I realize it’s a long time but I was looking to see if there is a way to trace vin# now that the internet seems to be the answer to all things. Haha. Anyway I was looking for a first step in some direction. Thanks
Good luck with your “new” Tucker and continued success

Howard Kroplick

Raymond, thanks for the comment. I don’t know the answer to your question. Maybe a viewer can help.

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