Jul 01 2017

Six More Amazing Automobiles at the Swigart Antique Automobile Museum in Huntingdon, PA Updated

Last May, Roz and I took a road trip to pay homage to the 1947 Tucker'48 Prototype "The Tin Goose" and Tucker '48 #1013.  As a bonus, we discovered these amazing unique automobiles at the Swigart Museum.


Howard Kroplick

1960 Volkswagen 2-Door Sedan Herbie, the Love Bug

1908 Studebaker Electric "Carry-All"

James Ryan has forwarded this photo of the Studebaker at this year's Elegance at Hershey.

1952 Verrill Wolf Wagon

1933 Duesenburg Model J. Fixed-Top Rollston Vicoria

1936 Duesenberg Prototype Gentleman's Speedster

1913 Chevrolet "Baby Grand"


Jul 02 2017 Paul DiNatale 12:26 AM

i first saw a yellow duescy at the Plattsdeutch Resturant in Elmont NY about 10 years ago at one of their car shows held on their property.  i remember the elderly owner telling me about the auto lubrication system. i did not realize nor was told about the double-overhead cam motor with 4 valves per cylinder. I just was amazed at the huge size of the straight eight! very advanced for it’s time.

Jul 02 2017 Ronald Sieber 9:34 AM


Thanks for posting this! I have wondered for some time where the Deusie Gentleman’s Speedster was hanging out. Definitely worth a visit to see that!


Jul 02 2017 Walt Gosden 9:37 AM

Re the Verrill Wolf wagon. I knew Tom Verrill. He lived here on long island and was an engineer at Republic Aviation. He rented a room in Farmingdale at the home of Curt and Ann Purdy (who were Cadillac owners of cars in the late 1930s) . All of those mentioned as well as myself were members of the Vanderbilt Cup Region AACA. I used to see and talk to Tom at the monthly meetings. He always had a cigar in his mouth, was a really nice guy and was very tall and thin. He also had a great passion for unrestored original Cadillac cars of the 1928-29 era and had a great 1929 club sedan with side mounted spare tires as well as a totally original 1929 convertible coupe. I found an original color sales catalog for him for the cars he owned. That original convertible eventually became part of the collection of Ed and Paul Memi of Brooklyn who were also good friends. Tom didn’t talk much about the Wolf Wagon - not sure if he still owned it when he belonged to the Vanderbilt Cup Region when we were active in that club in the late 1960s early 1970s.

Jul 02 2017 Howard Kroplick 6:33 PM

From Hugh Nutting:

Hi Howard.  I am not sure if more than one of these was built. Somewhere I have a magazine article of one that was in Texas in the 1960s. The body framing and jigs were used to build one for a 1935 Packard chassis for Alan Ladd. It was not finished until the spring of 36 and had 36 bumpers. When I was at Art Center School in 1961 a student friend found it and cut a deal with the owner to get ½ interest in it. We got it to run and took it to a Packard Club picnic. I saw it advertised in Hemmings a few years later as a restoration project.  Hugh

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