Oct 15 2019

Tucker 1044 and Chrysler’s Chrysler Highlights from the Americana Manhasset Concours d’Elegance

Tucker 1044 and Chrysler's Chrysler participated in last Sunday's wonderful Americana Manhasset Concours d'Elegance. Tucker 1044 was honored with the Trendsetter Award.


Howard Kroplick

Chrysler's Chrysler

Chrysler's Chrysler was invited as the 2014 Best in Show winner.

Tucker 1044

Crowds surrounded Tucker 1004 throughout the day.

Yes, that is Robinson Cano, the New York Mets second baseman!

Rita Castagna tries out the Tucker.

Left to right: Frank Castagna, Sean Tucker, Rita Castagna and Mike Tucker

Mike and Sean Tucker providing the history to several of the judges.

Mike and Sean Tucker once again had the honor of driving to the awards ceremony.

Tucker 1044 was honored with the Trendsetter Award

The beautiful Tiffany glass award

Best in Show  went to the 1927 Mercedes Benz SSK Sport Cabriolet.

List of the 2019 Award Winners.


Oct 20 2019 S. Berliner, III 10:17 PM

Pretty strange event when a 1927 SSK (and it IS quite clearly an SSK) is shown; the Mercedes (no Benz) S-modell came out in 1927 but the Mercedes=Benz SS only in early 1928 and the M-b SSK in mid 1928.  Then, it took a while to build the body.  Hmm.  Stranger still, if one looks closely at the kuhlerhaube (the radiator shell), it’s got the two embossed Mercedes stars on either side of the crease from ‘27, NOT the current M-B centered wreath badge of ‘28 and on.  Also, no such car appears in any of the endless S/SS/SSK/SSKL pix I’ve ever seen since I drove a ‘28 SS in 1956.  Methinks we may have a creative fake here; I’m running it by the M-B Historical Collection.  Sam, III

Oct 20 2019 S. Berliner, III 10:44 PM

Here’s a true Castagna SS and my own ca. 1956 pic of a 1930 works SSK: note the centered badges.  Sam, III

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