Aug 29 2017

Updated:’s Open House at Waterfront at Roslyn Draws a Great Crowd

Over 125 subscribers to the weekly newsletter turned out last Sunday for a wonderful open house of the Waterfront at Roslyn Garage.

Highlights included:

  • Discussions of the Tucker '48 #1044 with Mike and Sean Tucker, great-grandsons of Preston Tucker, and Ty Tucker, Preston's great-great grandson.
  • The taping of a future cable show segment with Jalopnik's Raphael Orlove and Michael Ballaban.
  • Demonstration drives of the Alco Black Beast and the Tucker '48 #1044.
  • Presentations and Q&A on each of the historic automobiles.
  • Several vintage automobiles were driven to the event.


Howard Kroplick

Waterfront at Roslyn, a video by Frank Femenias

1948 Tucker '48 #1044

Courtesy of Mike Dwyer

Courtesy of Mike Dwyer

Courtesy of Andrea Fedi

Courtesy of Mike Dwyer

From left to right: Howard Kroplick, Sean Tucker, Ty Tucker and Mike Tucker.

From left to right: Mike Tucker, Sean Tucker, Jalopnik's Mike Ballaban and Raphael Orlove. Courtesy of Mile Dwyer.

Courtesy of Mike Dwyer.

Courtesy of Mike Dwyer

Courtesy of Frank Femenias.

Mike Tucker and I enjoyed telling the history of theTucker '48 #1044.

Ty Tucker, the great-great grandson of Preston Tucker. Courtesy of Mike Dwyer.

It was an honor driving the Tucker family in my Tucker!

Mike Tucker going for a ride with Ty Tucker and Jalopnik's Michael Ballaban.

Created by Jim Ryan.

Michael Ballahan in the Tucker "crash chamber". Courtesy of Andrea Fedi.

1909 Alco Black Beast

Courtesy of Mike Dwyer.

Courtesy of Frank Femenias.

Circling the Black Beast, a video by Frank Femenias

Courtesy of Frank Femenias.

Courtesy of Frank Femenias.

Raphael Orlove and I took the Black Beast for a ride around the historic Village of Roslyn.

Taking my high school friend Mike Madison for a ride.

Courtesy of Mike Dwyer

Courtesy of Mike Dwyer

1937 Chrysler's Chrysler (Courtesy of Frank Femenias)

1963 Mustang III Concept Show Car (Courtesy of Frank Femenias)

Courtesy of Frank Femenias.

1966 Shelby Mustang GT-350H Hertz Rent-a-Racer (Courtesy of Frank Femenias)

Vintage Automobiles Driven to Waterfront at Roslyn

GT Joey's Jaguar.

Courtesy of Frank Femenias.


Aug 30 2017 Howard Kroplick 12:37 AM

Scott S:

Can’t thank you enough for today.  I wanted to say hi. It you were a bit busy.  Amazing collection but the stories are the best.  Would love to meet and learn more.

Aug 30 2017 Howard Kroplick 12:39 AM

Frank Femenias:

Beautiful cars and turnout at the garage today Howard. Cool to see some of the cars from my youth once again, and those vintage NY plates were amazing, some I’ve never seen before. I believe the Beast stole the show once again. Happy 110th birthday!

Congrats and thanks for a great time on this beautiful day!

Aug 30 2017 Howard Kroplick 12:40 AM

Jim R:
Howard, thank you for Sunday at your Waterfront Garage, I had a great time, Jim

Aug 30 2017 Howard Kroplick 12:41 AM

Dennis Q:

I truly enjoyed my visit at your open house yesterday, Of all the car shows that I promoted over the years, I saw something at your open house that I never though to do. I like the idea of having the owner stand next to his car and talk about it. Thanks again for the invite.

Aug 30 2017 Howard Kroplick 12:45 AM

Roger M:

Thank you for inviting me to your open house Sunday. I had a great time viewing you automobiles and garage. I enjoyed mostly your stories of each auto. It was also a pleasure meeting your wife Roz. It was a great day!

Aug 30 2017 Oren Bloom 7:01 AM

Howard, Jane and I really enjoyed your Open House last week.  Seeing your cars was great, but your personal narratives were the icing on the cake.  The venue and the weather combined to make it a perfect day - well worth the trip from NJ. Thanks for the invitation and give our best to Roz.

Aug 30 2017 Brian D McCarthy 3:52 PM

Great job with the photos, Frank. Good to see Roy K. in 1 of the images ( he stands out in the crowd ). I bet he’s a gentle giant.

Aug 30 2017 Howard Kroplick 8:47 PM

Frank K:

Thanks for the memories. You are a special guardian for such a fine automobile collection. Having the Tucker decedents in attendance certainly enhanced my experience seeing the 1948 Tucker and understanding it’s historical significance. To commentate this day, I propose the Town of Roslyn be known as Tucker Town today!

Sep 02 2017 JeRita 10:10 PM

Thank you again Howard for sharing your wonderful collection and stories Rita has a photo book for you when we meet again JeRita

Sep 03 2017 Ernie Finamore 1:56 AM

Thank you for once again hosting a very enjoyable day of automotive history and making new friends. Meeting Mike, Sean, and Ty was a pleasure in itself, one we were glad to be able to share. My brother Tom and I had a great time, and I look forward toward a return visit to the Waterfront Garage sometime in the future.
Thanks again for the invitation, and enjoy the holiday weekend!—Ernie :>)

Sep 03 2017 Roger Price 11:10 AM

Howard,  Thanks for posting those terrific photos of the day at your place in Roslyn.
I’m sorry that I couldn’t make it due to a conflict.  Congrats on a great day!

Sep 03 2017 Scott & Vicki Alexander 5:58 PM

  We can’t thank you enough for the invitation and wonderful day. The pictures posted are wonderful as well. My wife and I had a great time and we gave the ‘66 Corvette a wonderful run that day without a hitch. After 40 years the car still runs great! We look forward to doing this again. Have a great evening.
Howard Kroplick

Scott & Vicki, thanks for sharing your super Corvette!

Sep 03 2017 frank femenias 9:38 PM

An amazing show of precious cars here. Thanks to all for the opportunity to capture this event.

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