Oct 15 2010

In Search of Alcos: #2 The Only Known Running Alco Truck In the World

The Hershey Flea Market was "tons" of fun with over 10,000 vendors and 100,000 attendees. But, my big thrill was encountering Tony Guarnaschelli and his 1912 Alco Two-Ton Truck.... believed to be the only running Alco truck left in the world.


Tony is only the third owner of the Alco truck. After working in Upstate New York, the truck was purchased by Henry Austin Clark, Jr. for the Long Island Automotive Museum. After years on display, Clark sold the truck to Tony, who owns a trucking company.


The truck is dedicated to Austin Clark, Jr., Bob Theim and Joe Tracy.


Warren Kraft, Tony and I had an informal Alco Club meeting in Hershey. It is a very small club since there are only 12 Alcos known to exist today.


A 1912 Alco truck brochure provides further insight into Tony's truck. This pdf describes "The Story of the Alco".


Here were the specifications for the 1912 Two-Ton Alco Truck

Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com:

-Alco Trucks and the First Transcontinental Delivery

-August 3, 2003 The Morning Call "Truck fans love car show, too

Archives: In Search of Alcos

Film "Alco Cars 1908-1913"

Archives: American Locomotive Company


Apr 27 2011 charlie dusselier 7:57 PM

I knew they were rare, but not that rare. i live in kansas city missouri and my grandfather has had one in his barn for years. it hasn’t ran for a long time, though. information is hard to come by so anything you have is welcome.

Apr 29 2011 Howard Kroplick 11:24 PM

Hi Charlie:

Wow! That’s exciting. Please send a jpeg and any other information on your grandfather’s Alco truck to me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .


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