Jan 15 2009

Video: The Alco Black Beast Racer Arrives On Long Island


The restored 1909 Alco-6 Black Beast Racer arrived on Long Island on Tuesday, January 13, 2009.

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The proud new owner in front of the restored Alco Black Beast Racer.



 



Driver Howard Kroplick and mechanician Roz Kroplick enjoying the car.



Comments

Jan 15 2009 Rich R. 9:47 AM

Howard,

Of course, it’s wonderful to see all the great photos, both old and new.  But, to see the car in person is really jaw-dropping.  It’s both exciting and difficult for me to imagine No. 8 tearing along a 100-year old road at speeds that we don’t drive today!  Truly an amazing vehicle! 

Great work in bringing an historic - and important - piece of Long Island back home!

Rich

Jan 16 2009 Mark Dill 11:08 AM

Hi Howard.

This looks great! Is the car now located at the Vanderbilt Museum? Terrific memorabilia creating a neat environment.

Jan 16 2009 bob valentine 12:46 PM

Howard
My wife and I just got back from Lumber Rd and the car looks great. Too bad No 16 isnt still on the Island what a picture that would make. The added feature is the way the car is displayed..car stuff all around. Again congrats.

Bob Valentine

Jan 16 2009 Howard Kroplick 11:44 PM

Rich, Mark, and Bob:

Thanks for the posts!

The “Black Beast” will be temporarily can be seen at its current location at 55 Lumber Road in Roslyn.

I have begun discussions with the Vanderbilt Museum to find a home for later this year.

Enjoy!

Howard

Jan 29 2009 Brooks Marston 1:19 PM

Howard,

Our Great Grandfather Harry Grant would be proud to see what you have accomplished.  Thank You

Jan 29 2009 Dennis Kelly 1:23 PM

New Owner!  Congratulations Howard!  Will we see this storming the access road at the Nassau Museum next year?

Jan 29 2009 Chris Marston 1:44 PM

Howard thank you my great grandfather raced that beauty   Chris

Jan 30 2009 Tom Grant 6:27 PM

Howard:  It just keeps getting better and better.  Be well. Tom

Feb 12 2009 Howard Kroplick 9:02 PM

Thanks so much for the positive comments! Much appreciated!!


Howard

Aug 28 2009 Tom 12:11 PM

That is some fine piece of automotive machinery!

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