Jun 15 2016

Walter McCarthy Collection: A Tribute to Henry Austin Clark, Jr.

The Rogers Memorial Library and Southampton Historical Museum invite you for a special tribute to Henry Austin Clark, Jr. and his memorable Long Island Automotive Museum on Thursday at 5:30 pm in Southampton. Penny Wright, Director of Adult Programs at Rogers Memorial Library, has informed me that preregistration for the program is over 100 people with members of the Clark family and several former museum employees expected to attend.

As part of this tribute, here are some of my favorite Henry Austin Clark, Jr. photos from the Walter MCarthy Collection.


Howard Kroplick

In the 1912 Moon

The Hamptonian, July 12, 1956

In the 1923 Mercedes Racer which he purchased on October 5, 1950 for $500

LI Pictorial, July 2, 1953

Drving the Shady Hollow Fire Truck with children from Camp St. Vincent in 1957




With Gary Cooper in 1965

With Imogene Coca

With Richard M. Dixon at a Madison Avenue Sports Driving & Chowder Society meeting

Withe the great artist Peter Helck



Jun 18 2016 S. Berliner, III 9:05 PM

Sure wish I could attend; I’ll be out of state (NY and MA).  WhiIe I can’t claim we were close friends, Austie was very kind to me on several occasions, both in Glen Cove and Tuckhoe, and we hoisted a few together.  I miss him.  Sam, III

Jun 20 2016 Roger Price 10:50 AM

I’m so sorry I couldn’t attend the event in honor of Austin Clark last Thursday due to a previous commitment.  Looking at those terrific photos brought back a number of memories of him.  I used to make numerous trips to his museum.  I never got tired of seeing all those wonderful autos, the NY to Paris Thomas Flyer in particular.

Jul 07 2016 Tom 7:06 AM

Thanks for sharing.

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