May 23 2017

Three Long Island Clubs and Three Tuckers Visit Tucker ‘48 #1044 at Waterfront at Roslyn

It was a perfect Sunday last week as the Long Island Buick Club, the Long Island Volkswagen Club and the Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society cruised to the Waterfront at Roslyn Garage. As a special treat, Mike and Sean Tucker, great-grandsons of Preston Tucker and Ty Tucker, Preston's great-great grandson,  came in from Pennsylvania to attend this special event.

Highlights are below.


Howard Kroplick

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He flew in from Canada to see the Tucker!

Courtesy of Mike Tucker.

From left to right: Sean Tucker, Ty Tucker and Mike Tucker

Someone photobombs the Tuckers!

Sean Tucker describing how he and his twin brother Mike discovered the below seat tag in the Tucker '48 #1044. Courtesy of Holly Feinman Lapinel.

Tucker #1044 and the Alco Black Beast were on display.

On behalf of the Buick Club, historian Walt Gosden presented me with a previously unpublished Tucker photo.

In 1948, a Freeport , New York Tucker dealer stands next to his dealer Tucker with his wife behind the wheels. Sixteen-year old Ralph A. Ocon of Cold Spring Harbor was in the front passenger seat.

Mike Tucker goes for a ride in the Alco Black Beast.

Long Island Buick Club

Jim Ryan's 1966 Buick Wildcat with Tucker '48 #1044. Courtesy of Jim Ryan.

Long Island Volkswagen Club

Definitely a one-of-a kind photo!