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Oct 14 2018 Roger A Price 6:44 PM

Howard,
Thanks for all that incredible info.  Sheila and I had the pleasure of seeing the Tucker exhibit at the AACA Museum and it’s fascinating.
Rog

From Treasures of the David Cammack Tucker Archives

Oct 14 2018 ROGER L. Munz 2:45 PM

I was there also and 19 at the time. tried to get my father to bid on the first car up, the Murphy beverly Berlin. No luck. I bid on the type 35 bugatti. I had $1,528. not enough and again no help from dad. A great guy but too conservative.So life goes.
I still have the origional sales brochure and news paper articles from that sale.
It was truly an epic adventure, I retell often.
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From The 1962 "Car Auction of the Century" at the Farnesworth Garage

Oct 14 2018 Richard Rosenblum 11:57 AM

Great to hear about the Amelia Island invitation! More exciting news. 

Rich

From 1948 Tucker 1044 Invited to the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

Oct 11 2018 S. Berliner, III 2:05 PM

Second thoughts.  Methinks the captions of “Lancia finishing the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race ahead of Tracy’s Locomobile” and “Tracy driving the Locomobile pass {sic} the parked Lancia” may have been swapped [“past”, by the way].  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #40 Solved: Clearing the 1905 Course for Vincenzo Lancia's #4 FIAT

Oct 11 2018 Tom 12:27 PM

Hey Peter, that megaphone looks heavy!

From Mystery Foto #40 Solved: Clearing the 1905 Course for Vincenzo Lancia's #4 FIAT

Oct 11 2018 Russell Stone 11:24 AM

Beautiful. Would love to attend one day. (Son had the opportunity once.) Thank you.

From 1948 Tucker 1044 Invited to the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

Oct 11 2018 Mike Cain 10:57 AM

Congratulations Howard! It’s a great show in a beautiful setting. Hope to see it again soon. Enjoy!

From 1948 Tucker 1044 Invited to the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

Oct 11 2018 Art Kleiner 6:38 AM

Terrific job done by Ellyn organizing this event - so many moving parts which I was glad to be a part of.  And a shout out to Bobby for his work before and during the event.

I especially liked being able to combine two passions of mine - the Motor Parkway and Amateur Radio.  And while atmospheric conditions were not ideal for ham radio, contacts were made with hams in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and NY. 

It was great seeing the community involved and the support provided by the police in all three counties.  And what a dedication ceremony!  Bravo!

From Updated: The 6th Annual "Motor Parkway Sunday Drive to Lake Ronkonkoma" A Big Success

Oct 10 2018 frank femenias 9:19 PM

A memorable day in Motor Parkway history. Fantastic work by all!

From Updated: The 6th Annual "Motor Parkway Sunday Drive to Lake Ronkonkoma" A Big Success

Oct 10 2018 Tiffany Whitefield 9:13 AM

This is a fantastic antic car for all kind of car collectors. I really love this car for his historical value.

From The Alco Black Beast Roars at the Malba Field & Marine Classic Car Show in Queens

Oct 08 2018 frank femenias 11:27 PM

Yay! I got something right. Sam - you cracked me up.

From Mystery Foto #40 Solved: Clearing the 1905 Course for Vincenzo Lancia's #4 FIAT

Oct 08 2018 frank femenias 5:50 PM

Guessing, the #4 looks closest to the 120hp Fiat driven by Vincenzo Lancia in the 1905 VCR race. This photo must’ve been taken before Lancia’s accident with Walter Christie during lap 4. As expected, Lancia took the lead early in the race. Perhaps they used his Fiat, the crowds favorite car, to announce the start of the race by the Mineola grandstand.  If correct, Lancia is driving, Mechanician Alissa is sitting on the rear spare tire, and in the passenger seat with bull horn is NOT Willie K. Curious to know if anything above is correct.

From Mystery Foto #40 Solved: Clearing the 1905 Course for Vincenzo Lancia's #4 FIAT

Oct 08 2018 rita hesse 5:17 PM

Thank you for the news   from Rita V Hesse Chairperson Williston Park Historical Committee N Y

From Town of North Hempstead History News (Updated: September 11, 2018)

Oct 08 2018 S. Berliner, III 1:54 PM

Not only do these posts satisfy my LIMP, auto, and LI history interests, they also strike home every so often, especially since I’ve lived in Mineola and Westbuty, only blocks from the LIMP and VCR RsoW.  I’ve spent many hours in the Bach BSS, on my own, with my kids and their cousins, and with my grandkids, and never realized the connection.  [Funny, I got my own BSS from Adelphi!]  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #39 Solved: Louis Chevrolet's Fatal Crash in the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Oct 08 2018 Robert Piacente 12:49 PM

This was a great time even with the weather issues. I loved seeing the old cars (1908 RR and Model A club cars) and meeting some of the HAMs. Saw some interesting mobile radio tech.

Hope someone posts some pictures, maybe he took shots of some of the more modern older cars.
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From Celebrate the 110th Anniversary of the Long Island Motor Parkway on Sunday, October 7, 2018

Oct 08 2018 Brian D McCarthy 12:28 PM

My son Christopher and I enjoyed this event entirely! The Ham Operators are true professionals. Couldn’t help but smile upon the classics arrival in Ronkonkoma ( Alco included ). Ellyn Okvist’s words of dedication are a testament to her passion.

From Celebrate the 110th Anniversary of the Long Island Motor Parkway on Sunday, October 7, 2018

Oct 08 2018 Jerry Helck 11:51 AM

I have no opinion about the marker, but I do have a boyhood recollection of “knowing” that it was George Robertson who drove “Lindy” to the airport that morning.

From VanderbiltCupRaces.com Polls (New Poll: September 8, 2018)

Oct 08 2018 Greg O. 10:27 AM

#4 Fiat driven by Vincenzo Lancia at the grandstands at the 1905 or 1906 Cup race, but that’s all I have.

From Mystery Foto #40 Solved: Clearing the 1905 Course for Vincenzo Lancia's #4 FIAT

Oct 07 2018 Joseph Indusi 9:04 PM

The text for the 1938 Chrysler Limosine built for Mrs. Walter Chrysler states the engine is a 324 cubic inch V-8, but I think that is an error as I think the engine is probably a flat head straight eight.  Otherwise a great article and congratulations to Howard.
Joe
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Good catch Joe!

From The Classic Car Magazine Cover Story: "A Chrysler for the Mrs."

Oct 07 2018 Art Kleiner 8:16 PM

Identify the Vanderbilt Cup Race and the location of the image: 1905 VCR, Mineola Grandstand

Identify the race car and the three people in the race car.: Fiat #4.  Inside car could be driver Vincenzo Lancia, Mechanician Alissa, and Willie K? 

Provide an explanation on what is happening in the photo.  After an accident b
between Lancia and another car, spectators came onto the track.  Probably warning people to stay off track. Another possibility is taking an injured driver or mech. to see Dr.

From Mystery Foto #40 Solved: Clearing the 1905 Course for Vincenzo Lancia's #4 FIAT

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