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Feb 21 2019 Francis G. Clax 2:58 PM

A great many thanks to Al for most closely identifying the Mystery Photo tag as a machine shop tool tag as I stated rather than an employee identifying pay tag.  Employees during that period were generally readily known to their foremen and team leaders who would escort them to payroll services who also knew who was on the payroll musters and that such tags were not used for pay issuance purposes

The question remains where might the many other tags be or did they get repurposed for either of the major war efforts?  It is most likely that most others were recycled for their brass when the government requested.

Al stated that he knew of only one other, which is not uncommon for such item/artifacts.  Very neat find!  Thanks again Al.

From Mystery Foto #6 Solved: A Rare Long Island Motor Parkway Paycheck

Feb 20 2019 Earl Gandel 6:02 PM

I held off on guessing the location, but I pretty much recognized the background, having run the track in the 70’s-80’s and lived in Bridgehampton for 15 years.
Thanks!

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved: Two Pegaso Z-102s Parked at the 1953 Bridgehampton Races

Feb 20 2019 Walt Gosden 11:10 AM

I was working for Austin part time in his library in Glen Cove when he went to take the photos ( on 4 x 5 sheet film) of the Alco. And we had conversations of that when he recalled how the chassis came from Ohio etc. when it was discovered /owned by a collector there.

From Henry Austin Clark, Jr.'s 1974 Photos of the Alco Black Beast

Feb 19 2019 mark schaier 8:16 PM

Weather forecast as of now for the Feb. 24th Open House, 80% RAIN. Any rain date?
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Howard Kroplick

Mark, the event is rain or shine. Currently, Sunday’s forecast is the that rain will stop in the morning with temps in the 50s.

From Hold the Date: Tucker 1044 Open House on Sunday, February 24, 2019

Feb 19 2019 S. Berliner, III 3:30 PM

I’m afraid Bill is right about the Mercedes Cabriolet A.  The side panel stripes-cum-grilles on the hood/bonnet made me think 220S but the window and top/head proportions do look 300S (see <http://sbiii.com/merbzpix/cabrioas.jpg>).  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved: Two Pegaso Z-102s Parked at the 1953 Bridgehampton Races

Feb 18 2019 Howard Kroplick 8:49 PM

Jeff Becker

The car in front is a 1954 Pegaso Z 102.  I suspect they are in the parking field for one of the early street races at Bridgehampton.  Probably 1954.  I guess that’s Ocean Road in the background.

Need a better closeup to get the other sports car in the photo.

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved: Two Pegaso Z-102s Parked at the 1953 Bridgehampton Races

Feb 18 2019 Howard Kroplick 8:48 PM

Bill Hollingsworth
The Pegaso Z-102 in the foreground was at the time considered the fastest production sports car in the world, also the most expensive. The photo looks to be 1953 or later as the Ford station wagon looks to be a 1953. The car hidden behind the Pegaso could be an Alvis. The white car being blocked could be a Bertone bodied Arnolt Bristol. My guess for the car behind the Bristol would be a XK120. The last car, parked along the fence is 1952 Mercedes Benz 300 Coupe.  There are two MGTC’s on the other side of the fence with the Ford. Where?  Could be the Hamptons. 1953-4

The second car is also a Pegaso. Sports Car Market says approximate market value of the coupes is $550,000.

That was fun. Good photo.

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved: Two Pegaso Z-102s Parked at the 1953 Bridgehampton Races

Feb 18 2019 Dick Gorman 7:33 PM

Very pleased that Howard decided to use my Pegaso photos. It occurs to me that these beautiful Spanish thoroughbred coupes with strong V8 power could be the Pre-Mustang Mustangs…. just ten years ahead of time. Amazing that back in ‘53 they were driving these around as if they were normal, regular cars.

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved: Two Pegaso Z-102s Parked at the 1953 Bridgehampton Races

Feb 18 2019 John Van Gasteren 1:00 PM

I think one’s an Aston Martin of some kind based on the insignia on the back, the other an Alpha or something else Italian, possibly in Salisbury Park sometime after 1951 due to the ‘52 or ‘53 Ford wagon in the picture.

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved: Two Pegaso Z-102s Parked at the 1953 Bridgehampton Races

Feb 18 2019 Bill Schwartzberg 12:32 PM

Re: mystery photo, The car is a 1953 Pagaso model Z102 built in Spain by Empresa Nacional De Autocamiones, a truck manufacturer. The car had a 4-0verhead camshaft V-8 engine and 5-speed gearbox. Photo is the parking area at the Bridgehampton sports car races in 1953 0r1954. The only other car I can Identify the the 1954 Ford station wagon.

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved: Two Pegaso Z-102s Parked at the 1953 Bridgehampton Races

Feb 18 2019 mark schaier 4:56 AM

The dark color car is a 1951-1956 Pegaso Z102/Z103? Berlinetta GT coupe by Touring

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved: Two Pegaso Z-102s Parked at the 1953 Bridgehampton Races

Feb 17 2019 mark schaier 11:15 PM

The dark color model is 1951-56 Pegaso Z-102, the light color is 1952 Pegaso Z-102 ‘Cupola’. Other informations is unknown to me?

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved: Two Pegaso Z-102s Parked at the 1953 Bridgehampton Races

Feb 17 2019 S. Berliner, III 7:50 PM

Dunno about the garbage in front and behind but the true sports car is probably a 1936-39 vintage SS-1 (now Jaguar) tourer half hidden in between.  The one at left rear is a more modern classic, a ca.-1957-59 Mercedes 220S Cabriolet A.  HAH!  Might that lump in front be a Bertone body?  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved: Two Pegaso Z-102s Parked at the 1953 Bridgehampton Races

Feb 17 2019 S. Berliner, III 7:28 PM

As some of you know, I attended the 19 June 1960 running of the so-called “Vanderbilt Cup Race” on the flat, twisting road course laid out in the infield and around the Roosevelt Raceway, a trotting track.  Jerry’s Dad’s Locomobile “Old 16” was there and the old car race was probably more exciting for me than the Cup race itself (no $5 bills in the mud, either).  When the Cup race was over, the security guards must have gone home and my buddy noticed that little oversight.  Well, nothing ventured, nothing gained, so we slipped out onto the track and started doing some very creditable laps in my XK-120M Jag until we were stopped and unceremoniously escorted back off the track.  And all that with a stock drophead, mind you, not even a roadster, let alone one in racing trim!  So, yes, Jerry, even though this clearly isn’t what you meant, I did see a VCR!  There’s even an unusual pic I took of Old 16 that day at <http://sbiii.com/automot1.html#old16>.  Sam, III

From Jerry Helck: Anyone Here Ever Seen A Vanderbilt Cup Race?

Feb 17 2019 Sally Crater Ritzer 6:58 PM

Theodore FRAYER was my father. Which of Lee’s children is your relative?  I enjoy and appreciate all your efforts with historical aspect of our family.

From Profile of Driver Lee Frayer by his Great-Great Grandson

Feb 17 2019 Casey DeNicola 3:17 PM

After looking at close up,Must be road race at Bridgehampton?

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved: Two Pegaso Z-102s Parked at the 1953 Bridgehampton Races

Feb 17 2019 Casey DeNicola 3:14 PM

I believe the cars are Pegasos.Made in Spain under order of Trujillo.Seems to be early 1950s.Looks like early(mid 60s) parking lot of NY Inst.of Tech.(Whitney estate?) in Old Westbury. haha.

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved: Two Pegaso Z-102s Parked at the 1953 Bridgehampton Races

Feb 17 2019 Rich 11:19 AM

Missed that.  Glad Fox 5 TV broadcast this segment!

From Roslyn Landmark Society in the News (Updated: 2/21/2019)

Feb 17 2019 Walt Gosden 11:16 AM

Absolutely wonderful to see all this restoration work evolve and become reality - it took many many decades to see the hopes and dreams that this would happen come about. Congratulations to all of those involved who made this dream come true, especially you Howard. The restoration pays so much respect to the memory of all the people that worked there at the grist mill when it was new, this is a monumental achievement.

From Roslyn Landmark Society in the News (Updated: 2/21/2019)

Feb 17 2019 Bob Swanson 10:33 AM

If you stop the 1936 race at 2:20 is that the Bob Swanson #51 OFFY? That it the one car that it at the very top of my Want to Find list. Just a few bits of it would justify a restoration. Bob

From Jerry Helck: Anyone Here Ever Seen A Vanderbilt Cup Race?

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