Recent Comments

Mar 25 2019 Howard Kroplick 12:36 PM

Linda Brickman

Guy served on the Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission from 1992 until 2015. His invaluable expertise in historic architecture as well as his humor were an important contribution to the Commission’s decision making. He was always available to be the Commission’s eyes in the field when there were intricate details or unexpected complications at a site in construction.

He will be missed.

Linda Stein Brickman, RA
Executive Secretary to the Commission

From Sad News: The Passing of Guy Frost (1934-2019)

Mar 25 2019 Tom Cotter 11:18 AM

Thanks for the update, Howard.  As an ex-Long Islander, I often think about the Museum where I was given a ride on the Shady Hollow (was that the name) fire truck as a 7-year-old.

From Update: The Site of the Long Island Automotive Museum

Mar 24 2019 S. Berliner, III 11:21 PM

I’ve long since documented my many adventures with (and thanks to) Austie so I won’t repeat them here but what a great guy, what a grand museum, and what fab cars Who flew the chopper for the movie?  What ever happened to the Curved Dash Olds exposed to the elements above the entrance (was it real)?  Yeeks; the satellite view now, <http://sbiii.com/autopix/liam2019.jpg>, is just incredible - “cleaned up”, indeed!  Thanks again, Howard.  Sam, III

From Update: The Site of the Long Island Automotive Museum

Mar 24 2019 Richard Rosenblum 7:26 PM

The Tucker stories continues to amaze.  Great history and photos!

From Mystery Foto #11 Solved: Tucker 1043 -The Most Expensive Tucker '48 Ever Purchased at Auction

Mar 24 2019 Ellen Fletcher Russell 7:07 PM

Sarge and I were shocked and grieved to read of Guy’s death. Our thoughts are with Donna and their children, even as we remember with pleasure the time we spent with the Frosts in Roslyn. I, too, was a protege of the Gerrys, and met Guy in the course of that in 1972. I don’t know how many house tours and restoration projects we shared, but I will never forget how Guy would often disagree with Roger over some point or detail - and he always lived to tell the tale!

From Sad News: The Passing of Guy Frost (1934-2019)

Mar 24 2019 Walt Gosden 5:31 PM

It was an honor and a real pleasure to know Guy Frost and have many conversations with him and enjoy and participate in the Centennial Celebrations of the Vanderbilt Cup Races. He was a true genuine enthusiast , a really special person. We are all so fortunate to have Guy among us in our common pursuit of long island history.

From Sad News: The Passing of Guy Frost (1934-2019)

Mar 24 2019 LMK 10:42 AM

The floor in the big building looks to be in very nice shape…
I didn’t see the smaller building in the back in the vintage video. Anybody know when that structure was added to the property?
Didn’t this property sell for a hefty price due to its zip code? Much too expensive to just use it for storage , I assume….
Wondering what plans the owner has in store…..
Just some of my thoughts…..

From Update: The Site of the Long Island Automotive Museum

Mar 24 2019 Mark Lanese 9:40 AM

Thank you for documenting and sharing these videos Howard. Must have been a sad day when the museum closed. Good to see that the buildings are utilized. Thanks for sharing your memories Walt.

From Update: The Site of the Long Island Automotive Museum

Mar 24 2019 Joseph DeBono C 7:29 AM

This is great news about the Long Island Automotive Museum. Thank you Howard

From Update: The Site of the Long Island Automotive Museum

Mar 24 2019 mark schaier 4:12 AM

I’m thinking of going to the Simeone Museum, have not been there, on the 30th to combine the viewing of the collection, and the lecture. There’s is a general admission, will that cover both the viewing, and lecture??, or a special reservation for the lecture??

From Special Tucker 1044 Exhibit & Presentation at the Simeone Museum, Philadephia, PA

Mar 23 2019 frank femenias 11:25 PM

Sam, don’t think yourself as old, it’ll only make you older. Your work is so much appreciated now by many and for many more generations to come. Maintain Sam III speed as usual, and as fluent as you do. You’ll be glad you did. I wouldn’t have it any other way, as I’m sure many others wouldn’t as well.   

From The 1917 Curtiss Autoplane-An Aerial Limousine Built in Garden City

Mar 23 2019 susan savochka 10:57 PM

As a matter of fact, I went by the Southampton museum today on my way out to the Bridgehampton Museum. every time I go out there I automatically look for the museum. thanks for the videos

From Update: The Site of the Long Island Automotive Museum

Mar 23 2019 LMK 10:45 PM

Great that it is being used and that the grounds have been cleaned up. Thanks for taking the time to video it and updating the rest of us….

From Update: The Site of the Long Island Automotive Museum

Mar 23 2019 Hugh 10:09 PM

The light colored Roadster is by Locke. 1926 was the first year for that body. They had 21” wire wheels.

From Hemmings Classic Car: Roslyn Motors Long Island's exclusive dealer of coachbuilt 1920s Lincoln

Mar 23 2019 Walt Gosden 2:30 PM

Those buildings were put up in 1947 or 1948. Amazing they have not totally rusted away considering that the ocean is not terribly far away, salt sea air etc. I spent many happy hours there, have many many stories and memories of the man, the cars, the friends etc. Perhaps one of the fondest memories was the party Austin had when the museum closed and he had a traditional jazz band there to play a New Orleans style wake. Cartoonist Charles Addams ( of the Addams family) was there for the wake with his wife Tee, and wore a black arm band that night in tribute to the museum closing.  Austin loved traditional jazz and he and I would go into NY City to Jimmy Ryan’s jazz club on West 54th street often. The Iron Range Days he held were absolutely great ( when you were invited to buy parts etc) It was from that site that Austin gave me a ride in his type 35 Mercer raceabout up North Sea Road and back down again to the museum, and he told me we had the car up to nearly 100 mph. It was interesting trying to stay in that car on a bucket seat with no seat belt, doors , windshield etc. Fond memories of the great fellows who he had working for him there like father and son Eddie and Lance Aldrich too. All kinds of good stuff - when back in the ‘truck barn’ up on a ladder and looking in a bin 20 feet off the ground having a racoon stare back at me as I looked into one of the bins…...............the circa WWI era carved oak table that was in the lobby that had brochures of local sites piled on it I bought from Austin as well as a matching china cabinet and those have resided in my house now for about 40+ years , and fond memories are generated every time I look at them.

From Update: The Site of the Long Island Automotive Museum

Mar 21 2019 Walt Gosden 3:22 PM

Everyone , I would greatly appreciate ANY comments regarding this dealership and who may have worked for them in any capacity . I am very happy the HCC decided to publish this and turn the spotlight on long island, our home base,  once again!
To all of you that I had the opportunity to say hello to in person recently at the Waterfront Garage event (that Howard hosted for us to see the his amazing restored Tucker) it was indeed a great pleasure . Thank you so very much for your gracious comments regarding the stories that I am having published in HCC on a regular basis. Thanks too , to Howard for having us over to his great “car place” to see the cars, and all the cool stuff that he and Ian Z. too, have collected. Santa’s toy shop on long island! It doesn’t get any better then this.

From Hemmings Classic Car: Roslyn Motors Long Island's exclusive dealer of coachbuilt 1920s Lincoln

Mar 21 2019 frank femenias 2:14 AM

What a beautiful restoration and Waltz blue tone that brought back an early memory of a ‘67 Camaro. More amazing painstaking work done correctly. Tucker’s 1043 and 1044 in my opinion are now running neck to neck towards the perfection finish line. Congrats!

From Mystery Foto #11 Solved: Tucker 1043 -The Most Expensive Tucker '48 Ever Purchased at Auction

Mar 20 2019 DON CORIE 11:49 PM

marty ;
  the pickers are coming to new York in may interested ?                             
                                              don

From Images From the Himes Museum of Motor Racing Nostalgia in Bay Shore

Mar 20 2019 Howard Kroplick 11:24 PM

Sean tucker
We will be doing a presentation with Howard Kroplick’s Tucker 1044 with the Simeone Museum on the 30th of this month. There will be a lecture on Tucker history followed by an in depth review of the preservation of Tucker 1044. Finally we will be doing a demo drive of the car itself. Should be a great time! Tickets are limited - link is in my bio.

From Special Tucker 1044 Exhibit & Presentation at the Simeone Museum, Philadephia, PA

Mar 20 2019 Brian D McCarthy 6:00 PM

I never actually been here when it was active, but definitely enjoyed learning of the museum’s history and Henry Austin Clark of course. Norsic Family said they would utilize the property & buildings, and that’s exactly what is seen here. Thanks for documenting, Howard.

From Update: The Site of the Long Island Automotive Museum

Page 514 of 541 pages ‹ First  < 512 513 514 515 516 >  Last ›