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Aug 15 2018 mark schaier 10:27 AM

Howard, hope every thing goes well on your way out there? just remember your nitpicker groupie me was the first to point out the cyclop headlight was not working, at the Merchant Marine Academy in King Point some time ago. Now that is fixed, hope get extra points for a working cyclop headlight when judging time comes.
Howard, general admission is $375 at the Pebble Beach Concours, any discounts for us LIMP Preservation Society members??

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Aug 14 2018 Howard Kroplick 4:30 PM

Dick S.
I just wanted to say Thank You from the Tucker fans across the United States for supporting this project that is now heading west. The combination of the Ida’s and Tucker’s talents are simply amazing, the partnership is pretty special in the Tucker world. We are sure there are many other talented folks that have been involved too, as the length of time of this restoration has been rather short. Howard you chose a great group, we are grateful for your support of the Tucker cause. Enjoy Pebble Beach.

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Aug 14 2018 Howard Kroplick 4:14 PM

Steve M.

Congratulations on the completion of your Tucker. Just, absolutely, fantastic!

Good luck at Pebble Beach! All your friends at Newsday are routing for you!

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Aug 14 2018 Howard Kroplick 4:03 PM

Warren H:
Hi-ho, hi-ho, it’s off to Pebble Beach #1044 goes… cravete competitorem!

More than good luck, it’s the resources, time, and effort it took to create the masterpiece which is #1044 that will win the day!

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Aug 14 2018 S. Berliner, III 3:54 PM

Speaking of eagle eyes and no portico (bravo!), I see that the “second-story bridge between the office and plant” (Curtiss) now has a first-story enclosure.  Views looking down into the old plant, such as the ‘20s and ‘28s’s above, were taken from the east end of that bridge.  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: Curtiss Engineering Corporation Garden City Complex Circa 1925

Aug 13 2018 frank femenias 11:12 PM

Mike - Excellent observation! I missed that. NO portico. Great eagle eyes!

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: Curtiss Engineering Corporation Garden City Complex Circa 1925

Aug 13 2018 frank femenias 10:56 PM

Mike - Excellent observation! I missed it. NO portico!

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: Curtiss Engineering Corporation Garden City Complex Circa 1925

Aug 13 2018 Michael LaBarbera 1:38 PM

Looking north at Clinton Road from south of Commercial Avenue GC. Curtiss Factory is south of Stewart Avenue, Long Island Motor Parkway at the bend over Clinton with its 3 section bridge, the entranceway to LIMP and the office and Toll House. No Portico on the toll house means it was the early 1920s. Great pic it shows how hardly anything was there after WW1.

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: Curtiss Engineering Corporation Garden City Complex Circa 1925

Aug 13 2018 Dick Gorman 11:47 AM

Mystery Foto # 32….We are in the Garden City/Mineola area with the photographer looking North West. The Clinton Road Motor Parkway bridge is shown in the top, center. Tree lined Clinton Road shows in the upper left quadrant of the pic. The buildings seen at the top of Photo are Roosevelt Field airport. The Curtiss Engineering Corp buildings are seen at the bottom of the aerial. As a guess on the date I would say between 1925 and 1928.

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: Curtiss Engineering Corporation Garden City Complex Circa 1925

Aug 13 2018 Dick Gorman 11:08 AM

Mystery Foto #32… We are in the Garden City/Mineola area with the photographer looking North West. The Clinton Road Motor parkway bridge is shown in the top, center. Tree lined Clinton Road shows in the upper left quadrant of pic. The building in the top of photo is Roosevelt Field airport. The Curtiss Engineering Corp buildings are seen at the bottom of the aerial. As a guess on the date I would say between 1925 and 1928.

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: Curtiss Engineering Corporation Garden City Complex Circa 1925

Aug 13 2018 Mike Cain 9:15 AM

They did a great job Howard! Enjoy the Pebble Beach experience. Someday I’ll get out there myself. I’m sure you’ll post some nice photos and videos. I love the green color on this car!

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Aug 13 2018 Edith Patricia Klarmann 8:38 AM

Congrats…
A terrific job.
Now I know where to take that ‘60 Lincoln Continental Limousine by Hess & Eisenhardt, if I ever get my hands on one worth restoring.
In any event, this has to be a “double” congrats—first, the ‘37 Chrysler and now the ‘48 Tucker, each done to perfection.

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Aug 12 2018 Joseph DeBono 9:30 PM

Howard the car looks beautiful

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Aug 12 2018 Steve Lucas 7:33 PM

We’re over East Garden City looking north with the LIMP coming in from the north and curving east with the bridge over Clinton Road, general manager’s office, and Garden City Toll Lodge all visible. The buildings at the top belong to Curtiss Air Field and the bottom structures are the Curtiss Engineering plant. Along with Clinton Road, there is Stewart Avenue, an early Commercial Avenue and the road west of the LIMP leading to the Army hospital. Since Curtiss Engineering was built in 1918 and Curtiss Field appears to be still under construction, I’ll guess the date to be 1918, maybe 1919.

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: Curtiss Engineering Corporation Garden City Complex Circa 1925

Aug 12 2018 Will C 6:35 PM

I worked on Joel Naive’s Alco in the mid-80s, I was an engineering student employed part time on his collection for several years, and remember it (in gorgeous restored condition) at that time.  I graduated and got a real job in 1987, but remember that car and others like his Auburns very fondly.

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Aug 12 2018 Richard Lee 3:11 PM

i just love the fact that my great grandfather was part of two victories in the Vanderbilt Cup Races of 1909 ( which this “Alco” car is the 1909 model) and 1910. Carolyn is holding a brass pump which supplied the fuel to the car. Special thanks to Howard Kroplick for opening his shop for us in no time at all so i could see a car that I’ve only heard of or seen pictures for 54 years. It was an honor i will never forget.

I really enjoyed the personal tour of your museum space and your collection of unique motor vehicles. Your dedication for perseving these beautiful cars is outstanding and I can honestly say I’ve never felt a euphoric feeling as the one I had when I was there in the Black Beast… thank you Howard.

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Aug 12 2018 Richard Rosenblum 2:58 PM

All very exciting!  The car looks superb, and will no doubt grab the attention of everyone in attendance at Pebble.

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Aug 12 2018 S. Berliner, III 2:46 PM

Oops!  Forgot to identify Stewart Avenue running left to right (W to E) above the Curtiss plant,  the Central RR of LI line between the plant and the two warehouses (still standing), or Commercial Avenue in front of the warehouses (which means we’re over today’s Brook Street), and to thank Richard P. for these fantastic aerials.  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: Curtiss Engineering Corporation Garden City Complex Circa 1925

Aug 12 2018 S. Berliner, III 2:35 PM

Another “HA”; I worked in that building ca. 1955-56!  That’s the former Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Co. (later Oxford Filing/Pendaflex) plant on the southeast corner of Clinton Road and Stewart Avenue In Garden City.  The second-story bridge between the office and plant is still evident today (it once held the wind tunnel throat).  We’re over today’s Commercial Avenue looking (LI) NNE.  The buildings to the north are probably the stables for the country club.  Clinton runs center left to top center and the LIMP runs above center left to center right (W to E).  The LIMP structures are the Clinton Road and trolley bridge, the super’s office,  and the toll lodge.  Probably early ‘20s as the Mott Section hadn’t been developed yet.  Love to know what that big building above the bridge might be.  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: Curtiss Engineering Corporation Garden City Complex Circa 1925

Aug 12 2018 LMK 1:58 PM

The car is impressive !

Enjoy yourselves . ....

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