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Aug 21 2018 S. Berliner, III 12:58 PM

Lee - your Green Unknown Structure sure looks like a stable to me; there are a number iof similar such along the Gold Coast.  Frank - look again; up close - that is a horse and rider/jockey at upper right as clearly shown by its/their shadow at lower left (Howard can post an extreme blow-up or I can send one).  All - sorry if I scrambled Meadow Brook and Salisbury Plains - someone please enlighten me.  Sam, III

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Aug 21 2018 frank femenias 11:32 AM

Lee - Fantastic photo submission. Thank you! It appears the fire hydrant by the Salisbury Plains station is the same as the ‘74 photo posted on Sam Berliner’s website (courtesy Art Huneke). The distance in between is the same.

http://sbiii.com/lirrcrr1.html#slsbrypl

Sam - Previously, I was unable to form a shape for the object(s) by the grandstand. At first I thought birds, but their size were too large in comparison to the grandstand seating. Horses now sounds more likely, two heading north with their necks casting shadows pointing to the west. Nice catch! Free, runaway horses on the spacious field, how lucky they were.

From Update:Mystery Foto #33 Solved:Spectacular 1924 Aerial of the Meadow Brook Hunt Club & Motor Parkway

Aug 21 2018 Howard Kroplick 8:51 AM

Update: Lee Chambers added several treasures to the post.

From Update:Mystery Foto #33 Solved:Spectacular 1924 Aerial of the Meadow Brook Hunt Club & Motor Parkway

Aug 20 2018 S. Berliner, III 9:01 PM

Bad day - I KNEW I’d be embarrassed.  For sad “last” shots of the MB Clubhouse and the MB Station, see <http://sbiii.com/lirrcrr1.html#slsbrypl> and of the CRRofLI bridge, see <http://sbiii.com/lirrcrr3.html#crrbridg>.  Sam, III

From Update:Mystery Foto #33 Solved:Spectacular 1924 Aerial of the Meadow Brook Hunt Club & Motor Parkway

Aug 20 2018 Roger A Price 8:05 PM

Howard,
Fascinating history of your beautiful Tucker.
Best of luck at Pebble Beach.  I’m sure you will look like a proud papa.
Rog

From The History of the Tucker 1044 (1948-Present) Updated: 8/19/2018

Aug 20 2018 Michael LaBarbera 7:25 PM

Aerial view looking NW toward Westbury from Hempstead Tpk by in Uniondale by the Coliseum. Over Stewart Avenue right to left and Merrick Ave top to bottom on an angle. LIMP structures west to east are Merrick Avenue Bridge, Newbridge Ave Bridge and Stewart Avenue Bridge. Train station is the Salisbury Station and the bridge that is still standing is the Central RR bridge west of the station (now filled in to its neck by the Meadowbrook Pkwy).  The building along Merrick was the Salisbury Links Country club and the Lake at Eisenhower is still there fed by the Meadowbrook brook. I do not know thats a good question if its a natural feed. The neighborhood north of Stewart Ave along today’s Salisbury Pk Drive was home to Elanor Roosevelt as a child. The 2 clusters of buildings were the Meadowbrook Club and the mast was its flagpole (guessing). I think date the picture to be 1924 after the Salisbury Clubhouse looks new and the debris field may be just that after its construction.

From Update:Mystery Foto #33 Solved:Spectacular 1924 Aerial of the Meadow Brook Hunt Club & Motor Parkway

Aug 20 2018 Jeffrey Levin 9:15 AM

Howard the car looks great! Best of luck at the show. We’re all looking forward to seeing the car and the awards when you return. Have fun.

From The History of the Tucker 1044 (1948-Present) Updated: 8/19/2018

Aug 20 2018 Marc Alssid 8:38 AM

As everyone has previously posted, #1044 looks fabulous. I’m certain that next weekend at Pebble Beach will be a most memorable event for you, Roz and all the Tucker Family present. Very much looking forward to hearing your stories and seeing your photos from the Concours!

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Aug 19 2018 S. Berliner, III 9:59 PM

I forgot to ask if anyone else sees a horse running north to the left of the grandstand.  Sam, III

From Update:Mystery Foto #33 Solved:Spectacular 1924 Aerial of the Meadow Brook Hunt Club & Motor Parkway

Aug 19 2018 S. Berliner, III 9:57 PM

Good one!  Absolutely nothing clicks (yet)!  There is no place where a major body of water lies directly NNE of the LIMP RoW.  I’d guess the original image was cut off there.  The RR station sure looks like the Central Branch’s Meadowbrook Station, which would make the middle-left-to-lower-right diagonal Whaleneck Road and the one beyond the station Post-cum-Merrick Avenue but nothing else jibes.  I give up (in disgust, knowing full well this will be a “Well, DUH!”).  Sam, III

From Update:Mystery Foto #33 Solved:Spectacular 1924 Aerial of the Meadow Brook Hunt Club & Motor Parkway

Aug 19 2018 Tim Ivers 8:40 PM

Looking northeast over the eastern Garden City and Salisbury area in 1932.
The buildings in the center are the Meadow Brook Hunt Club; to its right the Meadow Brook links.
In the distant right is the Coldstream Clubhouse on Merrick Avenue opposite the the lake (still there) in Salisbury Park.
Lower left shows a partial view of the Meadow Brook Polo Field grandstand.
The road running left to right across the very top is the LIMP, with the Merrick Avenue bridge visible at left and in the distant right is the bridge over Salisbury Park Drive, and the LIMP curve around Mrs. Ladenberg’s property, where Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt lived for a period of time.

From Update:Mystery Foto #33 Solved:Spectacular 1924 Aerial of the Meadow Brook Hunt Club & Motor Parkway

Aug 19 2018 Steve Lucas 5:36 PM

We’re over Westbury looking northeast. In addition to the LIMP, major roads include Stewart Avenue, Merrick Avenue and Bellmore Road (Newbridge Avenue). LIMP structures include the Meadowbrook Lodge, Merrick Ave. bridge, Bellmore Rd. bridge, and Stewart Ave. bridge. This section of the LIMP was part of the course for the 1908, 1909, and 1910 V. C. Races. The LIRR Central Branch bridge is still standing although hidden in the trees about 200 feet east of today’s Meadowbrook Pkwy.  The Salisbury Plains station can be seen just east of the bridge. Just south of the LIRR bridge is the Meadowbrook Club clubhouse. The rectangle building could be the stable. Along with the Meadowbrook Golf Club, you also have the Salisbury Golf Club. The estate of Emily Ladenburg (Oasis) can be seen in the upper right where future First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt lived as a youngster from 1888 to 1892. The Salisbury Plains station opened in 1923 and it looks fairly new so I’ll guess 1923 or 1924 for a date.

From Update:Mystery Foto #33 Solved:Spectacular 1924 Aerial of the Meadow Brook Hunt Club & Motor Parkway

Aug 19 2018 PAUL M DINATALE 3:29 PM

looks like the area of hillside ave west of the current meadowbrook pky (not in picture)  . there is a golf course noth of hillside ave and the old motor pkwy is east-west on the northern part of the golf course.

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Aug 19 2018 PAUL M DINATALE 3:20 PM

if i am the next winner of powerball i will start a Tucker automobile factory with a updated powertrain and design….dream on…..

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Aug 19 2018 Chris Heisig 2:31 PM

If a Tucker could talk 1044 would be saying ” Thankyou Howard I Feeeel Gooood !!!”

From The History of the Tucker 1044 (1948-Present) Updated: 8/19/2018

Aug 19 2018 Chris Heisig 2:09 PM

If a Tucker could talk 1044 would be saying ” Thankyou Howard I Feeel Gooood !!!”

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Aug 19 2018 Steve Green 1:32 PM

Howie. . . . . . .Great story, and great restoration.  We (me and my Rambler buddies in California) can’t wait to see Tucker #1044 at Cars on the Avenues in Carmel, CA on Tuesday, Aug. 21st.  Hoping that you will have a great meet at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (on Aug. 26th). . . . . . . . . .

From The History of the Tucker 1044 (1948-Present) Updated: 8/19/2018

Aug 19 2018 Philip Benincasa SR. 12:34 PM

A while back in one of my periodicals there was mentioned someone was trying to convert a Tucker into a convertible. I was just wondering if anyone has any info?
Just being curious.
____________________________________

Howard Kroplick

Here is a link to the controversial Tucker Convertible.
https://jalopnik.com/5653978/is-the-lost-tucker-convertible-a-fraud

From The History of the Tucker 1044 (1948-Present) Updated: 8/19/2018

Aug 19 2018 frank femenias 11:36 AM

This early aerial is in East Garden City over future runway 23 Mitchell Field looking NE, with Meadow Brook Hunt Club in the foreground. Tons of stuff in this amazing super-sharp aerial. Labeling everything would flood the photo with text.

Tree-lined Merrick Ave (Post Ave, Whaleneck Rd) and Stewart Ave cutting through future Eisenhower Park (Salisbury Park). Old Newbridge Ave (Salisbury Park Dr) once running through the park as well. Central RR also through the park. The former entrance to the Meadow Brook Hunt Club is curved just south of the RR bridge, making this photo’s date 1927-1937. This entrance would eventually be straightened out by 1938.

A few firsts here. This is the sharpest aerial view yet of the Central RR bridge (still standing). There appears to have once been a straight, diagonal roadway connecting the Club entrance at Merrick Ave to Salisbury Park Dr on the other side of the park. The RR track in the park once traveled over a culvert by the lake. This lake today is more than triple in size. Where’s the water coming from? Rare shot of the RR station off of Merrick Ave, and the Ladenburg oasis farm in the park. I cannot see her windmill nor the Meadow Brook racetrack in her backyard. It goes on and on…..

Motor Pkwy structures are Meadow Brook Lodge, Merrick Ave Bridge, Newbridge Ave Bridge, and Stewart Ave Bridge, all in plain sight! Rare view of the Meadow Brook lodge entrance ramp ascent in comparison to the parkway just behind it. 

1908 - 1910 VCR races used this section.

Salisbury Links, Eleanor Roosevelt, I give up

From Update:Mystery Foto #33 Solved:Spectacular 1924 Aerial of the Meadow Brook Hunt Club & Motor Parkway

Aug 19 2018 Richard Rosenblum 11:23 AM

Very exciting for your Tucker to be among this historic grouping!  Look forward to more great photos from this event.

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