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Feb 19 2018 LMK 4:58 PM

Enjoyed seeing these documents…

From Helck Family Collection: The 1942 Bill of Sale From Joseph B. Sessions for Old 16

Feb 19 2018 Jim Ryan 7:11 AM

Congratulation on receiving the W Emmert Swigart award on your 1937 Chrysler. The award is give to an outstanding restoration of a rare and unusual automobile entered into the National Meet.  The Swigart Car Museum owns two Tuckers, the Tin Goose and # 1013.  I hope that your Tucker, # 1044 wins this award in the Future as it is a rare and unusual automobile currently going through an outstanding restoration.

From 1937 Chrysler's Chrysler Receives Antique Automobile Club of America National Award

Feb 18 2018 B Sansom 8:03 PM

The Electrical Towers were about 1/3 the size of the current towers,    I saw the towers
Along the west side of the Motor Parkway, When I was about 6 or 7 Years Old.

From Sam & Dave's "Excellent Motor Parkway Hike" II: Central Avenue to Caroline Street-Updated 5/10/2017

Feb 18 2018 Scott & Vicki 3:17 PM

Congratulations to you and your wife. A well deserved award for your family. Thank you for all you do to preserve and educate all of us automotives enthusiasts. It is always wonderful to be exposed to new cars and information provided by you and your fantastic scope of friends and automotives preservationists.

From 1937 Chrysler's Chrysler Receives Antique Automobile Club of America National Award

Feb 18 2018 Brian D McCarthy 2:32 PM

From Brian to Brian, were both in agreement. Frank Femenias and I took a real good look at at this last year. We located where the 4 tower legs were cut flush on the footing. This tower was definitely smaller than the current towers ( each leg has it’s own footing ).

From Sam & Dave's "Excellent Motor Parkway Hike" II: Central Avenue to Caroline Street-Updated 5/10/2017

Feb 18 2018 Brian D McCarthy 2:09 PM

Great images, like looking through the family album. Thoughtful gift from young Jerry to Mrs. Sessions.

From Helck Family Collection: The 1942 Bill of Sale From Joseph B. Sessions for Old 16

Feb 18 2018 JeRita 11:35 AM

Howard and Roz congratulations on your well deserved award. Besides your commitment to correct restoration your passion to share the cars and not keep them hidden away is inspiring All the best JeRita

From 1937 Chrysler's Chrysler Receives Antique Automobile Club of America National Award

Feb 18 2018 Brian McHale 9:55 AM

Wow, what great history of a great car. Thanks

From Helck Family Collection: The 1942 Bill of Sale From Joseph B. Sessions for Old 16

Feb 18 2018 John Tucker Jr 8:38 AM

Thank you Howard for the history lesson. I will spend some extra time with “Old 16” when I am at the Henry Ford. I was there just last week and was given permission to photograph every corner of Tucker #1016 for your restoration. Next time you come this way I’d love to show you around the HF Museum.

From Helck Family Collection: The 1942 Bill of Sale From Joseph B. Sessions for Old 16

Feb 18 2018 Walt Gosden 8:34 AM

I am so happy you and this magnificent car receive the recognition it justly deserves. Makes me feel good to know I was there when we pulled it out on a strap from the Vanderbilt museum and loaded it to go to the restoration shop in NJ owned by my good friend and fellow CCCA board member Steve Babinsky. Those trips to check progress of the restoration and see how amazingly well the car was made when new will always be a highlight for me. I have been heavily involved with classic cars since 1963 and this certainly is one of the most significant and magnificent cars I have ever seen. Thanks to you Howard it is now well preserved and you display it for all to see and enjoy. You have done us all a great favor.
Walt

From 1937 Chrysler's Chrysler Receives Antique Automobile Club of America National Award

Feb 18 2018 John Tucker Jr 8:33 AM

Congratulations Howard, your work in preserving these important icons of our past is so important. Thank you

From 1937 Chrysler's Chrysler Receives Antique Automobile Club of America National Award

Feb 18 2018 Steven Wasserman 12:04 AM

Little did I know that you began your love affair with cars as the result of a disagreement between you and Roz.

From Updated Roslyn Times: Historian's love of past extends to cars

Feb 17 2018 Brian Sansom 10:43 PM

Concrete Footing next to white fence,  Central Ave Bethpage,  Is an old footing for
Electrical Tower,  Cut down in mid 1950s

From Sam & Dave's "Excellent Motor Parkway Hike" II: Central Avenue to Caroline Street-Updated 5/10/2017

Feb 17 2018 Galen Handy 7:45 AM

I can confirm that the car is entirely consistent with a model D Detroit, and not with a Baker. All enclosed Detroits have the doors hinged at the front. Most, if not all, Bakers hinged their doors at the rear, as was traditional with many Ohio coach builders.
The Detroit Electric auctioned by Bonham was a 1910 model D, serial number 1886, which was shipped from the Anderson factory February 17, 1910.
Henry Ford bought Clara a new Detroit Electric every other year from 1908 through 1914.  Baker made some front axles for Ford in 1908, but the family did not use his electrics (at least not after 1907.)
The silver mine was known as the “Comstock Load” not the “Comstock Lodge”

From Mystery Foto #45 Solved (Maybe?): Virginia Fair Vanderbilt in her 1910 Detroit Electric

Feb 14 2018 Bob McDonald 12:31 PM

My uncle Gene Martin is in one of the photos sitting next to Austie in the 1911 Mercer.

From Henry Austin Clark Jr. and his 1911 Mercer 35R Raceabout

Feb 14 2018 mark schaier 8:09 AM

Strange, two different hubcap designs on the Tin Goose shown at different times? WHY?

 

 

 

 

From Mystery Foto #6 Solved: The Tucker Tin Goose at a 1947 Exhibit

Feb 12 2018 Howard Kroplick 11:24 PM

From the Tucker ‘48 Automobiles Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/tucker48/

Michael Howe Given the extended lower bumper and colored grill, the Tin Goose?

John Dore yep, Tin Goose - based on the position of the rear door handles too

Robert A. Walko Production models had suicide doors. So, yeah, Tin Goose.

Alex Kidwell Tin goose

Dan Maciejewski The car aside, Tin Goose was the only Tucker displayed like this, a press display if you will

Ken Northcraft: Tucker Tin Goose

Dave Wardamasky nicer wheel covers than what it now wears

Jimmy Mayhugh Tin goose. It has no turn signals in the front as well

Robert Jones Yeah, Tin Goose

From Mystery Foto #6 Solved: The Tucker Tin Goose at a 1947 Exhibit

Feb 12 2018 frank femenias 9:41 PM

Wild guess, this is Howard’s Tucker, #1044 in original green

From Mystery Foto #6 Solved: The Tucker Tin Goose at a 1947 Exhibit

Feb 12 2018 Tim Ivers 5:56 PM

Looks like the prototype Tucker ‘Tin Goose’ built in 1947 and debuted June 19th that year
at the Tucker plant, the former WWII aircraft building in Chicago.
Partly financed by sales of “Tucker Luggage”.

From Mystery Foto #6 Solved: The Tucker Tin Goose at a 1947 Exhibit

Feb 12 2018 S. Berliner, III 2:01 PM

Mirrors?  Sez you.  I think you’ll find that they align with the external louvres and, if the glass weren’t now silvered, would work exactly as I clearly recall being shown when the car first turned up at the Museum.  The louvres weren’t mere “deco"ration.  Regardless, I’d give a pretty penny for a time machine so I could step through that door at the left in the side view!  Sam, III

From Direct from Brazil: Three Photos of the 1937 Chrysler's Chrysler at the LeBaron Factory

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