The Tucker Torpedo Will Make Its First Public Appearance
At AACA Museum Inc.
Image credit: Alden Jewell - Tucker Torpedo Brochure, Public Domain
As part of this year's Night at the Museum Gala presented by PNC at the AACA Museum, Inc., we're excited to announce the first public appearance of the Tucker Torpedo! We will showcase the Torpedo the first public appearance as a work in progress allowing people to see the workmanship and its inner-workings.
Before there was a Tucker '48
, Preston Tucker
engaged a series of design projects that produced a never-built concept vehicle called the Tucker Torpedo.
While elements of the Torpedo
found their way into the design of the production Tucker
, the concept car is a very different automobile and was never produced in a full- scale prototype . . . until now.
This car, built by Rob Ida Concepts
brings the Torpedo
design concept to life. This is the first ever full-scale representation of Preston Tucker's 1946 Concept Car "The Tucker Torpedo" as designed by "chief stylist" George Lawson.
The AACA Museum, Inc.
with a permanent display of three Tucker '48 automobiles
, including Tucker #1001
, is quickly becoming known as the center of the Tucker Universe and we're honored to have been chosen as the location to showcase this legendary vehicle for its first public viewing.
family interest in Tuckers
goes back to his grandfather, who owned one of the ill-fated Tucker dealerships
that never had the opportunity to sell this car of the future. Rob's
family-based business has built "Tuckers"
for different purposes, including Hollywood (the Sin City 2
movie car was previously displayed at the Museum).
Image credit: Tucker Design History Files, Gyronautx1.com
As you can see from the above concept drawing, the Tucker Torpedoincludes a centrally positioned steering wheel, doors that wrap up into the roof, and front fenders that turn when the car is cornering. These are just a few of the distinguishing features you'll be able to see when the Torpedo is on view. The Tucker Torpedo, which is a privately commissioned work, promises to create quite a stir Wednesday, October 4th as part of Night at The Museum. It will remain on display in the Cammack Tucker Gallery through Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 as visitors from around the world gather in Hershey, PA for the annual Fall Meet Week.
Bob Kerekes is the car's owner as well as the owner of the "Lower 48" Tucker Custom that was on display at the AACA Museum Inc last year and the owner of the hand-built Tucker recreation from 2005. "My Tucker vehicles have brought me more joy than any other cars in my life," stated Kerekes. He is an avid car collector with a collection of world-class automobiles ranging from vintage Ferraris, Porsches, Mercedes, Race Cars, Bugatti, Hot Rods and hand made cars. Bob Kerekes, along with the Ida family and the Tucker family have all put in a tremendous amount of time, thought, energy and dedicated effort to bring the Tucker Torpedo to life in its historic form. A shared passion and emotional attachment to all things Tucker led the owner and builder to hold the first public showing of the Torpedo right here at the AACA Museum Inc.
Tucker fans will also soon be able to check a new permanent addition to our Cammack Tucker Exhibit - An interactive Tucker '48 that showcases the functionality of the cyclops headlight. This one of a kind piece was also custom created by Rob Ida Concepts, built with grant funds from the Dauphin County Commissioners that was matched by the William J. Cammack Private Foundation. Visitors will soon be able to explore and enjoy these new exhibit features as we continue to develop this permanent exhibit area with the World's largest collection of Tucker automobiles and related artifacts.
Our annual Night at The Museum Gala & Live Auction presented by PNC,
where the Torpedo
will be on view for the first time, benefits both kids and cars this year. We're partnered with Children's Miracle Network at Penn State Health Children's Hospital.
We'll also be honoring racing icon Bobby Rahal with our first ever Automotive Heritage Award
as part of this elegant evening. We're offering a special VIP reception along with our regular event this year and full details are available at NightAtTheMuseum.org
or by calling us at 717-566-7100 ext. 101. Advance tickets are required. Please consider joining us!
Allow Jeep Wranglers to Legally Drive Doorless in the Great State of Pennsylvania
Dave St.Somewhere York, PA Currently, the PA inspection code states - § 175.77 (f) Doors. A vehicle specified under this subchapter shall be equipped with doors of a type used as original equipment. The doors shall open and close securely unless the vehicle has been manufactured or modified to the extent that there is no roof or side. Tailgates, except on vehicles where the tailgate gives access to the passenger compartment, may be replaced with wood planking, nets or other material that will prevent loss of load. Tailgates may be removed when optional equipment, for example a truck camper, is added. We are petitioning the Governor, House and Senate of PA to update the above inspection code to allow Jeep Wranglers to drive doorless, one of the wonderful features of an American icon vehicle. PA has after-market vendors, professional training and trail facilities, dealerships and most importantly, law abiding, tax paying voters that drive jeeps. Come on Governor Wolf, we've seen your jeep, you've got to understand. This petition will be delivered to: Pennsylvania Governor Pennsylvania State House Pennsylvania State Senatehttps://www.change.org/p/pennsylvania-governor-allow-jeep-wranglers-to-legally-drive-doorless-in-the-great-state-of-pennsylvania?recruiter=7229697&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=des-lg-no_src-no_msg
Which Would YOU Choose?
THE ROAD TO WORLD CAR CONTINUES...
2017 New York International Auto Show
April 17 - 23
Top Ten World Car of the Year Finalists Announced
The "Road to World Car" continues with the announcement of the finalists in six award categories.
This announcement kicks off the countdown for the 2017 World Car Awards (WCA) ceremony to be hosted by the New York International Auto Show.
This year marks the fourth consecutive year that the WCA has retained its ranking as the number one automotive awards program in the world in terms of media reach.
A jury of 75 distinguished international automotive journalists selected the following finalists by secret ballot based on their evaluation with each candidate as part of their professional work.
The 2017 World Car of the Year will be selected from the following 10 finalists listed below in alphabetical order.
- Audi A5 / S5 Coupé
- Audi Q2
- Audi Q5
- Fiat/Abarth 124 Spyder
- Honda Civic
- Jaguar F-PACE
- Mazda CX-9
- Skoda Kodiaq
- Toyota C-HR
- Volkswagen Tiguan
The 2017 World Luxury Car will be chosen from one of these top five finalists:
- Bentley Bentayga
- BMW 5 Series
- Genesis G90
- Mercedes-Benz E-Class
- Volvo S90 / V90
The 2017 World Performance Car top five finalists are:
- Aston Martin DB11
- Audi R8 Spyder
- Honda / Acura NSX
- McLaren 570s
- Porsche Boxster Cayman
The 2017 World Green Car top five are:
- Chevrolet Bolt
- Honda Clarity Fuel-Cell Car
- Hyundai Ioniq
- Tesla Model X
- Toyota Prius Prime
The 2017 World Urban Car top five are:
- BMW i3 (94 Ah)
- Citroen C3
- Ford KA+
- Smart Cabriolet
- Suzuki Ignis
The 2017 World Car Design of the Year award five finalists are:
- Audi A5 / S5 Coupé
- Jaguar F-PACE
- Mazda CX-9
- Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet
- Toyota CH-R
Good luck to all the finalists. We'll see you at the Show!
To All of my NortheastWheelsEvents friends, I sincerely need your help in getting out the word, so that as many people as possible watch the premiere of the tv show. I thank those of you who have already shared and posted promoting the show. We need to have as many people record and watch as possible. If you will share my posts for a few days, it could make a difference. We only have one shot to make this show a success, so that it can continue and evolve. I can honestly say each episode is better than the one before. I have this set so you can invite your friends too...I think? : ) Check out the link from Old Cars Weekly below for more info Thanks in advance for all of your support and for putting up with having me on your television. All of you know I would reciprocate without question. You guys are the best!
December 5th, 8pm-9pm
If you have never heard of the LeMons series, check it out!!! Then haunt the demo derbies for your next LeMons entrant!!
NEXT RACE SIGNUPS:
LeMONS, PRIMARIES TAX NOXIOUS-EMISSIONS LIMITS
Combined outgassing of bloviating candidates, suppurating crapcans to greatly exceed healthy levels, says New Hampshire EPA.
Loudon NH--With the Aug 29 app deadline for LeMons @ NHMS (24-25 Oct) approaching, area residents are fearing a long, difficult winter. "Most years, the air settles out after LeMons," says Loudon County syrup distiller and State EPA boss Lowell Ipswich. "This time, all that burnt 90-weight, aerosolized bearing metal, and unsavory armpit fug will be lofted back into the atmosphere by Donald Trump's hot-air plume, Ted Cruz machine-gun smoke, Hillary's powerful shrug-upblasts, and Chris Christie's eye-watering methane emissions."
The combined burdens of janky-ass racecars and gasbag politicians may imperil health across the region. "Clouds of foul exhaust from an '88 Cavalier we can handle," Mr. Ipswich explains. "But add the toxic invective of Scott Walker, Bernie Sanders' clouds of ear-steam, and the oleaginous residue left by a Clinton campaign, and you've got a much scarier prospect. Of the two, LeMons is likely less harmful."
Indeed, the traditional autumn crapcan season tends to broadly enrich the State as communities pull together to solve metric-tool, un-siezed-up-smallblock, and Fiddle Faddle shortages and local bears fatten themselves up for the winter on racers' unwatched feral children. "If you can scrub everything down once the LeMons guys leave, then it's fine," says Loudon mayor Thos. Q. Blanchette IV. "Unfortunately, with a candidate infestation going on simultaneously, you can't even step out of the house without six guys in suits trying to akwardly kiss your baby or steal your wife's makeup. (I'm looking at you, Huckabee and Rubio.)"
This year's primary has proven especially damaging, due both to the sheer number of candidates and the ever-rising volume of solid, particulate, and gaseous waste each one produces. The New Hampshire EPA cites Mr. Trump's campaign as the biggest offender, noting solid waste from hair-care products, exhaust from gratuitous helicopter rides, and voluminous rhetorical offgassing. (Mr. Trump called the agency "bear-f***ing scumbag illegals from Canadia," a statement he later deemed "misunderstood.") The least-impactful candidates are Jeb Bush, who's left only a few hundred Slim-Fast containers behind, and Carly "Pinin" Fiorina, whose campaign bus is powered by 100% renewable, carbon-neutral multimillionaire self-righteousness.
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Contact: John "Jay" Lamm, Chief Perp
5675-C Horton Street, Emeryville CA 94608
510.655.5980 x23 (Jay direct)
Ride Shotgun in a Shelby: Enter to win a ride in our Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe!
Win a 15-minute, once-in-a-lifetime ride in the famous Daytona Coupe!
Win a chance to “Ride Shotgun in a Shelby” and support the fundraising efforts of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum! Our 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe #CSX2287, 1 of only 6 built, is one of the most famous cars in motorsports history, with racing history on tracks all over the world. In 2014, it was the first car named to the Historic Vehicle Association’s National Historic Vehicle Registry, as well as “Car of the Year” by the International Historic Motoring Awards.
You’ll have a personal experience with this car that people only dream about. Our three acre back lot will be the setting for the 15 minute ride of your life. Each ticket purchased will go directly towards our Demo Day improvement fund, helping us raise money to install bleachers and safety barriers on our back lot. Please show your support and order your ticket today!
Each ticket is $20, and you can purchase as many tickets as you like. Ticket sales begin Tuesday, July 21st and close on Tuesday, September 22nd at 6:00pm EST.
1903 Ford Model A from the AACA Museum, Hershey PA
7/12 1910 Sir Charles Rolls dies in a plane crash
7/15 1903 The first Ford Motor Co. car sells, the Model A
7/28 1903 The Ford Model A is shipped to Dr. Pfenning
7/12 1982 The last, complete, Checker rolls off the line
7/15 1996 The 1 millionth Porsche produced.
Test your automotive trivia knowledge.
What was the last Checker sedan and station wagon called?
What company did Henry Ford leave to form the current Ford Motor Co?
What company owns Rolls Royce Motors today?
What was the first year Chevrolet offered fuel injection?
What was the first year Chrysler offered fuel injection?
The last Checker model name was the Marathon. By the way, the company closed January 14, 2010.
The company Ford left was the Henry Ford Company in 1902. It was renamed Cadillac and used the Leyland designed single cylinder motor.
Chevrolet offered fuel injection in 1957
Yes! Chrysler built an estimated 35 cars with Bendix mechanical fuel injection in 1957.
Check your event date and post them ASAP!
If you can, check the calendar before you set your event date. Although " everyone knows our show is this date " it may not get the attendance you want because there is a " competing " event 25 miles up the road. On line calendars are a great service to our hobby. They can be used to prevent conflicts, and grow your club. Posting your events as soon as possible also helps people plan to participate and vendor's scheduling. Post on as many calendars as you can find, too. We may be one of the biggest, but no one reaches everyone!
Why Does The AACA Museum and Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles Post " Non-Automotive " Events? So More People Will Enjoy The World Class Museums
Why are the AACA Museum and Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles family events posted on NortheastWheelsEvents.com? Because we support our car museums!
These events serve many positive purposes.
First, they bring in people who would never have visited a car museum. This makes more people aware of the " pretty cars " as well as gets more people through the gates, keeping the museum open and strong.
Second, getting more kids into the museum may light the fire we all share, the passion for all things on wheels.
Third, These events are great reasons why you can enjoy the great cars and buses on display while your family enjoys the added attractions.
These events are win/win situations for all of us! So, plan to attend your local museum with your family and make a memory together.
See you at the show,