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Sep 21 2018 Lindsay Bergin 9:13 AM

They won’t let you on the site. It’s too dangerous. You need to be insured in order to be on the property.

From The Last Intact Motor Parkway Bridge in Suffolk County

Sep 20 2018 John Tucker 8:13 PM

Thank you so much Howard, what a nice tribute to our sons.

From Happy Birthday Mike and Sean Tucker!

Sep 20 2018 Brian D McCarthy 6:34 PM

I want to name the 4th image…Team Tucker! Hope you two enjoyed your birthday, Mike and Sean.

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Sep 20 2018 Gilles Blais 4:57 PM

Over the last fifty-odd years, a number of 260 cid V8 Mustang engines have been bored out to 289 cid by Sunbeam Tiger owners.  These engines fail promptly from cracked cylinder walls.  The 289 and 302 engines had smaller water jackets, making room for larger cylinder diameters.

From Profile- 1963 Mustang III Concept Show Car: The Oldest Mustang on the Road Today

Sep 20 2018 Art Kleiner 1:31 PM

Field trip in the works, possibly?

From The Last Intact Motor Parkway Bridge in Suffolk County

Sep 20 2018 Tom 9:05 AM

Bob, maybe they feel Bar Beach has negative alcohol suggestions!  Hah!

From Mystery Foto #36 Unveiled: Christopher Morley's Cat Teaches How to Draw A Map of Long Island in 1927

Sep 19 2018 PAUL DINATALE 2:06 AM

SOMEONE SHOULD BUILD MORE REPLICA TUCKERS,IF NOT WITH THE 74 LTD THAN SOMETHING SIMILAR.  BY THE WAY MY FAMILY BOUGHT A RED 74 LTD 4DRHT WITH THE 351W ENGINE.  WE WERE DISAPPOINTED WITH THE GAS MILEAGE OF THE 73 PONTIAC VENTURA (NOVA TYPE) THAT WE TRADED IT IN FOR THE LTD.  THE VENTURA HAD A 6 CYL WITH FACTORY A/C AND THE LTD WAS BETTER ON GAS MILEAGE,WITH A/C. I WOULD CONSIDER BUYING A REPLICA TUCKER!

From Ten Tucker Photos from Kimball Studios, Courtesy of Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Sep 18 2018 Richard Rosenblum 11:11 AM

What a great moment!  Congrats again!

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Sep 17 2018 Frank Mendyk 5:19 PM

- Photo is over Garden City looking northeast towards Mineola

- The LIMP can been seen in the upper center to upper right from around East Williston to GC (Clinton Rd)
- The Garden City Lodge, Managers office , LIRR bridge and others west.  The Clinton Rd bridge and Old Country Rd bridges can be seen
- Major Roads, Cherry Valley Ave, Cathederal Ave, Rockaway Ave,  Washington Ave, Old Country Rd, Clinton Rd, Franklin Ave and South Ave.
LIRR mainline, LIRR Hempstead branch Stewart RR , LIRR Central, Central branch or etc.
- Garden City Hotel, Vanderbilt Cup races commission HQ’s for the 1904 t0 1910 races
- Golf courses- Cherry Valley Club and Garden City golf club
- The train is on the LIRR Hempstead branch ( Central or etc.)  just east of Cherry Valley Ave and west of the LIRR Garden City station
- Date of photo, The 3 building of Adelphi university were built and opened in 1929.  The houses in the Mott section were stated being built in 1936 that are in the photo. Some houses around Adelphi were built in 1930-1932. I would say the photo is taken around 1935

 

From Mystery Foto #37 Solved: Cherry Valley Club, Garden City Hotel & Roosevelt Field in 1936

Sep 17 2018 frank femenias 3:43 PM

Over Garden City South looking NE. Roosevelt Field hangars gave it away for me. Motor Parkway barely seen in photo D on the right edge center, high tree-lined for a short period, parallel with Clinton Rd. The huge, white Garden City hotel just off the center, with amazing RR cars passing on its south side. Those cars appear 1920- 1930s. Never realized how close the RR was to the hotel, even though I’ve passed under the Cherry Valley bridge for ages. The hotel was the meeting place to discuss building the Motor Parkway

From Mystery Foto #37 Solved: Cherry Valley Club, Garden City Hotel & Roosevelt Field in 1936

Sep 17 2018 Robert Stambaugh 12:47 PM

Primarily of the Village of Garden City and the area to the east and north.  Garden City Hotel and cathedral in center of picture ‘E’.  Picture ‘D’ shows hangers along Old Country Road in the distance and Camp Mills area north of Transverse Road and the ‘arched’ streets east of Franklin Road.  Train is pulling into Garden City in picture ‘B’.  Cherry Valley Golf course on picture ‘A’.  Motor Parkway cuts across picture ‘C’ from Mineola over to Clinton Road.

From Mystery Foto #37 Solved: Cherry Valley Club, Garden City Hotel & Roosevelt Field in 1936

Sep 17 2018 Bob Allen 4:19 AM

I love the mystery photos that Howard and his friends come up with!  And this one gives me a chance to bring up one of my pet peeves: why is the Town of North Hempstead so insistent to call Bar Beach “Hempstead Harbor Park?”  It’s been Bar Beach for all of my 67 years and apparently in the thirties as well. (I think it was Barrow Beach about 1900.). I just wish the Town could continue to call it Bar Beach and thus not confuse people in the future.

From Mystery Foto #36 Unveiled: Christopher Morley's Cat Teaches How to Draw A Map of Long Island in 1927

Sep 16 2018 Bruce Adams 8:57 PM

I offer from those really long post shadows that, if the LIMP is going west at that point, it would be around noon around December 22 or so.  If the LIMP is heading north or south at that point, the long shadows might indicate its near sunrise or sunset.

From Update #1: John E. Roosevelt Family Photo Album: The Motor Parkway Near Ronkonkoma, Circa 1911

Sep 16 2018 Brian D McCarthy 8:48 PM

Yes, another great aerial courtesy of Mr. Panchyk!

*Location/Orientation: Birds Eye View of Garden City, NE direction.

*LIMP/Structures: The pkwy is best viewed within Closeup D. Pkwy proceeds east from the middle of this closeup, then curves to the north. Garden City Lodge & Managers Office, Clinton Rd Pkwy Bridge, “Open Bridge” ( Mayan Ruins ), Old Country Rd Hwy Bridge, LIRR Mainline Pkwy Bridge, Westbury Ave Pkwy Bridge ( hill like ).

*Major Rds: Clinton Rd. Washington, Franklin, Hilton, Cathedral, Cherry Valley, Rockaway, and Stewart Avenues.

*Building linked to VCR: Garden City Hotel

*Golf Course: Cherry Valley Country Club

*Train: Just E/O Cherry Valley Ave.

*Aerial Date: I’ll guess 1933. Adelphi College established in Garden City 1929. I see buildings on the campus property to the left of Cherry Valley Country Club.

Much more in this aerial. No desire to burn the Midnight Oil.

 

From Mystery Foto #37 Solved: Cherry Valley Club, Garden City Hotel & Roosevelt Field in 1936

Sep 16 2018 Art Kleiner 8:24 PM

Identify the location and orientation of the photographer:
Garden City looking northeast

Where is the Motor Parkway?
Running diagonally from top left to middle right in pics C & D.  Next to Roosevelt Field/Curtis Airfield

Which Motor Parkway structures are hidden in this aerial?
Old Country Road bridge, Clinton Road bridge, Garden City Lodge/General Manager’s office

Identify the major roads:
Clinton Road, Stewart Ave., Cherry Valley Rd., Washington Ave., Old Country Road, Motor Parkway, Franklin Ave., Transverse Rd., Cambridge Place (near golf course)

Link a building in this aerial to the Vanderbilt Cup Races: Garden City Hotel

Identify the golf course: Salisbury Golf Links/Cherry Valley Club

Where is there a train in the aerial?  Train is between Garden City Hotel and St. Mary’s School/Cathedral in Pic. E.

What is the date of the aerial? Provide a rationale: early 1930s - Adelphi College buildings were built in 1928

From Mystery Foto #37 Solved: Cherry Valley Club, Garden City Hotel & Roosevelt Field in 1936

Sep 16 2018 Kirk Gibson 7:10 PM

Nice choices, Howard. I love the Mercedes Benz 710.

From My Top Ten Non-Tuckers at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Sep 16 2018 Richard G Krause 9:17 AM

Hmmm   Well the car looks to be a Model “A” Ford ?...“MY” older brother , 10 years my senior, ) Used to buy them, for about 5 bucks each….And he often ( after getting a few of them) made one good one!    I often got to sit in the rumble seat, And to this day…....GOOD OLE MODEL “A” s ...Have fond memories for me! Ain,t nothing like a Rumble seat !  Of course @ 77 years of age I might have a tough time getting in and out of one, today!

From Mystery Foto #36 Unveiled: Christopher Morley's Cat Teaches How to Draw A Map of Long Island in 1927

Sep 16 2018 Joseph DeBono 8:32 AM

Congratulations.On the Roslyn landmark Society

From My Top Ten Non-Tuckers at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Sep 16 2018 mark schaier 5:12 AM

Howard, the photo of a 1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Town Limousine, Lehrman Collection, is wrong, it’s is a 1935 Duesenberg JN Bohman & Schwartz Convertible Coupe (2585 J-560).

From My Top Ten Non-Tuckers at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

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