Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tucker Road Trip, Day 9

Now we swoop diagonally across the country to the San Diego Automotive Museum in San Diego, CA on the next leg of the Tucker Road Trip.  Our quarry is Tucker No. 1019, a beautiful, privately-owned example that has been on long-term loan to the museum for several years.

Tucker No. 1019
The San Diego Automotive Museum is located in San Diego's Balboa Park, a lush complex of art, cultural and historic museums and structures (including the world-famous San Diego Zoo) that were originally erected for the California Pacific International Exposition of 1935.

The original idea of creating an automotive museum in Balboa Park came from Briggs Cunningham, the renowned automobile collector and racer. The idea circulated for many years until an inspired group of local automotive enthusiasts propelled the idea forward. In 1979 the San Diego City Council first considered the issue and in 1980 they gave unanimous approval to the museum and granted a long term lease for one of the historic buildings in Balboa Park.

The San Diego Automotive Museum is located at 2080 Pan American Plz., San Diego CA 92101.  For more information, see the museum's website.


(Post credit: Kit Fox; photo credit: TACA website)

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