Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tucker No. 1031 at The Breslow Collection

Last month, your faithful blogger was invited to attend the January 8, 2011, preview unveiling of the Tucker Gallery at The Breslow Collection in Northridge, CA, the new home of Tucker No. 1031No. 1031 was previously owned by the Jay and Eva Busker of Elk Point, SD, who were among the founding members of TACA back in 1973.  Before that, it was one of the few Tucker '48s known (and documented) to have been registered to Preston and Vera Tucker (it's in her favorite color--Waltz Blue).  For a really great article about TACA member Eric Breslow and his quest to purchase No. 1031, see Natalie Kochmar's article in Vol. 38, No. 12 of Tucker Topics.

In addition to No. 1031 (nicknamed "Vera"), the Breslow Collection's Tucker Gallery includes a variety of Tucker memorabilia.  There is a "new old stock" unused Tucker engine, a showroom display for the Motorola Tucker radio and showroom advertising banners.  The most unique piece (in this blogger's opinion) is Vera Tucker's scrapbook of news clippings.  Last night's gala preview was a great success, attended by dozens of local auto enthusiasts.

For more photos of Tucker No. 1031 and last night's event, see the TACA Facebook page.

(Post credits: Kit Fox and TACA message board; photo credits: Kit Fox)

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