Aug 29 2018

Tucker 1044 Receiving its 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Award

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has released its official photo of Tucker 1044 receiving its Second in Class Award, only behind Tucker 1009 owned by filmmaker George Lucas.

The margin in judging points between these two Tuckers was reportedly the smallest in Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance history.

The photo was forwarded by Kevin Leavesley, editor of Tucker Times. It was taken by Kimball Studios, courtesy of Pebble Beach d'Elegance.

Sean Tucker can be seen standing on the far right in the above photo filming this video:


Howard Kroplick

Courtesy of Sean Tucker.

Rob Ida had the honor of driving Tucker 1044 on to the awards ramp with me as the passenger.

Courtesy of Steve Green.


Aug 30 2018 Jeff levin 7:00 PM

Congratulations Howard, I watched the entire 3 and a half hour broadcast of the show in the hopes of seeing you receive an award unfortunately they didn’t broadcast it. They did however show a glimpse of you and your team in the first few minutes of the broadcast driving the car. Anyway, congratulations! Pebble Beach had to have been an amazing experience. I can’t wait to see the car back home on Long Island.

Aug 31 2018 Ted Reina 1:23 AM

What a car,let me tell ya,gotta see it,when will it be?“maybe never,hope not.

Sep 02 2018 S. Berliner, III 1:53 AM

Way to go! Congrats to HK and team!  Sam, III

Sep 02 2018 Phil Kneer 6:26 AM

Congratulations and a well done,must have been an amazing experience !

Sep 02 2018 Bruce Adams 7:45 AM

CONGRATULATIONS !  WOW !  To reach such a level of success in such competition is a tribute to the Tucker Team and Howard !

Sep 02 2018 LMK 10:35 AM

Wow, great results after all of the effort . The best reward…

Sep 02 2018 Richard Rosenblum 10:38 AM

What an accomplishment! Congrats to you and the entire Tucker team.  The entire Pebble experience, the photos and videos are to be cherished for a lifetime.

Sep 02 2018 Howard Kroplick 12:45 PM

Loren H:
Congratulations on your Pebble Beach Award and a special salute for preserving this wonderful car!  Well done indeed!

Sep 02 2018 JeRita 4:40 PM

Congratulations Howard and team Tucker Well done Can’t wait to see it home

Sep 02 2018 SCOTT ALEXANDER 6:27 PM

Congratulations to you Howard, your family and the and entire restoration and support team. You all deserve the highest accolades for the preservation and restoration of this historic automobile and Tucker legacy! Fantastic!

Sep 07 2018 Howard Kroplick 1:02 PM

Greg H.
Congratulations on your win at Pebble Beach. To do that well on a car put together under a time crunch is remarkable. The restorers have to be great craftsman. It took me 9 years ( working mostly afternoons) to complete our Packard, so you can see why I’m impressed.

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