Nov 30 2017

Update: Tucker will be a Featured Marque at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Tucker '48, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has announced that Tucker will be a featured marque at their 2018 program.  This event could become the greatest gathering of Tuckers since the making of Francis Ford Coppola's 1988 film "Tucker: The Man and His Dream".

In anticipation of next year's concours and car shows, Tucker 1044 will be sent out for "repair and repainting" next week to a team of Ida Automotive and Preston Tucker LLC . I am really looking  forward to working with Rob Ida, Sean and Mike Tucker on this exciting next phase for the Tucker '48 #1044. 


Howard Kroplick

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2018 Classes and Features

“Each of these categories by implication also highlights the contributions, creativity, ingenuity and, because it is an important aspect of the marques’ success, persistence of their creators. Their personalities are embodied in the marques’ character and in their names, drawing attention not only to the creators of the featured marques but also to the other pioneers of the automobile whose fabulous, fast, historic contributions fill the 18th Fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links.”  Sports Car Digest

The 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will feature the following marques and special classes, among others: 

•Motor Cars of the Raj
•Rollston Coachwork
•Sporting Vintage
•Postwar Custom Citroën
We also have several special displays, to be announced in the spring.

 2018 CLASS LIST DESCRIPTIONS (announced to date)
A Antique
B Sporting Vintage
C-1 American Classic Open
C-2 American Classic Closed
D Packard
E Rollston Coachwork
F Motor Cars of the Raj
G Duesenberg
H Rolls-Royce Prewar
I Mercedes-Benz Prewar
J-1 European Classic Early
J-2 European Classic Late
L-1 Prewar Preservation
L-2 Postwar Preservation
M-1 Ferrari Grand Touring
M-2 Ferrari Competition
O-1 Postwar Open
O-2 Postwar Closed
Q Postwar Custom Citroën
T Tucker

Update: November 30, 2017

In a recent poll, 88% of viewers wanted the Tucker'48 automobiles to be a featured marque at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.


Nov 26 2017 Phil Lukens 7:56 AM

Actually a question:
Where will the Tucker be sent for painting ?

Nov 26 2017 Chris 4:39 PM

Will you do video episodes of the work being done ?
Howard Kroplick


Nov 27 2017 Mike Cain 9:43 AM

Happy to see that your Tucker is getting new paint. I’m sure it will look spectacular when it’s done. Instead of putting the pictures and videos on this site before completion I would suggest doing so after an unveiling of the completed work at your garage. That would make for a very fun event don’t you think?

Jul 22 2018 Joseph La Sala 11:55 PM

My father was a Tucker dealer. Had a showroom in Jersey City,N J . Took and sold over 200 cars in less than 2 months. When Tucker went under , we were left with 200 each, luggage set, seatcovers, Motorola radios and antennas. We also had a genuine Tucker engine for display that my father sold for use in a boat.
Howard Kroplick

Very neat story!

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