Hershey, PA (November 9, 2016) We’ve got a new piece of movie memorabilia on view at the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum. The Tucker 48 Sin City 2 Movie car is now on view through April 1, 2017.
This handmade replica 1948 Tucker was built to be used on the set of Frank Miller’s Sin City 2 by Robert Rodriguez. In the movie, it was driven by Mickey Rourke and Eva Greene through some pretty exciting chase scenes. The car remained on set while the stunts were done by computer imaging. After the movie wrapped, the car came back to its creator Rob Ida Concepts in Morganville, NJ. At this time, the shop took on another meaningful project with a strong Tucker 48 connection.
The Gyronaut X1 was “The World’s Fastest Motorcycle” from 1963-1970 when it was crashed at a speed nearly 300 MPH. The Gyronaut X1 was a twin Triumph powered two wheeled motorcycle with a streamilner body designed by none other than Alex Tremulis, the man most credited for his design work on the Tucker 48 car. His combination of engineering and design resulted in an aerodynamic body that made a low horsepowered vehicle very fast due to low drag. His partner Bob Leppan is credited for his amazing riding skills and engine work. He was the owner of Triumph Detroit and is still active in motorcycle racing today.
The crew at Ida finished the motorcycle for its 50th anniversary at Bonneville Salt Flats in 2013 and repurposed the “Sin City’ Tucker as a faux weathered and rusty Tow vehicle for the Gyronaut X1. For more information on this vehicle be sure to visit RobIdaConcepts.com or Instagram at rob_ida and Facebook at Rob Ida.
The AACA Museum is also home to the World’s largest collection of real Tucker ’48 vehicles in our Cammack Tucker Gallery. This gallery is the permanent home to three Tucker ’48 vehicles, several experimental Tucker engines, the factory test chassis and even the original barn door to the Tucker family farm. Of the original 51 Tuckers produced, 47 still exist today, three of which are right here at the AACA Museum. Enjoy this noteworthy piece of automotive history as you visit the AACA Museum.
About the AACA Museum
The AACA Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1890s – 1980s in a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco. This Museum, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is known to be one of the largest automotive museums. Special exhibits change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles. The Museum is in South Hanover Township, located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Regular admission $12, seniors age 61 and older $11, juniors age 4-12 $9, children age 3 and under and AACA Members are FREE. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The AACA Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.AACAMuseum.org.