Sunday, June 16
Program: 10:00 – 11:00 AM, followed by questions & answers
Presenters: Mark Lieberman & John Tucker, Jr.
Join us for a fabulous program on Father’s Day as we learn more about Preston Tucker, the father of the Tucker Automobile and his very first Tucker Automobile – The Tin Goose Prototype. Thank you to the Swigart Museum in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania for loaning us the Tin Goose for this special program. This program will conclude our weekend full of automotive enthusiast activities. Learn more about the Annual Museum Car Show, Flea Market & Auction also on the grounds here on June 15th and information on another Tucker Talk focused on The Restoration of Tucker #1044 also scheduled for the afternoon of June 15th. It’s a weekend for Tucker Enthusiasts to get together and share their passion for the hobby and all things Tucker.
In June of 1947, Preston Tucker introduced the world to the Tucker automobile by unveiling the prototype, The Tin Goose. The Tin Goose holds a special place in the history of Tucker Automobiles as the very first Tucker that was hand-built as the prototype. The Tin Goose was also innovative in its design, technology and safety features that were not available in other American automobiles at that time. Tucker produced 50 production automobiles, along with the Tin Goose Prototype, of which 47 still exist today.
The AACA Museum, Inc. is proud to be the home of the Tucker Automobile Club of America (TACA) along with being the caretakers of the David Cammack Tucker Collection. The Cammack Collection is housed here at the Museum and includes three Tucker Automobiles – Tucker #1001 (the first production car), #1022 (Mr. Cammack’s first Tucker), and Tucker #1026 (the only surviving automatic Tucker) along with many experimental engines, the factory test chassis and many other exciting automobiles.
Mark Lieberman is the president of Nostalgic Motoring, which deals in classic and collectible automobiles, and he has seven patents to his credit. In 1991, he purchased the first of the five Tucker automobiles he has owned. Through his business, he is actively involved in the restoration and preservation of Tucker automobiles. Mark continues to serve the Tucker Automobile Club of America (TACA) as their Technical Adviser and Historian, and he also serves on the AACA Museum’s Board of Directors as the Executive Board Representative for TACA.
John Tucker Jr. is the grandson of Preston Tucker. John was only three years old when Preston died, but he has made a mission of learning about him through family and extensive research. He is the past President of the Tucker Automobile Club of America (TACA) and current TACA Advisory Council Member. John offered valuable insight and assistance to the AACA Museum during the planning phases for the Cammack Tucker Gallery and was elected to the AACA Museum’s Board of Directors this year. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Swigart Museum in Huntington, PA, another Pennsylvania Museum that owns multiple Tucker automobiles.
Advance registration is required to attend this program, and seating is limited.
FREE – Tucker Club Members
$15 AACA Museum Members
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Consider spending the weekend in the Hershey area and attending this talk along with our annual Museum Car Show, Flea Market, 2nd Chance Auction and Tucker Talk on the Restoration of Tucker #1044. Here’s a link to our firends at Visit Hershey & Harrisburg where you can find a variety of accommodations in the area based on your needs.
In October of 2014, the Tin Goose was the 5th automobile to be recorded under the Secretary Of The Interior’s standards for heritage documentation. The documentation is part of the Historic Vehicle Association’s (HVA) National Historic Vehicle Register and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) that is permanently archived in the Library of Congress.
Enjoy this video of John Tucker, Jr. explaining why this car matters produced by the Historic Vehicle Association.
The AACA Museum, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of motor vehicle history in a manner that provides for the education and enjoyment of our guests. Our goal is to deliver a world-class automotive experience through innovative and interactive exhibits that appeal to all ages. Thank you for supporting the AACA Museum, Inc. through membership, visitation and by participating in special programs and events.