Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A Visit to the Swigart Automobile Museum, Huntington, PA

So Ed and I mae a stop at the Swigart museum in Huntington, PA on the way to a meeting at the National Historic Vehicle Association laboratory located in Allentown, PA. The Swigart collection as repressed on the floor has a number of noteworthy cars, including the Tucker Prototype. There is much more to the collection in storage, but the facility is rather small and so choices have to be made as to what to display. The cars are in remarkable condition, and a number are true survivors, being one of only 2 or 3 vehicles left in the U.S. In addition to the cars there is plenty of automobilia, including a remarkable historic license plate collection. The stop was worth it, especially to see the two Tuckers and a number of other vehicles I have never seen previously.

The museum is bigger than this photo suggests

The Tucker prototype

The second
Tucker in the collection -- its engine bay. Air funneled from side vents is directed to the radiator.

A very early gas pump!

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