Since 1935 A.A.C.A. has had the goal of the preservation and enjoyment of automotive history of all types and the A.C.A.A. Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes. David Cammack, a supporter of the A.C.A.A. Museum who passed on in 2013, was an avid Tucker collector and has provided his extensive Tucker collection to the Museum to have the collection open to the public. This is the largest Tucker related automobilia collection in the world and includes thousands of engineering drawings and blueprints, several engines, numerous original Tucker parts and three complete cars: number 1, the first production prototype, number 22 and number 26, the only Tucker built with an automatic transmission. A total of 51 Tuckers were built by hand in Chicago, of which 47 are known to still exist.
The collection is housed in a dedicated 5,200 square foot gallery that also chronicles Preston Tucker’s life and history before and after the Tucker, with a Grand Opening which took place on October 8th 2014. Brooklin Models was commissioned by the A.A.C.A. Museum to make models of the three cars of the Museum, models which were released in November 2014 and were made available only through the Museum. This one-of-a-kind model was made in three colors: maroon, grey (silver) and bronze to match the three Tuckers on display at the Museum and only 167 pieces were made for each color. This model was not a remake of the BRK2, but it was completely new and no parts were shared with the previous version. A new cast was made and more details were added producing a beautiful model more faithful to the original car. On the base the chassis number is engraved: 1001 (maroon), 1022 (grey), 1026 (bronze), matching the production numbers of the actual Tuckers. The BRK222 number was chosen to give a kind of link to the old model (BRK2).
Author: Gianluigi Cappi
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