Oct 05 2013

1947 Brochure “Horseless Carriages: Collection of Leo Peters

Floral Park Historian and automotive historian Walter Gosden has provided a 1947 brochure highlighting the car collection of Leo Peters of New Hyde Park.


Howard Kroplick

Leo Peters  was a prominent member of many Long Island car clubs in the 1940s through the 1960s.  He owned a garage, service station and Reo sales office on Hillside Avenue in New Hyde Park. As seen below, the property is still an active service station.

1903 Orient Buckboard

1904 Cadillac

1905 Buick

1910 Hupmobile

1909 Maxwell

1911 Ford Model T

1912 Buick

Then-1947: Peters Garage & Service

Now-2013: Todays Auto Repair


Oct 06 2013 Bob McMulkin 7:51 AM

I remember Leo well. I remember going to Time Square in NY at 6:30 on a Sunday morning to see him off for a drive in his model T depot hack..his distinction was California which took him a while but he & the group made it..Leo was a good man and ready to help anyone with there cars or any part of the hobby…spent many hours at his house in Smithtown in the 50’s and 60’s .

Oct 08 2013 Lou 8:19 PM

Wow, Leo was a real credit to the automobile hobby…. Another great blast from the past Howard…..
When did Leo pass ?

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