Tucker Cruise-In / Stable of Thoroughbreds (The Cofer Collection)

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Tucker Cruise-In / Stable of Thoroughbreds (The Cofer Collection)
  • August 12, 2022August 13, 2022
  • 10:00 PM
  • Organizer(s): Mark Leinmiller
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We will start by attending the monthly (April-October) Tucker Cruise-In from 11am – 2pm, then we will convene at the Stable of Thoroughbreds where the Cofer Collection is housed for our club’s tour of the facility and the cars within.

The Cofer Collection, or Stable of Thoroughbreds, is a private collection, not open to the Public, and is one of the finest in the Southeast.  It is an eclectic combination of All American Automobiles amassed by the late Gene Cofer and his son Chip. Every car is meticulously maintained and driven on a regular basis by curator Cecil McCall and overseen by Chip. The highlight and shining star of the collection is a 1935 Fernandez and Darin bodied SJ Duesenberg originally owned by the late Madeline Astor, widow of John Jaccob Astor. The collection has had many cars appear in movies, such as "Tucker- The Man and his Dream" and "Bobby Jones- Stroke of Genius".

Gene Cofer started his collection in the early 50's and since then the Cofer car collection and the Cofer family has grown. He loved antique automobiles and sharing them with others.  It was not unusual to see him driving to work in one of his many collectible cars.  His motto was, "If you can't enjoy them, why have them?" 

Gene Cofer passed away in 2000, at the age of 70. However, the collection is still growing today thanks to his wife Neta, their children, and grandchildren, who all enjoy and love the collection, and want to see it grow and stay together. 

The collection continues to thrive today through auctions, shows, tours, open houses for car enthusiasts, and out of love and affection for the cars and admiration for the man who made the collection what it is today,