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I have seen the movie "Tucker: the Man and His Dream" many times and just recently saw Mrs. Tucker's Tucker in a museum in Murdo, SD. To see it up close gives you a whole new appreciation for the ingenuity of Preston Tucker and his team.
Rachel Robison <>
St. Louis, MO 63129 - Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 12:13:09 (EDT)
two years ago i was at an indoor car show in edison at the convention center there was a tucker there who was owned by a gentleman from booton n.j. i was amazed by the car and the gentleman whoi owned it couldnt be more gracious not only did i get to look at it up close but this gentleman let me sit in the car!! i had my camera and he took pictures of me sitting behind the wheel of this incredible car totally blew me away he told me that the car was # 51 it was maroon and that it was the car in the movie that was put on stage to show the press and public that is my experience with the tucker car
jeff kaufman <j>
scotch plains, n j usa - Monday, July 10, 2000 at 21:45:41 (EDT)
I saw "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" in marketing class in high school year ago, and I have been entranced with this man and his dream ever since. I finally got to see a Tucker in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. It was a dream come true. These cars were amazing, not only by their appearance, but by all of their features. Mr. Tucker was way before his time. I am just glad that so many people are trying to keep his dream alive.
Tiffany <>
Gastonia, nc usa - Tuesday, July 04, 2000 at 14:07:51 (EDT)
Looking for Matchbox or Mattel or any co. Tucker. I know they have one for 29.95 but looking for cheaper price for son.
rex <>
San Antonio, tx usa - Monday, July 03, 2000 at 00:08:15 (EDT)
I learned after the fact that a Tucker was in town last week. Doggone media didn't get that info out very well! All I can say....bring the style and car back, better appearance than the bubble looking vehicles of today!
MizBee <>
San Antonio, TX USA - Saturday, July 01, 2000 at 15:39:40 (EDT)
I grew up in the Detroit area, and remember seeing the car and my father telling me about the car. Since then is has always remained in my mind as a wonder.
Timothy A. Rodenbeck <>
Richfield, MN U.S.A. - Monday, June 26, 2000 at 23:19:36 (EDT)
I created this site on Father's Day 2k, in memory of my Dad. He says a lot of wonderful things about Preston Tucker, if anyone wants to read it. It was the front-page story of the Ypsilanti Press in November 1992. George Leabu
George Leabu <>
Riverview, FL USA - Sunday, June 25, 2000 at 20:30:32 (EDT)
I'm in my late 50's and I saw the story of Preston Tucker on the History Channel this morning. It was so good, all the man wanted was to make a good car. But the biger car makers did not want him to get ahead, he wanted a safer better made vehicle for the people to drive. After seeing the story I just had to look it up on the internet. My next step is to try to find one that is still out here, hopefully in Atlanta, Ga. as I will be going back their in about three weeks. John F.
John F. <bocull@AOL.COM>
Baltimore, MD USA - Sunday, June 25, 2000 at 12:00:13 (EDT)
I recently viewed a beautiful red Tucker at Francis Ford Coppola's Niebaum-Coppola winery in Napa Valley (Rutherford, CA to be exact). It was truly an amazing and breathtaking automobile.
Drew Yeates
Bountiful, UT USA - Friday, June 23, 2000 at 12:05:00 (EDT)
i love it. i want one ive onky seen two one at stone mountain in ga. and the other one had only 4500 miles and is also from alt. ga. and i feel lucky to have been able to here it run.
mark e duncan <>
anderson, sc u. s. of a. - Sunday, June 18, 2000 at 18:29:32 (EDT)
Hey the tucker rox...bring it back!!
Adam K
- Wednesday, June 07, 2000 at 11:25:25 (EDT)
i like the idea of the turning head light
kyle kraft
baltimore, MD usa - Sunday, June 04, 2000 at 13:04:23 (EDT)
Hi, I have the Tucker movie, I watch it all the time and I think that Tucker was the most imaginative man in America in his day. After reading all of the other comments I have to say that: Fergison and Bennington was wrong to sue him and some present automaker should re-design the old Tucker so that Prestons dreams will live on and so that we could have a new car that will make the car industry go crazy. Since I know all car history mabe I will be the one to do so!!!!!!!!!!
Grant Greer <>
Oshawa, Ont Canada - Friday, May 26, 2000 at 17:24:44 (EDT)
I was just showing my Dad how to use the internet and he told me to look up the Tucker auto.He has been telling me all about it and he enjoyed the pics!!!
jill cashman <>
GA - Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 12:25:32 (EDT)
I regret saying that I once owned a Tucker nut sold it after only owning it for only 2 years(2000 miles) It was an awsome car but I sold it to but my first house. NOw the car would be worth 2 of my houses. Greg Griffin
Greg Griffin <>
Hamilton , ont Canada - Monday, May 22, 2000 at 21:30:09 (EDT)
Has any one ever seen a Tucker dealer ash tray It is made of metal and has a gold Tucker car model on it Also has storage for cigarettes The size is 9 X 8 X 3 1/2H Your site is very interesting Thank You
William Endlein <>
Ft Myers , FL usa - Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at 10:25:07 (EDT)
Hey peoples, my last name is ford hehe, i love ford cars back when my great grandpa, was alive he used to be friends with henry ford we have a picture of them shaking hands, my grandpa was in a movie way back when, and i cant think of what the movie is at this point but, they called the train the silver streak, my grandpa loves talking about henry ford , and everything about trains when we go to visit him. so someone e-mail me and we can chat ok, talk to you men and ladies later ok bye Tammy 5/16/00
Tammy <>
IL - Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at 09:23:46 (EDT)
The Tucker revoluionised the futur and is now in my mind one of the greatest cars out and will be for a long time. I would love to own one
Mr. Voorhees
palisade, co usa - Monday, May 15, 2000 at 10:48:15 (EDT)
The movie about Tucker and his dream is a great learning tool for my high school entrepreneurship class. I show it to my students every year to introduce new business and free enterprise prinicples.
S. Stolly <>
Bellefontaine, OH USA - Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 13:12:44 (EDT)
The first time I saw Francis Ford Coppola's "Tucker: The Man and His Dream", I fell in love. How can you not respect a man of that ingeniuty and follow through? The Tucker Tornado is the most amazing thing I have ever beheld and I wish that the Big 3 would have more information available on their influence with the Tucker automobile. Despite the fact that they probably aren't very proud of that, the full truth deserves to ber known. Again I just want to express my admiration for the Tucker, the greatest automobile ever invented!
Branda Warffeli <>
Lakewood, CO USA - Thursday, May 04, 2000 at 20:33:25 (EDT)
After finding 25 shares of Class A Common stocks dating back to September 27th 1947 in The Tucker Corporation.... I had great dreams on how I was gonna spend all of this money. Man! 25 shares of stock!! thinking this is worth a hole lot of money. But then my husband took me back into history and went on to tell me the Preston Tucker story. From what I was told and what I was reading on Preston, was handed a bumb deal. He would have made it big. and even though my 25 shares have no money value, I feel very good that I have a peice of history and that my grandfater bought those shares of stock. God bless you Preston, Grandpa, Granny, and Mom and Dad. And for this I am rich!!!!!!!!!!!
Kathy McKemy <>
Vero Beach, Fl USA - Saturday, April 29, 2000 at 23:13:09 (EDT)
You have some cool cars in your page i like them a lot
Dallas Ludwig <>
Springhill, KS USA - Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 11:23:17 (EDT)
Great site....feel free to pay a visit to the URL below for some great information and deals on all sorts of car parts, collectables, hard to find restoration parts and more. Best wishes, John
John <>
Boston, MA USA - Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 14:16:03 (EDT)

Boston, MA USA - Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 14:14:28 (EDT)
i like the tucker torpedoe because it is fast and it looks cool
edmonton, canada - Thursday, April 13, 2000 at 11:15:35 (EDT)
I've had the opportunity to see four Tuckers. One in South Dakota, one in San Diego, one at the Henry Ford Museum and one in Atlanta. They are truly impressive cars. If you haven't had the chance to see one in person, make an effort to do so. Although it's been over 50 years, it is significant that there is such devotion and debate over this fantastic automobile.
Andy Parker <>
Palatine, IL 60067 - Saturday, April 08, 2000 at 14:58:02 (EDT)
carl burton
muncie, in delware - Sunday, April 02, 2000 at 16:02:44 (EDT)
Hello, I have been a fan of this car for many years. I am particulary impressed with anyone who had the "moxie" to have the vision of its potential. ANYONE who invested in this product line had a remarkable sense of futuristic success. They had the faith in a product that would have overwelmed the auto industry. Unfortunatly, the auto industry was too big and full of politics, and these extremely talented people lost. That is a real tragedy for the American culture, but proves that politics then, as it is now, is not based on the faith of the people, but instead based on whoever can fill the pockets of corrupt polititions pockets fuller. It is a sad state indeed!!!!
Migalooch <>
Spencer, West Poland - Friday, March 31, 2000 at 12:34:47 (EST)
I am doing a project on Tucker for school and I have founf it to be very interesting. I find it funny that the goverment screwed things up even then.
Andrew Sickler <>
Frazer, PA USA - Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 08:01:01 (EST)
as a young man I would always hear stories the older people would mention bits an pieces of how special this car was ,and the name Tucker would always come up,Iam glad to have found this sight of yours, it has been very informative, it's too bad when Big Business can stiffel new ideas, and new visions for a better product, simply because it was not their idea first, can you imagine how much better the world would be if we all worked togeather to get some things like this off the groung, it would benifit, an premote all mankind, to be everyones advantage.
Marvin Handsor <>
Merlin, Canada - Sunday, March 26, 2000 at 20:50:11 (EST)
As a small child I idolized my grandfather. I lived for the weekends I would stay at my grandparents house. I would wait in the spare bedroom until he got home from work at 11 PM, grab a bite to eat, then growl "Come on, boy..I know you're awake", then we would sit on the porch and, through the haze of "Camel" smoke, he would tell me stories of the different cars he had owned growing up. It was a scene repeated hundreds of times well into my late teens. He would always talk of cars he owned, never about others...except one:The Tucker. "Best damn car ever made, and I almost had one" he would say, then go on to tell me all about the features of the car...things that meant nothing to me as a young child save one that facinated me:the third headlight. The years passed, he passed on in 1981, and the details of our midnight talks faded, except for memories stirred as I flip through his old "Popular Mechanics" mags that I drag out from time to time. Then a few years ago, I saw "Tucker: A Man and His Dream", and many of the things "Pop" used to talk about came flooding back to me. I then saw why he was facinated and impressed by the "Tucker". Preston Tucker was a remarkable man: inventer, visionary, and obviously an optimist hoping to buck the system and break into the sacred realm occupied by the Detroit giants. I think the fact that his car was such a threat to the established automakers is a testimonial to his inventive genius, and to the quality of the Tucker. I want to thank those persons who took the time to put together this web site, giving us "baby boomers" a chance to look into history, and to think of what might have been had the company been allowed to continue. Looking at the "2000", do we need a Preston Tucker today! And finally, thanks Pop, where ever you are, for those treasured hours that have instilled a love for the history of the American Automobile, which is a big part of the history of America itself.
Dayn Hawbaker <>
Mt. Holly Spgs., PA 17065 - Sunday, March 26, 2000 at 18:16:48 (EST)
this is a really nice site tucker was the greatest inventor of all untill the boys in detroit had to finish him he could have been the gateway to the car world thanks for all later
chris <>
west covina, ca usa - Wednesday, March 22, 2000 at 10:37:24 (EST)
I LOVE THE TUCKER CAR AND I LIKE PRESTON TUCKER!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CEDAR FALLS, IA U.S.A. - Sunday, March 19, 2000 at 15:53:26 (EST)
My Father worked with Tucker from the beginning; it has been quite a wonderful morning searching the web and finding this site. With all of the wonderful things so many people have said about a Great Man, and something that was part of my Father's spectacular life. GOD rest both of their SOULS. George C. Leabu
George C. Leabu <>
Tampa, FL USA - Wednesday, March 08, 2000 at 12:34:24 (EST)
Great site, I love the article on teh tucker
J Wags <>
Hilo, HI US - Wednesday, March 08, 2000 at 09:23:12 (EST)
Never before in my life had I known about a car that was created in th 1940s that possessed all of the features of today's cars. Because I had to conduct some research on ways we can improve headlights of today, someone summoned me to this website. Keep up the good work!!
Aisha Henley <>
Birmingham, AL 35211 - Sunday, March 05, 2000 at 19:18:35 (EST)
I am a big Ford person, I love em, I own em, and I was struck the first time I seen a Tucker, and always wanted to own one, or at least drive one...but since the numbers of the cars are so small and the price is so high, that is near impossible.
Tim Gibson <>
Louisville, KY USA - Friday, March 03, 2000 at 13:32:39 (EST)
bob <5823641@bobsherman>
jhvbvcdsds, qp us - Friday, February 25, 2000 at 15:45:34 (EST)
I have had the pleasure of an up close and personel look at the second Tucker off the line. It is in the Towe Auto Museum in Sacramento, Ca. The Owner is allowing us the pleasure of displaying it. I am a Docent at the Museum and really enjoy the pleasure of it in our Museum. You all are welcome to come to our Museum. If you happen to be a Docent, bring your name badge along and it a free pass to tour our Museum. Just tell them Terry sent you.
Terry Root <>
Sacramento, CA - Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 22:04:47 (EST)
I have been a lover of the '48 for a long time. I have always admired the sleek lines and common sense engineering. Not many people my age (19) have even heard of a Tucker. I have only seen one in person and I would love to be able to simply sit in one. Driving one would be pure bliss.
Dave <>
Salt Lake City, UT USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 14:35:27 (EST)
Pursuing a goal is sometimes as important as fulfilling one and Mr.Tucker had succeeded in areas where the Iococa's of that era could only dream of. The Einstein of motor cars was he and having been left alone to complete his dream, we would have certainly had some style in today's cars. I can fully understand Mr. Tucker and his tribulations since I also provide an item that is unconventional and different from the norm. The steps required to convince the public of it's engineering superiority are enormous even if the truth is staring them in the face. We have a tendency to stay with something familiar. As the old saying goes,"if it was good enough for my father, it's good enough for me" I admire Mr. Tucker for fighting in what he believed in and I would very much like to know what the one major thing was, that inspired him to go on after all the roadblocks that were thrown at him. I take my hat off to you Mr. Tucker! You built the best car!
Robert LeBlanc <>
Ste-Julie, QC Canada - Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at 17:08:13 (EST)
Nothing impedes progress like big government and big business.
Myron C. Wheeler <>
Billings, Mt Yellowstone - Saturday, February 05, 2000 at 14:42:28 (EST)
Progressive men of the caliber of Preston Tucker are those who move the world forward with their dreams and ideas. It takes courage to think different and make an idea a reality. I applaud the likes of Preston Tucker, Walt Disney and others who are willing to stand against formidable opposition and work to make their dreams a reality. He may not have done everything right, but he did the right thing. That's leadership.
Barry <>
- Thursday, February 03, 2000 at 12:04:02 (EST)
After my grandfather died we were clearing out his garage and found a car radio to a tucker... i was wondering what information you could give me on it. including how much it's worth because my mechanic wants to buy this off me for 450 dollars... thank you.. jeff
Jeff Dale <>
north riverside, il usa - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 at 20:15:12 (EST)
ford impire
- Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 14:32:11 (EST)
The TUCKER was and probably will be one of the most fasinating automobiles ever made(The car was at least 20yrs. ahead of its time). I think that if Mr. Tucker was still in the bussiness the cars would be more advanced than they are at present.
Bob Spruce <>
Carthage, mo. USA - Saturday, January 22, 2000 at 10:43:03 (EST)
My wifes uncle owned a tucker once. We actually own more than 100 shares of the tucker company, one would hope that the tucker company would still be manufacturing that incredible automobile. We do believe the stock certificates still have some value. We also have an actual letter written to my wifes uncle about the car he owned along with posters and other tucker collectitables. We would be interested in selling most of the what we now have. He owned #19.
Bill Jefferson <>
Greenwood, sc - Tuesday, January 18, 2000 at 21:37:37 (EST)
After watching the movie in my industral tech class I learn how a small dream can go any where. I also learned how the "Big Three" what the company gone. My moms dad was going to buy one untill he saw the company on the news.
Jonathan Knox <>
Howard City , Michigan USA - Sunday, January 16, 2000 at 20:37:09 (EST)
Only... A life guide...
Fernando Gomez <>
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Sunday, January 16, 2000 at 14:34:11 (EST)
Seeing that I live in Ypsilanti I know a little about the Tucker name.It was a shame that his dream did not come true.Just think what cars may have been with Tucker in the game.I have seen three Tucker cars all are impressive.
ypsilanti, mi USA - Monday, January 03, 2000 at 22:17:51 (EST)
By mistake I had the chance to see the movie. During thah part of my life I was encouraged with a very small family bussines. That adventure is now an icon for many people. Many thanks to those involved with this site
Ricardo Sanchezvelasco A. <>
Mexico City, M?xico - Friday, December 31, 1999 at 21:08:15 (EST)
My grandfather was on a list to buy a 48'tucker ,He recieved the complimentary items the dealers give you like the seat covers and luggage, he also has the original brochure the dealers gave out. I know the stuff has value to him but wanted to know if it had real value$ . just curious, please let me know....
kelly perry <>
or u.s. - Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at 01:17:09 (EST)
I heard about the legend on the "tucker" from a friend of mine awhile ago. I was shocked to find a web page devoted to it. It is sad to see how in a country that we live in that I person with a dream can and was defeated by someone else that has a lot of money.
Nick <>
los alamitos, ca usa - Sunday, December 19, 1999 at 02:57:05 (EST)
I love cars and speed,two things that Tucker left available to us early.He and his car will be aways remembered in the history of the automobile.I'd like to be alive in that time to buy a Tucker,the most beatiful car after the first world war,in my opinion.Thanks
Valdomiro Jr <>
S?o Paulo, S.P. Brazil - Saturday, December 18, 1999 at 17:33:23 (EST)
The Tucker story is a very fascinating one...The first Tucker I had a chance to see back in '48 was in Somerset, Pa. and it was surrounded by so many people it was difficult to get up close to it. I have now seen a total of 8 cars. Any one interested can purchase a very nice 1:18 die cast model at Fairfield Mint in Norwalk, Ct. I have one and the Co. has done a nice job on it.
Quentin Mong <>
In - Friday, December 17, 1999 at 14:58:46 (EST)
Im doing a project on the Tucker for my history class. What do you think are the ways that the Tucker has changed the United States? Also does anyone know where a Tucker in Southen California is located? And one last thing is if anyone is an expert on the tucker I would love to have a phone interview... please email me- any help would be great. Thank you
Zayn <>
California USA - Thursday, December 16, 1999 at 00:38:55 (EST)
I think it is an outrage the way that the ford motor company exlpoited thomas tucker . you should be ashamed of the way you acquired the rights to the automobiles and the rights to display this half storied page.
nick baldwin <>
whitewater, wi usa - Thursday, December 09, 1999 at 13:12:00 (EST)
Tucker is an influince to me!
Craig Shaw <none>
Aurora, iIL USA - Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 13:21:41 (EST)
I have to agree with everyone else here. Mr. Tucker was a great man! I wonder if the "Big 3" feels good about themselves? I for one would not. I personally would be embarrassed to be associated with any of their companies. Though I am Australian.....I know about the great pride of the American people...and these (Big 3) do not justify what America stands for. Almost reminds me of the cover up in the JFK case. Thanks for this great website! I've seen the movie about 10 times.....and I have found more than enough extra information about Preston Tucker here than anywhere else! I've already bookmarked it! Keep up the good work!
Paul Weston <>
Townsville, QLD Australia - Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 06:43:29 (EST)
Anyone selling a Tucker 48 auto? If so, how much?
LAnthony <>
Hicksville, NY USA - Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 22:34:27 (EST)
Preston Tucker was a wonderful family man and a great visionary. The Big "3", the press, and the Gov't destroyed The Tucker Corporation, but all together they could never destroy the man or his spirit...and, the Tucker Torpedo survives!!!! LONG LIVE PRESTON TUCKER!!!!!! Thank you Francis Ford Coppola for giving us the 'other side of the story.'
LAnthony <>
Hicksville, NY USA - Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 22:32:36 (EST)
This car was a wonderful design of workmanship and quality. It's to bad the bureaucrats back during that era didn't just leave him alone so that he could finish undertaking a project that could have very well revolutionized the automobile industry as we know it today.
Gardner Raye Gentry <>
Chattanooga, Tn United States - Monday, November 15, 1999 at 12:51:00 (EST)
I had a thrilling "Demo" ride in one of the original eight Tucker Cars, year was 1949. I owned and operated the local grocery market in Washington, Michigan and one of my customers was a Mr. Mason who was a Tucker Engineer. One day he stopped at the store and asked me if I would like a demo ride, with that my apron was off and I was in the front seat of that beautiful creation. It was a great experience and the memories are still vivid in my mind. The beauty inside and out and the acceleration and riding qualities were like suddenly being projected into the future. And as I have read, it has taken other manufacturersyears to fully incorporate the features found in the Tucker Car.
Ralph D. Slocum <>
San Diego, Ca USA - Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 11:26:35 (EST)
I am doing a school project on Tucker and I am requesting that if anyone has iformation to sen to me via Email. ANDREWSICKLER@AOL.COM thanks
Andrew Sickler <>
Frazer, PA USA - Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 07:42:48 (EDT)
I love the movie and the story of Preston Tucker, I have tried to find the book about Tucker, but to no avail. Are any of his family still alive? And how many of the 51 Tuckers that were made are still on the road.
Bob Orndorff <>
Kennewick, WA USA - Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 20:39:28 (EDT)
I am sorry that I did not have the opportunity of meeting a man like Mr. Tucker. I applaud his courage and concern for the safety of others.
Larry Gilbert <lmg>
Baltimore, MD USA - Monday, October 18, 1999 at 11:28:31 (EDT)
I find it highly ironic that the compnay that screwed Mr. Tucker, owns one of his automobiles. This man was a genius and you know it.
James <>
Chicago, il USA - Monday, October 18, 1999 at 10:53:37 (EDT)
Preston Tucker was a man to admire as many of us liked his determination, skill, creativeness, and will power to continue to build the "Tucker" automobile against the powerful and mighty of the SEC, etc. The "Tucker" automobile had many advanced features such as the rear engine; the front center headlight that would rotate; and the front fender extension onto the front passenger doors. The "Tucker" was later tested at the Indy 500 race track clocked at 90 miles per hour. The engine was 589 cu. in. displacement and that was a powerful engine. I was able to view in person the "Tucker" at a car collector's site in the middle of South Dakota and it was still a beautiful automobile manufactured over 50 years ago!
John Heywood <>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 13:11:59 (EDT)
I just finished watching the movie (again) and I share everyone's sense of awe about Mr. Tucker. I also feel very sad and angry about the underhanded tactics by the big three automakers. But I'd like to suggest that the movie should inspire us to do more than just get nostalgic about Tucker cars. The same sort of underhanded business tactics still go on today, and I think we should let our government representatives know that we won't stand for it. Look at Microsoft trying to crush Netscape because Microsoft thought that Netscape might threaten it's monopoloy on personal computer operating systems. Microsoft was reacting to Netscape just like the big three reacted to Mr. Tucker - trying to squash upstart competition. It's too late to save Mr. Tucker, but it's not too late to write a letter or make a phone call supporting the government's efforts to stop companies like Microsoft from doing the same thing that ended Mr. Tucker's dream. If you're interested in the Microsoft issues, a good site to look at is run by the NY Times:
David Fiol <>
San Francisco, CA USA - Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 03:10:37 (EDT)
I was truly fascinated with the Preston Tucker story. He was a visionary and a trailblazer not afraid of new ideas and new things. But most of all even after being smeared by the very institution he beleived in, he still had faith in America It's sad to say but our countrymen still have a problem with different people and ideas and cultures. Little did he know that the words in his closing arguement would come to past. Not only do we buy are radios and cars from our former enemies, but they our now our friends. He would have liked that.
Herbie Hall <>
Harrisburg, Pa U.S.A. - Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 20:19:55 (EDT)
Too bad our Big government has the power to stick their noses into small business! Mr. P. Tucker had on fine car. Ford, G.M., & Chrysler must have known that.
Susan Kay Maveal < >
Southgate, MI U.S.A. - Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 20:16:21 (EDT)
I am doing a research paper on Preston Tucker for an industrial design class. I found this site to be very interesting and informative. I recently rented the video "Tucker: Man and his Dreams" and was inpressed at what this man was able to accomplish. I wonder what would have happened to the big three automakers if Tucker had suceeded???? Thanks for the help, I enjoyed my visit!
John Vara
San Antonio, TX USA - Friday, October 15, 1999 at 23:52:06 (EDT)
Excellent web page, very informative.I'm a fan of the Tucker,have seen five, would like to see all the remaining vehicles.
Ed Riesch <>
Phila, Pa usa - Tuesday, October 05, 1999 at 08:40:58 (EDT)
Here are the URLs to AMC the CGI script removed:
Tucker fan
- Monday, October 04, 1999 at 06:05:08 (EDT)
American Movie Classics plays Francis Ford Coppola's excellent "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" this month . Airs on 10/13 and 10/16, even in widescreen!
Tucker fan
- Monday, October 04, 1999 at 06:00:25 (EDT)
i visited the ford museum in 1994 and looked at the car but did not realize at the time the rich history. after 20 yrs in the back end of dealerships it is easy to be overwelhemed with the innovation of mr tucker's vehicles. i would love to look at it again with different eyes. tmf
thomas faulk <>
abbeville, la usa - Sunday, October 03, 1999 at 22:07:15 (EDT)
tina craven <Tina>
winn, Mi Isebella - Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 09:32:26 (EDT)
Having watched the movie several times I have become a big fan of Preston Tucker and the car that has become such a legend. I have been fortunate enough to purchase a 1/18 scale model of the car which was built by "Road Legends" It would be a dream come true to own one, so if anyone knows how much they cost, so I can start saving could you please email me and let me know. Thanks
Sparky <>
Adelaide, SA Australia - Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 09:19:43 (EDT)
The other night my wife wife and I were watching a documentary special about Howard Hughes and nowhere in the documentary did they mention Mr. Hughes providing engines (helicopter) to Preston Tucker. After reading this WONDERFUL and insghtful web page, nowhere did it mention the engines coming from Mr. Hughes, as the movie did. I was wondering if this was fact or fiction? My last question is if there was a Tucker automobile out there in decent shape how much would one sell for?
KISSIMMEE, FL USA - Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 20:13:19 (EDT)
This commentary is for Shaun Middleton of Croydon, Victoria, Austalia. In your comment to this guestbook, you asked if there was a Tucker Talisman and a Tucker Torpedo. The answer is yes and no. No, there was not a Tucker Talisman. That was a car created from the brilliant horror-fiction writer, Stephen King. He made up the title Talisman to give the car a unique and interresting image in the novel "Needful Things". There was, on the other hand, a Tucker Torpedo. This was the name Preston Tucker gave the great car we have all come to know and love. It has been a while since your comment was written, but I hope this sets the record straight for you.
A concerned Tucker fan.
- Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 17:41:05 (EDT)
To whomever reads this they will be in luck. I found a website that sales replicas of Tuckers. A replica is prabally as close as you can come to owning one, so make sure you go to index.htm
Zach <>
Nashville, Tn U.S. - Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 20:32:20 (EDT)
very good site and interesting comments about the worlds finest automobil.have seen red one (texas plates 5c 39)here in finland some years ago,maybe 1988.keep up the good work.
jouni kosenius <>
helsinki, finland - Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 14:21:07 (EDT)
I would like to buy any original Tucker memorabilia, (except ads from magazines and stock certificates.) Let me know what you have. Whether it's paper, plastic, or metal, I buy it, (if I haven't already bought one.) I can't get enough of this wonderful car!
Jon <>
McCamey, TX USA - Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 00:45:48 (EDT)
website is good, i liked the tucker car since the first time i saw it, i love classic cars, i have a 1968 camaro, but one day when i get real rich i will look in trying to buy a tucker HA HA.
Brian Garrett <>
snellville, GA united states - Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 15:28:51 (EDT)
it was a great site! i just see the movie "Tucker A Man and His Dream".if you like this web site you'll also like this movie!!!!!folk!!!
Gilbert Brian Baysic <>
San Carlos City, Pangasinan Philippines - Monday, September 13, 1999 at 01:47:18 (EDT)
I just had the rare and wonderful opportunity to see a Tucker!!! I visited the Gilmore Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan (near Battle Creek & Kalamazoo, and I was so awed when my eyes fell upon Tucker #1047. Aww!! And Blue, my color!! What an inspiration Preston Tucker has been in my life. I first saw the movie in '88 at age 15 and now at age 26 I am still thrilled and moved by the DREAM and the CAR. I just finished the watching the movie again. "Don't let a Tucker pass you by!" If you have the chance, go see one! I went the extra mile, it was worth it!
Brian Young <>
Tacoma, WA USA - Saturday, September 04, 1999 at 00:50:51 (EDT)
My father,Lester F. Grant,Jr., upon leaving the merchant marines after WW11, invested his life avings in the New England distribution rights for the Tucker automobile. Alas, it was not to be. When my dad lost his investment and complained to his own father about it, my grandfather reminded my dad of the fact that what he had lost could always be replace. Mr. Tucker had lost something priceless, his dream! This story has been the mainstay of our upbringing over the years, and passed down to three generations. so far. Someday we all plan to visit the Peterson Auto museum to see one of these facinating vehicles upclose! Hopefully while Dad is still able!
Edward Grant <>
Irvine, CA USA - Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 20:50:21 (EDT)
Great site!
Mike Slater
Sturtevant, WI USA - Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 18:01:50 (EDT)
It is sad to realize that yet today we are kept from our potential by men who would rather be wealthy in a material sense, than rich in the genius of the American Ingenuity.
Kurt R. Murray <>
Carmel, IN USA - Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 00:25:13 (EDT)
It is a shame that Tucker was shafted. I own a chevy and it's crap. Personally the "Big Three" can go fall off a cliff when I buy my next car, which will have to be a foreign car, remember japan makes smart cars and America makes smart bombs. Nice to find this site, Tucker deserved better and I just watched the movie again for the third time. I couldn't ever afford a rare Tucker but would like to see one in person.
Mike Battista <>
Portage, in usa - Thursday, August 12, 1999 at 00:59:54 (EDT)
As a child, my grandfather and father told me the story of Preston Tucker-my grandfather collected model cars, and my father had always been inspired by Tucker's story. When my son was born we named him Tucker in honor of the original dreamer. While his story is sad in so many ways, it is also an inspiration for those of us who imagine the impossible, and fight to bring it to reality. Never give up!
Tabetha Rosenbusch <>
Beech Mtn, NC USA - Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 19:22:56 (EDT)
Preston Tucker was an extrodanary man who built an extrodanary car. Ever since I saw a special about Mr. Tucker on the History chanel,and the famed movie I have wanted to see one of his cars in person and if I get a chance I would like to drive one I love this car and would love to own one. If any body knows how I could see one and or drive one please contact me. What hapened to Mr. Tucker was unfortunate. I wish he had suceeded in building his company. He should not have been shut down in the first plase. He did nothing Wrong.
Bradley Neitsch <>
Winter Haven, Fl. USA - Wednesday, August 04, 1999 at 22:37:44 (EDT)
Hey, we're two brothers , who are very technical freaks. we've saw the tucker movie and find the story of preston tucker very cool. never give up!
Berne, BE Switzerland - Sunday, August 01, 1999 at 11:12:59 (EDT)
With one man's ideas we have gained the "Tucker" for all the world to see. Without these dreams and wonderful ideas we wouldn't have the world we have today. Keep "The Tucker" dream alive in the world. After watching the movie again I beleive all of us can have a dream. All good things do come to those who wait!!!
Claire Northoctt & Kym Greenfield <>
Port Pirie, SA Australia - Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 00:09:01 (EDT)
If anybody is sellin a tucker or knows where i could buy one please e-mail me!!! It's my dream to own one.
Aubrey Phillips <>
- Sunday, July 18, 1999 at 23:30:36 (EDT)
I absolutly love the Tucker car! Every time I watch the movie it ispires me. Preston Tucker was a great man with a great dream! One of the last true dreamers in America. If anybody has information about preston Tucker after the movie left off, about what happened in his future, e-mail me at
Aubrey Phillips <>
LaVerne, CA USA - Sunday, July 18, 1999 at 23:26:33 (EDT)
Great website, keep the dream alive!!
Jay Jackson
Coatesville, PA - Monday, June 21, 1999 at 16:17:02 (EDT)
Short and sweet, is there anyone who would like to sell a Tucker '48; I love the car and would like to buy one. Please e-mail me.
Val D. Carter, Jr. <>
Abita Springs, LA United States - Monday, June 21, 1999 at 03:21:40 (EDT)
Short and sweet, is there anyone who would like to sell a Tucker '48; I love the car and would like to buy one. Please e-mail me.
Val D. Carter, Jr. <>
Abita Springs, LA United States - Monday, June 21, 1999 at 03:21:24 (EDT)
It was great finding this page. Tucker was an unrecognised genious and a man of great vision. I have been interested in him and his car since the late 60ies, early 70'ies, when I came across an American auto mag feature on him. There were lots of photos of several cars in pretty poor state and an in depth interview with Alex Tremulis who also had a few at the time if I recall correctly.Interestingly it came across in the article that Tucker had all but been forgotten by then. Tremulis had a lot of positive things to say about the car and Preston Tucker the man, indicating in essence that he was "character assasinated" by the press at the behest of the big three. Wish I'd kept the mag, it would be nice to re-read it now and again and look at the photos and dream of owning one of the most unique and advanced American cars of the 20th century. Since I could never own one, I have a Dinky 1:43 scale model which has pride of place among the rest of my catholic collection of unique models that includes an Auburn speedster, Cord L29, Mercedes Benz 540K, Hispano Suiza Y17, Delahaye 145, Ferrari roadster, Jaguar SS100 and various Bugatti's from the Royale to the Atlantique Coupe. I came across a book in a local specialist book shop a few years ago on Tucker. It was a thick paper back with black & white photos, unfortunately it was quite expensive and only one copy of it, so by the time I had thought about it and went back to get it a little later it was gone. I saw the movie, and although it did a fair job, I don't really think it treated the subject with the respect I think it really deserved. While on the subject, I read somewhere that the cars they used were fibreglass mock-ups on Studebaker chassis, that in itself was heresy to me, de-meaning another lost yet respected marque in such a callous manner. As a matter of interest what happened to these?, were they scrapped or what?, does anybody out there know? I would be interested to know. Anyway keep up the good work and keep the legend alive. Regards Tom.
tom buranyi <>
adelaide, sa australia - Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 14:54:39 (EDT)
It was great finding this page. Tucker was an unrecognised genious and a man of great vision. I have been interested in him and his car since the late 60ies, early 70'ies, when I came across an American auto mag feature on him. There were lots of photos of several cars in pretty poor state and an in depth interview with Alex Tremulis who also had a few at the time if I recall correctly.Interestingly it came across in the article that Tucker had all but been forgotten by then. Tremulis had a lot of positive things to say about the car and Preston Tucker the man, indicating in essence that he was "character assasinated" by the press at the behest of the big three. Wish I'd kept the mag, it would be nice to re-read it now and again and look at the photos and dream of owning one of the most unique and
tom buranyi <>
adelaide, sa australia - Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 14:54:39 (EDT)
I am having an art exhibit in Oct.& Nov in Massachusetts, which is going to be a tribute to Preston Tucker & the 51 Tucker's.If you would like to contribute any items to the show,they are welcome.Pictures, Photos, Photocopies Etc. THANKS, DAVID BARSALOU 12 MARION STREET CHICOPEE, MASS. 01013
David Barsalou <>
Chicopee, MA USA - Monday, June 07, 1999 at 12:41:02 (EDT)
DALLAS, TX USA - Monday, May 31, 1999 at 21:32:05 (EDT)
I saw the movie "Tucker" in my Economics class and loved it. I think Preston Thomas Tucker is a fascinating man and I wanted to learn more about the Tucker. Thanks for a wonderful website.
Mandi Winning
Davidsville, Pa Davidsville - Friday, May 28, 1999 at 11:39:19 (EDT)
The 1948 Tucker is one of the most facinating cars ever. I am Glad to have found your website and learned a little more about this piece of automotive history.
Matt Peterson <>
Meadville, Pa United States - Sunday, May 23, 1999 at 19:50:29 (EDT)
I would by a tucker today if they were still being produced.
Matthew Murray <>
palmetto, ga usa - Thursday, May 06, 1999 at 16:56:06 (EDT)
As a member of Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village, I was checking out their website. I would like to see more cars but really enjoyed viewing the Tucker and the Cord. For anyone interested, there is a car show on May 23 in Ypsilanti, MI honoring "o rphan cars" such as the Tucker, Studebaker, Hudson, Nash, etc. - makes that are no longer produced. In the past a beautiful Tucker was in attendance along with many, many other beautiful vehicles. If you liked the movie - Tucker, then try reading the bo ok by the same title. It has a lot more information and gives you a better insight into how Preston Tucker was sabotaged.
Sue Pash <>
Plymouth, MI - Wednesday, May 05, 1999 at 23:44:05 (EDT)
My family and I were lucky to see a Tucker at the Silver Springs attraction about 9 years ago. I am very curious to know who owns the remaining cars and their locations. Also what is the price for a Tucker at this time? Thank you!
Susan A. Senn-Jones <>
Hernando, Fl USA - Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 02:13:07 (EDT)
I have admired this car since I was a teenager. We have just started on the web and are finding many great things here. We are going to Dearborn MI tomorrow on a field trip and we were checking out the museum. It is my great pleasure that the Tucker car is there. Makes the whole trip worthwhile with a bunch of rowdy high schoolers! Can't wait to finally see that car.
Dale Miller <>
Franklin, PA USA - Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 22:19:20 (EDT)
I enjoyed the "tour" very much.. brings back memories. One suggestion.. although the photograph of the engine area is impressive and does show some of the rear "grill", I feel one more shot would be the icing on the cake. You already have photos of the front of the car. How about a direct rear view, taken low to show the six exhausts. My most wonderful memories of seeing the Tucker was a car show at the time the '48 was introduced. We stood in awe while staring at the vehicle with engine compartment open, those six chrome exhausts signifying power. What a great car for its' day!
Bill Rister <>
Houston, TX USA - Monday, April 12, 1999 at 16:16:51 (EDT)
My husband and I were so impressed with Preston Thomas Tucker that we named our son "Tucker" after him. We have no memorbilia and would like to get something to give to him when he gets older (he just turned 1). If you have something that you would b e interested in selling, please contact me. Thank You.
Tonya Adams <>
Orem, UT USA - Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 00:32:48 (EDT)
I just bought a 1948 tucker for my grandpa he like old cars he loved the gift i bought it for him on hid 66 birthday
Jason <>
Calagry, Ab Canada - Friday, April 09, 1999 at 00:55:54 (EDT)
My brother just bought 2 Tuckers. He's in the process of restoring one of them. What a beauty!
Joyce <>
Bridgeville, PA USA - Tuesday, April 06, 1999 at 09:25:56 (EDT)
I have just completed watching the Tucker video on the History channel. It is ashame that he could not have completed his dream. Jim Hanor
Jimmy W. Hanor <>
Dixon, Ky - Saturday, April 03, 1999 at 10:35:35 (EST)
Recently, my father-in-law passed away and my wife{executor of his estate} and I in clearing out some old files found an authentic stock certificate as well as papers announcing reorganization of the Tucker corporation. My question is--"Are there folks out there interested in these items or do anu of you know folks who would be interseted ?" Jim Stickel
Jim Stickel <>
Columbus, Oh USA - Friday, April 02, 1999 at 10:25:24 (EST)
the tucker is a really cool car ive looked for ever to find a wed sight theres not that many yours is the best i found the car is really pretty
Allison <>
in usa - Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 18:03:52 (EST)
i think that the tucker was a great car, and i wish that the big three would have quit being such idiots and let the car take a stand. if the tucker would have worked, then we might be driving some of the coolest cars in the world here in america.
jeremy porter <>
agra, ok usa - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 11:44:21 (EST)
Preston Tucker was a genuis! The Tucker is the most beautiful car I have ever seen! I dream of seeing one in real life. Thank you for making this site. It has helped me a lot with a report I'm doing for school. It's so great to know that there ar e so many Tucker fans besides me. Long live the Tucker!
Jessica <>
- Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 13:50:00 (EST)
I very much like the tucker motor car fabulus design,the man was a genius. too bad the big three was so afraid of the compatition.super car, id like to find out more about who and what put the tucker car out of business,like who was bought off by the b ig three?. i heard that GM was the one that had something to do with the trolley cars end. too bad tucker co. had to end.
phillip thomas <>
keizer, or. usa - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 14:56:39 (EST)
i just wanted to say these are the nicest cars i've ever seen
michael <motoxxxxx>
redwood city, ca usa - Friday, March 12, 1999 at 23:57:57 (EST)
I really like your beans! Hope I rekon' Yo git mo!
Mo' Lester
San Antonio, Tx United States - Tuesday, March 09, 1999 at 09:52:59 (EST)
CEDAR FALLS, IA U.S.A. - Sunday, March 07, 1999 at 01:20:33 (EST)
FROM THE TUCKER TRIBUNE *** email newsletter Mrch 2, 1999 PRESTON T. TUCKER, SR. is to be inducted into the AUTOMOTIVE HALL OF FAME during it?s Induction and Awards Ceremony October 19, 1999 at the Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn, MI !! This year?s inductees were announced by Hall of Fame Chairman Thomas J. Feely and included 7 safety innovators and automotive executives. In their official press release announcing the automotive industry?s most prestigious recognition, the Hall of Fame c ites the following for bestowing this honor on PRESTON TUCKER: "PRESTON TUCKER SR. (1903 -1956), founded the TUCKER Corporation. Although only 51 vehicles were built, Tucker is credited with being a visionary in his understanding of the post war consumers? demand for cars that were safe, technologically advanced, rel iable, well designed, strong performing and economical." Joining Tucker as the Hall of Fame?s newest inductees are: Allen Breed, inventor of the airbag crash sensor; Nils Bohlin, inventor of the three point safety belt and Armand Peugeot; founder of Europe?s PSA Peugeot Citroen; James and William Packard, foun ders of Packard Motor Car Company; Elliot Estes, President and Chief Operating Officer of General Motors from 1974 to 1981; Harold Poling, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive officer of Ford Motor Company from 1990 until 1994. For more than 50 years, the Automotive Hall of Fame has preserved the history of individual contributions to the industry and now houses a wonderful museum adjacent to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan. This is a tremendous honor, albeit late, fo r PRESTON TUCKER as there are many well-known, very qualified contemporaries of his who are not members. Nominated in 1996 by auto historian and Tucker Club member Larry Clark, TUCKER was eligible for consideration for only four years. Had he not been accepted this year, Tucker?s name would not be considered again for several years. Clark, who is also Dean o f the School of Business at Sonoma State University, California presented a 150 page nomination of PRESTON TUCKER to the Automobile Hall of Fame. Most recently he alerted fellow Tucker enthusiast through both the TUCKER TRIBUNE and the TUCKER TOPICS of th e nomination and encouraged a letter writing campaign of support. The TUCKER AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA would like to offer it?s heartfelt congratulations to PRESTON TUCKER?S family for this most prestigious honor. We are confident that both Preston and his wife and lifelong partner Vera, would be highly honored to see his peers acknowledge and esteem his accomplishments in the automotive industry. When TUCKER designer Alex Tremulis was given a Citation of Achievement, a very significant honor, he stated "I am no longer a member of the Hall of Shame." It would appear as though Detroit and the automotive industry have finally decided not to let that TUCKER pass them by!
Jay <jfollis640>
- Tuesday, March 02, 1999 at 21:29:22 (EST)
I'm sixteen years old at the best high school in the world and I'm the coolest girls. I have so many great qualities that everyone likes. We (my class) watched the Tucker movie in one of my classes and when i get older I want to be just like Mr. Preston Tucker. I thinkthat he is bogus. Well, i have to go. I just wanted to say that that's the coolest car ever. -Mimi
mimi stanjeous <>
Bellville , Il United States - Friday, February 26, 1999 at 15:22:47 (EST)
Your site is the best on the web, no doubt about it. For school, I have been taking a speach class. On the final day of speach class, we all have to do a speech on a subject of our choice. Mind you this is in front of the whole school. So what did I pick, Tucker The Man and His Dream. Your page is a lifesaver to me. Tuckers are the best dam cars made in the 1940s. P.S. I'm amazed at all the info you have
Matthew Chrisman <>
Las Cruces, nm U.S.A. - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 23:10:59 (EST)
My grandfather A.W. Beaurline purchased the Tucker dealership in Dallas TX and took delivery of two cars. Of course the entire investment was lost. Recently I was in Napa California at the Niebaum Coppola winerey owned by film director Francis Ford Coppola. In the family history in the museum it indicates that one of his forefathers (father or grandfather) was an investor in Tucker. It became obvio us then why Mr. Coppola decided to persue the making of the film about Tucker. The museum also has an old Tucker in it. Was Frncis Ford Coppola related to Ford?
Andrew Beaurline <>
Chicago, IL USA - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 17:11:31 (EST)
i saw the movie tucker the man and his dream last year in 98 ever since i seen that movie i was ubsesed with the car. i love the desine of the car and how he put the engine in the back of the car and how much power it had. i loke the way that he was interested with seatbelts and the pop out windshield. i was so in to the tucker car i made a buisness selling them over the net. if you want to nuy one full size email me at i can get you hooked up with some body that does not want there tucker car anymore.
josh w <`>
georgetown, mn u.s - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 13:27:14 (EST)
I have been looking for information on tuckers for a school project and am pleased to say that yuor sight is the best on the net and the only good source of info.
robert worley
salem, mo - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 11:59:37 (EST)
I must say that it is truely wonderful to see people preserving one of the great automobiles ever designed. I am deeply in love with the Tucker and it is good to see others who are fond of the car as well.Thanks for making an informative site.
Peter Johnson <>
Toronto, Canada - Monday, February 15, 1999 at 16:35:52 (EST)
I have gotten the best pictures and information from your site. Thanks so much for your help with this paper that I am working on. Not only did I get the best pictures, but I also was able to become more familiar with the car itself and how it works. Thanks again, Nikki
Nikki <>
Clovis, CA USA - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 12:07:23 (EST)
Hi I really am proud to call tucker one of my only role models that i can call a hero. He fought the system knowing what could happen i truly think he is great man. I am doing a large project on him at the moment and i was wondering if anyone could send me informatiopn out there i would greatly appreciate it. Thanks CHRISTOPHER
Chris BOB <>
philly, pa united states - Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 22:42:38 (EST)
I am signing this guestbook while I am here. I am doing a term paper on Preston Tucker and his company and I've gotten LOADS of info on him from this site! Thankyou! COol!!
Canada - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 16:09:43 (EST)
The Tucker automobile has to be the the most exquisite automobiles ever built. This car exemplifies the genious behind Preston Tucker. The design as well as the safety features were well ahead of their time. Had it not been for the big three, who de stroyed Preston Tucker in fear that his ideals would cost them too much money, who knows what cars would be like today. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to voice my opinion.
Jeff <>
Rochester Hills, MI US - Saturday, December 26, 1998 at 22:08:19 (EST)
The Tucker has been a household name ever since we saw the movie(now 3 or 4 times). We were fortunate enough to have seen one at a special exhibition in Montreal a few years back. It was Grey, serial#4?, and was from a collection in Nevada. I just fou nd this site recently while working on a project, and I think this is a great find indeed! Well done---Long live the Tucker!
Jason Cool
Chateauguay, Quebec Canada - Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at 10:27:22 (EST)
This is the most beautiful car ever made. It is sad how the man and the dream were shot to oblivian.
Shawn <>
Dayton, OH United States of America - Monday, December 14, 1998 at 16:22:41 (EST)
I recently viewed the "Tucker, A Man And His Dream" motion picture on "HBO Signature" for the third time! I think it gets better and better every time I see it. Jeff Bridges plays the perfect part in the movie. I enjoyed visiting this web site, and will link to many more great ones. I would love to see a real '48 Tucker Automobile someday, and hope to buy a small scale model as a momento for "The car of tomorrow, today," in the near future!
Jared M. Blouch <>
Lebanon, PA USA - Saturday, December 12, 1998 at 20:46:17 (EST)
Thank you for providing this glimpse of the past. As a student, I have had occasion to research the innovative design employed in this vehicle. It is also very interesting to note that so many of the wonderful ideas first implemented in this car are now industry standards. Again, thank you for making this information available to all.
Aleta Watkins <>
Tucson, AZ USA - Wednesday, December 09, 1998 at 22:18:45 (EST)
It is a shame that 50 years after Preston Tucker came to compete with his world famous Tucker Torpedo, that our American Government still has yet to learn the lessons of that day. This kind of action signifies almost absolute failure to our dreamers and inventors of today. I wish the best and God Bless for any and all who fight for the right that Preston Tucker did 50 years ago.
Michael Soper <>
Lansing, MI USA - Wednesday, December 09, 1998 at 12:39:27 (EST)
Yesterday, for the third time, I viewed the Tucker video. Also, yesterday, I began to type my mothers family memoirs. I had not read them before I began typing, and She made several references to the house they bought in 1946, how the first child was born in 1947, and how they went to view the Tucker, here in Spokane, in 1948. Of all the interesting and fun filled facts my mother wrote down, viewing the Tucker was in her top 10 events of her life. Being a small business owner, I have a deep respect for Preston Tucker and his gift to us. To Prestons family, I salute you and wish you the best holiday season for 1998. The Tucker family is quite an asset to us all. Best regards, Scott Griffith
Scott Griffith <>
Spokane, WA USA - Friday, December 04, 1998 at 14:35:08 (EST)
Looking a these cars really brings back the memories. More PIX folks! You certainly have the stuff to make em. Had a 37 Ponyack, 47 Ponyack, and a 51 Merc. I would love to have any one of them back today. Still have three FORDS in the house. Ya gotta get more pictures. Thanks for the web page.
Gordy Fish <>
Titusville, nj USA !!! - Tuesday, December 01, 1998 at 17:22:52 (EST)
God help those who can't dream. Preston was a dreamer. As in most creative people who challenge the status quo, they meet with resistance. While faced with insurmountable odds, Preston persisted as long as he could. When the opposition succeeded, they celebrated. When the years passed, they realized they had only succeeded in delaying the progress of automotive development by 15 years. Oh, the honor and horror of being a dreamer!
Dick Davis <>
Wooster, Ohio USA - Friday, November 27, 1998 at 18:37:18 (EST)
I have promoted "Tucker, the Man and His Dream" to my associates and downline group in my Amway distribution business. In many ways those of us in our line of achieving the "American Dream" parallel that of the challenges of Preston Tucker; ie; governm ent beauracracy, baseless accussations, criticisms, bucking the status quo and a marketing prototype ahead of it's time. All in all, time has a way of redemption toward the visionaries. In my pursuit of the dream, I have put ownership of a Tucker Torpedo on my priority list, just under God, family and financial freedom. I claim it! And I'll "hold that tiger!"
Bryan Thompson <>
Ft Worth, TX USA - Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 16:09:19 (EST)
I use the movie "Tucker: a Man and His Dream" in my Business classes for high school. It is great for Introduction to Occupations, talking about entrepreneurship, for Marketing, explaining product development and competition, and for Business Law, using the terrific law sequence near the end of the movie. Because of the experience watching the movie 6 times every year, I have gotten very attached to the car and the story. I was lucky enough to see a Tucker at the Pioneer Museum in South Dakota. I also have a Franklin Mint model. It is a great story and it inspires me and lots of my students.
Cheryl S. <>
Niagara Falls, NY Niagara Falls - Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 13:35:53 (EST)
I came to this site because in school we were learning about the Model-T.
U.Place, WA USA - Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at 14:10:39 (EST)
I have been a big fan of the Tucker car ever since I have seen it at the Henery Ford Museum in Detroit. I believe after reading more into the car, I was not attached to the car as much as I was the advancement in technology. I work with the lastest t echnology everyday and to see a man so far ahead of his time be crushed down by the "Big 3" well, lets just says its America at its best. Don't get me wrong I love this country I live in, but as the movie stated, if we surpress the little guy, we will b e buying our radios from our former enimies. We as a society have to stand up to the big companies of the world and take charge of Americas destiny. We have seen it happen so much in America that a car ahead of its time is struck down or never really give n a chance. The Tucker was and will always be a great car and I am pround of the people still keeping Prestons dream alive today.
Kurt Kruel <>
Greenfield, WI USA - Wednesday, November 04, 1998 at 15:08:05 (EST)
i'm doing a mid-term on america made cars. i was just wanted to know little information about your company. just put more things
tucson, az america - Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 13:50:25 (EST)
hEy Yo ThIs Is JuSt KraSh ChEcKiNg In WiT aLl YaLl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
kInG kRaSh <>
kRaShViLlE, pA u.S.a - Friday, October 23, 1998 at 12:04:21 (EDT)
i am a direct disendent of henry ford and i wold just like to tellyou to do more looking around this site
jon ford
ma, ma usa - Thursday, September 24, 1998 at 10:24:53 (EDT)
PUEBLA ., PUE MEXICO. - Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at 20:24:59 (EDT)
Hello, I had never heard of the Tucker until this evening. My mother passed away several months ago and in going through some of her papers tonight, I found two stock stock certificates for the Tucker Corporation. I started searching the 'net and low and behold! Does anyone know if the certificates are worth anything. They were issued on September 13th of 1947 and have numbers lower than the certificate pictured. You can contact me via email at Thanks, Bob Waitkus
Bob Waitkus <>
Ft. Lauderdale, FL US - Thursday, September 10, 1998 at 23:02:54 (EDT)
I am surprised that the car that the car the Ford Motor Company quashed with its unfair lobby in the US Government is now housed in the Ford Motor Company's ediface to opulence. You would think that Ford would not want to display the working model of a car that only 50 years ago it said was a fraud and sent the SEC after to shut down.
Scott C. Herzeg <None of Your Business>
Chicago, IL USA - Thursday, August 27, 1998 at 15:50:13 (EDT)
Wonderful site!! If anyone has an interest in the Tucker than check out this site is done as if email and internet were around in 1948 and Preston Tucker was online!
Jay <>
Kalamazoo, MI USA - Tuesday, August 25, 1998 at 22:50:50 (EDT)
Tucker pages were really good, thanks for it!!!!!
Juha Asikainen <>
finland - Tuesday, August 25, 1998 at 07:31:30 (EDT)
I couldn't be happier with the knowledge of the TUCKER automobile. Except, if I were to drive or own one. Ah, wishful thinking. I (as the many other folk in this guestbook) would love to hear any more information that is available. That offer of original literature and items from that one chap sounds almost too good to be true. I hope someone snatches it up. Thanks to all the good folk who made this WebPage devoted to the legend, Mr. Tucker, possible. It's extremely well done providing most everything that I could look for.
Sean Dougherty <>
Buffalo, NY USA - Friday, August 21, 1998 at 22:44:14 (EDT)
My Uncle Richard Guzowski was an original owner of Tucker #1006. We lost this car from our family and i wonder if any one has information on it? My uncle is now decesed and the information on what happened is hard to come by. I would appreciate any inf o!
Judith Guzowski Smith <>
Clinton Township, Mi U.S.A. - Wednesday, August 05, 1998 at 01:51:16 (EDT)
I was a Sophmore in H.S. when the first Tucker hit the showroom in Des Moines Dad and I went from our farm, 35 miles away to see it. I have never forgotten it..I have watched the movie several times. Mr.Tucker was one of many examples of Big Government suppressing any idea that that they didn't approve of, this one being the competition that the Big 3 makers would face if the Tucker was produced in mass . Hooray for Mr. Tucker, a true visionary, in every sense of of the word.
Roger Brokaw <>
- Tuesday, August 04, 1998 at 13:59:47 (EDT)
I was a Sophmore in H.S. when the first Tucker hit the showroom in Des Mounes. Dad and I went from our farm, 35 miles away to see it. I have never forgoten it..I have watched the movie several times. My Tucker was one of many examples of Big Government suppressing any idea that that they didn't approve of, this one being the competition that the Big 3 makers would face if the Tucker was produced in mass production. Hooray for Mr. Tucker, a true visionary, in every sense of of the word.
Roger Brokaw <>
- Tuesday, August 04, 1998 at 13:54:56 (EDT)
i love the tucker, i own the movie,have 4 different advertisments,all original, and know where you can get an original brochure for $150 e-mail me to chat abuot or ask about a tucker, the car of tommorow, today
aj ansley <>
whitmore lk., mi usa - Monday, August 03, 1998 at 17:05:26 (EDT)
SHERMAN OAKS, CA LOS ANGELES - Sunday, August 02, 1998 at 01:47:24 (EDT)
It is astounding how far ahead preston Tuckers car was from the existing compatition. It's no wonder the "higher automotive powers" shut him down. Thats life I guess,.. Sure was a "sweat" looking machine even now. Can you imagine how much further ahead of the game the auto industry would have been if his consepts had been assimulated into the auto industry of the time ! Not to mention all the lives that would have been saved with the safety features such as seat belts! Well Preston, maybe all was not for nothing.
Timothy J. Determan <>
Blaine, Mn. Anoka - Wednesday, July 29, 1998 at 19:09:20 (EDT)
This summer I went to the Henry ford Museum and saw the 1948 Tucker. Before we went I saw the movie on HBO and Cinemax at least five times a day for about 2 weeks. I wondered if it was the aniversary or something. Sure enough it is. Happy 50th birthday Tucker. I did lots of searching for info on the Tucker and now I'm hooked. Being only 15 and can't wait to drive the Tucker is my favorite and always will be.
Kim <none>
Neillsville, Wi USA - Saturday, July 25, 1998 at 13:43:15 (EDT)
I sat and watched the movie tonight and felt compelled afterwards to search whatever I could find on the car over the 'net. The car is truly beautiful even today and I would travel many a mile to ride in a Tucker - even sit in one. Think of the history each car has!. I envy those that have the surviving vehicles and feel they are among the greatest treasures of the 20th century. Shame on the so called 'Big 3' and the lobby groups that denied the world this car and, no doubt, resulted in countless deaths over the following years from lack of safety features, features that it seems Mr. Tucker knew the benefit of decades before.
Peter Howard <>
Taree, NSW Australia - Saturday, July 18, 1998 at 12:27:12 (EDT)
My father always dreamed of owning a Tucker, but unfortunately the car never went into full production and his dream was never realized. I came along not much later (1950) and although I may not have been his dream, I was at least named after it. It ha sn't been easy going through life with an unusual first name, but I am thankful that he didn't dream of owning a Studebaker or a Hupmobile.
Tucker Bishop <>
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Sunday, July 12, 1998 at 02:49:33 (EDT)
I am interested to find out why the Tucker was not sold here in Australia. Also was there a Tucker Tailsmen and a Tucker Torpedo.
Shaun Middleton
Croydon,Victoria, AUSTRALIA. - Saturday, July 11, 1998 at 22:52:00 (EDT)
I watched the Tucker movie again today because I remembered it was great even though I hadn't seen it in 10 years I was only about 12 when I watched it, but I remembered it well. It may be one of the few movies I remembered so well. The day the american dream died perfectly documented in an excellent movie of truth! I have never actually seen a Tucker, but I can dream! I love cars more than anything almost, and I consider the Tuck er story one of the saddest events in the history of mankind! Preston Tucker should always be remembered as one of the greatest men to ever live!! The government is a pathetic excuse of what it should be and has only gotten worse. The Tucker was a car way ahead of its time it would be considered excellent even to to days standards! Oh well the dream lives on and a few legendary cars still cruise! Boo
Boo <>
Kingsport, TN USA - Friday, July 10, 1998 at 01:34:50 (EDT)
I just got back from Washington,D.C. where I was able to view a Tucker at the Smithsonion Institute. I have been amazed by this automobile ever since I saw the movie starring Bridges..It is a real shame that he was not allowed to proceed fairly with hi s car.. Every Americans loss....
Clella Lee <>
Frankfort, Ky USA - Thursday, July 09, 1998 at 21:41:44 (EDT)
I LOVE TUCKER japanese man 31old seeyou-<<
tucker <>
hirosima, jp - Thursday, July 02, 1998 at 01:32:37 (EDT)
I'm curious to know what the value of a Tucker is today, how hard it is to see one at a road show or some kind of tour, and (I'm sure is very far-fetched) if one ever gets sold. to me this would be the ultimate dream
Steve Romano <>
new orleans, la usa - Monday, June 22, 1998 at 10:06:14 (EDT)
speech less what a man what a car hate big three i will never buy the car from them i cann't emagine if the tucker still here in this day what kind of THING we will drive................salute
wicha unnahachock <>
springfield, va usa - Friday, June 19, 1998 at 14:22:47 (EDT)
speech less what a man what a car hate big three i will never buy the car from them i cann't emagine if the utuckere still here in this day what kind of THING we will drive................salute
wicha unnahachock <>
springfield, va usa - Friday, June 19, 1998 at 14:13:29 (EDT)
After seeing the movie about Tucker and his car,it has become a hobby of mine. I've bought books and watched a documentary on it, and have started seaching "the web" for information etc. WHAT A MAN!!! WHAT A CAR !!! The movie has never been showed on TV here in Australia, and did not last long at the movies either. I have bought a copy of the movie on video. My dream is to one day, go to America and go for a ride in one !!! If anyone reading this knows the address of the Tucker Car Club could you please email me. Also does anyone know the latest tally on how many Tuckers are still in existance, last count was 47 (on the movie). Thanks for a good web page
James Johnson <>
Sydney, Australia - Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at 08:01:22 (EDT)
hello my grandfather was a tucker dealer. I have pieces of literature(sales etc) and some rare stuff that has Preston Tuckers Signature. I would like to sell this. If you would like please call me. 410-551-3107 approx 250 pieces. Please do not E-mail me here. Thank you Michael Pack.
Mike Pack <>
Severn , md 21144 - Sunday, May 31, 1998 at 21:28:42 (EDT)
When I was in grade school in the mid-1950's, there was a traveling exhibit that made the rounds of the auto shows. It was called "The Tucker Story". My reason for remembering this, is that one day after school, I walked out the school door and was c onfronted with an entire auto transport-load of Tuckers! It was parked across the street from the school, and my thinking now, is that one of the people who lived across the street was a truck driver who just happened to stop by his house with his wonder ous cargo. For the next at least half hour I climbed all over that transport, examining each and every car, untill the principal walked out and threatened to call the police if I didn't get down! I was so excited by these mysterious cars that I couldn't stop talking about them for months afterward! So if you ever see on at a show, and see what looks like a little kid's handprints on it.....that kid was me!!
John Henrichs <CapnJon>
Beecher, Il USA - Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 11:30:33 (EDT)
When I was in grade school in the mid-1950's, there was a traveling exhibit that made the rounds of the auto shows. It was called "The Tucker Story". My reason for remembering this, is that one day after school, I walked out the school door and was c onfronted with an entire auto transport-load of Tuchers! It was parked across the street from the school, and my thinking now, is that one of the people who lived across the street was a truck driver who just happened to stop by his house with his wonder ous cargo. For the next at least half hour I climbed all over that transport, examining each and every car, untill the principal walked out and threatened to call the police if I didn't get down! I was so excited by these mysterious cars that I couldn't stop talking about them for months afterward! So if you ever see on at a show, and see what looks like a little kid's handprints on it.....that kid was me!!
John Henrichs <CapnJon>
Beecher, Il USA - Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 11:29:35 (EDT)
My grandfather's name was J. P. Gobberdiel. He was an inventor, tinkerer, & businessman in and around the Chicago area. Family history (rumor) has it that my grandfather was a close friend of Mr. Tucher and helped design the transmission/trans-axle f or the Tucker. My grandfather passed away in the early sixties, and all of his papers are long gone. I would appreciate any help you can provide in documenting their connection. I found no reference to my grandfather in the bios I read on Mr. Tucker. I can be reached at my e-mail or my voice-mail (925) 941-0199
j. p. hartstra (gobberdiel) <>
san ramon, ca u.s. - Monday, May 18, 1998 at 16:25:27 (EDT)
MIDDLEPORT, NY - Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 18:29:17 (EDT)

Other memories

April 5, 1999 - Elvin G. Estes of Austin, Texas writes:

My grandparents raised me, in '48 my grandfather told me what was happening to tucker. he thought the "big three" were trying to get him closed down. at that time i was 16 years old and very interested in cars, we had a '48 hudson at that time. i played in the school band near kilgore, tx and we were invited to shreveport, la to march in parade to open their state fair. they had a tucker in the fair, it was a kind of seafoam metalic green, the trunk and hood and passenger door were open. i probably spent a good 30 or 40 min looking it over. it was a beautiful car. in the early '60's i saw one on a turnpike in ohio, coming toward me, i first saw it about a 1/4 mile away. a quick look. i saw one other somewhere coming toward me, very quick glance, 3-5 sec. early '60's also, i now live in austin tx , there was a tucker on loan to the south texas museum near bastrop. i got some good pictures of that one. i think its owner was from the houston area.

May 11, 1998 - Stan Moore writes:

I had never heard of the Tucker car or of Preston Tucker until I brought home a video of the film staring Lloyd Bridges. I loved it because the story was so inspiring. It was also depressing as it showed how the life of the great Tucker car was crushed. Having visited your website, and read the literature, the advertising and the specifications I realise now the enormity of the tragedy which denied it to a motoring public. What would we have been driving now had we not let the "future pass us by" as we stood, blindfolded, at the very threshold of an exciting era for the automobile? And how many lives would have been saved?. How many tragic accidents would never have happened? Guess we'll never know. Maybe in some other dimension the Tucker Car and its descendants are bringing happiness into a better world than ours.

April 17, 1998 - Amy Pinion writes:

Hi, my name is Amy. The first time I heard of a Tucker automobile was when the movie "Tucker, A Man and His Dream" came out. From that moment on, I was hooked! Preston Tucker was a genius. I finally got a chance to see a Tucker for myself on Arpil 4, 1998, at the Charlotte Motor Speedway at a car show. It was a dream come true! If Mr. Tucker had been allowed to continue making his cars, how much different would the cars being built today be? I guess we will never know.


April 11, 1998 - Michael Vincent writes:

We seriously need, within the present automobile industries, another visionary as Tucker. With all the sameness and uninteresting designs coming upon the market, we need, as Americans, an new breakthrough in the creativity and freshness so nec essary to our automobile industry. We've supposedly have held our ground against most overseas companies, and now we seem stagnent in moving ahead of our present position;or are we just afraid? Eventually, someone else from somewhere else will come up wit h a break-through design or train of thought, and we will be back to the drawing board, fighting it out all over again. It is ground we, as Americans, cannot afford to loose.


March 25, 1998 - Harley Rosinsky writes:

My name is Harley Rosinsky I was raised in California and my father was the west coast distributor for the Tucker car. Whenever Preston Tucker came out west he stayed at our house, in fact he stayed in my bedroom and I got the couch. My father had one of the tucker cars which was used at the west coast auto show held at the Pan Pacific auditorium. I remember sitting in the car as it was rotating around and people holding hundred dollar bills in their hands shouting I want to buy one. I was onl y 11 years old and it made quite an impression. My dad had the car for awhile on display at his car lot and then finally sold it because reverse went out. I would like to find out if anyone knows which number car we owned. By the way my fathers name was I sadore Rosinsky and his business name was Big Town Motorsm located at 4th and vermont in Los Angelos.


March 9, 1998 - Cherie Clarke-Millard writes:

I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much I enjoyed your site. I grew up hearing about the Tucker legend from my grandfather who was a Tucker employee. My grandfather was the plant Paint Foreman and also travelled the country w ith the car (in a plane that he lovingly called "the Lame Duck") so that he could perform any emergency touch-ups in case the paint got scratched or nicked during transport.

Now that he has passed on, it's nice to be able to see the remnants of the Tucker Legend online, because in many ways, it's my grandfather's legend too. We will never be able to see a Tucker without thinking of the spark in his eye when he talked about hi s time at Tucker, the greatness of that automobile, and all that might have been.


January 27, 1998 - David, Sheryll, Jennifer, Sarah, and Michael write:

Hi, my name is David and I have been a Tucker fan since 1993 and I have never looked back. I admire folks who have the will to succeed with determination and the courage to overcome obstacles. If you know Preston Tucker's story, then I"m sure you know what he had to overcome in order to produce and promote :  "The Car Of Tomorrow Today"!!!   Mister Tucker's dream has been met with extreme challenges, but was optimistic when things went bad. I believe in heroes and Preston Thomas Tuck er is on the top of my list. People may say that Tucker is a "has been", but I say that he is an "IS NOW"!!!

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