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The Other Tucker

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The film about Mr. Preston Tucker always intrigued me as a kid.  Perhaps it speaks to the quality raising that I got that it was a movie we owned and watched frequently, but even today when I think of Tuckers I think about that stylized version of his life, and how The Man kept trying to keep him down.  One thing from the movie that I thought was awesome was the armored car he develops first, which really has only a bit part in the movie.  I think, though, that I wanted one of those about as much as I wanted a Tucker car, because it was faster than anything else on the battlefield!  Too fast for the government to buy!  Nothing is cooler to a 10 year old, well, very little anyhow, than a fighting machine that doesn’t get built because it is too fast.

I recently came across the lead image you see on the Modern Mechanix website, and it jogged my memory on this machine, and I decided to find out more.  Hit the jump, and let’s discover the other Tucker!

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Unfulfilled Promises

In the world of consumer goods, the practice of pre-announcing is fairly common. A company will announce a product months or even years ahead of its completion with a list of features that fires up the press and potential consumers. It’s a marketing move, and puts the competition on notice. It can also lead to heartbreak.
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