Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow

In the wake of World War II, the U.S. automobile industry was fully unprepared to meet the growing demands of the public, for whom they had not made any cars for years. In stepped Preston Tucker, a salesman extraordinaire who announced the building of a revolutionary new car: the Tucker '48, the first car in almost a decade to be built fresh from the ground up. Tucker's car, which would include ingenious advances in design and engineering that other car companies could not match, captured the interest of the public, and automakers in Detroit took notice. Here, author Steve Lehto tackles Tucker's amazing story, relying on a huge trove of documents that has been used by no other writer to date. It is the first comprehensive, authoritative account of Tucker's magnificent car and his battles with the government. And in this book, Lehto finally answers the question automobile aficionados have wondered about for decades: exactly how and why the production of such an innovative car was killed.

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  • Author : Steve Lehto
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Pages : 272 pages
  • ISBN : 1613749562
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow

Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow
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  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 01 July 2016
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In the wake of World War II, the U.S. automobile industry was fully unprepared to meet the growing demands of the public, for whom they had not made any cars for years. In stepped Preston Tucker, a salesman extraordinaire who announced the building of a revolutionary new car: the Tucker '48, the first car in almost a decade to be built fresh from the ground up. Tucker's car, which would include ingenious advances in design and engineering that other

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  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 01 October 2010
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 31 July 2018
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Reviews of the first edition: "The prose is almost flawless, and the writing never feels beleaguered...it is almost like the author enjoyed every topic and every page. Highly recommended. All collections"—Choice "A great starting point for any student of American automotive history and a worthwhile addition to a collector's bookshelf"—Autoweek "Fun, informative, and close to a prewar bull's eye!"—Prewar Auto Notes "Very worthwhile reading"—Hemmings Classic Car "This is an immensely useful work, especially for those

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  • Author : Arvid Linde
  • Publisher : Veloce Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 15 April 2011
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  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release : 01 March 2011
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  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 25 January 2016
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Among more than two hundred auto companies that tried their luck in the Motor City, just three remain: Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. But many of those lost to history have colorful stories worth telling. For instance, J.J. Cole forgot to put brakes in his new auto, so on the first test run, he had to drive it in circles until it ran out of gas. Brothers John and Horace Dodge often trashed saloons during wild evenings but used

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  • Author : Charles River Editors
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 30 January 2020
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*Includes pictures *Includes a bibliography for further reading "The automobile has come to stay. But when a man has no business, it is a rather expensive luxury, and I would advise no man, be he farmer or merchant, to buy one until he has sufficient income to keep it up. A horse and buggy will afford a great deal of enjoyment..." - John M. Studebaker For a couple of generations of Americans, along with Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors, there

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  • Author : David W Temple
  • Publisher : CarTech Inc
  • Release : 16 May 2016
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At 6-foot, 3-inches tall, Harley Earl was an imposing figure, but his true stature lies in his towering talent for automotive design and styling. Over his 50-year career, he created as well as collaborated on the most innovative, bold, technologically advanced cars made by General Motors. As a titan of American auto design, the cars he helped create are still celebrated today. And as an enduring legacy, he inspired a generation of engineers, designers, and stylists. Veteran automotive historian David

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  • Release : 25 January 1989
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  • Author : Charles K. Hyde
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release : 25 January 2022
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At the start of the Ford Motor Company in 1903, the Dodge Brothers supplied nearly every car part needed by the up-and-coming auto giant. After fifteen years of operating a successful automotive supplier company, much to Ford’s advantage, John and Horace Dodge again changed the face of the automotive market in 1914 by introducing their own car. The Dodge Brothers automobile carried on their names even after their untimely deaths in 1920, with the company then remaining in the hands of their

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  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Release : 28 July 2020
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  • Author : Samuel Hawley,Craig Breedlove
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 02 October 2018
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An L.A. hot rodder with a high school education, a family to support and almost no money, Craig Breedlove set out in the late 1950s to do something big: harness the thrust of a jet in a car. With a growing obsession that would cost him his marriage, he started building in his dad's garage. The car's name: Spirit of America. Through perseverance and endless hard work, Craig completed Spirit and broke the land speed record on the Bonneville