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Speaker Series: Preston Tucker and the Tucker 48

Preston Tucker and his Tucker 48 inspire admiration – and debate – to this day. Tucker built 51 cars before a shortage of money and a surplus of bad publicity closed his company. Some think GM, Ford and Chrysler conspired to destroy Tucker. More likely, he simply was overwhelmed by the enormous cost of building an automobile company from scratch. Join Matt Anderson, Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford Museum, for a look back at the man and his dream and try to determine where it all went wrong.

Photo from the Collections of The Henry Ford

  • January 1, 1970
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm