With just a fraction of its peak membership and dwindling engagement, The Tucker Automobile Club of America has reached an existential moment; the official partnership it announced this week with the AACA Museum proposes not only to save the club but also to serve as a prototype for other car clubs nearing their own ends.
Read Daniel Strohl’s article here on Hemmings, this may be the way of things for clubs and museums to thrive in the future?
As part of the continued development of the old Ford Piquette Plant into a museum the entire collection of letter number pre-Model T Fords are being moved in and put on display once they have been prepared . The collection belongs to Larry Porter and is known as the Alphabet Ford Collection and will be on loan for 5 years.
Rob Ida’s Tucker Torpedo body. The wooden buck was based upon a 3D scan of the original scale model.
Images courtesy Rob Ida unless otherwise noted.
Before there was a Tucker 48, there was a Tucker Torpedo. The boldly styled coupe, shaped by designer George Lawson, never progressed beyond a quarter-scale model, but that hasn’t stopped Rob Ida, his father Bob, and Sean Tucker, great-grandson of Preston Tucker, from building a full-size version. Read Kurt Ernst’s article here