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Tucker Corporation Promotional Film from 1948

Scott Benjamin

A Tucker 48 sedan on display at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Ga. Creative Commons/Flickr/hoyasmeg
A Tucker 48 sedan on display at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Ga. Creative Commons/Flickr/hoyasmeg

We're in the middle of recording a three-part podcast series on the life of Preston Tucker and the Tucker 48 (aka the Tucker Torpedo). And while I'm sure many of our listeners have seen the 1988 film "Tucker: The Man and His Dream," there's a lot more to Preston Tucker's life story than just the ill-fated Tucker 48 sedan. Sure, that was a critical part -- but it's not the whole story. In our series we're providing you with a more complete picture of Preston Tucker's life, one where you'll learn about Tucker's humble beginnings, his successful business ventures (and a few failures, too) and some of the not-so-well-known stuff he was up to in that old barn behind his house.

Early in the first episode we mention a promotional film that was produced for the Tucker Corporation's public relations department in 1948. The film is called "Tucker - The Man and the Car," and we thought you might enjoy seeing it. It's brief (about 15 minutes total) and totally worth it if you've never seen a genuine Tucker 48 running and driving. Here's part 1:

And don't forget to watch part 2: