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Old 10-28-2009, 02:31 PM   #81
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The fellas over at Hemmings recently uncovered the fascinating photo above. Your eyes arenít deceiving - thatís an honest-to-goodness Tucker Torpedo all dressed up to go racing. They seem to think the photo was taken in 1950 at Canfield Speedway...

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That's pretty wild. I was always fascinated with those mutants.
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:32 PM   #82
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The race car in the photo is wearing a license plate and appears to be owned by a used car dealer by the writing on the door and front fender.

I seriously doubt it was a Tucker publicity stunt. It looks to me that some dealer took an unsellable trade-in (because of the manufacturer's demise) and prepped it for racing.

Obviously we don't know the sanctioning entity of the race, for all we know it could just be some local amateur oval track.

The real question is WHICH Tucker this was and whether it is accounted for today.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:32 PM   #83
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Where is this fake Tucker / Studebaker located?
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:08 PM   #84
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The race car in the photo is wearing a license plate and appears to be owned by a used car dealer by the writing on the door and front fender.

I seriously doubt it was a Tucker publicity stunt. It looks to me that some dealer took an unsellable trade-in (because of the manufacturer's demise) and prepped it for racing.

Obviously we don't know the sanctioning entity of the race, for all we know it could just be some local amateur oval track.

The real question is WHICH Tucker this was and whether it is accounted for today.

Canfield Speedway hosted Nascar races for 3 years (50-52) Memorial Day weekend on the half mile dirt. They also ran local races till probably the mid sixties before nearby residents got it shut down. The Tucker is listed here as running the 1950 race with 0 laps and axle listed as the cause. So yes it seems it was slated to run Nascar but fell slightly short.

http://racing-reference.info/race/1950-05/W
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:49 PM   #85
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Seems to me that out of the 51 Tuckers produced, the whereabouts of 47 of them are fully documented. I'm not sure if the remaining 4 includes the wrecked and burned cars or not. Chances of finding another one are pretty darn slim.
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