Photo a Day Challenge

Rare

Only 51 of these Tuckers were built.  Its rarity combined with a history shrouded in controversy makes this a prime display, even though its birthplace was in Cicero, IL.

The “cyclops eye” center headlight turned with the front wheels

22 responses

  1. So great a processing!

    January 27, 2012 at 7:12 am

  2. Hi Lois,
    Awesome capture! Love the angle you took of this car. Have a great day!

    Sherrie

    January 27, 2012 at 7:40 am

  3. A truly unique feature for sure!

    January 27, 2012 at 2:58 pm

  4. Steven

    Fabulous color and what a concept to have a roaming headlight to follow your path.

    January 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm

  5. That is sooo beautiful.

    January 27, 2012 at 6:35 pm

  6. Unique! A unicorn… and love that metallic green color.

    January 27, 2012 at 6:56 pm

  7. Mike

    I love how you shot this….great angle!

    January 27, 2012 at 7:40 pm

  8. Classic. The color is almost identical to that of the little Ford I bought last year. The Ford only has two headlights as well.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:45 pm

  9. Gorgeous color!

    January 28, 2012 at 1:21 am

  10. Tammy

    I am in love with that green…wonderful perspective on this rare find!

    January 28, 2012 at 8:40 am

  11. Wonderful colour and great angle of shot…what was the controversy surrounding the car?

    January 28, 2012 at 11:42 am

    • Tucker produced 51 cars in 1948 and was forced out of business in March of 1949 due to media hype over a Securities Exchange Commision investigation and a fraud trial. Allegations were proven false and Tucker was acquitted, but by then the damage ostensibly spearheaded by The Big Three automakers and a MI senator had been done. Read Tucker’s Open Letter here:

      http://www.tuckerclub.org/html/history.php

      Francis Ford Coppola’s 1988 film, Tucker: The Man and His Dream also tells the story.

      January 29, 2012 at 11:14 am

  12. Love the sparkles and the reflections on the green!

    January 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm

  13. OUTSTANDING EVERYTHING about this image; composition, lighting, reflections and processing.

    January 28, 2012 at 4:03 pm

  14. fabulous! makes me want to see the rest of this machine. Love all the green and the little T badge under that unique light.

    January 28, 2012 at 8:01 pm

  15. A stunning image of a stunning car!!!!!!

    January 28, 2012 at 9:30 pm

  16. Great shot and processing.

    January 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm

  17. I have always loved the Tucker story even before the movie and this is a fantastic shot as are all your recent posts.

    Bill’s car is not this cool of a color ;-)!

    January 30, 2012 at 10:00 pm

  18. looks very glamouros and I love the composition and shining green color, green lover as I am 😉

    February 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm

  19. Great close-up.
    I love the green here; and also, how we can see some thngs reflected on the car.
    Nicely done!

    February 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm

  20. Beautiful

    February 22, 2012 at 7:23 am

  21. I am really enjoying all your auto artistry at this late date…especially this one. The color and perspective really catches the eye and all the information is fun to take in too. You’ve definitely mastered the art of photographing all these old beauties.

    February 23, 2012 at 10:30 am

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