Tucker Torpedo Launches Into Court

Preston Tucker sure had big dreams. After World War II ended, he embarked on an ambitious plan to design, build and market his own car. His dreams came to fruition, and his eponymous company eventually produced 51 Tucker 48s before it went down in a financial firestorm.

Tucker’s car was identified as the Tucker Torpedo during its design and promotion phase. When the concept was finalized and ready to go into production, Tucker reportedly grew concerned about “Torpedo” reminding people Read More

John Draneas

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John practices law in the Portland, OR, suburb of Lake Oswego, where he focuses on tax and estate planning, business organizations and transactions, and representation of collector-car owners. He is a past president of the Oregon region of the Porsche Club of America and served as the chairman of the PCA’s 2006 parade. His collection includes two Porsches, a Ferrari, an Alfa, a Lotus, a BMW daily driver, a John Deere tractor — and one increasingly famous Jaguar E-type. This month’s “You Write, We Read” on p. 20 is full of SCMer advice on whether Draneas should restore his Jag.

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  1. YOU MAY CONTACT ME TO GET THE WHOLE STORY, EVERY WORD THE TRUTH REGARDING THE THEFT OF MY CAR, THE TUCKER TORPEDO, BY ROBERT J. IDA, ON FEB. 27, 2018, THE EXTORTION ATTEMPT BY HIS FATHER, AND THEFT OF OVER $800,000.00 BY IDA AUTOMOTIVE FOR DELIVERING NOTHING. ROBERT J. IDA HAS TITLED MY FULLY PAID FOR CAR, ONLY HALF FINISHED AFTER 5 YEARS, IN HIS OWN PERSONAL NAME, ESTABLISHING HIS CRIME. HE WILL NOW BE HONORED AT PEBBLE BEACH, WHERE HE TRIED TO DISPLAY MY CAR UNDER FALSE PRETENSES WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. I WILL GIVE YOU THE WHOLE STORY. I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO SEE MY CAR FOR 7 MONTHS NOW, SINCE THEY THREATENED TO HAVE ME ARRESTED IF I COME ON THEIR PROPERTY. I WILL BE 83 YEARS OLD NEXT MONTH. THANK YOU TO THE CRIMINAL IDA’S AND THE SAD CAR WORLD FOR NOT EXPOSING THE TRUTH OF THIS MATTER.

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