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Tuckerfan
2005-Dec-22, 10:15 PM
In theory, anyway. One of the local TV station's came out to shoot a piece on the Tucker that's being restored in town, and I was interviewed as a "car enthusiast" about the car. Of course, I've been up for somewhere around 30-odd hours now, and I have no idea of what the hell I was saying, and the camera guy doesn't know if the piece is going to air today, or at some future date. With luck, they'll do some careful editing so I don't sound like an idiot, but if they put the video up on their site, it'll be here: http://www.wsmv.com/

Candy
2005-Dec-22, 10:17 PM
You go, Tuckerfan! :clap:

Disinfo Agent
2005-Dec-22, 11:43 PM
Congratulations!

Maksutov
2005-Dec-23, 11:37 AM
[edit]Of course, I've been up for somewhere around 30-odd hours now, and I have no idea of what the hell I was saying, and the camera guy doesn't know if the piece is going to air today, or at some future date...Sounds like you're all tuckered out.

Hope the video makes it to prime time!

Eric Vaxxine
2005-Dec-23, 12:51 PM
Sorry, English. What's a Tucker...and why were you up for 30 hours?

Candy
2005-Dec-23, 04:34 PM
From the Merriam-Webster Online (http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary)

Main Entry: 2tucker
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): tuck•ered; tuck•er•ing
Etymology: obsolete English tuck to reproach + -er (as in 1batter)
: EXHAUST -- often used with out

Now the question is what is a Tuckerfan? I'm thinking Tanya Tucker Fan, based on his location. :shifty:

Hutch
2005-Dec-23, 05:00 PM
Sorry, English. What's a Tucker...and why were you up for 30 hours?

Well, why he was up for 30 hours I cannot say, but I believe that the Tucker he is a fan of is a car.


http://www.tuckerclub.org/index.php

Tuckerfan
2005-Dec-24, 12:14 AM
Well, why he was up for 30 hours I cannot say, but I believe that the Tucker he is a fan of is a car.


http://www.tuckerclub.org/index.php
Exactomundo, and the reason I was up for 30 hours is because I have insomnia. (I did manage to finally fall asleep when I got home, thus I missed my big moment on TV.)

LurchGS
2005-Dec-24, 12:21 AM
LOL - just as I was reading this, I got a call from one of the members of my search and rescue group who was in LA on business. He said he saw me and a couple other members on TV (part of the story on the search for a missing little girl here in the Denver area) a couple weeks ago. I knew I was on local channels - but LA? I need to buy more ammo. And a tank

LurchGS
2005-Dec-24, 12:24 AM
Sorry, English. What's a Tucker...and why were you up for 30 hours?

Tuckerfan could probably provide all kinds of detail - all I know is that Tucker attempted to get into the automobile industry in the middle of last century - he invented things like the pivoting headlight. The cars he did make (fewer than 20?) were incredibly safe for the day (roll cages, etc).

As I recall, his primary focus was on safety - WAY before his time, that man.

Tuckerfan
2005-Dec-24, 12:58 AM
Tuckerfan could probably provide all kinds of detail - all I know is that Tucker attempted to get into the automobile industry in the middle of last century - he invented things like the pivoting headlight. The cars he did make (fewer than 20?) were incredibly safe for the day (roll cages, etc).

As I recall, his primary focus was on safety - WAY before his time, that man.
Half right, half wrong. He managed to get approximately 40 or so built before he was shut down, fans of the car bought many of the remaining bodies and parts and assembled another 10 or so. Over the years, all but about 3 or 4 have survived (the rollover car recently resurfaced and no one's quite certain what happened to the one in Brazil). You can read all about it here. (http://tuckerclub.org/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=344)

mickal555
2005-Dec-24, 09:07 AM
From the Merriam-Webster Online (http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary)


Now the question is what is a Tuckerfan? I'm thinking Tanya Tucker Fan, based on his location. :shifty:

Tucker can also mean food...

LurchGS
2005-Dec-25, 07:58 AM
it's also what you do for your young daughter at bed time... reader a story and tucker in

LurchGS
2005-Dec-25, 08:38 AM
Half right, half wrong. He managed to get approximately 40 or so built before he was shut down, fans of the car bought many of the remaining bodies and parts and assembled another 10 or so. Over the years, all but about 3 or 4 have survived (the rollover car recently resurfaced and no one's quite certain what happened to the one in Brazil). You can read all about it here. (http://tuckerclub.org/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=344)

Oh my GOD... that Brazilian car is ... is..I'm at a loss for words... gimme gimme gimme!

Tuckerfan
2005-Dec-25, 08:50 AM
Oh my GOD... that Brazilian car is ... is..I'm at a loss for words... gimme gimme gimme!If you mean the one that's being allowed to rot, it's a damned shame that someone would allow a 1/2 million dollar car disintergrate. If you mean the Carioca (http://usera.imagecave.com/tuckerfan/tucker_w1.jpg), then you might just get your wish. (http://www.robidaconcepts.com/page/page/2648005.htm)
Based on the few drawings available, we will now begin making this dream car a reality.. Keep an eye on the site, as we begin with a 1:6 scaled model (to help us fill in some design gaps), and work out the final proportions. From there, we will scale it up to full size, and fabricate the body from aluminum, and fabricate a chassis and suspension, also from aluminum. We will make it look exactly like the drawings, and work in some modern technology.

LurchGS
2005-Dec-26, 10:31 PM
LOL - like I could afford to even LOOK at that. (I did mean the Carioca - that design is just stunning!)