Monthly Archive: June 2009

” To JL, What a funny guy ” …… (a note from GM’s Senior Engineering Department)

Mr. Kordella, since you have wholly failed General Motors in product design and as the world is witness, you have very little to stand on as far as attacking me. Since you are a real designer or real automobiles, and by suggestion, these real automobiles are viable under your new god-like leader’s vision… where are they except for on the chopping block awaiting their dismissal as a viable automobile?

Preston Tucker, not a comparison.. But his letter to automakers.

As you know, we are building a completely new motorcar—the rear engine Tucker. Being new-comers in the field we have had to start from scratch and work harder and faster than most of you. For example, instead of the 20 months you usually take to produce a new model of conventional design, my engineers have taken less than 10 to perfect a car which I firmly believe opens a new era in motoring.