Preston Tucker, not a comparison.. But his letter to automakers.
Someone compared my business goals of becoming the next major US Automaker to what Preston Tucker attempted. After thinking about it and Googling Preston Tucker, I found the letter he sent to the Automobile Industry and the federal gov’t regarding the way his company was being treated. (Cut and pasted from an informational website, below in blue).
Although there are similarities, there are also quite a few differences between our plans. Tucker went large under one tent so he could grandstand his union hiring efforts… I believe in smaller companies spread throughout areas where people are satisfied to earn what they work for and can appreciate a spectacular employee package without fighting their employer over stupid rules. Fights over smoking in assembly lines or wearing their own baggy/unfit clothing from home in adverse working conditions… are examples of past Worker’s Union argument’s. It is beyond me why the union lawyers and ‘bosses’ would create such inane arguements with management except that extortion makes mob minded groups loads of profits.
Mealer Companies early retirement packages are expected to include and be wrapped around the plan to train our early retirees (like we have any employees yet) to go into their own US manufacturing or other high yield, multiple employee business. Someone needs to pay off this massive new government debt and the only way it can happen is with new USA jobs unless the richest Americans are penalized for their prosperity and raped of their wealth
With a new US government already prepared to side with the UAW, UAC, AFL CIO and other special interest groups potential new rules, Mealer Companies has only them to contend with even though we will have answered and covered the problems they have invented! AND I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THEM PROVE TO ME OTHERWISE.
The MEALER AUTOMOBILE and home power source will kill the Carbon tax and make Cap and Trade obsolete… provided we could possibly build enough vehicles for the entire population.Since Mealer Companies can’t build that many vehicles, “they” will still rape Americans and US Corporations for these undue scare tactic taxes in the name of global climate change. I’m thrilled to see that Mealer Companies is entering the fight that “they” already started, but I do believe that most Americans will side with the goodguys and not the badguys who think they can bully the less fortunate into submission.
The MEALER is honestly a completely new vehicle in the automotive era. It’s not George Jetson’s or Marty McFly’s and Doc Emmett Brown’s ride just yet but it is far from a sub-compact death trap or glorified golf cart. The fact that “they” may have issues with Mealer Companies doesn’t come from safety concerns or environmental issues with the MEALER, but the fact that “they” do not recieve pay-offs or kick backs and their global climate change scheme will lose it’s basis, fizzle and die with this new power provider.
A sudden and permanent loss of extorted funds can make even the most saintly-appearing crook both angry and revengful.
Preston Tucker died of cancer while working on a Brazilian sportscar project. The US attny Otto Kerner who was trying so hard to nail Tucker down became the first Federal Appellate judge in history to be jailed (for stock frauds).
I have no federal judges after me, but thus far, I have not heard whether I have angered someone in the current saintly-appearing administration.
Okay, back to the Tucker letter.
This letter appeared in many newspapers in the United States on June 15, 1948.
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.
Please don’t misunderstand me. Many of you have gone out of your way to be friendly to the Tucker Corporation. It’s true, some of you have not shared our conviction that a rear-engine car is the car of the future, but you have been willing to let the American motorist judge that for himself, in the firm belief that what’s best for the motorist is best for you in the long run.
But there is another group-a very powerful group—which for two years has carried on a carefully organized campaign to prevent the motoring public from ever getting their hands on the wheel of a Tucker. These people have tried to introduce spies into our plant. They have endeavored to bribe and corrupt loyal Tucker employees. Such curiosity about what goes on in the Tucker plant should be highly flattering, I suppose. But they haven’t stopped there.
My associates and myself and the Tucker Corporation have been investigated and investigated, time and again. Millions of dollars of the taxpayers money have been squandered in an utterly fruitless effort to kill the Tucker, to bar us from needed raw materials, to keep us so busy defending ourselves and our efforts that the motoring public would tire of waiting for a completely new rear-engine car. But they haven’t been able to stop us.
You know, perhaps, that our bid on a government owned steel plant in Cleveland was recently refused. Let me tell you the inside story of that; Sealed bids were called for, in accordance with law. Only two were submitted, one by the steel company operating the plant, the other by the Tucker Corporation. The bids were opened nearly five months ago. The Tucker Corporation’s bid was high. If Tucker’s bid had been accepted, it could have given taxpayers as much as four million dollars more for the plant than the steel company offered.
This plant would provide ample raw materials for volume production of the Tucker and would serve numerous small businesses now starving for steel.
You would think our high bid for the plant would have been accepted long ago. For five months political pressure, ruthless and barefaced, has forced delay after delay. We’re still waiting. We don’t know who is responsible for this. But who do you suppose is getting the raw material from this plant we want for Tucker and small business? None other than some well known – and unfriendly—automotive manufacturers.
Most of the political pressure and investigations we have had to face these last two years can be traced back to one influential individual who is out to “get Tucker.” If he acts from honest conviction in his efforts to prolong the motorcar, then I hope he will have the courage to tell the public just that.
What would you think in our place? Would you say it was just coincidence—or would you think it was planned that way?
You wonder, perhaps, why I have made these statements in an open letter. Here’s why: As President of Tucker Corporation, I’m responsible to 1,872 Tucker dealers and distributors and nearly 50,000 Tucker stockholders. These people have put $25,000,000 into the Tucker Corporation. And I am going to protect their interests.
In addition, we have promised American motorists a completely new rear-engine motorcar, and hundreds of thousands have written us that they are ready and waiting to buy it. Every day letters come to us from people who know that in fighting to put the rear-engine Tucker on the road we are, at the same time, fighting for their right as motorists to get the finest engineering American ingenuity can produce.
We are going to justify the support these motorists so generously have given us. We are going to give them the car they want at a price they can afford, and without paying tribute to the Black Market. How this will be done will be announced today.
But in the meantime, I want to register the fact that we have just begun to fight. We have been patient so far, but our patience is wearing thin. We can give names, dates and places to prove our charges of unfair competition, and if necessary we will do it.
When the day comes that anyone can bend our country’s laws and lawmakers to serve selfish, competitive ends, that day democratic government dies. And we’re just optimistic enough to believe that once the facts are on the table, American public opinion will walk in with a big stick.
Preston Tucker, President