Audacious Dreams: Preston Tucker and his car

Katz1When I think of dreaming I look to dreamers.  One of these is Preston Tucker.  This automaker was revolutionary.  He wanted safe, economical cars.  Did you know that alluminum block, fuel injection, seat belts, safety dash, safety glass and a headlight that turns with the steering wheel like those fancy luxury cars today existed in 1948?  He was crushed by the "big three" auto makers and by the U.S. government for wanting to build the "best" car.  He did build the best car of 1948–only 51 of them.

To learn more, watch one of my favorite films, "Tucker:  The Man and His Dream" by Francis Ford Coppola in 1988.  Or click here.  Any dreamer should watch this film!  It is inspiring and good therapy to those that dream big dreams.  I happened to see one of these at a park years ago.  These cars are amazing!

My favorite line from the film:  "My mother always told me to not get to close to people or you will catch their dreams…"  M611a_1


Is the "BEST" really what people want?  Why or why not?

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

8 comments

  1. People are definately not concerned with what is best…
    Genesis 25:29-34

    …people ever since have been doing the same thing. Christians today continue to live this out (myself included).

    Comfort and convenience are the enemies of the gospel.

  2. People are definately not concerned with what is best…
    Genesis 25:29-34

    …people ever since have been doing the same thing. Christians today continue to live this out (myself included).

    Comfort and convenience are the enemies of the gospel.

  3. People are definately not concerned with what is best…
    Genesis 25:29-34

    …people ever since have been doing the same thing. Christians today continue to live this out (myself included).

    Comfort and convenience are the enemies of the gospel.

  4. People are definately not concerned with what is best…
    Genesis 25:29-34

    …people ever since have been doing the same thing. Christians today continue to live this out (myself included).

    Comfort and convenience are the enemies of the gospel.

  5. Great movie, and a great–if tragic–story to go along with it. I actually saw a Tucker about 15 years ago at a car show in Portland. Even then, it seemed like the car industry was just catching up with some of the concepts Mr. Tucker had in 1948.
    Unfortunately, in my field of education, too often great ideas with proven, measurable results are put on the shelf for political reasons. The politics of education is something that I can get riled up about in a big hurry.

  6. Great movie, and a great–if tragic–story to go along with it. I actually saw a Tucker about 15 years ago at a car show in Portland. Even then, it seemed like the car industry was just catching up with some of the concepts Mr. Tucker had in 1948.
    Unfortunately, in my field of education, too often great ideas with proven, measurable results are put on the shelf for political reasons. The politics of education is something that I can get riled up about in a big hurry.

  7. Great movie, and a great–if tragic–story to go along with it. I actually saw a Tucker about 15 years ago at a car show in Portland. Even then, it seemed like the car industry was just catching up with some of the concepts Mr. Tucker had in 1948.
    Unfortunately, in my field of education, too often great ideas with proven, measurable results are put on the shelf for political reasons. The politics of education is something that I can get riled up about in a big hurry.

  8. Great movie, and a great–if tragic–story to go along with it. I actually saw a Tucker about 15 years ago at a car show in Portland. Even then, it seemed like the car industry was just catching up with some of the concepts Mr. Tucker had in 1948.
    Unfortunately, in my field of education, too often great ideas with proven, measurable results are put on the shelf for political reasons. The politics of education is something that I can get riled up about in a big hurry.

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