Tucker Talk – The Tucker Business Model: Why the Feds Went After Preston Tucker (and Why They Failed)

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Program:  1:00 – 2:00, followed by Q & A

Presented by:  Larry Clark

Preston Tucker Driving a TuckerLike many very creative entrepreneurs, Preston Tucker did not have a viable, realistic business plan when he began his pursuit of mass producing a very novel, better production car. Both the company overall and Preston Tucker personally did what was necessary to try to build his car. Unfortunately, many of these efforts triggered oversight from the SEC based upon federal securities laws. Luckily for Preston Tucker, the feds did a lousy job of trying to hold him accountable under the law. The jurors voted common sense over strict adherence to securities laws. We will talk about all of this, plus Elon Musk/Tesla of today.

Program Presented by:  Larry Clark

Larry Clark in Tucker 1044

Larry Clark in Tucker 1044

Larry Clark is a long-time member of both TACA and the Society of Automotive Historians. Larry is Chancellor (president) of LSU Shreveport, a university with 7,500 students. Although highly passionate about Tucker matters, Larry attempts to utilize both his lawyer and business professor/b-school dean backgrounds to approach Tucker history in an analytical manner and will draw upon both his legal and business school backgrounds for this program.

Larry successfully built the case for and nominated Preston Tucker to become a member of the Automotive Hall of Fame.

Seating for this program will be limited.


Tucker Club Members – FREE

AACA Museum Members – $10

General Public – $25  (This fee includes your admission to the AACA Museum, Inc.)


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