Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Vote for Tucker No. 1039 in the Smithsonian's "Race to the Museum"

Tucker No. 1039, "America's Tucker"
The Smithsonian has announced its "Race to the Museum" poll, where you can vote on 2 cars from the Smithsonian's holdings to be placed on public display in the Smithsonian Museum on the Mall in Washington, DC from January 22 to February 21, 2011.  Among the 8 candidates for consideration is Tucker No. 1039.  Attendees at the 2007 TACA convention in Washington, DC will recall getting a rare, behind-the-scenes look at No. 1039 at the Smithsonian's warehouse in suburban Maryland (or was it Virginia?).  Before that, it was most recently on long-term loan to the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, CA for several years.

You may not be aware that TACA was instrumental in getting No. 1039 transferred to the Smithsonian after it was seized by the Drug Enforcement Agency in the early 1990s.  The Tucker '48 is at the top of many movie car lists, and it would be wonderful to see it back on public display in the nation's capital (the Smithsonian gets 5 million annual visitors)!

Voting in the "Race to the Museum" began on December 21, 2010, and ends on January 11, 2011.  Click here to vote now, and pass this information along to other Tucker fans!

UPDATE 12/23/10 1:15 PM:  There is now a link to vote on the TACA website.  The Tucker is now in second place and only the top 2 vote-getters will win.  VOTE NOW!

Results as of December 23, 2010

(Post credit: Jay Follis, Kit Fox and Smithsonian website; photo credit: Smithsonian website)

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