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NASCAR's Tucker Torpedo

Posted December 29, 2008 5:05 PM by dstrohl

One of the things you learn very quickly here is that there's never any telling what the Hemmings Nation can uncover, especially on this blog. In that spirit, we present this photo, furnished by Ron Pollock of Niles, Ohio. Ron checked in again this week.The photo at left depicts what may be the only Tucker Torpedo ever used in a racing event.

That was when Canfield hosted the NASCAR Grand National Series in the expansively named "Poor Man's 500," which was actually 200 laps, or 100 miles. We can wonder about how all that rear weight bias in the Torpedo helped the driver pitch the car sideways on dirt.

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12/30/2008 9:00 AM

Ahh, the good 'ol days of Grand National racing & Nascar - sadly never again to be duplicated to the scope it was where anyone with a little bit of money & Big Kahunas could get out there & run...

Now we only have cut & paste cars & Hollywood dudes holding the steering wheel and where money talks & the rest walk away....

Thanks for the article!

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12/31/2008 11:56 AM

Amen! -- JHF -- And you ain't seen a race 'till you've seen a drag race between two fuel altereds. How long can you hold your breath? -- JHF

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