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The Lincoln Highway: Leaders in the Movement for Transcontinental Travel

This 1918 Studebaker ad highlights the connection between Studebaker and the Lincoln Highway
Jan 20, 2023 In 1909 Carl Fisher and three partners James Newby, James Allison and Frank Wheeler opened the Indianapolis Speedway The Speedway's immediate success was further enhanced with the placement of brick pavers on the two and a half mile track and the establishment of the Indianapolis 500 race in 1911 Automobile manufacturers sprang up across Ohio, Read More →

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1967 International Scout 800

International Scout Truck finished in gold. A rather square bodied truck.
Dec 19, 2022 The International Scout was designed as an economical compact utility pickup for both rural and urban users Although the market for four-wheel drive recreational vehicles was limited at this time, the Scout was a success and pointed the way towards today’s SUVs and cross-over vehicles The Scout debuted in 1961 and remained in production Read More →

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1937 Delage D8 Aérosport

A 1937 Delage sits in the Upper Floor Gallery. The car is finished in gold with a maroon accent running down the hood line onto the doors of the vehicle. The headlights are inset between the fenders and the radiator shell.
Dec 16, 2022 Louis Delage founded his automobile company in France in 1905 The company was known for luxury automobiles and its eight-cylinder D8 models of the 1930s are considered its finest products This D8’s Aérosport’s body was built by French coachbuilder, Letourneur et Marchand and its styling is credited to the founder’s son Marcel Read More →

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Built to Last: Studebaker Buildings Past & Present

This image of a former Studebaker dealership shows the Studebaker emblem far away on top of a 3 story building.
Dec 02, 2022  As an international company, Studebaker operated production facilities, sales outlets, showrooms, and dealerships in cities all over the world Many of these buildings have been torn down; those that remain have been repurposed Using historical and contemporary photographs of these iconic buildings, as well as select objects, this exhibition Read More →

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Studebaker Subsidiaries

Image from the 1966 Studebaker Annual Report showing all of the Studebaker subsidiaries
Nov 30, 2022 In the early 1960s, the Studebaker Corporation began a diversification program to expand the company beyond automobile production  Studebaker’s board also sought to use its tax-loss credits amassed from previous unprofitable years These credits could be applied to the Studebaker Corporation’s profits as well as those of subsidiary Read More →

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1929 Ford Model A

1929 Ford Model A Panel Van
Nov 04, 2022 The Model A debuted in 1927 and was a long overdue replacement for the venerable and ubiquitous Model T Although simple in construction, the Model A was a great improvement in performance and operation over the Model T Because of the Model A’s low price, it became a staple of rural life in the United States into the late 1940s It was not Read More →

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1936 Cord 810

A image of a 1936 Cord 810 finished in black with white-wall tires. The car sits in the Upper Level Gallery.
Oct 21, 2022 The 1936 Cord and its revolutionary design shocked the industry Its streamlined shape was created by Gordon Buehrig with assistance from Vince Gardner and features a low silhouette, front wheel drive and unitized body construction It was the first production car to feature retractable headlamps The wheel cover design mimics the fender contours, Read More →

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Studebaker’s Early Autos

A Flanders automobile sits with its driver in front of a dealership front window
Sep 27, 2022 Studebaker’s expanded its corporate family significantly in the early 1900’s in order to enter the automobile market  One if its first additions was the assets of the failing General Automobile Company of Cleveland, Ohio  The General plant produced Studebaker-branded two-cylinder automobiles in 1904-05   As the market shifted to Read More →

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1937 Hupmobile 618-G (Aerodynamic)

Image of a 1937 Hupmobile 618-G (Aerodynamic) finished in red.
Sep 08, 2022 The Aerodynamic Hupmobile was originally designed by industrial designer Raymond Loewy in 1934 with assistance from Amos Northup, both early proponents of streamlining The new Hupmobile eliminated the traditional freestanding headlight assemblies and faired them into the fender catwalks The initial design also featured a unique wraparound Read More →

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The Rockne Automobile

Studebaker's Rockne sits in front of some tress with a stone building faintly visible in the background. A man drives with car while a man and a lady stand on the other side of the car to admire it. This is a black and white image.
Aug 19, 2022 The automobile that became the Rockne was developed by Ralph Vail and Roy Cole, two independent automotive engineers from Detroit, Michigan In early 1930, Vail and Cole were contracted to create a new automobile for the Willys-Overland Corporation of Toledo, Ohio Two prototypes were built and received an enthusiastic response from the Read More →

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