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Studebaker’s Cousins: Subsidiaries, Partners and Associated

Jul 22, 2021 What is Studebaker’s tie to NASA Or Notre Dame football Ever hear of the Garford automobile The Flanders What about Studebaker’s relationship with Mercedes-Benz While many identify the Studebaker Corporation as builders of wagons, buggies and automobiles, the company’s reach extended far beyond its Studebaker-branded products In the Read More →

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1937 Studebaker Coupe Express

Coupe Express
Jul 06, 2021 Studebaker’s Coupe Express foreshadowed the passenger car based trucks of the late 1950’s It was based on the Studebaker Dictator, sharing its chassis and many body components with that model  The Coupe Express was produced from 1937-1939, and was updated each year to reflect the latest Studebaker passenger car designs It never sold in Read More →

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1935 Stout Scarab

Stout Scarab
May 21, 2021 The Scarab was the brainchild of William Stout, an automotive and aviation designer and engineer The Scarab’s uni-body construction and rear-engine placement allows for an expansive interior space The interior arrangement foreshadowed today’s minivan and features movable seats with a folding table On its hood is the ancient Egyptian Read More →

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Meet Jacob Studebaker

Jacob Studebaker poses for a photograph highlighting his left side.
May 20, 2021 Jacob Studebaker, the youngest son of John C and Rebecca Studebaker’s thirteen children, was born in Ashland County, Ohio on May 23, 1844 He moved with the family to South Bend in 1851 At age 13 he took work as a farmhand earning six dollars a month, and was later employed as a “brick carrier” by future South Bend postmaster Sorden Read More →

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1958 Packard Hawk

1958 Packard Hawk
Apr 28, 2021 The Packard Hawk began life as a special project for Curtiss-Wright executive Roy Hurley It features the same drivetrain as Studebaker’s Golden Hawk along with a leather interior The distinctive Packard Hawk hood and nose were made of fiberglass The Packard Hawk resurrected Studebaker’s ‘53-’55 models’ trunk lid topped with an Read More →

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The Driver Speaks: Peter Kreis

Peter Kreis
Mar 31, 2021 I knew after the first few laps of the race that the terrific pace the leaders were setting would soon wear out most of the cars so I chose to hold my average speed within striking distance and made a definite bid for a formidable position later on In the 59th lap, the right rear tire blew out and I skidded in front of Billy Arnold who Read More →

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Keep on Truckin’: The American Pickup Truck

Keep on Truckin
Mar 17, 2021 The pickup truck is a true American icon, embodying versatility, ruggedness, and dependability It traces its roots to horse drawn farm wagons and delivery vehicles and has evolved into the motor age’s workhorse Early pickup trucks were often modified passenger cars with makeshift beds replacing the body’s rear section The Ford Motor Read More →

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Meet Henry Studebaker

Henry Studebaker
Mar 17, 2021 Henry Studebaker was the eldest of John C and Rebecca Studebaker’s thirteen children He was born in East Berlin, Pennsylvania, on October 5, 1821 and moved with the family to Ashland County, Ohio, when he was in his teens Once in Ohio, Henry learned the blacksmith trade, spending summers at the forge while attending school during winter Read More →

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The Stamping Plant

Stamping Plant
Feb 26, 2021 Although Studebaker bought larger stampings from outside vendors, it produced many smaller stamped parts, such as hoods, oil pans, gas tanks, and fenders in-house Huge presses, some capable of generating 750 tons of force, shaped sheets of metal into the necessary components Studebaker’s stamping plant continued as a automotive production Read More →

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1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow

Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow
Feb 17, 2021 The Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow show cars were a radical departure for the luxury brand well known for its conservative engineering and design philosophy The Silver Arrows were designed by P-A designer Phil Wright and feature Pierce’s signature fender mounted headlamps with an aggressively sloped V-shaped grille Design elements, such as the Read More →

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