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1934 Chrysler Airflow

The image shows a Chrysler Airflow finished in yellow. The front end show the major influences of streamlined design.
May 12, 2022 Walter Chrysler was known for his willingness to push the envelope of innovation, and his company’s 1934 Airflow was no exception. Chrysler engineer Carl Breer styled the radical body shape through the use of a wind tunnel. Breer’s colleague, Fred Zeder, created an early ‘unibody’ design con... Read More →

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Packard

Packard 1955 Caribbean Advertisement Literature
Apr 22, 2022 In 1899, brothers James Ward Packard and William Doud Packard built the first Packard automobile in their native Warren, Ohio. In 1900, they formed the Ohio Automobile Company in partnership with George Weiss, which was soon renamed the Packard Motor Car Company and moved to Detroit, Michigan. The c... Read More →

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The Avanti: America’s Most Advanced Automobile

A white Avanti sits in front of the Indianapolis Speedway pagoda as part of proceeding surrounding the Indy 500.
Apr 04, 2022 The Studebaker Avanti was one of the industry’s most imaginative and sensational vehicles. For the Avanti’s 60th anniversary, the Museum will explore the Avanti’s improbable origin story and its place in the 1963 automotive landscape. The exhibit will look at contemporary reviews and road test... Read More →

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1941 Studebaker Coupe-Delivery

1941 Coupe-delivery Studebaker in Blue with Pale blue accents.
Feb 28, 2022 Studebaker offered the Coupe-Delivery version of the Champion beginning with that model’s 1939 debut. A small pickup box was substituted for the Champion’s trunk lid to create a quarter-ton pickup truck. Aside from the pickup box, the Coupe Delivery was identical to a Champion Coupe - no heavy-d... Read More →

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Museums for All

Feb 09, 2022 The Studebaker National Museum is committed to ensuring that all visitors, regardless of economic status, are able to access the Museum’s galleries. It is a core focus of the Museum to increase access to and awareness of the Collection, which tells the story of South Bend’s long industrial herit... Read More →

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Pierce-Arrow

Pierce-ARrow add with blue, orange, and grey
Feb 07, 2022 Pierce-Arrow was one of the oldest and most respected names in the industry. During the early 1900s, Pierce-Arrow, along with Packard and Peerless (the so-called “Three P’s”) were considered America’s finest luxury automobiles. The company was founded in 1865 by George M. Pierce in Buff... Read More →

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Palm Springs: Designing the Avanti

This sketch was drawn in Palm Springs as the designers figured out what the Avanti would be. There are notes scrawled all around the car sketch with Raymond Loewy's signature in the corner.
Jan 31, 2022 To meet Studebaker’s deadline, Loewy and his design team set up shop in a rented bungalow in Palm Springs, California, not far from one of Loewy’s homes. The team consisted of John Ebstein, a longtime Loewy lieutenant who served as the Avanti’s project coordinator, Bob Andrews another Loew... Read More →

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Registration now Open for Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm 2022

Rolls Royce at Concours d'Elegance at Copshaholm
Jan 14, 2022 The fourth annual Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm to be held Saturday, July 9, 2022, at the historic Copshaholm Mansion in South Bend’s West Washington Street Historic District, hosted by the Studebaker National Museum SOUTH BEND, IN – The Studebaker National Museum announces vehicle appl... Read More →

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Studebaker’s Last Dance: The Avanti

Studebaker's Last Dance: The Avanti
Jan 07, 2022 Sales were slow at Studebaker in early 1961. This was not an unfamiliar position as Studebaker had lost money each of the previous eight years except for one (1959). In an effort to right the ship, Studebaker’s board of directors brought in a new president on February 1, 1961, and was considering ... Read More →

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Studebaker National Museum Receives 1964 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk

A black 1964 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk sits in front of the restored Studebaker factory building in downtown South Bend
Dec 16, 2021 The Studebaker National Museum recently received a 1964 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk as a gift to its permanent Collection. This Hawk was formerly owned by Brooks Stevens, an industrial designer who handled Studebaker’s styling program from 1962 to 1964.  After falling sales in the late 50s and... Read More →

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