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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 slop... Read More →

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Race Day – 1933 Indy 500

1933 Indy 500
Feb 02, 2021 Studebaker returned to the Indy 500 in 1933 with the same five-car team it had in 1932. Four of the five cars received new bodies that were developed with the aid of wind-tunnel testing at the University of Michigan. The engines received some minor tweaks and were relocated in the chassis for be... Read More →

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1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk 400

1957 Golden Hawk 400
Jan 26, 2021 The luxurious 1957 Golden Hawk 400 debuted in April of 1957 as a premium edition of Studebaker’s top Hawk model. Additional 400 features included a leather interior, special paint, and an upholstered trunk. Just 51 1957 Golden Hawk 400’s were built - 10 show cars, and 41 regular productio... Read More →

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Meet Peter Studebaker

Peter Studebaker Headshot
Jan 21, 2021 Peter Studebaker was born April 1, 1836 in Ashland, Ohio. He was the second youngest son of John C. and Rebecca Studebaker’s thirteen children. He moved to South Bend in 1852 and took work in a dry goods store for $15 per month. He started his own business a short time later, and in 1856 moved to ... Read More →

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The Ford Mustang: The Right Car at the Right Time

Ford Mustang
Jan 20, 2021 “The sporty look of a Ferrari, the economy of a Volkswagen, and the appeal of a Thunderbird.” That’s what Ford vice president Lee Iacocca had in mind for his “youth car.” His hand-picked team refined those seemingly contradictory guidelines into more specific goals in early 1961. The new c... Read More →

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VIP Visits

Jan 15, 2021 The History Museum and the Studebaker National Museum are excited to offer special visit opportunities for groups of up to 20. Groups may reserve a two-hour block of time with exclusive access to the galleries of the Studebaker National Museum and The History Museum.  Enjoy having the Museums to yo... Read More →

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The Machine Shop

machine shop
Dec 15, 2020 Studebaker’s Machine Shop covered over nine acres and turned rough castings and forgings into finished parts. Many of the processes were handled by automated machinery. Engine blocks, for example, travelled through a series of machines that milled and finished mating surfaces and drilled an... Read More →

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A Trip Through the Studebaker Factory

Studebaker Factory Tour Guests
Dec 15, 2020 “We at Studebaker are pleased to welcome you as our guest on this trip through our South Bend plants. We earnestly hope that you will enjoy your visit with us, and that it will give you some conception of the care and accuracy employed it the mass production of Studebaker products.” The prece... Read More →

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1934 Bendix (Steel Wheels Corp.)

Bendix Streamlined
Dec 03, 2020 The Bendix car was developed as a ‘car-of-the-future’ by Bendix engineers Victor Kliesrath and Alfred Ney and styled by William Ortwig, formerly of the Fisher Body Co. Ortwig eliminated the customary running boards and moved the fuel and water filler caps under the hood to allow for unblemished ... Read More →

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Meet Clement Studebaker

Clement Studebaker
Nov 17, 2020 Clement Studebaker, the second eldest son of John C. and Rebecca Studebaker was born March 12, 1831 in Adams County, Pennsylvania. At age four he moved with his family to Ashland, Ohio, where he learned blacksmithing and wagon making from his father. In 1850, Clement moved to South Bend, Indiana ... Read More →

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