fbpx

Stude Obscurities: Studebaker’s Lesser Known Models

1923 Speedster
Oct 15, 2021 Presented by Andrew Beckman, Studebaker National Museum Archivist Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 1:30pm in the Wiekamp Auditorium $2 admission / FREE to Studebaker National Museum members, refreshments to follow While many are familiar with Studebaker nameplates Avanti, Champion, and Preside... Read More →

Read More

1963 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk

Oct 05, 2021 The Hawk received a restyle for 1962 and was reborn as the Gran Turismo Hawk. The redesign was handled by Brooks Stevens, who also freshened Studebaker’s 1962 Lark line. Optional equipment for 1963 included the Avanti’s high-performance engines and disc brakes. In early 1963, Studebaker i... Read More →

Read More

The Driver Speaks: Zeke Meyer

Indy 500 driver Zeke Meyer sits in the #37 Studebaker Special in front of the stands at the 1932 Indianapolis 500
Aug 13, 2021 “I had just the kind of race I had planned. My idea was to start cautiously and gradually speed up. I’ve been racing at Indianapolis since 1926 - ran second once, third once, and last year drove relief for Louie Schneider, who won. I knew that a lot of cars would crack up or drop out with mechan... Read More →

Read More

1961 Studebaker Hawk

The Museum's 1961 Hawk sits in the Second Floor Gallery. The car is painted in Studebaker's Flamingo color, an orange/tangerine shade.
Aug 09, 2021 New features for the 1961 Hawk included an optional four-speed transmission, bucket seats and a rear fender color accent stripe. 1961 was also the final year for the Hawk’s tail fins and five-window coupe body style.  The new four-speed transmission was a popular option, as 40% of all Hawks b... Read More →

Read More

August Cars & Coffee at the Studebaker Museum

Aug 04, 2021 You bring the cars, and we’ll bring the coffee (and donuts)! Join fellow car enthusiasts for a tasty treat this Saturday, August 7, 2021. This month’s featured club is: Avanti Owners Association International. This event is free and open to the public and includes free admission to both the S... Read More →

Read More

Studebaker’s Cousins: Subsidiaries, Partners and Associated

A billboard advertises "this is Studebaker Today...Growing! The logos of several Studebaker subsidiaries can be seen on the left side of the billboard.
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 ... Read More →

Read More

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 S... Read More →

Read More

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 foldi... Read More →

Read More

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... Read More →

Read More

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’... Read More →

Read More