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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 o... 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 rep... 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... 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 stam... 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 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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