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Studebaker’s Avanti: America’s Most Advanced Automobile

1963 Avanti sits in front of the old Studebaker clubhouse. I man in a pink shirt walks towards the cars.
Aug 09, 2022 Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 1:30pm in the Wiekamp Auditorium; $2 admission / FREE to Studebaker National Museum members & Campus members, refreshments to follow Studebaker National Museum Archivist Andrew Beckman will take an in-depth look at America’s Most Advanced Automobile, the S... Read More →

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2022 Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm Announces Winners

Best in Show winner at the 2022 Concours sits in front of the Copshaholm Mansion
Jul 12, 2022 SOUTH BEND, IN – The 2022 Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm is pleased to announce this year’s award winners. Competition was extremely tight, drawing entrants from more than thirteen states.  Capturing Best Of Show was a 1936 Packard Super Eight, owned by Allen & Nancy Strong, from Urban... Read More →

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Chicago’s Historic Motor Row District: 1905-1936

Images celebrates Chicago's Motor Row District with logos and images of many of the buildings on motor row.
Jul 11, 2022 Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 1:30pm in the Wiekamp Auditorium; $2 admission / FREE to Studebaker National Museum members & Campus members, refreshments to follow Chicago’s Historic Motor Row District, is home to the largest, intact, early “motor colony” in the United States.  Prima... Read More →

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The Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm To Showcase a Stainless Steel-bodied 1936 Ford

Jul 05, 2022 SOUTH BEND, IN – The Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm will showcase a stainless steel-bodied 1936 Ford Deluxe Tudor Touring Sedan, courtesy of the Early Ford V-8 Museum in Auburn, Indiana. This car is one of six stainless steel-bodied 1936 Fords built by Allegheny Steel to promote the many uses... Read More →

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Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm To Feature First & Last Studebaker Avantis

Jul 01, 2022 [caption id="attachment_9375" align="alignleft" width="300"] First Studebaker Avant #1001[/caption] The first and last Studebaker Avantis produced will be on display at the 2022 Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Studebaker Avanti’s debut. Avanti ch... Read More →

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The Great Race Comes to South Bend

The Great Race 2022 Logo
Jun 15, 2022  South Bend, IN— Over 150 automobiles participating in the Great Race, the world’s premiere vintage car rally, will arrive at the Studebaker National Museum and The History Museum on Wednesday, June 22, where the museums serve as a lunch checkpoint on the 2022 Hemmings Motor News Great Race, pr... Read More →

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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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