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  Studebaker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Studebaker's cash position was far worse than it led Packard to believe and in 1956 the nearly bankrupt automaker brought in a management team from aircraft maker Curtiss-Wright to help get it back on its feet.
Studebaker's proving grounds were acquired by its former supplier Bendix Corporation, which later donated the grounds for use as a park to the St.
Studebaker was acquired by Wagner Electric in 1967.
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 Studebaker National Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Studebaker National Museum is a museum in South Bend, Indiana, USA that displays a variety of automobiles, wagons, carriages, and military vehicles related to the Studebaker Corporation and other aspects of American history.
The Studebaker National Museum is connected to and shares an entrance with the Northern Indiana Center for History.
The main level displays Studebaker history and vehicles from the 1800s to 1934.
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 Studebaker
Studebaker also began putting its name on new automobiles produced at the former EMF facilities, both as an assurance that the vehicles were well-built, and as its commitment to making automobile production and sales a success.
Studebaker's cash position was far worse than it led Packard to believe and in 1958 the nearly bankrupt automaker brought in a management team from aircraft maker Curtiss-Wright to help get it back on its feet.
Studebaker's proving grounds were acquired by its former supplier Bendix Corporation, which later donated the grounds for use as a park to the St. Joseph County, Indiana parks department.
www.transporteon.com /Superlatives-S/Studebaker.php   (1327 words)

  
 Classic Truck Shop - 1949 Studebaker Truck   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Whether it was the US Civil War, where Studebaker supplied wagons and buggies to the Union Army or getting pioneers across the prairies to the west coast in famed Conestoga wagons, Studebaker was there.
In 1913 Studebaker introduced an engine governor that "will insure the owner against the evils of high speeds." Nineteen thirteen was also the first year that Studebaker used the word "pickup" to describe its trucks.
Studebaker was first to offer its services to the US government when that country finally entered World War One in 1917.
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 BRK107
Studebakers policy of trying to accommodate the unions greedy demands left them with decidedly uncompetitive prices, so despite the greatly improved ‘54s, coupled with the publics uncertainty of the marques future, 1954 production was down no less than 50%.
More shiny bits at the front include the quite intricate badge on the nose and the aero type hood decoration, while a pair of plated windscreen wipers are parked in the ‘clap-hands’ position, to the right of which is the base of a retracted antenna.
A plated handle, detailed ‘Studebaker’ badge neatly red lacquered tail lights (one of which fell off during handling) and the super-smooth rear bumper which includes the rear licence plate, contribute to the overall realism.
www.whitemetal-model-reviews.co.uk /brk107.htm   (857 words)

  
 Take a BrainSip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Studebaker's "Lazy S" logo designed by Raymond Loewy was used from the 1950's until 1966'''Studebaker''' was a United States wagon and automobile manufacturer that was incorporated on February 16, 1852.
However, ballooning labor costs (the company had never had an official United Auto Workers (UAW) strike and Studebaker workers and retirees were among the highest paid in the industry), quality control issues and the new Car war between Ford and General Motors in the early 1950s wrecked havoc on Studebaker's balance sheet.
Studebaker's cash position was far worse then it led Packard to believe and in 1958 the nearly bankrupt automaker brought in a management team from aircraft maker Curtis-Wright to help get it back on its feet.
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 Studebaker : search word
In 1926, Studebaker became the first automobile manufacturer in the United States to open a controlled outdoor proving ground; in 1937 the company planted 5,000 pine trees in a pattern that when view by passing airplanes spelled STUDEBAKER.
Studebaker continued to build models that supported the average American and their need for transportation and mobility.
Studebaker's proving grounds were acquired by Bendix Corporation, which later donated the grounds for use as a park to the St. Joseph County Indiana parks department which named the park Bendix Woods as a condition of the donation.
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 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk Owners Register - studebaker Story
The Studebaker brothers built hundreds of wagons for the North during the Civil War and by the time the United States was 100 years old, the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company was the largest producer of horse-drawn vehicles in the world.
Studebakers marketed during the late 'teens and early twenties used names like Big Six, Special Six, Light Six and Standard Six, but for the 1927 model year, these "generic" names were discontinued and the President, Commander and Dictator model names were introduced.
The Studebaker Corporation (the Packard name was officially dropped from the corporate title in 1962) had acquired numerous subsidiaries, such as STP, Gravely, Clarke and Onan, so although it did not build cars after March 1966, the company carried on.
www.1956goldenhawk.com /stustory.htm   (2432 words)

  
 Studebaker National Museum at ClassicCar.com
The Studebaker National Museum seeks to preserve the Studebaker heritage.
Studebaker was the only company to span the time from settlers' wagons to high performance automobiles.
View 114 years of automotive history, from the Studebaker family's Conestoga Wagon to the last car to roll off the assembly line.
www.classiccar.com /museums/studebaker.asp   (340 words)

  
 Studebaker National Museum, South Bend, Indiana
Studebaker would also be the only manufacturer to successfully switch from horse-drawn to gasoline powered vehicles.
Studebaker eased their way into the automobile market after the turn of the century, introducing an electric car in 1902.
Studebaker sold automobiles under the EMF and Flanders names until 1913; from thereafter, all new cars carried the Studebaker name.
www.museumsusa.org /museums/info/1166926   (797 words)

  
 Bill Jackameit's Studebaker Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Studebaker sales increased significantly in 1955, so the restyle was a success by that measure.
Studebaker introduced the M Series Pickup in 1940 and continued to produce this model through 1947.
Studebaker named the new wagon "Conestoga" after a style of horse drawn wagon it had once produced.
www.billstudepage.homestead.com /files/1996april.htm   (529 words)

  
 1959 Studebaker Lark 4-door Sedan - Click on Photo for much more info photo - Ken Leonard photos at pbase.com
Studebaker had been in the transportation business since 1852, building Conestoga wagons for westward expansion, freight wagons for the Union army during the Civil War, Buggies for President Grant, Electric Runabouts just after the turn of the century, and gasoline powered cars and trucks since 1904.
Studebaker drained all the assets of the company in the merger and the last car to bear the once proud Packard name was really a Studebaker with a Packard badge.
Harold Churchill, President of Studebaker, was convinced that the only way to save Studebaker was to build a small economy car, much like a smaller, competively-priced Champion had done for Studebaker in 1939.
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 Studebaker Champion Conestoga information, specifications, history, and images.
The Conestoga station wagon was introduced in 1954 as to add some utility to the Studebaker line.
The name hearkens back to Studebakers wagon days, when it built Conestoga wagons for the travelers moving west in the 1850s.
The Conestoga was tall, short, and skinny like the rest of the 1954 sedan line (not the coupes which were just the opposite) so it wasnt the most attractive Studebaker of all time.
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 Graduation Pics
The Studebaker ancestors homeland was Solingen in the Rhur Valley area of Germany.
The drive for religious freedom was not the least of the motivating factors for the immigration to America.
The 114 years of Studebaker history is preserved and on exhibit at the Studebaker National Museum.
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 Merchants Studebaker & Strauss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Their only method of transportation on land was the Conestoga wagon.
Studebaker used his savings to start a buggy and wagon company.
John Studebaker returned to Placerville in 1912 where the people decorated the streets with signs that said, " We're glad you're back." The John E. Studebaker International Wheelbarrow Races are held every year at the county fair in Placerville.
www.promotega.org /wga05033/page11.html   (304 words)

  
 Studebaker museum -- from covered wagons to performance cars
In fact, Studebaker was the first American maker to introduce its postwar designs after World War II, modern cars with fenders integrated in the body which gave rise to comedians saying you couldn't tell if the cars were coming or going.
Since Studebaker was leaving automobile production and South Bend had been its home from the beginning, the corporation donated its collection to the City of South Bend in late 1966.
Studebaker built this unusual "Backard-Forward" car in 1909 to transport senators through an underground tunnel between their offices and the U.S. Capitol.
info.detnews.com /joyrides/story/index.cfm?id=388   (847 words)

  
 Bob Johnstone's Studebaker and Avanti Page (2003 Studebaker)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Yes, Studebaker--a good old name coming back to U.S. market in 2003 The Studebaker name is about to be resurrected in the United States on a sport-utility vehicle.
The date is also the fortieth anniversary of Avanti, the last new passenger car introduced by Studebaker before the legendary U.S. automaker went out of business in the mid-Sixties.
Studebaker started as a Conestoga wagon maker in the mid-1850s.
patriot.net /~jonroq/2003Studebaker.html   (208 words)

  
 The General Store
The three volumes of the Studebaker Family in America trace the Studebaker family in an unbroken line from 1575 to the present.
Volumes I and II are essential for the Studebaker genealogist.
Volume III contains material largely focusing on additional information on the current generation of the Studebaker family, and is intended to be used as a supplement to Volumes I and II.
www.studebakerfamily.org /store.htm   (381 words)

  
 Bob Johnstone's Avanti Page (Introduction to the Studebaker Museum)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Studebaker has the distinction of being the only company whose vehicle production spans the years from the time of settlers wagons to the manufacture of high performance automobiles.
The 114 years of Studebaker history is preserved and on exhibit at the Studebaker National Museum, located in downtown South Bend, Indiana, just fifteen minutes from Varsity Clubs of America.
During the Studebaker Driver's Club International Meet in June 1997, hundreds of SDC members participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Museum's new 90,000-square-foot building, due to be completed in time for the Studebaker sesquicentennial in 2002.
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 Picture review of the Studebaker from 1950 to the end in 1966
That last blast from Studebaker was the Avanti that was introduced in 1963.
The last year that Studebaker was produced was 1966, although the Avanti continued to be built by an independent in South Bend, Indiana.
The picture was taken outside the Studebaker mansion in South Bend.
oldcarandtruckpictures.com /Studebaker/TheEnd.html   (2105 words)

  
 TheAvanti.com-Studebaker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
By the 1920's Studebaker was the largest manufacturer of wheeled vehicles in the world.
Raymond Loewy's post World War II bullet nose designs made Studebaker highly visible and established a policy of innovative design.
By 1962 Studebaker had produced one of the most unique vehicles of the 20th century: the Avanti.
www.theavanti.com /Studebaker.html   (106 words)

  
 Studebaker Drivers Club
The Studebaker National Museum - The SDC and Local Chapters are proud to support this important museum in South Bend, Indiana.
Studebaker Skytop Registry – Now actively collecting information on the surviving 1961 through 1963 Studebakers with the Skytop factory fabric folding sunroof option.
The purpose of the Registry is to document the surviving Studebaker Skytop cars; to facilitate the sharing of information on Skytops between owners; to educate the public about Studebaker Skytops; and most importantly to have fun with our Studebakers!
www.studebakerdriversclub.com /links.asp   (475 words)

  
 Bill Jackameit's Studebaker Page
I am a long-time Studebaker fan and Studebaker Driver's Club member, having owned a 1957 Silver Hawk in high school and a 1959 Lark Regal Hardtop in college.
If you own or once owned a Studebaker or related vehicle and would like to see your car as "Stude of the Month" or in the "Cool Studes" section, or if you have other pictures or material that you would like to see in this page, please e-mail me here.
Preston owns a 1965 Studebaker Cruiser and is a member of the Central Virginia Chapter of SDC.
www.billstudepage.homestead.com /files/2005january.htm   (1038 words)

  
 Studebaker Classic Trucks For Sale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company was a United States wagon and automobile manufacturer that was incorporated in 1868.
The company entered into a distribution agreement with Everett-Metzger-Flanders (E-M-F) Company of Detroit; E-M-F would manufacture vehicles and the Studebakers would distribute them through their wagon dealers.
Also stated that there will be a big press release during this year about their product line in whole.
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 Links2
PACKARD HISTORY / 1945-1984 A year by year history of Packard from the end of World War II in 1945 to the purchase of Studebaker in 1954 and the final end of all automobile production by Studebaker-Packard in 1964.
A wealth of information on the individuals associated with Packard and Studebaker over the long history of the two companies.
Studebaker Clubs is a great resource for finding club chapters in your area, including the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
www.popsgarage.com /links.html   (928 words)

  
 C-K Conestoga? - Studebaker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Has any of you seen or heard of anyone putting a Conestoga or Lark wagon top on a C-K car?
I've been thinking about this for a while now and may have found a really rough 54 Conestoga with a reasonable top.
Unfortunately, the parts Wagonaire is now gone and I can't even consider using that Wyoming Wagonaire as a donor.
www.apro.org /C-K_Conestoga-2393683-377-a.html   (846 words)

  
 Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, IN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, IN museumstuff.com :: museums :: Studebaker National Museum
-- The Studebaker National Museum seeks to preserve the Studebaker heritage.
PAGE OVERVIEW: -- Provides general information about Studebaker National Museum, which may include web site and contact information, as well as description and collections info for those planning to visit Studebaker National Museum..
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 Scott Moore/Artist,Laguna Beach,California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
My station wagon is a scale model of a 1954 Studebaker Conestoga.
I will be painting it to look real, not like a toy so that it will be the proper scale for the 'father and son'.
Although I used a scale model in the 'set up' for the painting, I also used photos of Mike Van Veghten's Studebaker Conestoga and Mike has emailed me with other technical info to help with the authenticity of the station wagon.
www.scottmooreart.com /gallery/AmericasRailways_props.htm   (1255 words)

  
 Project Future: Quality of Life - Museums
From the Studebaker family's Conestoga wagon to the last car made in South Bend, this is your opportunity to view 114 years of automotive legend.
Admire and photograph unique vehicles such as the actual Studebaker carriage that carried President Lincoln to Ford's Theatre the night he was assassinated, the 1956 Packard Predictor concept car, or the only remaining 1927 President Limousine.
Ancient, medieval and contemporary American art including paintings, sculptures and decorative works can be found at the Snite Museum of Art located on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.
www.projectfuture.org /quality/museums.htm   (910 words)

  
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The Studebaker National Museum also calls South Bend Home.
The museum documents the rise and fall of the classic automobile manufacturer, thereby preserving Studebaker heritage. Studebaker was the only company to span the time from settlers' wagons to high performance automobiles.
Visitors can view 114 years of automotive history, from the Studebaker family's Conestoga Wagon to the last car to roll off the assembly line.
www.rvonthego.com /South-Bend-Indiana-219-7.htm   (591 words)

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