Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Studebaker Car Design - Loewy and Exner

Most attribute the Studebaker Champion's styling to Raymond Loewy.

From the NY Times: "According to Mr. Grist’s book, Loewy finally went to South Bend in mid-1944 to show designs for what would become Studebaker’s first postwar models. The company also asked Exner to display his backup models. When the company chose Exner’s designs instead of the boss’s, Loewy reacted by firing Exner.

Studebaker hired Exner on the spot, and made him chief of styling — and told Loewy he would have to work with Exner. Exner hired a star-studded staff, including Bob Bourke, who had worked for Sears in Chicago, and Gordon Buehrig, the great stylist for Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg."

Read the full article at here.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

1950 Studebaker Champion Photographs

Above are a few new pictures of our 1950 Studebaker Champion. Next up: door panels and kick pads.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Studebaker Commander - Car

My daughter and I had a great time perusing the classic car collection at the Towe Auto Museum in Sacramento, California.

One mandatory "hit" was the Studebaker Commander.

2200 Front Street
Sacramento, CA 95818-1106
Phone (916) 442-6802
Fax (916) 442-2646

Click here for more information about the Towe Auto Museum.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Studebaker Brand - Bring it Back's BrandJunkie website asked, "What brand that no longer exists would you resurrect?" #11 on the list - Studebaker!

View the survey results.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Studebaker Literature - Original

McLellan's offers original automobile literature for many makes and models. Their selection for the Studebaker Champion literature is the best I've seen online.

Visit McLellan's Automobile Literature.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Studebaker Art - Champion

There's a mixed bag of Studebaker art online. Here are a few links to Studebaker art for your perusal:

My Studebaker Champion photograph (nose cone) on

Dreamstreet photograph at

Studebaker art at

Studebaker Commander Landcruiser at

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Studebaker Champion - Commercial

A 1950 Studebaker Champion is featured in this early TV commercial.