Sunday, June 20, 2010

1950 Studebaker Champion - Photographs

A few weeks ago a close friend from Australia by-way-of London visited and took some excellent artistic images of our beloved Studebaker, "Doc." Here is small sampling for your enjoyment.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

1950 Studebaker Champion Ice Cream Truck

There's a first time for everything ... a Studebaker Champion with an ice cream pop-top on the back.

See more images of the Studebaker Champion ice cream truck.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Studebaker Champion Bullet Nose - Ten Gorgeous Car Grilles

Coming in at #10 on Jalopnik's list of "Ten Gorgeous Car Grilles" is the '50 Champion grille.

"It looks like the nosecone of a rocketship. It was featured in The Muppet Movie, getting Kermit & Fozzie from the swamps of Florida to Hollywood. There's never been a car, before or since, with such a distinctively-designed nose."

See the Jalopnik "Ten Gorgeous Car Grilles" feature story.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

1950 Studebaker Champion Nose Cone

A quick picture of Doc's newly-lettered nose cone.

1950 Studebaker Champion Engine Compartment Photography

Below are some photographs of Doc's, the 1950 Studebaker Champion's, engine compartment.

Studebaker Champion - McClatchy High School

I took "Doc" for a cruise to Freeport, CA, today. The town is home to less than 130 people, and has some lovely roads, country stores, fields, farms, and rural topography.

Here are a few pics of Doc in front of McClatchy High School in Sacramento, CA, which we passed along the way, and named after the publishing magnate.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mercedes-Benz SL - Class 230 SL

Another excellent classic car "down on the street" in midtown Sacramento, CA.

"The SL-Class 230SL, with a 2.3 six cylinder engine, low waistline and big curved greenhouse windows, and a Coupe Roadster whose distinctive roofline earned the nickname "pagoda top." Around 1968 the engine received a displacement increase and the model became known as the 250SL. The last two years of production as the 280SL saw minor changes to switch knobs, and wheel trim rings became full hubcaps."

See more about the Mercedes-Benz 230 SL.

1969 Avanti II - New York, NY

The NY Times has an excellent audio and pictorial slide show of this 1969 Studebaker Avanti II.

"The car was a 1969 Avanti II. It looked both retro and futuristic, something that might have been driven by Serge Gainsbourg in 1960s Paris, or perhaps by Neo from “The Matrix.”

"It was just love. That's all it was."

See the full article here.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Studebaker Wagonaire - Jalopnik - 10 Awesome Vintage Wagons

Jalopnik has a fun feature about "Ten Awesome Affordable Vintage Wagons." One of the cars is the Studebaker Wagonaire.

Read the full article using the link below.

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Studebaker National Museum - Archives

Did you know that the Studebaker National Museum has the surviving corporate archives of the Studebaker Corporation, the Packard Motor Car Company, and local South Bend industries?

You can have items researched and retrieved from the archives by SNM professionals. The archives include:

  • Written records dating to 1854
  • Over 50,000 images
  • Over 500 film titles
  • Advertising art
  • Studebaker corporate publications and sales literature
  • Engineering drawings

View the information about the Studebaker National Museum Archives.