Monday, November 29, 2010

2010 California Automobile Museum - Holiday Decorating

We drove our 1950 Studebaker Champion to the California Automobile Museum to view the Karel Staple Chapter xmas tree. I must admit to walking up just as they snapped the group picture, and can't take credit for any of the decorating.

Anyway, here are a few photographs from the event, including a few photos of a gorgeous 1923 Studebaker Model EL Special Six 5 Passenger Sedan. I'm told that much of the paint on the EL is original!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Studebaker Parts - Classic Enterprises - Loga Enterprises

Classic Enterprises and Ernie Loga in one article at the Journal Sentinel website!

"Classic Enterprises employs 3.5 workers who stay busy stamping out floor panels, tailgates, rocker panels, body supports, door skins and spare tire wheel wells among many other parts that gear heads need to turn their rusty old Studebaker into a sweet ride."

"Studebaker owners are a breed of their own, said Ernie Loga, 63, of Eau Claire. Most don't own just one. In fact, Loga, who operates a firm that makes interior Studebaker parts, figures the 45 members in the Badger Wheel Studebaker chapter in northwestern Wisconsin could put together a car show of 100 vehicles. Loga should know - he owns nine restored Studebakers plus another three waiting for tender, loving care."

Read the full article here.
Visit Classic Enterprises.
Visit Loga Enterprises.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Photographs from Vintage Ford of Sacramento

Additional photographs taken at the Karel Staple Studebaker Drivers Club meeting today in Rancho Cordova, CA.

Sacramento Vintage Ford - Rancho Cordova - CA

The Karel Staple Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club met at Vintage Ford of Sacramento today. The store has a great variety of car parts, attractions, toys, models, collectibles, signs, and more - including a '50's diner replica where a simple lunch of hot dogs, pizza, et al is served.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Motor Life and Hot Rod Magazines - Studebaker and Packard Hawk

Cool to find two magazines at Reiff's Gas Station featuring the Studebaker Lark and the Packard Hawk. See the picture below.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sacramento International Auto Show - Studebaker

Through the good fortune of having a friend with a Ferrari F355 Spider in the Euro Sunday display area, I was invited to show "Doc" the 1950 Studebaker Champion in Building 4 at the Sacramento International Auto Show.

Bonus: Doc is parked next to a near duplicate of my Dad's first car - a VW Karmann Ghia in blue.

Visit the Sacramento International Auto Show website.

Design a New Studebaker Contest - Studebaker National Museum

A few photographs from the Studebaker National Museum (SNM) design contest - titled "Designing a New Studebaker: A Project by the League of Retired Automobile Designers" - are on the SNM Facebook page.

Visit the SNM Facebook page here.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Studebaker Seen on American Pickers - Restoration

A great little article about the Studebaker Champion featured on the TV show "American Pickers", and how the car will get a 'rodded restoration' by Holler's Hot Rods in Independence.

See the full article on

Friday, November 5, 2010

1932 Studebaker Commander Eight with Free Wheeling

My neighbor shared this wonderful, original 1932 Studebaker Commander Eight "with free wheeling" brochure with me. Take a look at the screens below and let me know if this brochure is indeed for the 1932 model year.

The cars noted in the brochure are:

- Series Commander Eight Regal Brougham for Five
- Series Commander Eight Regal Sedan for Five
- Series Commander Eight Coupe for Four
- Series Commander Eight Victoria for Four

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Les Schwimley Motors - Sacramento, CA

Another wonderful Studebaker dealer advertisement courtesy of my research friend at Eichler Homes in Sacramento, CA.

This ad is for the 1950 Studebaker Champion! "Millions of people are talking about it."

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Stude-iPod - 1950 Studebaker Champion

The folks at Maya Design replaced the clock in their 1950 Studebaker Champion with an iPod Nano-based clock and music player. The results are a fun and functional mod seen below. Check it out here and below.

Nano-baker Stude-iPod - Best Nano Accessory Ever! from MAYAnMAYA on Vimeo.