Wednesday, February 23, 2011

1950 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe - $10,995

Is this car a steal? The price is very nice and the pictures are amazing. I realize that it's not a show car, but the resto. is really well done. I wonder what the undercarriage looks like.

See the full listing on Gateway Classic Cars dot com.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Karel Staple Chapter Meet-Up - Harry's Hof Brau

There were some new (to me), great cars at the Karel Staple Chapter of the SDC meet-up today. Here are pics of:

- 1951 Studebaker Commander
- 1963 Studebaker Avanti
- 1964 Studebaker Cruiser
- and a great Studebaker Power Hawk

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Quest to Keep Studebaker Alive in Payson, Arizona

Such a cool article. I'm headed out to buy the hard copy version!

"I have a phrase, ‘You can drive a Studebaker forever.’ My lifelong ambition is proving that’s true."

"During his 31-year career as a jet- and industrial-turbine repairman, Ken Michael started collecting, driving, and restoring Studebakers as a hobby.

Michael fell hard for the styling of the Raymond Loewy–designed Studebaker Starlight coupe he bought in 1959, as well as the six other Studebakers in his collection. After retiring in 2002, he expected to split his time between fishing and restoring his cars. But people with Studebakers started calling him to fix their cars. The Studebaker needy kept piling up; last summer, Michael hired two technicians to help him with the seven customer cars he’s restoring. For each job he takes, he has to turn down two. We visited his shop in Payson, Arizona, to find the secret of his prosperity."

Click here to read the full article and to see the photos on Car and Driver's website.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pink Bullet-Nose Studebaker Champion Golf Cart

Below are a couple of fun photographs that came to me via the SDC Karel Staple Chapter email list. The workmanship on the cart is very nice. Would it rate a "4" or "5" at judging? It certainly would qualify as a modified Studebaker.

M2 Machines - Studebaker - Photos

M2 Machines is sponsoring a photography contest on Facebook. Among the entries are a few very cool photos of the new Studebaker truck line. For those that are not familiar with M2, they make Matchbox-style toy cars.

The link and a few photos are below.

See details about the M2 photo contest here.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Studebaker Still Driving Interest

"Larry Good now owns seven Studebakers. And like his grandfather, Good is passing his fondness for the car company onto his family. Every time he attends a car show or a Studebaker gathering, he brings one of his grandchildren with him. He said it's good for them to get to know cars from the past. It teaches them history."

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