Friday, April 29, 2011

1951 Studebaker Champion - Turning Wheels

Congratulations to Karel Staple Chapter member and newsletter EIC Jon Stalnaker on the inclusion of his 1951 Studebaker Champion 4-door in the May 2011 issue of Turning Wheels. In the article, Jon details his '51's journey from rust to radical.

Here are a few pics.

Studebaker Factory Demolition Begins

South Bend moves on ...

"The city [of South Bend] recently started above ground demolitions at the remnants of Studebaker Factory site on Sample Street and Franklin Street and plans to have them complete by February. Turning the 83 acres of this land into Ignition Park, a place where many hope South Bend's brightest technological companies will work to produce even more cutting edge technology."

Read the full article.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Studebaker Meet - April 2011 - Sacramento

There was a great crowd at the April '11 Karel Staple Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club group meet. Here are a few pics:

Studebaker Meet - April 2011 - More Photography

More pics from today's meet.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rare Studebaker Provincial Station Wagon

The June 2011 issue of Hemmings Classic Car has a nice several page feature about the Studebaker Provincial Station Wagon. A snippet of the article is below. Check out the June issue of HCC for more details.

Sacramento Swap Meet - April 2011 - Hudson Hornet

Quick digression: here's a great Hudson Hornet spotted in the parking lot of the April 2011 Sacramento Swap Meet. I really like the badging and branding on these Hornets.

April 2011 Cruisin' News Magazine

The April 2011 Cruisin' News lists some great Studebakers for sale. Here's a '50 Champion bullet nose and a very nice '55 Commander 2-door hardtop. Pick up Cruisin' News for more listings and details.

Sacramento Swap Meet - April 2011

The April 2011 Sacramento Swap Meet was full of great parts and cars. I saw two 1950 Studebaker Champions and a blue Lark for sale. There was also a 1947 Dodge truck and some really nice gas pumps - love those Sinclair pumps.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Avanti Sedan Prototypes - Hemmings May 2011

Hemmings May 2011 issue includes a great nod to the Avanti sedan prototypes (image below). There's also a good selection of Studebaker cars and parts for sale in the classifieds section. Pick up a copy today.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Studebaker National Museum - Mascot Naming Contest

Activate the younger household members to name the SNM's mascot!

"This mascot naming contest is open to children ages 7 to 12. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on June 3rd, 2011. Prizes will be given for first, second, and third place winners, which will be announced on June 13th on the Museum's website. All entries become the property of the Studebaker National Museum and may be used for any purpose. One entry per child, please."

Visit the SNM website for details.