Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Richard Carpenter's 1963 Studebaker Avanti

Interesting factoid: Richard Carpenter of "The Carpenters" music duo is a car lover. Richard has 25 cars including this beautiful 1963 Studebaker Avanti.

See Richard's Avanti here.

See Richard's full car list here.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Stolen 1955 Studebaker President - Sacramento, CA

Our dear Sacramento Studebaker (Karel Staple) Chapter member Stan H. passed away a short time ago. Adding to his family's grief is the theft of Stan's 1955 Studebaker President. Someone broke into Stan's garage and stole the car! If you see this car anywhere, please report it to your local police and cc:


Make: Studebaker
Model: President
Doors: 4
License Plate: EHH525
VIN: 7808209
Colors: Sea Foam Green and White

*** UPDATE ***

WIth help from the owner's son-in-law, who scoured Craig's List, the owner's tools and the 1955 President were found. The thieves were arrested and half the tools and the car were recovered. The car repairs will be covered under the homeowner's insurance policy.


Oldsmobile Holiday 98

My coworker's mom spent eight years restoring this beautiful 1954 Oldsmobile Holiday 98. She sourced, installed, buffed, cleaned, directed, and put a lot of emotion into restoring her dream car. Here it is at the 2011 Oldsmobile National Car Show in Reno, NV. This was the car's debut, so a pretty special time was had by the owner.

Read more about this model car.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Top 50 Pizzas - the "Purple Pig" from The Rolling Stonebaker

The Food Network ranked the "Purple Pig" from The Rolling Stonebaker - a retrofitted 1949 Studebaker firetruck - as one of the Top 50 pizzas in the USA!

Read the full article here.

Everything for Sale - Even the Studebaker

"Seventy-eight-year-old Leonard Hall chuckles as he relates the saga of the 1950 Studebaker. As the oldest inanimate object on the lot, this car merits special mention. The red-rust four-door sedan has been sitting on the lot of Hall’s 2nd Hand Store in Central El Paso for 25 years. Like a loyal dog, it awaits its owner’s return ..."

Doesn't look like a '50 to me!

Read the full article here.

1952 Studebaker Commander - Owner's Story

'Phillip Cole loves his 1952 Studebaker Commander. One good reason: "It's an American car." In fact, he says the design of postwar Studebakers like his was inspired by the P-38 Lightning fighter -- the "fork-tailed devil" that dominated the skies in the Pacific.'

Read the full article here.

MI Lawmaker Pushes Use of Historic Car Plates

Great idea:

"A Michigan lawmaker has called for classic car drivers to be allowed to use state historical vehicle license plates wherever they drive in August, not just to and from historic or automotive events."

"A pole barn on his property houses a 1927 Model T, a 1928 Essex, a 1936 Plymouth and a 1950 Studebaker. Kowall said he plans to drive the Studebaker in the Aug. 20 Woodward Dream Cruise in suburban Detroit."

Read the full article.