Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

More Studebaker Information

We got up early this morning and headed to the Museum again so we could take our time. Let me tell you....this place was unbelievable. Three floors of fantastic displays.

And it all started here, the first Studebaker? Nope, just the first Studebaker cradle.
The Studebaker brothers.
"Movers and Shakers"
Even had an overdrive transmission.
The Body Drop
I probably took over eighty pictures this day of displays. The tough part was which ones to put in the post. If you are ever in the area of South Bend, this museum is a must. There were three floors full of displays, many of them priceless I'm sure.
Something for the kids!

Way Cool
They even named one after Knute.
The Studebaker Rockne
Commanders were everywhere.
The Commander.
Such beautiful automobiles.
The Studebaker's were a lot more beautiful back in the 30's. They also seemed a bit on the expensive side but I'm not sure.
More Commanders

Wow, what a car!!!!!
This thing is HUGE, look how the body overhangs the wheels. The doors were about ten inches thick.
Fast car for it's day.
Not much room left in there after adding the Paxton Blower.
A prototype four door Avanti?
Looks like a four door Avanti!

Note the discription on the three doors, didn't Saturn introduce the same design not too long ago.
The last Studebaker was built in the Canadian plant.
This is the picture of the car.
And I was so interested in getting a picture under the hood that I forgot to take a picture of the car itself.
Ah, the end of a perfect day. I just had to get some of the local chocolate and it was onlt a couple of miles away from where we were.


Sam&Donna Weibel said...

One of Donna's early cars when she was a teenager was a Studebaker unfortanately her Dad forgot to put antifreeze in it and the block cracked, and that was the end of it, I had a picture of it a few months agao on my blog. I was in South Bend once but I was bringing a reluctant witness back to St Louis for a murder trial and didn't have time to sightsee, have to put it in the list. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Sounds good, we have added it to the list.