2016 Studebaker Calendar Now Available!

Here’s the new Studebaker calendar for 2016.
Why waste your precious wall space with that same old lame calendar the electric company sends out?

Now in it’s 9th year of production this contains 13 full color photos. On the days of the month are important dates in Studebaker’s long history.

Do you know what day the Studebaker Brothers opened their blacksmith shop in South Bend?

When was the Avanti first introduced to the public?

What happened on December 9, 1963?

You’ll learn all this and more here on the calendar.

In this year’s calendar:

Cover: Modified M Series Truck
January: 1957 Commander
February: 1933 Rockne
March: 1964 GT Hawk
April: 1951 Commander
May: 1945 M-29 Wesel
June: 1963 Avanti
July: 1955 President Deluxe
August: 1960 Lark Convertible
September: 1958 Packard Hawk
October: 1935 Dictator
November: 1962 Champ Truck
December: 1947 M Series Truck

Measures 8 1/2″ x 11″ when closed. Opens to 11″ x 17″. Printed in full color on glossy paper.

 Still just $10 plus postage


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All New! 2015 Studebaker Calendar

Here’s the new Studebaker calendar for 2015.
Why waste your precious wall space with that same old lame calendar the gas company sends out?

Now in it’s 18th year of production this contains 13 full color photos. On the days of the month are important dates in Studebaker’s long history.

 

Do you know what day the last vehicle rolled off the assembley line before production halted for the war?

When did Studebaker sell their first car?

What happened on March 17, 1966?

You’ll learn all this and more here on the calendar.

In this year’s calendar:

Cover: Champ Truck
January: 1958 Commander
February: 1963 GT Hawk
March: 1940 Champion
April: 1964 Daytona
May: 1928 Dictator
June: 1961 Hawk
July: 1952 2R6 Truck
August: 1953 Commander
September: 1932 President Convertible
October: 1963 Avanti & 1971 Avanti II
November: 1961 Lark Wagon
December: 1947 Champion Business Coupe

Measures 8 1/2″ x 11″ when closed. Opens to 11″ x 17″. Printed in full color on glossy paper.

 Still just $10 plus postage


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The Search

 

     I have a good friend who lives in rural New York and he had told me for years of seeing a Studebaker just sitting along a road near his house. He had stumbled across it one day but couldn’t recall it’s exact location.
     We had tried in vain to find the lost Studebaker several times during visits to his house. In 2005 I was visiting and we decided to try again. We were on some of the same roads we had tried before but this time for some reason when we came to an intersection we turned left instead of right and something caught my eye.
     Off to the left the sun was reflecting off a piece of glass or chrome and shining through the heavily wooded section. We went that way and in about 100 yards came to a house sitting down over a bank. There beside a rusty old school bus sat a Lark. At first that’s all I could make out but when we got closer and went down the driveway could see the car better it got a lot more interesting. It turned out to be a 1962 Lark 2 door.. It was an odd mix, it was a Daytona, a hardtop with the rare Skytop option, bucket seats and an automatic tranny but with a six cylinder engine.
     After a bit of haggling with the owner we settled on a price and I made plans to come back with a trailer. The car had been sitting for a long time and I doubted it would run but the day we went to pick it up it was sitting up by the road. It had indeed started and was driven up to the road so it could be loaded easier.
     The car didn’t look too bad from the outside but when I looked the car over better I found it had not faired very well in the western New York winters. The body needed a lot of structural repair. Even though it did run the engine knocked like an angry landlord looking for rent. I decided if I was going to resurrect this Skytop the best plan would be to find another ‘62 hardtop and change the roofs. It sounded like a lot of work but less than repairing the existing car would require.
     I never did end up fixing the car. I found it a new home during an annual Studebaker swap meet later that year. I saw the car again, for sale in 2006 in South Bend during a swap meet there. I guess the new owner decided that he didn’t want to get that involved either. It turned up again in 2007 at the International Meet in South Bend and I understand it had a couple more owners since then. Hopefully it has finally found a place to rest and get restored.
     Those forgotten old car are still out there to be found if you just look carefully and explore some back roads.

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