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Kenny
03-07-2008, 12:17 PM
Hey guys, I came across this and could not find any threads about it.

http://jalopnik.com/cars/retro/studebaker-pines-still-standing-311514.php

5000 pine trees were planted at the south bend proving grounds. From the sky they spell STUDEBAKER. The trees are still there and have picnic tables inside some of th letters!

Avantidon
03-07-2008, 12:43 PM
One thing that is for sure is the only way they will come down is if the wind blows them down. They have been there longer than I am old and that's a very long time!!

Avantidon
03-07-2008, 12:43 PM
One thing that is for sure is the only way they will come down is if the wind blows them down. They have been there longer than I am old and that's a very long time!!

DEEPNHOCK
03-07-2008, 01:38 PM
5/5/07 http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/sdc_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10219&SearchTerms=proving,grounds



quote:Originally posted by Kenny

Hey guys, I came across this and could not find any threads about it.

http://jalopnik.com/cars/retro/studebaker-pines-still-standing-311514.php

5000 pine trees were planted at the south bend proving grounds. From the sky they spell STUDEBAKER. The trees are still there and have picnic tables inside some of th letters!

DEEPNHOCK
03-07-2008, 01:38 PM
5/5/07 http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/sdc_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10219&SearchTerms=proving,grounds



quote:Originally posted by Kenny

Hey guys, I came across this and could not find any threads about it.

http://jalopnik.com/cars/retro/studebaker-pines-still-standing-311514.php

5000 pine trees were planted at the south bend proving grounds. From the sky they spell STUDEBAKER. The trees are still there and have picnic tables inside some of th letters!

Roscomacaw
03-07-2008, 01:58 PM
The wife 'n me had a picnic lunch next to the T in 1997.:D

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1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
03-07-2008, 01:58 PM
The wife 'n me had a picnic lunch next to the T in 1997.:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

StudHawk60
03-07-2008, 02:22 PM
Growing up in SB in the 60s & 70s, every year in elementary school, we took a field trip to Bendix Woods. We had cook outs among the letters. I don't know if it's still there, but in the winter, the park had a snow making machine, and you could go skiing, or inner tubing down the hill.
Also, State Road 2 has a long gradual hill that climbs for several miles, and peaks at the proving grounds. I never really noticed it in a car, but my Dad drove a truck for decades, and said all the truckers referred to that area as "Studebaker Hill". He even called it that up until the day he died in 1995.

StudHawk60
03-07-2008, 02:22 PM
Growing up in SB in the 60s & 70s, every year in elementary school, we took a field trip to Bendix Woods. We had cook outs among the letters. I don't know if it's still there, but in the winter, the park had a snow making machine, and you could go skiing, or inner tubing down the hill.
Also, State Road 2 has a long gradual hill that climbs for several miles, and peaks at the proving grounds. I never really noticed it in a car, but my Dad drove a truck for decades, and said all the truckers referred to that area as "Studebaker Hill". He even called it that up until the day he died in 1995.