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S_Ferrell
05-02-2009, 07:42 AM
I was at a friends house and we watched the movie,"Nixon" There was a scene with Nixon at a auto show with some 1964 models, did Nixon have a connection with Studebaker? I always wondered what he did between losing the 1962 CA election and his 1968 win at the White House.

JBOYLE
05-02-2009, 09:47 AM
Between 62 and 68 he was a corporate lawyer...IIRC, he represented Pepsi and others.

Maybe he was behind Pepsi "stealing" the Studebaker logo...in a secret prelude to the Watergate breakin? :D:D:D
(Just kidding, no political intent). :D:D:D

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

jgrohs
05-02-2009, 10:01 AM
His firm also represented Studebaker.Stu Chapman had a talk in Charlotte that included some info on that. Nixon was involved in the negotiations between a Japanese Car Company and Studebaker of Canada to sell their cars in Stude Dealers. The deal obviously didn't go through, and, if I recall correctly, Stu thought Nixon's vulgarity may have turned the Japanese off somewhat.



quote:Originally posted by JBOYLE

Between 62 and 68 he was a corporate lawyer...IIRC, he represented Pepsi and others.

Maybe he was behind Pepsi "stealing" the Studebaker logo...in a secret prelude to the Watergate breakin? :D:D:D
(Just kidding, no political intent). :D:D:D

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State


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candbstudebakers
05-02-2009, 11:21 AM
Jeff nice to see you here, I have a nice Avanti here at home with your name on it...Bob

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