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cbonner757
03-27-2010, 04:06 PM
Greetings from Virginia Beach. I ran across a link for a couple of guys who hope to revive the marque, including a new Lark, President, Hawk, a hybrid, and more. But the info is dated 2007-2008. Has anyone heard anything further? Sounds like good wishful thinking at least.

http://www.studebakermotorcompany.com/overview.phtml

Regards,
Clarence

stude62
03-27-2010, 04:16 PM
It looks like a personal fantasy. Make believe. Tilting at Windmills. Call it what you may, but its all show and no go.

Stu K

http://i883.photobucket.com/albums/ac35/stude62/thumb-2.jpg
'63 Lark Regal, "Miss Rose"

stude62
03-27-2010, 04:20 PM
quote:Originally posted by cbonner757

Greetings from Virginia Beach. I ran across a link for a couple of guys who hope to revive the marque, including a new Lark, President, Hawk, a hybrid, and more. But the info is dated 2007-2008. Has anyone heard anything further? Sounds like good wishful thinking at least.

http://www.studebakermotorcompany.com/overview.phtml

Regards,
Clarence


It appears that New Studebaker Motors doesn't have a "Human Resources Department", but claims to have a Human Relations link instead. Is this a project of an alien life force? [:p]

Stu K

http://i883.photobucket.com/albums/ac35/stude62/thumb-2.jpg
'63 Lark Regal, "Miss Rose"

Skip Lackie
03-27-2010, 04:53 PM
This topic has been discussed many times before. It's either a scam or an ego trip (or both). Here are links to two previous discussions:

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13188&SearchTerms=studebaker+motor+company

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6765&SearchTerms=studebaker+motor+company

Skip Lackie
Washington DC

Chris Pile
03-27-2010, 05:59 PM
Let's call a spade a spade - it's BS!

Chris Pile
http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/

sbca96
03-27-2010, 08:21 PM
They are still making them in Canada.

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

JGK 940
03-27-2010, 09:48 PM
quote:Originally posted by sbca96

They are still making them in Canada.


With Mustang motors made by Rambler and Powerglide transmissions.

Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

wolfie
03-27-2010, 09:50 PM
What ever became of the motorcycle company that was using the Studebaker name? I found lots of info online several years ago but never heard any more about them. Steve

STOLEN Studebaker!Ventura County ad says contact
Barry @ 805-218-3658
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll160/wolfie_53/stolenstude.jpg
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/1544229962.html

Chris Pile
03-27-2010, 10:42 PM
quote:What ever became of the motorcycle company that was using the Studebaker name? I found lots of info online several years ago but never heard any more about them.

See above about BS.

Chris Pile
http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/

Laemmle
03-27-2010, 10:44 PM
Sure you are not talking about sex with my wife? :-)


quote:Originally posted by stude62

It looks like a personal fantasy. Make believe. Tilting at Windmills. Call it what you may, but its all show and no go.

Stu K

http://i883.photobucket.com/albums/ac35/stude62/thumb-2.jpg
'63 Lark Regal, "Miss Rose"

wolfie
03-27-2010, 11:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by Chris Pile


quote:What ever became of the motorcycle company that was using the Studebaker name? I found lots of info online several years ago but never heard any more about them.

See above about BS.

Chris Pile
http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/



I dont know, some were definately built. At the time I first read about them I found pics of at least a pair of finished bikes. One was OD green and I think the other was black.
If I did this right the link should take you to the website with the engine pics. Just click on the links for the different models on the left side of the page and several will show the same two pics,one of the rocker boxes and one of the controls. Seems to have died out in the R&D phase sometime around 2002. I saved the pics of the completed bikes to a disc I will try to find. Steve http://www.studebakermotorcompany.com/motorcycles.phtml

STOLEN Studebaker!Ventura County ad says contact
Barry @ 805-218-3658
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll160/wolfie_53/stolenstude.jpg
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/1544229962.html

Maynard
03-28-2010, 01:23 AM
I had an e-mail exchange with the principal about three months ago. He told me the website is maintained by a webmaster, and he doesn't have access to it himself to change anything, but he can tell the webmaster to do so. Seemed like he was still serious about making a go of it, but like you, I wonder if that's for show. He's looking for money...investors, but these are NOT going to be South Bend Studebakers if anything is ever built.

Stu Chapman
03-28-2010, 07:46 AM
I covered this development briefly in my book, "My Father The Car", but nothing ever developed to my knowledge. I believe Skip Lackie and
Chris Pile are absolutely correct in their assessments.
Stu Chapman


quote:Originally posted by cbonner757

Greetings from Virginia Beach. I ran across a link for a couple of guys who hope to revive the marque, including a new Lark, President, Hawk, a hybrid, and more. But the info is dated 2007-2008. Has anyone heard anything further? Sounds like good wishful thinking at least.

http://www.studebakermotorcompany.com/overview.phtml

Regards,
Clarence

M15 Trucker
03-28-2010, 09:05 AM
This always seemed to me to be a couple of guys with a dream, a business plan, one or two hand built prototypes but, no venture capital to see it come to life. It also looks like they haven't given up hope yet.

Mike

sbca96
03-28-2010, 03:09 PM
If they do, there are a lot of Saturn and Pontiac Dealerships waiting
for new cars to sell .....

Tom

Avantidon
03-29-2010, 09:55 AM
All these people have done is tie up some Studebakers logos bia the trademark route. Check out the copyright dates on the Internat pages and you'll see no action in along time. Company is owned by an attorney who also owns some very valuable Studebaker tradmarks.

JBOYLE
03-29-2010, 10:32 AM
Owned by an attorney...
Wonder if he asserts ownership now, that sometimne in the future he could cause trouble for parts suppliers?

Demand a license fee for Lark nameplates, stuff like that?
Or even the basic use of the Studebaker name...?

There is some of that going on now in the toy and model industry...Ferrari wants a fee from firms making toys/models. Fair enough for their new cars.

But some companies want license fees for military aircraft they built in the 40s...P-51s and the like. Presumably, Uncle Sam paid them for their work back then.



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

Washington State

Avantidon
03-29-2010, 10:37 AM
Interesting thought John. [}:)][}:)]

lotsalarks
03-29-2010, 10:59 AM
Looks like the newest CEO is a Colorado entrepreneur:

http://www.ricreedapparel.com/

He refers to the Studebaker Motor Company scooters being available Summer 2010 "providing funding is in place." He's also listed as a realtor for "Ric W Reed Realty" in Westminster, CO.

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"The Common Sense Car"


'61 Lark "Isabella"
'63 Lark "Lucy"
'63 Wagonaire "Carl"
A bunch of other Larks
'50 Starlight, '55 Speedster , '58 Packard Hardtop, '59 Pickup, '64 Avanti "Jerry"

http://www.starlightstudebaker.com

Invalid User Name
03-29-2010, 11:20 AM
I can't think of anything that would be more detrimental to our nameplate than to have some joker come out with a new "Studebaker" made in Korea or worse yet by TATA. YUK!!! [xx(]

Doug
Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/w4jdz/Stu-1.jpg

stude62
03-29-2010, 11:33 AM
quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

All these people have done is tie up some Studebakers logos bia the trademark route. Check out the copyright dates on the Internat pages and you'll see no action in along time. Company is owned by an attorney who also owns some very valuable Studebaker tradmarks.


About seven or eight years ago when I was heavily involved with the Wikipedia auto project, I moved to have the article on Studebaker Motors deleted because it was a nonentity without any supporting (or third party) data to back it up. The guy behind the article fought like hell to keep the article on Wikipedia, but the simple truth is that there was never any supporting evidenece to prove that it was ever a going concern. He claimed that it was an pointed to a US DOT document. Other than a filing with the US DOT for a certificate, still nothing According to the employee who I spoke to in the DOT, they granted the certificate to test, but that's what that department does do, issues certificates for "tests". Whether or not the test happened is another story. It in no way was a sign off of legitimacy. So the article was deleted from main content and then transfered to used space where it was suppossed to be mothballed.

Now if that article is back up on Wikipedia, thats another story. But back then we could find no reason to accept it as anything other than the manifestation of a person's wishful thinking.



Stu K

http://i883.photobucket.com/albums/ac35/stude62/thumb-2.jpg
'63 Lark Regal, "Miss Rose"

Avantidon
03-29-2010, 12:18 PM
Quick sear of Wikipedia does not show any references to the Studebaker Motor Company. However, there is a reference to the Motorcycle company. Owner of that company is the same individual that owns the trademark rights to the Lazy "S" symbol we all live.