View Full Version : Studebaker National Museum

05-23-2010, 06:33 PM
We had a chance to visit the Studebaker National Museum last Thursday. I found it to be a really wonderful facility. The volunteers that we found were very nice and very helpful. My only disappointment was that I was hoping to see a Wagonaire on display, and while we found the styling mock up by Brooks Stevens in the lower level, all we could see was a small portion of it. However one aspect of the museum that more than makes up for that is that these cars are displayed so that you can actually see inside of them, which for a car museum is a strangly difficult task to acheive. I also like that the manner in which the cars are displayed allows the visitor to see more of the whole car than just the front grille. This is a wonderful facility - well worth the time!

05-23-2010, 06:42 PM
They rotate the vehicles so go back some time and maybe the wagonaire will make it out of the basement


Mike Sal
05-23-2010, 06:44 PM
I love those show cars. If I didn't have those crazy wild ideas of paying my bills & feeding my family, I'd pay what ever it took to have one made (I'm torn between the 2dr and the wagon).
Mike Sal

05-23-2010, 07:29 PM
True, it's a great museum. My wife, son and daughter-in-law visited during the Stude Nat'l Meet in '07. I kept going back many times while I was there. One of the best auto museums I've ever seen. But then again, maybe it's just that I love Studebakers.

05-24-2010, 10:03 AM
Here's a link to my photobucket folder of my museum trip last October. (In case anyone is interested.)


05-24-2010, 01:10 PM
Thanks for posting all those terrific photos. You brought back a bunch of good memories of my visit there.

05-24-2010, 01:33 PM
Sweet Thank you StudHawk60, Thats on my bucket list of to do's, Gene...