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monomaniac
05-16-2011, 02:23 PM
For the August issue of Turning Wheels the feature will be Studebaker Taxicabs.
If anyone has a cover quality photo of a Studebaker Taxicab (any year or model, color or B&W), send it to:
tweditor@shaw.ca
For cover use the photo must be at least 3000 pixels wide (digital) or an 8 X 10 (film).

Art

Chris_Dresbach
05-17-2011, 09:36 PM
I have this one, but I don't know if it's cover worthy. It's just one that I found in the engineering build last year.
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/scan0006-3.jpg
I also found this one, but it's not one of my photos. I found it about a year ago searching for Cruisers on the internet and have no idea who took it:
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/64taxifa.jpg

Ricardo
05-18-2011, 07:40 PM
Dear Art. Is a very good idea to cover taxi cabs in TW. I never have seen photos of Stude taxicabs except Larks . I would be very nice an study also in previous models. Ex 1941 Champions? ; 1954 ? etc..

barnlark
05-18-2011, 10:06 PM
Darn, I looked through my photobucket and only found a taxi for criminals. :cool: I think the taxi driver got the drop on this guy.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN1634.jpg

58PackardWagon
05-18-2011, 10:43 PM
There is a real nice yellow one that is in the Pikes Peak / Rocky Mountain / Conestoga chapter. I saw it at the Omaha Nationals. Sorry but I do not know the owner

8E45E
05-18-2011, 10:56 PM
There is a real nice yellow one that is in the Pikes Peak / Rocky Mountain / Conestoga chapter. I saw it at the Omaha Nationals. Sorry but I do not know the owner

That car belongs to Chuck Donkle. It was a cover car on TW a few years ago.

Craig

Green53
05-18-2011, 11:19 PM
Somewhere I have a picture of Morton Motors in Omaha delivering a fleet of cabs to Safeway cab company. It is black and white.

Denny L

Rerun
05-19-2011, 05:40 AM
Art,

Here is a very similar photo of the taxi. It was taken at Chester Bradfield's meet in 2007. I'm not familiar with the owner. I have it at 2272 x 1704. If you are interested, I can email it to you.
9191

4961Studebaker
05-19-2011, 09:33 AM
Only Taxi's I have are ones most likely posted on this site in the past.

This guy here looks to be more than happy to take your fare. (Chuck's replica iirc)
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/chuckstaxi.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/3023760220_371b8b63bb_b.jpg

and another

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/62Larktaxi2.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/62Larktaxi.jpg

Past taxi topic and discussion about the plane numbers
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/61LarkTaxi.jpg

aarrggh
05-21-2011, 01:57 PM
Studebaker Taxi On The Job .

http://i51.tinypic.com/34ypq8o.jpg

Bullet
05-21-2011, 11:45 PM
I don't have a taxicab, but have a 64 Cruiser and this NOS metal sign for inside the taxi.

Mark

studefan
05-22-2011, 10:18 AM
Art, you may want to consider snagging a picture or two of this ebay Taxi for your article.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-1924-Studebaker-TAXI-7-passenger-sedan-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem1e63cfc2a6QQitemZ130523579046QQptZUSQ5fCarsQ5fTrucks

Jeff

Sdude
05-22-2011, 10:28 AM
Art, you may want to consider snagging a picture or two of this ebay Taxi for your article.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-1924-Studebaker-TAXI-7-passenger-sedan-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem1e63cfc2a6QQitemZ130523579046QQptZUSQ5fCarsQ5fTrucks

Jeff

Oh Yeah..... Now that's a potential cover if I ever saw one!!!!

Warren Webb
05-23-2011, 01:22 AM
Its even got the hot rod red wheels!

Bob Andrews
05-23-2011, 05:50 PM
Another one:

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/2397624916.html

kurtruk
05-23-2011, 07:45 PM
Another one:

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/2397624916.html

Hey, the only year for the 333 ci V8! :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

shifter4
06-01-2011, 05:16 PM
Here's one from the H.A.M.B.

Chris Pile
06-01-2011, 06:02 PM
I remember reading an old article in my hometown Wichita Eagle about a bus company buying a fleet of Studebakers for jitneys and bus service back in the 1920's - no pix, though. Jitneys were large passenger vehicles that ran routes similar to a bus, but also carried freight.

rockinhawk
06-01-2011, 08:44 PM
Seems like I remember a 1920's era Taxi in the Cade Collection in Fla.

ST2DE5
06-01-2011, 08:54 PM
http://forums.aaca.org/f126/1917-era-studebaker-jitney-bus-158716.html

StudeMichael
06-01-2011, 11:05 PM
Seems like I remember a 1920's era Taxi in the Cade Collection in Fla.

Was that the one the guy in Miconopy owned?

mbstude
06-02-2011, 12:26 AM
Was that the one the guy in Miconopy owned?

That's the one, a '25 Standard Six. Doc Cade bought a Duplex Phaeton from the same guy as a package deal.

http://www.thehamiltonchaptersdc.ca/1925%20taxi.jpg

JRoberts
06-03-2011, 12:37 PM
I realize that this thread began as a search for cover material for TW, but I just came across this on the HAMB and it reminded me of what was happening here.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/1a90abd761773969_landing

Scott
06-03-2011, 02:25 PM
That's a funny picture, Joe. To my warped mind it looks like a clip from a movie about a game involving cars competing to run down female pedestrians. Or maybe it's female pedestrians teasing motorists? It also reminds me of wild turkeys strutting in the middle of the road.

JRoberts
06-03-2011, 07:47 PM
That's a funny picture, Joe. To my warped mind it looks like a clip from a movie about a game involving cars competing to run down female pedestrians.

Wellllll....there are three Lark Taxi's and three female pedestrians.......

aarrggh
06-03-2011, 07:56 PM
peek a boo - Stude Taxi - I like that beer truck . Do they still make Schaefer Beer i wonder . . . . . . .?

56H-Y6
06-04-2011, 08:15 AM
Dear Art. Is a very good idea to cover taxi cabs in TW. I never have seen photos of Stude taxicabs except Larks . I would be very nice an study also in previous models. Ex 1941 Champions? ; 1954 ? etc..

Hi Ricardo

One Studebaker Taxi model you'll likely only see in period photographs in the 1958 Scotsman Econ-o-miler. One appeared in a late '50's NYC street scene posted on here a while ago. The only other place I've seen one is on an episode of the PBS show 'The American Experience' autobiography of a famous person of the period I can't recall just now. As the person alights from a limousine, among the traffic passing on the street in the background is a '58 Econ-o-miler Taxi. Given that they were built just for 1958 in the full-size form, only 1,118 cars, and their hard use purpose, likely none still are extant.

Taxi survival rates are extremely low for all makes so purposed, even the once ubiquitous Checkers, are now quite rare. There are exceptions, i.e. one '48 Packard Six 141" wheelbase NYC Taxi survives with a collector in Galesburg, Illinois. No one can figure out how that one car escaped being scrapped! A small number of '46-'50 Packard Six 120" wheelbase Taxi still exist and a few have been restored.

Steve