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StudeMichael
08-05-2011, 07:23 PM
There is always talk of what STP stands for. This 1960 Studebaker brochure that I bought on EBAY says it stands for "Scientifically Treated Petroleum".

StudeMichael
08-05-2011, 07:25 PM
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jts359
08-05-2011, 08:37 PM
I always liked the one I read about 40 some odd years ago , Studebaker Tickled Pink , Ed

Lou Van Anne
08-05-2011, 09:40 PM
As teenagers we had several other versions of STP...none of which I can post: XXX!

Gunslinger
08-05-2011, 09:56 PM
I still remember the commercial with Andy Granatelli dipping a screwdriver into a can of motor oil and being able to hold it, then dips a screwdriver into STP and could not hold onto it as it was so slippery. That was a very effective demonstration...truthful or not.

Regardless of what anyone thinks of Andy, he was a showman. His book "They Call Me MISTER 500!" is a great read. I'm sure he's still living large in retirement.

studegary
08-06-2011, 01:51 PM
STP stood for different things during its lifetime.

spokejr
08-06-2011, 11:46 PM
Regardless of what anyone thinks of Andy, he was a showman. His book "They Call Me MISTER 500!" is a great read. I'm sure he's still living large in retirement.

The old boy is still living, up in Santa Barbera. My sons used to compete in fencing (sabre) and his grandsons by his son Anthony would compete with my boys. This is a really neat family, both of the grandsons have good heads on their shoulders. If you ever hear Dennis Miller's radio program, Granatelli is an occasional guest as they are neighbors.

hausdok
08-07-2011, 12:28 AM
I don't know how true it is, but I read in Wikipedia that when S-P began diversifying in 1960, one of the companies that it purchased in addition to Onan and Gravely tractors was Chemical Compound Corporation, maker of STP.

Mike O'Handley
Kenmore, Washington
hausdok@msn.com

StudeMichael
08-07-2011, 05:33 PM
That is true Mike

rusty65
08-07-2011, 06:00 PM
When I was in fourth grade, we had a 'free period' when we could write or draw anything we wanted to on the blackboard.I drew the STP logo, under which I wrote "The Racer's Edge".For some reason my teacher Mrs.Horowitz became very angry with me and said,"That's stupid".It wasn't til later on that I found out that S-T-P stood for multiple things lol.