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Brad Gaston
12-31-2011, 11:37 PM
Does anyone have any info on a dealership owned and operated by Joe Hubbs, in Los Angeles and Rialto, CA? This was my grandfather, and I am trying to find out where his dealers were located and also see if any dealer license frames are out there with his name. I have recently purchased a 1940 Commander. His dealerships existed in the late 1930's- early 40's.

showbizkid
01-01-2012, 05:44 PM
Hi Brad, and good luck in your search for information. Many of our members here tend to be postwar Stude-o-philes. That's not to say that no one here has knowledge of prewar operations - they very well may!

You might also try the fellows at the Antique Studebaker Club (http://www.theantiquestudebakerclub.com/) - perhaps their LA Chapter members have some information on your grand-dad's dealership.

Cheers, and welcome!

kirkdob
01-01-2012, 07:55 PM
Brad,
I have my grandfathers Golden Hawk with his frame on the front. It definitely adds to the family experience of owning the car. If you can't find a frame, you can have one made at www.licenseplates.tv

I had them make a set of orang/black letter plates with my current license number. They also custom make frames. If you do find an original, don't worry about condition. My grandfathers frame was pitted and nasty. I took it to Sherm's plating in Sacramento. It came back like new. I had to paint the background color behind the lettering. It was easy with some artists brushes I bought at Michaels.

You can also search vintage license plate frames on ebay. There are quite a few on there, you may get lucky.

Kirk