View Full Version : Leaving the Studebaker legacy to our children

03-23-2012, 06:37 PM
Our legacy as Studebaker owners is to pass on the name of Studebaker to future generations. It is my hope that one day my children and grandchildren will inherit this rolling piece of history and continue the name of Studebaker in my family for generations to come. This thread is dedicated to all Studebaker owners that have photos of their children and grandchildren enjoying their Studebakers. My photographs are of my daughter and granddaughter who enjoy and participate in car shows each year.

03-23-2012, 07:35 PM
What a great idea of helping pass on one’s Studebaker Family Legacy!!!

Please allow me to submit this photo of my Grandchildren helping "build" a Studebaker. They are now 7 & 8 y/o, but first started helping "build" when they were 5 & 6. Their Great Grandfather ...and their Great-Great Grandfather ...and their Great-Great-Great Grandfather all helped the Studebaker Brothers "build" wagons and automobiles in South Bend dating back to 1884.

And then this photo of our oldest Grandchild. Possibly the youngest SDC Member in history back when SHE first joined!!!


03-23-2012, 08:14 PM
My granddad and my little sister and I.


03-23-2012, 08:27 PM
I raised three boys, none of which care a thing about old/classic cars. I have 7 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

This is Laiken, my oldest granddaughter, helping me rebuild the car, way back when:


She is now married, and has announced that she will soon present us with our second great grandchild.

I could tell ya about the other 6, but I know you don't care, 'cause Laiken is the only one that ever applied sandpaper to Studebaker, and that's what we are here about. <G>

This is Laiken's niece, Paisley, enjoying the fruit of Aunt Laiken's labor:


And, this is grandson Jeyvn, who, a couple of years ago, declared that, he shall, someday, own a Studebaker.


If he plays his cards right, I might know of a certain Studebaker he just might have when he grows up... if cousin Laiken wants him to have it. <GGG>

There is hope!

Several of the grand kids have actually enjoyed the car(s) during shows, parades, and such, I just didn't didn't have a phone camera back then, and seldom remembered to pack a "real" camera along on such adventures.

03-25-2012, 10:05 AM
My Dad...Me(the day I rec'd the car)...my daughter...my nephew...hopefully this continues! (0pps, out of order, but ya get the idea.)

03-25-2012, 10:31 AM
Only one of these kids was even born when I dragged the old Studebaker home.
Apart or running, it's always been a part of what we do.

03-25-2012, 02:53 PM
14474My grandson Owen getting a few instructions on how to drive a Stude!. He loves "Turning Wheels"14473

03-25-2012, 05:01 PM
One of the main reasons I keep my avanti at my one daughters place is that she loves driving it and I am hoping that when I am gone she will keep the Avanti and enjoy it as much as I have. I actually miss it but in the long run I am hoping I hit a home run with it.