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Welcome
09-20-2012, 07:24 PM
I remember it well …September 2, 1960, was a sad day for us in South Bend!!!

Who else remembers this?
Although the details are very difficult to read; the South Bend Tribune headline said it all.
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd257/GoldenHawk_photos/Voorde1_zpsbcf6c958.jpg
The next day’s South Bend Tribune pictured the grim reality of it.
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd257/GoldenHawk_photos/scan0001_zps451473a2.jpg

Anyone heard or knows the current whereabouts of that Studebaker Corporation owned Lark Convertible South Bend Mayor Voorde was driving that fateful day? I’ve heard many “local rumors” over the years, but nothing for certain. Anyone care to add what they know about the fate of that Lark Convertible???

2R5
09-20-2012, 07:46 PM
Probably ended up at Tom Karkiewicz's farm !

ST2DE5
09-20-2012, 08:12 PM
That story about shell hitting army tent. I was just 5 tents down from where that mortar round hit.

studebaker-R2-4-me
09-20-2012, 09:34 PM
That story about shell hitting army tent. I was just 5 tents down from where that mortar round hit.

That is one hell of a connection. WOW glad you are still here.

Chris_Dresbach
09-20-2012, 09:36 PM
Don't know about the convertible, but I do know where his '59 four door is.

Welcome
09-20-2012, 09:47 PM
That story about shell hitting army tent. I was just 5 tents down from where that mortar round hit.

YIKES !!! Guess you would remember THAT day!!!

Welcome
09-20-2012, 09:52 PM
Don't know about the convertible, but I do know where his '59 four door is.

Is that the "RED" one???

qsanford
09-20-2012, 10:48 PM
What an awful event. This is the first I had heard of it. Was the cause ever determined?

packardHawk58
09-21-2012, 02:34 AM
Probably ended up at Tom Karkiewicz's farm !

Well here are two that are sitting out there!
http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae194/packardhawk58/112_zpsbd14f1d2.jpg
http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae194/packardhawk58/110_zps208f07f9.jpg

Chris_Dresbach
09-21-2012, 09:54 AM
[QUOTE=packardHawk58;682233]Well here are two that are sitting out there!
It's definately not the first one, that one is a '63.

Chris_Dresbach
09-21-2012, 09:54 AM
Is that the "RED" one???

The "Flamingo" one.

Welcome
09-21-2012, 10:09 AM
The "Flamingo" one.

Thanks Chris!!!

On a separate & brighter note; is that YOUR 'new' Black ('47-'52?) Stude I saw yesterday inside that body shop a mile or so (SR 23 & Mayflower Rd.) from your home?:!::D

qsanford
09-21-2012, 10:12 AM
I think they are both '60s. No wraparound windshield in '63.

Welcome
09-21-2012, 11:10 AM
!!!Another strange, but true "simple-twist-of-fate"!!!

An enormously popular South Bend Mayor is killed while driving a brand new Studebaker loaned him by Studebaker Corporation …3 years, 3 months and 3 days pass …Studebaker Corporation kills their 112 year relationship with South Bend and builds vehicles elsewhere.

packardHawk58
09-21-2012, 06:16 PM
I think they are both '60s. No wraparound windshield in '63.

Thankyou qsanford, I thought it had a wraparound screen also not to mention the vent window frame!

mbstude
09-21-2012, 06:57 PM
Thankyou qsanford, I thought it had a wraparound screen also not to mention the vent window frame!

And the stainless side trim. ;)

Chris_Dresbach
09-21-2012, 11:22 PM
Thanks Chris!!!

On a separate & brighter note; is that YOUR 'new' Black ('47-'52?) Stude I saw yesterday inside that body shop a mile or so (SR 23 & Mayflower Rd.) from your home?:!::D

I saw that car inside the body shop two days in a row now on my way home from work and I'm not sure who it belongs to. I think it might be that '52 that was for sale for a long time off of Crumstown Highway that was dark blue. I wish my '48 looked that good! The one I drug home is just a parts car, beyond looking that nice.