Dick Quinn has a lengthy, unusually-interesting article in the new (October 2013) Collectible Automobile magazine. Here is the opening and title page of 12 pages worth of excellent reading:
One reason this is a good article is because Dick spends the first three text pages detailing Studebaker's brief history up to, and including, the 1933 receivership procedings. This has always been a difficult set of circumstances from which to weed out what actually happened. Dick's writing about it is concise and easy to follow, yet complete enough to give one a comprehensive overview; "just right." Well-written, Dick; thanks.
Also in this issue of Collectible Automobile is a lengthy report on a large new collector-car museum in Kearney (pronouced "carney") Nebraska: Classic Car Collection. This 50,000-square foot museum had its Grand Opening in April 2012.
Significant to us in Studebaker-land is that the current car on rotation in the front window, is cousin George Krem's 1958 Golden Hawk, now refinished in the 1957 color scheme of white with gold fins. (The car originally had a gold roof as well, per 1958 Golden Hawk color arrangements, but George liked the 1957 style better with only the fins painted the accent color, so that's how he had the car refinished. It retains its original colors, just arranged differently than South Bend sprayed them.)
Here it is on the cover of Turning Wheels six years ago, before he had it refinished with 1957-style two-toning:
The Classic Car Collection in Kearney is less than 50 miles from George's [current] home in Holdrege, Nebraska. (However, that is subject to change before I post this; many of you know how often George and Ludene move! )
George came to know Museum Director J. L. Schmidt and one thing led to another. Now, George may be rotating one of his three nice Studebakers (the Golden Hawk, The Plain Brown Wrapper, and his hot, mostly R2 with supercharger, F-body 1960 Lark two-door, through the museum's display areas.)
Unfortunately, lead time being what it is, photographs for this issue of Collectible Automobile were taken at the museum before George's Golden Hawk was placed on display, so it does not appear in the magazine. But if you get the magazine, you can read about where his 1958 Golden Hawk now resides.
Elsewhere in this issue is a good, lengthy feature article on General Motors Golden Anniversary cars and trucks, the 1958 models. The print quality is excellent throughout, of course, so the printer must have laid in a good supply of CHROME INK before this issue went to press featuring 1958 General Motors cars!
Overall, a good issue worth buying. It must already be on larger newsstands; I bought mine today at Barnes & Noble. BP