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    Idaho Potato Commerical

    If this has already been posted, then excuse the ring! Saw this new Idaho Potato commercial at 6.14am Arizona Standard time.....on Fox News..... Beautiful truck!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4fPS...Nwb8iLQSQ8HGyQ
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    Just saw it.... been looking for the link you found Niiiiiiiice truck ( the Stude ). Anyone claim the Stude ? must be one of ours.

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    Saw it this morning. Great stuff!

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    That's a nice lookin' truck!!!
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    Very cool,

    Is that a big (rear) window 55?

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    Great truck...great state.
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    Fantastic late '55 two-tone with year correct vintage license plate EXCEPT.... why does it have an '05 sticker on it?

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    There is an almost identical truck as part of the wall graphics on a series called "World's dumbest...." . Not sure what the reference would be but they sure make fun of red-necks. Now potato farmers, too?
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    Love it.
    Now, if I could just get my truck (or Commander) in a commercial that would be real fun.
    That was a nice looking truck. Anyone know who owns it?
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    Some stills.

    001.jpg002.jpg003.jpg
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    That is about the neatest non-Studebaker, Studebaker Commercial I have EVER seen!

    I love it, I must be on view 6 or 8 trying to see all the fast moving stuff.
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    Great commercial; thanks for the post and link, Glen. BP
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    Bet that Ford or Dodge are going to ante up for the next commercial. But, the Studebaker I believe conveyed the message desired by the ad agency.

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    Fantastic Thank you so much Glen for posting this.
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    Yeah,

    Saw it about 10:45 this morning. Meant to come on here and see if anyone knew about it. Promptly forgot to do so. Very beautiful truck and features prominently when you figure out how many times one sees it. Thanks for posting the stills.
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    Just saw this in the cafeteria down here at Utah State University. Being an Idaho boy, and a proud Studebaker owner, my eyes lit up when I saw this ad. Great Stuff.

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    Here's a different angle...
    Using an orphan like a Studebaker prevents them from having any connection to an existing manufacturer, or having Chevy haters not buy potatoes because they used a Ford in a commercial...and vice versa...
    But... Using a Stude is a good thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
    Here's a different angle...
    Using an orphan like a Studebaker prevents them from having any connection to an existing manufacturer, or having Chevy haters not buy potatoes because they used a Ford in a commercial...and vice versa...
    But... Using a Stude is a good thing!
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    What Jeffster said, exactly.

    In advertising-land, you don't want your message to be derailed by any unpleasant distractions. Using an orphan truck like a nice Studebaker only brings smiles to people's faces and garners good will for the product being advertised.

    I would think an extant truck manufacturer would have to pony up an enormous amount of money for them to want to use a vintage model of a truck still in production...those uses are best left for advertisements of the newest model of that particular make. (It has been proven that the viewers most attentive to a given motor vehicle advertisement are those who already own the make being advertised. True). BP
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
    [COLOR=#000080][B]Here's a different angle...
    Using an orphan like a Studebaker prevents them from having any connection to an existing manufacturer, or having Chevy haters not buy potatoes because they used a Ford in a commercial...and vice versa...
    But... Using a Stude is a good thing!
    Unless its to sell Allstate Insurance.

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    This gorgeous '55 truck is owned by Diane Mortensen, editor of the Snake River Chapter, SDC in Boise Idaho (and her hubby, Steve).
    It was pretty rough when they bought it (ran when parked, derelict). Diane has been the major force in getting it done, and looks just as good up close! Diane beat out lots of belly-button pickups to get her truck in this ad... Thought you might like the back story.
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    I think Studebaker had a pretty big presence in Idaho - at least with trucks. I rember the year I worked for Massey Ferguson- 1985. We had a prototype combine running with the Jones of Twin Falls. I was there with it. I was eating breakfast at the Holiday Inn in Twin Falls and I looked out to see a Studebaker truck pulling a trailer made from a Chev truck. I remember thinking it would be the opposite way back home in Ontario. Anyone know if the Depot Grille restraunt still exists? Great homade pies!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2R5 View Post
    This gorgeous '55 truck is owned by Diane Mortensen, editor of the Snake River Chapter, SDC in Boise Idaho (and her hubby, Steve).
    It was pretty rough when they bought it (ran when parked, derelict). Diane has been the major force in getting it done, and looks just as good up close! Diane beat out lots of belly-button pickups to get her truck in this ad... Thought you might like the back story.
    Thank you for the back story. I was curious who the owner was. Are "belly-button pickups" Fords? The producers certainly made the right choice with the Studebaker. It's a keeper.
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    A red and white DODGE of 55-57 vintage make a brief appearance in this Idaho Potato commercial at 25 seconds.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w-Ie...Nwb8iLQSQ8HGyQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobPalma View Post
    Thanks Bob. If i am ever in the area again it will be a place I would like to see as well as the Holiday Inn with the Snake River Canyon so close.

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    I'm happy to say my wife mentioned this commercial to me yesterday, "I saw a commercial with a Studebaker pickup in it, I thought!" I hadn't seen the commercial, other than the mention on the Forum but I told her she was right, she DID saw a Studebaker pickup on TV!

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    I haven't seen the ad in Iowa yet... will keep watching for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deaf Mute View Post
    I haven't seen the ad in Iowa yet... will keep watching for it.
    Go up to the first post and click on the blue url. You get a youtube video of the whole commercial.

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    Commercial was on Fox during the World Series last night in the Chicago land area. That is one Sweeeeeeeet Pick - up. I'm not so crazy about the Bloodhound though.

    It probably a good idea to use the Stude truck so Chebby, Dodge or Ford owners would not get their "undies" in a knot over the wrong brand of truck being used or, heaven help us, something like a Toyota Tundra, then the whole "Buy USA" group would really be upset.
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    Carol and I saw the ad several times. Very nice truck. Maybe the ad increased the sale of Idaho potatoes in South Bend area, too!

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    Someone ought to give them a call and thank them for the exposure.
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    awesome !!!!

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    Thank you to ALL of you who have been posted about the 1955 E7 Ccab in the Idaho Potato commercial! I was just told to register and come join the forum. Yes, I'm the owner of the beautiful red/white studebaker pick up. We were living a dream to beat out 30 other trucks in Idaho to make the cut. To me Studebaker has the only good looking trucks out there to restore. Please keep enjoying the commercial, I am once a day if not more. Thanks!
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    Good questionDwain, In Idaho to use the original vintage license plates as my plates I haveto place a 05 (May) 2014 sticker on it like the "new" vehicles. Iknow, looks a bit different, but it is Idaho....
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    it's really great to hear from you, "Mortstudi"!!!

    could you post more pics here of your special Studebaker?
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    The comercial is extra special for me. I have a bloodhound. And Miss Scarlet, Loves to ride in the back of my Studebaker truck. The dog in the AD looks very much like Scarlet's Sire, Ol'Nate. Short for CSA General Nathan Bedford Forrest.
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    Really cool ad, Diane. Wish Pete (my truck) had gotten some exposure like that back when he was bright and shiny! This is what he looked like in 1997 Pete3.jpg
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    I'm glad your truck made the cut, but it would be cool to see all the other trucks who got to try out as well.

    How'd that casting process go? How'd you find out about it, and such?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortstudi View Post
    Thank you to ALL of you who have been posted about the 1955 E7 Ccab in the Idaho Potato commercial! I was just told to register and come join the forum. Yes, I'm the owner of the beautiful red/white studebaker pick up. We were living a dream to beat out 30 other trucks in Idaho to make the cut. To me Studebaker has the only good looking trucks out there to restore. Please keep enjoying the commercial, I am once a day if not more. Thanks!
    You won't get any argument from me. The little green 1955 E-5 you see in my signature pic wasn't quite as 'spensive as your fancier E-7. This coming year will mark 40 years since it came under my care. Mine was the cheapest little truck Studebaker offered in 1955. Since I have owned it, I have added aftermarket turn signals. That meant adding a passenger side tail light. Two tail lights were "optional" back then. Also, I have added an inside rear view mirror, a passenger side outside rear view mirror, the optional rear bumper, a period correct aftermarket AM radio, correct 6volt electric wiper motor, and, best of all...an overdrive transmission.

    True to its humble origin...it still only has only one sun-visor (for the driver).

    Welcome to the forum. I love the truck...and the dog! Just make sure the folks using it for the commercial pay you enough to offset the scratches those bloodhound claws put into your paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortstudi View Post
    To me Studebaker has the only good looking trucks out there to restore.
    .....

    Congrats on being selected and welcome to the Board.

    I did my Champ in the red and cream scheme too and even though it is far from a show car, someone takes a picture of it about every 3 to 4 times I drive it.

    You have an awesome unit and we hope to see more of it.

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