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DEEPNHOCK
06-09-2009, 06:18 AM
Ignition Park
Plans are now online.....
www.ignitionpark.com

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http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=36017
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http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/images/news/scenes/IgnitionPark.jpg
Ignition Park is located on land that once was home to the Studebaker Corp., the storied automotive company that made South Bend a leading industrial center before closing more than 40 years ago.

4961Studebaker
06-09-2009, 08:13 AM
Could someone take Jeffs photo, photoshop some numbers on it and label each earth baren spot as to what was there before.

If a larger pic can't be found then just go left to right I guess.

Thanks.

ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5406-1.jpg
http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1927,158172-253197,00.html ChopStu Stew

bridgegaurd
06-09-2009, 12:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

Ignition Park
Plans are now online.....
www.ignitionpark.com

(story)
http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=36017
(copy)
http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/images/news/scenes/IgnitionPark.jpg
Ignition Park is located on land that once was home to the Studebaker Corp., the storied automotive company that made South Bend a leading industrial center before closing more than 40 years ago.
Thats quite a powerhouse of partnership behind this project. More than likely unstoppable in todays needs for local jobs. One would think they wouldn't want any bad publicty however and could give SASCO more time to divest and allow a new owner to relocate the inventory. It would only make good bussiness sense to avoid the stain of driving a viable company out of bussiness.

ivorydan
06-09-2009, 03:11 PM
A couple years ago some Renovation Guy, I think from Salt Lake City, bought the Administration Building to renovate it and turn it into his headquarters. How'd that turn out? Anybody got any before and afters? Dan

dpson
06-09-2009, 04:09 PM
Lets add this to the high tech presentation: "Incorporated into the park is the former Studebaker engineering building, where all those great technological inovations happened so many years ago. The building, which will be restored to its former glory, contains the largest collection of vintage car parts in the world and is the mecca for Studebaker enthusiasts worldwide."

Just a dream I suppose....

Dan Peterson
Montpelier, VT
1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)
1961 Lark Crusier
1962 Lark V-8 Regal Convertible

BobGlasscock
06-09-2009, 04:30 PM
Dan,

I would suggest that instead of writing posts on a forum ;), you should be writing civil government policy :D. If only the picture were as nice as your words. :)

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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BobGlasscock
06-09-2009, 04:31 PM
oops, forgot to mention that I bought 13 Lotto tickets today for tomorrow night's drawing. Dreams DO come true. Just one more thing for Lubbock to be famous for..................

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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Nitram
06-09-2009, 07:09 PM
For all you activists...

Q: Who should I contact about Ignition Park?

A: Contact Don Inks, director of economic development for the City of South Bend. Phone: 574-235-9371; e-mail: dinks@southbendin.gov.



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JeffDeWitt
06-09-2009, 09:38 PM
Sounds like they have done a lot of work, spent a lot of money and destroyed a lot of history to create a... big vacant lot.

Jeff DeWitt
http://carolinastudes.net
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q33/Jeff_DeWitt/IM001571-1.jpg

Steve T
06-09-2009, 09:56 PM
Yep, but it made all those wistful photos from the ZM possible...:D

Being in Ath & Rec, actually, I'm picturing the sports-field complex of all time...geez, there must be two dozen FB/soccer fields' worth of open greenspace there now.

Still wish it were possible to move SASCO to the old Hamilton plant!

S.