View Full Version : Studebaker in Yellowstone Park

02-18-2010, 11:39 AM
After seeing Anne's post about old photos of the family made me think of my Aunt and Uncles yearly trips to Yellowstone National Park.


This second picture was taken by my Aunt. Looks like no place I would want to be.



Anne F. Goodman
02-18-2010, 11:43 AM
Wow those sure are neat pictures. I just love them.

Mabel 1949 Champion
Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
Gus 1958 Transtar
The Prez 1955 President State
Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe

02-18-2010, 11:49 AM
That Bear looks just like he is having quite a conversation with them! :D Amazing! [^]


Chris Pile
02-18-2010, 11:56 AM
Don't feed the bears - even if they like Studebakers!

Chris Pile

02-18-2010, 12:44 PM
2 more pictures in Yellowstone park



02-18-2010, 01:11 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studeguru


It's all fun & games until someone loses a hand! [:0][:p]

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Vancouver Island Chapter
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02-18-2010, 01:20 PM
What did Fonzie Bear say about the natural habitat of bears?

We went there two years ago and found ourselves sharing a road with a herd of bison.
Many were larger than our Mini Cooper. :D

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

Maine Hawk
02-18-2010, 01:50 PM
KQQL Photos of Studebaker[8D] Wonder who the guy in the Bear suit is???:D


02-18-2010, 02:10 PM
In Grant's Village campground in 1965, the bears made a regular daily tour of the garbage cans. Campers were cautioned on registration, but, as a medium-size black bear sauntered down the street, a woman came out the door of her little camper trailer with a skillet (!) and asked, "I wonder if he'd eat a pancake?"

A ranger almost tackled her, and snapped "Yeah lady, up to the elbow!"

That pancake line has become a standard saying in our family.

02-18-2010, 06:03 PM
I've come thru Yellowstone on a motorcycle many times and never stopped for bear or bison. I will stop for the mules in the Blackhills. One will stand in the middle of the road and get you stopped and then the rest of the bandits show up, but they are harmless.

55 Speedster
63 Avanti R2
63 Lark R2

02-18-2010, 06:35 PM
Amazing they had gas to go to Yellowstone in WW2, 1942. Was gas rationed in 1942?

02-18-2010, 07:26 PM
What fantastic pictures! Great family history there as well as cool Studebaker pics. Thanks for sharing them both.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

02-18-2010, 10:09 PM
I can remember a trip with my grandmother, dad, uncle and sister in my grandmother's 54 Commander from Washington to Montana through Glacier National Park in June 1958. Bears had their front paws on the drivers side of the car like these pics - I was on the inside, they were on the outside - frightening to anyone, let alone a 6 year old! My grandmother was sitting on the passenger side with the window rolled down throwing marshmallows over the roof of the car trying to get the bears off. Fast forward to 1981 when I was given the car - I found the entrance receipt to Glacier National Park from 1958 in the glove box of the Commander - still have it as a reminder of a good memory! Wish I had pics like these, but don't!

02-18-2010, 10:53 PM
Your Aunt must loved and trusted each other very much for your Aunt to be convinced it would be safe to snap a shot from there with the bear that close. Thats great



John and Tracy Smith
02-19-2010, 09:24 AM
What wonderful pictures! Thank you so much for sharing. We're huge fans of the National Parks and obviously more than a little fond of Studebakers, so these photos couldn't be more perfect. How exciting to have them as part of your family history! :)

02-19-2010, 10:05 AM
I suppose the car is long gone, as is the bear.

02-19-2010, 11:10 AM
I have no idea what happened to the car or the bear. Gas was rationed in '42 but my uncle was a Painting contractor in Salt Lake City. Maybe he got more gas? I don't know, I was only Six at that time.


02-19-2010, 09:30 PM
Neat pictures, thank you for posting.

Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
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02-19-2010, 10:00 PM
Interesting and nice looking '63 Daytona Wagonaire Fred.

In 1968 to about '73, I owned one that looked close to that, but was not Red but was re-painted darker Maroon Metallic (Avanti Red) it was originally Gold and had a 289 2V Overdrive, individual reclining bench Maroon & White Seats, Drum Brakes, no Power steering and Power Rear Window. Really a GREAT car! [:p]

Yours would not be equipped that way would it? I sold it to a guy who had a Ranch in I think Montana, and lost track of it. :(


02-20-2010, 11:38 AM
Thank you for the kind words. My Wagonaire is a 289 with 4 barrel, power steering and power disc brakes. Automatic with TT, third row seat and power tail gate window.


02-20-2010, 12:41 PM
Gee how did we get off topic of Yellowstone Park and Bears?

Joseph R. Zeiger

02-22-2010, 09:03 PM
Any one still go camping wearing neckties or dresses[?]:)

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