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02-28-2010, 09:41 AM
Studebakers got great publicity in my local paper today (2/28):

On the front page of the sports section of the Boston Globe is an article about the Olympic bobsled team's gold medal, the first since 1948. It begins:

"Babe Ruth was still alive, the Chicago Cardinals were the NFL champions, and the Studebaker was a hot car the last time the Americans won the Olympic gold medal for the four-man bobsled."

In the comics section of the paper, the cartoon "Pickles" has two good views of the bulletnose car that appears in the strip with some regularity.
See: http://comics.com/pickles/?PerPage=10

[img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/indy/gary_indycar25_vvsm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
Dartmouth, Mass.
'32 Indy car replica (in progress)
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com

02-28-2010, 10:19 AM
I like that one.

I have never seen a Studebaker in a comic strip driven by anyone cool or flashy... they're always driven by old folks, nerds, or curmudgeons- or some combination of the three[:I] Resembling real life maybe?[:o)]

Not me, of course- my Mom said I'm cool.....

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131

02-28-2010, 10:48 AM
Well, it's 62 years later and the Babe is long gone, the Cardinals have moved to a warmer climate, and Studebakers are STILL hot cars.

BTW, I loved Holcombs dance. Did you see it? - He stole my moves!

Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC

02-28-2010, 04:24 PM
Thanks for the heads up. I've been waiting for Pickles to put the Studebaker in the strip.
I finally live in a town that runs the strip.

Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.