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03-02-2010, 05:34 PM
Wow, a lot of negativity on the forum lately. I truly hope someone out there enjoys this series of retro-photos I have been posting lately. As I was flipping through a bunch of old magazines my dad gave me I was amazed at how much content was connected to Studebaker, some of it's cool, some interesting, and some just outright lame. Regardless, I felt it was worth my time to photograph it and share it with other Stude nuts. I hope no one is offended or annoyed by it, and if you are, just choose to pass on it whenever you see 'retrobaker' in the subject line. It's only here for a short while as there were less than 200 photos I took...it's presented in a light-hearted manner, lets keep it that way.

Today's retro photo appeared in a monthly feature called MotorRevs (IIRC), so even though the its from a 1970 issue of HotRod it first appeared in the magazine early in it's history. Junior



54 Champ C5 Hamilton car.

03-02-2010, 05:41 PM
Interesting, that's one way to ruin the front design of a 1953 Studebaker. [8D] An easier way would have been to drive the car into an oak tree at high speed. :D I'm not being 'negative' about the frontal appearance of this car, I'm 'positive' it is ugly. :D As long as the owner of the car is happy, that's all that really matters. :)

Autumn at Lake Barget
In the middle of Minnestudea

03-02-2010, 05:46 PM
Junior, I love your retro Bakers. I have a few pages from some early mags that include some of the customs. They are all pretty cool. I love the styling of this car. Its supposed to be a deviation from the original design. Thats the point of a custom.


03-02-2010, 06:41 PM
Don't think that you are offending anyone by showing someone's artwork.
They aren't necessarily my cup of tea, but that's just me.
Others will indeed love the pix. So, go ahead and have some fun.


'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Long Island Studebaker Club

03-02-2010, 06:52 PM
I enjoy your posts. Keep them coming.
I would like to see a picture of the tail lights.
I question the statement that a 1950 windshield was used.
It does not look like it to me.

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

03-02-2010, 08:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by Milaca
:D I'm not being 'negative' about the frontal appearance of this car, I'm 'positive' it is ugly.:)

Its been three minutes since I read this and Im still laughing[:p]:D I too enjoy the retrobaker.



dean pearson
03-02-2010, 10:13 PM
I like all the posts,
Yours included but,
Arent you the guy in study hall supposed to be .... like,


Kidding of course,

Thanks thats a nice one.

Ps. Don't worry about Brent he's just picky,
Way picky just ask any women in Milaca. Ga.

03-03-2010, 08:30 AM
I dont carefor the front end either, but that was a big thing back then to have canted headlights. 54 Buick headlights were big also.


03-03-2010, 09:12 AM
Stude is only one letter off of study...close enough for me...after all, spelling doesn't count does it? Junior


54 Champ C5 Hamilton car.

03-03-2010, 10:14 AM
Clone Lark is right. The canted quad headlights were once a very popular part of many custom car projects. Maybe not to our liking so much today, but this picture really portrays a bit of American automotive history. Thanks for posting this picture.

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

03-03-2010, 10:49 AM
We should appreciate the hours and figure them out at todays shop rates. This car would be well into the 6 figure range to build today.
Very cool stuff. Keep it coming!;)
Good Roads

Brian Woods
1946 M Series (Shop Truck)