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03-19-2015, 09:06 PM
Knute Rockne was named Manager of Sales Promotion for the Studebaker Corporation.:)


Twelve days later, March 31, 1931, he died in a plane crash just outside Bazaar, KS.:(

The Rockne production line at the Detroit plant did not begin moving until February of 1932; in spite of any photos Dick Quinn can produce to prove otherwise! ;):lol:

03-19-2015, 09:36 PM
I have the original contract signed by Knute Rockne & the Studebaker Corporation ( co signed Paul Hoffman as Vice President ) dated March 19th with Knute to commence May 1st @ $833.33 per month. I also have the original agreement dated May 28th between Bonnie Rockne & the Corporation to receive .25 cents for each Rockne badged car produced by Studebaker up to $10,000 per year. This document was co signed by A Erskine & P Hoffman of Studebaker.

stude dude
03-20-2015, 03:19 AM
$833.33 would have been an enormous amount of money in 1932-33!