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    Hey guys, I came across this and could not find any threads about it.

    http://jalopnik.com/cars/retro/stude...ing-311514.php

    5000 pine trees were planted at the south bend proving grounds. From the sky they spell STUDEBAKER. The trees are still there and have picnic tables inside some of th letters!

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    One thing that is for sure is the only way they will come down is if the wind blows them down. They have been there longer than I am old and that's a very long time!!
    sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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    • #3
      One thing that is for sure is the only way they will come down is if the wind blows them down. They have been there longer than I am old and that's a very long time!!
      sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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      • #4
        5/5/07 http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com...roving,grounds


        quote:Originally posted by Kenny

        Hey guys, I came across this and could not find any threads about it.

        http://jalopnik.com/cars/retro/stude...ing-311514.php

        5000 pine trees were planted at the south bend proving grounds. From the sky they spell STUDEBAKER. The trees are still there and have picnic tables inside some of th letters!
        HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

        Jeff


        Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



        Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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        • #5
          5/5/07 http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com...roving,grounds


          quote:Originally posted by Kenny

          Hey guys, I came across this and could not find any threads about it.

          http://jalopnik.com/cars/retro/stude...ing-311514.php

          5000 pine trees were planted at the south bend proving grounds. From the sky they spell STUDEBAKER. The trees are still there and have picnic tables inside some of th letters!
          HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

          Jeff


          Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



          Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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          • #6
            The wife 'n me had a picnic lunch next to the T in 1997.

            Miscreant adrift in
            the BerStuda Triangle

            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
            1960 Larkvertible V8
            1958 Provincial wagon
            1953 Commander coupe

            No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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            • #7
              The wife 'n me had a picnic lunch next to the T in 1997.

              Miscreant adrift in
              the BerStuda Triangle

              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
              1960 Larkvertible V8
              1958 Provincial wagon
              1953 Commander coupe

              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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              • #8
                Growing up in SB in the 60s & 70s, every year in elementary school, we took a field trip to Bendix Woods. We had cook outs among the letters. I don't know if it's still there, but in the winter, the park had a snow making machine, and you could go skiing, or inner tubing down the hill.
                Also, State Road 2 has a long gradual hill that climbs for several miles, and peaks at the proving grounds. I never really noticed it in a car, but my Dad drove a truck for decades, and said all the truckers referred to that area as "Studebaker Hill". He even called it that up until the day he died in 1995.

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                • #9
                  Growing up in SB in the 60s & 70s, every year in elementary school, we took a field trip to Bendix Woods. We had cook outs among the letters. I don't know if it's still there, but in the winter, the park had a snow making machine, and you could go skiing, or inner tubing down the hill.
                  Also, State Road 2 has a long gradual hill that climbs for several miles, and peaks at the proving grounds. I never really noticed it in a car, but my Dad drove a truck for decades, and said all the truckers referred to that area as "Studebaker Hill". He even called it that up until the day he died in 1995.

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