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  • NASCAR studebaker

    Anybody know anything about the light colored 1951? Commander shown in the old footage that's part of the Anheuser-Busch/Ernhardt commercial that just ran during today's race?

  • #2
    I didn't see it, but was it this car?

    The driver of this car was Frank Gise. Car # 38. '51 Commander Starlight coupe. All info from studebakerracing.com







    http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/ (always under construction)

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    • #3
      I didn't see it, but was it this car?

      The driver of this car was Frank Gise. Car # 38. '51 Commander Starlight coupe. All info from studebakerracing.com







      http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/ (always under construction)

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      • #4
        Probably (and this is a guess) one of Andy Granitelli's early cars. He raced for Studebaker you know. By the way, I'm told that STP (Granitelli's company) stands for 'Studebaker Tested Product'.

        Lotsa Larks!
        K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
        Ron Smith
        Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
        K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
        Ron Smith
        Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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        • #5
          Probably (and this is a guess) one of Andy Granitelli's early cars. He raced for Studebaker you know. By the way, I'm told that STP (Granitelli's company) stands for 'Studebaker Tested Product'.

          Lotsa Larks!
          K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
          Ron Smith
          Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
          K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
          Ron Smith
          Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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          • #6
            I know that Granatelli raced many a Stude at Bonneville in the '60's with several R series Studes. I never knew he did anything with Stude before that. [?] 1961 is when he sold Paxton Products to Studebaker. STP stands for Scientifically Treated Petroleum, and was first developed ib 1954. (Google is your friend)



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            • #7
              I know that Granatelli raced many a Stude at Bonneville in the '60's with several R series Studes. I never knew he did anything with Stude before that. [?] 1961 is when he sold Paxton Products to Studebaker. STP stands for Scientifically Treated Petroleum, and was first developed ib 1954. (Google is your friend)



              http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/ (always under construction)

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              • #8
                I have a couple of photos of Studebaker stock car racers, but I don't know if they were in the film. I also have one of a 40 Champion stock car. That must have been a fast one! And yes, STP was discussed in TW a few years ago and it was determined that it means Scientifically Treated Petroleum.




                Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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                • #9
                  I have a couple of photos of Studebaker stock car racers, but I don't know if they were in the film. I also have one of a 40 Champion stock car. That must have been a fast one! And yes, STP was discussed in TW a few years ago and it was determined that it means Scientifically Treated Petroleum.




                  Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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                  • #10
                    Oh! For the good old days when they raced real cars!

                    GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

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                    • #11
                      Oh! For the good old days when they raced real cars!

                      GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

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                      • #12
                        Wow.#43.Richard Petty's #.And he was STP major adveriser and spokeman for over 20 years.But i never seen him in a Stude.I wonder why not?


                        David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

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                        • #13
                          Wow.#43.Richard Petty's #.And he was STP major adveriser and spokeman for over 20 years.But i never seen him in a Stude.I wonder why not?


                          David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

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                          • #14
                            I didn't see it either, but Frank Mundy comes to mind. He was a member of the board that founded NASCAR. An old racer that had a little success with the new V8 Studebaker. He was a guest speaker at South Bend in 1997.
                            Ah yes, the pictures! #23 is definitely Frank Mundy. His only two 1st place finishes in a new 1951 Studebaker were Columbia Speedway, Columbia, SC, June 16th, and Lakeview Speedway, Mobile, AL, November 25th. These were 100 mile or longer races.

                            [img] http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/53C.jpg [/img]
                            Dwain G.

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                            • #15
                              I didn't see it either, but Frank Mundy comes to mind. He was a member of the board that founded NASCAR. An old racer that had a little success with the new V8 Studebaker. He was a guest speaker at South Bend in 1997.
                              Ah yes, the pictures! #23 is definitely Frank Mundy. His only two 1st place finishes in a new 1951 Studebaker were Columbia Speedway, Columbia, SC, June 16th, and Lakeview Speedway, Mobile, AL, November 25th. These were 100 mile or longer races.

                              [img] http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/53C.jpg [/img]
                              Dwain G.

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