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  • The Dirty Dozen

    I am kind of new to the Studebaker world so please forgive me for being a little bit behind.

    I was wondering what you guys could tell me about the end of Studebaker's automotive production. I have read a little bit about the Dirty Dozen and was wondering if anyone could enlighten me on what that is in reference to. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated!

  • #2
    Dirty Dozen?

    1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona. Searcy,Arkansas
    "In the heart of Arkansas."
    Searcy, Arkansas
    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
    1952 2R pickup

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    • #3
      The Dirty Dozen means two things to me. First there's the movie starring Lee Marvin as well as many other Hollywood names. It's a movie about a bunch of misfits being assigned to a dangerous mission in WWII Europe. The OTHER Dirty Dozen I recall was a name applied to a group of infamous bars at the far end of the town of Angeles, Phillipines - outside Clark Air Base when the USAF utilized it.[}]

      Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

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

      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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      • #4
        Tgere are many threads on this site about the demise of Studebaker Auto Production. Going to the master index will find them and you will have a lot of interesting reading. As for the "Dirty Dozen" as Mr. Biggs says it was a movie and a pretty good one.
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        • #5
          Goggle is your friend. (Last 12 Studebaker employees)


          "

          Joe E. Borsodi, born on June 2, 1909, mentions that his father, an immigrant from Hungary, worked at Studebaker before him. He discusses the various positions that he held both before and after World War I, the layoffs that occurred both during the Great Depression and at the closing of the Plant, and the union and why it was important. Borsodi discusses being one of the "Dirty dozen", one of the last twelve employees to work at Studebaker. Mrs. Borsodi (the wife) also made a few comments throughout the interview including that her own mother worked at Studebaker at one point and how the community felt about the closing."


          http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/reference/cshm/ohrc097.html

          BTW, the tapes are $5.00 each, might have to listen to a couple.

          JDP/Maryland
          JDP Maryland

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          • #6
            I'd love to listen to those interviews. I wonder if the "tapes" will ever be transcribed to more recent recording mediums like discs or chips.

            I'd bet the name Dirty Dozen was adopted from the movie I mentioned. Seeing as how the movie debuted in 1967, the timing is just right.

            Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

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

            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
              Does that mean the last 12 "escaped" with a load of gold? [}]

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