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  • Avanti Motor Corp opens Cancun Factory

    This just in from Larry Swanson...
    (Forwarded by Jeff Rice)

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/4282574.htmlhttp://centralvirginiachapter.org/

  • #2
    I think that this (Avanti in Mexico) has been covered in another thread here.

    I am surprised at the errors in the press release. Mike Kelly knows better. I guess that he doesn't proof what goes out. We know that Studebaker didn't go out of business in 1963 or even in 1964. I thought that the Avanti Motor Corp. was founded in 1965, not 1964, but my memory could be off on that. They also don't mention that Avanti Motor Corp. made most of their cars in Indiana. Even my 1987 was made in South Bend.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      I think that this (Avanti in Mexico) has been covered in another thread here.

      I am surprised at the errors in the press release. Mike Kelly knows better. I guess that he doesn't proof what goes out. We know that Studebaker didn't go out of business in 1963 or even in 1964. I thought that the Avanti Motor Corp. was founded in 1965, not 1964, but my memory could be off on that. They also don't mention that Avanti Motor Corp. made most of their cars in Indiana. Even my 1987 was made in South Bend.

      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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      • #4
        "Avanti cars, which are popular with collectors, were originally introduced by Studebaker a year before the automaker went out of business in 1963."

        Before we blame Avanti Motors, I think the AP messed up the story. If you read that line differently, I think the writer may have been trying to say the Avanti was introduced in 1963, a year before Studebaker went out of business. (We know better, but for most Americans, they went under when they quit producing cars in South Bend...)

        [u]IF</u> that is what the AP writer was trying to say,they didn't say it well and he/she needs to go back to journalism school.
        Then again, maybe Avanti got a local (with limited English) PR person with the plant.
        A brief commerical: If that's the case, I'd be happy to offer my services to Mike Kelly...I have 20 years in PR and 5 in TV news... blatant plug over.


        63 Avanti R1 2788
        1914 Stutz Bearcat
        (George Barris replica)

        Washington State
        63 Avanti R1 2788
        1914 Stutz Bearcat
        (George Barris replica)

        Washington State

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        • #5
          "Avanti cars, which are popular with collectors, were originally introduced by Studebaker a year before the automaker went out of business in 1963."

          Before we blame Avanti Motors, I think the AP messed up the story. If you read that line differently, I think the writer may have been trying to say the Avanti was introduced in 1963, a year before Studebaker went out of business. (We know better, but for most Americans, they went under when they quit producing cars in South Bend...)

          [u]IF</u> that is what the AP writer was trying to say,they didn't say it well and he/she needs to go back to journalism school.
          Then again, maybe Avanti got a local (with limited English) PR person with the plant.
          A brief commerical: If that's the case, I'd be happy to offer my services to Mike Kelly...I have 20 years in PR and 5 in TV news... blatant plug over.


          63 Avanti R1 2788
          1914 Stutz Bearcat
          (George Barris replica)

          Washington State
          63 Avanti R1 2788
          1914 Stutz Bearcat
          (George Barris replica)

          Washington State

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          • #6
            Does any one have any contact info for Avanti in Cancun, Mexico? dladrigan@live.com

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            • #7
              The assets of Mike Kelly and Avanti Motors was seized by the government a few years back.
              Mike Kelly will be enjoying the hospitality of the federal prison system for quite some time.
              The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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              • #8
                Contact the Mexican Govt as they hold the keys to the facility and the cars and parts inside continue to deteriorate due to moisture and all the while Mr. Kelly enjoys the comfort of the Federal Govt in Chicago where he will remain for a long time to come.
                sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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                • #9
                  I got all excited until I looked at the date of the original post. I've been waiting for someone to take over operations and re-open/start producing Avantis again.

                  I guess I'll still be waiting a while longer.
                  Jon Stalnaker
                  Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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