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  • Tommy & Peg at Mansfield, observation

    Great article in December, 2019 Turning Wheels by Larry Michael regarding the reunion of Tommy and Peg, after Tommy's restoration at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA.
    Thanks to folks at the Swigart, The Studebaker National Museum, the Keystone Region Chapter and the students and faculty at Penn Tech for making it happen.

    One thing I did notice; and it's just an observation, not a criticism; The archive photo of Tommy shows him with all four fenders. While today he only has two, and Peg has none.
    I wonder if these were lost before or after the 1939 World's Fair.

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    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
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    Wonder if there are any photos from the World's Fair floating around on the Web that might shed a little light on that question...

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      To make a long story short, Peg's fenders do exist and were only recently discovered in the SNM Museum in South Bend. For some reason they were in a different place and were discovered when the Penn Tech student was there to look at Peg and discover why she did not run. Who knows one day she may too.
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