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    The June 25, 2009 issue of Old Cars Weekly has a nice full page article on the Studebaker National Museum (SNM).

    However, they did perpetuate the error of calling the Lincoln carriage a Studebaker. The historic Lincoln carriage was purchased by Studebaker. It was part of the Studebaker Corp. collection that formed the nucleus of the SNM collection. [I know that this was recently covered on the Forum, but I decided to reiterate the Lincoln carriage fact.]

    Edit: The three other Presidential carriages (Grant, Harrison & McKinley), at the SNM, are Studebakers. It is just the Lincoln carriage that isn't a Studebaker.

    I do want to comment tht I thank OCW for all of the good coverage that they give to Studebaker/SDC.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

  • #2
    Heck, if that's the only thing they got wrong, let's consider ourselves lucky.
    I wish that was the only misconception the public had about Studes....

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    1914 Stutz Bearcat
    (George Barris replica)

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

    Washington State

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    • #3
      At least they didnt say it came with a Ford engine!! ROFL

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      • #4
        That is not the only thing they got wrong! They credit Cannonball Baker with driving the record setting Commander across the country in 1927. Baker never drove Studebakers but tried to compete with them in other cars. Ab Jenkins drove the Studebaker. The author also has the museum's address wrong. I am sure there are other mistakes but I have better things to do than correcting all of OCW errors.

        Richard Quinn
        editor: Antique Studebaker Review
        Richard Quinn
        Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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        • #5
          That seems the be the prevaling urban legend connected with Studebakers.

          Well, that and the ghost of Harold Chruchill that haunts my Lark.

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          • #6
            My parent's current issue of [u]Reminisce</u> magazine, in their regular feature "Guess the car," features a Studebaker. And of course some of the "facts" about the company include "The carriage used to carry Lincoln to the theater was built by Studebaker." I think this really reiterates one of Fred Fox's maxims: Once something is (incorrectly) in print, it is really hard to get it corrected.

            KURTRUK
            (read it backwards)


            KURTRUK
            (read it backwards)




            Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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            • #7
              For folks with absolutely no knowledge of Studebaker, even incorrect press about the marque can be to our benefit.
              Fortunately, when it becomes important enough, SDC is here to clear the misconceptions.

              Brad Johnson
              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
              '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
              "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
              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
              sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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              • #8
                All in all, it was nice to read about the Studebaker Nat'l Museum in OCW. I agree that, even if there's an occasional mistake, every time the name Studebaker is said or written, it's good.
                We're living in a time when too many people have never even heard of Studebaker.
                Rog

                '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                Smithtown,NY
                '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                Smithtown,NY
                Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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                • #9
                  The July 9 issue of Old Cars Weekly contains my letter (edited somewhat, but that is okay) with the Lincoln carriage correction.

                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                  • #10
                    The July 30 issue of Old Cars Weekly contains a long letter by Avantidon (of this Forum) explaining the history of the Lincoln carriage.

                    Gary L.
                    Wappinger, NY

                    SDC member since 1968
                    Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                    Gary L.
                    Wappinger, NY

                    SDC member since 1968
                    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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