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    Hi all, saw a nice photo of Mike Pennington's '53 Stude Coupe in the editorial page of an American Rodder magazine. The same piece discussed how Mike purchased a '54 Black sedan that had been altered by Princeton University under a US Government safety program, something about Gyroscopes both front and rear as an early anti collision system. The guy at Princeton said the car disappeared after the project ended and somehow it ended up in the deep south. It's now in a museum (unstated) awaiting restoration.

    Those who told Mike where to go said that it "flew" hence the name of this posting.

    Anyone heard of this car before [?][?][?] If need be I can go back to the store and provide details on which issue this piece comes from

    Also saw a piece about the "New" tailgate step on Ford pickup trucks, but I recalled that Studebaker offered that on the Wagonaire - how quick they forget[)]

    John Clements
    Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
    Lockleys South Australia
    John Clements
    Christchurch, New Zealand

  • #2
    I was in a flying 56 Sky Hawk once, the only problem was when in came in for a landing it was upside down! Dislocated the wifes back,put my baby in a full body cast, and gave me a lifelong limp. NT


    Neil Thornton
    Hazlehurst, GA
    '57 Silver Hawk
    '56 Sky Hawk
    '51 2R16 dump truck
    Many others.

    Neil Thornton

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    • #3
      I was in a flying 56 Sky Hawk once, the only problem was when in came in for a landing it was upside down! Dislocated the wifes back,put my baby in a full body cast, and gave me a lifelong limp. NT


      Neil Thornton
      Hazlehurst, GA
      '57 Silver Hawk
      '56 Sky Hawk
      '51 2R16 dump truck
      Many others.

      Neil Thornton

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by avantilover

        Hi all, saw a nice photo of Mike Pennington's '53 Stude Coupe in the editorial page of an American Rodder magazine. The same piece discussed how Mike purchased a '54 Black sedan that had been altered by Princeton University under a US Government safety program, something about Gyroscopes both front and rear as an early anti collision system. The guy at Princeton said the car disappeared after the project ended and somehow it ended up in the deep south. It's now in a museum (unstated) awaiting restoration.

        Those who told Mike where to go said that it "flew" hence the name of this posting.

        Anyone heard of this car before [?][?][?] If need be I can go back to the store and provide details on which issue this piece comes from
        I believe it is in this museum in Roanoak, VA http://www.vmt.org/
        quote:
        Also saw a piece about the "New" tailgate step on Ford pickup trucks, but I recalled that Studebaker offered that on the Wagonaire - how quick they forget[)]
        Amen. This is the the third (at least) Studebaker idea that has shown up in the automotive marketplace since Studebaker shut down- Subaru "Hill Holder", GMC Envoy XUV (w/sliding roof), now the tailgate step. I think new Coopers now also have a hill holder-like device. Incidentally, Studebaker sold more sliding roof wagons that GMC did.



        [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
        '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
        '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
        '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
        Museum R-4 engine
        Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
        '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by avantilover

          Hi all, saw a nice photo of Mike Pennington's '53 Stude Coupe in the editorial page of an American Rodder magazine. The same piece discussed how Mike purchased a '54 Black sedan that had been altered by Princeton University under a US Government safety program, something about Gyroscopes both front and rear as an early anti collision system. The guy at Princeton said the car disappeared after the project ended and somehow it ended up in the deep south. It's now in a museum (unstated) awaiting restoration.

          Those who told Mike where to go said that it "flew" hence the name of this posting.

          Anyone heard of this car before [?][?][?] If need be I can go back to the store and provide details on which issue this piece comes from
          I believe it is in this museum in Roanoak, VA http://www.vmt.org/
          quote:
          Also saw a piece about the "New" tailgate step on Ford pickup trucks, but I recalled that Studebaker offered that on the Wagonaire - how quick they forget[)]
          Amen. This is the the third (at least) Studebaker idea that has shown up in the automotive marketplace since Studebaker shut down- Subaru "Hill Holder", GMC Envoy XUV (w/sliding roof), now the tailgate step. I think new Coopers now also have a hill holder-like device. Incidentally, Studebaker sold more sliding roof wagons that GMC did.



          [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
          '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
          '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
          '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
          Museum R-4 engine
          Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
          '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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          • #6
            Yeah John, I chuckled when I saw that tailgate step crowed about in a TV ad just yesterday! Such innovators! Of course, the introduction of that tailgate step was on the eve of Studebaker's demise - Maybe it's prophetic with regards to Ford as well![:0][B)][xx(]

            Miscreant adrift in
            the BerStuda Triangle


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

            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
              Yeah John, I chuckled when I saw that tailgate step crowed about in a TV ad just yesterday! Such innovators! Of course, the introduction of that tailgate step was on the eve of Studebaker's demise - Maybe it's prophetic with regards to Ford as well![:0][B)][xx(]

              Miscreant adrift in
              the BerStuda Triangle


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

              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

              Comment


              • #8
                I think this is a different car, but it's the only one that comes to mind:
                http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/radar1.jpg

                We're not called 'hillbillies' any more....now we're Ozark Americans!
                Dwain G.

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                • #9
                  I think this is a different car, but it's the only one that comes to mind:
                  http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/radar1.jpg

                  We're not called 'hillbillies' any more....now we're Ozark Americans!
                  Dwain G.

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by Dwain G.

                    I think this is a different car, but it's the only one that comes to mind:
                    http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/radar1.jpg

                    We're not called 'hillbillies' any more....now we're Ozark Americans!
                    Dwain G.
                    That's quite the technological goodie that fellow had installed! Also note the ASC-style moonroof


                    [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

                    Clark in San Diego
                    '63 F2/Lark Standard
                    http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

                    Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by Dwain G.

                      I think this is a different car, but it's the only one that comes to mind:
                      http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/radar1.jpg

                      We're not called 'hillbillies' any more....now we're Ozark Americans!
                      Dwain G.
                      That's quite the technological goodie that fellow had installed! Also note the ASC-style moonroof


                      [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

                      Clark in San Diego
                      '63 F2/Lark Standard
                      http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

                      Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                      • #12
                        quote:I was in a flying 56 Sky Hawk once, the only problem was when in came in for a landing it was upside down! Dislocated the wifes back,put my baby in a full body cast, and gave me a lifelong limp. NT
                        When we get around to fixin' the current Sky Hawk, let's be sure to keep her close to the ground. I know I wouldn't want to be in the same type accident as my Mama!!

                        ___________________________________________

                        Matthew Burnette
                        Hazlehurst, Georgia
                        '59 Scotsman PU
                        '63 Daytona HT


                        http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/


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                        • #13
                          quote:I was in a flying 56 Sky Hawk once, the only problem was when in came in for a landing it was upside down! Dislocated the wifes back,put my baby in a full body cast, and gave me a lifelong limp. NT
                          When we get around to fixin' the current Sky Hawk, let's be sure to keep her close to the ground. I know I wouldn't want to be in the same type accident as my Mama!!

                          ___________________________________________

                          Matthew Burnette
                          Hazlehurst, Georgia
                          '59 Scotsman PU
                          '63 Daytona HT


                          http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/


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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by Dwain G.

                            I think this is a different car, but it's the only one that comes to mind:
                            http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/radar1.jpg

                            We're not called 'hillbillies' any more....now we're Ozark Americans!
                            Dwain G.
                            I think it is Dwain, I'll let you know which issue of American Rodder it was in, also had a nice photo of a black hawk of some kind, just nice to see Studebaker's as against the more common Fords and Chevrolet's

                            John Clements
                            Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
                            Lockleys South Australia
                            John Clements
                            Christchurch, New Zealand

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                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by Dwain G.

                              I think this is a different car, but it's the only one that comes to mind:
                              http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/radar1.jpg

                              We're not called 'hillbillies' any more....now we're Ozark Americans!
                              Dwain G.
                              I think it is Dwain, I'll let you know which issue of American Rodder it was in, also had a nice photo of a black hawk of some kind, just nice to see Studebaker's as against the more common Fords and Chevrolet's

                              John Clements
                              Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
                              Lockleys South Australia
                              John Clements
                              Christchurch, New Zealand

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