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  • #31
    Personally?
    I think we ought to invite Paula Murphy to South Bend this summer and ask her[}]
    (I'd love to see her there!)
    Jeff[8D]


    quote:Originally posted by tstclr

    From the Feb '62 issue of Motor Trend regarding the "new" Gran Turismo Hawk (remember, this is a quote, not me saying this):
    "While we racked up over a thousand miles behind the wheel of the GT and relished every minute of it, we don't think it's a car that the little lady will enjoy driving (our's didn't). But then that's what the right-hand seat is designed for. All she has to do is sit back in that big, comfortable bucket, relax, keep reasonably quiet, and be secure in the fact that THIS car was designed with her particular man in mind"
    Later on they go on to say:
    "This is one car that has been a real pleasure to drive and one that we think offers the man in the family something quite a bit different in family-pleasure type transportation. And make no mistake about it--the Hawk GT is strictly a man's car and S-P's new president, Sherwood H. Egbert, deserves at least one free round wherever real men congregate for having the guts to buck the frilly feminine-oriented thinking that has crept into American automotive styling during the last decade."
    I better not let my wife see this or
    [B)] !
    I wonder what the writer would think of the Smart Car!


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    • #32
      Paula Murphy was one of the Studebaker drivers that set a bunch of records at Bonneville. I know one of the cars she drove was a Hawk, it may have been one of the R3's. She also drove some of the Avantis: http://www.theavanti.com/allstate_ad.htm

      Tim K.
      '64 R2 GT Hawk
      Tim K.
      \'64 R2 GT Hawk

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      • #33
        Paula Murphy was one of the Studebaker drivers that set a bunch of records at Bonneville. I know one of the cars she drove was a Hawk, it may have been one of the R3's. She also drove some of the Avantis: http://www.theavanti.com/allstate_ad.htm

        Tim K.
        '64 R2 GT Hawk
        Tim K.
        \'64 R2 GT Hawk

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        • #34
          quote:Originally posted by GTtim

          Paula Murphy was one of the Studebaker drivers that set a bunch of records at Bonneville. I know one of the cars she drove was a Hawk, it may have been one of the R3's. She also drove some of the Avantis: http://www.theavanti.com/allstate_ad.htm

          Tim K.
          '64 R2 GT Hawk
          Dave - Tim left out some more of her accomplishments. She was quite the nitro drag racer back in the day, drove Stude-sponsored racers at Indy, set records on the salt in Art Arfons jetcar, and so on.
          Check this link out -

          http://www.americanjetcars.com/pmurphy.html



          Chris Pile
          The Studebaker Special
          Midway Chapter SDC
          The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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          • #35
            quote:Originally posted by GTtim

            Paula Murphy was one of the Studebaker drivers that set a bunch of records at Bonneville. I know one of the cars she drove was a Hawk, it may have been one of the R3's. She also drove some of the Avantis: http://www.theavanti.com/allstate_ad.htm

            Tim K.
            '64 R2 GT Hawk
            Dave - Tim left out some more of her accomplishments. She was quite the nitro drag racer back in the day, drove Stude-sponsored racers at Indy, set records on the salt in Art Arfons jetcar, and so on.
            Check this link out -

            http://www.americanjetcars.com/pmurphy.html



            Chris Pile
            The Studebaker Special
            Midway Chapter SDC
            The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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