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  • Chris Pile
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    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

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  • Chris Pile
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    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

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  • GTtim
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    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

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  • GTtim
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    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

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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    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!


    DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
    Brooklet, Georgia
    '37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
    '37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
    '61 Hawk (project)
    http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    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!


    DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
    Brooklet, Georgia
    '37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
    '37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
    '61 Hawk (project)
    http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

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  • lstude
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    quote: I've noticed men will look but only women will say,"Nice car, can I have a ride?"
    That's because men really want to drive the car, not just ride in it. That is the worst part of this hobby. You only get to drive the cars you own or maybe a friend's car. I would like to be Jay Leno's friend and get to drive his cars!

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  • lstude
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    quote: I've noticed men will look but only women will say,"Nice car, can I have a ride?"
    That's because men really want to drive the car, not just ride in it. That is the worst part of this hobby. You only get to drive the cars you own or maybe a friend's car. I would like to be Jay Leno's friend and get to drive his cars!

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  • rockne10
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    I've noticed men will look but only women will say,"Nice car, can I have a ride?"

    Brad Johnson
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    33 Rockne 10
    51 commander Starlight
    53 Commander Starlight

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  • rockne10
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    I've noticed men will look but only women will say,"Nice car, can I have a ride?"

    Brad Johnson
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    33 Rockne 10
    51 commander Starlight
    53 Commander Starlight

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  • GTtim
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    While not quite so obvious Motor Trend still had the same idea when they reviewed the new Super Hawk in June, '63. They close with the following paragraph:
    But all in all, the Super Hawk proved to be a very satisfying car to drive on all points. We still rate it, personally, as being the last of the real he-man automobiles.

    Tim K.
    '64 R2 GT Hawk

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  • GTtim
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    While not quite so obvious Motor Trend still had the same idea when they reviewed the new Super Hawk in June, '63. They close with the following paragraph:
    But all in all, the Super Hawk proved to be a very satisfying car to drive on all points. We still rate it, personally, as being the last of the real he-man automobiles.

    Tim K.
    '64 R2 GT Hawk

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  • lstude
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    Yes, I will agree that Studebaker became more male oriented in the 60s especially after Sherwood Egbert entered the scene. These ads are definitely macho, even the one with the women race drivers.







    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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  • lstude
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    Yes, I will agree that Studebaker became more male oriented in the 60s especially after Sherwood Egbert entered the scene. These ads are definitely macho, even the one with the women race drivers.







    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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  • Skip Lackie
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    Actually, I think Dick was only half wrong. I think that the Motor Trend review was parroting some of Stude's own advertising. I remember some black & white, single-page ads in MT, Car Life, etc that described the GT as a man's car: the full instrumentation of white and black gauges, the clean styling, the supercharged engine, the disc brakes, the four speed shifter falling readily to hand, etc, etc. Maybe somebody on the Forum has one of those magazines and can check . . .

    Skip Lackie
    Washington DC

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