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  • Studebaker in National Geofraphic

    Check out the link below to see a picture of a Studebaker President Four Season Roadster "making it big" in this month's (June) National Geographic Magazine. If you have the magazine,the picture is featured in Flashback on the last page.

    http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/n...flashback.html

  • #2
    That's after they painted it red. I'd LOVE to see a color pic of it when it was still I its first 2-tone paint scheme.

    Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
    South Georgia Chapter
    63 Daytona HT (project)
    51 Stude dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
    52 Commander Starliner (basket case)

    MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars
    http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101
    And here: http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstudepagetwo
    And here too: http://photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos

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    • #3
      Why did they burn it? Was it just not something they would have saved?

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      • #4
        There have been a couple of extensive articles about this vehicle in the Antique Studebaker Review and, I think, it has also been mentioned in Turning Wheels at some point in the last thirty years.

        Perhaps The ASR editor can shed some light[8D]
        "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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        • #5
          From what I've heard, the reason they burned it was because it didn't look like the newer models. (1935).

          Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
          South Georgia Chapter
          63 Daytona HT (project)
          51 Stude dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
          52 Commander Starliner (basket case)

          MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars
          http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101
          And here: http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstudepagetwo
          And here too: http://photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos

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          • #6
            ASC Review, Volume 33, No.7, May-June, 2004; inside front cover and nine page article by the inimitable Mr. Quinn; with back cover photo showing vehicle in flames.

            "the extremes of the northern Indiana climate began to take its toll on the giant, as did vandals and souvenir hunters who made off with various parts."

            "By the spring of 1936, company officials felt the car had outlived its usefulness...In addition, it looked nothing like the new '36 models."

            "The end of the giant car came on May 16, 1936."

            Total weight was 11,023 pounds

            One of the huge hubcaps resides at the Studebaker National Museum.
            "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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