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  • SN-60
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    SN-60 goofed folks!! Change eight cars that 'fill the bill' to NINE! Just looked over an old Midwest Zone Meet issue from 1973. In it there's a picture of one more Studebaker factory race car that meets this questions criteria.
    In 1924, Studebaker Corp. qualified one car and it did very well..it finished second! It was Earl Cooper's car #8 the 'STUDEBAKER SPL.' It bore the familiar Stude Wheel on it's side, with 'STUDEBAKER' in script. The odd thing
    about this car, and maybe a reason it 'slipped through the cracks', is that it was not powered by a Studebaker engine. It ran a 122 CI non-supercharged Miller engine. Once again though, it apparently was an official Studebaker
    Corp. entry. Sorry about this error! The answer is NINE cars.

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  • SN-60
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    To: JRoberts,----- Thank You for the kind words. Sometimes trivia questions end up in a bit of a debate, but to Me it's all good, as We're all basically quite interested in these things. (Or We wouldn't be looking at this Forum!)

    OK, the eight cars...... The five car factory team of 1932, with the familiar 'Wheel' Corp. logo on the side containing the name 'STUDEBAKER'. (As stuchamp mentioned, these same five cars returned for the 1933 race--
    with four of them being rebodied). Fast forward to 1964 the ONLY OTHER YEAR the Corp. logo 'STUDEBAKER', complete with the familiar 'Lazy S', was displayed on their entries, (three), making eight cars in total for
    all years.

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  • SN-60
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    To: (S) Wow, that's really a nice piece of memorabilia! Once again though, the 'Studebaker' Corporate Script was not displayed on the outside of 'Silent Sam'. Check out the list I put up for JRoberts, these eight cars are the
    ones that satisfy the original question. Thanks!

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  • (S)
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    STP = Studebaker Corp.


    The back of this photo says everything written:

    "Parnelli at speed-- Turbocar rushes down the main straight at Indianapolis at close to 200 mph as Parnelli Jones prepares to slow for the first corner. Movie camera is mounted during practice runs to check instument panel readings."

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    From:
    Studebaker Relations
    Studebaker Corporation
    South bend, Ind. 1967




    This photo was given to me by the Granatelli family, later I met Parnelli Jones and he signed it.

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  • JRoberts
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    Wow! What a great question. I also applaud the many answers that involved a lot of research and knowledge. I appreciate these trivia questions, Ed. Thanks. I would like a list of the cars in the correct answer. Thanks again.

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  • SN-60
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    To: jnormanh,----- Maybe if You look at pictures of the cars it will help You to understand. (A picture says a thousand words) Let Me know if You need a list!

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  • jnormanh
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    "/I think you're straining at gnats. Which of these logos are "Studebaker factory logos? (Your words, not mine)





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    Last edited by jnormanh; 06-12-2012, 04:27 PM.

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  • SN-60
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    To: jnormanh,-------Nice try jnormanh, but Your a bit off target. As You know, Studebaker had an important diversification effort going on that began in the early sixties. All their subdivisions had their own
    logos of individual identity. Example....Onan, Gravely, Clarke, STP, etc., but the CORPORATE I.D. was, of course, STUDEBAKER....the parent company. In other words, show Me where it displays the word
    STUDEBAKER on the outside of 'Silent Sam', and I'll agree with You. Once again, nice try, but You are still incorrect on this question! (I'll give a breakdown of the eight cars if You need this)
    Last edited by SN-60; 06-12-2012, 03:11 PM.

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  • jnormanh
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    Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
    To: stuchamp,---- Good guess!, and I believe Your perception of the intent of the question is 'Right On'! However, the correct answer is 8 (EIGHT) cars. Hats off to everyone that responded!!
    Good answer, and mucho credit to stuchamp for picking up on the "cars". BUT....as you clarified the question "Studebaker Corporate entries " and "'Studebaker' factory logo", your answer is incorrect.

    For example, did you count-



    Entrant was STP Division Studebaker Corp, and the STP oval was a Studebaker owned logo.
    Last edited by jnormanh; 06-12-2012, 02:46 PM.

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  • SN-60
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    To: stuchamp,---- Good guess!, and I believe Your perception of the intent of the question is 'Right On'! However, the correct answer is 8 (EIGHT) cars. Hats off to everyone that responded!!

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  • stuchamp
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    Since you asked for number of "cars" and not entries, I'll guess 6 as some "cars" raced multiple years.

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  • SN-60
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    Answer Tomorrow!!!!!!

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  • SN-60
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    To: jnormanh,---- OK, that's loud and clear....but I want to give one more callout to anyone out there who wants to give this question a whirl. (Remember, don't overcomplicate the original question!)

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  • jnormanh
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    Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
    To: jnormanh,-------- No one can ever say You didn't try!..........but nineteen is not the correct answer.
    Okay. I give up, and it looks like everyone else has too.

    I'm willing to learn. So what's the correct answer? Cars/drivers if you don't mind.


    And, if it matters, what was the question, exactly? - Studebaker corporate entries or Studebaker corporate banner? The first implies to me that Studebaker corp or one of it's wholly owned divisiopns or subsidiaries was the official entrant, the second implies that other entities may have been the official entrant, but Studebaker corp was the major (or sole) sponsor. Best I can do is 19 if the first definition is the criteria. If the second, it's more.
    Last edited by jnormanh; 06-11-2012, 02:12 PM.

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  • SN-60
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    To: jnormanh,-------- No one can ever say You didn't try!..........but nineteen is not the correct answer.

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