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    1950

    Some people considered the Studebaker somewhat strange in styling--perhaps appropriately matched by the gown worn by the "community queen," who posed next to a Champion convertible. Most Studebakers had six-cylinder engines, but a V-8 became available during 1950. Champion was the lowest-priced Studebaker model.

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    Jeff


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  • #2
    Spend some time looking through the years of the Chicago Auto Show's history page.
    The photgraphy is superb, and the content is facinating...
    Jeff

    http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/show_...y/default.aspx
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    • #3
      1961

      On the top floor of the new McCormick Place, inside the Studebaker exhibit, Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley (under the letter "S" in front of the convertible) stands next to WGN announcer Vince Lloyd (hand over mouth) as he waits to be interviewed for television. The car behind the mayor is a 1961 Studebaker Lark convertible. Lloyd Pettit, with microphone in hand, is interviewing show manager and executive vice president of the CATA, Edward L. Cleary. Notice the Chevrolet Corvette String Ray concept car on the raised platform, to the rear of the Studebaker exhibit space.




      And behind this American Motors Jeep exhibit....


      And more in the background... The Studebaker Truck Exhibit..
      Last edited by DEEPNHOCK; 08-24-2012, 10:42 PM.
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      • #4
        Interesting to see the Jeep version of the 'Zip Van'....2 years before Studebaker brought it out...



        Several vehicles are displayed at the Willys Jeep exhibit, but not prominently in this shot. On the far right side is a special exhibit promoting the television series titled "Hong Kong," which co-starred Jeep vehicles. A rear view of the Willys station wagon is in the center of the photo, with a mini delivery van behind the wagon.
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        • #5
          Sure is a large crowd around the new 53 Studebaker.
          You'll have to click thru the pictures to find the Studebaker

          http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/show_...?d=1950&y=1953
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          • #6
            Originally posted by clonelark View Post
            Sure is a large crowd around the new 53 Studebaker.
            You'll have to click thru the pictures to find the Studebaker

            http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/show_...?d=1950&y=1953


            Two female presenters in evening gowns pose next to a Commander Starliner hardtop, within the Studebaker display area at the 1953 Chicago Auto Show. The women are surrounded by an enormous crowd of show goers. Designed by the Raymond Loewy team, the 1953 Studebaker had elements of European styling and is considered one of the finest designs of the modern.
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            • #7


              Tight shot of the Studebaker truck exhibit area at the 1953 Chicago Auto Show includes a pickup truck at left, and a chassis tilted on its side at right.

              http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/show_...?d=1950&y=1953
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              • #8
                1963

                http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/show_...?d=1960&y=1963



                A GT Hawk coupe dominates this scene directly outside the Studebaker exhibit during the 1963 show. Evolved from the Raymond Loewy-styled 1953 Studebaker hardtop, the GT Hawk first went on sale in 1962. Powering the GT Hawk was Studebaker's 289 cubic inch V-8 engine, available with either supercharged or normally aspirated setups. On the left behind the GT Hawk is the front grille of the Lark compact model, and on the right, a profile of the sensational Avanti.
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                • #9
                  Jeff,

                  Excellent shots and exhaustive research on your part. Thanks for sharing.
                  1957 Studebaker Champion 2 door. Staten Island, New York.

                  "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." -Albert Einstein

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                  • #10
                    Fascinating photos.....such detail in black and white!

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                    • #11
                      Just surfin' the web and stumbled upon the site...
                      Thought it was worth sharing.
                      (Sure beats forum arguing and nitpicking )
                      Jeff


                      Originally posted by FlatheadGeo View Post
                      Jeff,
                      Excellent shots and exhaustive research on your part. Thanks for sharing.
                      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                      Jeff


                      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



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                      • #12
                        Just a bit of Chicago trivia...
                        Lloyd Pettit was the longtime announcer on WGN TV for the Chicago Blackhawks.
                        He raised me (listening and watching) with Glenn Hall, Bobby Hull, Dennis Hull, Jim Pappin, Eric Nesterinko, Kenny Warram, Tony Esposito, Pit Martin, Chico Maki, Doug Jarret, and a little later Kieth Magneson....
                        Loyd then went up to Milwaukee and owned a smaller team, The Milwaukee Admirals......
                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Pettit

                        Man... That pic stirred some Blackhawk memories....
                        Jeff

                        Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
                        1961
                        On the top floor of the new McCormick Place, inside the Studebaker exhibit, Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley (under the letter "S" in front of the convertible) stands next to WGN announcer Vince Lloyd (hand over mouth) as he waits to be interviewed for television. The car behind the mayor is a 1961 Studebaker Lark convertible. Lloyd Pettit, with microphone in hand, is interviewing show manager and executive vice president of the CATA, Edward L. Cleary. Notice the Chevrolet Corvette String Ray concept car on the raised platform, to the rear of the Studebaker exhibit space.



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                        • #13
                          Nice pics indeed, Jeff; thanks. BP
                          We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                          Ayn Rand:
                          "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                          G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                          • #14
                            Here's the color version of that 1963 photo. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...ght=broadcloth

                            If one has some spare time, its worth going over ALL the photos, including the non-Stude ones, just to appreciate how much GM fell from grace over the past 60 years, and the rise and quality of the imports' displays.

                            Craig

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
                              Nice pics indeed, Jeff; thanks. BP
                              X2 here as well!

                              As often happens...these pics have kicked off several trips down the proverbial "What If" path of daydreaming...

                              What if...Investors, bean counters, management...could have passionately committed to Automotive production

                              What if...Studebaker/Packard would have joined the AMC team

                              What if...Union/Management could have worked together for an agreement that some percent of "something" is better than a "100%" of nothing.

                              What if...Studebaker/Packard had downsized and promoted themselves to a "Niche" automotive market...improving their platform and elevating their image... Producing only "sold" cars as BMW does today.

                              What if....(
                              good grief...gotta stop this and get going today!)
                              John Clary
                              Greer, SC

                              SDC member since 1975

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