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  • Something new, exciting and prewar, showed up at our Orphan Car Show today!

    By golly, it's a 1912 EMF!











    If you have to ask about the steering wheel, yes, even though it is on the right side, it is American made!



    Apparently, this model is only 1 of 6 left on the planet. We don't get a whole lot of brass at the shows these days, so this was pretty neat, and as a bonus, its history, although a pretty sad one, is intertwined with the Studebakers on the opposite side of the fairgrounds! Every Blackhawk member of there must have asked the owner once as to why he was over with the Hudsons. He said his father had an Essex here too, and he didn't want them split up in different places. Works for me!!
    1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
    1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
    1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
    1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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    Nothing wrong with Right Hand Steering (laughs). I believe the US industry basically changed to Left hand Steering around 1915/16.
    John Clements
    Christchurch, New Zealand

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    • #3
      To play on the old punchline about us vs. everyone else, "You guys are great, but you have your steering wheels on the wrong side!" "Oh, you mean the right side!"
      1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
      1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
      1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
      1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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      • #4
        When you look at the map of who is LHD and who RHD it seems only former British Colonies are RHD. Just a shame it's so expensive to make the switch.
        John Clements
        Christchurch, New Zealand

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        • #5
          'Neat car; thanks for the peek.

          Dick Quinn's nice article in the new, October 2013 Collectible Automobile verifies that Studebkaer bought EMF in 1911, so a 1912 model year EMF was definitely a Studebaker product. BP
          We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

          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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