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    http://www.autolife.umd.umich.edu/De..._interview.htm

    The Reminiscences of Robert E. Bourke

    (snippet copy - see link for entire article)This is Dave Crippen of the Edsel Ford Design History Center at the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village , and this is October 23, 1986 . This is another one of our design oral history interviews. Today we are speaking with Mr. Robert E. Bourke of Loewy/Studebaker fame and other industrial design areas. We'ved asked Mr. Bourke to tell us his career narrative in his own way and at his own pace. Please start at the beginning and tell us where you were born, where you grew up, what your influences were -- a favorite relative, or a friend, or a school mentor.
    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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  • #2
    Yep, mentioned here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...ighlight=umich

    Craig

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    • #3
      Yeah Craig... In 2010....
      Lot of new people here since then....(and I am not going to search every interesting thing to verify it hasn't been posted here before).


      Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

      Jeff


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



      Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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      • #4
        Come on, Jeff, you know that's all Craig lives for
        Proud NON-CASO

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        • #5
          This read gives students in college a challenge, write this for their thesis. This article is fantastic!
          It is the best window to the inner workings of Studebaker. I don't think that you will find a better representation on how Studebaker met their demise.............

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          • #6
            I knew Bob Bourke pretty well and communicated with him extensively by telephone, mail and personal meetings mostly at the Intl mets. Very nice gentleman and quite engaging. Great interview insofar as the design part goes but quite a few errors elsewhere. Understandable when one considers how much time had passed between the time of the events and the interview.
            Richard Quinn
            Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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            • #7
              Jeff
              Thanks for posting it.
              I missed it before!

              Robert Kapteyn

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              • #8
                Thanks for posting this, Jeff. I like ol Bob myself. Good readin'

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                • #9
                  Along these lines is the CD "Designers and Engineers of the '40s & '50s". It is live interviews, mostly with Bob Bourke, but also including four others. I looked and do not see a date when this was put onto CD. It is 80 minutes of interviews.
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                  • #10
                    Wow Nice read, took me a while but enjoyed it very much. I have a good understanding of how Studebaker fell to the wayside.
                    101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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                    • #11
                      Jeff,
                      Thanks for posting that terrific interview. I was rivited to the story and I got to fill in so many blanks in my own knowlege of what went on at Studebaker during Bourke's career with Studebaker.
                      Rog
                      '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                      Smithtown,NY
                      Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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                      • #12
                        I'm with you Jeff; I didn't see the post almost five years ago and I appreciate you putting it on the forum. I'll bet when someone posts it again 5 years ago the same guy will comment that it was posted twice.
                        Murray

                        Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
                        Yeah Craig... In 2010....
                        Lot of new people here since then....(and I am not going to search every interesting thing to verify it hasn't been posted here before).
                        Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain !

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                        • #13
                          I think I may have read that before when last posted but it was good to read it again! Been long enuf that I forgot.

                          Jeff in ND

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