Welcome fans of the pride of South Bend. I am a long-time Studebaker fan and Studebaker Driver's Club member, having owned a 57 Silver Hawk in high school and a 59 Lark Regal Hardtop in college. Since then, I have owned other Studes as hobby cars including a 62 Champ Pickup, a 64 Canadian Commander Special, a 62 GT Hawk, a 60 Lark Regal 4-door, and my present 57 Silver Hawk (not the same one I owned in high school -- that one I wrecked). If you have any suggestions or comments, please send me a message. Both text and image contributions are welcome.


July 1999

1940 Studebaker Commander Street Rod

This super cool 1940 Studebaker Commander 4-door Sedan Street Rod belongs to J.C. Absher of Christiansburg, Virginia. Power is from a Chevy 350 V-8 coupled to a 350 Turbo Htdramatic tranny and 9 inch Ford rear end. Other features of this fine car include air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, and power windows. Dished and chromed wheels with baby moons look really sharp on this great street machine! I continue to be amazed at the craftsmanship and creativity that goes into street rods like this. The great majority of these cars would almost certainly never have been restored to stock condition. My hat is off to the dedicated street rodders who help keep Studebakers on the road and in public view.

Back Angle

Side View

And Front

If you own a Studebaker and would like to see your car as "Stude of the Month," please e-mail me at the link above. I can accept either electronic or hard copy images.

NEWS FLASH!! The Newman and Altman Studebaker parts inventory has been purchased by a new company named Studebaker Autoparts Sales Corporation (SASCO) and will remain in South Bend. Business will continue from the old location until the parts can be moved to a new site across the street in the former Studebaker Engineering Building.


Custom Bulletnose Starlight Coupe

Bill Junge sent in these pictures of a neat Bulletnose Starlight Coupe owned by Ralph Guariglio. The pictures were taken at Scottsdale, Arizona in April of this year. It appears that the windshield and top have been chopped about 3 inches. Bill, who is the most prolific contributor to this page, also sent pictures of several other Studes from the Scottsdale show. These will appear over the next few months. As always, Bill's pictures are clear and sharp. I should do so well with the pictures I take!

Another Shot of this Cool Coupe

Did you know that Michael Kelly's New Avanti Motor Corporation signed a deal to produce the VW based Brazilian Puma Sports Car? I didn't think so! The deal fell through when Kelly ran out of money. To learn more about the Puma, visit my Puma Sports Cars Site.


1963 GT Hawk Keystone Region Y2K Raffle Car.
Click here for details.


Dinky Toys 1952 Two Tone Land Cruiser

Thus beauty came across the eBay auction site in June. The bidding got up to $202.50, at which point the reserve was not met. I don't know if the seller let it go at that price. To see more toy Studes, visit my Studebaker Toys Home Page.

Click here for information on ordering a toy Frankenstude Hot Rod, 1961 Champ Truck, 1951 Starlight Coupe, 1951 Starlight Street Rod, or Modified 1953-54 Starliner.

My Midnight Black 1957 Silver Hawk was on the
August 1998 Turning Wheels Back Cover.

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Published 6/1/1999