Adopt-A-Car Program

The Adopt-A-Car Program is designed to raise operating revenues for the Museum by offering organizations, including SDC Chapters and other car clubs, or individuals and families the opportunity to “adopt” a vehicle in the Collection for one year. This provides an opportunity for adopters to be recognized for their investment in the care of the vehicles in the Collection.

Sixty-nine vehicles in the Collection are available for adoption. They are divided into four adoption categories with adoption fees ranging from $100 to $1,000 per year.

Adopting individuals/families or organizations may choose a vehicle to adopt based on price and availability, on a first come, first served basis. Adopters receive a “Certificate of Adoption” and professional photograph of their adopted vehicle.

Professionally-designed signage will be erected by the vehicle identifying the adopting individual or group and the adoption period (start date and end date). At the end of 10 months, a renewal notice will be sent to the adopting individual/family or group. They may choose to adopt the same vehicle for another 12 months at the adoption price or select a different vehicle - based on availability - for adoption.

Adopt-A-Car participants will automatically receive the benefits of membership in the Museum.


1952 Commander Starliner Hardtop
Adopted by
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Studebaker
South Bend, Indiana
March 1, 2010 — March 1, 2011


1825 General Marquis de Lafayette Carriage
Adopted by
The XYZ Chapter
Studebaker Drivers Club
My Town, Indiana
March 1, 2010 — March 1, 2011

For more information about the Adopt-A-Car Program or to request “Adoption Papers”, please contact Drew Van De Wielle @ 574-235-9129.
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