President Abraham Lincoln: Live at the Studebaker

Abraham Lincoln
Oct 14, 2019 Featuring Kevin Wood, renowned Lincoln portrayer Saturday, November 14, 2018, at 1:30pm in the Wiekamp Auditorium; $2 admission / FREE to Studebaker National Museum members, refreshments to follow Join us as Abraham Lincoln comes to life! Lincoln will recount stories from his life centering on th... Read More → Read More

The Edsel: Ford’s Famous Failure

Oct 10, 2019 Presented by Matt Anderson, Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford Museum Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 1:30pm in the Wiekamp Auditorium Introduced with much fanfare in the fall of 1957, the Edsel was greeted by car buyers with a collective shrug. Was it the bad economy, was it poor ma... Read More → Read More

The Rockne: A Finer, Greater Automobile

Rockne
Sep 10, 2019 Presented by Richard Quinn, Studebaker Scholar and Historian Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 1:30pm in the Wiekamp Auditorium; $2 admission / FREE to Studebaker National Museum members, refreshments to follow Join Studebaker historian Richard Quinn for a look at the Rockne Motor Corporat... Read More → Read More

The Mini: An Automotive Transformation

cooper mini
Sep 03, 2019 In 1990, my wife JoAnne and I traveled to England for a wedding. Afterward, we toured the UK for another four weeks in a rented Mini Mayfair. The car was an absolute joy to drive—peppy, tight, responsive, roomy and thoroughly comfortable.  Tooling around England, the thought struck me how much th... Read More → Read More

Studebaker National Museum Launches a New Education Fund

Aug 28, 2019 The Studebaker National Museum is pleased to announce the establishment of the Campisi Education Fund. This fund was created through a generous donation of a 1955 Studebaker President Speedster that will be auctioned at The Auburn Auction on Saturday, August 31, 2019. Proceeds from this auction will... Read More → Read More

The Beetle and Tante Kiki

VW Beetle
Aug 27, 2019 My mother is from Breslau, Germany.  She had a privileged youth growing up in the 1920s and ‘30s: she had a governess, house keepers and long summer vacations on the Baltic sea.  And her father, George Skiebe, my Opa, had a car collection.  He had a Mercedes 540 and a Horsch, but he loved Ameri... Read More → Read More

The Toyota Prius: An Elegant Solution

Toyota Prius
Aug 19, 2019 For most of automotive history, the main impediments to the electric car have been battery technology (limited range) and cheap oil.  The energy crises of the 1970s awakened interest in alternative propulsion, but range and utility remained elusive goals. The family car was expected to go 300 miles... Read More → Read More

Why the Chrysler Minivan Changed the World

Chrysler Minivan
Aug 15, 2019 Of all the automobiles that changed the world, the Chrysler line of minivans is likely to win the award of “least exciting” by most automotive enthusiasts.  But that was never the point; the minivan was not intended to be flashy, instead it was a car with a purpose that fulfilled the needs of m... Read More → Read More

From Horses to Horsepower

From Horses to Horsepower
Aug 15, 2019 Presented by Robert Casey, retired Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford Museum Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at 1:30pm in the Wiekamp Auditorium; $2 admission / FREE to Studebaker National Museum members, refreshments to follow Join renowned automotive historian Robert Casey, retired Cur... Read More → Read More

Meet Tom Cotter at the 2019 Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm

Tom Cotter
Jun 18, 2019 Come meet author and historian, Tom Cotter, at the 2019 Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm SOUTH BEND, IN – Automotive raconteur and barn-find hunter Tom Cotter, will be hosting a book signing at the 2019 Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm. Tom is the author of the famous In the Barn series, ch... Read More → Read More