Whippets, Clippers and Larks: The Story of D. D. Gross Motor Sales

Dan Gross started D. D. Gross Motor Sales in 1918 at the young age of eighteen years old.  In time, his wife, Muriel along with his brothers Ted, Frank and Chuck joined him in running this family business.

The business began by selling Willys Overland automobiles.  By 1940, Dan obtained the franchise for selling Packard Motor Cars.  In 1957, D. D. Gross Motor Sales began selling Studebakers and continued with this brand until production ceased in 1966.  The business remained open until 1972.  Follows the evolution of the automobile, as witnessed by four brothers operating a family business.

The Studebaker Museum Speaker Series, presented by the Campisi Family Education Fund, is held in the Wiekamp Auditorium. Regular lecture admission is $2. Regular admission fees apply to tour the Studebaker National Museum and The History Museum. Studebaker National Museum and Campus members are admitted free!

*Dates and prices are subject to change*

  • May 20, 2020
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm