fbpx

Studebaker is “First by Far with a Postwar Car”

Oct 1946 Studebaker is “First by Far with a Postwar Car” The company’s new 1947 Champions and Commanders debut in May and feature radical styling by Raymond Loewy Associates Studebaker establishes itself as a styling Read More →

Studebaker begins retooling for wartime production

Oct 1942 Studebaker produces its last prewar automobile on January 31 and begins retooling for wartime production   The company produced US6 Army trucks, the Weasel, and Wright-Cyclone radial engines for the B17 Read More →

Studebaker retains Raymond Loewy Associates

Oct 1936 Studebaker retains Raymond Loewy Associates to head its Design Read More →

Studebaker enters receivership and teeters on the brink of closing

Oct 1933 Studebaker enters receivership and teeters on the brink of closing The company reorganizes and resumes production under court supervision President Albert Erskine is relieved of his Read More →

Studebaker enters a five-car team at the Indianapolis 500

Oct 1932 Studebaker enters a five-car factory-backed team at the Indianapolis 500   Studebaker Special #22 driven by Cliff Bergere leads the team with a 3rd place Read More →

Knute Rockne Joins as part-time sales

Oct 1928 Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne takes part-time employment in Studebaker’s Sales Department Rockne served as a Studebaker spokesman until his death in Read More →

Light Six is Studebaker’s first South Bend-built automobile

Oct 1920 Studebaker discontinues all horse-drawn vehicle production and begins transferring automobile production from Detroit to South Bend   A 1920 Light Six is Studebaker’s first South Bend-built Read More →

Studebaker acquires Everitt-Metzker-Flanders Company

Oct 1911 The Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company acquires the Everitt-Metzker-Flanders Company of Detroit to form The Studebaker Corporation Electric vehicle production is Read More →