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Les War

Hi Doc,
After having this car for 43 years, I have started a restoration job. The progress has been slow, but rewarding. A few of the things that I have done so far is having a new gas tank made. A car club friend made an exact copy. I had new shackles made, as the old ball Bering style was worn out. the new ones are bushings with grease zerks. The car, a 33 Regal 56 sat in my shop for 25 years without moving, or turning over. My biggest surprise was starting it with a few minuets of tinkering. A parts car that I have had as long as this one, has been my biggest supplier.
Les War
Near Eugene Oregon

Les ....
Thanks for the great email and the jpeg photo and already in a low jpeg format ... so very few folks know how to do this .... and your note about the car is exactly want I am looking for here in these email reading rooms ... wish more Stude heads would take the time to send a photo and an note about what they are doing and restoring .... This is what we like to put up in our reading rooms ... especially in the winter when I have time to play webmaster.
Thanks and best of luck with your project.
Doc & Becky Hemp


Hello This is Christina. I am not sure if you can help with any info that I need but, your web site popped up when I punched in studebakers in maine. I am looking for a person who has a studebaker that is willing to give my grandfather a ride in it. My grandfather (Gerald ) used to work on old cars and used to have many acres fully of cars until he had a stroke. The stroke left him speachless and partial paralized on one side. His health conditions are slowly fading and my family would really like to be able to get him a ride in a studebaker. Old cars are his passion but had to get rid of many of them since he can no longer work on them. So over all to make a long story short, the family is looking for a person who would be willing to give grampa a ride to make an old man happy. If you can help or know of any one who might be willing to do so... We know a fee might be involved so not a problem there.

Thank you for your time.!!

Christina .. chrissy ...

Maybe on of our members knows of someone in your area ... I have also forwarded this to Dick Quinn

I purchased this 1930 Commander at the annual car show and auction in Auburn Indiana on August 30, 2005. It was previously owned by Troy Strange and was placed in the car corral at the show. I looked at it for two days before I made him an offer. Recently, I have been doing some minor repairs to get it road worthy for a State Police inspection. Indiana requires this inspection in order to get the plates. So far I have repaired the stop lights, a head gasket leak, realigned the points, installed new plugs, repaired horn, added a temporary horn button and presently I'm working on the windshield wipers and the windshield tilt. I'm having a new gear case cast for the windshield tilt. I'm also having 4 extras cast so I will have something to swap at a meet. An entire restoration project is quite an undertaking and at this time is not on the agenda. I joined the Antique Studebaker Club in October 2005. I'm also a member in the Drivers Club and the Studebaker Museum. My Dad worked at Studebaker in the early 50's. I hope to have the '30 ready for Memorial Day parade in Mishawaka, IN. in 2006. Right now, I have my eye on a 1930 Dictator, all original and in good shape

Nyal Weaver of Osceola, Indiana (near South Bend).

Subject: My 2 old studebakers

Heres 2 pix of my old studebakers. (a 26 big 6 roadster I found in Canada and a 24 big 6 ambulance I found in West Virginia. ) I also have a 1929 Essex rumbleseat coupe & a 33 plymouth 4 door which I've owned since I was 15. (my first car) >>that was over 33 years ago. You've got a great site!

John in Daytona Bch Florida

I stumbled across your website and although I do not belong to your Club or any car club I am interested in automobiles. I have 3 or 4 old pictures of my Grandparents with their Studebakers taken in the 1920's (black and white of course). I think they are 1924 and 1927 models but am not positive. If you would like copies I would be glad to E-Mail them to you (no charge) for your picture collection.....

Bill Strouse, CMS, USAF, Retired, Bedford, Texas E-Mail

(Note) .. I, Doc Hemp sent these to Dick Quinn and he returned this email ...
The old touring car is a 1922 Light Six and the sedan is a 1927 Commander model EW.
Richard Quinn

Here is the first one, my Grandmother, Meta Tumey with I think a 1924 Studebaker, picture taken around 1925 in Dallas, Texas......Bill Strouse

This is the same car with my Grandfather, A.C. Tumey, picture taken in Dallas, Texas in about 1925.....Bill Strouse

This is the same car (I think) with my Grandparents and family taken in the 1920's in Dallas, Texas.....Bill Strouse

This is my Grandmothrer, Meta Tumey with their Studebaker, picture was taken in 1927 in Dallas, Texas and I think the car is 1927.......Bill Strouse

This is me and my Father (Bill Strouse Sr) with his Packard and one of my Uncles Studebaker, probably a 39 or 40. Picture was taken in 1940 or 41 near Dallas, Texas. This is the last picture I have that I know of, if I run across any more I will send. If you do not mind let me know the year and model of these Studebakers, Thanks........Bill Strouse

I write from Argentina. I need sale my car Studebaker is totally restaured the model is The Dictator 6 cil on line, i add one photo. Fabian from Argentina

Subject: Your Studebaker web site and a "want" request
Date: 4/8/2005 6:05 PM

Hello from Fresno, CA: I just enjoyed browsing through your Studebaker web site. What a terrific collection of photos and automobiles!

I just joined the Studebaker Drivers Club today and will be running a want-ad in their monthly magazine for several months. However, I thought I would mention, if you should ever know of a 1954 Champion Starlight coupe for sale, would you keep me in mind? I’d like it to have the three-speed transmission and would like it to be in at least driver condition; I am not up to a restoration project at present.

I lost my mother to breast cancer last October, after caring for her at home for six years, and she was the last of my family. So, I started a project of seeing if I could come up with every automobile the family has ever owned. I already had a 1940 Dodge business couple which was just like Mom & Dad’s first car, a 1936 Dodge business coupe. During the last month of Mom’s life, last September, my car storage man who is also a seller of cars came up with the possibility of a trade for a 1950 Champion Starlight, which is what Mom & Dad’s first brand new car in San Francisco was. I made the trade for my 1956 Cadillac Fleetwood and 1942 Buick Special. I recently located a 1959 Ford Custom 300 Tudor sedan which is identical in all respects, except body and interior color, to the 1959 Ford we had when I was a little boy. And, I still have my mother’s 1970 Ford Maverick which was the last car Dad bought before we lost him to cancer in January 1991. In between, we did have the mechanical mess of a 1963 Rambler Classic 770 (constantly getting stuck in second gear just like they used to sing in the oldie song “Beep, Beep”), but I guess I can do without that car. The 1954 Studebaker Starlight was what Dad got after trading the 1950 Starlight.

Recently, I came very close to purchasing a 1955 President as it is so similar to the Starlight coupe, but something made me stop to think a minute: I knew Dad traded the 1950 Starlight late in the calendar year 1954, so I had been assuming it was traded for a 1955 model, but it occurred to me, he may have traded late in the year in order to get the best possible deal on a 1954 model. So, I was able to find one photo of the car (most of that stuff is still packed away after my move from mother’s home to mine last December) that showed enough of it for me to match it up to a picture in my Studebaker history book, and it turned out I was right to hold off on the purchase; it was, in fact, a 1954 Starlight that Mom and Dad had, not the 1955.

I thought I would pass the request along to you as you may come to know about a decent 1954 Champion Starlight in your area.

Thanks again, and it’s good to find so many people dedicated to keeping the grand Studebaker marque alive and running!


George Hewett

3/15/2005 7:19 PM
My Dad worked at the plant in South Bend for 22 years. I would love to hear from Studebaker Lovers and friends...

Norman Fikes
PO Box 1233
Victoria, Texas 77902

Author: William Walker (
Homepage: Italian Recipes
Location: Naples, Italy
Date: Sun Feb 23, 2003 10:44 am
Referer: Just Surfed On In
Just bubbled in on the page in a nostalgic mood. I was born and raised in South Bend. My Dad was the terminal manager for Bolin Drive Away Co. The primary Studebaker transporter during the Studebaker years. Basically grew up in a Studebaker, 1st car, 1st car I can remember etc. learn to drive in one. Actually drove the first off the line when I was 12 or 13. 1962 63. Met all the boys from sudebakers you name em Dad knew em and I can remember them well. Over with the troops at NATO right now. Be sure and drop me aline.
Billy Walker
Subject: 1914 studebaker Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 09:58:58 EDT From: To:

A friend of mine has a 1914 studebaker and needs some information on serial numbers. Will you please contact him at
Hope to see you at the zone meet in So Beloit Sept 13 and 14
Jack Willis
Subject: Another model of a Studebaker Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 19:57:01 EDT From: To:

Hello again.

Brooklin Models have produced yet another Studebaker model, this time the '35 Commander Roadster in Canary Yellow with Brown interior. Only came out today (24th April), but I like to be quick off the mark. Attached is a picture but there are loads more on my website

Hope you can post this e-mail.
Many thanks, again.

Mike Coupe
Subject: Erskin_Studebaker car Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 20:53:32 -0000 From: "smpratt" To:

Hi Dave & Becky,,,

My father is in his early 80s... He was telling me about the new 1933 Erskin_Studebaker car his father bought back then.... I would like to know ..If you may have a picture of one...So he can see it again,,,, My father holds such fond memories of trips that His father took him on in New York state...He says not many were made of them... They had came out with a starter inside the car spare tires wheel weels on each side up front by front door... would apprieciate any might beable to find on this...urls web sites..or might beable to im not havin much luck... thank all you might beable to help Sharon Pratt

Below is a copy of one of the 385 entries in our Studebaker Guest Book .... please take time tor read those too ...

16. Author: Daniel Ajmo ( Homepage: Location: Fort Lauderdale Date: Sun Apr 14, 2002 9:26 pm Referer: Search Engine Comment:

Doc, Love your site.

I own a 1932 Studebaker Rockne Roadster CONVERTIBLE. The whole car is there and runs great, but I do need some parts as my gas tank rotted out. I was reading a letter from an old timer named John on your Reading Room #3. HE WRITES, that he owned a 1932 Rockne Roadster from 1959 to 1966 and that the car was in the Canadien Exposition in Toronto in 1932 and he sold it when he was in Montreal. He was looking for the car and says it was mint and he says that selling it was the biggest mistake he ever made! I was born in Montreal and in 1966, my Father bought our 1932 Rockne Convertible! I wrote this John back and the e-mail went through; asking him if this is the car he is looking for! Wow, do you see how important your site is? The St. Pete Studebaker HAS NO RECORD OF A ROCKNE CONVERTIBLE!, NOR DOES THE STUDE MUSEUM! WHAT DO I HAVE HERE DOC? A RARE ONE OF A KINDER? I can't seem to find anything about this car. My Father says it has the "free wheeling" feature and that "you push another lever on the dash and she shifts by herself without shifting the clutch"! I was driving it one day and took my foot off the gas and she dropped from 2cd to 3rd by herself! Anyone out there that knows anything about this car and has or knows anything about a Rockne CONVERTIBLE.....can you write me? Call me collect if you wish. Thank you Guys and God Bless Ya! Daniel Ajmo, Fort Lauderdale 954-472-1278

Daniel .. hope someone out there has responded to your email ... thank you for the kind words ... have also posted your great email in our stude reading room too some time back .. write the guest book often ..
Doc Hemp


Subject: Re: Guest Book Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 19:32:13 -0400 From: "Daniel Ajmo" To: "C. David Hemp DDS INC" References: 1


Hope your well and thank you! John is the guy who sold my Father the car 40 years ago! We spoke on the phone. This was all due to your website Doc! Great to hear from really is! Cheers!
Daniel Ajmo

Subject: 1950 champion convertible Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 16:35:40 -0800 From: "designcircleinc" To:

Dear Richard,

I am currently in search of a 1950 Studebaker Champion Convertible in excellent condition to be used as the reference model for creating a die-cast model for a leading manufacturer. I came across your club during a web search and thought you might be interested. As compensation for their time, the owner of the car would receive a few professional 16x20 color photos and a few models of the car when it is introduced.

If you or anyone you know is interested please contact me as soon as possible to discuss further details.

Thanks for your time,

Dave Zaveloff
DesignCircle, Inc
Subject: Studebaker Competes for an Army contract years ago Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 13:50:45 EST From: To:

In February 1908, an uncle of mine CHARLES HAMANN of N.Y. , with a mechanic traveled in an open Stubaker ,from NYC to Buffalo. Studebaker was competing with other auto companies ,hoping to win an Army contract for their vehicles. After successfully reaching destination my Uncle rceived a pocketwatch engraved with the name STUDEBAKER 1908 NYC to BUFFALO trip by CHARLES HAMANN successfully completed . I am interested in any wriitten material that mentions this trip ( i.e. newspapers etc.)
BIRCH 929@AOL 02-18-02
Subject: INFORMATION Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 21:09:52 EST From: To:

I am looking for any information about my car. I have a 1941 Studebaker President Landcruiser 4door with a straight 8 engine, a 3spd w/od trans., a factory radio, and a hillholder. I have never been able to find any parts in any salvage yards so I thought I would try some clubs. I need a banjo steering wheel (mine has the plastic rim breaking apart. Also need hood ornament or plastic piece for it; all plastic knobs inside car; center rear bumper guard; any info on what parts are available for the ebgine (it has a miss and I think it is a valve). I'd also like any info on how many were built in 1941 and how many are still around. the car is very restorable but I have been holding off because I don't want to tear down the engine, etc. without knowing what is available. Any help in any area would be appreciated.

PS: I also have a number of pieces like fenders, cowls,etc from Studes in the 20's and I am looking for doors, bodies, etc. any shape. Again, thanks. MY e-mail is
My name and address is:
POBOX 147 110 N. 4TH ST.

Subject: Change email address Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2002 01:01:43 EST From: To:

Hi Dave;

Certainly hope you enjoyed a nice holiday season. I spent most of mine working on Studebaker articles!!

Just thought I had better write and provide my current email address and hope you can change it on the site without too much difficulty. Thanks.

Let me know if I can be of any assistance in any of your Studebaker endeavors.


Dick Quinn
Subject: Studebaker dealer Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 23:10:18 EST From: To:

Does anyone remember the Studebaker dealer, Gosselin Motors, in Troy, New York? Ed Gosselin was the Pres. & owner. Would love to hear from anyone who knew Ed or did business w/ him and dealership. He was my Father. We still have a '56 Pres., original paint, interior. In super shape. We are keeping in the family. My Dad gave to his father back then, Dad had one also, but his was automatic. Hope to hear from someone!
Marcia Gosselin-Bain
Subject: Studebaker Club Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 23:35:30 -0800 From: "res07irw" To:

My name is Ryan White and I have recently purchased a Studebaker that I am restoring. I was wondering if your web site and club are still current because the site seems somewhat outdated on the years posted. I bought a 34 president and I am looking for contacts and parts.
If you have any words of wisdom or advice please respond to ....

Ryan White

Ryan ..
go to our guest page and enter you wants ... it is up to date daily ... I do over 150 hobby and info websites at no charge ... am not the official website anymore but have left what I have for the photos and shows what the club is about .. by going to the guest book it allows up to date info exchange between members with out my having to get involved .. you also MUST join the club .. the address to send in your check should still be the same ... there are tons of Studebaker sites out there now .. at first there was only 5 of us in 1995.
Doc Hemp
Subject: Just realized the music pages were gone Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 19:09:17 EST From: To:

Hello Doc.
i'm a fellow Stude owner nut (1929 pres state sedan) and had downloaded several melodys from the music pages. I used to play them when doing other work on the computer. Then unfortunately the Aptiva got a bad virus and I had to wipe out all the existing files and start from scratch with a new ( Norton 2002 antivirus). So, I have been trying to recreate-restore all the things that mattered to me and hit the "brick wall " with the music pages. Toooo Bad, they were really great and are a big loss to me and I'm sure others!
But I understand where you are coming from and respect what you had to do. You are great, and are living life to the fullest measure. I admire your boundless energy and interest in this wonderfull world that we live in-- God bless you -- enjoy.
Brian Wallace
To our Studebaker fans .... if you email me I may be able to direct you to another good midi music site
Doc Hemp
Subject: Big Six Studebaker Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 17:44:44 +1100 From: "SEEREX" To:

Hi from Downunder,

In 1927 my grandfather bought a brand new Studebaker from the dealer in Melbourne. After he was given a driving lesson around the block he drove it home to his farm 300 miles away. He kept it for 22 years.
I've heard lots of stories about the car but never seen one or a photo of one. Can anybody send me a picture.
Apparently it had a hard top and blind side windows. I remember my grandfather (who passed away in 1972) saying he had the same battery in it for all those years. How come batteris don't last a long these days?

Rex Curtis,

Melbourne, Australia.
Subject: 1938 Studebaker Questions From: George A Klutkowski To:

Hi Dave & Becky

- I have been trying to EMail Dick Quinn but my messages to his EMail addresses have been returned undeliverable. I am sending this message to you in hopes that you or someone else in the ASC can help me or pass it on to Dick.

I have a 1938 7A Commander 4 door that is all original and in very good driving condition. I rarely see any information, pictures, or parts for these cars. My car has the "funny headlights" from the factory. The parts book says this is correct but some "experts" tell me this is wrong. Any comments?

Also, my driveshaft is the rubber cushioned type and the rubber is deteriorating and producing a driveshaft vibration (imainge that!). The parts book lists the other type of driveshaft as also being used. Can I use the cross and bearing (more modern) shaft if I could find one? I realize the flanges would also have to be changed and the length would have to be correct. Is this a good alternative or should I search for the original couplers?

I have several studes but this is my favorite and my only pre-war one. Any help would be greatly appreciated. You can EMail me at or call me at (850) 309-0602.

I have recently rejoined SDC and am in the process of joining your fine club.

Thanks and happy holidays!

Subject: Who can identify this car Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001 12:19:51 -0800 From: edls To:

Perhaps someone in your club can identify this car.

It belonged to my father, way before I was born in 1941.

The front looks like a 1926 Buick Standard Six, but the back, with what looks like curved side windows, doesn't seem to match a 1926 Buick, unless it is some special model. Also, the wheels look to be solid wheels, and 1926 Buicks I have seen came with spoke wheels. Could it be a 1926 Buick with Packard wheels??

Perhaps it is not even a Buick....


Subject: Re: Who can identify this car] Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 18:28:23 -0700 From: "Anna Marie Burk" To: "C. David Hemp DDS INC" References: 1


I'll write to the guy who needs the car identified. I think it's a 1925 or 1926 Studebaker Big 6 Duplex Phaeton. It also has the smoked glass sun visor on it and I believe the last year for that was about '25. it also has the drum headlights which were '25-'26 (they are the same on my Brougham). The bumper appears to be late '26 or possibly early '27. Studebaker used the steel disc wheels during those years and so did Packard, Dodge, and other--but I think they are Studebaker in this case.

Enjoy the races Thunderhill--good race track.

Author: Kathy Felletter (
Date: Thu Nov 8, 2001 2:01 pm
Referer: The Studebaker Museum Page
Doc and Becky...I was surfing for Stude sites, and needless to say, was rather surprised when I found yours with Dad's '32 highlighted on the page. He was so proud of that article, and would have been thrilled to see his beautiful lady on the internet! This is a great site for collectors and hobbyists...thanks.

Subject: Re: Studebaker Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 13:16:02 EST From: To:

Dave and Becky,

John Felletter was my father. His 32 President Roadster was on the cover of a past Antique Studebaker Review. I haven't been able to get back to your site for some reason, but I think that the cover was featured as an informal ad for subscriptions to the Review.....

Kathy Felletter
Subject: your web site Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 21:48:57 EDT From: To:

i enjoyed your web site. it is well put together. i own a 1942 chrysler royal, 4 doors. i love this car. it took me 4 years to restore the car. i did all the work myself except the paint job.

Subject: Happy Circumstance! Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 07:57:48 EDT From: To:

Hello! AND THANKS for the great site.

I've been doing some ramblin' thru the Studebaker web sites and came across yours. The music was a fantastic bonus. My second car was a Studebaker '47 Starlight Coupe, small six, hill holder, BW overdrive and, of course!, the fish bowl windows. Next came one of the bullet nosed jobs, a '53 I think and then the last was a President which I think was a forerunner of the Hawk series. I was poor and bringing home sixty three dollars and eleven cents a week as manager of a motion picture theatre so my cars were all used but beautiful to me, anyway!

At the tender age of seventy one and retired from General Motors Security (when it was Security) and now working at my chosen job, motion picture projectionist. I trained for the job in 1949 but due to having no family member already in the union I was denied entry. Now, I work in a non-union theatre complex, instead of one movie theatre I run ten! One of the things I enjoy so much about my years is the ability to go back and have a look-see at what was. All of my family and most of my Friends have all "crossed over" as the saying goes but here I am.

If ever you search for a particular piece of music just let me know as I have a 78 and Lp collection of some seventy thousand titles and a few 45s too! My musical tastes once only country has broadened to include about everything except the junk the kids listen to today.

Anyway, thanks again for the great memories.


Subject: Looking for a picture Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 20:59:10 -0500 From: Dr Pedro A Perezgrovas Garza To:

Dear sirs:
I had in the early 60's (my first car as a matter of fact) one Studebaker but I'm not quite sure of the year. All that I can remember is that it had a dual sidemounts and I think -but I'm not sure- it was a President. My believe is that the car was the 1939 but haven't been able to find a single picture of that model.

If you are able to help me, please send the link or the information as to where can I take a look at that particular model of the Studebaker.
Thanks in advance.
Dr Pedro A Perezgrovas G

Subject: Me Again Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 19:52:03 EDT From: To:

I've just had a good look at the site...its a cracker. Some super photos and its not as bland as a lot of web sites are.
There are a lot of Presidents in colours schemes different to the one produced by Brooklin Models. I can supply models in diferent colour schemes, and I might be able to add on things like horns, extra spot lights etc. if required. Price would depend on the amount of work involved. Including the model, which costs £45, plus postage to the USA, a repaint would start at around £70.
I bet you think this is just a normal business e-mail....well yes, partly, in that I sell models of British and American cars, but I am also an enthusiast, although I do not own a classic car, Brit or Yank. I'd love to, but can't afford it, and I've nowhere to garage one.
Mike Coupe

Subject: 1931 Studebaker President Eight Series 80 Roadster Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 19:32:59 EDT From: To:

You may already know about this, but I thought I'd send you an e-mail any way. Here's a picture of the new Brooklin Studebaker President. There's more pictures of it on my web if you would like a browse. Just click on the Brooklin logo, and then on the photo of the President...not Mr. Bush!!!!, but the car.
I can supply the model, but its probably readily available in the States anyway.
Best wishes,
Mike Coupe

Subject: Studebacker Avanti Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 13:33:28 +0200 From: COPPITTERS Robert To: "''"

Hi Dave and Becky !

I am writing to you since you are the first site I met regarding Studebacker.
In early sixties, I felt in love with the Studebacker Avanti when I was a teen and one day my neighbourg, who was the sales director of Brussels Studebacker dealer (D'Ieteren), came back home with a marvelous turquoise machine ! It was the first Avanti imported in Europe. Since that time my love is still alive although I have never succeeded to become the proud owner of this extraordinary piece of motoring art. I am still in search for a nice one (Serie 1).
There is only 2 or 3 Avantis remaining in Belgium. I go to every show held in Belgium but on very few occasions I had the chance to see one. I am collecting all models and brochures, articles, books I can find concerning that Car.
I would be very glad to have the chance that some Avanti nut over there would be kind enough to contact me by fax or by mail (unfortunately E-mail is for business use only ...) since here in Belgium and even in the UK publications about that Car are very rare.
However, I continue searching for a site where I could find some nice pictures and history about the Avanti.
Keep well !
Best regards
69 avenue Guillaume CROCK
1160 Brussels - Belgium
* and fax : ++ 32 2 673 23 79

Subject: nice web site Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 21:59:32 -0500 From: "David Hallsten, N.W.Wisc" Organization: Birch Industrial Tool Serv. Inc. To:

great cars. i've had several post 49 studes, my first car was a 51 champion 4 door. so many fond memories.

would you consider checking out my web site at i may be of some help with battery cables for your beauties. prices are reasonable too .

thanks in advance. david hallsten.
Subject: St. Regis Brougham info Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2001 22:31:01 -0500 From: Mary Jane Bricka To:


I have a printing block for an ad that reads: The St. Regis Brougham for five is the newest of body types, a distinctive Studebaker creation...." It ends by saying it is "available on the new Studebaker President, Commander, Dictator, and Studebaker six chassis."

Do you have any idea what year this is from? I'd appreciate any info.

Mary Jane Bricka
Subject: Need Some Help Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2001 20:42:15 -0800 From: beerayz To:


Dave and Becky,

My name is Ramon and I am writing you this email regarding my dad's 1940 Studebaker Commander. I was wondering if you might know were I can get additional information regarding Studebaker's in particular the 1940 Commander (2-door). I reviewed your web site and found it to be a great support. I have also visited some of your linked sites. Any information that you may have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time...

Ramon Villavicencio

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Subject: Dick Quninn Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 20:34:33 +0200 From: Rob Young Organization: KPMG To:

Dear Doc Hemp
Last year I wrote a story for Classic Car Africa about the Indianapolis Studebakers. I was helped greatly by John Shanahan and Dick Quinn in my research.
I have been trying by e-mail to contact both John and Dick lately to no avail.
I heard that Dick had had a garage fire in which some of his cars had been damaged but no more details.
If possible could you ask them to contact me please.
Kind regards
Robert Young

Subject: 1915 3-pass. rds Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 12:12:57 EST From: To:

I have a 1915 3-pass, roadster almost finished w/resto, do you know anyone out there w/the same ? I am a member of the ASC, and I a just found and enjoyed your web site. A totally pleasant surprise.

Thanks -
Hofsted from New York
Subject: Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 18:15:20 -0000 From: Eamonn Clinton To: "''"

My name is Eamonn Clinton. I live on the east coast of Ireland. I have imported a 1927 Erskine Doctor's Coupe from Australia. There is some mechanical work needed, I was looking for literature or any information on this model. Mechanical info would be great (if possible). I hope you can help.

I have been looking at Studebaker sites for quite a while and yours has got to be the best that I have found. I look forward to visiting this site again and passing it on to the rest of the members of the N.E.V.C.C. (NORTH EAST VINTAGE CAR CLUB).
All the best
e-Spatial Solutions Ltd.
Subject: 1927 Erskine Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2000 19:38:04 +1300 From: apbt To:

Hi guys,
just thought I'll send you a picture of my car here in New Zealand, to let you know, that Studebakers & Daniel are well and alive here !

Subject: missing 1926 Big 6 Duplex Phaeton Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 20:53:37 -0500 From: Glenn Seymour To:

Dear Doc & Mrs. Doc:
I love your web site. The music and photos are out of this world. I have been an avid old car collector since my first car, a 1939 Graham was towed home when I was 12. I am now 48. Have 4 younger would be collectors and a few pieces of brand X's. I no longer have any Studebakers but am looking for a missing 1926 Big 6 Phaeton which my uncle sold to a man in PA about 1965. It went to Bill Harrah's collection shortly after. From there it dissapeared. Could anyone shed some light on this once light yellow and black red wooden wheeled beauty. I would dearly like to know where it is, and if it might be for sale. If not I would like to find a duplicate. I can see I need to join this club. Back when I was in college, I had 6 post wasr Studebakers. I would very much appreciate any information you might have on this missing memory.

With Thanks,

Glenn Seymour at
Subject: Studebaker Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 11:47:36 +0200 (MEST) From: Thomas Petz To:

Hello Daniel,

I read your message from Jan 1999 at the OFFICIAL ANTIQUE STUDEBAKER CLUB. My father bought an Erskine 1927/28 half year ago in Germany (photo). Thats why we would be very glad to get in contact with the person you mentioned (John Fowke) to exchange knowledge and perhaps even spare parts. The car is in a very good condition but we have some technical problems and questions:

- The Stromberg carburetor is broken and too old (Maybe you know where to get a working one?!)

- We strongly need some technical plans or advices where we can get informations on repairing e.g. the clutch and the radiator.

We would be very glad to get an answere from you to the following adress:

Many Greetings from Germany


Thomas Petz
Schemkesweg 40a
D-47057 Duisburg

+49203 36 30 573

Author: Joe Ceffalia (
Location: Cave Junction, Or.
Date: Thu Jun 8, 2000 10:15 am
Referer: Search Engine
Have had the following Studebakers in the past, 1937 Dictator,1942 President skyway sedan, 1956 Sky Hawk, and presently have a 1955 Speedster. I
love your web site and it brings back many memories, such as the time when I had a 1929 Roadster (Commander 6) and couldn't afford to restore it due to just being married and sold it (circa 1951)
Subject: 1949 Studebaker Land Cruiser Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 14:09:58 -0500 From: "Harris, Will" To: "''"

Dear Dave & Becky-

Great website, really have enjoyed myself looking through all of the pages. I do have a few questions for you. I'm in the process of acquiring a 1949 Studebaker Land Cruiser. It was last running in 1989 but is in great shape over all. The problem I have, is that I cannot open the hood to look at the engine, I'm sure there is a trick to it like with the trunk latch but due to its age I'm afraid to twist on too many things. Does it have an interior release that I can't see? Or is there an exterior latch in an unusual spot? What engine did these cars typically come with?

Rebuilding this car will be a first for me and I'm pretty much a novice so this may be an exercise in my patience and sanity. I live in Flower Mound, TX and would appreciate any advice as far as shops, parts and other things you've learned along the way.

I appreciate your help.

Will Harris
MEP Project Manager La Quinta Inns, Inc. 909 Hidden Ridge Suite 600 Irving, TX 75038 214-492-6841 Phone 214-492-6441 Fax
Subject: 1922 Studebaker Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 21:04:51 GMT From: "Matthew Maya" To:

Dear Dave and Becky

My name is Matthew Maya from Manchester VT, I have recently purchased a 1922 Special Six Studebaker and am currently trying to locate a service manual for the car, I have the Owners manual. I purchased the car from a gentleman in Shiocton WI he had put four thousand miles on it, before that it was stored since 1936 it is all original with 27000 miles. I drove the car for about 25 miles before I lost two of the Babbit Bearings and am currently getting them redone. If you have any information that will help I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you
Matthew Maya.
Subject: 32 Rockne roadster Date: Fri, 5 May 2000 04:23:15 -0400 From: "Moon Milne" To:

Just surfing the net, its a new experience for an old fellow and thought i would try to locate my most favorate car that I owned from 1959 to 1966 a 32 Rockne roadsrter that had been the show car at the 1932 canadian exposition auto show here in Toronto and was mint. I sold it when i was living in Montreal, one of the biggest mistakes I've made.

I would be interested in knowing if their is a Rockne club and how I might try to locate my old car. Your website is outstanding and I will tag it and spend more time with you.

Thanaks for the help.
John A. Milne
Subject: 1926 stude Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 13:48:09 -0500 From: "robert sells" To:

I just got a computer and found your site while playing on it. I own a 1926 country club coupe, with 59000 miles, orig. tools, owners manual. I am 3rd owner, and bought it in 1963, when I joined the navy.I would like to see other 26's. I think I can send a photo of mine by e-mail, if you like.

Subject: Love Your Website Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 12:57:09 -0700 (PDT) From: (Doug Miller) To:

Dear Dave & Becky:

My dad was an engineer for Studebaker for 18 years. I was born in South Bend and you didn't see anything but a Studebaker in our driveway, until the December day in 1963 when everything at the South Bend facility folded.

My dad and mom moved to California when dad got a job with Bendix Corporation. Lucky guy!

My favorite Studebakers are the 1953 and 1954 Lowey coupes. The styling it out of this world and was way ahead of its time.

Your website is wonderful! Keep up the good work!

Big Doug
Subject: Studebaker Avanti Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 08:17:24 -0400 From: LONGDISTSHTR Organization: Sandhill Telephone Internet To:

Enjoy your sites immensely! Someone dropped a rumor on me that a family in Indiana makes Avantis from scratch. Is it true?
Doc Lisenby in SC.
Subject: Thanks Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 10:46:19 -0500 From: "Studebaker, Jesse" To:

I really like your web-site.


Jesse Studebaker
(6th generation descendent of Henry Studebaker)
Subject: Rookie needs some help. Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 07:37:55 -0700 From: Ray Taggart To: "''"

I've spent the last hour on the net and your name keeps surfacing. I hope I can impose on you for some help. Here is my plea... about 4 years ago my wife and I were rummaging around in an antique warehouse looking for a stool for an old organ we own. While we were uncovering various item of antiquity, we came across an old auto. Bear in mind, we know nothing about cars older that a '55 Ford pickup I owned for quite some time. Anyway...... there was a "for sale" sign taped to the window that told us it was a 1927 Studebaker. We looked the car over and found it to be in great shape (this was a five minute inspection done by neophytes). Since that time, my wife has commented several times on how much she wished we had looked into "that old car" a little bit more. So here we are 4 years later. I decided to look into finding out if the auto was still sitting in the warehouse or not. I tracked down the warehouse owner and inquired about the Studebaker that was for sale. He told me that he has move the car to his house and it IS still for sale. He said that he doesn't drive it at all any more and that last fall was the last time he had it out. He stated that the battery wasn't charging the way it should and the water pump needed re-packing but everything else was in "great shape". He said he would "let it go for $8,000, but it was worth a lot more." So my question is... How does a rookie who knows a fair amount about cars later than '55, go about gaining the knowledge to comfortably move forward into the possible realm of the '27 Studebaker world.

Please reply to

Thank you in advance,
Subject: Good-day from Australia Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 10:55:30 +1000 From: "The Lobos" To:

Just a short note - I am seeking information on a particular vehicle and happened to come across your site - good stuff. The info. I am seeking is to get and rough dollar value on a 1926 "J" series Studebaker sports (soft top). My friend, Wally (Gator) had come across one in the bush here in Australia and has started restoring it - very impressive!! I will get him the info. of your site and he will no doubt contact you in the near future, maybe he can organise a photo and a bit of info. to go on your web site - a "Studebaker Down Under" section or a one off short story??
Anyway... keep up the good work and drop us a line sometime.
Croc. Dundee

Subject: BEST WEBSITE Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 00:41:59 -0500 (CDT) From: (KENNETH HAMILTON) To:

Subject: Studebaker Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 14:28:08 -0400 From: "Robert L. Moloch" To:

Dear Dr. Dave,
I had a Studebaker (1951) in high school. It was one of the best, most reliable cars, I've ever owned. I am now looking at a 1950. Can you tell me how hard it is to get parts for this year. (Mechanical as well as body.)
Robert L. Moloch
Subject: ASC web page photo title error Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 12:52:14 -0600 From: John Shanahan` To: "''"

I hate to be the one to say anything bad about the great ASC site but for the sake of accuracy the photo of the "FE" Brougham listed as 1929 (Armacost car) is really a 1930 model. This is confirmed by serial number (6021014), large diameter wheel covers and the fact when it was owned by previous owner Ambrose Bachand it had radiator shutters. I prepared a President 1930 model year roster several years ago and located 49 survivors. There were only 5 or 6 of the big Broughams. I attach below two jpeg photo files of my 1930 President State Victoria for Four Model FH and the new engine I built for it from a dud that came off a saw mill in Fridley, MN via John Dwyer of Racine, WI. Hope to drive it up to Madison, WI Meet in June.

John Shanahan

Subject: The Search Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 21:19:02 -0800 From: "Terry J. Crowder" To:

Really enjoyed cruising thru your website and the great pix. My family has always been Studebaker/Packard fans. I'm not sure if you can help me; this is my first attempt at locating a very special Studebaker. This particular car is (was? - heaven forbid!) a 1955 Studebaker Commander, yellow exterior, white interior, dearly referred to as "Goldbug," and it's last known address was in Oregon. It belonged to my wonderful uncle and when he passed away, his son inherited it. Unfortunately, he sold it to who knows who. I cannot ask my cousin to whom he sold "Goldbug" because he has now passed away, too. While I am not in the position at this time to attempt to reacquire this beautiful automobile back into the family, I would like to see if I could find it, to know it has a good home, and perhaps reminisce with "Goldbug" about my uncle. Do you have any suggestions as to where I might turn my search? My uncle really loved this car and I know he would like it to someday come back to us. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Keep up the good work with "The Club."
Hope to hear back from you.
Subject: Re: Love your site Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 20:01:11 -0800 From: "Shawn & Kim" To: "dochemp"

Shawn & Kim wrote:

Dave & Becky-

thanks for the reply, I can imagine how these sites keep you. I've just returned from a visit with my father in Arizona and have more specific information about what he's looking for. He's interested in a '31 or '32 President, Commander or Dictator. In order of his preference he likes the Victoria body, the short coupled sedan and the coupe. We have joined both the ASC and the SDC and have subscribed to HMN for some years now. We're not too concerned about the condition though we'd really like a complete car that doesn't need too much repair. The idea is to get or put together a car that we could take to meets, on runs and maybe even show a little, though it would be a driver for sure.

Thanks for your help, and if we come up with something I'll let you know!


Shawn Hammer
Subject: Studebaker Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 21:36:20 -0500 From: "Robert J Bertee" To:

I happened to stumble on to your web page and enjoyed viewing some of your pictures. Its not that I am a Studebaker fan, but I have a double sided porcelain sign that apparently was from a garage a few years ago. It is approximately 13 1/2" by 29 1/2" it reads SERVICE Studebaker Station on both sides.

I have no idea how old it is or from which garage it came from. But I thought it was interesting considering your web page.
Subject: (no subject) Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2000 16:06:34 -0700 From: Bob Taylor To:

The best--WOW!

Subject: The Club Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 21:18:27 -0800 From: "Dennis Napier" To:

Dear Dave and Becky:

Love your web site! It's the most entertaining and elaborate one I've seen yet. I plan to join the ASC ASAP. I'm going to look at a very original '41 Chanpion Deluxe sedan this Saturday. I hope the ASC will be having an event in my area this year.


Dennis Napier
San Diego
Subject: Love your site Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 21:14:55 -0800 From: "Shawn & Kim" To:

Dave & Becky-

I've just discovered your web site and can't tell you how much I like it. My family has been collecting special cars for a long time and have always loved the Studebaker. The reason I'm writing is this, my father is looking for a pretty specific Studebaker to purchase. He hasn't had too much luck finding it and I was wondering if you might have any ideas where we could look or who I could write to for more information. I'd give you the specifics of what he's looking for, but I don't know them exactly and don't want to botch the job. If you can help, I'll get the specifics and forward them to you.

Thanks in advance and thanks for the beautiful site!


Shawn Hammer
Subject: Erskine? Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 22:12:06 +0100 From: Steve Farmwald To:


I'm an American living in Germany and am looking for information on cars made by Erskine. This all started when I was storing my MGA in a barn owned by a neighbor. I noticed a 1920's vintage car in the back and was able to read the Erskine name plate.

Any ideas of where to look? Thanks

-- Steve Farmwald
Am Fischweiher 8
85229 Markt Indersdorf

tel. +49 8136 92030
mobile: +49 172 704 5241
fax. +49 8136 9 20 32
Subject: Studebaker Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 10:22:53 -0600 From: "Ed Thayer" To:

Howdie, from Oklahoma, I was just looking at you beautiful cars while trying to find some parts for a friend, he has a 41 studebaker champ coupe and is looking for a hood,grille inserts,chrome for drivers door,lh tail light assy and bumpers do you know of anyone that would have any ? I also have a pre 48 Studebaker tudor sedan with good back glass but no front end stuff that I would sell if anyone is interested
email me at

Subject: 1937 J-15 FIRETRUCK Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2000 16:22:01 -0800 From: Bill Mahl To: DOCHEMP@C-ZONE.NET



Subject: A TRULY PLEASANT TIME Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2000 11:28:05 -0600 From: Walt and Rosi To:

You must receive hundreds or thousands of compliments on the web site...It is truly a trip viewing the many things, especially the music and arrangements. Seeing classic and antique automobiles must bring a tremendous revival of nostalgia for all of us "old timers" who grew up in the late 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s.

It doesn't end there, but to me, autos from those eras seem to be what it's all about! I remember vividly when my wife of 45+ years and I were finishing at Oklahoma State University we went to the auto showroom for the new model display of the "Golden Anniversary", actually gold colored, Packard. What a "drumbeat" of an automobile!

As I recall, that was the bright flash of the Packard "light bulb" as they passed from the auto scene. What a shame....

Life long friends of ours have a Studebaker rebuilding/restoration shop in Long Beach. They live in Torrance and attend many classic shows. He has a number of studebakers restored and you may be familiar with his place, Bill & Pat Oliver:

Studebaker Parts & Service
Bill Oliver & Rick Barrett
1440 W. 14th ST
Long Beach, Ca 90813

Subject: Re: Change of email address Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 03:06:48 -0600 From: To: "dochemp"

Hi Dave; I have recently signed up to the cable line to access the net and this necessitated changing my email address to I would be glad to take ads or inquiries at that address. Also the next time you make a change in the site you might mention we accept ads for 1946 and earlier Studebaker vehicles. Thanks and keep up the good work on the site.
Dick (Quinn)
Subject: Would you mind posting this? Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 04:07:23 -0500 From: George Rohrbach To: "''"

Hi Dave,
Would you mind posting this on the Antique Studebaker Page? Thanks, George Rohrbach, DMD

For Sale 20's, 30's, 40's Studebaker Parts
Taking requests to bring special items to York, PA Swap meet Feb 18 - 20, 2000. Lots of parts listed on my web page, and many more that I have not had a chance to list. Literature available. Some Erskine parts. Have some Prewar sheet metal.
Visit my Web site, note the new address.
HIGHSPEED MOTORS, Your local Studebaker Dealer of THE 20's, 30's, 40's

Subject: Geand Parents...! Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 17:22:55 -0500 From: "Thomas DeLello" To:

Hi Doc...

I really did enjoy your web-Site.

My maternal grand parents, Charlie and Matilda Wilson as far as I knew always preferred Studebakers. Here's an old picture of them, and I wonder if that's a Suudebaker too... Can you confirm it...?, and you're welcome to the picture if you like it.

Tom DeLello

Subject: Thank You Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 01:33:15 -0500 (EST) From: (Vincent D'Agostino) To:

Dear Doc & Becky,

Thanks for your great car sites and for keeping the old ones alive and rolling... a tooth is a terrible thing to lose but the loss of any Studebaker would be a real tragedy!

Vince D'Agostino
New Milford, New Jersey
Subject: Studebaker 1950-51 Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 10:22:02 -0600 From: "Augusto Elsner Roca" To:

Dear Dave and Becky,

In 1950 I owned a Studebaker 4-doors, Sedan, V-8 engine, grey, in BOLIVIA. It was the model with the "pointed nose" (very advanced in its designe). It was a wonderful car, although the engine had problems with the camshafts, which had not been properly hardened by the manufacturer and, therefore, wore out and produced mal-function of the valves. I understand that this problem had very bad financial consequences for Studebaker, as the camshafts were replaced free of charge. In our family we had several Studebaker cars. The first one I remember was a 1937 four doors, Sedan. I married in December 1951. This next 29th of December my wife, Greta, and I will have our 48th. anniversary.

I have so many wonderful memories of those years and of that Studebaker. Where can I get pictures or miniature models of the Studebaker I describe? I have told my children so many stories about this car and about those happy times, but I never could show them a picture of that particular model.

My e-mail:, Tel. (305) 372-0221, Fax (305) 577-9926 (Miami)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Augusto Elsner Roca
Subject: Studebaker 1933 Model 56 W2 Right Hand Drive Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 08:20:53 -0600 From: Jonathan James To:


I have this rare automobile, it is the only vehicle left in Australia of the six which came here

I'm offering it for sale, this right hand drive 56 w2 may be the only one in the world

Do you know of anyone who may wish to buy it


Subject: Response to your note Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 21:52:27 -0600 From: allyn stoecker To:

Dave and Becky-

I really have to thank you for your devotion to the website on behalf of the ASC. It is superlative and we certainly appreciate it. I am sorry you haven't been able to bring the 30 Roadster to any of the national meets. The meet in Rapid City was a blast. The next 3 meets are in the upper midwest which makes for a long drive from California, so I don't really expect to see you at one of those (unless you fly in).

Interest in the ASC has stayed strong in the face of attrition in the SDC membership.

Thanks again for all your great contributions. We all love your work.

Ford Stoecker
Subject: Home at last!! Date: Mon, 11 Oct 99 10:49:55 Central Daylight Time From: RICHARD QUINN To: dochemp

Hi David,
Sorry for thhe delay in responding. Rex Miltenberger and I went out to the Carlisle and Hershey meets and I have just arrived home after 13 days on the road. You may be interested to hear the ASC booth at Hershey was a beehive of activity during most of the meet. We signed up 17 new members, sold numerous back issues and did equally well with the tee shirts and hats. Gary Walters who arranges for our spaces purchased a very nice 1929 Commander 7 passenger touring car and had a great time driving members around the field, it drew a great deal of attention! Our Friday night BBQ went exceptionally well, we fed about 60 hungry ASC members and Studebaker talk went well into the night. The weather was beautiful, sunny with temps in the 60's and 70's. The ASC NE zone meet was held on the Monday prior to Hershey and went well thanks to Jerry Kurtz's fine planning. The little rain did not dampen the spirits of the 55 or so participants. We made nearly $450 on the auction and everyone seemed to enjoy the visit to the Harley-Davidson museum and factory tour in York. As usual you are doing a great job with the ASC web site. Nice to see the latest issue of the Review with Gene Brims Big Six on the cover. Keep up the good work!!

Sincere Best,
Dick Quinn
editor ASC Review
Subject: Re: are you there Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 22:34:02 -0500 From: allyn stoecker To: dochemp

Dave and Becky-
I'm here and have not changed my address or anything. I looked at the website and am as impressed as always. You two do a wonderful service for the club. It has been busy. I drove my 35 Commander Land Cruiser (unrestored body, new running gear) that looks like something from the "Grapes of Wrath" to Rapid City and had a blast. Mine had the worst paint job of any car there and probably got the most notice of any except a few of the really stunning restored cars. Its is all about having fun, I think.
Subject: STROMBURG CARB. Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 21:42:40 -0400 From: "NANCY VANOSTRAN" To:

Subject: Studebakers Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 20:59:06 -0400 (EDT) From:

Hi there,

This is Terry Farmer from Countryside Studebaker. I just wanted to send out to all of you my email address and website to let you know I am the biggest Studebaker lover know to man. If anyone is looking for Stude parts please don't wait a second more, please contact me. I have a very large collection of Lark parts and many others. If and when you go to my webpage you'll know what I mean. If any of you have ICQ please look me up at 51343911. I am hoping to be able to get a ICQ chatroom going soon so we can all chat about stude's and hopefully meet new friends to help us find parts for eachother. Thanks for taking a moment to read what I sent you and hopefully we'll chat soon.

Take Care, Terry
Subject: Parts Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 14:44:28 -0500 From: "JASON N PICKLES"

Hi Dave and Becky,

I'm looking to get parts for a '42 Studebaker. Do you have anyone I can contact buy parts??


Jason Pickles
Subject: Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 13:46:38 -0500 From: "The Tinchers"

hi this is art tincher could you tell me whear i could get k-stelegage liquor it for my 1925 studebaker gas gage
Subject: Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 14:43:27 -0500 From: Dan Tepera To: "''"

Have to share a story with you about an old (long time no see) friend of mine. Name is Denson Fuchs (Pronounced "Fox"- German decent), Lives in Buckholts Texas. A very small farming community in Central Texas, a few miles West of Cameron, Texas, my home town. Denson has had many Studebakers for many years now and due to very poor health (hear he has the bad 'ol "C") has not done much with his cars and trucks. They, to this day can be seen in his big tin shed near the highway between Cameron and Temple.
Denson has built several cars and trucks from junk-heaps and has won awards in shows with them. He has two which he used to race (quarter mile drag) and had a '52 Commander Coupe with a 232 V-8, two barrel carburetor and would out-run every thing on the road back in the late 1950's and early 1960's. He gave the car to his girlfriend, (my wife-at-the-time's sister). She drove the car several years and when the car had almost 400,000 miles on it she burned up the engine because a water hose broke and she drove it until it quit, SHAME of it all.
My reason for mentioning Denson is because he has been a true Champion for Keeping Holy the name of Studebaker for many years.
He got me interested in Studebakers, and at one time I owned about 6 cars and trucks. I built a 1953 Studebaker pickup and put a 1955 259 c.i.d. V-8 in it. I converted the 259 to a 289 with an Avaniti R-2 camshaft. Being a working man, I let it set up and it ran down to the point where I gave it to my Dad. He sold it to a family member who promised to get it back into shape and show it. To this day, I do not know if he did or not.
Again, my purpose in contacting you is because of Denson. He had been a humble farmer with limited income and I would like to think that he would receive some recognition for his contribution in keeping the Studebaker name, cars and trucks alive in Central Texas.

Thank you,

Dan Tepera
Subject: Studebaker Pocket Watch Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 09:45:44 -0400 From: "Darla F. Haffner" To: "''"

I am trying to track down the origin of a studebaker pocket watch that belonged to my Grandfather. Do you have any knowledge of this item possibly being a promotional item with a new car purchase? Any information will be apprecieted.
Subject: URL Change Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 15:27:37 -0400 From: Bill Jackameit Organization: Piedmont Virginia Community College To:

Hi --

Please change your link to Bill Jackameit's Studebaker Page to the following URL

The old URL is dead and it will not forward -- server is completely gone.


Bill Jackameit
Subject: Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 05:33:05 -0700 From: "Yorkie Mom" To:

very nice site i can see you put alot of work into it my boyfriend is restoring a 39 president he has been working on cars for about 20 years but we are new to the computer a few days ago we found a site that was done by jim heiple studebaker parts we found this site by a random search now here is our problem we cant find it again any information leading to this site would be greatly appreciated my e-mail address is thanks so much and thanks for sharing your cars
Subject: My Dad loves Studebakers but we live in Australia Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 16:09:56 +1000 From: Darren Fittler To: "''"

Hi guys,
I am out on the web doing a little search for my dad who has asked me to find some stuff on Studebakers. He is interested in perhaps buying one and having it shipped over here. First step however is being able to look at advertisements, receiving magazines or information in general etc etc. If you know of a Studebaker club in Australia could you please let me know and I will pass the info on to Dad. Also if you could direct me, or give some advice on what to do next I would be most grateful! Keep up the good work, your site is fantastic!

Cheers Darren.
please e-mail me on, or if that is not working for some reason
thanks again
Subject: Friendship Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 22:26:25 -0400 From: "Andy Hook" To:

Hi Doc & Becky,
Well it's that time of year again, must put lawn furniture away till May, start the snow blower up to make sure it will work for Nov. just in case.. But before I get ahead of myself, if anyone is going to Hershey 99 , an has any imformation to share inregards to the export of Studebakers worldwide , there is a lawnchair awaying you to rest your tired feet in the White field, at BE-15 And even if you have no imformation, All Studebaker people are welcome to stop& chat.The Hook's will try to make you feel at home.
Again ,you two for your never ending support of these pages, I say, Thank You Very Much ,
And again I hope to one day meet you both.

Best Regards,
A.H. ...........................................
Andy Hook
Studebaker Nut!!!

Subject: A big thank you for your dedication! Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 20:25:26 -0300 From: "raymond e. gallant" Organization: EDUCATEC To:


I wish my wife shared just one of my hobbies, you guys seem to be sharing at least two.

I have a 1940 Studebaker Champion, 4 door sedan that I have had since 1971, ironically the year I got married. In a way, I guess she has shared my hobby in that she has put up with me and my foibles all these years.

Thank you again for a wonderful site, I have it bookmarked!

Raymond Gallant
Subject: Studebaker Family Pictures Date: Sat, 28 Aug 1999 17:31:30 -0400 From: "Ronald M. Pellegrino" To:

We just came upon a wonderful family pictoral history from 1904-present of the Bauer family---Norman - Charles--maybe Wayne--from Mich-Ill-Tx Born around 1938-1943--please have somebody get in touch with us--these pux are histoical!!!Ron Pellegrino--P.S.

The family Patriarch retired to Florida
Subject: Studebaker Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 19:24:29 +0200 From: "gn" To:

We have a 1912 (probably a 1913) Studebaker tourer out here in South Africa. It is running and as pretty as a "Stud" can get. I need a waterpump though, mine is playing up. Can you assist?

If you ever come to SA and don't contact us, it would be considered an insult!

Subject: Studebaker Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 19:38:57 +0200 From: "gn" To:

I have to send another: having just seen the beautiful models in your excellent site.

If it's not too much trouble PLEASE send me whatever info you have on the 1912/3 Studebaker. I will try to e-mail you a photograph of ours.

And please from time to time forward me some e-mails on these cars. I will problably never be able to go to America to see them for myself but at least technology helps!

Kind regards

Subject: Dictador Touring Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 00:48:08 -0300 From: "Santiago Frasier" To:

Hola soy Santiago y tengo hace unos diez anos un Studebaker Dictador Touring totalmente restaurado por profesionales y el dia 16 de Agosto renacio por primera vez,poco podria decir de la emocion de manejarlo, eso lo sabe solamente quien AMA, estoy realmente feliz y como este es un acontecimiento reaalmente importante nada mejor que darlo a conocer.

Un saludo del STU y mio.
Santiago Frasier.
Subject: Stud 1929...! Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 11:03:37 +0200 From: John-Arne Øverby To:>

Dear sir!
My father and I have a '29 mod Dictator but we miss the logo on the radiator. The one with the "S" and "6". I've tried to search the internett for a picture of it and also all over Northern Europe but it seems to be too rare this emblem. If you have a good picture of it could you please mail it to me? This is for me to make a new one.

Best regards
John-Arne Øverby
Norma Tekniske Kompani A/S
Tlf.: +47 95 88 42 75

Subject: Stude stuff Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 09:07:11 -0500 From: "Burden, Dave" To: "''"


How's it going out there in the land of Studebakers? I've been looking for a good GIF or JPG of the Studebaker wheel logo for our web page. Do you have anything stashed away that you could email me? I've found some of the red ball style logos, but I'd like the older style wheel logo.

Also, we've decided to sell our '26 Standard Six hearse. We need the garage space (we just bought a 1982 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine...) and we really haven't had the time to work on it in the 6 years we've owned it. If you known anyone who might be interested, please spread the word. We have pictures and info about it at:

Dave Burden

Subject: GREATNESS!!!! Date: Sun, 05 Sep 1999 11:30:47 -0400 From: "T.J. Kellner" To:

Found you, lost you, and now

F O U N D Y OU A G A I N !!!!

Thank you for all your efforts. (too bad about your technical problems.)

YOU and YOURS were missed.

Subject: stud truck parts Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 21:06:43 -0500 From: "Dennis J Schultz" To:

I have come across some studebaker truck parts and would like to see them find a proper home I have the front grille in great shape, front and rear fenders and also the hood. i am willing to part with these for little cash and would like to know where to advertise and or sell them. The last thing I want to do is see these parts end up in the scrape!

let me know what I should do and what they may be worth? Thanks

Dennis Schultz
Oshkosh WI
Subject: P.S. Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 17:45:34 -0700 From: Robert Burk To: Doc

Desert Rat wanted me to include

He is going to Staunton, Virginia, on the Glidden tour next Saturday. He's driving the trouble truck again.

He has the 1914 White now and has put a new Optima battery in it and shined up the brass. When we can, we'll take some pics and scan one for you.

Subject: 1947 champion Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 22:03:17 -0500 From: "morris trucking co. inc." To:

I have a 47 champion 4 dr that was my first car. I have had it in my fathers barn for over 20 years and deceided to bring it home about 3 or 4 years ago. I had full intensions of a full restore, however I have found that I do not have the time or the energy to put into the task. Therefore I have deceided to put it up for sale. If you, or anyone else would like to contact me, please feel free to do so. You may e-mail me at ( thanks,
p.s. I don't check my mail very often so please be patient.
Subject: back to Stude world...... Date: Sun, 8 Aug 1999 11:00:31 EDT From: To:

Thanks, I've been enjoying your pictures and what IS that tune?? Won't be able to get it out of my head.... After a mysterious period during which my Studes languished in the backyard, I got the 53 Starlight coupe running yesterday. It had sat since sometime in '94.

The plan is to paint it, so i'll be looking for some parts (I'm told) with which to re-attach the chrome after it's removed for painting.

The other cars are both '49 champs, a 4 door and a 2 door sedan.

If and when one or more become presentable and photographable, I shall return to your page.

Thanks again.

Robin Cohn
San Rafael, Ca.
Subject: Antique Studebakers Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 22:09:44 -0500 From: Tyrus Casotti To:

Dear Doc & Becky,

Just purchased my first computer and got on the net. First thing I did was look up ASC and ran across your wonderful web page. Love the music, pictures and B.S. My kind of fun. I'm 72 and just learning the ways of this monster. I like the good old simple Studes. My oldie is a 1936 President Sedan. Have had it over 30 years and still love it. Also have several (dozen) newer Studes, if you can call 30 & 40 year old cars new. Only car I have ever owned for any length of time.(one year or less). My father had a 1927 Dictator and a 36 Dictator. This note is getting to be a dollar novel, but when I talk Studebaker I lose track of time. Dick Quinn, Buzz Beckman are old friends. Still driving a 64 Cruiser I bought from Buzz in 1969. A little shop worn, but still runs. Keep up the good work. Best thing I've seen on the net, except for a couple of naughty ads. Have a couple of Harley friends I'll have to introduce to your web. TRC from central IA.
Subject: Nutz Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 09:36:52 -0700 From: "RICH MCLAUGHLIN" To:


Ok, you guys are certifiably nutz! But I love your, ah, site(s)! Anybody who has their own steam train is OK by me. My passions are old Chris Craft cruisers and trains. After 22 years flying old airplanes in the Navy and now working as a System Engineer, people ask why I have no money! I tell them I have an old boat and trains. Enough said. Anyway, keep entertaining us and how about a site dedicated to old wooden power boats! Hey, I'm using your site for background music, what a trip. Now if I just had that beer.......

Richman (a.k.a. Iceflier)
Subject: can you help?? Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 17:18:11 +0930 From: "Hunter's" Reply-To: To:

My name is Glen Dawes, and I'm from Australia. I was wondering if you could please tell me where I could find some original hubcaps for a 1930 studebaker, dictator model car.

My e-mail adress is

Thank you in much anticipation
Subject: A future meet site Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 14:40:31 -0700 From: joyceh To:

Dave & Becky:

Joyce and I just got back from the Avanti Association Port Ludlow meet and on our way home we spent the night at the Scotia Inn in the mill town of Scotia Cal. home of The Pacific Lumber Company.

It occured to me the Scotia Inn would be a fantastic place to have a Pacific Zone Meet. They have hosted a number of car meets in the recent past and are equipped to do so again. Visit them at

Another great place the members might be interested in is the Santa Maria Inn in Santa Maria. Visit them at I hosted the Avanti Association Western States Meet there in June 1992. Like the Scotia Inn it is a Craftsman style building and was built early in the century. As you can see from pictures on both web sites management at both places like old and special cars.

See you this fall at the National in Rapid City.

Steve Montgomery
Subject: Studebaker president roadsters from Peter Limon Australia 7/18/99 Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 07:20:18 +1000 From: "Peter Limon" To: Dear Doc, I have in Sydney Australia the remains of either a 1929 or 1930 Studebaker President roadster. It looks the same as the car you have, with twin side mount fenders and body made by studebaker. The lower half of the serial number plate is missing so I can not date the car by number, it came with an engine block, maybe the engine number would indicate when it was made.The body number tag is still affixed to the firewall. Bodywise the car is complete and quite restoreable with rust around the lower part of the body and in need of entire rewooding. Unusual for a basket case most of the hard to find parts are there, it came with the top assembly golf clubs door even the seat springs. I have always considered it to be a 1929 model but unlike other 29s in Australia it has the six wheel equipment and I have read this was not available until 1930. Apart from the engine block the rest of the rest of the running gear was missing when the car was found. I parted out a 29 FH sedan a few years ago so have a lot of what is needed to restore this car. Other Presidents I own are two 1929 FE state sedans, a 1928 FA state sedan and rarest of all a 1928 FA regular 7 passenger touring.These four are all licensed as Private hire cars and used most weekends as wedding cars,this is my main income, I wonder how many people in the world are still operating a fleet of Studebakers. One day I will get around to writing a story for the Review. If you know how I may date my roadster could you please let me know. regards PETER LIMON
Subject: Your Web Site Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 17:10:45 -0400 From: BJ Billings Organization: Carmel Road Middle School To:

I am an English teacher and cannot think of th words to descrie your site. Incredible! Entertaining! Informative!

I was surfing the web (dental stuff) because I am geting eight porcelain veneers installed later this month. My ten year old bonding is going to have to come off, and I am a little apprehensive about the procedure. I do trust my dentist---that is just me.

Usually I hate the music on sites, but yours is great.

I shall return.

Jane Billings
Subject: Howdyt) Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 12:12:15 -0700 From: Eric To:

Was great to get your e-mail! Sure nice to know that there are a few peoplpe like yourselves out there willing to share their time/space with others. Must be a Harley thing, but then I'm alittle bias in my opinoin. I noticed more than once that one of the things you like to say is "Hey, Kids get high on life and not on drugs" Very commenable attitude! Not to break my annonymity but having been clean and soner just over thirteen years I can tell you from personal experience that drugs don't work. It's that simple for me. they don't work,so don't do them.

Got laid off again, but life goes on and the local has sent me out to more than a dozen sites just this week. Something will break pretty soon I'm sure. This whole area is one big boom town right now so I'm not going to accept anything but a unoin posistion.

Thanks again for your genoroisity. Please excuse the spelling, it's ebonicts, O.K?
Keep the rubber side down,
Subject: Swedish regards Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 18:13:38 +0200 From: "STAFFAN SVENSSON" To:

Dear antique Studebaker friends,

I am happy to se that ASC now has its own website on Internet. Here in Sweden the use of Internet is very developed, around 15 percent of Swedish people has Internet at home today.

Being the 91st member of ASC in 1971 I think I have a big responsibility to the hobby and to the club. The last seven years I have been very passive, but things are getting better now. The engine of my 1931 sevenpassenger President was broken in 1993, but since a few weeks back I now have another fully restored engine in the car. It is really a good feeling.

My last contact with ASC was in June 1994 when my wife and me attended the soccer World Championships in Los Angeles and had the wonderful opportunity to meet Darrell Dye and Bill Cannon again. It really was painful for me to hear about Darrells death. He was a wonderful person, who I got to know in 1972 and met for the first time in Reno (Harrah's) in 1976. We had a very exciting experience at Rose Bowl 1994, when Sweden had their first game against Cameroon (2-2). I am not sure that Darrell at that time realized what a fantastic game soccer is, but I am sure he enjoined the game fully.

Best regards from Staffan Svensson in a sunny Sweden, still dreaming to bring my 1931 President to one of the Studebaker meetings in USA.

Staffan Svensson