Carmel Artomobilia 2017

1951 Studebaker Champion
Pentax ME, 50mm f/2 SMC Pentax-M
Fujifilm Superia 100
2017

Being from South Bend, I’ll always stop to look at a Studebaker. I was born after the company ended operations, but long enough ago that during my childhood Studes still commonly prowled my hometown’s streets.

I’ll share much more tomorrow, but late last month I went to a giant car show in Carmel, just north of Indianapolis.

Last updated on 14 March 2020 by Jim Grey

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single frame: 1951 Studebaker Champion

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10 thoughts on “single frame: 1951 Studebaker Champion

  1. Roger Meade says:

    Jim- While I am at least a generation older, Studebakers were already rare in Michigan in my early adulthood. My friend inherited a very nice ’56 Studebaker 1/2 ton pickup from his grandpa in Iowa. We had an adventure bringing it back to Michigan. A couple of years later I borrowed it to move from one town to another. Always after, my little daughter called any pickup she saw a “Studebaker”.

  2. Read the story about Studebaker on Wikipedia … thanks for pointing on that.
    As so often in those days, the founders were … Germans ;)
    Their changeable life is … interesting.

    • Ja, die Studebakers waren Deutsche! Northern Indiana saw a lot of German immigration. It’s where my family is from; my mother’s parents were both of German descent.

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