Studebaker History

Studebaker Drivers Club

Studebaker Moments in Time

JANUARY
January 1, 1962 - Studebaker workforce goes on strike for 38 days

January 2, 1964 - First Canadian built Studebaker destined for U.S.Sale, rolls off the assembly line in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

January 4, 1966 - Brooks Stevens passes.

January 7, 2006 - Arnold Altman passes, South bend, IN
SOUTH BEND -- Arnold "Arry" Altman, South Bend businessman who helped prolong the production of the Avanti automobile for two decades after the end of production by the Studebaker Corp. in 1963, died of lung cancer Saturday. He was 88.

January 7, 1927 - Erskine automobile was introduced.

January 15, 1904 - Studebaker begab paying employees by check.

January 17, 1962 - Sherwood Egbert was arrested for a picket line altercation.

January 27, 1927 - Erskine Auto introduced

January 31, 1942 - Last Studebaker built before turning to war production

January 31, 1952 - The last Studebaker was built before production turned to war support.

FEBRUARY
February 1, 1961 - Sherwood Egbert became president of Studebaker Packard.

February 9, 1799 - John C. Studebaker, father of the Studebaker brothers was born.

February 14, 1911 - Studebaker Corporation was formed.

February 16, 1852 - H 7 C Studebaker Blacksmith Shop was opened.

February 24, 1960 - Studebaker opens an assembly plant i Chile.

Feb 5, 1964 - Studebaker named "Car of the Year" by Track & Traffic, a Canadian Automotive Magazine

Feb 16, 1852 - H & C Studebaker Blacksmith Shop opens for business

Feb 16, 1952 - Last car of 1st hundred years is built.

MARCH
March 1, 1961 - Studebaker -Packard acquires Chemical Compounds, Inc. ( Later called STP)

March 3rd, 1960 - Studebaker-Packard acquires Gravely Tractors, Inc

March 4th, 1966 - Announcement of Canada, Hamilton Plant closing

March 16, 1962 - Studebaker-Packard acquires Paxton Products, Inc

March 17, 1966 - Last Studebaker manufactured in Canada

March 20, 1980 - Leo Newman Passes>

March 21, 1933 - Studebaker goes into receivership

March 26, 1868 - H & C Studebaker was renamed Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company

APRIL
Apr 13, 1939 - Ad campaign begins for '39 Champion', a New car for the new world"

Apr 26, 1948 - 1st vehicle completed at the Hamilton, Ontario plant

MAY
May 9, 1962 - Lark V-8's place 1st and 2nd in 4100 mile Trans-Canada Rally.

May 12, 1959 - 100,000th Lark built.

May19, 1967 - Studebaker acquires Wagner Electric.

May 21, 1937 - Studebaker becomes a Union shop. - UAW #4.

May 26, 1844 - Jacob Studebaker born.

May30, 1924 - Studebaker Special Driven by Earl Campbell finished second in the Indy 500.

JUNE
June 1, 1961 - Studebaker Packard awarded 21 Million dollar contract for military trucks

June 19, 1972 - SASCO, Studebaker parts supplier closes doors

June 20, 1956 - Last Packard built in Detroit. Production moved to South Bend, IN

June 21, 1942 - 1st prototype Weasel built

June 21, 1852 - H & C Studebaker blacksmiths complee first wagon

Jun 21, 1942 - 1st prototype Weasel built

June 22, 1954 - Announcement of Studebaker Packard merger

June 30, 1969 - Studebaker Worthington vacates Studebaker Administration building

JULY
Jul 13, 1958 - Last Packard built

Jul 22, 1904 - First Studebaker gasoline automobile sold

AUGUST
Aug 24, 1874 - Studebaker Wagon works fire causes $300,000 damages

Aug 31, 1853 - Wheel Barrow Johnny arrives in Hangtown

SEPTEMBER
Sep 1, 1736 - "Harle"docks in Philadelphia. 3 original Studebaker brothers come to the new world.

Sep 29, 1958 - Lark production begins

OCTOBER
Oct 1, 1954 - Studebaker - Packard Corporation formed

Oct 11, 1889 - Clement Studebaker; new home 'Tippecanoe" burns

NOVEMBER
Nov 2, 1902 - Studebaker Automotive Company formed

Nov 5, 1893 - Raymond Loewy born

DECEMBER
Dec 15, 1931 - Rockne production begun

Dec 24, 1962 - Studebaker Drivers Club formed