Welcome to Paper Jam, the feature where we highlight the best automotive advertisements from the past! Print might be nearly dead, but our scanners are just getting warmed up.
The inline six engine, smooth, powerful, wonderfully sonic, is one of the most cherished features of all kinds of foreign cars. Skyline GT-Rs, BMWs, even some old Astons are beloved for the use of I6s. But who says you need a foreign car for a great straight six?
Living in the shadows of the larger and more widely known Mexican road race, La Carrera Panamericana, there exists another race held in Northern Mexico that boasts the same amount of speed stages for a fraction of the cost. This is the Chihuahua Express.
This isn’t a car - this is a stab in the face on wheels. How can this be real? And wait until you see the interior...
Ready for a blast from the past? GWA Tuning Shop is bringing back those cars you hear about sometimes in Mad Men in honor of the record 20 Panamericana victories racked up by Studebakers.
This is what makes SEMA great. A '50(?) Studebaker Champion with a Ford 390 FE engine and lots of wood paneling. Sweet.
Studebaker in 1963 was like MySpace in 2013 — on life support. Things had been bad for the South Bend company for a while, and they, like so many of us when things get desperate, fled to Canada. But there was one small ray of hope: a contract from Westinghouse to make a purpose-built truck.
America has had a rough week. The tragedies in Massachusetts and Texas are still firmly on everyone’s minds, despite the jubilation last night, and it can begin to weigh on a country. With all that’s been going on, why don’t we take a brief respite and work up a bit of nostalgia?
I hate to start my Friday morning by reporting bad news, but that's exactly what's coming out of Chesnee, South Carolina, where 50 Studebakers and several other classic cars were obliterated when a garage caught fire earlier this week.
Remember the car you had at 16? I remember mine. A Wrigley's-gum beige 1968 VW Beetle I saved up $600 to buy when I was 15, then waited and stared at every day until I turned 16 and could actually drive it. Of course, it was wrecked within a year or so, because that's what usually happens to cars owned by 16 year old…
Welcome to Found Around Town, where we feature cars we find in a city where interesting ones are rare because everyone drives a Prius or rides a bicycle: Austin, Texas.
Choices in the "vehicle with a sliding roof over the cargo area" category are pretty limited. There are only two cars in history to offer such a feature – the Studebaker Wagonaire and the GMC Envoy XUV, but both can be had on eBay for under $14,000.
If you missed your chance to purchase the personal Studebaker Avanti of the famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy last December 11th, you'll have another chance next month. It's not the same car, but it is another Avanti owned by the man who designed Studebaker's automotive swan song.
Many of their utilitarian designs have certainly aged well, but styling was often at best an afterthought for many of the original hard working pickup trucks. Style is however something this rare 1937 Studebaker J5 truck that is currently listed on Ebay has no shortage of.
While any act of automotive vandalism is senseless, we've heard of few more pointless acts of vehicular destruction than what happened last weekend outside of the Canadian city of Edmonton, AL. Sometime between last Saturday and last Sunday vandals broke into the barn where Don Keltie kept his car collection and the…
Raymond Loewy must be the most prolific industrial designer who’s ever lived. After the Coke bottle, the Greyhound Scenicruiser and the interior of Howard Hughes’s Boeing 307, he designed the coolest American sports coupé. Loewy’s Avanti is a 1963 model and here is how it’s described by Los Angeles Modern Auctions:
Raymond Loewy was the industrial designer Studebaker employed to create their sporty Avanti model. At the time it was the last ditch effort of a failing company to stay relevant in an automotive market that had already passed them by.
The last true Packard rolled off the production line at Packard's Detroit plant 55 years ago today. The company had once been the standard of American luxury, but by the early 1950s Packard was having a hard time fighting dwindling car sales. Packard merged with the also struggling Studebaker in the 1954 in an attempt…
If yesterday's stretched Willys wagon was a little too normal and complete for your taste in weird custom vehicles, today is your lucky day. Behold the Stude-amino, a custom Studebaker unlike anything you've ever seen before. This twenty four foot long entry to custom project car hell is currently for sale on Ebay.
While the modern day luxury excellence of Mercedes Benz and the memory of the long defunct and very quirky Studebaker don't have a lot in common these days, it wasn't always the case. If you wanted to test drive a Mercedes in America between 1958 and 1963 there was one place to do it: your local Studebaker/Packard…