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Studebaker

SKILL IN DESIGN AND RELIABILITY WERE NOT ENOUGH TO ENSURE SUCCESS

The fact that Studebaker was, from day one different to its opposition, can be attested to the fact that their first factory in South Bend, Indiana, was over 220 miles (350km) away from the centre of the traditional motor manufacturing areas around Detroit.

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The company was originally founded in 1852 and incorporated some 16 years later and its purpose was the manufacture of wagons for the agricultural and mining industries as well as for military use during the American Civil War of 1861 to 1865.

In the book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible the writer comments at verse 9 of chapter 1 that “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Here we are, in 2019 watching with interest the development of the electric motorcars while Studebaker was already producing an electric car (although not so successfully) way back in 1902.

Over the next 60 years Studebaker, despite a reputation of reliability and contemporary design it ran into financial difficulties and was forced into a merger with luxury car manufacturer Packard in 1954 to form the Studebaker-Packard Corporation.  Financial woes continued to plague the newly formed company. The Packard brand disappeared in 1958. The company changed its name back to Studebaker and the last Studebaker rolled off the Canadian assembly line in March 1966.

The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 

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Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG tot ‘n kompeterende klas, moet voertuie vir die eerste keer in 1999 of vroeër gebou of geregistreer word. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hierbo en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

IMAGE ATTRIBUTION
1951 Studebaker Starlight Coupe – sv1ambo [CC BY 2.0
1930 Studebaker President series “FE” – No machine-readable author provided. Lglswe assumed (based on copyright claims). [CC BY-SA 3.0
1922 Studebaker Light Six Touring Car – Mr.choppers [CC BY-SA 3.0
1947 Studebaker Land Cruiser – Rex Gray from Southern California [CC BY 2.0
1947 Studebaker Land Cruiser – Rex Gray from Southern California [CC BY 2.0
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk – Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden [CC BY-SA 4.0
1956 Studebaker Hawk Side View – Liz West [CC BY 2.0