Once again I have been adding to my library of books about cars and rallies. This time I acquired a book about the now-defunct automobile manufacturer, Studebaker. This is a relatively recent book, by my standards, that was written in 2008 by Connecticut resident, Patrick Foster. The book is easy to read and had lots of both color and black & white photographs.
This Book Is A Good Studebaker Reference
Studebaker always seemed to have good cars, but they just seemed to have trouble making any money. The book covers both issues quite well. It gives a good technical history of the Studebaker cars plus it describes, in sufficient detail, the terrible management decisions made in the 1950s that led to the company’s downfall.
The 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk Was A Great Car
I found the book to be a very informative. I had been looking for more information on Studebakers for some time so I was pleased to get this book at a good price.
Studebaker does not seem to have an extensive competition history. I know that they had success in the early Shell 4000 rallies and I believe that a Studebaker competed in the Monte Carlo Rally in the 1930s. Recently, Studebaker bodied cars have dominated the La Carrera Panamericana in Mexico. I plan on looking into the Studebaker competitive history in more detail in the upcoming months.
Studebaker quit making cars in the mid-1960s, however they left behind some interesting, but somewhat underappreciated cars.
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