Hey guys, my dad forwarded me this link for Studebaker Driver Testimonials from back in the 50's and 60's. Thought some of you might enjoy reading about their experiences back in the day with Studebaker.
Damn did these people love them some Studebaker!
Here's a sample and you can find the rest on Hemmings Motor News (link at the bottom!)
Man this dude got AROUND in his little Lark!
October 19, 1959
Harold E. Churchill
President, Studebaker Packard Corporation
635 S. Main Street
South Bend, Indiana Dear Mr. Churchill:
I am the owner of a 1959 six-cylinder Studebaker Lark which I purchased in December 1958.
Saturday night, October 17th, I viewed a television commercial extolling the merits of the Dodge Dart automobile in that it was driven from Seattle, Washington, to Circle City, Alaska, in ten days.
In August of this year my wife and I drove our Lark from Washington, D.C., to Circle City, Alaska, in eleven days, and thereafter visited Mt. McKinley Park, Anchorage, Valdez, and Haines, Alaska, and returned to Washington D.C., via Duluth Minnesota and Mackinac Island, Michigan. Our total mileage for the trip was approximately 12,000 miles.
In crossing the United States to Shelby, Montana, we encountered temperatures in the upper nineties, and in British Columbia, Yukon Territory, and in some portions of Alaska we had long sections of road that were rough and, at times, either very dusty or muddy.
At the end of each day, we felt no fatigue, and the Lark's mechanical performance was excellent.
I give you this information for what it may be worth to your company from the standpoint of sales promotion.
Should you be interested in more detailed information concerning this trip, I shall be glad to furnish you with the same.
Thanking you in advance for your courtesy, I am,Very truly yours,
James P. Burns
Go enjoy the rest here: http://www.hemmings.com/hcc/stories/20…