South Bend’s Classic Cars
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vsbm-studebaker2.3-600x600_2016The Studebaker National Museum is home to roughly 120 vehicles spanning 150 years of automotive history that all took place right here in  South Bend, Indiana.

Presidential Carriage Collection

The museum is also home to one of the largest collections of Presidential Carriages in the country, including the carriage that carried President Lincoln to Ford’s Theatre on the night of his assassination.

Keep on Truckin’: The American Pick-Up Truck

Currently, the Studebaker museum is home to an exciting exhibit titled Keep on Truckin’: The American Pick-Up Truck (June 30, 2017 – May 6, 2018). The pick-up truck is the world’s most popular automobile. The Studebaker National Museum will examine the pick-up truck’s utilitarian roots and its evolution into an everyday personal vehicle. The Museum will showcase its Studebaker pick-up truck collection as well as examples from Ford, Chevy, Dodge, and Jeep.

StudebakerStudebaker Goes Hollywood

Take in a little pop-culture history and check out the car used in the original 1979 Muppet movie. The car was found in a back lot of a movie studio and is now on display at the museum. It has a steering wheel in the trunk, which the puppeteer used to drive and make it look like Fozzie Bear was at the wheel.

Painting the Picture: Studebaker Commercial Art

This exhibit will run June 30 – November 5 and will feature works from some of the finest commercial artists of the 20th century including Raymond James Stuart and Paul Randall, as well as works from Raymond Loewy Associates. This exhibit showcases Studebaker National Museum’s Advertising and Design departments’ collection which includes oil paintings, pencil sketches, color renderings, and three dimensional media.

Kid-friendly Studebaker Super Service Center

This fun, interactive exhibit is designed for children ages 3 to 10! Studebaker Super Service Center is sure to put a smile on any child’s face as they pretend to work on an automobile. Click here to view photos of the the exhibit.