The North Star Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club is holding its 12th Annual Studebaker Day at Pioneer Park. You will be able to view these fine classic cars from
1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18. You’re invited to come out and see these vintage vehicles that were labeled in their day as “ahead of their time.”
You will see Studebakers from pre-war through the mid 60’s. The Studebaker Company was first incorporated in 1852 in South Bend, Ind., and in time became the largest wagon manufacturer in the world. In 1902, they began selling electric runabouts and trucks. Interesting isn’t it, we make a big issue today of electric cars;
1904 was their first year to sell gasoline powered vehicles, which they continued to sell globally until December of 1966. The South Bend production plant closed in 1964, and automobile production continued in Hamilton, Ont., Canada, until 1966.
A feature car on display will be the Pan Car, which was manufactured in St. Cloud from January 1917 until December 1919; 747 of these controversial cars were produced, and today it is believed there are only five in existence, all here in Minnesota. The Pan car on display is owned and maintained by the
St. Cloud Antique Auto Club. Members of this club will also be displaying some of their antique cars along with cars displayed by the Wright County Car Club of Buffalo. If you have a classic Car.