1940 Studebaker Champion Introduction
The Studebaker Champion is an automobile which was produced by the
Studebaker Corporation of South Bend, Indiana from the beginning of the
1939 model year until 1958.
The success of the Champion in 1939 was imperative to Studebaker's survival
following weak sales during the 1938 model year. Unlike most other cars,
the Champion was designed from a "clean sheet", and had no restrictions
caused by necessarily utilizing older parts or requiring the subsequent use
of its components in heavier vehicles. Market research guided the selection
of features, but a key principle adhered to was the engineering watchword
"weight is the enemy." For its size, it was one of the lightest cars of its
era. Its compact straight-6 engine outlasted the model itself and was
produced to the end of the 1964 model year, with a change to an OHV design
The Champion was one of Studebaker's best-selling models because of its low
price (US$660 for the two-door business coupe in 1939), durable engine, and
styling. The car's ponton styling was authored by industrial designer
Raymond Loewy who had been under contract with Studebaker for the design of
their automobiles. Champions won Mobilgas economy runs by posting the
highest gas mileage tests. During World War II, Champions were coveted for
their high mileage at a time when gas was rationed in the United States.
From 1943-1945, the Champion engine was used as the powerplant for the
Studebaker M29 Weasel personnel and cargo carrier, which also used four
sets of the Champion's leaf springs arranged transversely for its bogie
The Champion was phased out in 1958 in preparation for the introduction of
the 1959 Studebaker Lark. Prior to this, Studebaker had been placed under
receivership, and the company was attempting to return to a profitable
1949 Studebaker Street Truck
A custom 1949 Studebaker Pick Up I shot at the Good Guy's Nashville
2013..Talbert got the truck when he was 13...He started to Street Rod it at
his Dads shop Mike Goldman Customs...when he was 15...very cool
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2013 Pro Mod vs. Fuel Altered Showdown
The 2013 Pro Mod vs. Fuel Altered Showdown, North Star Dragway, Denton, TX,
July 5th & 6th, 2013. Click on time to skip ahead:
0:41 Intro Pt. II
2:04 Driver Profiles
6:44 Qualifying Session 1
18:32 Qualifying Session 2
26:20 Round 1
36:30 Round 2
42:26 Final Round
45:29 Winner's Circle
Studebaker Woody Fastback Custom at SEMA from Eastwood
Check out this interview from SEMA 2013 in Las Vegas. The guys from
Eastwood get an up close look at the amazing '51 Stude Woody that was built
by Hill's Rod & Custom in California. It features incredible wood work as
well as a 390 cid Ford Edsel V8 with a rare injection system that was
designed by aircraft engineers and featured on the cover of Hot Rod
magazine in 1959. This was one of the most popular cars at SEMA and we're
sure you'll be impressed after you watch the video.
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your car, truck or motorcycle - welders, plasma cutters, powder coating
supplies, abrasive blasters and media, hand tools, rust solutions, paint
and paint guns, specialty paints and coatings, metal fab tools and more!
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Mark Sheehan's Nitro Altered
Mark Sheehan today debuted his brand new nitromethane burning altered drag
racing machine. The body on this wild car is based around an early 1920's
style T-bucket, and has been meticulously curved and shaped in carbon fiber
to match the swoopy front wing, and massive triple element rear top fuel
The car is an ex John Force Mustang Funny Car that has been
transformed into a Nitro Altered since its arrival down under, and the
Perth based team has got plans to run this beast as a Nitro Funny Car as
well in the near future.
Today's debut as a Nitro Altered resulted in a good 60-foot launch on their
first run earlier in the day before the heat kicked in, and the team who
usually race in the alcohol division got familiar with what it was like to
play with nitromethane. A turn around on the car saw a couple of engine
sleeves replaced, and it was back out for the second of three planned runs.
As the climbing 35-degree afternoon heat scorched down on the track
however, Sheehan's second run resulted in instant tyre smoke, and the car
over revved and burst the Supercharger
off, and broke the inlet manifold as well as also damaging some other
componentry in the process, so the third run never happened.
The team plan to fully license this car in the near future however, so stay
tuned as this nitro breathing nostalgic retro modern machine and man both
get used to each other...
CRAZY Drag Racing WHEELSTANDS
This is an old edit from our Carnage Fest vol 1 DVD featuring some wild ass
wheelstands from the early 2000's from various drag strips. The footage is
old but the action is bad ass and most of this footage has never been seen
by anybody but our loyal DVD customers.
2012 Maple Grove Raceway 50th Anniversary Spectacular Rd 1 Nitro Nostalgia Funny Car Drag Racing
Brought to you by http://www.maziracing.com June 23, 2012 Maple Grove
Raceway 50th Anniversary Spectacular. Nostalgia drag racing.
Featuring nitro nostalgia funny cars of; Dale Pulde and his '77 Trans Am
War Eagle; Frank Hawley driving Troy Martin's Chi-Town Hustler; Ronnie
Young in the Blue Max Arrow; Peter Gallen in his Poverty Stricken Monza;
Jake Crimmins in his Crazy Jake Mustang; 2012 March Meet winner Chad
Head driving the Head Racing Trans Am; Jon Capps in the Jungle Jim tribute
Camaro; and Mike Lewis
in the Brand X Mustang.
Nostalgia alcohol funny cars; Rocky Pirrone in his Screamin' Eagle
Firebird; Bob Rosetty in his Funny Farmer Pinto; Bobby Toth driving the
Time Bomb Vega; Rodney Fazekas in the Eastern Raider; Mike Hall in the
Tweety Rat Vega; Chris Massarella in his Total Insanity Monza; Scott
Ringwood in the Mascot Racing Corvette; and Jon Wall in the Fireball Monza.
Exhibition runs by Bob Motz in his Jet Kenworth; KC Jones and Paul Kelley
for Team Steam, Cannonball Express and the Chattanooga Choo-Choo; Mike Boyd
in the Winged Express Fuel Altered; Ken Hall and Rich Hanna jet funny cars;
and Danny O'Day in his Superwinch Wheelstander. Auto-Plus Cavalcade of
Funny Cars Mike Lewis California Hot Rod Reunion Funny Car Winner Semi
Final round Wheelstand over Chad Head
1957 Studebaker Champion Saved From the Crusher! Amazing Edsel Prototype Found!
Hi! Today we're off to bring back a 1957 Studebaker Champion 4-door sedan
that was going to be scrapped if no one gave it a home. It's a pretty
complete car, and I was happy to add it to the Cold War Motors collection.
Join us as we load up the old Stude and have a look at some other rare
cars, including an amazing pre-production Edsel serial # 100016!