Studebaker truck working at the drag strip
My 1959 4E13 V/8 5sp OD dump bed working at the local drag strip. We were doing prep work for our new racing surface. Now my Lark will have a smoother track to run on. The truck is like an older brother looking out for the Lark.
1962 Studebaker Lark V8 (original) - in detail
At the time the Lark was conceived, Studebaker-Packard Corporation was under a management contract with Curtiss-Wright Aircraft Company. Studebaker-Packard had been losing money for years when company president Harold Churchill came up with the idea of abandoning the full-size car market in favor of building a new compact car that he hoped would save the company.
The Lark was ingeniously designed around the core bodyshell of the full-sized 1953-1958 Studebakers. By reducing the front and rear overhangs and shortening the wheelbase, the car could still seat six people comfortably and hold a surprising amount of luggage. It was hoped that the vehicle would save America's oldest vehicle manufacturer when it was launched in the fall of 1958 as a 1959 model, much like the 1939 Studebaker Champion had saved the company in the years prior to World War II. In fact, it was the Champion which Churchill specifically took as his inspiration for the Lark.
With its simple grille, minimal and tasteful use of chrome and clean lines, the Lark "flew" in the face of most of the established "longer, lower and wider" styling norms fostered by Detroit's "Big Three" automakers (General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler). Studebaker's 1957-58 Scotsman had proved the existence of a demand for a less-flashy automobile, and while the Lark was not nearly so undecorated as the Scotsman, it was unmistakably purer of line than anything Detroit would offer for 1959.
Auto Parts: "Auto-Lite on Parade" pt1-2 1940
more at http://auto-parts.quickfound.net/
"Tour of an auto parts and accessories factory climaxing with a stop-motion product parade."
Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
Split with MKVmerge GUI (part of MKVToolNix), the same software can recombine the downloaded parts (in mp4 format): http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/doc/mkvmerge-gui.html
part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sjWUUnWHaw
Autolite is an American brand of spark plugs and ignition wire sets. Autolite products are sold in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Until 2011, the Autolite brand was a part of Honeywell's Automotive Consumer Products Group, along with Fram and Prestone. Since then, it has been manufactured and marketed by FRAM Group, LLC, which is a constituent company of Auckland, New Zealand-based investment firm Rank Group. Autolite has been the Official Spark Plug of NASCAR since April 2000.
The origins of Autolite can be traced to 1911, when two small companies began manufacturing buggy lamps. In 1935, Royce G. Martin, President of the Electric Autolite Company, decided that the company should enter the business of manufacturing spark plugs. Robert Twells, a ceramic engineer, led the development team. A few months later, the company was selling their first spark plug. Autolite enjoyed instant success, as it had secured supply contracts with leading car manufacturers such as Chrysler, Studebaker, Packard, and Willys.
The Bendix Corporation had purchased both the Fram and Autolite brands in 1973. Through a number of mergers and acquisitions over the years, Autolite came to be owned by Allied-Signal, AlliedSignal, and Honeywell. In 2011, Honeywell sold its automotive Consumer Products Group to the Rank Group, which set up FRAM Group, LLC and several other companies to take over the operations and the transfer of ownership of the acquired trademarks.
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