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Old 10-27-2018, 10:46:26 AM
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Alex Maveal catches up with the Studebaker Drivers Club of Hamilton and the Hamilton Police Department's Retirees' Association, and learns how important the car and the plant was to the city. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ThiToevt2E

Studebaker shut down production in South Bend, Indiana and but continued producing cars at a plant in Hamilton , Ontario. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQu7pJ4HSJI

While Studebaker produced cars in Canada prior to World War II, Studebaker's first modern automobile factory was established at Hamilton, Ontario in 1947, in an anti-aircraft gun plant purchased from the Canadian government. From its opening until December 1963, the Hamilton plant manufactured automobiles as a satellite facility using engines produced in the United States. Studebaker half-ton pickup trucks were assembled at Hamilton, Ontario, from 1950 through 1955. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studebaker_Canada
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An old acquaintance from Brantford just passed away recently. He worked at Studebaker in Hamilton until it closed. He said that Studebaker in Hamilton had plenty of good ideas, but no money or support from head office to get things done.
Those Larks were ahead of their time in a way. They were still a family car but were lighter and more compact. There were quite a few around.
My uncle had a Studebaker truck. It was a heavier one but not sure if 3/4 or 1-ton. It had a flat deck on but there was a good pickup box in the area which could have turned it back into a pick up. It was all in good original condition. It sold at my uncle's auction and I do not know where it went.
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More on the Studebaker Drivers Club Hamilton chapter


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Nice Stude ad from 1954.
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Other than the Avanti that continued on virtually unchanged other than the smaller details for several decades, did they keep any other Studebaker models going in Canada after shutting down in the U.S. ???

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The answer is yes. After South Bend shut down they built the 64, 54 and a few 66's in Hamilton. They couldn't get Studebaker engines anymore so used Chevy engines that they called "McKinnon" engines. I think that was the address of the GM plant they came from. They were decent cars in my opinion, but they couldn't compete with the big 3. I have a 51 half ton, my sister had a 58 Lark when she was young. She wanted more style so sold it and bought a 68 Chevelle hardtop. Then complained about the mileage.
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For Studebaker fans check out the movie "Bending The Rules". Features a Studebaker Super Hawk.
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