Welcome to Studebaker Motor Company Inc.
Today is April 6th, 2016.
First and foremost, I'd like to make it clear, the current Studebaker Motor Company is not, and has never, been associated with the original Studebaker Motor Compamy.
I say this because people sometimes contact me looking for answers pertaining to the original Studebaker Motor Company. From what I understand, (and it's common knowledge) they went out of business in 1966. Factories closed. Dealerships closed. Banks gathered the vehicle inventory to help offset the debts. The company was sold to Studebaker-Worthington, who then sold the Packard car company, and the rights to the Avanti, and quite possibly most of the other assets. Not much is known about what happened after that, and no-one has heard from them since. Just sort of faded away.
Then, in 2002, Tom Raines, (from Texas), thought it was a good idea to resurect the name, so he incorporated, started a webpage, made a few calls, and got the interest going. I met Tom Raines in 2005 while visiting a friend in Texas. In 2006 I became his partner, then purchased remaining stock (of the new company) in 2008. I've traveled, met with industry-ralated people, and even visited South Bend. Many people have contacted me to inquire where they can find Studebaker parts for their classic Studebaker vehicle. I'm thinking they should contact Studebaker International (South Bend).
Again, as to make it clear.... I do not, nor have I ever been a part of the original Studebaker Motor Company. You may want to contact the museum.
Here's who I am.
I'm a guy who has always liked Studebaker vehicles. As a young man I saw lot's of Studebakers. Then one day, not so many. Now, hardly any on the streets. So... hopefully, one day in the near future, I'll be able to create vehicles that are in some way reminiscent of classic Studebakers, yet brought into the 21st Century. If possible, reopen factories that have recentily been closed (Ford, Chrysler, GM), and employ Americans in those manufacturing and assembly plants, which shall be on American soil. I desire to make vehicles that not only compete, but have a significant cutting edge in a highly competitive world market.
Click on "Overview" then scroll down to read what is planned. Please be advised, the SUV shown on this website does have a certain appeal, however, may or may not be representative of future Studebaker concept vehicles. That said, with slight modifications, it is a possibility.
Ric W. Reed
STUDEBAKER MOTOR COMPANY, "A Time Honored Name, A New Company for the Future"