News and Events from the SNF

SNF places '61 Champ & Camper in the RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum.


This Champ and Camper was donated to the SNF by Carol Kokkeler. We have arranged for it to be on display at the RV/Motorhome Hallof Fame Museum in Elkhart, Indiana.

RV/MH Hall of Fame, 21565 Executive Parkway, Elkhart, IN 46514, 800-378-8694.

Two donated special Studebakers placed in Oregon and California museums.

BloombergAvantiatSaltFlats 1963 Avanti Bonneville race car donated by Dave Bloomberg, also known as the  Avanti Kid,  is on display at the World of Speed in Wilsonville, Oregon.

World of Speed, 27490 SW 95th Ave.,  Wilsonville, OR  97070. 503-563-6444

SpeedsteratAirMuseum 1955 Speedster donated by Larry Vahe, Prescott, Arizona is on display at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Trail,  Palm Springs, CA  92262. 760-778-6262.

Martha Studebaker joins the Studebaker National Foundation Board.

MarthaStudebakerThe Studebaker National Foundation is pleased to announce that Martha Studebaker joined the SNF Board in January, 2017.

Martha and husband of 33 years, Kevin, have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. She is the office manager of Studebaker Control Solutions, their family business. Together they enjoy researching family history and searching for that next piece of Studebaker memorabilia. Martha also enjoys reading, sewing and scrap-booking. Welcome!

To contact Martha and all other SNF Board Members, Click Here.

Larry Tholen Toy & Model Collection donated to SNF, placed in Murphy Auto Museum

image1Larry Tholen of Wichita, Kansas has donated 365 pieces from his Studebaker toy and model collection to the Studebaker National Foundation . Additionally, Mr. Tholen recently donated another 65 pieces.The SNF put the amazing 430 piece collection on loan to the Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard, Calif. The display is a great way to further increase interest in the Studebaker legacy and hobby.. The SNF thanks Larry for his very generous donations. The Murphy Auto Museum, is located at 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard, CA. Their website is


2017 SNF Scholarships Have Been Awarded

Each year the Studebaker National Foundation awards several scholarships to assist young Studebaker enthusiasts with their education. The 2017 Scholarship Recipients (and previous years' recipients) are featured HERE

Pennsylvania Man Wins Beautiful 1950 Studebaker Convertible At SNF Raffle!

DSCN5077A beautiful 1/24th scale 1950 Studebaker Danbury Mint model was won by Rob Laughman of Hanover, PA. Rob's lucky ticket was pulled on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the conclusion of the 3 day York Studebaker Swap Meet. The young lady who pulled the ticket (front left) was Abby Rodhouse of Pittsfield, MA. Funds raised by the raffle will go towards the SNF's ongoing mission of Studebaker preservation and education.



1932 Studebaker Dictator Donation

The Studebaker National Foundation was proud to receive the donation of a beautiful 1932 Dictator by the Gordon Bricken Estate. The SNF is pleased to announce that the car is now on display at the Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, California. Several Studebaker enthusiasts have donated a car to the SNF which then places it in a museum. To read about other museum donations/placements, CLICK HERE.











SNF Coin Raffle Winners!

The Studebaker National Foundation's raffle of a silver commemorative Studebaker coin set culminated at the 50th International Studebaker Drivers Club Meet in Dover, Delaware with the drawing for the winners.

The coin set was won by Tom Hart from Oregon.

Irene Shoul from Pennsylvania was the lucky winner of the $250.00 second prize.

Congratulations to both.

Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets for their generous support of the Foundation. Proceeds of the raffle will benefit SNF programs including scholarships for students in auto related fields and support for museums with Studebakers.

2014 Scholarships Awarded

Meet the Studebaker National Foundation's 2014 Scholarship Recipients HERE

Martin Auto Museum Recognized by the SNF

Recently, the board of the Studebaker National Foundation presented Mel and Sallie Martin of the Martin Auto Museum in Phoenix, Arizona with a recognition plaque to thank them for their continuing support. In addition to being the home for the beautiful 1931 Studebaker Commander Mr. Sid Rosen had donated to the SNF, the Martin Museum has also hosted the SNF Board's annual January meeting. In the photo, left to right, are SNF board members Chris Collins and Richard Dormois, Museum owners Sallie and Mel Martin, and SNF board members Denny Lockmon and Brian Millette.


SNF 2012-2013 Audit Report. The Studebaker National Foundation has released the Audit Report for 2012-2013. To download the Audit Report (pdf) CLICK HERE

SNF Continues Support of Forney Museum.

The Studebaker National Foundation awarded the Forney Museum in Denver, Colorado $1000 to support the Studebaker displays at the popular transporation Museum.

Foundation Receives a 1964 GT Hawk Donation; Places it in Iowa Museum

Recently, John Dusanic of Millington, IL donated his beautiful 1964 GT Hawk to the Studebaker National Foundation. The Foundation has found a fitting home for the car at the Antique Car Museum of Iowa. The museum, located just off I-80 at exit 442 in Coralville, IA, has more than 70 classic automobiles. Their website is, In the photo below, Mr. Dusanic is standing next to the classy GT Hawk he has so generously donated to the Foundation.


2012 SDC International Meet yields over $4,300 for SNF and generates leads for vehicle donations for museums!

A number of very nice donated items were auctioned off during the 2012 SDC International Meet in South Bend the evening of August 1. The assembled crowd was excited and the bidding was brisk. At the end, more than $4,300 was raised to support the mission and programs of the Studebaker National Foundation.

In addition several good leads are being followed up on for possible vehicle donations to place in Museums. One of the SNF missions is to arrange for Studebakers to be donated for placement in automotive museums around the nation.

SNF Places First Studebaker in Phoenix Museum! Thanks to a most generous donation of a 1931 Studebaker Rosen31CommanderCommander to the SNF by Sid Rosen, your Foundation has placed it on permanent loan in the Martin Auto Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. CLICK HERE to read the entire article that appeared in the April 2012 issue of Turning Wheels magazone.


SNFCarArtDavid Snyder CarArt Supports the SNF
The fantastic David Snyder art print, "Advanced Thinking" benefits the SNF. CLICK HERE for details!





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