Wednesday, March 13, 2013

You Never Know…
Following the Road to a Studebaker Mountain Wagon

As I’ve shared in previous articles and blog postings, vigilance is important to historians and collectors of vintage vehicles.  You never know where something important may show up.  You never know who might help lead you to those clues.  You never know how soon you might run across something extremely intriguing and… You never know what you might find if you’re simply watching at the right time.  You just never know.

Such are the stories that have repeatedly happened to me over the last 20 years… experiences that one-by-one have consistently opened doors to some of the rarest vehicle history this country ever produced.   From our discovery of an exceptionally scarce and documented 1878 Studebaker with a significant amount of original paint to personal business correspondence written by legendary wagon maker, Joseph Murphy, himself, there are countless experiences I could relate of doors being opened.  The main effort it took was simply this… a true commitment to seeking answers. It’s a point that reminds me of numerous experiences I’ve encountered during my research and travels.  (Click Here to see more images and information on this Studebaker discovery)