Studebaker Made in Canada
Studebaker National Museum - Studebaker of Canada Plaque
On the 1st of August at 10 AM in 2012 the Studebaker of Canada Plaque was presented by the Ontario Chapter SDC to the Studebaker National Museum
in South Bend, Indiana to help honour Canadians who made significant contributions to Studebaker of Canada during it's operation from 1910-1966 and during
future years to continue the Studebaker Legacy in Canada.
Photos of Presentation
All initial eight SMIC Guests at the 2012 Studebaker Made in Canada Celebration have their name on a plate to thank them for their service and in lieu of
Merry Grundy Tinsley we mounted a plate for her father, Gordon E Grundy who as the last President of the Studebaker Automotive Division who tried to keep the
business going through some tough times and challenges. Although the writing was on the wall back in March 1966, he proved to be a very able leader who to this
day in 2012, on the 100th anniversary of his birth in the city of Toronto Ontario Canada, is remembered as a determined man who if given the proper resources
could of maybe kept the Studebakers rolling off the assembly line for years to come.
Presently we have 26 Honourees (which includes 2 couples) on the SMIC Plaque. To read their personal biographies just click their highlighted names.
Studebaker Made in Canada Honourees
|Stu Chapman Studebaker of Canada Hamilton Advertising & Public Relations Director 1964-66||
Roy Graham Studebaker Dealership - Haydon, Ontario Grahams Garage Owner & Chief Mechanic
Gordon E Grundy - Studebaker of Canada President 1958-1966 Vice President -1953-1958
Reg Hillary Studebaker of Canada Sponsored Rally Car - Co-winner of the 1961 Trans Canada Car rally
Lou Saunders Studebaker of Canada Hamilton Factory Worker 1962-66
|Peter Sant Studebaker of Canada Hamilton Purchasing Agent 1956-58||John Spillett Studebaker of Canada Hamilton Production Supervisor - 1948-66||George Wingfield Studebaker of Canada Hamilton Factory Worker 1962-66|
|Jack Downey - Studebaker of Canada - Hamilton Factory Worker 1947-1966||Jack Holden - Studebaker of Canada - Hamilton Factory Worker 1957-66.||Michael Skomoroh - Studebaker Dealer, Dryden, Ontario - Owner||Joe Dobrucki Studebaker of Canada Employee, Plant Carpenter Hamilton Ontario|
|Rolly Larmour Studebaker Mechanic, Ottawa, Ontario||Lillian Morris Studebaker of Canada Employee, Advertising Supervisor, Hamilton, Ontario||M.S. "Mel" Brooks Vice President & General Manager, Studebaker Corporation of Canada Walkerville, Ontario||Chris Birch - Studebaker of Canada - Hamilton Factory Foreman 1947-1965|
|Ted Sparling Studebaker of Canada Hamilton Factory Worker 1964-66||Denis " Gus" Gaskin - Studebaker of Canada Vice President 1941-1952 President 1952-58||Neil Denis Gaskin - Studebaker of Canada Asst Purchasing Director 1948 -1960||Frederick Gordon Stacey - Studebaker of Canada Industrial Relations Director - 1952-1966|
|Harley & Sheila Timbers - Studebaker Owners/Restorers for 65+ years||
Bill & Joan Patterson - Owners/Restorers of Studebakers for 55+ years
|Ray Martin - Owner/Restorer of over 40 Studebakers for 63+ years||Ian Graham Dedicated Studebaker Mechanic & Owner since 1963|
Note: If you are or know of a Canadian that worked for Studebaker of Canada, an Authorized Canadian Studebaker Dealership or helped to promote Studebaker of
Canada during its 56 years of operation or during future years then contact the Ontario Chapter SDC to see if you/they qualify to purchase a plate ($50 Donation)
to mount on the commemorative plaque. If you wish to nominate any Canadian for this award please contact Will Norton with a short history of their involvement
with Studebaker of Canada/Studebakers or the SDC, photograph of nominee and the Ontario Chapter will consider sponsoring the nominee themselves. All
monies earned go to the Studebaker National Museum towards its operating expenses. Its time to remember the Canadian Studebaker Contribution and honour
the persons that made it happen while in operation or greatly contributed to the Studebaker legacy in Canada. If you wish to submit a name please contact the
Ontario Chapter SDC via email or phone Will Norton at 613-777-5314 for more info.
Hamilton Plant Remembered in 2012 prior to being demolished