Torq-O Podcast #11: Stu Chapman and My Father the Car

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About Stu Chapman
We talk with Stu Chapman, the last surviving member of Studebaker senior management, about his new book My Father the Car.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Studebaker’s last three years in the car business straight from the Director of Advertising’s mouth.

You’ll find out how Stu and his fellow workers struggled to save the company while the Board of Directors strangled it slowly. It’s a heartbreaking story that even features everyone’s favorite villain: Richard Nixon!

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Nash Airflyte owner in New York Times

It warmed our core temperature to see Nash Car Club of America member Rich Conaty and his beautiful 1950 Nash Ambassador Custom profiled in the March 4th edition of The New York Times. The article by Richard S. Chang features some absolutely gorgeous photos of the red-and-cream Airflyte.

The Gray Lady seems to have a soft spot for Nash. On March 6th, Robert Peele in his Wheels column posted a story featuring a very compressed 1955 Nash car commercial made during American Motors’ sponsorship of The Wonderful World of Disney. (AMC was one of the first sponsors.)

The NY Times also did a tub story featuring NCCA Founder Jim Dworschack back in May 2008. (I can’t find it on their web site, but I wrote about it in a blog entry dated 5/27/08.)

There’s something about these particular Nash cars that keeps jaws dropping and smiles forming.