Dave Immel’s website
282 E. Wolf Run, Mukwonago WI 53149
Model Studebaker Dealership
Petros Studebaker dealership in
As many of you know, I’m a history nut.
History of all kinds but particularly automotive
history is a passion for me. Automotive Marks
that are gone, such as Studebaker interest me
because I’m intrigued by their story. How did
they start, who were the people involved, what
were their successes and why did they fail.
For example; did you know that Studebaker
was founded in 1852 under the name of the
Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company?
The company was originally a producer of
wagons for farmers, miners, and the military.
Studebaker entered the automobile business in
1902 with electric vehicles and in 1904 with
gasoline vehicles, all sold under the name
"Studebaker Automobile Company”.
The same holds true for forgotten auto
dealerships, perhaps more so than the
manufactures because dealers were the
connection and the face of the bands to the
Petros Studebaker was a dealership in Pueblo,
Colorado during the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Studebaker shut down production in 1966, and
I’m sure this dealership closed up shop around
the same time.
Ray Petros is the son of the former dealer and
commissioned an artist to build a model of his
father’s dealership, complete with model
Studebakers. This model is on display at the
Forney Museum of Transportation in Denver,
Colorado. The photos were taken in January