Indiana drivers can support museum with Studebaker plate

Studebaker plate

Indiana will offer a Studebaker plate to its motorists. Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles image

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Indiana is introducing a new license plate to honor Studebaker cars and trucks, starting Jan. 1.

The South Bend Tribune reports that the plate will have the Studebaker red ball logo. It will also say “Studebaker Museum” along the bottom.

The museum in South Bend will receive $25 from each Studebaker plate. Studebakers were made in South Bend until the 1960s.

Founded in 1852 and incorporated in 1868 as the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Co., the firm originally produced wagons for farmers, miners and the military. Studebaker entered the automotive business in 1902.

The museum opened in 2005 and features the world’s largest collection of presidential carriages as well as a collection of Studebaker cars.

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Information from: South Bend Tribune, http://www.southbendtribune.com

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