Friday, April 29, 2011

Weekend Reflections: Starlight Coupe

Commander Starlight Coupe

Behold Studebaker's 1950 Commander Starlight Coupe. It's at the National Studebaker Museum in South Bend, Indiana and it's one of my favorites.

Isn't she a beauty? And that name ... awesome.

Waiting to Fly

Bonus shot. These radiator caps came on a lot of early models. They contain an open gauge so the driver can tell if the engine is about to overheat.

There are loads of gorgeous, beautifully crafted cars in the exhibits, and the hood ornaments are to die for. Unfortunately, the place is so dark that few of my photos came out well. If you're ever in town and love cars, you'll want to stop in. Here's the website: http://www.studebakermuseum.org/

Check out more shiny things at Weekend Reflections.

7 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What great captures and reflections! And, oh, did that care bring back memories!! I graduated from high school in 1950 and that one was a favorite! Fun one for the day! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Scott said...

Wow, what beauty. Studebaker was way ahead of their time.

'Tsuki said...

Nice car... So shiny... It must take time to make it shine like that... And taking the shot by night add to it, obviously : nice work !

snowwhite said...

How many stars does she have??
She is gracefully elegant!
Let's toast to her glory!
Have a nice weekend.

MyMaracas said...

Sylvia, how lucky you are to have seen them on the road!

Scott, they were indeed. Some were wonderful. Others, frankly, were pretty weird.

Tsuki, producing a finish like that is a craft in itself.

Snowwhite, how many stars does she have? Billions and billions.
;-)

Kathy said...

Those were the days!

Daryl said...

Cars are fun photo ops .. these are great