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 29 Honourees (which includes 3 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, ON Graham’s 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 70+ years

 Bill & Joan Patterson - Owners/Restorers of Studebakers for 58+ years

Ray Martin - Owner/Restorer of over 40 Studebakers for 65 years    Ian Graham  Studebaker Mechanic & Owner since 1963
Al & Wilma Jordan Owners & Restorers for over 50 years Gerry Revell - 1st President of the Ontario SDC           Owned 130 Studebakers over 40 years Bill Moeser - Studebaker of Canada - Plant Manager     & Vice-President of Manufacturing 1962-66  


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. It’s 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