Mayor Pete…

As my first candidate to look at in my “The Next President” series I want to focus on a local guy. Who would have ever thought that the mayor of a small Indiana town could get such attention? All you have to do is google “Mayor Pete” and he comes up.

How could a 37 year-old from perhaps the most conservative State north of the Mason-Dixon line even show up on the radar? He isn’t rich by any means and moreover he has proudly proclaimed that he is a gay person with a husband! I mean he graduated from high school after the millennium! Despite all of this he is a front runner in the second pack for president.

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Studebaker…

I know a good portion of my readership are seniors like me. So, I imagine that they know what the title is all about.  But for my younger readers, Studebaker was one of the few carriage makers who successfully transformed into an automobile maker in the early 1900s.  It seemed that most of them just wanted to throw an engine on the carriages in place of horses. 😎

Studebaker was located in the rather small town of South Bend Indiana from 1852 until 1967.  Many of their cars have become fashionable icons since those days.  Even in the 1960s when they weren’t popular I thought the Studebaker Avanti was about the coolest car around. 

To celebrate their history I give you another rather extended review of the museum still located in South Bend. For all you folks with SLOOW Internet speeds please forgive me as to how long this post will take to load. 

Oh, by the way, if you don’t know it South Bend is also home of the fighting Irish, otherwise known as Notre Dame.  So don’t try to visit the museum on a football weekend.

On-The-Road – Studebaker Museum

I had been in South Bend Indiana a couple of times in the past few years before I realized that it was the home of Studebaker car manufacturing.  So, I thought it was worth another trip to that city. It was the last trip I took for the 2017 season.

While Studebaker was never considered a mainstream car it was a well made and totally Hoosier. The Avanti model has gotten quite a calling now and is sought out by many collectors.