My favorite story about Andy.... it happened at Indy, of course.
Andy was ever the showman - you remember all the crewmen in STP "pajamas", and Andy in his STP logo'ed business suit. One of the racers was sponsored by a famous orange juice company, and some wag commented to the car owner that he should hire Andy to do his promotion. "There's not enough orange juice in the world", was the reply. They knew Andy was effective, if a more than a little bombastic.
Thank you for your swift and informative reply, Mark! I was unaware that this custom was for a client. That certainly alleviates you of any intent to mislead, or simple gap in automotive knowledge.
I do hope you understand my posting was tongue in cheek - if a little on the strong side. Since Dave was loathe to serve as a go-between, I felt I must make my point here on your turf. After all, we StudeFolk are a small, but proud bunch. We often feel misunderstood, and flinch at the many misconceptions about our beloved marque that often crop up whenever car-minded folks meet.
I do invite you to post on the SDC Forum to feature any past or future models of a Studebaker nature. We will enjoy it to the full, especially those who collect Studebaker toys! Drive on, sir! I hope the next time you see a Studebaker on the road or at a car show, you'll grin and salute South Bend's finest.
Well, Mark - I asked Dave Young to contact you about your mistake, but he demurred. Therefore, I must uphold the honor of StudeFolk everywhere by calling you out.
Mark, you're a good modeler - no doubt. Maybe even great! But you've made an egregious error in your automotive history by thinking that Studebaker and AMC were the same company. They were not!
Not only that, but there was quite a geographical difference between the two companies. Studebaker was based in South Bend, Indiana - and AMC was located in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
What you have done is akin to referring to an El Camino as a Ranchero, and no bowtie guy like you would let that pass - would you?
Without meaning to, you have offended a large number of StudeFolk - and to rectify your error (and get back in our good graces), we ask for an apology, and request that you repaint the offending abomination in Studebaker colors and logos.
We await your reply at the forum of the Studebaker Drivers Club, in the following thread.
- Chris Pile, Wichita, KS
KS Manager, Studebaker Drivers Club