Tuesday, August 10, 2010

1961 Studebaker Hawk

Jalopnik featured the 1961 Studebaker Hawk in its article, "What's The Most Retro-Looking Car?" (image below)

"Whether it's a new car meant to look old, or an old car desperately trying to look new, we'd like to know what car looks the most retro in 2010. Our answer? The early 60's Studebaker Hawk. No doubt, they're awesome, but the late 1950s and early 1960s designers employed so many then-hip design cues in an attempt to look like the future it now looks hilariously old fashioned. Gun sights? Check. Dagmar-esque bumpers? Check. Fins out back? Check. Throw in two-tone paint and white-wall tires and it's more retro than Dick Van Dyke flying Pan-Am."

I must add that I love the Hawk models ... with a special place in my heart for the catfish-like Packard Hawk.

See the Jalopnik article here.

See Automotive History Online here.

1 comment:

JanT said...

Still, that's one great vehicle. Too bad a) I can't find one and b) the clearance is too low for Alaska. Thanks for this blog and email teasers. -Jan