Studebaker Cruise-In event held in downtown South Bend

NOW: Studebaker Cruise-In event held in downtown South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Members of the South Bend community got together for a night full of festivities while honoring the heritage of Studebaker automobiles.

The Cruise-In began at 4 p.m. near the State Theater on Michigan Street and lasted until 7:30 p.m.

Several local business and restaurants also participated in the Cruise-In, and the event featured several Studebaker vehicles.

"You never know how many people are gonna be available, and show up and come to these gatherings, these activities," Richard Fritz said, a member of the Studebaker Driver’s Club. "It’s a club activity, but we’re not just specifying it for club members only, it’s for Studebaker owners. So here we are, downtown South Bend, having a good time and a good turnout. I think there’s over thirty cars here. So pretty good, we were hoping for ten and had over thirty."

Studebaker was the only American automobile company manufacturing trucks with front side wing window vents during World War II.

Studebaker was also known for their aerodynamic designs.

Also featured at the Cruise-In was live music, and attendees had their temperatures taken by city employees.

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