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List of Studebaker vehicles[edit]

I have to tell you I am totally mystified by the abovenamed list. It assumes I know what I'm looking for (my complaint about your categorisation of Wolseley). So I'll tell you my problem. What I want to find somewhere in the list is Studebakers made between 1900 and 1918. Can't uncover any mention of them at all. Can you help? Eddaido (talk) 08:02, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

That is a good question, Eddaido. Unfortunately, I'm not a Studebaker subject expect; I was just fortunate enough to visit the Studebaker National Museum last year. Based on what I found in the Museum, I might have a couple of places to look for pre-1918 Studebakers: 1) the Studebaker Electric article and 2) the articles on the E.M.F. and Flanders marques. Unfortunately, it looks like some of the 1900 to 1918 models you're looking for don't have Wikipedia articles (yet): the Model C, the SF-Four Roadster, and the E6 Touring. Sorry I can't be of more use. Michael Barera (talk) 14:44, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes. I don't expect to find Wikipedia articles for all their cars but I do think all their cars / vehicles should be on List of Studebaker vehicles. Wagons are vehicles. Maybe I should just wait until an expert comes along who can enter up the missing vehicles on that list. I understand that many of the early cars bore hyphenated names as in Studebaker-EMF but perhaps only when sold by Studebaker. This being so I do think they should get at least a mention on that list. I will try making a note on that article's talk page. Keep up the good work! Eddaido (talk) 11:30, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Eddaido. I've been doing a little bit of digging, and I've found this page on the Studebaker National Museum Archives. They consist of, according to the website, "the surviving corporate archives of the Studebaker Corporation, the Packard Motor Car Company and local South Bend industries". There is even a direct e-mail listed for the archivist, Andrew Beckman (as well as phone and fax numbers). This might be the perfect place to look for a complete list of Studebaker vehicles, wagons as well as automobiles, although note that research fees may apply. Maybe this isn't of any use to you, but maybe it is. Michael Barera (talk) 00:56, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
It was because I wanted to organise the images in a logical manner and avoid making stupid mistakes but maybe when / if I do try to improve the coverage of that List I will make that contact you suggest. I wonder what their reaction would be. Thanks, Eddaido (talk) 01:24, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Wish of Pictures[edit]

Hello Michael Barera,

do you know someone who can take pictures of US-24 especially this unconventional intersections and interchanges? Maybe it is not easy to take these without panorama wizzard of the camera. See WP articles en:Interchange (road) and en:Continuous-flow intersection. --Hans Haase (talk,express talk) 03:48, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the question, Hans. Unfortunately I do not have any knowledge of US 24, or its unconventional intersections or interchanges. I'm guessing I came to your attention with my recent additions to Category:U.S. Route 12 in Michigan and Category:Intersections in Michigan, but I'm far from a content specialist in either of these areas; I was just taking photos of downtown Saline, Michigan yesterday morning. Sorry I can't be of any help. All the best to you, though. Auf Wiedersehen! Michael Barera (talk) 03:02, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for reply, Michael. Three years ago I also had no idea, but reading Wikipedia and studying the references is having this knowledge to everyone in some minutes. I see You might be a litte interested in. To make the spark of interest jump over, see the articles

Unconventional intersections have no own article, cause the only thing the have is reduce the number of conflicts to emprove traffic flow. So this could be broken down to a category and each variant still has its own article.

There at 42.264893, -83.270701 you can't take a picture animore, the "double trumpet" which was able to keep the hwy clear and in free flowing traffic was demolished in 2005, see this historic areal photo. Now it is replaced by a single-point urban interchange (SPUI). Paste the coords into google maps, to get the exact location.

See this virtual tour along US-24:

  • michigan left 42.313856, -83.272045
  • displaced leftturn 42.326607, -83.273256
  • jughanle 42.327651, -83.273403
  • displaced leftturn and rcut 42.370183, -83.275728
  • displaced leftturn and rcut 42.372305, -83.275654
  • jugjandle with seagul intersection-like onramp 42.423918, -83.276078
  • rcut 42.477734, -83.285619
  • 6-leg interchange with 12 ramps making drivers 3 road accessible each destination 42.489691, -83.284724
on an area from 42.494889, -83.296442 to 42.483763, -83.263260 (i may require a plane oder drone, but don't do this with your camera)
  • michigan left 42.538575, -83.284811
  • quadrant roadway 42.545978, -83.283147 US 24/Maple Rd, Bloomfield Township
  • rcut 42.558776, -83.285655
  • rcut and jughandle 42.603545, -83.292017, Telegraph Rd Bloomfield Hills

The location were taken from google maps an point to the camera's target (object location). I gues these locations are to take most easyly as possible to get the objects in one or two pictures. --Hans Haase (talk,express talk) 08:14, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

This articles have also links and references to studies and videos of civil engineering. --Hans Haase (talk,express talk) 09:15, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Wow, Hans, this is absolutely fascinating. Being from Michigan, I know about the Michigan left, but I didn't know about anything else. And regarding taking photos of roads, I unfortunately have no experience, aside from a few occasions where I have been photographing the downtowns of cities and towns. Thanks for sharing! Michael Barera (talk) 12:52, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Welcome Michael, without the internet and books there's hearing and saying, only. The effect You have described is normal. When I were in school, we got free tickets to to visit the local museum. Guess who went not even once to that museum? --Hans Haase (talk,express talk) 20:21, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
Good points, Hans. I've done a little bit of digging, and found this on Flickr and this on Google Images regarding US 24. I don't know if any of this is of any use to you. Unfortunately, I haven't taken any photos of US 24 myself. All the best! Michael Barera (talk) 20:31, 2 June 2015 (UTC)


Hi Michael, now I see what you have done I leave you to it to continue with your own arrangements. I hope we do not meet again like this. And thank you too for all the work you have done on Commons its nice to see someone like you at work. Eddaido (talk) 05:33, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your kind words, Eddaido. I don't mean to step on your toes, but I do think that I substantially improved the naming convention used by the "modified automobiles" categories. And the beauty of a wiki is that if someone else can improve on the current names, said person can change it again. Thanks again for creating these categories, and all the best! Michael Barera (talk) 12:55, 1 June 2015 (UTC)