AuthorDean BoswellEditionJanuary 1, 1978FormatMagazine Style FormatPublisherScene Magazine, DallasSKUAA/SC/16719Year1978
Rockne Rides Again One Mans Monument Is Anothers Sweet Machine
Notre Dame; Knute Rockne; Rockne Cars; Antique Cars; This is an article that appeared in the Scene Magazine of Dallas, January 1, 1978, whereby the writer, Dean Boswell interviewed the then proud owner Ed Freeman concerning his 1932 Rockne Model 75 4-passenger Coupe named for the great coach Knute Rockne. Rockne Motors Corp., a Studebaker subsidiary, produced three cars and a panel delivery truck for the 1932 and 1933 model years. The company and its vehicles were named for Knute K. Rockne to honor his memory as the successful Notre Dame football coach, as well as his having been a motivational speaker for Studebaker to its dealers. Rockne died in a commercial airplane crash in Kansas March 31, 1931. Nearly 38,000 Rocknes were produced from December 1931-July 1933, when production ceased during the Great Depression due to financial difficulties of Studebaker. About 150 Rocknes are believed listed currently in some 14 countries. This a three page magazine cut-out which includes the photographs of Mr. Freeman, his Model 75 Rockne and Coach Knute K. Rockne. Photography by Randy Eli Grothe. Condition is Very Good with normal age wearing for magazine style format. This is a Collectors Item.