THE ERSKINCLAN

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The Erskin Automobile
from Studebaker

The Erskine car was manufactured from 1927 to 1930. The history of the Erskine car is almost as interesting as the history of the Erskine clan. The car was the namesake and brainchild of Albert Russel Erskine, who was the president of Studebaker from 1915-1933. Erskine had a stirling reputation as a leader and a business man and was able to show profits even during times when other automobile companies were posting losses. Unfortunatly, the decission to build the Erskine car, which we as Erskines are so proud of, was not one of A.R.Erskine's best decissions.

1927 Erskin Touring Convertable
1927 Erskine Touring Convertable

The story of the Erskine car began in Europe in 1924. Albert Erskine visited Europe in September and October of 1924. While in Europe, he visited many automobile plants and attended automobile shows in both London and Paris. It was during the course of a dinner party that a conversation began about designing a car for the Euorpean market. The idea was so fascinating that the conversation lasted into the early morning. By the time Erskine left the party, it is believed, he had concieved the idea of the Erskine automobile.