Time Travel Through Illinois’ Automotive Legacy: Unveiling Studebaker & Hodak Motors


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KANKAKEE — Rev up your engines and buckle in for a thrilling journey through the annals of American automobile manufacturing! On September 8, Kankakee Community College is reviving the golden era of cars with an enthralling event, offering an opportunity to delve into the captivating story of Studebaker and Hodak Motors.

Get ready to be transported back in time as KCC hosts a free community event from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 8, at the Iroquois Room. The event promises a visually stunning showcase of classic Studebakers, weather permitting, which will be proudly displayed just outside the venue.

For more than six decades, Hodak Motors stood as a proud cornerstone of the Kankakee community, synonymous with top-tier automobiles and unparalleled customer service. The legacy of thisremarkable institution will be brought to life by none other than Mark and Doug Hodak, the two brothers who grew up immersed in the family business. Prepare to be inspired as they share captivating anecdotes from the history of the dealership and unveil their grandfather’s journey as a true embodiment of the American dream.

Seize the chance to be part of this unforgettable experience! While registration is not mandatory, it’s highly recommended to secure your spot. Dial 815-802-8206 or visit bit.ly/KCCHodakMotors to register. 

The event takes place at the picturesque KCC campus, located at 100 College Drive in Kankakee, just south of downtown. This captivating showcase is brought to you by KCC’s Office of Continuing Education and Business Partnerships. Kindly note that the event is designed for enrichment purposes and does not confer college credit.


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