Today on Rides with Jay Thomas we take a look at a 1954 Studebaker Commander. This car started out as a project car for Mike Granfor and his grandpa. But after a few years of working on the car, Mike’s grandfather told him if he finished up the car, it was his.

This Commander shines and is a prime example of an American car with some very specific Studebaker stylings. On Rides, if it’s cool, it has a motor and you can drive it, it can be on the show.

"Rides" is hosted by radio personality, Minnesota native and North Dakota resident Jay Thomas. The show features cool cars or just about anything with an engine. Know of a ride in the region that Jay's just got to see? Email him at

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