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Kurt
04-15-2017, 09:31 PM
Last summer at a local show a guy comes up to me and asks if I would bring my Champ to a invitation only car show. I absolutely said yes. I have been to this show before and it is very well done. It is sponsored by the early Ford V8 club in central Illinois. Yesterday I delivered the Champ to the indoor show. My work is very busy right now with planting season upon us, so I toyed with not going to the show at all and just gathering up the Champ at the end of the day. This afternoon I decided I was caught up enough to sneak away. When I got there things were slowing down, but still a nice crowd. I bought some 50/50 tickets, bought a couple things at the swap meet and just was glad I made it to the show.

When awards time came they gave out many awards. I didn't receive one, but that's ok my Champ is more a driver than a show winner. At the very end they announced that their was $600 in the 50/50 drawing and low and behold I won. Great day!!63521

bob40
04-15-2017, 09:38 PM
Congratulations on being invited and showing off that great looking truck.

52 Ragtop
04-15-2017, 09:56 PM
Nice! Was that at the Machesney Parl Mall?? If so, the 63 Gray Avanti belongs to a friend of mine, Kevin Nousianean

Jim

Kurt
04-15-2017, 10:15 PM
Nope. It's at a place called the Avantis dome in Pekin, ILlinois. Cool place

ndynis
04-15-2017, 10:20 PM
That is one MIGHTY NICE driver!!

t walgamuth
04-16-2017, 05:18 AM
Congratulations!

SN-60
04-16-2017, 09:20 AM
Nice! Was that at the Machesney Parl Mall?? If so, the 63 Gray Avanti belongs to a friend of mine, Kevin Nousianean

Jim

It's a red t-cab Studebaker pickup truck Jim!!:rolleyes:....VERY nice truck by the way! :!:

candbstudebakers
04-16-2017, 10:55 AM
looks like California Plates?

Kurt
04-16-2017, 12:30 PM
Nope. Illinois light truck plates. I actually "use" this truck so I do not have antique plates. Illinois has very stringent rules on Antique plates. Our State is completely broke, so state police are always looking for reasons to write tickets......

Lou Van Anne
04-16-2017, 05:09 PM
63534Hey....did you break into my garage and take my truck?....better go look....

No, it's still there.

sals54
04-17-2017, 12:32 AM
Last summer at a local show a guy comes up to me and asks if I would bring my Champ to a invitation only car show. I absolutely said yes. I have been to this show before and it is very well done. It is sponsored by the early Ford V8 club in central Illinois. Yesterday I delivered the Champ to the indoor show. My work is very busy right now with planting season upon us, so I toyed with not going to the show at all and just gathering up the Champ at the end of the day. This afternoon I decided I was caught up enough to sneak away. When I got there things were slowing down, but still a nice crowd. I bought some 50/50 tickets, bought a couple things at the swap meet and just was glad I made it to the show.

When awards time came they gave out many awards. I didn't receive one, but that's ok my Champ is more a driver than a show winner. At the very end they announced that their was $600 in the 50/50 drawing and low and behold I won. Great day!!63521

That doesn't look like a factory authorized front bumper location. But I love it. Makes the front end look complete and finished. Very nice truck.

StudebakerGene
04-17-2017, 10:39 AM
63539

I always thought the bumpers looked wrong from the factory, I moved mine up and added a 2016 Ford F150 spoiler underneath to hide the frame horns and in my case, the torsion bar. I think it really changes the look a lot, doesn't look like an afterthought, nice truck indeed Kurt---

StudebakerGene
04-17-2017, 01:01 PM
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Another front view, bumper looks factory placed almost, you get a better picture of the spoiler as well.