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BShaw
05-06-2017, 10:32 PM
At the South Bend International we asked folks about offering a Car Flag with the IDYSD logo. Now we would like to gauge your interest. The Car Flag "The SDC Store @ The Museum" has selected is one of better quality imprinted on both sides. Cost depends of quantity but it would be $20 or less.
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Commander Eddie
05-06-2017, 10:39 PM
It gets my vote. I would proudly fly it. It would help draw attention to our cars (not that it is a problem anyway).

Colgate Studebaker
05-07-2017, 12:23 PM
Bob, I'd buy one! Actually I'd buy two, my brother would proudly fly it in his Avanti. Thanks, Bill.

Sdude
05-07-2017, 09:22 PM
I'll buy two.

Milaca
05-07-2017, 09:41 PM
My concern is that the flag will not be legible enough to spectators when I am driving my Studebaker 100+ mph...

BShaw
05-08-2017, 07:12 AM
My concern is that the flag will not be legible enough to spectators when I am driving my Studebaker 100+ mph...

Your concern is legitimate, Brent. I am pretty sure these particular car flags are only VR (visibility rated) to 90 mph (144.894 kph). :D

rknight89
05-08-2017, 08:11 AM
I like it but I'd have to duct tape it to the window of my convertible:eek:. Would it work on "hard tops" with the window trim around the glass?

swvalcon
05-08-2017, 09:04 AM
Sounds like a good idea. Maybe they could come up with a way to mount it to the vent window as all the cars have that. That way even if its nice enough to roll the side windows down it would still work.

Commander Eddie
05-08-2017, 09:13 AM
How about mounting it with a suction cup that could be placed on the roof or the trunk? This way too, you could put your window down. September can still be a bit warm and most of our cars don't have A/C.

ndynis
05-08-2017, 02:37 PM
Come on folks!! Give the guy a little help here. Total of 330 views and only 27 voted????????

thunderations
05-08-2017, 03:03 PM
Would rather have a magnetic sign. I see a lot of this type of flag laying along the roadways.

2moredoors
05-08-2017, 03:13 PM
Where will the flag be made?

swvalcon
05-08-2017, 04:32 PM
2moredoors. China where else?

BShaw
05-08-2017, 04:46 PM
To answer some questions...

I am sure the masts are offshore. The flags would be printed in the US.

I looked at the magnetic car flags and the ones I found were only 4" x 6" whereas the window mounted one is 11" x 15.5". Besides, don't want to exclude our Avanti owners.

I found a couple suction cup mounts but like the magnetic mount they only accomodate a small flag.

Yes, a vent window mount would be ideal. Couldn't find one.

There are flags that simply use the vehicle's antenna but I would fear that under the high speed driving Studebaker folks are wont to do the antenna mast might bend into a 90 degree angle.

tomlewis
05-08-2017, 07:22 PM
Sounds like a good idea. Maybe they could come up with a way to mount it to the vent window as all the cars have that. That way even if its nice enough to roll the side windows down it would still work.
For those not familiar with "all the cars", vent windows first became available on Studebakers in 1937. Tom

StudeDave57
05-09-2017, 02:05 AM
Would rather have a magnetic sign.

Several years ago my Chapter had some made as a fund-raiser.
We took a few orders and made a couple'a dimes.

Then SDC shut us down...
:ohmy: :rolleyes: :(

I think we still have some that went unsold~
but I am not sure if we are allowed to offer them anymore.
:confused:

Avantidon
05-09-2017, 07:05 AM
Bob a great idea and believe it'd be a winner

doublepaddle
05-09-2017, 07:17 AM
Most of the driving around my area is 55+ m/p/h. How would they stand up. Having a truck and having to keep the windows open in all weather (massive heat in cab) limits mounting options. Drip rails ?

StudeNewby
05-09-2017, 08:53 AM
It's a GREAT idea and I'm in either way, but have one suggestion from a marketing perspective. The words "International Drive Your Studebaker Day" would necessarily be too small to be read, especially at speed. I would suggest that the flag simply carry a Studebaker logo, probably the red, white and blue lazy S. That is easily seen and can be used year round as well. Just a thought.

55coupe
05-09-2017, 11:20 AM
Yes make them I would order 1 or 2,

SScopelli
05-09-2017, 11:34 AM
I can hear the laughter form the MOPAR guys now..