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Bill Pressler
08-15-2017, 10:43 AM
...11 a.m. to 5 p.m., but as always, folks will be there earlier.

Typically we get 100 or more cars. Independents are welcome too.

See the July Turning Wheels page 19 for hotel information, or ask here.

The address is 1200 Southeast Avenue, Tallmadge, OH 44278, Exit 29 off I-76.

Summit Racing is a large retail store which will be open during the meet too.

It is immediately off I-76, maybe seven or eight miles east of Akron, OH--if even that.

Questions, please post here or PM me.

Thanks!

58L-J8 Guy
08-18-2017, 11:12 AM
I too am planning on being at Summit. I have a NOS Left front fender for 1958 Studebakers, fits Champion, Commander,President models, for $225.00. Also have some side trim for 58 Packard sedan models, and a few 57-58 Golden Hawk small items. Contact me on here, and i'll bring them with me, and call your cell when i get there.
Thanks, Dave

Bill Pressler
08-19-2017, 12:51 PM
Thanks! Are you bringing your '58 Packard?

58L-J8 Guy
08-19-2017, 02:58 PM
Thanks! Are you bringing your '58 Packard?


Bill, I'm not sure yet.

Bill Pressler
08-22-2017, 08:16 AM
Friendly bump and reminder. :)

Bill Pressler
08-25-2017, 04:54 AM
Sunny tomorrow; low 51, high 75--see you at Summit Racing! :)

Blue 15G
08-25-2017, 08:15 AM
Looking forward to it Bill. Had a day off yesterday and spent it reverse flushing the cooling system on the '54, and replacing all the hoses, which I haven't done for many years. That under-seat heater makes the hose changing a job where you have to pack a lunch before you start. When I was all done I felt like someone beat me all over with a ball peen hammer. I either need a lift or a floor pit if I'm going to keep doing this sort of work!

Bill Pressler
08-25-2017, 12:52 PM
Looking forward to it Bill. Had a day off yesterday and spent it reverse flushing the cooling system on the '54, and replacing all the hoses, which I haven't done for many years. That under-seat heater makes the hose changing a job where you have to pack a lunch before you start. When I was all done I felt like someone beat me all over with a ball peen hammer. I either need a lift or a floor pit if I'm going to keep doing this sort of work!

Safe drive over, Dave! My brother-in-law Harley from Greenville is coming over, but sans Studebaker. You'll get to see my '66 finally! :)

Bill Pressler
08-28-2017, 08:13 AM
Good to see you, Dave. I might add, I could detect no beating with a ball peen hammer on Saturday! :)

Blue 15G
08-28-2017, 09:06 AM
66551665526655366554665556655666557665586655966560Here are some pictures from Saturday. I'll post more then make some comments.

Blue 15G
08-28-2017, 09:13 AM
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Blue 15G
08-28-2017, 09:28 AM
I tried to edit my posts but failed, so here are some comments on the above pictures from the show Saturday: First is Bill Pressler's "new" 66, a beauty. The black '64 Convert is the only one produced in South Bend in Black with a blue interior. It has a 3 spd on the column as well. Next is a nice '53 Red and white Commander next to my Blue '54. I like '57 sedans and this one was excellent. The '48 Champion was for sale and cute as a bug, with excellent patina! The '55 Willys was one of 288 Custom 2 door sedans made that year, and this is one of the 4 known to survive.

Next frame, the Packard contingent. About 10 or 12 Packards were there. The King Midgets made a strong showing. The Blue '64 had one for the Trekkies! The Hudson convert was close to perfect. The Ambulet picture would have been better if I had captured the large red light on top.

It was a beautiful day there. Upper 70s and low humidity. Great turnout too!

Bill Pressler
08-28-2017, 10:07 AM
Thanks for posting those pics, Dave. I also liked that little Willys, a Toledo, OH product. Sure not often seen.

Blue 15G
08-28-2017, 10:24 AM
Glad to post some photos, Bill. I find posting pictures on here to be difficult, but I got it done. The only problem with the pictures was the photographer (me). I was using my cell phone camera and with the strong sunlight I couldn't tell what I was snapping half the time. I took a bunch more that just came out lousy, or not at all, so I'm glad I at least got the ones that I did.

Referring to your prior post, yes, I recovered from my repair soreness by Saturday, lol. I'm just grateful that I can still do some repair work on my own.

The Champion did okay on the trip. It is exactly 100 miles from my house to Summit. I held the speed to 60 to 65, and I only passed one truck on the trip, then he passed me again a short time later! Even with the OD the car only got about 21.5 mpg on the trip, but I'm just glad I got there and back in one piece.

j.byrd
08-28-2017, 12:32 PM
Blue15G, those may be taken with "just a cell phone", but they are great ! Thanks for sharing .

Blue 15G
08-28-2017, 12:49 PM
You're welcome j.byrd; glad you enjoyed them.

Bill Pressler: Did you get a count from anyone of how many Studebakers were there, and how many cars in all? I should have counted them myself, but I didn't.

acolds
08-28-2017, 02:09 PM
Was a nice day but turn out was less than past couldn't have been weather as it was perfect day sunny and not to hot. My Clipper which you have picture of above got a little over 15 MPG on the trip up which for me was 130 miles one way. My brothers 56 President only gets a little better . Waiting now for next year for return trip Summit has one of largest Studebaker Packard events in our area . Did miss Don Keller and his collection of 57 58 Packards which were missing this year.

BobPalma
08-28-2017, 03:36 PM
:!!: What a great show; thanks for the pictures, Dave.

The Hudson is a 1951 Hornet convertible; the first year of the famous Hornets. (The clue is that the Hornet "Rocket" is behind the front wheel. In 1952, it was above the front wheel at the forward end of the long side crease.)

Bill: Good to see your Cruiser at a big show; where did you get the 1966 Ohio plates? Very cool.

'Don't know who owns the 1957 Commander DeLuxe 4-door in Turquoise and Arctic White, but it is identical, even the color combo, to the one that was our primary family car from the fall 1958 to roughly fall 1959. Dad was always trading around and rarely kept a family car more than a year.

:!: Nice show, Guys; congrats. ;) :cool: BP

Bill Pressler
08-28-2017, 06:43 PM
Dave, I don't have a car count yet, but I've got the question out to Don Morgan, who hosts this show from our club. I'll post when I hear back.

Bob, I had bought those plates at Hershey some years back for my previous '66, and I'm glad they didn't go with the car for obvious reasons! :) The red clashes a bit with the Timberline Turquoise, but on the other hand, in this era of distracted driving and with no center-mounted stop light, anything red on the back of the Cruiser is probably a good thing!

BobPalma
08-28-2017, 09:44 PM
Bob, I had bought those plates at Hershey some years back for my previous '66, and I'm glad they didn't go with the car for obvious reasons! :) The red clashes a bit with the Timberline Turquoise, but on the other hand, in this era of distracted driving and with no center-mounted stop light, anything red on the back of the Cruiser is probably a good thing!

:!: Actually, I don't think the red clashes at all. It seems complimentary to me, and your reasoning for liking the contrast on the back of the car :eek: is certainly sound, Bill! :lol: :cool: BP

Bill Pressler
08-31-2017, 05:45 AM
Total count, 88 Studebakers, 128 independents in all including Studebakers. Nice showing.