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abkco
03-10-2018, 09:35 PM
I'm sure this is unlikely, but on my 63 Daytona there is an old sticker that says:

East African Safari
International Car Rally
Equipped With Columbus Shock Absorbers

Did Studebaker ever run this race? It does and did exist in 1963, but I see no mention.

Thanks.

Justin

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r1lark
03-11-2018, 06:31 AM
Here are some NOS stickers:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/173195442688?ViewItem=&item=173195442688'

Can't remember ever hearing of Columbus shocks -- maybe they were not sold in the USA?
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/yXcAAOSwWnFV-YlL/s-l1600.jpg

Bud
03-11-2018, 08:33 AM
Columbus shock absorbers if I remember correctly were original equipment on some Studebakers. I remember buying them as replacement parts in the 60's Bud

Green53
03-11-2018, 04:04 PM
They were made in Dyersburg, TN. My uncle was one of the plant managers. They also made the Kool cushions

Denny L

abkco
03-11-2018, 06:04 PM
Yes, Bottom decal above is what is on the window. It's funny because I am planning to turn this Daytona into a racer.

JRoberts
03-12-2018, 08:59 AM
Studebaker did have factory sponsored teams in the Shell 4000 rally in Canada, but I have never heard about Studebakers competing in the East Africa Safari. Stu Chapman may be of some help with this as he was involved in the Canadian event.

Noxnabaker
03-12-2018, 04:56 PM
Googeling worx:
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Homer Trotter, came in on 29_th place.
& if we're lucky it's even right... ;)

Noxnabaker
03-12-2018, 05:08 PM
& in -61 too:
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Jack D Young was the driver.
& I think they won in their class!