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52-fan
06-18-2018, 08:58 AM
I know some of you have seen this, but I couldn't find another post on his forum. Clifton Hill from Oklahoma had this car at the MOTAA show and swap on Petit Jean mountain last weekend. Built in 1954 with a body by Glaspar on a 1949 or earlier Champion chassis. This one was called an Ascot and apparently Glaspar only made 5 of these bodies.
I have some video of it in motion on Facebook if you are interested.

r1lark
06-18-2018, 09:14 AM
Neat! Thanks for posting.

The engine looks like it's offset quite a bit to the passenger side.........or is that just an optical illusion?

52-fan
06-18-2018, 10:00 AM
Neat! Thanks for posting.

The engine looks like it's offset quite a bit to the passenger side.........or is that just an optical illusion?

I think it is an illusion, but I couldn't say for sure. The car was raced at one some so some "adjustments" could have been made. I wish he could have pushed it a little harder for my video clip, but on the show field it was not a good idea. :)
I don't know if the proud owner is ever on this page, but here he is.

creegster
06-18-2018, 12:32 PM
The engine seems to be off-center to accommodate for the steering column.

Pancho
06-18-2018, 10:02 PM
I love the web site forgotten fiberglass. I’ve spent hours looking around there. http://www.forgottenfiberglass.com/

StudeRich
06-19-2018, 01:19 AM
It has a '61 Lark & '62 Lark Deluxe Speedometer along with the '62 Hawk Wheelcover on the Spare.

52-fan
06-19-2018, 08:39 AM
It has a '61 Lark & '62 Lark Deluxe Speedometer along with the '62 Hawk Wheelcover on the Spare.

Yes, the owner pointed out that it had been changed a little over the years.

Some of our chapter members arrived at our cookout that afternoon on motorcycles. If I wanted wind in my hair, I would rather be in something like this little car.

8E45E
06-19-2018, 08:43 AM
There were a couple of designs from Glaspar: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?28-proposed-Studebaker-roadster-circa-1953

Craig

52-fan
06-19-2018, 02:49 PM
Interesting that before I made my post, I searched the forum for both Glaspar and Ascot and came up empty. I'm not sure what I missed.

TWChamp
06-19-2018, 04:58 PM
I often have to use Google search to find what I'm looking for when the site search won't turn up anything.

Pancho
06-19-2018, 06:15 PM
52-fan
http://www.forgottenfiberglass.com/search/Ascot+/
Check this site out.

rockne10
06-19-2018, 06:34 PM
Ron Strapel, a member of our Chapter, is restoring a Glaspar Roadster; but I believe it has a Cadillac V-8 engine.