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studegary
08-14-2018, 09:18 PM
I have 15 Studebaker themed shirts that I wear regularly. Four were given to me, one I won and the other ten I purchased. The "strange" part is that I realized that all of the purchased shirts were from people that are now deceased - Rusty Habel (Penn.), John Brichetto (sp?) (AutoSport), Dennis Lambert (SASCO) and Bill Glass (BondoBill).

I have been having dental surgery done. The first visit, I wore a shirt with a Studebaker on it, which led to a big discussion on cars, mostly Studebakers, with both the surgeon and one of his female assistants. For the two times that I have gone back to the office, I made sure that I wore a different Studebaker shirt each time and each visit he took time to talk to me about Studebakers.

Besides the shirts, when I wear a suit, I wear my 40 year member SDC pin on the lapel (haven't gotten a new pin for 50 years).

Milaca
08-14-2018, 09:41 PM
Gary, I would sell you some more shirts but I am afraid that doing so might be my demise.

Mrs K Corbin
08-15-2018, 06:37 AM
Yeah, let nobody sell you a new shirt! :lol:

rockne10
08-15-2018, 09:15 PM
For many years our Keystone Region Chapter has held two weekend tours, spring and fall.
T-shirts in the spring and sweatshirts in the fall were always screen printed with our Studebakers and a theme that suited whatever area we traveled to.
My oldest surviving t-shirt is 35 years old and I have one dresser that holds nothing but sweatshirts. Too many to wear them out. ;)
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plee4139
08-16-2018, 04:41 AM
I had some custom-made Tshirts made up for my grandkids with their names on them, like "Dynamic Donovan," Vivacious Vivianne," and "Big Jules from SD." Then I decided to make one for myself. It's got a picture and the name of my Sky Hawk and the logo.Can't wait to wear it at the next show.

r1lark
08-16-2018, 05:01 AM
John Brichetto (sp?) (AutoSport).

Wow, some of those shirts have lasted a long time. It's been many years since we could buy a shirt from John Brichetto.

I miss John, he was a staple at our (NC Chapter) Tri-State Meets for many years.

studegary
08-16-2018, 07:25 PM
Wow, some of those shirts have lasted a long time. It's been many years since we could buy a shirt from John Brichetto.

I miss John, he was a staple at our (NC Chapter) Tri-State Meets for many years.

Yes, I bought those in 1995. That's not so long ago. How many can tell you when they bought an article of clothing?

Skip Lackie
08-17-2018, 07:39 AM
Yes, I bought those in 1995. That's not so long ago. How many can tell you when they bought an article of clothing?

Gary-
Not trying to be a smarta--, but I still have T shirts from Long Beach 1979, Gettysburg 1980, St Louis 1981, Seattle 1982, etc -- you get the idea. Not difficult to determine when I bought them.

Studedude
08-17-2018, 10:26 AM
There is just no end to the useful information to be found on this forum! :)

candbstudebakers
08-17-2018, 10:30 AM
Gary only 10? my guess I have over 100 and most of the time if one does not have a pocket I don't ware it, but they are cool anyway.

Skip Lackie
08-17-2018, 03:41 PM
There is just no end to the useful information to be found on this forum! :)

Always trying to be helpful, Dave.

Studedude
08-17-2018, 04:32 PM
Always trying to be helpful, Dave.

:!:........................

8E45E
08-17-2018, 04:42 PM
Gary-
Not trying to be a smarta--, but I still have T shirts from Long Beach 1979, Gettysburg 1980, St Louis 1981, Seattle 1982, etc -- you get the idea. Not difficult to determine when I bought them.

I bet you will also have the corresponding dash plaque for each t-shirt!!

Craig

rodnutrandy
08-17-2018, 04:59 PM
I am wanting the day I can take my Studebaker into town . A new Doctor in town has a last name of Studebaker . I want to show him mine . Problem is mine hasn't been out in a 1 1/2 years . 3 back surgeries over a dropped foot and still on a walker . But hope to get it back out in future.

Skip Lackie
08-18-2018, 06:43 AM
I bet you will also have the corresponding dash plaque for each t-shirt!!

Craig

I'm sure you're right. But I didn't DRIVE to all those meets, so all my dash plaques are in a shoe box in the basement. I can't imagine actually sticking them on the dash.

Guido
08-18-2018, 07:17 AM
Yes, I bought those in 1995. That's not so long ago. How many can tell you when they bought an article of clothing?

I have limited storage capacity in my brain, so I have to prioritize what I want to retain. That being said, I probably have 400-500 T shirts from races I have run dating back into the 1970's (most are NOS) Fortunately most have the date on them...

8E45E
08-18-2018, 07:41 AM
I have limited storage capacity in my brain, so I have to prioritize what I want to retain.

Not what I've read. Man only uses 1/10 of 1% of his memory capacity during his entire lifetime.


Craig

rusty65
08-18-2018, 08:26 AM
When I used to go to York I would by a t-shirt or 2.Sent away for others from other Chapters.Some from S.I. as well.Have a few from the Orphan Car gatherings in Branson.I'm surprised that most of them still fit after all those years!

studegary
08-18-2018, 09:56 AM
I have limited storage capacity in my brain, so I have to prioritize what I want to retain. That being said, I probably have 400-500 T shirts from races I have run dating back into the 1970's (most are NOS) Fortunately most have the date on them...

I also have MANY other t-shirts with different themes. I also have many from races that I participated in and they all have the year on them, including the one that I had on yesterday (just checked in the laundry - it is from 2011). Today, is a Bantam Chef 1951 (stretched [the car not the shirt]) Studebaker shirt. The shirts that I purchased from John Brichetto in 1995 do not have a date on them.

Bamajak
08-19-2018, 03:55 PM
My wife uses them for quilts............

DEEPNHOCK
08-19-2018, 04:09 PM
Not to be a contrarian.....

I wonder if the dentist saw financial opportunity advertised in a Tee Shirt.
Dentists never miss a trick these days...
"Oh, he has disretionary dollars... Let's poke a hole in a molar with a pick"......

tsenecal
08-19-2018, 04:15 PM
I like the quilt, Tee shirts seem to accumulate in my closet, also. When they get to a certain 'state of wear', they become work shirts, or painting shirts, for the grandchildren.

DEEPNHOCK
08-19-2018, 04:29 PM
Sacrilege!

rockne10
08-19-2018, 05:44 PM
My wife uses them for quilts............That's a GREAT idea! :woot: A good quilt can live for many decades. I still have one my great-grandmother made in the 1930's.

Lou Van Anne
08-19-2018, 06:02 PM
I won't live long enough to wear out all my Studebaker Tee shirts.....:woot:

Bamajak
08-19-2018, 06:09 PM
Our 50th Anniversary T shirt for the Tri-State Meet in Maggie Valley, NC next month................

Skip Lackie
08-19-2018, 06:11 PM
I won't live long enough to wear out all my Studebaker Tee shirts.....:woot:

You're not alone.

studegary
08-19-2018, 07:00 PM
Not to be a contrarian.....

I wonder if the dentist saw financial opportunity advertised in a Tee Shirt.
Dentists never miss a trick these days...
"Oh, he has disretionary dollars... Let's poke a hole in a molar with a pick"......

I see your point, but not true in this case. This was not my "regular" dentist. I was there, to this specialist, for some oral surgery. One procedure is going to cost me more than $2K out of pocket. This dental surgeon is interested in cars and knowledgeable about them. His father was a mechanic trained in Europe on Mercedes-Benz. When he came here, the father opened a foreign car repair shop. The surgeon even went to his office and came back with a "Tuning Wheels" that another patient had given to him.