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ST2DE5
03-04-2008, 09:50 PM
My wife wants to go every Studebaker event. She can't wait till the next meeting. She has worked no telling how many days this winter on the Ozark Trails History. Trying to find stuff that people has put in their closet and drawers. She thinks she has got it done. And any time I need a helping hand working on the cars she is there.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/OzarkTtrailLogoSmall.jpg
7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.

JDP
03-04-2008, 09:59 PM
The first 10 years I was married, my wife attended the meets and the rest, now you guys know better what Studebakers I own then she does.:)

JDP/Maryland
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,839.60
63 Daytona HT/4 speed
63 Lark 2 door
57 Wagon

JDP
03-04-2008, 09:59 PM
The first 10 years I was married, my wife attended the meets and the rest, now you guys know better what Studebakers I own then she does.:)

JDP/Maryland
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,839.60
63 Daytona HT/4 speed
63 Lark 2 door
57 Wagon

Mark57
03-04-2008, 10:03 PM
My wife is interested, but I cannot convince her to drive across the country with me in my C-Cab [:0]... she insists she'll follow behind in her Ford Exploder and see me at rest stops and at the event, whatever it may be. [?][?][?] [:X]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/MrGreenJeans1003b.jpg

Mark57
03-04-2008, 10:03 PM
My wife is interested, but I cannot convince her to drive across the country with me in my C-Cab [:0]... she insists she'll follow behind in her Ford Exploder and see me at rest stops and at the event, whatever it may be. [?][?][?] [:X]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/MrGreenJeans1003b.jpg

satdoc2
03-04-2008, 10:04 PM
3 years ago my wife said she would leave me if I bought a studebaker Avanti I was interested in. Well, I bought it and several more Studes since then. She is still here.
Allen

satdoc2
03-04-2008, 10:04 PM
3 years ago my wife said she would leave me if I bought a studebaker Avanti I was interested in. Well, I bought it and several more Studes since then. She is still here.
Allen

Anne F. Goodman
03-05-2008, 12:37 AM
He's gettin tired of me dragging them home. But he just loves to convince them to live again. He just loves to bring them back to life.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
1955 President State
Fresno,Ca
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Anne F. Goodman
03-05-2008, 12:37 AM
He's gettin tired of me dragging them home. But he just loves to convince them to live again. He just loves to bring them back to life.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
1955 President State
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpghttp://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/GusMater.jpghttp://s122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/th_DSCN17232008-01-01.jpg

Commander51
03-05-2008, 02:48 AM
I have my old iron. She has her horse. We go to each other's shows. Travel in parallel universes.

Commander51
03-05-2008, 02:48 AM
I have my old iron. She has her horse. We go to each other's shows. Travel in parallel universes.

sals54
03-05-2008, 03:47 AM
My wife has been my savior with regard to my 54 Coupe. Many years ago, the coupe was down for repairs on the front suspension and the R1 4 speed transplant. I had gotten in a rut at work and was discouraged with the pace of the repairs. I told her that if the car was not done by that Spring, I was going to sell it and wait for another to come along later. She most adamantly said that I was not to sell the car. She knew that I would regret that choice for the rest of my life. I had bought the car for $50 when I was in high school in '71. It had been and still is my dream car since I was 10 years old. So I kept it and still have it. What a great woman. She doesn't like the meets or get involved herself, but always makes time for me to go when I want to attend. She's fabulous.

sals54
03-05-2008, 03:47 AM
My wife has been my savior with regard to my 54 Coupe. Many years ago, the coupe was down for repairs on the front suspension and the R1 4 speed transplant. I had gotten in a rut at work and was discouraged with the pace of the repairs. I told her that if the car was not done by that Spring, I was going to sell it and wait for another to come along later. She most adamantly said that I was not to sell the car. She knew that I would regret that choice for the rest of my life. I had bought the car for $50 when I was in high school in '71. It had been and still is my dream car since I was 10 years old. So I kept it and still have it. What a great woman. She doesn't like the meets or get involved herself, but always makes time for me to go when I want to attend. She's fabulous.

LarkVIII
03-05-2008, 05:33 AM
At first mine wasn't very interested,but after taking her to a few swap meets she's started making plans.She wants me to modify Lena with more HP,mag wheels and red interior,flames etc. I'm drawing the line at the Betty Boop graphics she wants on the rear though![8D]

63VY4 Leakin' Lena Hagerstown MD

LarkVIII
03-05-2008, 05:33 AM
At first mine wasn't very interested,but after taking her to a few swap meets she's started making plans.She wants me to modify Lena with more HP,mag wheels and red interior,flames etc. I'm drawing the line at the Betty Boop graphics she wants on the rear though![8D]

63VY4 Leakin' Lena Hagerstown MD

Guido
03-05-2008, 05:54 AM
She hates Studebakers, anything to do with Studebakers, hates my tractors, dislikes any clutter and can not understand why I bought any of the things that I have. When I die it is all being thrown away.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
03-05-2008, 05:54 AM
She hates Studebakers, anything to do with Studebakers, hates my tractors, dislikes any clutter and can not understand why I bought any of the things that I have. When I die it is all being thrown away.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

DEEPNHOCK
03-05-2008, 06:04 AM
Interesting.
We have the same setup, except my wife does not show, or like to show. And as years go by
I see her wisdom more and more.
It took years to get her to go to some club events, and she warmed up to the club members, but not club pejorative proclivity.
I felt the same at some equine events.
I guess our parallel travels are in an alternate universe;)..
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by Commander51

I have my old iron. She has her horse. We go to each other's shows. Travel in parallel universes.

DEEPNHOCK
03-05-2008, 06:04 AM
Interesting.
We have the same setup, except my wife does not show, or like to show. And as years go by
I see her wisdom more and more.
It took years to get her to go to some club events, and she warmed up to the club members, but not club pejorative proclivity.
I felt the same at some equine events.
I guess our parallel travels are in an alternate universe;)..
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by Commander51

I have my old iron. She has her horse. We go to each other's shows. Travel in parallel universes.

bams50
03-05-2008, 06:32 AM
My Linda looks at my Stude (and any old car) involvement through the prism of a 20+ racing spouse; no problem compared to what she went through all those years! No more worrying, being scared from seeing a big crash or a scuffle, or one crash causing 5, 6, 7 grand plus late nights all week only to do it again the next week, etc.... Studebakers are much appreciated compared to that; it's all in the perspective;) Of course, part of it was early on it was established that there would never be anything like telling me what I could or couldn't have or do. Way too often I see guys having to part with something they really enjoy for no reason other than their wife says they can't have it- NOT ever happening with me. She's a big softball player and professional Mom to our 17 YO son and his 14 cousins, and we have our love of Disney World and Florida in common; but the main key is she's just a truly sweet person, way better than I'll ever be[^] She once offered to sell her minivan to help replace a racing engine I blew up. How can you beat that?

As has been well-documented on this Forum, I mostly am drwn to Larks. A couple years ago I came across a soild, straight 57 Provincial wagon just an hour away. I bought it and brought it home, had the gas tank boiled and cleaned and coated in and out, and got it running. I decided it just wasn't my cup of tea, and bought what I really wanted- 60 Lark wagon. Then a couple othe Larks came along, and I figured I'd sell the 57. Linda totally surprised me when she said, "You can buy whatever other ones you want, but don't sell that Provincial- I'd like that one!"

So needless to say, the Provincial stays, and I'm hoping to get the brakes done on it so she can drive it this year. But she is thinking about the Wagonaire that just came in here......;)

I don't know if she'll be attending any functions; if I asked she would, but unless she gets interested in Studes as a whole she'd likely be bored; so I leave it up to her. She may go to Lancaster, but we're goung to Disney World a few weeks after, so she likely won't. In any case, I don't know how I lucked into such a great lady![:X]



Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

bams50
03-05-2008, 06:32 AM
My Linda looks at my Stude (and any old car) involvement through the prism of a 20+ racing spouse; no problem compared to what she went through all those years! No more worrying, being scared from seeing a big crash or a scuffle, or one crash causing 5, 6, 7 grand plus late nights all week only to do it again the next week, etc.... Studebakers are much appreciated compared to that; it's all in the perspective;) Of course, part of it was early on it was established that there would never be anything like telling me what I could or couldn't have or do. Way too often I see guys having to part with something they really enjoy for no reason other than their wife says they can't have it- NOT ever happening with me. She's a big softball player and professional Mom to our 17 YO son and his 14 cousins, and we have our love of Disney World and Florida in common; but the main key is she's just a truly sweet person, way better than I'll ever be[^] She once offered to sell her minivan to help replace a racing engine I blew up. How can you beat that?

As has been well-documented on this Forum, I mostly am drwn to Larks. A couple years ago I came across a soild, straight 57 Provincial wagon just an hour away. I bought it and brought it home, had the gas tank boiled and cleaned and coated in and out, and got it running. I decided it just wasn't my cup of tea, and bought what I really wanted- 60 Lark wagon. Then a couple othe Larks came along, and I figured I'd sell the 57. Linda totally surprised me when she said, "You can buy whatever other ones you want, but don't sell that Provincial- I'd like that one!"

So needless to say, the Provincial stays, and I'm hoping to get the brakes done on it so she can drive it this year. But she is thinking about the Wagonaire that just came in here......;)

I don't know if she'll be attending any functions; if I asked she would, but unless she gets interested in Studes as a whole she'd likely be bored; so I leave it up to her. She may go to Lancaster, but we're goung to Disney World a few weeks after, so she likely won't. In any case, I don't know how I lucked into such a great lady![:X]



Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

bonehead007
03-05-2008, 06:36 AM
My wife not only loves them, she helps me work on them...

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q189/bonehead007/MVC-021F.jpg

New Jersey & Studes Perfect Together

bonehead007
03-05-2008, 06:36 AM
My wife not only loves them, she helps me work on them...

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q189/bonehead007/MVC-021F.jpg

New Jersey & Studes Perfect Together

lstude
03-05-2008, 07:15 AM
I am not married anymore, but my ex-wife hated Studebakers. She was 10 years younger than me and when I was getting back into Studebakers in 1980, she didn't know what they were. She had dated a guy with a 63 Mercury in high school and she asked me if they were those cars with the reverse slanted back window!

We joined a local club and one of the older members kept calling her "little lady". She hated that.

She didn't even like the attention that people gave the Studebakers. We were driving our 55 Commander hardtop to the Orlando meet on I-95, and some people in a van were filming us as we were driving. She ducked down in the floor so they wouldn't see her!

Our neighbor across the street had bought a wrecker and ran an ad in the paper that he would pick up junk cars. Everytime he would find a Studebaker, he would leave it in my front yard. This was very exciting to me but she wanted to move!

When we finally decided to get a divorce, I reluctantly asked if she wanted any of my 5 Studebakers. She said that she never wanted to see any of that s**t ever again!

I was restoring a 62 Daytona convertible at the time of our divorce, and it was half way finished. A year later, I finished it and drove it to pick up my son at her apartment. She said "Where did you get the money to buy that car?" I said this is the one I was working on, and she said "Is that the one with no doors?". I said well, it had doors, but I hadn't put them on when you left.



Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
03-05-2008, 07:15 AM
I am not married anymore, but my ex-wife hated Studebakers. She was 10 years younger than me and when I was getting back into Studebakers in 1980, she didn't know what they were. She had dated a guy with a 63 Mercury in high school and she asked me if they were those cars with the reverse slanted back window!

We joined a local club and one of the older members kept calling her "little lady". She hated that.

She didn't even like the attention that people gave the Studebakers. We were driving our 55 Commander hardtop to the Orlando meet on I-95, and some people in a van were filming us as we were driving. She ducked down in the floor so they wouldn't see her!

Our neighbor across the street had bought a wrecker and ran an ad in the paper that he would pick up junk cars. Everytime he would find a Studebaker, he would leave it in my front yard. This was very exciting to me but she wanted to move!

When we finally decided to get a divorce, I reluctantly asked if she wanted any of my 5 Studebakers. She said that she never wanted to see any of that s**t ever again!

I was restoring a 62 Daytona convertible at the time of our divorce, and it was half way finished. A year later, I finished it and drove it to pick up my son at her apartment. She said "Where did you get the money to buy that car?" I said this is the one I was working on, and she said "Is that the one with no doors?". I said well, it had doors, but I hadn't put them on when you left.



Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

fargoguy
03-05-2008, 07:35 AM
quote:Originally posted by Mark57

My wife is interested, but I cannot convince her to drive across the country with me in my C-Cab [:0]... she insists she'll follow behind in her Ford Exploder and see me at rest stops and at the event, whatever it may be. [?][?][?] [:X]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/MrGreenJeans1003b.jpg



Mark,
Make sure you carry a tow rope in the C-Cab for when the Exploder develops problems!!

Evan Davis
Prairie Bulletin
Saskatchewan Chapter
Prince Albert, Sk
http://www.saskstudebaker.ca/Studebaker.html

fargoguy
03-05-2008, 07:35 AM
quote:Originally posted by Mark57

My wife is interested, but I cannot convince her to drive across the country with me in my C-Cab [:0]... she insists she'll follow behind in her Ford Exploder and see me at rest stops and at the event, whatever it may be. [?][?][?] [:X]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/MrGreenJeans1003b.jpg



Mark,
Make sure you carry a tow rope in the C-Cab for when the Exploder develops problems!!

Evan Davis
Prairie Bulletin
Saskatchewan Chapter
Prince Albert, Sk
http://www.saskstudebaker.ca/Studebaker.html

JRoberts
03-05-2008, 07:42 AM
My wife supports my Studebaker hobby (going to car events, editing the newsletter, buying a house so I can have a shope and on and on) but she has no interest in taking part. I cannot complain. I know lots of guys whose wives raise holy **** each time they do something -- mine is certainly not that way. Things are working out just fine as of yesterday we've been married for 36 years!

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

JRoberts
03-05-2008, 07:42 AM
My wife supports my Studebaker hobby (going to car events, editing the newsletter, buying a house so I can have a shope and on and on) but she has no interest in taking part. I cannot complain. I know lots of guys whose wives raise holy **** each time they do something -- mine is certainly not that way. Things are working out just fine as of yesterday we've been married for 36 years!

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

8E45E
03-05-2008, 07:48 AM
quote:Originally posted by fargoguy


quote:Originally posted by Mark57

My wife is interested, but I cannot convince her to drive across the country with me in my C-Cab [:0]... she insists she'll follow behind in her Ford Exploder and see me at rest stops and at the event, whatever it may be. [?][?][?] [:X]

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/MrGreenJeans1003b.jpg



Mark,
Make sure you carry a tow rope in the C-Cab for when the Exploder develops problems!!



Evan,

Just remember what happened to Larry Dansereau when he drove his 2R5 to your meet in Moose Jaw!:) Mandy was so terrified it was going to have a breakdown along the way, she insisted in driving the '99 300M ahead of him. Sunday morning, he was fixing a broken transmission cooling line on the 300M[B)]; the 2R5 ran flawlessly!:D

Craig

8E45E
03-05-2008, 07:48 AM
quote:Originally posted by fargoguy


quote:Originally posted by Mark57

My wife is interested, but I cannot convince her to drive across the country with me in my C-Cab [:0]... she insists she'll follow behind in her Ford Exploder and see me at rest stops and at the event, whatever it may be. [?][?][?] [:X]

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/MrGreenJeans1003b.jpg



Mark,
Make sure you carry a tow rope in the C-Cab for when the Exploder develops problems!!



Evan,

Just remember what happened to Larry Dansereau when he drove his 2R5 to your meet in Moose Jaw!:) Mandy was so terrified it was going to have a breakdown along the way, she insisted in driving the '99 300M ahead of him. Sunday morning, he was fixing a broken transmission cooling line on the 300M[B)]; the 2R5 ran flawlessly!:D

Craig

tutone63
03-05-2008, 07:54 AM
Without my wife, I would not have my Lark. She sold her truck, Mainly cause we didn't need one anymore, and we had some extra money left over after the sale. Well, I had a friend of mine who owned this Lark and said that he was "bored" of it. I jumped at it and asked my wife if she would like to take a look at it with the possibility of buying it. She looked at me funny and said "studebaker?? What on earth is that?" Well, after she saw it, she thought that it was cute, but she really noticed my reaction to it. I was drooling!! Later that night she told me that I could buy the car for my birthday present. It wasn't really her style, but she had nothing wrong with it. I was shocked!! I could not believe it. So, now, thanks to my loving wife, I have a tutone 63. She currently enjoys going to shows, but I cannot convince her to drive cross country for the meets. Especially without a/c. But she tolerates my "obsession." She is a great woman.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/tutone63/63larkside-1.jpg
She may have bugs and she may have dings, but that just proves I drive this thing!!

tutone63
03-05-2008, 07:54 AM
Without my wife, I would not have my Lark. She sold her truck, Mainly cause we didn't need one anymore, and we had some extra money left over after the sale. Well, I had a friend of mine who owned this Lark and said that he was "bored" of it. I jumped at it and asked my wife if she would like to take a look at it with the possibility of buying it. She looked at me funny and said "studebaker?? What on earth is that?" Well, after she saw it, she thought that it was cute, but she really noticed my reaction to it. I was drooling!! Later that night she told me that I could buy the car for my birthday present. It wasn't really her style, but she had nothing wrong with it. I was shocked!! I could not believe it. So, now, thanks to my loving wife, I have a tutone 63. She currently enjoys going to shows, but I cannot convince her to drive cross country for the meets. Especially without a/c. But she tolerates my "obsession." She is a great woman.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/tutone63/63larkside-1.jpg
She may have bugs and she may have dings, but that just proves I drive this thing!!

mbstude
03-05-2008, 08:06 AM
Whenever I decide to get married, the liking of Studebakers will be a big determining factor. :)

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-7.jpg

mbstude
03-05-2008, 08:06 AM
Whenever I decide to get married, the liking of Studebakers will be a big determining factor. :)

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-7.jpg

Avantidon
03-05-2008, 08:13 AM
You know many of us are forunate to have a partner that is much in lov with the hobby as we are. My wife/best friend is extremely supportive and goes to all of the events with me wether it is a cruise a meet meeting or a club meeting. She is wonderful. She loves to take one of the Avantis or the Hawk and she knows all about them and can answer peoples questions as easily as I can. Without her it just isn't the same. Yes, there are times I go by myself because of her work schedule but that's OK as I know she is with me in spirit.

Avantidon
03-05-2008, 08:13 AM
You know many of us are forunate to have a partner that is much in lov with the hobby as we are. My wife/best friend is extremely supportive and goes to all of the events with me wether it is a cruise a meet meeting or a club meeting. She is wonderful. She loves to take one of the Avantis or the Hawk and she knows all about them and can answer peoples questions as easily as I can. Without her it just isn't the same. Yes, there are times I go by myself because of her work schedule but that's OK as I know she is with me in spirit.

bams50
03-05-2008, 08:20 AM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

Whenever I decide to get married, the liking of Studebakers will be a big determining factor. :)


More importantly, look for the type that won't be irrational about what you love. If the bills are paid and responsibilities met, there is no reason a spouse should be allowed to say you can't have Studebakers if you want. Establish that right off and save yourself a LOT of misery!

If your spouse loves Studebakers or not isn't all that critical. Having no problem with them because you love them IS![^]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

bams50
03-05-2008, 08:20 AM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

Whenever I decide to get married, the liking of Studebakers will be a big determining factor. :)


More importantly, look for the type that won't be irrational about what you love. If the bills are paid and responsibilities met, there is no reason a spouse should be allowed to say you can't have Studebakers if you want. Establish that right off and save yourself a LOT of misery!

If your spouse loves Studebakers or not isn't all that critical. Having no problem with them because you love them IS![^]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

rbruner
03-05-2008, 08:23 AM
After attending a Stude meet in the parking lot of a hotel in Mt. Pleasant SC my wife went home and found a decent Champ on E-bay for me. She loves it but won't drive it. She hated my Camaro powered 65 F-100.

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh295/sbruner_2008/641Champ.jpg

rbruner
03-05-2008, 08:23 AM
After attending a Stude meet in the parking lot of a hotel in Mt. Pleasant SC my wife went home and found a decent Champ on E-bay for me. She loves it but won't drive it. She hated my Camaro powered 65 F-100.

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh295/sbruner_2008/641Champ.jpg

Allan Songer
03-05-2008, 08:39 AM
My wife is the person who got ME into Studebakers. She's been driving them as daily transport for about 25 years. She has ZERO interest in the club or going to meetings. It's just not her cup of tea. She doesn't even read the Turning Wheels. She IS a club member, but is as inactive as you can imagine. But she LOVES her '55 E7 and as also had a couple of Hawks and an R1 Lark.

I am trying to convince her to come to the L.A. Winter meet in a couple of weeks. If she goes it will be here first time at a Studebaker meet since the International in Long Beach!!!

Allan Songer
03-05-2008, 08:39 AM
My wife is the person who got ME into Studebakers. She's been driving them as daily transport for about 25 years. She has ZERO interest in the club or going to meetings. It's just not her cup of tea. She doesn't even read the Turning Wheels. She IS a club member, but is as inactive as you can imagine. But she LOVES her '55 E7 and as also had a couple of Hawks and an R1 Lark.

I am trying to convince her to come to the L.A. Winter meet in a couple of weeks. If she goes it will be here first time at a Studebaker meet since the International in Long Beach!!!

raprice
03-05-2008, 08:39 AM
My wife gave the final OK to buying my Lark. When I went to look at it and ride in it, I came home to tell my family about it. That included my 2 sons and wife. My sons went back to look at the car and they immediately fell in love with it. They wanted me to buy it on the spot, but I told them that Mom had a vote too. Sheila said that she had no problem with me buying the car. By the way, what's the color? Pink (Tahiti Coral). She said that perhaps she should look at it after all. She finally gave her OK and we lived happily ever after.
By the way, she gets a kick out of all the people waving at us when we're on the road. Of my 3 antique cars, the Stude is her favorite.
Rog:)

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
03-05-2008, 08:39 AM
My wife gave the final OK to buying my Lark. When I went to look at it and ride in it, I came home to tell my family about it. That included my 2 sons and wife. My sons went back to look at the car and they immediately fell in love with it. They wanted me to buy it on the spot, but I told them that Mom had a vote too. Sheila said that she had no problem with me buying the car. By the way, what's the color? Pink (Tahiti Coral). She said that perhaps she should look at it after all. She finally gave her OK and we lived happily ever after.
By the way, she gets a kick out of all the people waving at us when we're on the road. Of my 3 antique cars, the Stude is her favorite.
Rog:)

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

kmul221
03-05-2008, 08:44 AM
When I die the 1st thing she will do is call Auto Trader & place a 4-sale add.Then she will call the undertaker to pick me up.
She goes to the meets but I drop her off at a mall & retrieve her later,she doesn't go near the actual event,& cant understand that I dislike shopping as much as she does the antique car hobby.
If she didn't go on about it so much & make me dig in my heels I probably would be bored by now & would have let it slide.

kmul221
03-05-2008, 08:44 AM
When I die the 1st thing she will do is call Auto Trader & place a 4-sale add.Then she will call the undertaker to pick me up.
She goes to the meets but I drop her off at a mall & retrieve her later,she doesn't go near the actual event,& cant understand that I dislike shopping as much as she does the antique car hobby.
If she didn't go on about it so much & make me dig in my heels I probably would be bored by now & would have let it slide.

52-fan
03-05-2008, 09:07 AM
I told my wife when we met that my cars were part of the deal. She had no problem with that since her dad liked old cars and was doing body and paint work. She has attended almost every meet that I have and would attend the local chapter meetings except that she will not ride in Joe's truck with no seat belts and my car is not on the road right now. Both of my daughters are also Studebaker fans since childhood.:D
We once had a member in Little Rock whose wife hated old cars. The story was that in the early days of their marriage, when he was a car salesman, he kept them broke buying cars when they needed other things. My family has always come ahead of the cars.
BTW Matthew, I have a daughter that is about to turn 16 and loves Studebakers!;) `

1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, 1947 M5. Searcy,Arkansas

52-fan
03-05-2008, 09:07 AM
I told my wife when we met that my cars were part of the deal. She had no problem with that since her dad liked old cars and was doing body and paint work. She has attended almost every meet that I have and would attend the local chapter meetings except that she will not ride in Joe's truck with no seat belts and my car is not on the road right now. Both of my daughters are also Studebaker fans since childhood.:D
We once had a member in Little Rock whose wife hated old cars. The story was that in the early days of their marriage, when he was a car salesman, he kept them broke buying cars when they needed other things. My family has always come ahead of the cars.
BTW Matthew, I have a daughter that is about to turn 16 and loves Studebakers!;) `

1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, 1947 M5. Searcy,Arkansas

Scott
03-05-2008, 09:23 AM
She's sick and tired of them only because I never seem to buy one that's ready to go with no fixing up. She doesn't like the Avanti or the non-hawk C/Ks, but thinks my GT hawk is OK.

Scott
03-05-2008, 09:23 AM
She's sick and tired of them only because I never seem to buy one that's ready to go with no fixing up. She doesn't like the Avanti or the non-hawk C/Ks, but thinks my GT hawk is OK.

Johnnywiffer
03-05-2008, 09:23 AM
I had always been a Fiero, Fiat or Corvair guy, as far as my wife was concerned. Hadn’t I written, “The Compleat History of Corvair for the Compleat Corvair Nut”? Didn’t I have 3 Corvairs when she married me? And MAAAANY Fiats, over the years? (28years and counting) But to her, a car was a car, an appliance. And especially, an old car was just that, AN OLD CAR!

But about 10 years ago, when, out of the blue, I bought the ’52 LC Owner’s Manual on Ebay, she told me, “Oh, I know what you’re thinking. YOU think you’re gonna start buying those little pieces and eventually buy a Studebaker, don’t you?”

Frankly, that had NOT been on my mind. (She knew me better than I did!) I just wanted the owner's manual, 'cause DAD had one. But then I saw the ad for the ’52 in Washington state and…but once it was at my home, I never drove it. It just sat there, like a gray monument.

Then I got the green ’54 LC and I DID drive it. But one day, her Fiero wouldn’t start (What’s an ignition MODULE, anyway? I know Studebaker didn’t have one!) so she was FORCED to drive it to work. People literally SWARMED her when she parked it. Question after question. She said she had never been the center of attention as that day. And tho she didn’t have the answers (after all, I was the Studebaker person) she kinda liked it.

So from then on, when we drove it, she ALMOST enjoyed it and began to learn stuff—it’s not a Ford engine—they don’t EVEN make ‘em in Canada any more—the AC is in the trunk. And except for the lack of power steering, she actually likes it. And has driven it to work even when her car WOULD run.

Security: “Oh, you’re driving the classic again? Here, park it next to mine, behind the building, so no one will bother it.”

I think she has resigned herself to the fact that I’m not only a Studebaker guy but a CAR guy. So recently when we were BOTH at Pick-N-Pull (Cheap date!) and I found an ’87 Bertone and started figuring how much I could make with the parts on Ebay, she said, “Just don’t put those dirty things in the kitchen.” And when I sold the $3.25 emblem for $64.25, she was happy.

I think she’s FINALLY a “car guy” too.

John

Johnnywiffer
03-05-2008, 09:23 AM
I had always been a Fiero, Fiat or Corvair guy, as far as my wife was concerned. Hadn’t I written, “The Compleat History of Corvair for the Compleat Corvair Nut”? Didn’t I have 3 Corvairs when she married me? And MAAAANY Fiats, over the years? (28years and counting) But to her, a car was a car, an appliance. And especially, an old car was just that, AN OLD CAR!

But about 10 years ago, when, out of the blue, I bought the ’52 LC Owner’s Manual on Ebay, she told me, “Oh, I know what you’re thinking. YOU think you’re gonna start buying those little pieces and eventually buy a Studebaker, don’t you?”

Frankly, that had NOT been on my mind. (She knew me better than I did!) I just wanted the owner's manual, 'cause DAD had one. But then I saw the ad for the ’52 in Washington state and…but once it was at my home, I never drove it. It just sat there, like a gray monument.

Then I got the green ’54 LC and I DID drive it. But one day, her Fiero wouldn’t start (What’s an ignition MODULE, anyway? I know Studebaker didn’t have one!) so she was FORCED to drive it to work. People literally SWARMED her when she parked it. Question after question. She said she had never been the center of attention as that day. And tho she didn’t have the answers (after all, I was the Studebaker person) she kinda liked it.

So from then on, when we drove it, she ALMOST enjoyed it and began to learn stuff—it’s not a Ford engine—they don’t EVEN make ‘em in Canada any more—the AC is in the trunk. And except for the lack of power steering, she actually likes it. And has driven it to work even when her car WOULD run.

Security: “Oh, you’re driving the classic again? Here, park it next to mine, behind the building, so no one will bother it.”

I think she has resigned herself to the fact that I’m not only a Studebaker guy but a CAR guy. So recently when we were BOTH at Pick-N-Pull (Cheap date!) and I found an ’87 Bertone and started figuring how much I could make with the parts on Ebay, she said, “Just don’t put those dirty things in the kitchen.” And when I sold the $3.25 emblem for $64.25, she was happy.

I think she’s FINALLY a “car guy” too.

John

jnewkirk77
03-05-2008, 09:35 AM
My wife (before she BECAME my wife) wondered for a long time what Studebakers were; she'd read some of my old TWs and tolerated Studebaker talk. Then she and her mother happened across a '64 GT at a garage sale. Then she hatched the plan to get the gentleman who owned it at the time to drive us from our wedding to the reception. All of this went on behind my back.

I still have the pictures of me literally falling apart at the sight of that beautiful Astra White Hawk outside the church. Everyone else in attendance knew what was going to happen, and I was completely clueless. Oh well. It was worth every minute we got to spend in the car.

And we're still happily married almost six years later.

She is all for my owning a Stude at some point, but we're planning to wait, now that I'm elbow-deep in this Ford ... well, that and we added two kids to the two she had (whom I adopted) when we got married. "Mad Money" to play with is pretty scarce with four kids! :(

Oh well. It'll happen someday, and with her complete blessing. As long as she's allowed to drive it, that is. :D

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

jnewkirk77
03-05-2008, 09:35 AM
My wife (before she BECAME my wife) wondered for a long time what Studebakers were; she'd read some of my old TWs and tolerated Studebaker talk. Then she and her mother happened across a '64 GT at a garage sale. Then she hatched the plan to get the gentleman who owned it at the time to drive us from our wedding to the reception. All of this went on behind my back.

I still have the pictures of me literally falling apart at the sight of that beautiful Astra White Hawk outside the church. Everyone else in attendance knew what was going to happen, and I was completely clueless. Oh well. It was worth every minute we got to spend in the car.

And we're still happily married almost six years later.

She is all for my owning a Stude at some point, but we're planning to wait, now that I'm elbow-deep in this Ford ... well, that and we added two kids to the two she had (whom I adopted) when we got married. "Mad Money" to play with is pretty scarce with four kids! :(

Oh well. It'll happen someday, and with her complete blessing. As long as she's allowed to drive it, that is. :D

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

mapman
03-05-2008, 10:04 AM
Thirty years ago when we first started dating I had just finished restoring my TR3. She needed to go somewhere and I told her just to take the TR, its just a car. She was hooked. When we got married I gave her the car and she said I could never sell it. Since then when I drag home another car (studebakers now) I tell her "I got you a new car". She likes to drive them and as long as I keep one going for her she is happy. They don't have to be great looking or anything. She goes along to the cruises and went to the international in Spokane but couldn't understand why I hadn't gotten enough after drooling over the cars all week. She actually liked the Packard Hawks! When the kids come home to visit now they all look forward to taking different cars.
We still have the TR.
Rob

mapman
03-05-2008, 10:04 AM
Thirty years ago when we first started dating I had just finished restoring my TR3. She needed to go somewhere and I told her just to take the TR, its just a car. She was hooked. When we got married I gave her the car and she said I could never sell it. Since then when I drag home another car (studebakers now) I tell her "I got you a new car". She likes to drive them and as long as I keep one going for her she is happy. They don't have to be great looking or anything. She goes along to the cruises and went to the international in Spokane but couldn't understand why I hadn't gotten enough after drooling over the cars all week. She actually liked the Packard Hawks! When the kids come home to visit now they all look forward to taking different cars.
We still have the TR.
Rob

bondobilly
03-05-2008, 10:19 AM
Anyone who knows Ellen, knows the way she feels about Studebakers.

bondobilly
03-05-2008, 10:19 AM
Anyone who knows Ellen, knows the way she feels about Studebakers.

N8N
03-05-2008, 11:03 AM
quote:Originally posted by Guido

She hates Studebakers, anything to do with Studebakers, hates my tractors, dislikes any clutter and can not understand why I bought any of the things that I have. When I die it is all being thrown away.


So Gary, when do I get to meet your wife? &lt;G&gt;

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

N8N
03-05-2008, 11:03 AM
quote:Originally posted by Guido

She hates Studebakers, anything to do with Studebakers, hates my tractors, dislikes any clutter and can not understand why I bought any of the things that I have. When I die it is all being thrown away.


So Gary, when do I get to meet your wife? &lt;G&gt;

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

55studeman
03-05-2008, 11:28 AM
What fun reading.

When I got married, my uncle gave me advice or "defense" to use IF car jealousy came up. Keep in mind I had a studebaker before I got married.

"Well honey, who came first you or my studebaker?"

Best Regards,
Eric West
"The Speedster Kid"
Sunny Northern California
Where the roads don't freeze over and the heat doesn't kill you.
And an open road is yours to have -only during non-commute rush hours 9am-4pm and 7pm to 7am (Ha, ha, ha)
55 Speedster "Lemon/Lime" (Beautiful)
55 President State Sedan (Rusty original, but runs great and reliable)

55studeman
03-05-2008, 11:28 AM
What fun reading.

When I got married, my uncle gave me advice or "defense" to use IF car jealousy came up. Keep in mind I had a studebaker before I got married.

"Well honey, who came first you or my studebaker?"

Best Regards,
Eric West
"The Speedster Kid"
Sunny Northern California
Where the roads don't freeze over and the heat doesn't kill you.
And an open road is yours to have -only during non-commute rush hours 9am-4pm and 7pm to 7am (Ha, ha, ha)
55 Speedster "Lemon/Lime" (Beautiful)
55 President State Sedan (Rusty original, but runs great and reliable)

JBOYLE
03-05-2008, 11:34 AM
She let me buy my Avanti. And she found our house with a 6 car garage.

She likes riding in it but will enjoy it more when the front seats are rebuilt so the bucket seat is a bit more comfortable than a real bucket.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
03-05-2008, 11:34 AM
She let me buy my Avanti. And she found our house with a 6 car garage.

She likes riding in it but will enjoy it more when the front seats are rebuilt so the bucket seat is a bit more comfortable than a real bucket.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

3rdGenStude
03-05-2008, 11:42 AM
A couple years ago I discovered how "alive" the Studebaker community was online. Having grown up with Studebakers in the family through both my Dad and Grandpa, I had enough interest to buy a few books over the years, and loved looking at Stude's when I'd see one. But other than reading at SDC and looking at what was on eBay, it never got any farther than that.

Then, about a year and half ago, my wife found out that Boris ('50 Land Cruiser for sale locally) had had the price dropped. That night she asked me while I was reading at the SDC forums if I wanted Boris for a Christmas gift. I chuckled. Then I looked at her and realized she was serious! My jaw dropped. I stammered some words I no longer remember. Then I jumped at the chance to own a Stude.

This past year, after deciding the floors were too far gone for me to deal with, I talked with her about a possible deal to trade Boris in on a Speedster project. She agreed that if we could get a loan for the balance, I should get it while I could. It would allow me to own a '55, just as my recently deceased father had.

The seller was REALLY accommodating after my pre-approved loan fell through. He let us pay in installments. We had some pretty tight weeks financially. But Linda didn't complain about it. She even agreed that it would be a good idea to bid on a WCFB for the '55 shortly after the car was paid for.

It's not that she loves cars so much. . . not even Studebakers in particular. But it's pretty clear she loves me! Life is good.



Paul

In memory of Boris, the 1950 Land Cruiser project,
. . . he became a down payment for. . .
Natasha, the 1955 Speedster project

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q248/3rdGenStude/Avatars/R_front.jpghttp://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q248/3rdGenStude/Avatars/back_view.jpg
http://s138.photobucket.com/albums/q248/3rdGenStude/Avatars/55sidethumb-1.jpghttp://s138.photobucket.com/albums/q248/3rdGenStude/Avatars/55frontthumb-1.jpg

3rdGenStude
03-05-2008, 11:42 AM
A couple years ago I discovered how "alive" the Studebaker community was online. Having grown up with Studebakers in the family through both my Dad and Grandpa, I had enough interest to buy a few books over the years, and loved looking at Stude's when I'd see one. But other than reading at SDC and looking at what was on eBay, it never got any farther than that.

Then, about a year and half ago, my wife found out that Boris ('50 Land Cruiser for sale locally) had had the price dropped. That night she asked me while I was reading at the SDC forums if I wanted Boris for a Christmas gift. I chuckled. Then I looked at her and realized she was serious! My jaw dropped. I stammered some words I no longer remember. Then I jumped at the chance to own a Stude.

This past year, after deciding the floors were too far gone for me to deal with, I talked with her about a possible deal to trade Boris in on a Speedster project. She agreed that if we could get a loan for the balance, I should get it while I could. It would allow me to own a '55, just as my recently deceased father had.

The seller was REALLY accommodating after my pre-approved loan fell through. He let us pay in installments. We had some pretty tight weeks financially. But Linda didn't complain about it. She even agreed that it would be a good idea to bid on a WCFB for the '55 shortly after the car was paid for.

It's not that she loves cars so much. . . not even Studebakers in particular. But it's pretty clear she loves me! Life is good.



Paul

In memory of Boris, the 1950 Land Cruiser project,
. . . he became a down payment for. . .
Natasha, the 1955 Speedster project

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q248/3rdGenStude/Avatars/R_front.jpghttp://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q248/3rdGenStude/Avatars/back_view.jpg
http://s138.photobucket.com/albums/q248/3rdGenStude/Avatars/55sidethumb-1.jpghttp://s138.photobucket.com/albums/q248/3rdGenStude/Avatars/55frontthumb-1.jpg

65cruiser
03-05-2008, 02:05 PM
Interesting thread. My wife does not understand "car guys" at all. She thinks cars are appliances to be used and discarded. However, because she loves me she "understands" my personal affliction, as I am...a car guy. I love them and always have. When I was 3 years old I could name every car on the road (of course back then they all looked different).

When we first started dating I had a 1979 Monte Carlo that was so clean you could eat off the engine. She really laughed at me the first time she caught me washing the engine:D. Still she understands and I think in a lot of ways appreciates the fact that she doesn't ever drive crappy cars. She had known of my love for Studebakers for many years and it was at her urging that I bought my first, a 1965 Cruiser. I loved that car, her, not so much, but in her way she loved it because I loved it. She didn't particularly like riding in it (said the passenger seat was uncomfortable), and probably only drove it two times. But, when I finally decided to sell the car, I had pretty much made up my mind that I was putting too much wear on it, and it wasn't my "dream" Studebaker to begin with. She was more upset than me when I sold it, and was sad to see it go. I wasn't particularly sad, because when that one left, I knew there'd be another on the horizon and that's fun to look forward to. She knows too, that someday there'll be another Studebaker parked in the garage and she's okay with that. We have the things we love to do together, and she has her interests (scrapbooking) and I have mine. After 23 years it's worked out very well.:)

Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

My next Studebaker is in the future, but now getting my hair messed up in a Sebring ragtop!
Almost as fun as a Studebaker!

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/sebring.jpg

65cruiser
03-05-2008, 02:05 PM
Interesting thread. My wife does not understand "car guys" at all. She thinks cars are appliances to be used and discarded. However, because she loves me she "understands" my personal affliction, as I am...a car guy. I love them and always have. When I was 3 years old I could name every car on the road (of course back then they all looked different).

When we first started dating I had a 1979 Monte Carlo that was so clean you could eat off the engine. She really laughed at me the first time she caught me washing the engine:D. Still she understands and I think in a lot of ways appreciates the fact that she doesn't ever drive crappy cars. She had known of my love for Studebakers for many years and it was at her urging that I bought my first, a 1965 Cruiser. I loved that car, her, not so much, but in her way she loved it because I loved it. She didn't particularly like riding in it (said the passenger seat was uncomfortable), and probably only drove it two times. But, when I finally decided to sell the car, I had pretty much made up my mind that I was putting too much wear on it, and it wasn't my "dream" Studebaker to begin with. She was more upset than me when I sold it, and was sad to see it go. I wasn't particularly sad, because when that one left, I knew there'd be another on the horizon and that's fun to look forward to. She knows too, that someday there'll be another Studebaker parked in the garage and she's okay with that. We have the things we love to do together, and she has her interests (scrapbooking) and I have mine. After 23 years it's worked out very well.:)

Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

My next Studebaker is in the future, but now getting my hair messed up in a Sebring ragtop!
Almost as fun as a Studebaker!

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/sebring.jpg

studegary
03-05-2008, 02:58 PM
Cathy and I both only owned Studebakers when we met. Now it is 47 years later and more than 50 Studebakers later. Cathy is very knowledgable about Studebakers and interested in the cars, their history, the Club and most of the people involved in SDC. There has been many years that she drove Studebakers as her everyday car. She has ridden great distances to Studebaker meets in a non-A/C Studebaker.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

studegary
03-05-2008, 02:58 PM
Cathy and I both only owned Studebakers when we met. Now it is 47 years later and more than 50 Studebakers later. Cathy is very knowledgable about Studebakers and interested in the cars, their history, the Club and most of the people involved in SDC. There has been many years that she drove Studebakers as her everyday car. She has ridden great distances to Studebaker meets in a non-A/C Studebaker.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

FlatheadGeo
03-05-2008, 03:48 PM
My wife and sons tolerate my Studebaker and two other Mopar cars. I keep her driving a new car and I know that number two son will probably sell mine when I am being cremated. That is why I am leaving them to either number one son or his children!!!! Payback is so sweet!!!

1957 Studebaker Champion 2 door. Staten Island, New York.

FlatheadGeo
03-05-2008, 03:48 PM
My wife and sons tolerate my Studebaker and two other Mopar cars. I keep her driving a new car and I know that number two son will probably sell mine when I am being cremated. That is why I am leaving them to either number one son or his children!!!! Payback is so sweet!!!

1957 Studebaker Champion 2 door. Staten Island, New York.

paintim613
03-05-2008, 03:59 PM
If it were not for my wife, I probably never would have owned a Studebaker. In August, 2003, she said she would like to buy the car that her father and uncle had owned since the early 50's, before she was born. We drove from our home in Yuma, AZ, to her hometown of Custer, SD, to get the car. I had never seen it but she said it was "really pretty." It turned out to be "really pretty" even though it had been sitting outside under a small carport for 20-25 years. It is a custom 1953 Starlight with only 18,000 miles on its V-8 engine. All custom work was done by her dad and uncle over a period of about 6-7 years. Almost no rust as it was only driven in dry weather. A one of a kind car I named The Studebird because of its resemblance to early T-Birds. At this point, I like the car every bit as much as she does.
We have joined the international SDC and the Phoenix chapter of SDC. Even though it is a 200 mile trip one way to Phoenix, we have greatly enjoyed several events, meeting people like Denny Lockmon, Richard Dormois, Chris and Chuck Collins, Glen Brose and others. We attend classic car shows and auctions when we can and have a great time.
So my wife's love of a Studebaker has been the catalyst for some wonderful experiences for both of us with more to come.

Tim-Custom 53 Starlight aka The Studebird in Yuma, AZ

paintim613
03-05-2008, 03:59 PM
If it were not for my wife, I probably never would have owned a Studebaker. In August, 2003, she said she would like to buy the car that her father and uncle had owned since the early 50's, before she was born. We drove from our home in Yuma, AZ, to her hometown of Custer, SD, to get the car. I had never seen it but she said it was "really pretty." It turned out to be "really pretty" even though it had been sitting outside under a small carport for 20-25 years. It is a custom 1953 Starlight with only 18,000 miles on its V-8 engine. All custom work was done by her dad and uncle over a period of about 6-7 years. Almost no rust as it was only driven in dry weather. A one of a kind car I named The Studebird because of its resemblance to early T-Birds. At this point, I like the car every bit as much as she does.
We have joined the international SDC and the Phoenix chapter of SDC. Even though it is a 200 mile trip one way to Phoenix, we have greatly enjoyed several events, meeting people like Denny Lockmon, Richard Dormois, Chris and Chuck Collins, Glen Brose and others. We attend classic car shows and auctions when we can and have a great time.
So my wife's love of a Studebaker has been the catalyst for some wonderful experiences for both of us with more to come.

Tim-Custom 53 Starlight aka The Studebird in Yuma, AZ

Mark57
03-05-2008, 04:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by fargoguy
My wife is interested, but I cannot convince her to drive across the country with me in my C-Cab [:0]... she insists she'll follow behind in her Ford Exploder and see me at rest stops and at the event, whatever it may be. [?][?][?] [:X]

Mark,
Make sure you carry a tow rope in the C-Cab for when the Exploder develops problems!!

Evan Davis
Prairie Bulletin
Saskatchewan Chapter
Prince Albert, Sk


No worries, I've got a 14' tow chain with a tow hook at each end! I also cannot complain, as my wife is an accomplished artisan at many things and she has offered to redo all the upholstery in Mr. Green Jeans. She'll also do a much better job at some of the finicky paint touch-ups (like the window frames) than I could ever hope to do. [8D] Also, Steve (Arkiejazz), when she saw the photos of your white over "pink" C-Cab, she said maybe we could have matching trucks... [:0][:0]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/MrGreenJeans1003b.jpg

Mark57
03-05-2008, 04:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by fargoguy
My wife is interested, but I cannot convince her to drive across the country with me in my C-Cab [:0]... she insists she'll follow behind in her Ford Exploder and see me at rest stops and at the event, whatever it may be. [?][?][?] [:X]

Mark,
Make sure you carry a tow rope in the C-Cab for when the Exploder develops problems!!

Evan Davis
Prairie Bulletin
Saskatchewan Chapter
Prince Albert, Sk


No worries, I've got a 14' tow chain with a tow hook at each end! I also cannot complain, as my wife is an accomplished artisan at many things and she has offered to redo all the upholstery in Mr. Green Jeans. She'll also do a much better job at some of the finicky paint touch-ups (like the window frames) than I could ever hope to do. [8D] Also, Steve (Arkiejazz), when she saw the photos of your white over "pink" C-Cab, she said maybe we could have matching trucks... [:0][:0]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/MrGreenJeans1003b.jpg

47M-5
03-05-2008, 04:59 PM
my gal did the seats in mine and rides in it and is ready for the international show in the fall. Probably more interested in quilts than my truck, but isn't holding me back

47M-5
03-05-2008, 04:59 PM
my gal did the seats in mine and rides in it and is ready for the international show in the fall. Probably more interested in quilts than my truck, but isn't holding me back

bob40
03-05-2008, 05:30 PM
Wife and I met at a car show,got married with more "car folk' than relatives....show's how I rank amongst my relation....attending the ceremony.Nearly 25 years later and she has come to accept that a basement full of parts and a garage that cannot fit a car in is the norm.Doesnt have any problem with what I do just as long as it pays for itself.She has trouble getting around so the low swoopy cars are out and a big car has become necessary.Only had 1 problem involving cars in all the years.She bought me a very nice '57 Chevy 2 dr for my birthday one year which I swiftly traded for a non-running '55 Chevy and a shed full of parts.She only reminds me of that tactical error in months that end in Y or R

bob40
03-05-2008, 05:30 PM
Wife and I met at a car show,got married with more "car folk' than relatives....show's how I rank amongst my relation....attending the ceremony.Nearly 25 years later and she has come to accept that a basement full of parts and a garage that cannot fit a car in is the norm.Doesnt have any problem with what I do just as long as it pays for itself.She has trouble getting around so the low swoopy cars are out and a big car has become necessary.Only had 1 problem involving cars in all the years.She bought me a very nice '57 Chevy 2 dr for my birthday one year which I swiftly traded for a non-running '55 Chevy and a shed full of parts.She only reminds me of that tactical error in months that end in Y or R

Bob Bryant
03-05-2008, 06:42 PM
My wife of almost 48 years was aware of my car craziness even back in our dating days. She likes antique cars and loves her Studebaker. We were considering getting back into the car hobby and had not decided on what make of car to buy, as we do enjoy most antique and classic cars. She spotted a Studebaker Avanti at a car show and said that is the car for which we should be looking. We have had a lot of fun and met some wonderful people. Our regret is not buying the Studebaker sooner. A newbie who is an oldie!

Naples, FL
1963 Avanti R2524

Bob Bryant
03-05-2008, 06:42 PM
My wife of almost 48 years was aware of my car craziness even back in our dating days. She likes antique cars and loves her Studebaker. We were considering getting back into the car hobby and had not decided on what make of car to buy, as we do enjoy most antique and classic cars. She spotted a Studebaker Avanti at a car show and said that is the car for which we should be looking. We have had a lot of fun and met some wonderful people. Our regret is not buying the Studebaker sooner. A newbie who is an oldie!

Naples, FL
1963 Avanti R2524

Karl
03-05-2008, 07:18 PM
She didnt like it in 72,Only puts up with it now.lol She didnt like my 65 Corvair Corsa either.But then shes a Vette person and I dont care for them.Ask her what I drive. She wil say ,oh the Silver thing its a Stupidbaker.....lol

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o50/twnchgr/Picture2061-1.jpg

Karl
03-05-2008, 07:18 PM
She didnt like it in 72,Only puts up with it now.lol She didnt like my 65 Corvair Corsa either.But then shes a Vette person and I dont care for them.Ask her what I drive. She wil say ,oh the Silver thing its a Stupidbaker.....lol

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o50/twnchgr/Picture2061-1.jpg

Guido
03-05-2008, 07:43 PM
quote:Originally posted by N8NSo Gary, when do I get to meet your wife? &lt;G&gt;

nate Probably not at a Studebaker meet (though she has come to a couple and actually liked the one at Chester Bradfield's). Feel free to stop by any time you are in Richmond. I suspect that I can probably get her to go to Chester's next October. You ought to come down even if in a Brand X.



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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
03-05-2008, 07:43 PM
quote:Originally posted by N8NSo Gary, when do I get to meet your wife? &lt;G&gt;

nate Probably not at a Studebaker meet (though she has come to a couple and actually liked the one at Chester Bradfield's). Feel free to stop by any time you are in Richmond. I suspect that I can probably get her to go to Chester's next October. You ought to come down even if in a Brand X.



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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

53k
03-05-2008, 08:58 PM
My wife is off and on about the hobby. She loved our Studebakers when we had them for transportation. She loved the '61 Cruiser and the Wagonaire and she especially likes Avantis- was sad when we sold "her" '66 and "her" '76. She fell for them before ever seeing one. She had our Cruiser in at a dealer for service in the summer of '62 and he gave her an early Avanti brochure (which I still have, autographed by Raymond himself). But she gets pretty tired of the events and the constant search for Studebakers or goodies for them. She can't see any reason to have more than one, or if you do have more, they should be fixed up and driveable (for me, one out of three).
She does enjoy York (now) because she has friends there and they go to the flower shower and craft show. But, I couldn't pay her enough to go to Reedsville- too many memories of herding the bored kids in the mud/dust/cold while I vended or shopped. Like Guido's wife, she looks forward to the Bradfield meet and she enjoys most of the activities of the two chapters to which we belong (Potomac and Greater Virginia).
She does watch for Studebaker toys and is better than I am for spotting them. She is getting me the '28 Studebaker fire truck for my birthday.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)

53k
03-05-2008, 08:58 PM
My wife is off and on about the hobby. She loved our Studebakers when we had them for transportation. She loved the '61 Cruiser and the Wagonaire and she especially likes Avantis- was sad when we sold "her" '66 and "her" '76. She fell for them before ever seeing one. She had our Cruiser in at a dealer for service in the summer of '62 and he gave her an early Avanti brochure (which I still have, autographed by Raymond himself). But she gets pretty tired of the events and the constant search for Studebakers or goodies for them. She can't see any reason to have more than one, or if you do have more, they should be fixed up and driveable (for me, one out of three).
She does enjoy York (now) because she has friends there and they go to the flower shower and craft show. But, I couldn't pay her enough to go to Reedsville- too many memories of herding the bored kids in the mud/dust/cold while I vended or shopped. Like Guido's wife, she looks forward to the Bradfield meet and she enjoys most of the activities of the two chapters to which we belong (Potomac and Greater Virginia).
She does watch for Studebaker toys and is better than I am for spotting them. She is getting me the '28 Studebaker fire truck for my birthday.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)

stephen cade
03-05-2008, 09:15 PM
Ya'll ersome lucky sons a *****es. Both my wives ran away.

Stephen Cade

stephen cade
03-05-2008, 09:15 PM
Ya'll ersome lucky sons a *****es. Both my wives ran away.

Stephen Cade

jbwhttail
03-05-2008, 09:42 PM
My "future father in law " introduced "us" to Studebakers in 1970, I was driving a 1959 Impala convertable at the time(wish I had it today!). We drove the cars before we knew of a club because they were dependable and CHEAP. Over the course of 10 years we owned well over 100 Studebakers, we bought and sold on a daily basis. By 1983 I had added two additions to the family.......kids:D and we needed a bigger house.......exit all Studebakers. Our cherished Avanti was sold to afford the home we had bought(and still live in). As our Daughter neared high school graduation the corvette bug hit me and Nancy found the perfect corvette for me(while I was working). We were back in classic cars:D.

Fast forward to 2001 and while I was looking at more corvettes on Ebay my wife said, "I'd love to have a Golden Hawk". I purchased a 1956J shortly after, "Ellenore".......................

By the way, when I told her I had "found" the R2 car we had to buy all she said was, "the Corvette has to go".

"And now you know the rest of the story"...........

When I am away hunting or doing another of my hobbies, she attends the meetings!:D

It is an addiction!

jbwhttail
03-05-2008, 09:42 PM
My "future father in law " introduced "us" to Studebakers in 1970, I was driving a 1959 Impala convertable at the time(wish I had it today!). We drove the cars before we knew of a club because they were dependable and CHEAP. Over the course of 10 years we owned well over 100 Studebakers, we bought and sold on a daily basis. By 1983 I had added two additions to the family.......kids:D and we needed a bigger house.......exit all Studebakers. Our cherished Avanti was sold to afford the home we had bought(and still live in). As our Daughter neared high school graduation the corvette bug hit me and Nancy found the perfect corvette for me(while I was working). We were back in classic cars:D.

Fast forward to 2001 and while I was looking at more corvettes on Ebay my wife said, "I'd love to have a Golden Hawk". I purchased a 1956J shortly after, "Ellenore".......................

By the way, when I told her I had "found" the R2 car we had to buy all she said was, "the Corvette has to go".

"And now you know the rest of the story"...........

When I am away hunting or doing another of my hobbies, she attends the meetings!:D

It is an addiction!

Mark57
03-05-2008, 09:43 PM
quote:Originally posted by stephen cade

Ya'll ersome lucky sons a *****es. Both my wives ran away.

Stephen Cade


Stephen, maybe you need to take some advice from Matthew: [}:)] ;)

"Whenever I decide to get married, the liking of Studebakers will be a big determining factor.:)"
Matthew Burnette


<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/MrGreenJeans1003b.jpg

Mark57
03-05-2008, 09:43 PM
quote:Originally posted by stephen cade

Ya'll ersome lucky sons a *****es. Both my wives ran away.

Stephen Cade


Stephen, maybe you need to take some advice from Matthew: [}:)] ;)

"Whenever I decide to get married, the liking of Studebakers will be a big determining factor.:)"
Matthew Burnette


<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/MrGreenJeans1003b.jpg

jgrohs
03-05-2008, 10:06 PM
My wife fully supports me, likes to drive some of my "old cars", and even goes to the occasional event. Of course, letting her use an '06 Avanti as her daily driver doesn't hurt... Find out what part of the Studebaker sickness he/she likes and make sure they get it.

1951 Rod
1962 Champ
1963 Avanti R1
1963 GT Hawk R2 4 speed
1964 Daytona Convertible
2006 Avanti Convertible

jgrohs
03-05-2008, 10:06 PM
My wife fully supports me, likes to drive some of my "old cars", and even goes to the occasional event. Of course, letting her use an '06 Avanti as her daily driver doesn't hurt... Find out what part of the Studebaker sickness he/she likes and make sure they get it.

1951 Rod
1962 Champ
1963 Avanti R1
1963 GT Hawk R2 4 speed
1964 Daytona Convertible
2006 Avanti Convertible

StudeDave57
03-05-2008, 11:46 PM
quote:"How does your spouse feel about Studebakers?"
Someday, when I met her, I'll be able to tell you...
[:0] ;)

StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca
www.studebakersandiego.com

'54 Commander Regal 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Commander DeLuxe 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion Custom 2dr 'Jewel'
'57 Parkview 'Betsy' (she's a 2dr wagon...)
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

edited for spelling... [V]

StudeDave57
03-05-2008, 11:46 PM
quote:"How does your spouse feel about Studebakers?"
Someday, when I met her, I'll be able to tell you...
[:0] ;)

StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca
www.studebakersandiego.com

'54 Commander Regal 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Commander DeLuxe 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion Custom 2dr 'Jewel'
'57 Parkview 'Betsy' (she's a 2dr wagon...)
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

edited for spelling... [V]

Jessie J.
03-06-2008, 12:03 AM
My wife to be was 14 when we first started dating in 1966, our first car as a married couple in 1969 was a '65 Cruiser that I was given as a HS graduation gift, and with me as her instructor, was the very first car that she ever drove.
She knew I was a certified Studebaker nut from the first day we met, yet she married me anyway, and has allowed me to dally with my Studebaker's all of these years, even surprised me by buying me a Champ pick-up that I'd never even seen or heard about a few years ago, I arrived home from work to find it sitting in my yard. (incedentally, that's the ONLY vehicle that she has ever bought entirely on her own)
We have owned quite a few Studebaker's over the years, but since that first one, we have always had other makes for our daily drivers.
She really enjoys our yearly trips to South-Bend's Spring Swap meet and spends the entire time with me as we visit The Museum, Sasco and the Swap Meet, and always buys a lot of Stude themed clothing and memorabilia. For many years she has enthusiastically accompanied me to the Pure Stock Drag Races at Stanton MI.
She has also went along with me on every long trek to other states to retrieve old Studebaker's, and has racked up thousands of miles hauling them home on trailers.
Strangely enough though, for all that, she considers this "Studebaker thing" to be my hobby, and in our 39 years of marriage has never driven or even ridden in another one of my Studebaker's since that first one. We have now owned our Strato-Blue '64 Daytona, that she helped make the deal on, for over 10 years now, and as far as I know, she has never even as much as sat in it, though I have offered many times to take her out for a drive, or to let her take it out for a drive. It is an original paint car, somewhat weathered and faded in #3-4 condition, so I think (hope) that she is just holding out for me to finally get it fully restored.
We moved 600 miles South to Kentucky a year ago, and brought all 6 Studebaker's and a huge parts collection, and we are still working on getting settled into our new location. Retired now, and there times that entire months that go by where I do not even drive 5 miles, as I let her do all the "regular" driving.
But all in all, I've nothing to complain about, she has always allowed me to buy as much Stude stuff as we can afford, and on top of that, has tolerated listening to my Studebaker "dreams", history and trivia for 39 years. Which is a lot more than many other women would do. :)

Jessie J.
03-06-2008, 12:03 AM
My wife to be was 14 when we first started dating in 1966, our first car as a married couple in 1969 was a '65 Cruiser that I was given as a HS graduation gift, and with me as her instructor, was the very first car that she ever drove.
She knew I was a certified Studebaker nut from the first day we met, yet she married me anyway, and has allowed me to dally with my Studebaker's all of these years, even surprised me by buying me a Champ pick-up that I'd never even seen or heard about a few years ago, I arrived home from work to find it sitting in my yard. (incedentally, that's the ONLY vehicle that she has ever bought entirely on her own)
We have owned quite a few Studebaker's over the years, but since that first one, we have always had other makes for our daily drivers.
She really enjoys our yearly trips to South-Bend's Spring Swap meet and spends the entire time with me as we visit The Museum, Sasco and the Swap Meet, and always buys a lot of Stude themed clothing and memorabilia. For many years she has enthusiastically accompanied me to the Pure Stock Drag Races at Stanton MI.
She has also went along with me on every long trek to other states to retrieve old Studebaker's, and has racked up thousands of miles hauling them home on trailers.
Strangely enough though, for all that, she considers this "Studebaker thing" to be my hobby, and in our 39 years of marriage has never driven or even ridden in another one of my Studebaker's since that first one. We have now owned our Strato-Blue '64 Daytona, that she helped make the deal on, for over 10 years now, and as far as I know, she has never even as much as sat in it, though I have offered many times to take her out for a drive, or to let her take it out for a drive. It is an original paint car, somewhat weathered and faded in #3-4 condition, so I think (hope) that she is just holding out for me to finally get it fully restored.
We moved 600 miles South to Kentucky a year ago, and brought all 6 Studebaker's and a huge parts collection, and we are still working on getting settled into our new location. Retired now, and there times that entire months that go by where I do not even drive 5 miles, as I let her do all the "regular" driving.
But all in all, I've nothing to complain about, she has always allowed me to buy as much Stude stuff as we can afford, and on top of that, has tolerated listening to my Studebaker "dreams", history and trivia for 39 years. Which is a lot more than many other women would do. :)

BobPalma
03-06-2008, 07:45 AM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

Whenever I decide to get married, the liking of Studebakers will be a big determining factor. :)


:) You might be surprised to hear me say this, Matthew, but don't let that factor be a deal breaker.

Know this: Of far greater importance is that you and your wife share the same values, as opposed to interests. Interests can fade and change; a person's core values rarely do. If you share important values of faith and family, you are well on your way to a happy marriage and life regardless of what might happen to (or in) your hobby along the way.

To the point: My wife has virtually no interest in Studebakers, or even cars in general...and I, likewise, have little interest in her gardening hobby that results in beautiful landscaping around our Morton Building full of my car collection. But we've always acknowledged and respected each other's interests and hobbies, even though we might not share them. There are times when one of us has needed a second "hand" in our hobby pursuits, and we've always been at the ready to help each other out.

Hopefully, you've got some time to think about the differences between values and interests, and will keep them in their proper perspective when the time comes. :) If a couple happens to share both values and interests, so much the better, but shared values should trump shared interests if one must prioritize.

(OK, enough unsolicited advice to the lovelorn...now, back to our regularly-scheduled Studebakering!) :D BP

BobPalma
03-06-2008, 07:45 AM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

Whenever I decide to get married, the liking of Studebakers will be a big determining factor. :)


:) You might be surprised to hear me say this, Matthew, but don't let that factor be a deal breaker.

Know this: Of far greater importance is that you and your wife share the same values, as opposed to interests. Interests can fade and change; a person's core values rarely do. If you share important values of faith and family, you are well on your way to a happy marriage and life regardless of what might happen to (or in) your hobby along the way.

To the point: My wife has virtually no interest in Studebakers, or even cars in general...and I, likewise, have little interest in her gardening hobby that results in beautiful landscaping around our Morton Building full of my car collection. But we've always acknowledged and respected each other's interests and hobbies, even though we might not share them. There are times when one of us has needed a second "hand" in our hobby pursuits, and we've always been at the ready to help each other out.

Hopefully, you've got some time to think about the differences between values and interests, and will keep them in their proper perspective when the time comes. :) If a couple happens to share both values and interests, so much the better, but shared values should trump shared interests if one must prioritize.

(OK, enough unsolicited advice to the lovelorn...now, back to our regularly-scheduled Studebakering!) :D BP

ChampTrucking
03-06-2008, 07:51 AM
How great is my wife? She knew I was a car nut from the beginning.I worked in a garage,and had multiple cars when we met.Some of our first dates were in my ElCamino I used to show.The other dates were in my 455 Cutlass street racer. While we were dating,she helped me do a engine swap on a 77 Olds 98 I was fixing up.She still will lend a hand in the garage when I need it.She dosen't mind car parts in the living room,as long as it is not forever.She loves riding in my Lark,just not the tire smoking sideways @ 4 grand holeshots I love. She likes the attention it gets.Used to trip people out at cruises that there was a baby seat in back between the roll bar down tubes.My boys love it too.
She dosen't mind if I bring home a parts car,because she knows I will make money on it.She dosen't complain about my Playboy subscription either.She reads that and most of my car magazines as well.Hemmings Muscle Machines seems to be a favorite. She dosen't mind if I hit a weekend show with my buddies in another state.She puts up with my rants,twisted logic,my smart assed car loving friends and my love of bad B movies! So much the opposite of my X-wife.I really got lucky!!! She likes Studebakers,and really wants her Wagonaire redone. She likes the 3 on the tree in the 65,and convinced me to NOT make it an automatic. She is a great lady,and I love her .

ChampTrucking
03-06-2008, 07:51 AM
How great is my wife? She knew I was a car nut from the beginning.I worked in a garage,and had multiple cars when we met.Some of our first dates were in my ElCamino I used to show.The other dates were in my 455 Cutlass street racer. While we were dating,she helped me do a engine swap on a 77 Olds 98 I was fixing up.She still will lend a hand in the garage when I need it.She dosen't mind car parts in the living room,as long as it is not forever.She loves riding in my Lark,just not the tire smoking sideways @ 4 grand holeshots I love. She likes the attention it gets.Used to trip people out at cruises that there was a baby seat in back between the roll bar down tubes.My boys love it too.
She dosen't mind if I bring home a parts car,because she knows I will make money on it.She dosen't complain about my Playboy subscription either.She reads that and most of my car magazines as well.Hemmings Muscle Machines seems to be a favorite. She dosen't mind if I hit a weekend show with my buddies in another state.She puts up with my rants,twisted logic,my smart assed car loving friends and my love of bad B movies! So much the opposite of my X-wife.I really got lucky!!! She likes Studebakers,and really wants her Wagonaire redone. She likes the 3 on the tree in the 65,and convinced me to NOT make it an automatic. She is a great lady,and I love her .

fpstude
03-06-2008, 09:51 AM
My wife shares with me the interest in Studebakers and old cars. We have attended all but two of the international meets since Memphis. At swap meets she has a better eye than me at spotting unique parts. At York, about three years she got my attention to go with her to check out a set of NOS Venetian blinds for our Starlight coupe. When I came home after purchasing our '23, I told her I got her a bud vase for Valentines Day, but there was also a car attached to it! By the way, I never complain when I'm asked to stop by a fabric or garden store.

Perry
'23 Special Six,
'50 Business Champ,
'50 Starlight Champ,
'60 Lark droptop,
'63 GT R1

fpstude
03-06-2008, 09:51 AM
My wife shares with me the interest in Studebakers and old cars. We have attended all but two of the international meets since Memphis. At swap meets she has a better eye than me at spotting unique parts. At York, about three years she got my attention to go with her to check out a set of NOS Venetian blinds for our Starlight coupe. When I came home after purchasing our '23, I told her I got her a bud vase for Valentines Day, but there was also a car attached to it! By the way, I never complain when I'm asked to stop by a fabric or garden store.

Perry
'23 Special Six,
'50 Business Champ,
'50 Starlight Champ,
'60 Lark droptop,
'63 GT R1

KevinSheen
03-06-2008, 12:17 PM
My darling ex-wife was under the weather after surgery when she gave me permission to buy my Champ. She has resented it ever since.
The truck still sits since its wreck two years ago. I've collected most of the steering gear parts. Will still need a few engine parts. Also will be having it trucked up north in near future. I found a guy nearby who works only on old trucks. He's never done a Stude but is very excited at the prospect. He's even willing to let me hang around and pass wrenches!

1963 Champ

KevinSheen
03-06-2008, 12:17 PM
My darling ex-wife was under the weather after surgery when she gave me permission to buy my Champ. She has resented it ever since.
The truck still sits since its wreck two years ago. I've collected most of the steering gear parts. Will still need a few engine parts. Also will be having it trucked up north in near future. I found a guy nearby who works only on old trucks. He's never done a Stude but is very excited at the prospect. He's even willing to let me hang around and pass wrenches!

1963 Champ

glen
03-06-2008, 02:53 PM
I would like to say that it has all been "roses".....With
"Charlene" our former 1953 tudor sedan, it was the best of
times!!! You could find us driving her around Ramona, CA.
most anytime...my "La Jefa" even enjoyed taking ahold of
the "grey submarine steering wheel" and going for a ride.
However, with "Sue Ellen", the 64 Daytona, no love was given
and couldn't understand the "money pit" senario, during the
few months, that she was with us....Right now the current
response, when I talk about a Champ or another Lark type,
the answer always seems to be Hmmmmmmmm! Which equals
to another sub - freezing day in the "Zone"...

glen Brose - Perkinsville, AZ
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/Studebakersign.jpg

glen
03-06-2008, 02:53 PM
I would like to say that it has all been "roses".....With
"Charlene" our former 1953 tudor sedan, it was the best of
times!!! You could find us driving her around Ramona, CA.
most anytime...my "La Jefa" even enjoyed taking ahold of
the "grey submarine steering wheel" and going for a ride.
However, with "Sue Ellen", the 64 Daytona, no love was given
and couldn't understand the "money pit" senario, during the
few months, that she was with us....Right now the current
response, when I talk about a Champ or another Lark type,
the answer always seems to be Hmmmmmmmm! Which equals
to another sub - freezing day in the "Zone"...

glen Brose - Perkinsville, AZ
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/Studebakersign.jpg

Roscomacaw
03-06-2008, 02:54 PM
My dear wife never gave Studes a thought before I started courting her. I think she was bemused by my mania for them as we went here and there in the only one I had at the time (a '63 Champ).
Little did she realize what she was letting herself in for when I bought a Lark ragtop after we got married.[}:)] Heh - now she won't let me sell it!
She like's 'em all, but she Loves that Lark![:X]

Edit: I wanna echo what Bob Palma says. I might have left the impression that my wife is an enthusiastic Stude nut. Not so. BUT - we DO share values and we DO help each other with our interests when we need a hand.
My first wife didn't care about Studes, cars or much of anything else besides her personal appearance.[8] That's why she's my EX wife.:(

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
03-06-2008, 02:54 PM
My dear wife never gave Studes a thought before I started courting her. I think she was bemused by my mania for them as we went here and there in the only one I had at the time (a '63 Champ).
Little did she realize what she was letting herself in for when I bought a Lark ragtop after we got married.[}:)] Heh - now she won't let me sell it!
She like's 'em all, but she Loves that Lark![:X]

Edit: I wanna echo what Bob Palma says. I might have left the impression that my wife is an enthusiastic Stude nut. Not so. BUT - we DO share values and we DO help each other with our interests when we need a hand.
My first wife didn't care about Studes, cars or much of anything else besides her personal appearance.[8] That's why she's my EX wife.:(

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Sharon
03-06-2008, 05:10 PM
Hi, I am the "wife". My husband is legally blind, he cannot drive his Studebakers. We met because of a Studebaker and 35 years later when he bought his first collecter I could not believe he had done such a thing. I didn't exactly hate it but I was not interested at all! Since then, I have driven a '57 Hawk to Rapid City, trailered a Hawk to Spokane and Omaha and driven an m16 wrecker to South Bend at 47 mph. I am the newsletter editor. Do I love Studebakers? They are OK but I do love the people I have met and my husband sure is happy!! Sharon

Sharon
03-06-2008, 05:10 PM
Hi, I am the "wife". My husband is legally blind, he cannot drive his Studebakers. We met because of a Studebaker and 35 years later when he bought his first collecter I could not believe he had done such a thing. I didn't exactly hate it but I was not interested at all! Since then, I have driven a '57 Hawk to Rapid City, trailered a Hawk to Spokane and Omaha and driven an m16 wrecker to South Bend at 47 mph. I am the newsletter editor. Do I love Studebakers? They are OK but I do love the people I have met and my husband sure is happy!! Sharon

monomaniac
03-06-2008, 06:18 PM
I sure wish you hadn't brought this up. ALL of my ex-wives seemed to like Studebakers. I have to surmise that they just didn't like me.

This whole thread would sure make an interesting read in TW (especially Stephen's comment - I broke out in laughter).
Then again, it's too shmaltzy.

monomaniac
03-06-2008, 06:18 PM
I sure wish you hadn't brought this up. ALL of my ex-wives seemed to like Studebakers. I have to surmise that they just didn't like me.

This whole thread would sure make an interesting read in TW (especially Stephen's comment - I broke out in laughter).
Then again, it's too shmaltzy.

BobPalma
03-06-2008, 06:27 PM
quote:Originally posted by Sharon

Hi, I am the "wife". My husband is legally blind, he cannot drive his Studebakers. We met because of a Studebaker and 35 years later when he bought his first collecter I could not believe he had done such a thing. I didn't exactly hate it but I was not interested at all! Since then, I have driven a '57 Hawk to Rapid City, trailered a Hawk to Spokane and Omaha and driven an m16 wrecker to South Bend at 47 mph. I am the newsletter editor. Do I love Studebakers? They are OK but I do love the people I have met and my husband sure is happy!! Sharon



:) Nice post, Sharon; congrats on making an unusual situation so enjoyable for the both of you. Good to read. [^] BP

BobPalma
03-06-2008, 06:27 PM
quote:Originally posted by Sharon

Hi, I am the "wife". My husband is legally blind, he cannot drive his Studebakers. We met because of a Studebaker and 35 years later when he bought his first collecter I could not believe he had done such a thing. I didn't exactly hate it but I was not interested at all! Since then, I have driven a '57 Hawk to Rapid City, trailered a Hawk to Spokane and Omaha and driven an m16 wrecker to South Bend at 47 mph. I am the newsletter editor. Do I love Studebakers? They are OK but I do love the people I have met and my husband sure is happy!! Sharon



:) Nice post, Sharon; congrats on making an unusual situation so enjoyable for the both of you. Good to read. [^] BP

go-studebaker
03-07-2008, 07:15 AM
Kristine has the patience of a Saint with me and my obsession with Studebakers.
She likes some cars and dislikes others. She usually tells me that I sell all the cars she likes..... She dosent always like going to meets as I always seem to wander off and talk the boring car talk. However, she does like to meet people and if the mix is right she does enjoy herself at meets.

Kristine has many endearing features that I love, but she is not really a car person, like I am, so she just accepts my kooky ways.

She does drive the automatic cars, but I have yet to get her used to driving the 1930's cars yet. Our little Lark kept her going last year for 2 months till December. She even broke my little Lark and had to take the Avanti convertible for a while, whilst I fixed Larry Lark up for her. Her kids at school thought her old car was great, which was kind of cool as she works in a pretty rough school. I need to teach her to drive the 1930's cars so I can relax on our international adventures. Taking our Convertible 39 Stude through France and into Italy with the hood down would be a fantastic trip and one she would love to do.
Greg


Greg Diffen
Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
1939 Commander Sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1961 Hawk
1963 Daytona Hardtop
1988 Avanti Convertible

go-studebaker
03-07-2008, 07:15 AM
Kristine has the patience of a Saint with me and my obsession with Studebakers.
She likes some cars and dislikes others. She usually tells me that I sell all the cars she likes..... She dosent always like going to meets as I always seem to wander off and talk the boring car talk. However, she does like to meet people and if the mix is right she does enjoy herself at meets.

Kristine has many endearing features that I love, but she is not really a car person, like I am, so she just accepts my kooky ways.

She does drive the automatic cars, but I have yet to get her used to driving the 1930's cars yet. Our little Lark kept her going last year for 2 months till December. She even broke my little Lark and had to take the Avanti convertible for a while, whilst I fixed Larry Lark up for her. Her kids at school thought her old car was great, which was kind of cool as she works in a pretty rough school. I need to teach her to drive the 1930's cars so I can relax on our international adventures. Taking our Convertible 39 Stude through France and into Italy with the hood down would be a fantastic trip and one she would love to do.
Greg


Greg Diffen
Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
1939 Commander Sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1961 Hawk
1963 Daytona Hardtop
1988 Avanti Convertible

loc8tor
03-07-2008, 08:14 AM
My fiancee is the sole reason Im on this board.....when I met her we started talking about cars, I was into Pontiacs, and she asked, how do you feel about Studebakers???? I said, that I didnt know alot about them but the guy that did my state inspections when I was in High School had a cool souped up Golden Hawk....and I always said Id own one someday.
Well, when I met her parents I found out why...her dad has atleast 13, and 3 are drivers, the rest parts and projects.
Her father shared his TW with me and when I started reading of the infamous Stude Tomato, Chicken Hawk, and the plain brown wrapper.....well I was hooked!
Im always buying and selling cars and parts, and I fu=igure one day I will come acrossed my own 64 Daytona, and if it isnt a 4 gear with a huffer, it will be eventually!
In the mean time, Im finishing her 58 Silver Hawk driver, it has to be done for the Intl Meet this year, ofcourse done to her is starts, stops, and in primer....I tease her all the time, about painting it "black suede with flames"....LOL.
You see, shes a HS science teacher and the kids enjoyed seeing her drive our 69 GTO with its "Jacobs coat" paint scheme, but since then she wheels an 04 stang convertible. Pulling in in that Hawk will be the highlight of the year for her...and the students at Shippensburg Senior High School!

hmmm, my girlfriend has 2 GT Hawks....and I feel left out, wheres my "R" model Daytona????

loc8tor
03-07-2008, 08:14 AM
My fiancee is the sole reason Im on this board.....when I met her we started talking about cars, I was into Pontiacs, and she asked, how do you feel about Studebakers???? I said, that I didnt know alot about them but the guy that did my state inspections when I was in High School had a cool souped up Golden Hawk....and I always said Id own one someday.
Well, when I met her parents I found out why...her dad has atleast 13, and 3 are drivers, the rest parts and projects.
Her father shared his TW with me and when I started reading of the infamous Stude Tomato, Chicken Hawk, and the plain brown wrapper.....well I was hooked!
Im always buying and selling cars and parts, and I fu=igure one day I will come acrossed my own 64 Daytona, and if it isnt a 4 gear with a huffer, it will be eventually!
In the mean time, Im finishing her 58 Silver Hawk driver, it has to be done for the Intl Meet this year, ofcourse done to her is starts, stops, and in primer....I tease her all the time, about painting it "black suede with flames"....LOL.
You see, shes a HS science teacher and the kids enjoyed seeing her drive our 69 GTO with its "Jacobs coat" paint scheme, but since then she wheels an 04 stang convertible. Pulling in in that Hawk will be the highlight of the year for her...and the students at Shippensburg Senior High School!

hmmm, my girlfriend has 2 GT Hawks....and I feel left out, wheres my "R" model Daytona????

Bill Pressler
03-07-2008, 08:23 AM
My wife Sheila likes Studebakers, but not crazy about 'em as I have been. I'd say she's a "good sport" about ours! She knows there's worse things I could be into! When we were dating and driving to Lexington, KY in May '88 for me to meet her Dad for the first time, en route home we stopped in Galena, OH to look at the '63 Daytona Skytop R1 advertised in that month's TW. I left the seller a deposit and came back in a couple weeks with the rest of the money (borrowed from the credit union where I worked--a whopping $2,600 total purchase price!) and got the car.

I consider myself a Studebaker historian of sorts (amateur of course) but the car goes to a mechanic when something breaks. Folks who will work on Studes for pay have become increasingly harder to find since, but Sheila, more than once, has followed me in our brand X three hours each way to drop our Lark off at the place that did the 'driver' restoration on it in the early '90's, for mechanical work. Now that's a good spouse!

She also accompanied me, back before our girls were born, to Newman and Altman to look through production orders. It was there we learned only fourteen Avanti-Powered Skytops were built by Studebaker.

Nearly every year we go to the May South Bend swap meet, where Sheila and our girls will usually take the fun, convenient, and economical South Shore Train from South Bend airport to downtown Chicago for sightseeing and shopping while I'm at the swap meet.

Last year, our family vacation was the '07 National SDC meet, although reluctantly we couldn't take the Daytona as it kept dying while driving. A friend troubleshooted things, not thinking the two-year old fuel pump had given up the ghost, until it was too late to take to the nationals. Still had a great time though!

So I agree with Bob P.; the spouse doesn't have to share your interests, per se, as much as share your values. If she ALSO shares your interests, hang onto her for sure!

BTW, my daughters (age 10 and 13) roll their eyes at my Stude-mania. The 10-year old loves to ride in it though, but the 13-year old was embarrassed last year when I picked her up from school in it. But when Sheila said I could buy the red '64 Daytona R1 sedan from CA on eBay several months ago, and I said I'd sell the Skytop to cover it, she and my girls all moaned in protest about selling the Skytop! Sheila said to keep both. So it's still here, but I didn't win the '64 either.

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH

Bill Pressler
03-07-2008, 08:23 AM
My wife Sheila likes Studebakers, but not crazy about 'em as I have been. I'd say she's a "good sport" about ours! She knows there's worse things I could be into! When we were dating and driving to Lexington, KY in May '88 for me to meet her Dad for the first time, en route home we stopped in Galena, OH to look at the '63 Daytona Skytop R1 advertised in that month's TW. I left the seller a deposit and came back in a couple weeks with the rest of the money (borrowed from the credit union where I worked--a whopping $2,600 total purchase price!) and got the car.

I consider myself a Studebaker historian of sorts (amateur of course) but the car goes to a mechanic when something breaks. Folks who will work on Studes for pay have become increasingly harder to find since, but Sheila, more than once, has followed me in our brand X three hours each way to drop our Lark off at the place that did the 'driver' restoration on it in the early '90's, for mechanical work. Now that's a good spouse!

She also accompanied me, back before our girls were born, to Newman and Altman to look through production orders. It was there we learned only fourteen Avanti-Powered Skytops were built by Studebaker.

Nearly every year we go to the May South Bend swap meet, where Sheila and our girls will usually take the fun, convenient, and economical South Shore Train from South Bend airport to downtown Chicago for sightseeing and shopping while I'm at the swap meet.

Last year, our family vacation was the '07 National SDC meet, although reluctantly we couldn't take the Daytona as it kept dying while driving. A friend troubleshooted things, not thinking the two-year old fuel pump had given up the ghost, until it was too late to take to the nationals. Still had a great time though!

So I agree with Bob P.; the spouse doesn't have to share your interests, per se, as much as share your values. If she ALSO shares your interests, hang onto her for sure!

BTW, my daughters (age 10 and 13) roll their eyes at my Stude-mania. The 10-year old loves to ride in it though, but the 13-year old was embarrassed last year when I picked her up from school in it. But when Sheila said I could buy the red '64 Daytona R1 sedan from CA on eBay several months ago, and I said I'd sell the Skytop to cover it, she and my girls all moaned in protest about selling the Skytop! Sheila said to keep both. So it's still here, but I didn't win the '64 either.

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH

STEWDI
03-07-2008, 09:49 AM
My wife Marg didn't know a Studebaker from a storm drain. Her family had no interest in cars - but it was obvious that I did (Volkswagens when we first met).
It was after 7 years of marriage that Studebakers became a hobby and she really enjoyed going on tours with the club.I became editor of our chapter's "Studebanner" newsletter for over 5 years and she typed every word that went in to it (Gestetner masters inthe days before photocopying was cheap and easy). Through this she got to know almost all of our members and enjoyed herself at our meets.Then she became our Membership Secretary for a number of years too. The club was a big part of our lives as the kids were growing up and then they were friends with other member's kids - and, well it was great. All this and Marg does't even have a drivers licence!
Our son now has his own Studebaker and Marg doesn't hesitate to go to meets that he and his new wife want to attend.
For her it was never the cars ( but by osmosis she has knowledge ), it was always the club members.
It's been great. I'm lucky as heck.

Roger "153624" Hill

55 Champion
47 M-5
Izzer Buggy
Junior Wagon

STEWDI
03-07-2008, 09:49 AM
My wife Marg didn't know a Studebaker from a storm drain. Her family had no interest in cars - but it was obvious that I did (Volkswagens when we first met).
It was after 7 years of marriage that Studebakers became a hobby and she really enjoyed going on tours with the club.I became editor of our chapter's "Studebanner" newsletter for over 5 years and she typed every word that went in to it (Gestetner masters inthe days before photocopying was cheap and easy). Through this she got to know almost all of our members and enjoyed herself at our meets.Then she became our Membership Secretary for a number of years too. The club was a big part of our lives as the kids were growing up and then they were friends with other member's kids - and, well it was great. All this and Marg does't even have a drivers licence!
Our son now has his own Studebaker and Marg doesn't hesitate to go to meets that he and his new wife want to attend.
For her it was never the cars ( but by osmosis she has knowledge ), it was always the club members.
It's been great. I'm lucky as heck.

Roger "153624" Hill

55 Champion
47 M-5
Izzer Buggy
Junior Wagon

rodnutrandy
03-07-2008, 02:21 PM
My wife knew what she was getting into when we got married. A 33 willys coupe was in the basement garage of home I was building, but not finished.She is not a car lover, but we meet halfway. When we go to meets, we eat out, let her shop. and do her thing and she lets me do mine. She doesn't dislike the car hobby and paid to have interior done in my M5 project. good thing we aren't both car crazy, its keeps me in check.As long as home comes first, I have no problem with my toys. She did drive the 33 Willys to work in 1986 for about 3 weeks while her Grand Am was getting a new motor.I don't build anything she can't drive if the need arises. And yes if I need help in Garage , she will be their.

Randy Wilkin
1946 M5 Streetrod
Hillsboro,Ohio 45133

rodnutrandy
03-07-2008, 02:21 PM
My wife knew what she was getting into when we got married. A 33 willys coupe was in the basement garage of home I was building, but not finished.She is not a car lover, but we meet halfway. When we go to meets, we eat out, let her shop. and do her thing and she lets me do mine. She doesn't dislike the car hobby and paid to have interior done in my M5 project. good thing we aren't both car crazy, its keeps me in check.As long as home comes first, I have no problem with my toys. She did drive the 33 Willys to work in 1986 for about 3 weeks while her Grand Am was getting a new motor.I don't build anything she can't drive if the need arises. And yes if I need help in Garage , she will be their.

Randy Wilkin
1946 M5 Streetrod
Hillsboro,Ohio 45133

Harvey
03-07-2008, 08:27 PM
My wife convinced me to buy the rust bucket and then restore it. She loves the car. Told me when I die she is keeping the Studebaker and selling the 65 Mustang.

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Harvey
03-07-2008, 08:27 PM
My wife convinced me to buy the rust bucket and then restore it. She loves the car. Told me when I die she is keeping the Studebaker and selling the 65 Mustang.

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2R5
03-07-2008, 09:33 PM
What agreat read !
At 1st my wife wasn't too keen on it ...this took money &lt;g&gt;
But I talked her into going (driving a Studebaker) to our 1st International in ' 95 ...we met some new friends and since then , heck she's planning our International trips before i am ...we've made a few real close friends state side and believe it or not she'd must sooner take our Champ truck on a long haul more so anything else and that truck she never liked when I first drug it home ...go figure.....anyways without her I probably wouldn't go to half of the car things I go to .

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/smallchamp.jpg HOME of THE FRIED GREEN TOMATO
"IF YOU WANT THE SMILES YOU NEED TO DO THE MILES "
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/smallestR.jpg
1950 2R5
1960 Champ
1964 Daytona HT

2R5
03-07-2008, 09:33 PM
What agreat read !
At 1st my wife wasn't too keen on it ...this took money &lt;g&gt;
But I talked her into going (driving a Studebaker) to our 1st International in ' 95 ...we met some new friends and since then , heck she's planning our International trips before i am ...we've made a few real close friends state side and believe it or not she'd must sooner take our Champ truck on a long haul more so anything else and that truck she never liked when I first drug it home ...go figure.....anyways without her I probably wouldn't go to half of the car things I go to .

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/smallchamp.jpg HOME of THE FRIED GREEN TOMATO
"IF YOU WANT THE SMILES YOU NEED TO DO THE MILES "
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/smallestR.jpg
1950 2R5
1960 Champ
1964 Daytona HT

Daan
03-07-2008, 09:48 PM
My wife barely tolerates vehicles, they're about as interesting to her as the refrigerator. As long as they don't cost any $ or call any attention to themselves... she wouldn't even ride in my Miata "because someone might see me..." Now that we have our 6-month old, all of my "projects" are gone and we have one new-ish car. (And a FOUR car garage, go figure) Maybe when the finances are more stable I'll get to drag a Stude home finally. So all you guys enjoy your supportive spouses!

http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i44/DansStudes/

Daan
03-07-2008, 09:48 PM
My wife barely tolerates vehicles, they're about as interesting to her as the refrigerator. As long as they don't cost any $ or call any attention to themselves... she wouldn't even ride in my Miata "because someone might see me..." Now that we have our 6-month old, all of my "projects" are gone and we have one new-ish car. (And a FOUR car garage, go figure) Maybe when the finances are more stable I'll get to drag a Stude home finally. So all you guys enjoy your supportive spouses!

http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i44/DansStudes/

shugnshay
03-08-2008, 12:16 AM
Money is no issue for us at this point. They're my dad's cars, so I research and shop for parts, dad foots the bill, and we drive to dad's so that my husband can do the mechanic stuff. He loves putting things back together, and making it "proppa." With five kids and only single-earner income in our household, having our own is impossible for the time being. Even if my dad gave me one of his, it would drive my husband mad to have it sit there, and not be able to do much with it.

He loves cars in general, but when it comes to Studebakers, I gotta say he hasn't found a car he likes yet. He's a Stude truck fan all the way, though! Seems to like them all, especially Goliath, Mr. Green Jeans, and Matthew's Scotsman.

Shay

Expert Daddy's Girl
Louisiana
1950 Commander

shugnshay
03-08-2008, 12:16 AM
Money is no issue for us at this point. They're my dad's cars, so I research and shop for parts, dad foots the bill, and we drive to dad's so that my husband can do the mechanic stuff. He loves putting things back together, and making it "proppa." With five kids and only single-earner income in our household, having our own is impossible for the time being. Even if my dad gave me one of his, it would drive my husband mad to have it sit there, and not be able to do much with it.

He loves cars in general, but when it comes to Studebakers, I gotta say he hasn't found a car he likes yet. He's a Stude truck fan all the way, though! Seems to like them all, especially Goliath, Mr. Green Jeans, and Matthew's Scotsman.

Shay

Expert Daddy's Girl
Louisiana
1950 Commander

Mark57
03-08-2008, 12:23 AM
quote:Originally posted by shugnshay

Money is no issue for us at this point. They're my dad's cars, so I research and shop for parts, dad foots the bill, and we drive to dad's so that my husband can do the mechanic stuff. He loves putting things back together, and making it "proppa." With five kids and only single-earner income in our household, having our own is impossible for the time being. Even if my dad gave me one of his, it would drive my husband mad to have it sit there, and not be able to do much with it.

He loves cars in general, but when it comes to Studebakers, I gotta say he hasn't found a car he likes yet. He's a Stude truck fan all the way, though! Seems to like them all, especially Goliath, Mr. Green Jeans, and Matthew's Scotsman.Shay

Expert Daddy's Girl
Louisiana


Now there's a "spouse" with an obvious sense of good taste!! :) [^]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/MrGreenJeans1003b.jpg

Mark57
03-08-2008, 12:23 AM
quote:Originally posted by shugnshay

Money is no issue for us at this point. They're my dad's cars, so I research and shop for parts, dad foots the bill, and we drive to dad's so that my husband can do the mechanic stuff. He loves putting things back together, and making it "proppa." With five kids and only single-earner income in our household, having our own is impossible for the time being. Even if my dad gave me one of his, it would drive my husband mad to have it sit there, and not be able to do much with it.

He loves cars in general, but when it comes to Studebakers, I gotta say he hasn't found a car he likes yet. He's a Stude truck fan all the way, though! Seems to like them all, especially Goliath, Mr. Green Jeans, and Matthew's Scotsman.Shay

Expert Daddy's Girl
Louisiana


Now there's a "spouse" with an obvious sense of good taste!! :) [^]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/MrGreenJeans1003b.jpg

rbruner
03-08-2008, 11:50 AM
My wife just informed me that when I finish and sell the house I am renovating my payment for the project will be a proper paint job on the truck. She also says rust-free means there was no charge for it. :D

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh295/sbruner_2008/641Champ.jpg

rbruner
03-08-2008, 11:50 AM
My wife just informed me that when I finish and sell the house I am renovating my payment for the project will be a proper paint job on the truck. She also says rust-free means there was no charge for it. :D

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh295/sbruner_2008/641Champ.jpg

Hippie
03-08-2008, 02:39 PM
My wife thinks the '55 I bought is pretty cool but made it quite clear no others better follow me home.

Analog man in a digital world.

Hippie
03-08-2008, 02:39 PM
My wife thinks the '55 I bought is pretty cool but made it quite clear no others better follow me home.

Analog man in a digital world.

556063
03-08-2008, 08:01 PM
My wife of 18 years now knew what she was getting into before we got married. She didn't hate cars, but she didn't love them either. She more or less thought it was neat that we had them, but she didn't quite get how I became so attached to them. Despite not understanding the depth of my attraction, she talked me out of trying to sell them when times got tough on two separate occasions. I knew after that she had all the makings of a "car girl". She just had never had her own special interest car. Seeing the opportunity to add a collectable and at the same time get her interested, I started showing her cars for sale and showing her pictures.

Shortly after we were married, we test drove a '48 Crosley Wagon at a local car corral. We both wanted the car, but we didn't have the $800 to spare at the time. She also had a thing for Metropolitans and Isettas. What she really wanted came out at the 1997 South Bend International Meet. She saw a yellow 1960 Lark Convertible at that meet. I was instructed when she saw that Lark that if I ever had the chance to buy one, I had her permission and instruction to do so. It had to be a yellow "stubby" Lark, not a 62-64! It took me six more years, a single phone call, and we ended up with our "stubby" yellow '60 Lark Convertible. It helps to have a car your wife loves. She now understands what this is all about.

Kevin Wolford
Plymouth, IN

55 Champion
60 Lark VI Conv.
63 Avanti R1

556063
03-08-2008, 08:01 PM
My wife of 18 years now knew what she was getting into before we got married. She didn't hate cars, but she didn't love them either. She more or less thought it was neat that we had them, but she didn't quite get how I became so attached to them. Despite not understanding the depth of my attraction, she talked me out of trying to sell them when times got tough on two separate occasions. I knew after that she had all the makings of a "car girl". She just had never had her own special interest car. Seeing the opportunity to add a collectable and at the same time get her interested, I started showing her cars for sale and showing her pictures.

Shortly after we were married, we test drove a '48 Crosley Wagon at a local car corral. We both wanted the car, but we didn't have the $800 to spare at the time. She also had a thing for Metropolitans and Isettas. What she really wanted came out at the 1997 South Bend International Meet. She saw a yellow 1960 Lark Convertible at that meet. I was instructed when she saw that Lark that if I ever had the chance to buy one, I had her permission and instruction to do so. It had to be a yellow "stubby" Lark, not a 62-64! It took me six more years, a single phone call, and we ended up with our "stubby" yellow '60 Lark Convertible. It helps to have a car your wife loves. She now understands what this is all about.

Kevin Wolford
Plymouth, IN

55 Champion
60 Lark VI Conv.
63 Avanti R1

redbox
03-09-2008, 05:55 AM
Susan has gone along with everything I have done for 40 years. She thought the first car I had was ok. Now she thinks the cars are cool and enjoys going for a ride. As far as a show, maybe a couple of hours and she is ready to move on. Can't ask for anything more.

'56J
'53 Willys wagon
'02 Boxster
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc17/redbox02/DSC02155copy.jpg

63 R2 Avanti on the way

redbox
03-09-2008, 05:55 AM
Susan has gone along with everything I have done for 40 years. She thought the first car I had was ok. Now she thinks the cars are cool and enjoys going for a ride. As far as a show, maybe a couple of hours and she is ready to move on. Can't ask for anything more.

'56J
'53 Willys wagon
'02 Boxster
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc17/redbox02/DSC02155copy.jpg

63 R2 Avanti on the way

Laemmle
03-10-2008, 05:10 AM
I understand why you seperated.....she sounds like a real#%*!!




quote:Originally posted by lstude

I am not married anymore, but my ex-wife hated Studebakers. She was 10 years younger than me and when I was getting back into Studebakers in 1980, she didn't know what they were. She had dated a guy with a 63 Mercury in high school and she asked me if they were those cars with the reverse slanted back window!

We joined a local club and one of the older members kept calling her "little lady". She hated that.

She didn't even like the attention that people gave the Studebakers. We were driving our 55 Commander hardtop to the Orlando meet on I-95, and some people in a van were filming us as we were driving. She ducked down in the floor so they wouldn't see her!

Our neighbor across the street had bought a wrecker and ran an ad in the paper that he would pick up junk cars. Everytime he would find a Studebaker, he would leave it in my front yard. This was very exciting to me but she wanted to move!

When we finally decided to get a divorce, I reluctantly asked if she wanted any of my 5 Studebakers. She said that she never wanted to see any of that s**t ever again!

I was restoring a 62 Daytona convertible at the time of our divorce, and it was half way finished. A year later, I finished it and drove it to pick up my son at her apartment. She said "Where did you get the money to buy that car?" I said this is the one I was working on, and she said "Is that the one with no doors?". I said well, it had doors, but I hadn't put them on when you left.



Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

Laemmle
03-10-2008, 05:10 AM
I understand why you seperated.....she sounds like a real#%*!!




quote:Originally posted by lstude

I am not married anymore, but my ex-wife hated Studebakers. She was 10 years younger than me and when I was getting back into Studebakers in 1980, she didn't know what they were. She had dated a guy with a 63 Mercury in high school and she asked me if they were those cars with the reverse slanted back window!

We joined a local club and one of the older members kept calling her "little lady". She hated that.

She didn't even like the attention that people gave the Studebakers. We were driving our 55 Commander hardtop to the Orlando meet on I-95, and some people in a van were filming us as we were driving. She ducked down in the floor so they wouldn't see her!

Our neighbor across the street had bought a wrecker and ran an ad in the paper that he would pick up junk cars. Everytime he would find a Studebaker, he would leave it in my front yard. This was very exciting to me but she wanted to move!

When we finally decided to get a divorce, I reluctantly asked if she wanted any of my 5 Studebakers. She said that she never wanted to see any of that s**t ever again!

I was restoring a 62 Daytona convertible at the time of our divorce, and it was half way finished. A year later, I finished it and drove it to pick up my son at her apartment. She said "Where did you get the money to buy that car?" I said this is the one I was working on, and she said "Is that the one with no doors?". I said well, it had doors, but I hadn't put them on when you left.



Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

Laemmle
03-10-2008, 05:12 AM
Bob,

We need more guys like you here in NYC!




quote:Originally posted by BobPalma


quote:Originally posted by mbstude

Whenever I decide to get married, the liking of Studebakers will be a big determining factor. :)


:) You might be surprised to hear me say this, Matthew, but don't let that factor be a deal breaker.

Know this: Of far greater importance is that you and your wife share the same values, as opposed to interests. Interests can fade and change; a person's core values rarely do. If you share important values of faith and family, you are well on your way to a happy marriage and life regardless of what might happen to (or in) your hobby along the way.

To the point: My wife has virtually no interest in Studebakers, or even cars in general...and I, likewise, have little interest in her gardening hobby that results in beautiful landscaping around our Morton Building full of my car collection. But we've always acknowledged and respected each other's interests and hobbies, even though we might not share them. There are times when one of us has needed a second "hand" in our hobby pursuits, and we've always been at the ready to help each other out.

Hopefully, you've got some time to think about the differences between values and interests, and will keep them in their proper perspective when the time comes. :) If a couple happens to share both values and interests, so much the better, but shared values should trump shared interests if one must prioritize.

(OK, enough unsolicited advice to the lovelorn...now, back to our regularly-scheduled Studebakering!) :D BP

Laemmle
03-10-2008, 05:12 AM
Bob,

We need more guys like you here in NYC!




quote:Originally posted by BobPalma


quote:Originally posted by mbstude

Whenever I decide to get married, the liking of Studebakers will be a big determining factor. :)


:) You might be surprised to hear me say this, Matthew, but don't let that factor be a deal breaker.

Know this: Of far greater importance is that you and your wife share the same values, as opposed to interests. Interests can fade and change; a person's core values rarely do. If you share important values of faith and family, you are well on your way to a happy marriage and life regardless of what might happen to (or in) your hobby along the way.

To the point: My wife has virtually no interest in Studebakers, or even cars in general...and I, likewise, have little interest in her gardening hobby that results in beautiful landscaping around our Morton Building full of my car collection. But we've always acknowledged and respected each other's interests and hobbies, even though we might not share them. There are times when one of us has needed a second "hand" in our hobby pursuits, and we've always been at the ready to help each other out.

Hopefully, you've got some time to think about the differences between values and interests, and will keep them in their proper perspective when the time comes. :) If a couple happens to share both values and interests, so much the better, but shared values should trump shared interests if one must prioritize.

(OK, enough unsolicited advice to the lovelorn...now, back to our regularly-scheduled Studebakering!) :D BP

Laemmle
03-10-2008, 05:18 AM
Why don't you tell us Bill?.........Many of the inmates of this here asylum have no idea......please Bill do tell all......remember it's alright to be candid.




quote:Originally posted by bondobilly

Anyone who knows Ellen, knows the way she feels about Studebakers.

Laemmle
03-10-2008, 05:18 AM
Why don't you tell us Bill?.........Many of the inmates of this here asylum have no idea......please Bill do tell all......remember it's alright to be candid.




quote:Originally posted by bondobilly

Anyone who knows Ellen, knows the way she feels about Studebakers.

lstude
03-10-2008, 06:08 AM
quote: I understand why you seperated.....she sounds like a real#%*!!

She wasn't all bad. She had to put up a lot with me! [}:)]

Every year for our vacation we went to Studebaker Meets! This picture was shot on Daytona Beach when we were going to the Orlando meet in 1984.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/55StudebakerwithDebbieandWesatDayto.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
03-10-2008, 06:08 AM
quote: I understand why you seperated.....she sounds like a real#%*!!

She wasn't all bad. She had to put up a lot with me! [}:)]

Every year for our vacation we went to Studebaker Meets! This picture was shot on Daytona Beach when we were going to the Orlando meet in 1984.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/55StudebakerwithDebbieandWesatDayto.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

ralt12
03-10-2008, 02:52 PM
My wife would rather have a root canal than go in the garage at all (much less go to the race track).

'53 Commander

ralt12
03-10-2008, 02:52 PM
My wife would rather have a root canal than go in the garage at all (much less go to the race track).

'53 Commander

Guido
03-10-2008, 03:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by ralt12

My wife would rather have a root canal than go in the garage at all (much less go to the race track).
Through work I have access to tickets in a luxury suite for each of the races at Richmond International Raceway (NASCAR and Indy). Each time I ask my wife if she wants to go and she always says no. However, last year I took my 2 daughters (6 & 9 at the time) to the Indy car race and they liked what little they saw (rainout). I normally just take my neighbor across the street.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
03-10-2008, 03:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by ralt12

My wife would rather have a root canal than go in the garage at all (much less go to the race track).
Through work I have access to tickets in a luxury suite for each of the races at Richmond International Raceway (NASCAR and Indy). Each time I ask my wife if she wants to go and she always says no. However, last year I took my 2 daughters (6 & 9 at the time) to the Indy car race and they liked what little they saw (rainout). I normally just take my neighbor across the street.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Hippie
03-10-2008, 04:16 PM
The only thing that upset my wife is that the '55 is a stick and she can't drive it. I've offered to teach her but she has bad memories of her Dad trying to teach her in an MG. Probably best, 10 years without a fight, I'd like to keep that run going! ;)

Analog man in a digital world.

Hippie
03-10-2008, 04:16 PM
The only thing that upset my wife is that the '55 is a stick and she can't drive it. I've offered to teach her but she has bad memories of her Dad trying to teach her in an MG. Probably best, 10 years without a fight, I'd like to keep that run going! ;)

Analog man in a digital world.

DilloCrafter
03-10-2008, 04:51 PM
I haven't found my wife yet. But the main thing will be that she likes me enough to be supportive of a healthy hobby like Studebakering. Still, I'll be carefully watching to see if a potential "Mrs. Right" can resist falling in love with my Red-Headed Amazon (my truck).

http://simps.us/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]
Paul Simpson
"DilloCrafter"

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

DilloCrafter
03-10-2008, 04:51 PM
I haven't found my wife yet. But the main thing will be that she likes me enough to be supportive of a healthy hobby like Studebakering. Still, I'll be carefully watching to see if a potential "Mrs. Right" can resist falling in love with my Red-Headed Amazon (my truck).

http://simps.us/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]
Paul Simpson
"DilloCrafter"

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

alanmende
03-11-2008, 08:29 PM
Oh, I've got to add my 2-cents-worth. First of all, Cathy and I have been married for going on 34 years. We started dating in 1970. During that time, I owned a 1926 Model T Ford 1-ton truck, a 1938 Plymouth 4-door, a 1937 Packard 115C Touring Sedan, and various Studebakers. Cathy's first car was a 1965 Daytona (Bordeaux Red, black vinyl top with all the options except a/c). I found it for her, and she paid $400 for it in 1971 when she graduated from high school. She never liked it, calling it a box on wheels. She sold it to buy -- of all things -- a '68 Rambler American and then a 1970 AMC Hornet. (We had that one until 1980.)

We were in our first year of marriage. I still had the Model T and the Packard (oh, I forgot to mention that my brother and I co-owned the Packard and the Plymouth.) One afternoon when I went to pick her up from work in Somerville, NJ, I spied a Studebaker in one of the municipal parking lots. Upon closer examination, I found that it was a '64 Challenger 4-door with no plates on it -- abandoned! So I went down to the police station and told them about it, and asked them to notify the owner, if they found him, that I'd buy the car. He contacted me and I bought it for $75. Cathy was perturbed, "You should have only offered him $50 for it; he abandoned it!" To her, that one was a refrigerator on wheels; it was white. I had some fun with it and then sold it.

All through the years, whenever I wanted to do something with one of the cars or the Model T, Cathy would tell me that I had to use "my money" on it. Of course, my paycheck went into the joint checking account where it became "our money."

In 1998 I sold the Model T -- the others had already been sold -- to buy something a bit more modern that could more easily move at highway speed (driving my brother's '50 Hudson Commodore 8 on I-78 and I-81 "somewhat" in excess of the posted speed limit had a lot to do with it). When I saw Chester Bradfield's ad in Turning Wheels for what became our '54 Commander Starliner, Cathy gave me the go ahead even though it was a bit more than what I had socked away from selling the "T" and writing some model railroading magazine articles. After we brought the car home from VA, while I was putting on a battery cut-off switch, Cathy came into the garage and asked me what color I intended to paint the car. (At the time it was in a hideous Mary Kay Pink primer.) I told her that I would probably paint the car the original colors of Azore Green with a Lance Green top. Her response was, "Why? It's an ugly color." I told her that by painting it the original colors, I wouldn't have to repaint the firewall, inner fenders, etc., whereupon she started pointing out the peeled paint, rust spots, and primer under the hood and said I was going to have to repaint all of it anyway so -- and here it comes guys -- "Why don't WE paint the car a color that WE BOTH like? What other colors were available?" I showed her some pictures of similar cars, and she pointed to one in Shoshone Red with a Sandusky Beige top and said, "That's the color WE'LL paint OUR car." Oh Lord, twist my arm some more. Cathy also picked the light tan all vinyl interior that was a no-cost option on Commanders.

But that wasn't the end of it. While I inventoried the car, and brought it back to good mechanical condition, Cathy kept asking me when I was going to get estimates on paint and body work. Yes, she kind of choked on the estimate for what that would cost, but then she was also the one who kept asking me when I was going to schedule the car at the restoration shop to get the work done, and she was the one who figured out how we were going to pay for the work. She was also the one who said we needed another garage (24x36 3-bay detached) for the Starliner, utility tractor and pick-up truck. Some of Cathy's other comments: "Why are you taking chrome to the plater a piece at a time? Take it all now." "If you need it for the car, buy it." (NOS steering wheel, foglight bumper guards, AM/FM Stereo radio guts behind the origina

alanmende
03-11-2008, 08:29 PM
Oh, I've got to add my 2-cents-worth. First of all, Cathy and I have been married for going on 34 years. We started dating in 1970. During that time, I owned a 1926 Model T Ford 1-ton truck, a 1938 Plymouth 4-door, a 1937 Packard 115C Touring Sedan, and various Studebakers. Cathy's first car was a 1965 Daytona (Bordeaux Red, black vinyl top with all the options except a/c). I found it for her, and she paid $400 for it in 1971 when she graduated from high school. She never liked it, calling it a box on wheels. She sold it to buy -- of all things -- a '68 Rambler American and then a 1970 AMC Hornet. (We had that one until 1980.)

We were in our first year of marriage. I still had the Model T and the Packard (oh, I forgot to mention that my brother and I co-owned the Packard and the Plymouth.) One afternoon when I went to pick her up from work in Somerville, NJ, I spied a Studebaker in one of the municipal parking lots. Upon closer examination, I found that it was a '64 Challenger 4-door with no plates on it -- abandoned! So I went down to the police station and told them about it, and asked them to notify the owner, if they found him, that I'd buy the car. He contacted me and I bought it for $75. Cathy was perturbed, "You should have only offered him $50 for it; he abandoned it!" To her, that one was a refrigerator on wheels; it was white. I had some fun with it and then sold it.

All through the years, whenever I wanted to do something with one of the cars or the Model T, Cathy would tell me that I had to use "my money" on it. Of course, my paycheck went into the joint checking account where it became "our money."

In 1998 I sold the Model T -- the others had already been sold -- to buy something a bit more modern that could more easily move at highway speed (driving my brother's '50 Hudson Commodore 8 on I-78 and I-81 "somewhat" in excess of the posted speed limit had a lot to do with it). When I saw Chester Bradfield's ad in Turning Wheels for what became our '54 Commander Starliner, Cathy gave me the go ahead even though it was a bit more than what I had socked away from selling the "T" and writing some model railroading magazine articles. After we brought the car home from VA, while I was putting on a battery cut-off switch, Cathy came into the garage and asked me what color I intended to paint the car. (At the time it was in a hideous Mary Kay Pink primer.) I told her that I would probably paint the car the original colors of Azore Green with a Lance Green top. Her response was, "Why? It's an ugly color." I told her that by painting it the original colors, I wouldn't have to repaint the firewall, inner fenders, etc., whereupon she started pointing out the peeled paint, rust spots, and primer under the hood and said I was going to have to repaint all of it anyway so -- and here it comes guys -- "Why don't WE paint the car a color that WE BOTH like? What other colors were available?" I showed her some pictures of similar cars, and she pointed to one in Shoshone Red with a Sandusky Beige top and said, "That's the color WE'LL paint OUR car." Oh Lord, twist my arm some more. Cathy also picked the light tan all vinyl interior that was a no-cost option on Commanders.

But that wasn't the end of it. While I inventoried the car, and brought it back to good mechanical condition, Cathy kept asking me when I was going to get estimates on paint and body work. Yes, she kind of choked on the estimate for what that would cost, but then she was also the one who kept asking me when I was going to schedule the car at the restoration shop to get the work done, and she was the one who figured out how we were going to pay for the work. She was also the one who said we needed another garage (24x36 3-bay detached) for the Starliner, utility tractor and pick-up truck. Some of Cathy's other comments: "Why are you taking chrome to the plater a piece at a time? Take it all now." "If you need it for the car, buy it." (NOS steering wheel, foglight bumper guards, AM/FM Stereo radio guts behind the origina

Gary1953
03-11-2008, 08:38 PM
Alan,
Cool story! Got any pictures?


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Nixa, MO
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Gary1953
03-11-2008, 08:38 PM
Alan,
Cool story! Got any pictures?


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Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

alanmende
03-12-2008, 10:13 AM
This is the way Grace looked when we bought her from Chester Bradfield in 1998:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg43/alanmende/54-1.jpg
While this isn't a completely current picture, this is about the way she looks now:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg43/alanmende/carasof7-19-07.jpg
Here's the dash:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg43/alanmende/Instrumentbezel.jpg
And some of the insulation:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg43/alanmende/Insulation2.jpg

More in the future,

Alan

alanmende
03-12-2008, 10:13 AM
This is the way Grace looked when we bought her from Chester Bradfield in 1998:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg43/alanmende/54-1.jpg
While this isn't a completely current picture, this is about the way she looks now:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg43/alanmende/carasof7-19-07.jpg
Here's the dash:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg43/alanmende/Instrumentbezel.jpg
And some of the insulation:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg43/alanmende/Insulation2.jpg

More in the future,

Alan

lstude
03-12-2008, 11:32 AM
Nice work. Keep us informed of the progress. If you get it finished by September,bring it to Lancaster or to Chester Bradfield's car show. His show is on October 12 this year.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
03-12-2008, 11:32 AM
Nice work. Keep us informed of the progress. If you get it finished by September,bring it to Lancaster or to Chester Bradfield's car show. His show is on October 12 this year.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

speycaster
06-03-2012, 10:21 PM
Wish mine would make me that offer then i would but 10 to insure she was leaving