View Full Version : 57 Hawk - drew folks to gawk

04-29-2008, 03:47 AM
Wife and I took the Stude, Friday night, ( it's first real public outing)to meet friends for my 65th birthday dinner. As I have not yet replaced the non-op door locks, I parked close to the entrance, where I could quickly come out to check on it periodically.
Each time I peered out the door, there were 2-4 people drooling over it , cornering me and asking me so many questions, I had to gulp my Margaritas and eat my dinner in shifts !
One fellow mentioned that it did not have the normal 57 fins, I replied " rear end (rear fenders/deck) is a 1956", his wife
pointed to her backside, then blurted, "well my rear end is a 1959 !" They then returned inside for another Margarita, while I was still rolling on the ground in laughter ! In conclusion-
had a great time and possibly gained some future Stude owners.

Dennis Maxfield ( Boomer)
1957 Silver Hawk (finless)

04-29-2008, 09:08 AM
Good show! Sounds like a great evening.

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

04-29-2008, 12:36 PM
You'll soon learn to schedule in extra "gawker time" anytime you go anywhere in your Hawk.:)

Steve Hudson
The Dalles, Oregon
1937 Dictator Flatback sedan (for sale)
1949 "GMOBaker" 1-T Dually (workhorse)
1953 Commander Convertible (show & go)
1953 Champion Starliner (custom/rod project)
1954 Champion Coupe (daily driver)
1960 Hawk (future project?)

04-30-2008, 08:24 AM
Dennis, take the car out make the time and then "WALK AND TALK AND TELL YOUR STORY." Why you might say to spread the gosspel of Studebaker to those who do not know it and potentially convert some more interested people to the hobby. Congrats on your debut with the car. [8D]