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mbstude
10-28-2006, 07:27 PM
Here's me riding shotgun in Dr. Cade's 1911 Flanders runabout with Doc's son Stephen at the wheel. (Stephen Allen's Auto) This is the oldest car I've ridden in. The 2nd oldest is Doc's 1913 Stude.

(That's Pat Skelly drooling in the background. :D)

One cool car indeed! 4 cylinder with 3 speed transaxle. (trans bolted directly to the rear end) Rear mechanical brakes.
http://bulletnose.org/galleries/lake_mary_gal/images/IMG_1557.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/020avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/ (always under construction)

rockne10
10-28-2006, 07:41 PM
1913 Stude Touring, 1928 Rolls Royce Town Car, 1923 American LaFrance Fire Chief's Roadster.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 Commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

rockne10
10-28-2006, 07:41 PM
1913 Stude Touring, 1928 Rolls Royce Town Car, 1923 American LaFrance Fire Chief's Roadster.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 Commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

Scott
10-28-2006, 08:17 PM
I've ridden in Floyd Jaehnert's beautiful 1912 EMF. It's kind of like riding in a tractor, but lots of fun. I've sat in a Studebaker buggy, but it was sitting.

Scott
10-28-2006, 08:17 PM
I've ridden in Floyd Jaehnert's beautiful 1912 EMF. It's kind of like riding in a tractor, but lots of fun. I've sat in a Studebaker buggy, but it was sitting.

lstude
10-28-2006, 08:23 PM
You didn't say it had to be a Studebaker so the oldest car I have ever ridden in was my friend's 1909 Rambler. The photo below is him in it.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/AACAMeetReggieNash8.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
10-28-2006, 08:23 PM
You didn't say it had to be a Studebaker so the oldest car I have ever ridden in was my friend's 1909 Rambler. The photo below is him in it.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/AACAMeetReggieNash8.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

studegary
10-28-2006, 08:46 PM
The earliest car that I can remember riding on a public road in was a 1915 Dodge. I separate riding in a parking lot, on a show field, on private grounds, etc. from using a car on a public highway in traffic (as it was intended to be used).

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
10-28-2006, 08:46 PM
The earliest car that I can remember riding on a public road in was a 1915 Dodge. I separate riding in a parking lot, on a show field, on private grounds, etc. from using a car on a public highway in traffic (as it was intended to be used).

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

N8N
10-28-2006, 09:36 PM
Would have to be a Model T Ford, not sure what year. Oldest car I've *driven* would be a '41 Stude.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

N8N
10-28-2006, 09:36 PM
Would have to be a Model T Ford, not sure what year. Oldest car I've *driven* would be a '41 Stude.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

mbstude
10-28-2006, 09:53 PM
The oldest vehicle I've driven would have to be Jeff Rice's '37 CE. As far as a stocker, it'd be a totally original, unrestored '38 Commander State sedan belonging to StudeGeorge Klutkowski.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/020avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/2006/10/studillac.html (Studillac info wanted!)

mbstude
10-28-2006, 09:53 PM
The oldest vehicle I've driven would have to be Jeff Rice's '37 CE. As far as a stocker, it'd be a totally original, unrestored '38 Commander State sedan belonging to StudeGeorge Klutkowski.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/020avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/2006/10/studillac.html (Studillac info wanted!)

Studedude1961
10-28-2006, 10:51 PM
1910 Buick, in Oregon Trail Days Parade Gering Nebraska circa 1968. A fellow two blocks from us collected brass age cars and I was always hanging around...so this 7 year old and a few friends had the time of our life's.

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
10-28-2006, 10:51 PM
1910 Buick, in Oregon Trail Days Parade Gering Nebraska circa 1968. A fellow two blocks from us collected brass age cars and I was always hanging around...so this 7 year old and a few friends had the time of our life's.

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Roscomacaw
10-29-2006, 12:06 AM
I got to drive a beautiful, cream and gold 1913 Overland Speedster a couple of times.[:p] A 1919 Locomobile (and man was THAT an adventure!) A 1920 Vernon Derby racer and likely some I've long forgotten.
Many, many 30s classics including numerous Duesenbergs, Bugattis, Rolls, Astons, etc., etc..

How about the most obscure car you ever drove? The aforementioned Vernon might do - or how about an FN? I drove a boat-tailed, wicker-bodied, dual-cowled 1920-something FN a few times. It looked racy as hell but it's pathetic little 4 cylinder had trouble doing over 40MPH!
FN stood for Fabrique Nationale. They were a gun-maker in Denmark, I believe. Made something less than a hundred cars as I recall.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

Roscomacaw
10-29-2006, 12:06 AM
I got to drive a beautiful, cream and gold 1913 Overland Speedster a couple of times.[:p] A 1919 Locomobile (and man was THAT an adventure!) A 1920 Vernon Derby racer and likely some I've long forgotten.
Many, many 30s classics including numerous Duesenbergs, Bugattis, Rolls, Astons, etc., etc..

How about the most obscure car you ever drove? The aforementioned Vernon might do - or how about an FN? I drove a boat-tailed, wicker-bodied, dual-cowled 1920-something FN a few times. It looked racy as hell but it's pathetic little 4 cylinder had trouble doing over 40MPH!
FN stood for Fabrique Nationale. They were a gun-maker in Denmark, I believe. Made something less than a hundred cars as I recall.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

Swifster
10-29-2006, 12:50 AM
Let's score a 2nd for Jeff Rice's '37 CE (thank's again Jeff!). It's the only pre-WWII vehicle gone for a ride in. The oldest vehicle I've sat in was a '32 Chevy hot rod at the Detroit Autorama in '98.

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Tom - Lakeland, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

Michigan Speed - www.michiganspeed.com
Club Hot Rod - www.clubhotrod.com
LS1 Tech - www.ls1tech.com

Swifster
10-29-2006, 12:50 AM
Let's score a 2nd for Jeff Rice's '37 CE (thank's again Jeff!). It's the only pre-WWII vehicle gone for a ride in. The oldest vehicle I've sat in was a '32 Chevy hot rod at the Detroit Autorama in '98.

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Tom - Lakeland, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

Michigan Speed - www.michiganspeed.com
Club Hot Rod - www.clubhotrod.com
LS1 Tech - www.ls1tech.com

Commander51
10-29-2006, 01:49 AM
Oldest owned-- 24 Ford Depot Hack
Oldest as a passenger-- 1911 Buick (driven by the owner at true 'breakneck' speed--a terrifying experience....)

Commander51
10-29-2006, 01:49 AM
Oldest owned-- 24 Ford Depot Hack
Oldest as a passenger-- 1911 Buick (driven by the owner at true 'breakneck' speed--a terrifying experience....)

bams50
10-29-2006, 06:57 AM
HUGE 38 Packard a friend of my father owned- when I was about 10 years old... boy did I LOVE that car!!! [:p]

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
10-29-2006, 06:57 AM
HUGE 38 Packard a friend of my father owned- when I was about 10 years old... boy did I LOVE that car!!! [:p]

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

CHAMP
10-29-2006, 07:50 AM
My T-Bucket is titled as a 1930. If that don't count I had a 37 Chevy for about thirteen years. My favorite old car is my 48 Champion that I currently own and next would be my 53 and 55 Studes that I owned previously!:)

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

CHAMP
10-29-2006, 07:50 AM
My T-Bucket is titled as a 1930. If that don't count I had a 37 Chevy for about thirteen years. My favorite old car is my 48 Champion that I currently own and next would be my 53 and 55 Studes that I owned previously!:)

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

stude53
10-29-2006, 07:57 AM
I don't remember the oldest car I ever rode in, but as a teenager in the fifties, I had a 1930 Ford Model A five window coupe with the original 4-banger (with magneto and copper strips for ignition wires, as I recall) that I used as a daily driver to high school.

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

stude53
10-29-2006, 07:57 AM
I don't remember the oldest car I ever rode in, but as a teenager in the fifties, I had a 1930 Ford Model A five window coupe with the original 4-banger (with magneto and copper strips for ignition wires, as I recall) that I used as a daily driver to high school.

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

studegary
10-29-2006, 10:55 AM
[quote]Originally posted by Mr.Biggs


How about the most obscure car you ever drove? The aforementioned Vernon might do - or how about an FN? I drove a boat-tailed, wicker-bodied, dual-cowled 1920-something FN a few times. It looked racy as hell but it's pathetic little 4 cylinder had trouble doing over 40MPH!
FN stood for Fabrique Nationale. They were a gun-maker in Denmark, I believe. Made something less than a hundred cars as I recall.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

[quote]

Bob/MrBiggs - I think that the Vernon would be MUCH more obscure than an FN. The Vernon was made near me in Mount Vernon (hence the name), NY from 1915 to 1920. They made their own eight cylinder engine (2750 cc). The FN was Belgian with production from 1899 to 1935. They made 100 cars in 1900 alone. The mid-'20s that you drove probably had the 1300 cc four cylinder engine. FN also made a large car with a 3.2 litre straight eight. As far as gun manufacturers making cars, I believe that Rugar only manufactured two cars and they still exist. At least they had enough power with a 425 bhp, 4.7 litre V8. I saw them at the NY Auto Show (about 1969) and have talked to Mr. Rugar's assistant more recently.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
10-29-2006, 10:55 AM
[quote]Originally posted by Mr.Biggs


How about the most obscure car you ever drove? The aforementioned Vernon might do - or how about an FN? I drove a boat-tailed, wicker-bodied, dual-cowled 1920-something FN a few times. It looked racy as hell but it's pathetic little 4 cylinder had trouble doing over 40MPH!
FN stood for Fabrique Nationale. They were a gun-maker in Denmark, I believe. Made something less than a hundred cars as I recall.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

[quote]

Bob/MrBiggs - I think that the Vernon would be MUCH more obscure than an FN. The Vernon was made near me in Mount Vernon (hence the name), NY from 1915 to 1920. They made their own eight cylinder engine (2750 cc). The FN was Belgian with production from 1899 to 1935. They made 100 cars in 1900 alone. The mid-'20s that you drove probably had the 1300 cc four cylinder engine. FN also made a large car with a 3.2 litre straight eight. As far as gun manufacturers making cars, I believe that Rugar only manufactured two cars and they still exist. At least they had enough power with a 425 bhp, 4.7 litre V8. I saw them at the NY Auto Show (about 1969) and have talked to Mr. Rugar's assistant more recently.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

Roscomacaw
10-29-2006, 12:10 PM
Well Gary - we're both wrong. The years haven't been kind to the minor details in my head and this would seem to include the model year of the Derby I drove. Here's a link to some description of the sort that I took several spins in.

http://www.race-cars.com/carsales/other/1161629008/1161629008ss.htm

The one I had exposure to was a very tired example and it eventually ended up in the hands of someone with the money and interest to do it justice. I don't remember WHO this was but he was a wealthy, younger guy as I recall. Really, there were so many cars that I got to drive that I certainly don't remember half of them!
I guess this car stuck with me because even tho I was considerably of less mass at that time, I had a heck of a time getting INTO and OUT OF that tiny thing. Being basically single-seat and having a huge diameter steering wheel, one had to be double-jointed to wriggle in past that big, wooden-rimmed wheel and nestle into the seat that seemed almost on the ground!
With no electric starter, you were at the mercy of an assistant to do the cranking. And the tired little 4-banger was always reluctant to fire up.:(
BTW, this was about 1973 or 4 and I could've owned that skate for less than $10K. May have been priced as little as $4K, but my recollection's too foggy now. Besides, I wasn't particularly interested in it other than as a curiosity and something I had to deal with in the course of my job.

BTW, I love vintage British cars and that fascination came about from my exposure to them. Here's one that I had at my disposal for some time. Man, I loved this baby! It had a sound to it that could only be matched by an AT-6 taking off! Little, ODD-Looking 4-banger that was hard-pressed to take you faster than 75, but that didn't matter when you were ensconsed in the wood and aluminum that made up this extremely attractive roadster!

http://www.lfoc.org/LFOC_0635_Vehicles_Page_14hp_Sports.htm


Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

Roscomacaw
10-29-2006, 12:10 PM
Well Gary - we're both wrong. The years haven't been kind to the minor details in my head and this would seem to include the model year of the Derby I drove. Here's a link to some description of the sort that I took several spins in.

http://www.race-cars.com/carsales/other/1161629008/1161629008ss.htm

The one I had exposure to was a very tired example and it eventually ended up in the hands of someone with the money and interest to do it justice. I don't remember WHO this was but he was a wealthy, younger guy as I recall. Really, there were so many cars that I got to drive that I certainly don't remember half of them!
I guess this car stuck with me because even tho I was considerably of less mass at that time, I had a heck of a time getting INTO and OUT OF that tiny thing. Being basically single-seat and having a huge diameter steering wheel, one had to be double-jointed to wriggle in past that big, wooden-rimmed wheel and nestle into the seat that seemed almost on the ground!
With no electric starter, you were at the mercy of an assistant to do the cranking. And the tired little 4-banger was always reluctant to fire up.:(
BTW, this was about 1973 or 4 and I could've owned that skate for less than $10K. May have been priced as little as $4K, but my recollection's too foggy now. Besides, I wasn't particularly interested in it other than as a curiosity and something I had to deal with in the course of my job.

BTW, I love vintage British cars and that fascination came about from my exposure to them. Here's one that I had at my disposal for some time. Man, I loved this baby! It had a sound to it that could only be matched by an AT-6 taking off! Little, ODD-Looking 4-banger that was hard-pressed to take you faster than 75, but that didn't matter when you were ensconsed in the wood and aluminum that made up this extremely attractive roadster!

http://www.lfoc.org/LFOC_0635_Vehicles_Page_14hp_Sports.htm


Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

klifton1
10-29-2006, 12:56 PM
Not the oldest, but I owned, and drove a 1928 Amilcar CGSs. A boat tail roadster, with a small 4 cyl. engine. They don't have to be fast to be fun. It's one I should not have let get away.
I drive a stock 1929 Model A roadster pickup on the streets in the summer now as a regular car.
Klif

55 Speedster
42 Champ Coupe

klifton1
10-29-2006, 12:56 PM
Not the oldest, but I owned, and drove a 1928 Amilcar CGSs. A boat tail roadster, with a small 4 cyl. engine. They don't have to be fast to be fun. It's one I should not have let get away.
I drive a stock 1929 Model A roadster pickup on the streets in the summer now as a regular car.
Klif

55 Speedster
42 Champ Coupe

mapman
10-29-2006, 01:13 PM
1905 International high wheel. It was almost a just wagon with steering, rubber covered wheels, and a opposed 2-cyl air cooled engine. Chain drive. The farm family that owned it kept it out in the barn. That was in 1982.
Rob

mapman
10-29-2006, 01:13 PM
1905 International high wheel. It was almost a just wagon with steering, rubber covered wheels, and a opposed 2-cyl air cooled engine. Chain drive. The farm family that owned it kept it out in the barn. That was in 1982.
Rob

DEEPNHOCK
10-29-2006, 01:41 PM
I 'drove' an 1880 Studebaker wagon once.
2 horsepower, to boot! Gee Haw!;)
Jeff[8D]


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

DEEPNHOCK
10-29-2006, 01:41 PM
I 'drove' an 1880 Studebaker wagon once.
2 horsepower, to boot! Gee Haw!;)
Jeff[8D]


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

Roscomacaw
10-29-2006, 01:43 PM
Rob, there's one of those in an old mercantile store about 15 miles from me. The store actually SOLD them when they were new! Now it just sits in the front part of the store where you can see it from the street.:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

Roscomacaw
10-29-2006, 01:43 PM
Rob, there's one of those in an old mercantile store about 15 miles from me. The store actually SOLD them when they were new! Now it just sits in the front part of the store where you can see it from the street.:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

studeclunker
10-29-2006, 03:13 PM
Gee Haw? Oi. Yes that would include my old Roof Seat brake and my Holland and Co. 1897 Gig (that's a two-wheeled gentleman's carriage of the nineteenth century).

But I believe that Matt designated automobiles. I learned to drive in an early 20s Model T Ford. The old man had a sense of humor and let me discover the disadvantage of 'gravity feed' fuel. He thought it was funny anyway.

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

studeclunker
10-29-2006, 03:13 PM
Gee Haw? Oi. Yes that would include my old Roof Seat brake and my Holland and Co. 1897 Gig (that's a two-wheeled gentleman's carriage of the nineteenth century).

But I believe that Matt designated automobiles. I learned to drive in an early 20s Model T Ford. The old man had a sense of humor and let me discover the disadvantage of 'gravity feed' fuel. He thought it was funny anyway.

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

jjones
10-29-2006, 06:08 PM
In the early 1960s I rode in a 1903 curved-dash Olds runabout. I don't know if it was an original or a replica, but I do remember that it spit oil everywhere. I drove a 1929 Ford to high school and college (also in the early 1960s--I still own it)and own the remains of a 1913(?) Overland. Sadly, there is not much left. It basically is yard art unless someone needs a block or chassis or front axle or firewall.

jj

jjones
10-29-2006, 06:08 PM
In the early 1960s I rode in a 1903 curved-dash Olds runabout. I don't know if it was an original or a replica, but I do remember that it spit oil everywhere. I drove a 1929 Ford to high school and college (also in the early 1960s--I still own it)and own the remains of a 1913(?) Overland. Sadly, there is not much left. It basically is yard art unless someone needs a block or chassis or front axle or firewall.

jj

mbstude
10-29-2006, 06:42 PM
quote:But I believe that Matt designated automobiles. I learned to drive in an early 20s Model T Ford. The old man had a sense of humor and let me discover the disadvantage of 'gravity feed' fuel. He thought it was funny anyway.



Well, that was my initial request; what automobile. But 'horse-less carriages' count as well. ;)



quote:I separate riding in a parking lot, on a show field, on private grounds, etc. from using a car on a public highway in traffic (as it was intended to be used).

As far as this poll goes, so long as you actually sat in it and it moved under its own power, we'll count it. :)


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http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/ (Studillac info wanted!)

mbstude
10-29-2006, 06:42 PM
quote:But I believe that Matt designated automobiles. I learned to drive in an early 20s Model T Ford. The old man had a sense of humor and let me discover the disadvantage of 'gravity feed' fuel. He thought it was funny anyway.



Well, that was my initial request; what automobile. But 'horse-less carriages' count as well. ;)



quote:I separate riding in a parking lot, on a show field, on private grounds, etc. from using a car on a public highway in traffic (as it was intended to be used).

As far as this poll goes, so long as you actually sat in it and it moved under its own power, we'll count it. :)


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http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/ (Studillac info wanted!)

60studehawk
10-29-2006, 07:44 PM
I owned and drove a 1939 Packard 120 back in 1970. Sure wish I still had it.

60studehawk
10-29-2006, 07:44 PM
I owned and drove a 1939 Packard 120 back in 1970. Sure wish I still had it.

Lenny R2
10-29-2006, 08:06 PM
The oldest car i rode in and owned was a 1932 chevy coupe.I installed
a 350 chevy corvete&4 speed.The second oldest car was my fathers
1936 olds i still remamber the floor shift nob it was ivory with
a red dot in the middle.

Lenny

Lenny R2
10-29-2006, 08:06 PM
The oldest car i rode in and owned was a 1932 chevy coupe.I installed
a 350 chevy corvete&4 speed.The second oldest car was my fathers
1936 olds i still remamber the floor shift nob it was ivory with
a red dot in the middle.

Lenny

Blue 15G
10-30-2006, 06:31 AM
Oldest car I ever rode in was my Grandfather's 1937 Nash Lafayette, which he owned until 1962 when he traded it in on a Rambler Classic with NO options except heater and automatic transmission.

The Rambler was the first car he owned with a heater, and he loved it. Only took him a few decades to discover what most people already knew about the desirability of having a heater in a Western PA car. ;)

Blue 15G
10-30-2006, 06:31 AM
Oldest car I ever rode in was my Grandfather's 1937 Nash Lafayette, which he owned until 1962 when he traded it in on a Rambler Classic with NO options except heater and automatic transmission.

The Rambler was the first car he owned with a heater, and he loved it. Only took him a few decades to discover what most people already knew about the desirability of having a heater in a Western PA car. ;)

go-studebaker
10-30-2006, 08:13 AM
Steven Bysouth's 'Clementine'
1913 20hp Studebaker Tourer at a Studebaker meet in Holland in 2001

A wonderful unrestored car.

What a real blast. Life at 25 - 35 mph is kind of fun and in Holland they dont really have any hills !!!

I commend you all, who like me, were, or are into late model Studes to go for rides in the old bangers. You would be surprised at how well some of them perform and how much more of a driving experience they really are. I am 42 years young. There is plenty of room for more young people to get into this (what I consider cheap) period of Studebaker heritage.

I would love to go for a ride in a Garford and actually see what a Tincher looks like.

Enjoy

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 Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1988 Avanti Convertible

go-studebaker
10-30-2006, 08:13 AM
Steven Bysouth's 'Clementine'
1913 20hp Studebaker Tourer at a Studebaker meet in Holland in 2001

A wonderful unrestored car.

What a real blast. Life at 25 - 35 mph is kind of fun and in Holland they dont really have any hills !!!

I commend you all, who like me, were, or are into late model Studes to go for rides in the old bangers. You would be surprised at how well some of them perform and how much more of a driving experience they really are. I am 42 years young. There is plenty of room for more young people to get into this (what I consider cheap) period of Studebaker heritage.

I would love to go for a ride in a Garford and actually see what a Tincher looks like.

Enjoy

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 Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1988 Avanti Convertible

JBOYLE
10-30-2006, 10:51 AM
The oldest car I've ridden in I also got to drive. A beautiful 1915 Ford Model T.

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

Washington State

JBOYLE
10-30-2006, 10:51 AM
The oldest car I've ridden in I also got to drive. A beautiful 1915 Ford Model T.

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

Washington State

lstude
10-30-2006, 11:14 AM
A friend and I went to Greenfield (Henry Ford)Village in 2003 and they will take you for a ride in a Model T. I wanted to ride in one of the early brass ones so I waited for it to come up. As were were riding, I told the driver that I had waited for one of the early ones. He said that actually this was the newest Model T in existance. It was just built in 2002. It seems that Ford had a plan to build about 100 brand new Model T's and sell them to collectors and museums. He said that Ford still had all the body stamping equipment to build them. The government put a stop to it, though because they didn't meet Federal safety regulations.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
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lstude
10-30-2006, 11:14 AM
A friend and I went to Greenfield (Henry Ford)Village in 2003 and they will take you for a ride in a Model T. I wanted to ride in one of the early brass ones so I waited for it to come up. As were were riding, I told the driver that I had waited for one of the early ones. He said that actually this was the newest Model T in existance. It was just built in 2002. It seems that Ford had a plan to build about 100 brand new Model T's and sell them to collectors and museums. He said that Ford still had all the body stamping equipment to build them. The government put a stop to it, though because they didn't meet Federal safety regulations.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
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S_Ferrell
11-02-2006, 08:35 AM
1903 Cadilliac Model A Runabout

S_Ferrell
11-02-2006, 08:35 AM
1903 Cadilliac Model A Runabout

fargoguy
11-02-2006, 06:41 PM
I've ridden in and driven a 1908 Brush Runabout- One cylinder. Not a speed demon by any means. Evan

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

fargoguy
11-02-2006, 06:41 PM
I've ridden in and driven a 1908 Brush Runabout- One cylinder. Not a speed demon by any means. Evan

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

Transtar56
11-03-2006, 05:50 AM
My dads restored several Model A's and has one coming along just fine right now. I drove them a few times. Its fun for about the first five miles.

Transtar56
11-03-2006, 05:50 AM
My dads restored several Model A's and has one coming along just fine right now. I drove them a few times. Its fun for about the first five miles.