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BobPalma
08-31-2008, 05:41 PM
The following message was received by Chicagoland SDC Member Mark Vandeventer from Tony Arutunoff, seeking information as described herein. Replies could be posted here, but it would also be a good idea to e-mail him at: AnatolyAruntunoff at webtv.net because I don't know if he is on the Forum. :DBP


-----Original Message-----
From: Toly Arutunoff [mailto:AnatolyArutunoff@webtv.net]
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2008 11:46 PM
To: MarkvanDev@StudebakerClubs.com
Subject: '56 Stude in Mille Miglia

In 1956, a Studebaker participated in the thousand mile race through Italy. (Could it have been one of the cars assembled in Switzerland)?
Today, no one knows which model it was, even among the Italians. If
anyone can tell me what it was, I'd like to carry the flag in next
year's running of the Mille Miglia Historica.

I've had a '56 Golden Hawk (I put a McCulloch supercharger on that Packard engine and it was fantastic). 'Also had a 1962 GT Hawk which I raced in the '64 Sebring 2-hour sedan race; afterwards, Brooks Stevens congratulated me for proving that the Hawk was a true international GT car. I drove it to and from Florida from my home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. It had 50,000 miles on it, and a rebuilt distributor and two sets of driveshaft u-joints.

Anyway, any help you can give me with finding the answer to my question would be much appreciated.

Sincerely, Anatoly Arutunoff.

P.S. Watch for my book, "One Off," due out in a few weeks; I mention some Stude exploits in it. Thanks again!

Chris Pile
08-31-2008, 07:16 PM
Toly (from Bartlesville, OK) is well known in racing history -
http://www.racingpedia.net/en_0_driver_Anatoly_Arutunoff.html

There is some mention of that Stude-based racer here -
http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070629/FREE/70625008

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

N8N
08-31-2008, 07:18 PM
Maybe if we can find him an answer he can provide us with pics of the underhood of his old 56J!

nate

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

BobPalma
09-01-2008, 12:09 AM
quote:Originally posted by N8N

Maybe if we can find him an answer he can provide us with pics of the underhood of his old 56J!

nate



:) Nate: I'm too lazy to do so right now, but if you'll wander around Frank Ambrogio's 56J website for awhile, I'm sure you'll find a picture of a supercharged Packard engine in a 1956 Golden Hawk. Several have been done; I believe brackets are readily available, professionally made, as a matter of fact.[:p] :DBP

JRoberts
09-01-2008, 08:27 AM
So, is Toly Arutunoff saying that a Studebaker competed in the 1956 Mille Milgia. I don't remember that there was another 1000 mile race in Italy during that period but I could be wrong. If this is the case it would be really cool to get more information on it and some pictures. I wonder if Bob Coolidge is aware of this.

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

N8N
09-01-2008, 08:36 AM
Bob, I've seen the pic to which you refer - in fact I think that is the ONLY pic I've ever seen of a supercharged 56J!

nate

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

Chris Pile
09-01-2008, 12:08 PM
Well, he's not dead. Who lives near Bartlesville, and wants to call him or drop by to ask him?

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

lstude
09-01-2008, 12:19 PM
I have a picture of a supercharged 56 Golden Hawk.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/56GoldenHawksupercharged.jpg



Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/MyStudebakernobackgroundsm.jpg

Dan Timberlake
09-01-2008, 02:28 PM
Could it be this ? About 80% of the way down the page?

http://www.teamdan.com/archive/wsc/1956/56mille.html

Pos Car # Drivers Car Group
dNF 552 Daniel Pache/R.Flury Studebaker Sports +2000

Dan Timberlake
09-01-2008, 02:37 PM
http://www.racingpedia.net/pl_0_driver_Daniel_Pache.html

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http://www.studebakerracing.com/internat2.html

Italy
April 28-29, 1956

"Mille Miglia"
992.332 mile road course race


Daniel Pache/Richard Flury
1956 Studebaker # 552
Finished 362nd/365 entries

BobPalma
09-01-2008, 04:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dan Timberlake

Could it be this ? About 80% of the way down the page?

http://www.teamdan.com/archive/wsc/1956/56mille.html

Pos Car # Drivers Car Group
dNF 552 Daniel Pache/R.Flury Studebaker Sports +2000


:) That looks like it, Dan. (Unfortunately, note the DNF [Did Not Finish[xx(]] notation!) :)BP

go-studebaker
09-06-2008, 01:46 PM
Hi Anotoly,
Swiss assembled Studebakers were in 1959 and 1960 and were Larks.

Swizerland got a splattering of D'letren assembled and US asembled cars through the years and loads of C bodied cars.

Regards
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