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11-10-2008, 10:23 AM

7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.

Chris Pile
11-10-2008, 12:27 PM
Yup. My thanks to the veterans of this country for their loyal services.

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

11-10-2008, 01:03 PM
The local Appleby's is giving a free dinner to all veterans that show up tomorrow. I'll be there.

Claude Chmielewski
Fillmore, Wisconsin
47 M-16 Truck
62 GT Hawk
63 Lark
64 Commander Wagonaire
50 Champion Regal (parts car)

Steve T
11-10-2008, 08:47 PM
And a big thanks to the vets from those of us North of 49, too! I may be able to make the Remembrance Day (Canuck term for the same observance) service at CWH tomorrow. Last time I went, a couple years back, was one of the most moving services I've attended. Salvation Army band, large college choir, CF video tribute to the (then) 49 soldiers lost in the Afghanistan mission (the count is 98 now). It was pouring rain, so instead of flying the Lancaster, they did a full engine runup outside the closed hangar doors; as the throttles on the four Merlins were advanced and retarded it sounded like a whole stream of Lancs passing overhead...whew.

I happen to have a framed copy of that B-17 print advertised in one of those wartime ads. Got it by chance, long before Stude ownership became a legitimate possibility. I'll photograph and post it on here sometime...


11-10-2008, 09:30 PM
A tribute to the Vets!


Leonard Shepherd


11-10-2008, 09:34 PM

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

11-11-2008, 03:35 AM
Happy Veterans day to our US and other foreign Veterans. It was ours today (Nov 11).

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Secretary Studebaker Car Club of SA (as of 3/19/08)
Lockleys South Australia

11-11-2008, 06:28 AM
John, thank yyou also to all of the Aussies that have served. I had the priviledge to work with many un SE Asia in 66-67. Also to all of those who served in Vietnam WELCOME HOME!!! Thanks to those who are serving now also.

11-11-2008, 06:48 AM
I have previously expressed my deep respect and appreciation for our Veterans. We're talking about folks who put everything on the line- their time, personal plans and dreams, and their very lives... knowing they could very well lose all the above.

My nephew James Annal leaves today for Chicago for his basic training for the Navy. He's signed on for 6 years in a field related to computer controls for weaponry (forgot the details[:I]). He's excited and proud to be serving his Country, and he'll be a real asset to our defense[^]

To our Veterans (and future ones like Jimmy-Jet), I again say THANK YOU... God Bless you all, and God Bless America!

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

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

11-11-2008, 10:29 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen who serve on foreign soil and domestic, you have our utmost respect and thanks.

I know we have several active and retired members here. As an aside, are any of our forum members currently serving overseas?

_________1966 Avanti II RQA 0088______________________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152_______________Rabid Snail Racing

11-11-2008, 01:12 PM
Hats off to those who fought in defense of this (USA) nation, and hats off to our allies as well.

As a veteran myself (VN), I'm proud to be a tiny part of the mosaic that makes up the veteran body.
I don't think that veterans get ample compensation - especially those who are physically impaired or holding up a grave marker. I was lucky enough to come back to home soil with all my limbs and mental capacities intact (or at least, by my evaluation. Other's evaluations may vary[B)]). I am a proponent of increased veteran compensations whenever the chance to speak for such presents itself. There is NO MORE DESERVING component of our populace than those who go into harm's way on behalf of the rest of us.[^]

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

11-11-2008, 01:13 PM
I am very much appreciative of all that every Veteran has contributed, and sacrificed. And to all of the families who have never seen their Fathers/Brothers/Husbands/Sons come home. My hat is off to each and every one of you, past, present and future. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

I notice that my post is a bit one-sided gender-wise. I must also thank all of the women, past, present, and future, as well that have served this country, whether as veterans or during wartime-outside of the official military- serving their country. THANK YOU TOO!!!!!!

1963 Lark Custom, 259 V8, TT, 4 doors, 2 tone paint. Driven often, always noticed. Man I love this car!!

11-11-2008, 01:22 PM
This Vietnam veteran's grave is very close to those of my wife's parents. He died a month short of his 20th birthday. I wanted to post this somewhere today and publicly say thanks to Phillip for serving our country and for paying the ultimate price. He is a true hero in my opinion....



1950 Champion 2 Dr. Sedan

55 prez
11-11-2008, 01:35 PM
Thank you really isn't enough to compensate for the lost lives and current service of our wonderful military both here at home and on foreign soil. I think it was Colin Powell that told the French premier that the US has never sought to invade and keep a countries land, the only space we have ever requested is space to bury our dead heroes. God Bless all of them.

11-11-2008, 01:43 PM
I can't add anything more poetic or heartfelt than has already been said here - but I can add my thanks.

THANK YOU, you who have and are still serving.


Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard

11-11-2008, 09:33 PM
Jim, there is a member who bought a car and is in the first stages of restoring it, but I can't remember his name. Someone has got to remember it. He had been posting up until about a month ago when he had to return to Iraq.

50Champ, that is too strange. That young man served in the same unit as my brother. Made me spend a somber moment.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner

11-11-2008, 09:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobGlasscock

50Champ, that is too strange. That young man served in the same unit as my brother. Made me spend a somber moment.

Really? That is quite a coincidence. Did your brother know him? I have no connection to Phillip except that his grave is next to those of my wife's parents in Louisville's Catholic cemetery. Whenever we bring flowers to put on their graves I always take one from the arrangement and put it on his grave. RIP, Phillip....:(


1950 Champion 2 Dr. Sedan

11-11-2008, 09:47 PM
I have no idea if my brother knew him or not. Will try to remember to ask him at Thanksgiving.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner