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BobPalma
12-05-2006, 12:20 PM
:D Holy Cow! :) Cool Beans! [8D] Look at all the Studebakers in this video: [:p][8D]:D[:I]:)[:0]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4hKxN_sSyU

Roscomacaw
12-05-2006, 12:33 PM
THAT'S my idea of racing![^] Not the phony crap that NASCAR feeds up. - zooming billboards on a perfect track with crash-proofed bumper-cars.[xx(]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

Roscomacaw
12-05-2006, 12:33 PM
THAT'S my idea of racing![^] Not the phony crap that NASCAR feeds up. - zooming billboards on a perfect track with crash-proofed bumper-cars.[xx(]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

lstude
12-05-2006, 12:35 PM
Thanks for posting that Bob. I had posted a thread on that race a while back with a picture of the Studebaker that crashed, but I hadn't seen any of the other Studebakers
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/StudebakercrashedatLaPanAmerica-1.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
12-05-2006, 12:35 PM
Thanks for posting that Bob. I had posted a thread on that race a while back with a picture of the Studebaker that crashed, but I hadn't seen any of the other Studebakers
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/StudebakercrashedatLaPanAmerica-1.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

63larkcustom
12-05-2006, 03:32 PM
Great video! So nice to see them 50+ years later still going strong!

Bob Sporner
Palm Springs, California

63larkcustom
12-05-2006, 03:32 PM
Great video! So nice to see them 50+ years later still going strong!

Bob Sporner
Palm Springs, California

studeclunker
12-05-2006, 03:52 PM
I have mixed feelings on this. It's nice to see the Studebakers still holding their own with the best, still, that's one bullet nose less. It's not like a Chevy where they had hundreds of thousands of them made either. The Studes are therefore far more precious, more rare, so much more of a loss when one crashes like the above.

seems like whomever did this video, really likes Studes. They seem to appear more than any other model. It also looks like more than one bullet-nose ended up trashed. There was a black one that ended up in the drink, sans it's whole front clip.

So, Go Stude! Wince, wince...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpghttp://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/red54wagon-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

studeclunker
12-05-2006, 03:52 PM
I have mixed feelings on this. It's nice to see the Studebakers still holding their own with the best, still, that's one bullet nose less. It's not like a Chevy where they had hundreds of thousands of them made either. The Studes are therefore far more precious, more rare, so much more of a loss when one crashes like the above.

seems like whomever did this video, really likes Studes. They seem to appear more than any other model. It also looks like more than one bullet-nose ended up trashed. There was a black one that ended up in the drink, sans it's whole front clip.

So, Go Stude! Wince, wince...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpghttp://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/red54wagon-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

CHAMP
12-05-2006, 04:59 PM
For some reason I can never get those videos to work?

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

CHAMP
12-05-2006, 04:59 PM
For some reason I can never get those videos to work?

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

raprice
12-05-2006, 05:30 PM
Bob,
Thanks for that great video. Quite a few Studes in it.
Rog:)

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
12-05-2006, 05:30 PM
Bob,
Thanks for that great video. Quite a few Studes in it.
Rog:)

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
12-05-2006, 05:31 PM
Bob,
Thanks for that great video. Quite a few Studes in it.
Rog:)

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
12-05-2006, 05:31 PM
Bob,
Thanks for that great video. Quite a few Studes in it.
Rog:)

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

Dick Steinkamp
12-06-2006, 02:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by studeclunker

seems like whomever did this video, really likes Studes. They seem to appear more than any other model.


I think that's because there are more of them racing than any other model. Check out this year's participants...

http://www.lacarrerapanamericana.com.mx/participantes/lista2.asp?ano=2006

Thanks, Bob, for the link.

Go Studebaker!! [8D]

http://static.flickr.com/100/301465853_2dbe07b7c6_m.jpg
Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

Dick Steinkamp
12-06-2006, 02:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by studeclunker

seems like whomever did this video, really likes Studes. They seem to appear more than any other model.


I think that's because there are more of them racing than any other model. Check out this year's participants...

http://www.lacarrerapanamericana.com.mx/participantes/lista2.asp?ano=2006

Thanks, Bob, for the link.

Go Studebaker!! [8D]

http://static.flickr.com/100/301465853_2dbe07b7c6_m.jpg
Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

jngregory
12-06-2006, 07:48 PM
Hey hotwheels63r2 - coincidentally, I just sent you an email thanking you and your dad for taking the time to speak to me.

I ran the 2005 La Carrera Panamericana race in 2005 in a '53 Commander coupe. It starts in southern Mexico and runs 2000 miles over 7 days. This is true open road racing covering 200 to 300 miles most days, with 7 or 8 speed sections of 8 to 20 miles each, and transit sections in between. About one-half the cars finish, and the other half are knocked out by mechanical problems or crashes.

We ran in the Original Panam class, which requires '54 or older cars, basically stock with a few safety modifications (roll cages, 5 point belts, front disc brakes, fuel cell, upgraded ignition). We had a great time, although a bearing failure on day 3 brought the racing part to a halt, but we joined the convoy of the wounded to follow the race to the end with our service truck.

There are seven or eight classes, with progressively more modifications allowed. The "big boys" run in either Turismo Produccion (max 305 cu.in.) or Turismo Mayor (max 350 cu. in.). Most of the serious racers run Studebaker coupes, although there is little Studebaker left in the dive train and suspension. There is no doubt that the Studebaker coupe design is considered by these guys to be the best handling car of its era.

I'm headed back in 2007 - smarter and more prepared! I'm going to stay in the Original Panam class. This is a real learning experience for me, and I like the idea of running a close-to-stock car and the challenge of keeping it running for the duration.

jngregory
12-06-2006, 07:48 PM
Hey hotwheels63r2 - coincidentally, I just sent you an email thanking you and your dad for taking the time to speak to me.

I ran the 2005 La Carrera Panamericana race in 2005 in a '53 Commander coupe. It starts in southern Mexico and runs 2000 miles over 7 days. This is true open road racing covering 200 to 300 miles most days, with 7 or 8 speed sections of 8 to 20 miles each, and transit sections in between. About one-half the cars finish, and the other half are knocked out by mechanical problems or crashes.

We ran in the Original Panam class, which requires '54 or older cars, basically stock with a few safety modifications (roll cages, 5 point belts, front disc brakes, fuel cell, upgraded ignition). We had a great time, although a bearing failure on day 3 brought the racing part to a halt, but we joined the convoy of the wounded to follow the race to the end with our service truck.

There are seven or eight classes, with progressively more modifications allowed. The "big boys" run in either Turismo Produccion (max 305 cu.in.) or Turismo Mayor (max 350 cu. in.). Most of the serious racers run Studebaker coupes, although there is little Studebaker left in the dive train and suspension. There is no doubt that the Studebaker coupe design is considered by these guys to be the best handling car of its era.

I'm headed back in 2007 - smarter and more prepared! I'm going to stay in the Original Panam class. This is a real learning experience for me, and I like the idea of running a close-to-stock car and the challenge of keeping it running for the duration.

rockne10
12-06-2006, 07:56 PM
quote:Posted - 12/05/2006 : 4:59:10 PM
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For some reason I can never get those videos to work?

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

With my eight year old computer, I know better than to even try to open them. If I could stop investing in the restoration of my Coupe, I could buy a new computer.

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
12-06-2006, 07:56 PM
quote:Posted - 12/05/2006 : 4:59:10 PM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
For some reason I can never get those videos to work?

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

With my eight year old computer, I know better than to even try to open them. If I could stop investing in the restoration of my Coupe, I could buy a new computer.

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