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BobPalma
04-01-2009, 01:58 PM
:) The following You-Tube video courtesy of Studebaker National Museum Archivist Andy Beckman's brother, Tom Beckman. Tom found this somewhere and sent it along.

'Fun to watch the RHD cars racing in period 1964 format. 1963 Lark appears at about 2:30, 'rounding the bend. Toward the end, mention is made of "The Rodger-Ward-prepared supercharged Studebaker" as it roars past the start-finish line on the first lap of the race. :DBP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZiQ4PJSmyo

StudeRich
04-01-2009, 02:31 PM
COOL BEANS Bob! [:p] [^] :D There are at least TWO '63 Lark Regal 2Dr. Sedans in that race! [^] The announcer calls one the "Supercharged Studebaker", and the other a Lark! :)

AND both of them started in row ONE, if they had to qualify to get there, they must have done really WELL! [:0]

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StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

R2Andrea
04-01-2009, 06:58 PM
Love that starting line up! Thanks for the heads-up Bob.

R2Andy

showbizkid
04-01-2009, 07:12 PM
Very cool! Love seeing the Studes in action, as well as the vintage Cortinas, Alfas, and that big 500-series Benz! Whoever knew a Galaxie could corner that flat at speed?


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
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8E45E
04-01-2009, 07:20 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

:) The following You-Tube video courtesy of Studebaker National Museum Archivist Andy Beckman's brother, Tom Beckman. Tom found this somewhere and sent it along.

'Fun to watch the RHD cars racing in period 1964 format. 1963 Lark appears at about 2:30, 'rounding the bend. Toward the end, mention is made of "The Rodger-Ward-prepared supercharged Studebaker" as it roars past the start-finish line on the first lap of the race. :DBP




Thanks for the link, Bob! I wonder if those Larks that were in that race still survive!![^] I bet our Australian members will know. On a different note, I'd sure love to have that BMC Factory Service Training Van seen at the very beginning for a motorhome!

Craig

61Lark
04-01-2009, 09:00 PM
I remember watching this on TV around 5 years ago. I might have it on a video tape some where.

The mention about the Ford's brakes fading in practice is a little foreshadowing for later in the race.

Nick

62SY4
04-01-2009, 09:37 PM
Hehe, watching those Larks race was great..... Now I know why the outsides of my front tires are scrubbed off [}:)];)[B)]

Jon Krimm
1962 Lark Sedan
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1961 Champ

avantilover
04-02-2009, 04:06 AM
That may have been driven by Bert Needham, a studebaker dealer and racer who was sadly killed by one of his cars when the fan detached and hit him in the forehead.

Will watch when I have more time.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia
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Warren Webb
04-03-2009, 04:14 PM
According to Wikopedia the 2 Studes entered in the race came in 1st & 3rd in their class, 17th & 23rd overall. The Ford Galaxie was a DNF.

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan