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lstude
04-14-2009, 06:33 AM
I have a couple.

This one is a book that used to keep kids from being bored. Did anyone do this?

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This is another one I have. I colored the pictures.

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Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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jclary
04-14-2009, 07:28 AM
Great artifact Leonard! With the wonders of our computer age (and the skills to use them), it should not be too difficult to use the format to make a template members could personalize for their own car. Those with families could make new memories for generations to come.


John Clary
Greer, SC
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I have only two limitations ...BRAINS & ENERGY
SDC member since 1975

tutone63
04-14-2009, 10:22 AM
That is awesome! I remember when I was little a 'golden book' called 'the little taxi' or 'hurry up taxi' or something with a taxi. All of the cars were of late 40's early 50's vintage, and the taxi looked like a stylized version of a nash, or possible chevy fleetline. I would like to find that book again.

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1963 Lark, 259 V8, two-tone paint, Twin Traction. Now that the salt is off the roads, she is getting back into regular rotation!

JBOYLE
04-14-2009, 01:34 PM
Great book...nice to see them introduce a bit of history. I wonder if they make stuff like that for kids today?

BTW: The first automobile Golden Book I can remember is the story of a fire engine.."Willie Woo Woo". I see them on ebay occasionally.

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

Washington State

Jeff T.
04-14-2009, 04:53 PM
If you give me some time, I can get a list of automobile related books. I'm a Librarian by trade and finding stuff is what I do.

Here is a title off the top of my head, a picture book for the younger set : Helen and the Hudson Hornet.
A story of a little girl and the magic car in the neighbors's garage.

I cannot think of any children's books about Studebakers:)

Jeff T.

"I'm getting nowhere as fast as I can"
The Replacements.

Mike Van Veghten
04-14-2009, 05:22 PM
A cool little book for the kids..."On the Drag Strip".
About 50%-50% pictures and reading...about the pictures. Cars from the late 60's, early 70's.

The reason I have two copies...there's a shot of my (then) girlfriend, the car owner, his wife...and me at Lions in Long Beach (So. Cal.).

No Stude's that I recall.

Mike

Steve T
04-14-2009, 06:47 PM
Different kind of kids' book, but to this day I vividly remember a little novella, vintage late sixties, called "Hot Rod Road", centred on a kid who progresses through the local drag racing ranks, first with a 55 Chev, then a 57, ultimately at the end of the story about to start his first full NHRA season aboard an AA fuel "rail"...I never get rid of things (anyone who has been inside my house could attest to that), but that little book, which was quite well-written, is one childhood item I no longer have, and would love to replace. Anyone else recognize the title and/or story? (I cannot recall the author's name BTW, but I think it may have been "Robert" something)...

S.

8E45E
04-14-2009, 07:11 PM
quote:Originally posted by tutone63

That is awesome! I remember when I was little a 'golden book' called 'the little taxi' or 'hurry up taxi' or something with a taxi. All of the cars were of late 40's early 50's vintage, and the taxi looked like a stylized version of a nash, or possible chevy fleetline. I would like to find that book again.



I remember the school library having a number of 'storybook' types similar to that one, but had no real interest in them at all. The books I read when I was young were the 'how cars work' type of books that showed pictures and/or diagrams of cars and their components. Henry B. Lent comes to mind as a popular author of the time who wrote informative books geared towards a younger audience. One book in particular that stands out was a red covered book, again focusing on the elementary operation of a car. It had lots of black & white photographs of 1962 Studebakers in it. Also included were some close-up photographs of the Avanti which was brand new at the time it was written.

Craig

55s
04-14-2009, 07:26 PM
Rosie Studebaker, an Auto-biography.

Beautifully written, heart-felt story.

Paul

Lark8girl
04-14-2009, 07:29 PM
Wow I had that very book, Golden Book of Automobile stamps
wish I stll had it,
also there was one like it about trucks with stamps.

And a book of all the states and proviences of Canada with stamps for the license plates.

Lots of fun
husband of Lark VIII girl

Swifster
04-14-2009, 07:55 PM
Leonard, I like that first book. That would keep someone one the lookout for interesting stuff. I also noticed that in the license plate section that Hawaii and Alaska are not listed :D.

I remember a sticker book in around 1974 and when you saw a license plate, you pasted the sticker in the book.

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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

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rockne10
04-14-2009, 08:19 PM
"Somplace Else" by Carol P. Saul, illustrated by Barry Root.

http://pbskids.org/readingrainbow/images/bookcovers/124.gif

Barry used a R series Studebaker truck owned by one of our Chapter members, and a 1947 Airstream trailer owned by another of our members to illustrate this book. He appeared at one of our Chapter meetings in Kinzer, Pa to autograph copies for us. I gave a few autographed copies to my friends' children. The truck appears on almost every page.

http://www.amazon.com/Someplace-Else-Carol-P-Saul/dp/0689802730

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

Mark57
04-15-2009, 01:04 AM
Len, you constantly amaze me with your "stuff". [:0]:D If I had a book like that when I was young, I would have no idea where it is today.

We did have "Car Cards" for long trips where you had to identify different kinds and colours of vehicles scoring points for the items depending on rarity.

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island

The NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
May 23 & 24, 2009; check it out at -
http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/</h5>
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bams50
04-15-2009, 05:48 AM
That is a cool thing. It seems nowadays every car has a TV/DVD player, and every kid has a hand-held video game. Wonder if there's one kid left who would be interested in doing one today?

I remember playing "goldfinger" as a kid. You watched other cars, and when you saw a staion wagon with the faux wood paneling on the side you called out "GOLDFINGER"! The first one to call it got a point. I have no idea where that name came from[?]

We also played "punchbug". Same game, only you called it for a VW Beetle, and you'd punch somebody in the arm. With the return of the Beetle, that game has revived:D

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

[b]"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?"

8E45E
04-15-2009, 08:02 AM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

We also played "punchbug". Same game, only you called it for a VW Beetle, and you'd punch somebody in the arm. With the return of the Beetle, that game has revived[B)]:D



I remember playing that!! We called it "slugabug"!:D

Craig

Don Kelstrom
04-15-2009, 08:42 AM
I have a number of car books for kids I was going to take to the Spokane Swap Meet in July. I sell them for $2-$3 each. For SteveT, I have that book "Hot Rod Road" with a dragster on the cover. Some of the others are Wild Wheels, Road Race, Four-wheel Drift, The Little Fire Engine, The Big Coal Truck, Smashup, and Tin Lizzie. If anybody is interested, I can send pictures and would ship media mail. dkelstrom@juno.com

JRoberts
04-15-2009, 09:35 AM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10

"Somplace Else" by Carol P. Saul, illustrated by Barry Root.

http://pbskids.org/readingrainbow/images/bookcovers/124.gif

Barry used a R series Studebaker truck owned by one of our Chapter members, and a 1947 Airstream trailer owned by another of our members to illustrate this book. He appeared at one of our Chapter meetings in Kinzer, Pa to autograph copies for us. I gave a few autographed copies to my friends' children. The truck appears on almost every page.

http://www.amazon.com/Someplace-Else-Carol-P-Saul/dp/0689802730

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight


I bought a copy of that book at York several years ago. I got it because at the time I had a green 2R6. It is a nice book with a good story line.

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

JRoberts
04-15-2009, 09:39 AM
quote:Originally posted by Mark57

Len, you constantly amaze me with your "stuff". [:0]:D If I had a book like that when I was young, I would have no idea where it is today.

We did have "Car Cards" for long trips where you had to identify different kinds and colours of vehicles scoring points for the items depending on rarity.

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island



The NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
May 23 & 24, 2009; check it out at -
http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/</h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0368a.jpg


We played similar games while we traveled. One was that we each picked the brand of car we wanted and then the color. You got on point for each car of the brand you chose and one point of each car with the color you chose. We occupied many an hour on the road playing that game.
We also tried to keep track of the different state license plates we saw. It was like the page in Leanord's book, only not as fancy. My mom was always the official record/score keeper/referee.

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

Swifster
04-15-2009, 10:39 AM
Killing time on long road trips I track the license plates I see in my head. I think when I drove out to California in 2003 I counted 37/51 US plates and 6/13 Canadian plates.

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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

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tutone63
04-15-2009, 12:42 PM
A game that we would play on long road trips was "windmill" We would keep our eyes out for a windmill (the old type...not these new energy things) and the first one to shout "windmill!" once they saw one got the point. This game worked better in some states than others....

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1963 Lark, 259 V8, two-tone paint, Twin Traction. Now that the salt is off the roads, she is getting back into regular rotation!

studeclunker
04-15-2009, 12:57 PM
I remember books similar to yours, Leonard. When we went travelling with our children we stopped at the store and picked up some activity books for them to play with. I tried to keep all the luggage on the roof so that the kids could play in the back of the wagon (pre seat-belt law days) and they had a great time. When we had the Caddie, the kids would fold down one of the jump-seats and play board games on it. Five years ago, when I moved here to Lewiston, my youngest son played his GameBoy and listened to his CD player whilst reclining in the back seat. He used the cigarette lighters as power supplys for both. Even with the new whiz-bang toys and gagets, they still complain of being bored and coin the same old line of, "Are we there yet?"

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K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

Steve T
04-15-2009, 05:46 PM
Don--

Cool...yep, "Barker's Booster" I think the dragster was called...refresh my memory, what was the author's name?? Bugs me that I can't recall it!

S.

Jeff_H
04-15-2009, 07:08 PM
We never went too far from home when I was growing up :( Growing up on a dairy/hog farm will do that....

However, this thread somehow made me recall a "youth" or "young adult" book I found in my HS library back in the early 80s. It was called "Heartbreak Hotrod". I little searching on the web turned up that it was written by James Summers in 1958. So, it was a pretty "old" book then. As I remember, its about a kid in HS that puts a lot of effort into building a hot rod only to get in a wreck with it after its finished. Meanwhile, he is trying to woo the girl too. Lots of "gearhead" stuff in it. In the end, I think his Dad buys him a nice car and he gets the girl, so it works out.

Jeff in ND
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'53 Champion Hardtop

kurtruk
04-15-2009, 07:22 PM
Am I the only one here that owns Me and My Dad and Our Studebaker [?]

This is a "new" book that was advertised in TW for a while, and then I saw the author had it for sale at the Rapid City, SD Int'l meet. I thought it looked like a really good book. I did not buy it at the time because we didn't have kids yet. Fast forward to a couple years ago. We got a son! (He's the one under the car with me in my signature photo.;)) Now, how to find that book! I knew it had been advertised in TW years back, somewhere around the time of the Rapid City meet. So I asked on this very forum when that meet was. Got the answer, dug out TWs from that time, found the ad. A phone number. Would it still be the same? I called the number, left a long message trying to explain what it was I wanted. Well, she called back. While she still had books left, she didn't (doesn't)really sell them anymore. The author is a cancer survivor and she said if I would make a donation to the American Cancer Society (in any amount) she would send me the books. (I asked for two.) It's a good book with good illustrations. I'm sorry--I can't find the book at the moment and my computer is on the fritz (running slower than dial-up!:(), so I can't post a photo of it.
Please don't look up her old ad in TW. I really don't think she would want to be bombarded with phone calls out of the blue about this. That is the impression I got from talking to her. If someone on here knows her--go forth...

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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kurtruk
04-15-2009, 07:33 PM
[quote]Originally posted by Swifster

Killing time on long road trips I track the license plates I see in my head. I think when I drove out to California in 2003 I counted 37/51 US plates and 6/13 Canadian plates.

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Tom - Mulberry, FL


When I started driving my delivery route to the Central Coast area of California, I noticed all the out-of-state plates. I decided to keep track of how long it would take to see all 50. It being a touristy area and having a poly technic college nearby, I found them all in a few months, including several Hawaii plates.

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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8E45E
04-15-2009, 08:26 PM
quote:Originally posted by Don Kelstrom
For SteveT, I have that book "Hot Rod Road" with a dragster on the cover.

Refresh my memory... Does that book have a fictitious character in it by the name of Woody Ahern who buys a '46 Ford coupe who starts off by putting good money after bad into it, and a buddy nicknamed "Pooch" with a '50 Chrysler, or something similar? I remember reading that book in grade 8 or so.

Craig

lstude
04-16-2009, 05:23 AM
Here is another kids book I have.

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

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/TheBigBookofCarspage1sm.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/TheBigBookofCarspage1011sm.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/TheBigBookofCarspage1415sm.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/TheBigBookofCarspage16sm.jpg

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Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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Don Kelstrom
04-16-2009, 08:43 AM
To Steve, you're right about the name of the dragster on the cover. The author is Carl Henry Rathjen. On the other question from 8E45E, I don't recall anything about the other cars. Must be in a different book.

JBOYLE
04-16-2009, 10:33 AM
Broadcast journalist and original Today Show host Dave Garroway, was a sports car fan and car enthusiast/collector.
He wrote Fun on Wheels, a road trip activity book for children. It was revised and reprinted in 1962 and 64.



Anyone have a copy?

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

Washington State