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John and Tracy Smith
05-27-2009, 12:30 AM
If you are ever in Cashmere, Washington, be sure to stop at Studebaker's, a 50's-style diner. It is pretty much decorated floor to ceiling with Studebaker memorabilia.

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There is a back copy of Turning Wheels magazine on every table. What a great way to promote Studebakers and the SDC!

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_0179.jpg

John was excited to find a copy of the issue that has our article in it (the waitress didn't see that impressed!) She did promise to read it later, though (maybe she just wanted a good tip?) ;)

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_0178.jpg

When asked if the owner has Studebakers, the waitress (who might have been the owner) said, "Don't you see the truck out front?"

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/studebakertruck/IMG_0180.jpg

For those of you interested in learning more about the diner, here is a link to their website:
www.studebakersdiner.com


John and Tracy Smith
Queen Creek Arizona
http://1955studebaker.blogspot.com/

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StudeRich
05-27-2009, 02:11 AM
Yeah right, like he DRIVES that thing with no license plate or wipers!

I need to see THAT place John, I've heard lots about it but never been there. [:0] It is pretty new though.

A Contractor contacted me maybe a year or two or more ago about finding a 1950 Stude. car or front clip for some kind of display at the new Studebakers they were building, he said it would be part of a huge Antique mall in Cashmere. :)

I asked if they were part of the chain of Studebakers across the Country, and he did not think so. I believe most or all of those are now gone anyway.

So this is it huh, I have never seen any pics of it before, thanks a lot for sharing this, as I told you when you were here: you and Smitty are going to see lots of Washington like you have never seen on this trip, and I am glad you could! [^]

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StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

Mark57
05-27-2009, 02:53 AM
I will be stopping there in just a week and a bit as the Antique Studebaker Club is stopping there for lunch during their tour on Friday, June 5th. ;) [8D][^]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

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StudeRich
05-27-2009, 03:01 AM
Antique Studebaker Club? Your's is a long way from a pre-war Truck! [:0]
If you are the pace Car/Truck, they're in TROUBLE! :D

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StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

Mark57
05-27-2009, 03:04 AM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

Antique Studebaker Club? Your's is a long way from a pre-war Truck! [:0]
If you are the pace Car/Truck, they're in TROUBLE! :D

StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA


Pretty funny Rich! No, I thought I'd take a step back in time and be a passenger for the 1/2 day tour. ;) Hey, at $10, it's cheap fun even for a CASO! [}:)]:D

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

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BobGlasscock
05-27-2009, 08:16 AM
There is a Studebaker diner somewhere in SC or a nearby state that I have seen. One of the guys from that area can tell us about it.

I love all the Buddy Holly memorabilia on the walls. My favorite two things!!

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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4961Studebaker
05-27-2009, 08:52 AM
I see a shirt hanging on the wall I need to inquire about.

ChopStu
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barnlark
05-27-2009, 08:58 AM
Originally posted by StudeRich

Yeah right, like he DRIVES that thing with no license plate or wipers!


Who needs wipers in Washington? The plate's probably still stuck to the last brand X it pushed out of the ditch. :D;)

Judging by how packed the restaurant is, it's a wonder the city of South Bend doesn't annex it. ;)

Transtar60
05-27-2009, 09:09 AM
That truck almost looks like it could be a dump truck chassis with the tow hook on the front. ITs the same color my 8E28 was painted by the second or third owner.

http://racingstudebakers.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10056/5E13%20Pic%203.JPG
3E38
4E2
4E28
5E13
7E7
8E7
8E12
8E28

59 Lark
etc

mbstude
05-27-2009, 11:18 AM
quote:Originally posted by BobGlasscock

There is a Studebaker diner somewhere in SC or a nearby state that I have seen. One of the guys from that area can tell us about it.


That's David Walker's "The Bantam Chef" in Chesnee, South Carolina.

While he does have a bullet nose front clip hanging above the door, he also has a '50 Champion on display inside. :D

http://www.revolutionaryday.com/usroute221/chesnee/bantam2.jpg



Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

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JRoberts
05-27-2009, 02:19 PM
There is a bar/nightclub/restaurant called Studebaker's in Myrtle Beach. I have never been there but I have heard about it. I think the North Carolina Chapter used to visit the place now and then.

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

JBOYLE
05-27-2009, 03:06 PM
I've been to the Cashmere resturant while staying in the nearby resort town of Levenworth.
I plan to go again, it will be a good post-restoration shakedown trip for the Avanti.

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

Washington State

silverhawk
05-27-2009, 03:26 PM
Glad you got to see that place, I always thought it was alot of fun. The resturant its self is not all that new though. It was around awhile back, don't know exactly how for back, but never took off very well. Now it has been reopened, and seems to be doing pretty well. The original owner of the place was really into studes I am told, kinda a no brainer by looking at the place. I wonder if that truck is newly put there though, I didn't see it when I was there a few weeks ago.

Dylan Wills

'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

BobGlasscock
05-27-2009, 05:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude


quote:Originally posted by BobGlasscock

There is a Studebaker diner somewhere in SC or a nearby state that I have seen. One of the guys from that area can tell us about it.


That's David Walker's "The Bantam Chef" in Chesnee, South Carolina.

While he does have a bullet nose front clip hanging above the door, he also has a '50 Champion on display inside. :D

http://www.revolutionaryday.com/usroute221/chesnee/bantam2.jpg




It was on the way to The Bantam Chef from Greer that I had my first and ONLY taste of boiled peanuts. Never, never again.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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bridgegaurd
05-27-2009, 10:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by Transtar60

That truck almost looks like it could be a dump truck chassis with the tow hook on the front. ITs the same color my 8E28 was painted by the second or third owner.

I have a picture of the data plate, i'll post the info as soon as i can download my camera. It has a five speed with a two speed rear. But i couldn't see an oil pan so not sure if it has an engine. All in all a pretty fair truck.

Gary1953
05-27-2009, 10:44 PM
Looks like a fun place. Thanks for posting.


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

Mark57
05-27-2009, 11:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by bridgegaurd


quote:Originally posted by Transtar60

That truck almost looks like it could be a dump truck chassis with the tow hook on the front. ITs the same color my 8E28 was painted by the second or third owner.

I have a picture of the data plate, i'll post the info as soon as i can download my camera. It has a five speed with a two speed rear. But i couldn't see an oil pan so not sure if it has an engine. All in all a pretty fair truck.


Rest assured I will give that Transtar the once over when I'm there next week. :)[^] That is of course, if it's still there. ;)

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

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bridgegaurd
05-27-2009, 11:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mark57


quote:Originally posted by bridgegaurd


quote:Originally posted by Transtar60

That truck almost looks like it could be a dump truck chassis with the tow hook on the front. ITs the same color my 8E28 was painted by the second or third owner.

I have a picture of the data plate, i'll post the info as soon as i can download my camera. It has a five speed with a two speed rear. But i couldn't see an oil pan so not sure if it has an engine. All in all a pretty fair truck.


Rest assured I will give that Transtar the once over when I'm there next week. :)[^] That is of course, if it's still there. ;)

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/CandyStore1Thumb.jpg
Wish we could join you all at Wanatche but John is putting Tracy ahead of my Stude looking. We'll unfortunatly be on the road to Arizona.

tutone63
05-28-2009, 09:14 AM
Looks like a dream come true! I hope they stay open for a while...Maybe when my family reunion is in washington some year, I can convince my wife to get up there!!;) (we don't have much time for travel...:(

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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!

JimsLeadCommander
05-29-2009, 04:25 PM
There was a 'Stu--oops 'Hudson's Diner' in the Oxnard, CA area a few years ago but, it has been converted to another (name unknown at this time) eatery last time I was by there and looked....(2 years ago). (I started this by naming it "Studebaker's" because the pics of THIS place reminded me of the former Hudson's) I still see "Chevy's" restaurants here and there. Eat well and prosper.

JimsLeadCommander

studelark
05-29-2009, 04:52 PM
It's a shame they had to spoil that beautiful bullet nose with a darn old Buick bombsight on the hood.:(:(

Frank Drumheller
Louisa, VA
60S-W6
1948 M16-52 Boyer fire truck

Mark57
05-29-2009, 09:37 PM
quote:Originally posted by hotwheels63r2

So who's going to lunch/dinner while there?

We'll be heading over Friday night. I hope to get a cool shirt and grab some food.

(boy, I hope they know we are all coming) ( I hope everyone that passes takes a picture of some cars out front to post later)

MIKE


The Antique Studebaker Club (NW) is having a tour on Friday and they are heading up to Leavenworth from Wenatchee, then stopping at Studebakers Restaurant for lunch on the way back.

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/CandyStore1Thumb.jpg