View Full Version : Went to a car show today - lots of pics

06-06-2009, 07:02 PM
I went to a car show Midlothian, near Richmond. I had the only Studebaker there, but I got lots of comments. One young guy about 20 years old, told me that my car was the best looking car there.


This young boy looked at my Studebaker about five minutes.


A guy took a picture of my license plate topper.


There was a new Camaro next to an old Camaro, so I took the picture.



And there was a new Challenger next to an old Cuda.



I think the old Camaro and the old Cuda are better looking that the new ones.

Leonard Shepherd


06-06-2009, 08:44 PM
have to agree with you the changler is to slab sided and the camero is just ugly the dash board is really ugly.

06-06-2009, 10:30 PM
:) Good work, Leonard. 'Glad to see Studebaker represented, and glad you had a good time. :DBP

06-06-2009, 10:38 PM
In all fairness: the present Chally is a true tribute car to the original 1970 model--------aside from having slightly taller door skins and bigger bumpers, it looks more like a restyle than anything else.

As for the Camaro---------------blech! The 1969/early 1970 version has timeless styling IMHO-------much like a 1953 Starlight or an older Avanti.

Borrowed Bams50's sigline here:

"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?"

Chris Pile
06-07-2009, 01:26 AM
quote:I think the old Camaro and the old Cuda are better looking that the new ones.

On the button, Leonard!

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

06-07-2009, 01:39 AM
That kid staring at your car in his baseball uniform is classic, Leonard. [8D][8D][8D]


06-07-2009, 07:56 AM
I agree with you the old look better than the new. I have not seen the two parked together before. Nice pictures.

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

06-07-2009, 08:07 AM
Always good to see a 52 out with the folks! :D The little Thames next to you is a nice piece.
The new Challenger looks better to me than the Camaro. I never understood the GM stylist's fascination with wedge shaped front ends. At least this version looks more like an evil grin than the cow catcher on some of their designs.

1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."