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289stude
06-17-2009, 10:12 PM
in TW this month is a must read. I won't give anything away but great article that also includes another one of our own from the forum.



John

63' R1 Wagonaire

63' 8E45 Detroit

53' 2R5 R1 Powershift TT Under Construction

57' Transtar 304 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction (in Picture)

58' 3E6D Stock Sale Pending

61' 6E7 122 Factory Auto

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barnlark
06-17-2009, 11:48 PM
That sneaky, innocent possum. What's he up to now? :D Mine usually comes around the 21st lately (sorry, candbstudebakers). Can't wait.

candbstudebakers
06-17-2009, 11:50 PM
What month is he talking about must be June right?

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

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barnlark
06-17-2009, 11:56 PM
You must live behind the Castro Valley curtain. ;)

StudeDave57
06-18-2009, 01:42 AM
quote:Originally posted by candbstudebakers

What month is he talking about must be June right? Bob
Don't blame me~ but no, he's not talking about June. [:0] [B)]
Mine won't be here for awhile, but Dad gets his First Class... ;)


StudeDave '57 [8D]

mbstude
06-25-2009, 05:28 PM
GREAT article, Lark Parker. [^]

FWIW, John Andras (Most call him "Mr. Avanti") of Florida does have two Avantis... (Wait.. What's the plural?? ;))

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

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raprice
06-25-2009, 07:15 PM
Yes, I read the Lark Parker article too. Terrific! It's in the July issue.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY

Roscomacaw
06-25-2009, 07:17 PM
Yes, a good story by Mr. Parker.

Matthew, I believe it's AVANTEES. No, wait, BondoBill's got that as a registered trademark.[}:)]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

4961Studebaker
06-25-2009, 07:20 PM
Or how about Avante' s (sounds french as I type it) :D

ChopStu
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52-fan
06-25-2009, 08:07 PM
My July issue arrived today. I haven't read it yet.

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

Lark Parker
06-25-2009, 08:07 PM
Thanks.

Credit must be shared with the TW editors for finding and providing the buggy and the car photos. And to Bob Palma who provided option numbers when I couldn't find my references. Also Wayne and Gwen Remaly for letting me use their suitcase for pictures.

We don't want to discuss it too much as I am an active participant in a conspiracy to keep those without the July TW in the dark as long as possible.

Another good job on your section again Matthew.


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n4/larkparker/Miscellaneous/caryreduced.jpg Lark Parker

Just an innocent possum strolling down life's highway.

Roscomacaw
06-25-2009, 08:18 PM
"Just an innocent possum strolling down life's highway."

Ooh! Watch out for that speeding Studebaker![:0]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

sweetolbob
06-25-2009, 09:38 PM
I continue to be impressed with the communication abilities of members of the forum, including the verbage in TW. Another great article.

The good news: My copy arrived tuesday in middle Michigan.

The bad news: It showed up at the same time as the &@#$%!#@ hot weather from down south. 96 Deg is way to hot for we Northern European decendents. Lower Mason/Dixon dwellers, keep your %$#&*^#@ weather to your selves. [}:)]

I almost burst into flames finishing the 800 Watt sound system in 54K. [:p] I must admit, B. Fuller, B. Holly and Pachebel sound darn good.

Bob

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Warren Webb
06-26-2009, 08:23 AM
I received mine yesterday & I must say, it just floors me how just when you think it cant possibly get any better, WHAMMO, it is! I used to first hit the classified pages, but this issue is a "cant put it down until you read the whole thing". Kudo's to all. It was especially nice to see all the great questions from many familiar names in here.

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

warrlaw1
06-26-2009, 09:35 AM
Well, I'll take a stab at the linguistics: Avanti, as a verb is Italian, I believe, and meanings vary from "Come in!" to "forward" to "advance". In Latin, if there was such a noun, Avanti would be the plural of Avantum. In this context I think it is a proper noun, a name, and just as valid and free standing as "Bob" or "Jon" or "Kalamazoo". There, now I've made Bob and Jon free, standing, and valid. You're welcome :)

tutone63
06-26-2009, 02:22 PM
Ditto on all the great comments about the article. I enjoyed it as i ate my cinnamon roll this morning. It brought a chuckle...actually quite a few!

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1963 Lark, 259 V8, two-tone paint, Twin Traction. Driven often, always noticed!

Dick Steinkamp
06-28-2009, 08:10 AM
We need Lark Parker as a monthly contributor to TW! What a hoot :D. Excellent!! [^]

BTW, I had a visitor walk into my shop the other day and told me all about the Studebaker AVANT (they used those Ford motors, you know. Even his Ford books documented that).

Maybe Avant is the singular and Avanti is the plural? Or maybe it was the Avants that had the Ford engines? (Lark would know).

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Scott
06-28-2009, 10:15 AM
I've always enjoyed Lark's articles and pithy comments. Sometimes I think he is Mark Twain re-incarnated, but he looks so much like some actor I remember seeing in some old B movies...just can't remember who, now.

dean pearson
06-28-2009, 12:16 PM
You guy's are talking about the July issue right?
It's not even july yet and you have me walking down to the mailbox!

Dick Steinkamp
06-28-2009, 12:31 PM
quote:Originally posted by Scott
Sometimes I think he is Mark Twain re-incarnated,


This one was very "Walter Mitty" like. Just great :D.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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barnlark
06-28-2009, 09:17 PM
Originally posted by Scott
"...he looks so much like some actor I remember seeing in some old B movies...just can't remember who, now."

Uh, B movies? Cary Grant. [:0]

Scott
06-29-2009, 11:34 AM
I was joking about the B movies. I guess I forgot to wink.

Johnnywiffer
06-29-2009, 05:21 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

We need Lark Parker as a monthly contributor to TW! What a hoot :D. Excellent!! [^] AMEN to that, brother! :D