View Full Version : SDC Hamilton guests at ACD meet, 7/9 (PIX)

Steve T
07-10-2009, 10:20 PM
Hi all--

Thanks to SDCer Sheldon Rier, the Hamilton Chapter was invited to provide a Studebaker contingent at the part of this month's Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club meet that was hosted by Sheldon and friends at his business Mitographics in Cambridge, ON. Afterward most of the attendees there drove over to the regular Thursday cruise at the nearby A&W diner. (First time I've ever seen half a dozen each Cords and Auburns at a cruise night...!)

One of the area Studebakers I had not yet seen firsthand was Sheldon's absolutely gorgeous red '37 Coupe Express; I opted to take my Lark to Cambridge solely to see that. Which I did. Certainly saw much else, though. Hope the forum enjoys these pix...

Here are the Coupe Express and 2R5 "Mac & Cheese II" ("Mac & Cheese I" is a fifties Ford truck).

Some of the Hamilton Chapter Studes lined up, with some interesting Ford trucks in the background

Early 30s Auburn boattail roadster and a later 851 convertible

Cord L29, one of two at the meet-up

One good coffin-nose deserves another...two late-30s Cord 810/812 sedans arrive together

Packard 180 limousine, Jaguar XKE roadster, Ford Thunderbird: a good representative sampling of the other marques present

Over at the cruise, lovely 57 Silver Hawk from New York was a very welcome visitor

Gorgeous Cord 812 convertible, a Pebble Beach veteran

And then there was this...at a weekly cruise, for Pete's sake. Circa-1920 Pierce tourer. What a spectacular thing. I think this car may be a bit earlier than the period during which Studebaker owned Pierce, but am not sure.

The huge six in the Pierce

And here goes the Pierce, smartly, smoothly and quietly, out onto busy Hespeler Road in the evening sunshine. What a treat to see.

Cheers all


Chris Pile
07-10-2009, 11:21 PM
Great pictures!

Chris Pile
Editor: The Studebaker Special

07-11-2009, 06:06 AM
That would have been something to see in person. Great photos.
I have never hear of a monthly meeting for ACD club.
I'd join just to be able to see the cars.
Thank you for posting.

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

07-11-2009, 06:40 AM
Thanks for the great pictures!

Always fun to go to a meet vicariously, through the eyes of a Studerbaker nut. I enjoyed looking at the pictures, too. :)

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

Steve T
07-11-2009, 02:21 PM

I think the ACD meet is an annual one...analogous to an SDC Zone Meet. (I said "this month's" because the meet covers several days, only part of it being in Cambridge...Sheldon, being involved with the ACD meet as well as with SDC, decided the other famous Indiana-made marque ought also to feature during the meet.) Here are a couple more cars, both Auburns. The black one at first glance could be one of the numerous recent replicas, but on closer examination it ain't...this is a high dollar, 1930s car. The pewter-coloured one was driven in from Plymouth, Michigan by the couple who own it; upholstery and top are new, but the paintwork dates to 1935, and the lady in the car said they do not intend to refinish it. Very cool IMO...



...And to keep some Stude content going, here's a teaser shot, taken the same day, of my other favourite (along with the Cord coffin-nose) 30s American car...which may someday look the way the CE at the top of the thread does.


07-12-2009, 01:11 AM
I've always had a love of the Coffin nose Cords, My auto mechanics teacher had several, he also started a business making the Cord replicas in Broken Arrow Ok, Powered from anything a Covair, 440 mopar to a 460 Ford engine. His name is Glenn Pray. As a member of the early V-8 Ford club in the late 70s we got to tour his business and see how he built them. I last saw him at a small thursday night cruise driving a red 40 Ford Coupe with 16" Ford script whitewalls.


07-12-2009, 12:29 PM
That's a great assortment of fine cars. Interesting to note, the Pierce was built not far from the meet, in Buffalo,NY.

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop