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Flyin51andB17
07-11-2009, 09:15 PM
I am new last week on the Forum so maybe this type of thread has been started before. I just thought it would be fun for posters to show their photos of Studebakers that belonged to their parents, grand-parents, great grand-parents and maybe some outlaw uncles.

maxpower1954 said in the "What is in your glovebox?" thread that his box had a photo of his great-grand father looking under the hood of his 1925 Studebaker Light Six touring car, at his Lakeland, Florida home. I'd like to see that.

The only known documented Studebaker before 1970 in my family tree was the 1947 Business Coupe my folks had when I was three years old in 1958. The only known photo of the car is below with yours truly taken in Merced, California shortly after we moved there from Riverside. I still remember riding and sleeping up on the shelf.

I've wanted a Business Coupe for years but have yet to own one. Somewhere the other day I saw a 1947 Business Coupe for sale in Sacrmento area. Maybe its the same one?

In the late 70's my Dad bought a low mileage re-painted biege 1951 Champion Deluxe 2-door Sedan in Boise from the original owners. It was the getaway car I used when my wife and I were married in January 1986 in Meridian, Idaho. Dad sold it a couple years later to a Car Wash owner in Boise and it was painted black soon afterward. Don't know it's fate but I'll post a photo of it later in this thread.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c141/3QTRP51/MyFirstStude1958.jpg

Chris Pile
07-11-2009, 09:36 PM
No pictures but my grandad used Studebaker trucks on the farm until they closed the plant. My dad learned to drive in those farm trucks.

Chris Pile
Editor: The Studebaker Special
http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/

Roscomacaw
07-11-2009, 09:41 PM
No Studes in my childhood, but I do recall play-driving my folk's 53 Nash Statesman while it set in the driveway. That would've been about '55 or '56.

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

8E45E
07-11-2009, 09:50 PM
There have been a few posts that have touched on the subject of Studebakers in one's childhood. Here are at least a couple of threads with photos in it that come to mind:

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26095&SearchTerms=dad

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=29469&SearchTerms=hawaiian

Though there were two Studebakers in my life while growing up, AFAIK, no photos of them exist at all.:(

Craig

HarryStude
07-11-2009, 11:37 PM
My Great-Grand Father from what I was told had owned one but I know nothing else of it. Coincidently his name was Harry Studebaker.

PROUDLY MADE IN AMERICA

lstude
07-12-2009, 07:39 AM
Since Craig posted this thread:

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26095

Some of my pictures are on there, but I have some more, of course, I have posted them also, but here they are.

This was my Mother's 53 Champion when I was 12 years old, in 1957.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Mewith53champion1957.jpg

My Mother traded the 53 Champion on a 58 Silver Hawk.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/MebyHawkinFarmville1959.jpg

These were my friends cars and me by the Hawk.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/ThecarclubJuly61.jpg

Then my Mother traded the Hawk on a 61 Lark. This when I took it to the drag strip.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/61LarkMay62atRichmondDragwaycc.jpg





Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

BobGlasscock
07-12-2009, 10:25 AM
Lowell, this is my 50 Champion. My parents bought it new in 1949 and it has never left us. I have rebuilt it, but it is as it was off the assembly line. I was born 9 months after they purchased, so we are the same age.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20club%20mtgs/P1010005.jpg



'50 Champion, 1 family owner
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff019.jpghttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff018.jpg

raprice
07-12-2009, 12:26 PM
I don't have any photos, but when I was a kid (born in '37), my dad had a '39 Commander. What I remember about this car was its quietness and great ride. I wish I had that car today. The only negative was the maroon paint faded. It's my understanding that reds and maroons were hard to keep up.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY

Nelsen Motorsports
07-12-2009, 06:31 PM
My grandfather had a 61 Lark 6 4 door in the late sixties which he took cross country from Connecticut to Southbend then to Colorado and California in one trip in 1969 towing a camping trailor. Sorry pics are in CT. Other than that my Mom's maiden name is Erskine. Even comes from the town Erskine in Scotland. Any relation?:D[?]

http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss29/NelsenRacing/n1558086144_30050401_419-1.jpg
Alex Nelsen
1954 Champion Coupe
Lizella, GA

jclary
07-12-2009, 06:45 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobGlasscock

Lowell, this is my 50 Champion. My parents bought it new in 1949 and it has never left us. I have rebuilt it, but it is as it was off the assembly line. I was born 9 months after they purchased, so we are the same age.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20club%20mtgs/P1010005.jpg



'50 Champion, 1 family owner
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff019.jpghttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff018.jpg


:):):)Let's see Bob...you were born 9 months after your parents purchased this car...Hmmm...Drive-in movies were very popular back then...you might be more connected to this car than most!:):):)

John Clary
Greer, SC
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u346/jconln/HPIM0372-2.jpg
Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975

studegary
07-12-2009, 07:58 PM
No relatives of mine owned Studebakers before I did or since I have.
My wife's father purchased a new 1949 Champion as his first car (lived in NYC and didn't need a car before that) and later purchased a new 1963 Cruiser.
Cathy and I each only owned Studebakers when we met. We have been married for 46 years and have stayed active in the Studebaker community through the years.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

50Champ
07-12-2009, 09:32 PM
quote:http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/ThecarclubJuly61.jpg


How tall is the guy on the left-about 4' 6"? The car is taller than he is....:D

http://pic20.picturetrail.com:80/VOL1188/4526177/20234971/329233113.jpg

1950 Champion 2 Dr. Sedan

BobGlasscock
07-12-2009, 09:58 PM
quote:Originally posted by jclary
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:):):)Let's see Bob...you were born 9 months after your parents purchased this car...Hmmm...Drive-in movies were very popular back then...you might be more connected to this car than most!:):):)

John Clary
Greer, SC
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u346/jconln/HPIM0372-2.jpg
Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975


John, I have thought of that often and use it as a claim for the sentimental attachment I have to the car. Like I said, exactly the same age.

I also forgot to mention, as others have, the other Studes in my family. My dad had a 30, a 40, my 50, a 57 Hawk, and a 64 Daytona. He swore by them, and I learned that from him.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff019.jpghttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff018.jpg

Steve T
07-13-2009, 07:30 PM
Maternal granddad had at least two Studebakers...this '49 Champion 4dr, seen with Mom in 1956...
http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/ll260/StudeSteve/K4BC488E1FAC_1000911.jpg

...and this Starlight, which we think was either a green '51 or a tan '52. This is the only photo of it, taken as Mom arrived at her wedding to Dad in September 1958...the gent on the left is my granddad.
http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/ll260/StudeSteve/K19148503DC7_1000637.jpg


We've been mostly a Pontiac family in the years since; as far as I know the next Studebaker in the family after these two was a certain blue '62 Lark...

S.

raprice
07-14-2009, 09:13 AM
Gary, wow, you're married 46 years? Where did you go wrong? (Henny Youngman joke). Actually, my wife & I will be married 45 years next month.
Happy Anniversary.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY

studegary
07-14-2009, 01:00 PM
quote:Originally posted by raprice

Gary, wow, you're married 46 years? Where did you go wrong? (Henny Youngman joke). Actually, my wife & I will be married 45 years next month.
Happy Anniversary.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY


Thanks, and Happy Anniversary to you two also!

My wife, Cathy, grew up in your "neck of the woods." She was living in West Babylon and we met in Oyster Bay.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer