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alanmende
10-11-2009, 09:20 AM
Hello everyone,

I took Grace, our '54 Commander Starliner, to Hershey yesterday. Met up with Leonard Shepherd and Don Jones, both of whom took photos of her.

Last night at the awards banquet, we were awarded our AACA National 1st Senior, and I was as nervous as I was last year awaiting the announcement of her 1st Junior.

We may come in second in the Texaco Car of the Decades contest, but at least the AACA judges know a classy car (as opposed to a '53 Dirge pick-up rod) when they see one.

Kindest regards,

Alan Mende
Hummelstown, PA

I'm not a mechanic; I don't even play one on TV.

Roscomacaw
10-11-2009, 10:04 AM
Cool deal, Alan! Congratulations!

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

starliner62
10-11-2009, 11:03 AM
My brother called me yesterday and said "guess where I am? I'm at Hershey" Then he snickered and told me about the beautiful 54 Studebaker he was looking at. I take it that he was probably looking at Grace.. Congrats on the senior award.

Jamie McLeod
Hope Mills, NC

silverhawk
10-11-2009, 11:05 AM
Congrats!

Dylan Wills

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Flashback
10-11-2009, 11:13 AM
Well deserved. Congradulations

Tex E. Grier
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Mark57
10-11-2009, 12:17 PM
Congratulations Alan, well deserved. [^][8D]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
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Avantidon
10-11-2009, 06:03 PM
Pictures of most all Studebakers found on the Hershey Show field will be posted tomorrow. There were many nice cars there including Alan's. Some people worry alot but whebn the car is as nice as GRACE is AACA"s Senior Award is a shoe in. Congrats to you Alan and as I said yesteray on the field it was a "No Brainer" to the judges.

4961Studebaker
10-11-2009, 07:21 PM
Congratulations!!

I've Been an admirer of your car since I first saw.....it...in some bridge photo's.

ChopStu
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140 weeks till completion.

bige
10-11-2009, 08:26 PM
An accomplishmednt to be proud of...congratulations.

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sweetolbob
10-11-2009, 08:31 PM
Alan

It's a win/win when a deserving Studebaker receives an award like this.

It's a great looking car and deserves the award.[:p]

Well done,

Bob


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Lark Hunter
10-12-2009, 01:15 AM
Congratulations, Alan.

P.S. I think I'm in love with Grace.[:I]

LH

"I'm allergic to small block Chevys."