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63larkcustom
11-03-2009, 03:37 PM
I was at a stoplight on the way to work in the lark this morning. This lady pulls up in a Hyundai and rolls down her window. She said she loved seeing the car out on the road. She then told me she worked for Studebaker and was responsible to receiving the teletypes at the factory for dealer accessory orders. She said she worked on the sixth floor in the admin building. 1959 was her first year working. Just goes to show you never know who your gonna run across.

Roscomacaw
11-03-2009, 03:52 PM
Wow! Cool story!

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1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

raprice
11-03-2009, 04:07 PM
Yes, that was a treat. As we know, the Studebaker workforce is shrinking fast. Speaking with one of them is a treasure.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY
Long Island Studebaker Club

Milaca
11-03-2009, 04:58 PM
Did you get her name? You may want to speak to her again for more details, she may even have some Studebaker soueveniers to show you from her time there...maybe some photographs. Its indeed rare these days to speak to a former employee. Nothing is better than speaking to someone with a first hand account!

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63larkcustom
11-03-2009, 07:43 PM
I got her number. I'll see if she will give an interview.

Mark57
11-03-2009, 08:13 PM
Yes, I can sense a story for TW in this thread. ;):)

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'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
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8E45E
11-03-2009, 11:10 PM
quote:Originally posted by 63larkcustom
She then told me she worked for Studebaker and was responsible to receiving the teletypes at the factory for dealer accessory orders. She said she worked on the sixth floor in the admin building. 1959 was her first year working. Just goes to show you never know who your gonna run across.


Interesting story! Can you confirm which floor she worked on? The Admin Building has only four floors. It would have been a rather exciting time period for her to have been working there in any case.
She would have been right in the middle of Harold Churchill getting axed, and being replaced by Sherwood Egbert. In addition, she would have had to put up with some loud construction all around her when the Admin Building got extensively renovated inside right after Sherwood Egbert got into office.

Craig

tutone63
11-04-2009, 01:07 PM
Great story! I love those type of meetings!

About two years ago I was at a wedding of a friend of my wife, (they wanted me to be an usher) I drove my lark that day, and the grandfather of the bride made his way toward me right as the first guests were filing in. He asked me "Is that your Lark out there?" I told him "Yes, you like it?" He then told me that he had worked for a Studebaker dealership for many years and always loved it when he saw one of them still on the road, which wasn't that often these days. He seemed more exited at that than the fact that his grandaughter was getting married! He wanted to talk more, but did not have the time. we did have the chance to visit for a few minutes at the reception, not long enought for me, but what do you do? Very nice guy.

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warrlaw1
11-04-2009, 02:23 PM
Studes are babe magnets.

00RACER
11-04-2009, 05:18 PM
Was she driving an R5 Avanti?

JBOYLE
11-04-2009, 06:06 PM
quote:Originally posted by warrlaw1

Studes are babe magnets.


Gee, I hope so....:D

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

Milaca
11-04-2009, 06:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by warrlaw1

Studes are babe magnets.

Umm, by 'babe' you mean 'rust', right? [8D]

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Son O Lark
11-05-2009, 05:03 AM
quote:Originally posted by warrlaw1

Studes are babe magnets.
Sadly,I've always found that Studes are more old guy magnets than babe magnets.:D