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Roscomacaw
12-07-2009, 06:19 PM
Some of you may recall the Christmas story I did for TW a few years back. I'd done a number of illustrations for that tale and Art did use a couple of them, althought they didn't show up that well 'cause I worked with pencil.
Anyways, in my Great Office Shakeup of '09, I came across one of the unseen drawings - one of Ol' Stu in his misery, literally sitting in an old barn.

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/30906179/aview/PoorOld_Stu.jpg

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/30906179/aview/58_Avatar.jpg
1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

mbstude
12-07-2009, 06:24 PM
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Sky%20Hawk/sky_hawk021.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
12-07-2009, 06:28 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Anyways, in my Great Office Shakeup of '09,...



Uh oh [:0].



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA
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Roscomacaw
12-07-2009, 06:48 PM
YEAH DICK, it's ugly.[V]

Matthew - wow! Life imitates art. [}:)] I'd say Art imitates life, but I don' wanna hurt his feelings.:D

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/30906179/aview/58_Avatar.jpg
1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

jclary
12-07-2009, 06:58 PM
That reminded me of an old photo I had showing where I found my 55 president and my 51 land cruiser in 1987.

http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u346/jconln/SleepingStudes1987-1.jpg

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

Chris_Dresbach
12-07-2009, 07:11 PM
Why does it seem that if you go to an old farm and ask the owner if he has any Studebakers, he says "Yeah, got two in the barn. Unrestored." And guys like me cant find an unrestored one for sale?! (I did find one by the way, and am getting it:D) Shoot, when I was living on the farm a few years back when we bought it, all it had in the shed was a bunch of scrap tractor parts and a dead raccoon! And the neighbors had a Lark![}:)][B)] Im done now...[:p]

Chris Dresbach

Roscomacaw
12-07-2009, 07:42 PM
Chris, don't fret. THEY will come looking for YOU. Trust me.;)

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/30906179/aview/58_Avatar.jpg
1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Roscomacaw
12-07-2009, 08:11 PM
jclary, that photo reminds me of Fred Fox's barn.;)

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/30906179/aview/58_Avatar.jpg
1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

jclary
12-07-2009, 08:17 PM
Biggs, it was in a rural area in the middle of South Carolina. Just thought it might inspire you for some more sketches. I think I have some more photos somewhere. If I find them, and have the time, I might scan them for some future posts.:)

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

studeclunker
12-07-2009, 08:30 PM
Gee, Mr Biggs! Your fella even looks like a character out of CARS. Actually, the headlamp-eyes look like Bennie the taxi in Roger Rabbit. Neat drawing.:D

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

55champion
12-07-2009, 08:35 PM
Barn Finds are wonderful. I found a '50 two door a few weeks ago but the owner would not sell.

55s
12-07-2009, 09:03 PM
Studebakers in barns are not necessarily "lost", nor are they a barn "find" if the owner knew they were there!

Chris_Dresbach
12-07-2009, 09:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Chris, don't fret. THEY will come looking for YOU. Trust me.;)

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/30906179/aview/58_Avatar.jpg
1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door


Oh yes, it found me!:D



Chris Dresbach

sals54
12-08-2009, 06:15 PM
A few years ago I went to an auction in Petaluma CA. There were cars of all sorts in there. 56 Sky Hawk, Larks, 50/51 Commanders, Wagons, and a bunch of parts. I regret that I did not take pictures of that site. It was truly spectacular. I wonder if Roy Valdez or others who were there have any pictures of it????

sals54
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raprice
12-08-2009, 06:26 PM
Mr. B, I love the drawing, especially the headlights.
Very clever.
Rog

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