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Chris_Dresbach
04-15-2010, 07:00 PM
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/larkmodelstockcar.jpg
I found this cool model while just searching around on the net. Thought I would post.:)

Chris Dresbach. South Bend, In.
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/ModelN-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/40champion-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/N10-1-1.jpg
1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
1963 Prototype moon cart built by Studebaker.

Steve T
04-15-2010, 07:26 PM
Oh that is awesome. Ever since seeing the remains of a Lark stocker way out in northwestern Ontario about a decade ago, I've wanted to build just such a model. (In fantasyland...a 1:1 model, to run on the local short tracks in the summer...)

Is this someone who builds these stockers to order??

S.

bams50
04-15-2010, 07:30 PM
Steve, did you see my 'Black Bart' thread on SH? Looks a lot like that Lark stocker you posted 'way back when...

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA
Ephesians 6:10-17

junior
04-15-2010, 09:30 PM
oh ya baby, now we're talking. COOL!!!

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss16/studejunior/retrobaker/stude0909020.jpg

54 Champ C5 Hamilton car.

Steve T
04-15-2010, 09:36 PM
Bob--

I hadn't, so I did; thanks for the vector, great thread. And yes, this model certainly does resemble the Mosquito Speedway "signpost" Lark stocker hulk...if it were restored (and converted from a '63 to a '62 HT). I wonder if the poor ol' thing is still sitting out there, long after the speedway closed down...truth told there would have been little reason to move it even to scrap it: Mosquito Speedway was in the absolute middle of nowhere.

As I said in reply to the SH thread on Black Bart, you really oughta build up a low-buck retro stocker starting with one of your rougher rescued Studebakers...

S.

Chris_Dresbach
04-15-2010, 10:47 PM
Could somebody explain "Mosquito Speedway"[?] Or have a pic of the real Lark stock car hulk. This has my interest.:D[8D]

Chris Dresbach. South Bend, In.
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/ModelN-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/40champion-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/N10-1-1.jpg
1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
1963 Prototype moon cart built by Studebaker.

Steve T
04-15-2010, 10:59 PM
Chris--

Do a forum search for "Mosquito Speedway" and you'll find my old photo of the '63 Lark HT stocker hulk with the huge metal mosquito cutout standing on top...I've posted the pic at least twice I can think of, but not all that recently.

S.

Steve T
04-15-2010, 11:06 PM
Here's my original thread about Mosquito Speedway and its Stude signpost...

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17455&SearchTerms=mosquito,speedway

Chris_Dresbach
04-15-2010, 11:15 PM
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/mosquitolark.jpg
Ha, wow...[:0][:p][8] Any photos of the track itself[?]

Chris Dresbach. South Bend, In.
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/ModelN-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/40champion-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/N10-1-1.jpg
1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
1963 Prototype moon cart built by Studebaker.

Steve T
04-15-2010, 11:21 PM
Chris--

The one time I visited, absolutely nothing was going on; I think I did take one shot through the fence just to record the place, but I have nary a clue where that photo would be now. Only took the one angle of the Lark, too; in retrospect I wish I'd shot a bunch of angles and some closeup details. That model you posted the pic of really shows me how the poor ol' 63 must have looked in its glory days. I'll never build up the real thing; I absolutely must build a model similar to that one though!

Y'know I should email my cousins who used to live fairly near the speedway, and see if they know whether or not the Studebaker is still on site. If it is...Rescue mission, anybody?:D

S.

bams50
04-16-2010, 04:25 AM
quote:Originally posted by Steve T



As I said in reply to the SH thread on Black Bart, you really oughta build up a low-buck retro stocker starting with one of your rougher rescued Studebakers...




That would be fun, except nobody anywhere near me runs a class like that anymore- at that level it's 4-banger classes now <sigh>:(

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA
Ephesians 6:10-17

Steve T
04-16-2010, 04:54 PM
Bob--

Hop across ye 49th parallel and run her up here as a Thunder Car...pleeeez!:D

S.

55s
04-16-2010, 05:36 PM
That's one way to hold down the hood.

I used to build and race slot cars. I built several Studebakers but unfortunately they did not have a high survival rate.

raprice
04-16-2010, 05:48 PM
Very realistic. Thanks.
Rog

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

Chris_Dresbach
04-16-2010, 09:43 PM
Come to Plymouth speedway, or South Bend speedway before SB closed.:( Plymouth, as well as all of the local tracks here, still run thunder cars.[8][:p]

Chris Dresbach. South Bend, In.
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/ModelN-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/40champion-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/N10-1-1.jpg
1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
1963 Prototype moon cart built by Studebaker.