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BobPalma
04-25-2010, 02:32 PM
:) Was that an SDC member being "visited" by the American Pickers guys early Sunday afternoon, April 25?

Most of us can enjoy The History Channel's American Pickers. Sure, the show has it's limitations, but I enjoy the entertainment nonetheless.

On today's show (this segment may have been aired earlier for the first time, but I had not seen it), they visited "a guy in Alabama" with many old cars in his yard. Maybe half of them were Studebakers, and he talked about them. One or two Champ trucks, 1961 Lark VIII hardtop, 1962 Lark sedan, 1957 sedan of some sort, and many others. All looked beyond hope in terms of restoration, but good parts cars at least.

This guy had to have enough Studes to be an SDC member. Anyone know who it is? He was maybe 60-65 years old with a small, white, handlebar moustache. They spent time discussing a Volkswagen Thing he had in his stash. [8D]BP

52-fan
04-25-2010, 02:46 PM
I saw that episode a while back. I found myself wondering how many of those cars were in good shape when they were parked. At least he kept them out of a scrap yard.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg"In the heart of Arkansas."
1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas

Bob Langer
04-25-2010, 03:33 PM
Here is a link to the episode and the Studebaker segment starts at 07:55.

http://www.history.com/shows/american-pickers/videos/bigfoot-in-alabama#bigfoot-in-alabama

Bob Langer
Glenshaw,PA

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff143/regnalbob/cropped-1.jpg

BobPalma
04-25-2010, 03:39 PM
:D Thanks, Bob and....Howard? (Hey, who let somebody on the forum that isn't named Bob? Has there been a security breach? Has the forum been hacked? ;) <GGG>) [8D]BP

Chris_Dresbach
04-25-2010, 04:17 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

Hey, who let somebody on the forum that isn't named Bob?

[B)]...
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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.

BobGlasscock
04-25-2010, 04:46 PM
He snuck in just 3 years ago, Bob. If you spell his name backwards, well, it still isn't Bob. Oh, well.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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Sdude
04-25-2010, 05:03 PM
I couldn't get an audio but I watched it for a while. Those guys must not have known the value of that 50 bullet they pulled out of the box. They just put it back. It looked like it was in good shape.

Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC
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studegary
04-25-2010, 05:05 PM
Alabama had 117 SDC members, as of the 2009 SDC Roster, so there is a good chance that he is a member or at least some member knows of the cars.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

studefan
04-25-2010, 05:06 PM
I just watched the show. Pretty cool. The stude guy said his name was Joe Biggs (or Briggs) at the beginning of his segment.

studegary
04-25-2010, 05:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by studefan

I just watched the show. Pretty cool. The stude guy said his name was Joe Biggs (or Briggs) at the beginning of his segment.


No SDC member with a name like that in Alabama.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

2R2
04-25-2010, 05:34 PM
Bob, There is also a '64 Daytona Hardtop visable right when they pull in the driveaway. It would be interesting to find out more about his hidden "treasures"

Eric DeRosa

'49 2R-5 (original Survivor)
'63 R2 Lark (barely surviving)

Flashback
04-25-2010, 09:57 PM
[:I]Wrong guy!! I couldn't pull this up before, now I did.
did't think there could be two that similar:D;)

Tex in Alabama
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Makin' a little progress