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Milaca
04-30-2010, 09:13 PM
I plan on leaving around 7am on Thursday morning (May 6th) from Milaca, Minnesota for South Bend in my 1963 Hawk. If anybody would like to convoy with me, you are welcome to. I'm getting excited, anxious and a little nervous about the journey, hope to see a bunch of you in Indiana. :)

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Love birds...Red Hawks in mating season.
In the middle of Minnestudea

ChampTrucking
04-30-2010, 09:20 PM
Milica,did you get a email from Prager?

Chris_Dresbach
04-30-2010, 09:26 PM
Brent, I would be happy to convoy with you to South Bend, unfortunately, I'm already there.:D;)[:p]

Chris Dresbach. South Bend, In.
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
1963 Prototype cart built by Studebaker.

Milaca
04-30-2010, 09:31 PM
quote:Originally posted by ChampTrucking

Milica,did you get a email from Prager?

No, I don't think so. Is this in referrence to a previous posting about him asking me to bring a case of Grain Belt beer with? :)

Prager, if your serious about this request, let me know and I will see if I can purchase a case locally.

rockne10
04-30-2010, 09:34 PM
Convoying is a great tradition within SDC.
Even Studebakers are not immune from occasional mechanical difficulties. We used to carry CB radios to keep in touch with each other. Procure the cell phone numbers of those you convoy with.
CB radios, while antiquated, are still more instantaneous than cell phones.

Mr Speed 53
04-30-2010, 09:43 PM
Will be leaving the So Side of Chicago early thurs with a small Stude caravan. Good Luck on the trip and anxious to meet up with you in So Bend! Just look for a white 63 Avanti(R-3) powered,61 black primered wagon and my son with our black 64 Supercharged Commander. Will also be caravaning with 64 Daytona Hardtop and a 63 R-3 Lark Custom. Ed

mbstude
04-30-2010, 09:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by Milaca

I'm getting excited, anxious and a little nervous about the journey, hope to see a bunch of you in Indiana. :)



You and me both. [8D] I'll be there waitin' on ya.

Chris_Dresbach
04-30-2010, 10:20 PM
I've been waiting...:)

Chris Dresbach. South Bend, In.
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
1963 Prototype cart built by Studebaker.

1950 Champion RegalDeluxe
04-30-2010, 11:06 PM
I would like to go, and will try to be there, but unfortunately my Studebaker still needs the gas tank and fuel line purge to remove the issue I am having with the fuel system.

ChampTrucking
04-30-2010, 11:07 PM
Yes sir to the Grain Belt.I will make sure he emails you.Thanks!!

Milaca
04-30-2010, 11:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by ChampTrucking

Yes sir to the Grain Belt.I will make sure he emails you.Thanks!!

I didnt know that anyone preferred Grain Belt over other beers. Perhaps most Minnesotans take it for granted being that it's brewed here. ;)

candbstudebakers
05-01-2010, 12:13 AM
Do they still brew that crap???? I figured it went out when the clean water act came in, you know something like Hamms, Schmidt, and a few others...been there done that. back in 73 my brother asked me to bring him a few cases of Coors since back then you could not get it east of the Rockies, so since I was driving my 60 Studebaker pick up with a slide in camper I put 37 cases in the closet for him, like I said been there do that, have a good trip Brent, and enjoy South Bend...Bob

Candbstudebakers
Castro Valley,
California

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50studebakerman
05-01-2010, 02:42 AM
GOD: I wish I could go, But this old man will be couped up in the darn Hospital. Man I have always wanted to carravan with a bunch of Studebaker's. I always enjoyed our short tours. That is why I am trying to start a New chapter here in The Beautiful Northern California area. Drive safe and enjoy.
Raymond F. Pittam
Redding, Ca.

Raymond F. Pittam

50studebakerman
05-01-2010, 02:47 AM
Bob: I still have a full 2 gallon Hamms Alunimum Cage tank. It was in 1957 when I was discharged from the army when it was bought. It was left over from my comming home party. I haul it around sometimes in my studebaker Hillbily Wagon just for show.
Raymond F. Pittam
Redding, Ca.

Raymond F. Pittam

50studebakerman
05-01-2010, 02:49 AM
Bob: I used to Boot Leg Coors to California when I was hauling swinging beef from Denver. I could make more money doing that than trucking. LOL The truth come out! That was in the 1970's also.
Raymond F. Pittam
redding, Ca.

Raymond F. Pittam

bams50
05-01-2010, 04:23 AM
Holy cow, swinging beef! That brings back memories for me! My father had a friend that hauled from NY to Chicago. He was a drinker so as the years went on he had a harder time hauling hos load. So he would take me and my Dad occasionally to help him unload in Chicago. I was in my early teens at the time but I was strong, so we'd go for the road trip and help.

I remember those hanging sides of beef all lined up in that reefer trailer. We'd put on these heavy aprons and gloves; them you bend your knees, wrap your arms around the side, and lift to clear the hook; then carry it to the conveyor on the dock. It was real work on that slimy floor! 'Course being young and dumb I thought it was great sport, and I'd get a free road trip and 20 bucks. Couldn't beat that!

I bet they have much easier- and safer- ways to load/unload sides of beef today, 35 years later. But it was a good time to me.

I hadn't thought about that in a long, long time. Thanks for bringing back a great memory[^]

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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Jerry Forrester
05-01-2010, 05:38 AM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10

Convoying is a great tradition within SDC.

You guys might like to caravan, but I [u]DONT</u>. Or maybe I should say people don't like to caravan with me. I have lost many a caravaner because they couldn't or wouldn't keep up. And besides, guess who has to keep the other caravaner's cars wired and duct taped together until we reach our destination, [u]ME</u>.

Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia

paxton bloR
05-01-2010, 07:11 AM
Hi everyone, I am leaving Fargo on Tuesday morn going to Sparta,Wisconsin.Then leaving Wednesday at 4 am for South Bend.
I will be bunking at Bill Carothers place & riding in his 2010 supercharged Mustang.He has promised me a great ride. Hope to see you at the meet --Ed G. Gary Olson

klifton1
05-01-2010, 07:38 AM
See you there Gary.
Klif

55 Speedster
63 Avanti R2
63 Lark R2

curt
05-01-2010, 01:20 PM
Sounds like fun, becarefull and enjoy every second of the trip.

58PackardWagon
05-01-2010, 07:13 PM
I wish I could be right with you heading east on 94/90, but instead I get the pleasure of sitting with an internal auditor all week.

New Prague MN

58 Packards
62 & 63 Larks

58PackardWagon
05-01-2010, 07:14 PM
I wish I could be right with you heading east on 94/90, but instead I get the pleasure of sitting with an internal auditor all week.

New Prague MN

58 Packards
62 & 63 Larks

woodysrods
05-01-2010, 07:44 PM
I always have the same problem as Jerry. Nobody can keep up![}:)]
I hope my Studebaker can make it back to south Bend some year[:p]
Good Roads
Brian

Brian Woods
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1946 M Series (Shop Truck)
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COMMANDERPINK1
05-01-2010, 08:53 PM
Will be taking off Very early Friday morning with truck and trailor, dont leave any broke down Studes along I-80 or they will be mine :D

Tom

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Milaca
05-01-2010, 09:10 PM
My plan is to take Interstate 39 south until I get to highway 30 which will take me through Joliet, IL and to Valparaiso, IN where I will get onto highway 2 which will take me to South Bend. Does this sound like a good route? I want to avoid Chicago and some of the Interstate so that I can drive a bit slower (to limit oil consumption and stress :).

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Love birds...Red Hawks in mating season.
In the middle of Minnestudea

HookedonStudies
05-01-2010, 09:52 PM
You may be a bit disappointed in the stop and go traffic on Hwy 30 in the Joliet area, but your route will take you right by Bendix Woods on Hwy 2 and the worlds largest living sign.

Safe travels - I wish I could convoy with you, or at the very least ride along.

Pat Casey
55 Commander
58 Transtar
62 GT Hawk
66 Cruiser
SDC Member since 1983

Milaca
05-01-2010, 10:30 PM
quote:Originally posted by HookedonStudies

You may be a bit disappointed in the stop and go traffic on Hwy 30 in the Joliet area, but your route will take you right by Bendix Woods on Hwy 2 and the worlds largest living sign.

Safe travels - I wish I could convoy with you, or at the very least ride along.

Pat Casey

Go ahead Pat and skip work, I won't tell anyone. ;) You have until Wednesday night to decide. [8D] My passenger seat may need to be dusted off being that it seldom gets used. If you don't come with, I may occupy the seat with an inflattable woman to keep me company. :D

Chris_Dresbach
05-01-2010, 10:34 PM
quote:Originally posted by Milaca


quote:Originally posted by HookedonStudies

You may be a bit disappointed in the stop and go traffic on Hwy 30 in the Joliet area, but your route will take you right by Bendix Woods on Hwy 2 and the worlds largest living sign.

Safe travels - I wish I could convoy with you, or at the very least ride along.

Pat Casey

I may occupy the seat with an inflattable woman to keep me company. :D

[:0] Uh, okay then...

Chris Dresbach. South Bend, In.
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
1963 Prototype cart built by Studebaker.

Welcome
05-01-2010, 10:37 PM
quote:Originally posted by Milaca

My plan is to take Interstate 39 south until I get to highway 30 which will take me through Joliet, IL and to Valparaiso, IN where I will get onto highway 2 which will take me to South Bend. Does this sound like a good route? I want to avoid Chicago and some of the Interstate so that I can drive a bit slower (to limit oil consumption and stress :).


Sounds OK for the reasons you mentioned! Also remember, you will lose an hour going into the Eastern Time Zone just as you crest the last hill before the Studebaker Proving Grounds.

aarrggh
05-02-2010, 12:17 PM
And be smart - Bring a buddy with you - Cause its a long trip and anything can happen . . Also lots of people will be looking at your car as your driving along . . ( and you dont want too look like a nut talking too yourself as your driving along ). [:0]

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StudeRich
05-02-2010, 03:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr Speed 53

Will be leaving the So Side of Chicago early thurs with a small Stude caravan. Good Luck on the trip and anxious to meet up with you in So Bend! Just look for a white 63 Avanti(R-3) powered,61 black primered wagon and my son with our black 64 Supercharged Commander. Will also be caravaning with 64 Daytona Hardtop and a 63 R-3 Lark Custom. Ed


Holy smoke Ed, I would love to be your crew's FUEL supplier! [:p] [:0] [}:)]

All I need is James Bell's '63 Transtar Fuel Tanker, and 500 gallons of 100+ octane T.E.Lead RACE GAS! [:0]

StudeRich

Colgate Studebaker
05-02-2010, 10:12 PM
I am leaving from outside Milwaukee on thursday evening, driving my brothers 63 Avanti. My wife is following behind in our Buick. A short convoy, and we use walkie talkies for communication. My brother rides shotgun, as he is one leg short for driving a 4 speed. A good deal for me. Have a safe trip and looking forward to meeting a lot of youse guys!! B.V.

Milaca
05-04-2010, 05:38 PM
Hey Prager, I got a case of Grain Belt for you! Cans not available so you got the good stuff in bottles. [8D]

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"South Bend or Burst!"
In the middle of Minnestudea