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StudHawk60
11-18-2004, 03:41 PM
I just discovered this forum so I thought I'd check in and say "hey".

I've been a member of the SDC for about 14 years now, and have been the owner of a 60 Hawk for the past 10.
I was born and raised in South Bend, just a couple miles from the plant. I went back to visit a couple weeks ago, and shot some pics of what's left of the complex. I read in the South Bend Tribune that during the first quarter of 2005, demolition will begin on the remaining buildings.:(
That's enough for now, I'm beginning to ramble on............

Sonny
11-18-2004, 04:25 PM
Welcome home Keith! This is a new feature on the SDC site, and I think it's gonna be a GREAT thing for all of us. I'm seeing more and more people joining in every day. We've been having a ball. Hope it's as much fun and informative for you as it's been for me.

Sonny
http://RacingStudebakers.com

60studehawk
11-18-2004, 07:45 PM
Welcome to the forum. I also own a 60 Hawk. Take a look.http://community.webshots.com/user/60studehawk
Have fun.
Jeff

Roscomacaw
11-19-2004, 12:29 PM
Welcome to the SDC place! How about sharing your pics of the old plant buildings? It's a shame some are going down but it's also inevitable since no one's stepped in to put them back in use.
Hey! You're not "Rambling", you're sharing your first-hand experiences with us and we love it! Ramble on!:D

Miscreant at large.

StudHawk60
11-19-2004, 01:16 PM
If I knew how to post pictures, I would.
Over the years, most of the factory buildings have had some kind of business in them, but you have to remember that most of these buildings were built before 1925 and contain hundreds of thousands of square feet. It would take a major business to use enough space in them to keep them economically viable. It's kinda spooky walking around these buildings though, knowing what activity went on there for many years, and now being there when they're abandoned and silent. You can almost feel their ghosts.[8)]

2R5
11-19-2004, 04:49 PM
Hi there ...good to see new blood here. I don't have a '60 Hawk but I do have a '60 Champ and a ' 60 Lark....hope to see your car sometime

Sonny
11-19-2004, 09:22 PM
quote:Originally posted by 2R5

Hi there ...good to see new blood here. I don't have a '60 Hawk but I do have a '60 Champ and a ' 60 Lark....hope to see your car sometime


And BOTH of them damn nice too, (if I do say so myself)! ;) Bob is too much of a gentleman to tell you that his Lark is a "Calendar Girl"! [8D] You can see it in the "Mad Doodler's" new 2005 Studebaker calendar. BTW, ya GOTTA have that calendar fellas, it's ALWAYS great!

Sonny
http://RacingStudebakers.com

2R5
11-19-2004, 10:05 PM
Thanks for the kind words Sonny.....and don't for get to make those weekend trips to the north this winter...we usually have less snow <g> and good beer too ....damn !