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gotti210
08-13-2005, 12:30 AM
anyone heard from sonny lately?

larkvalley
08-13-2005, 10:51 AM
Sonny is on the move, a NG'er spent a few hours with him in S.C.

gotti210
08-13-2005, 03:44 PM
do what

DEEPNHOCK
08-13-2005, 07:04 PM
Sonny is in the process of moving from Bufoonalo to South Carolina.
He's been in SC squaring away his new place and just got back home to NY last night.
He'll be around, fer sure... Cranky as ever[B)]
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by gotti210

anyone heard from sonny lately?


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Roscomacaw
08-13-2005, 07:10 PM
Sonny? Cranky? If that's the case, then I'm a saint![xx(]

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

Sonny
08-13-2005, 07:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by gotti210

anyone heard from sonny lately?


Hey gotti! I'M Baaaaaaack! :D I just got back yesterday afternoon from Columbia, SC where I've bought a home, (4 acres, 1/3 cleared, plenty of woods, (to hide plenty more Studebakers), and a sweeeeet little bass pond just a few steps from the back door!! ;)). I love it there, and I think it's a better place to be more centrally located for the east coast Studebaker "action".

I found "heaven" in SC, (like the SC tag says, "Friendly faces, Beautiful places"). I was gone for almost a month. What I was doing was getting the new homestead ready, (new everything and any little fix-ups that I could do). It's now all ready and so am I! I think most of my old Stude friends already know how much I hate NY. SC is a whooooole different way of life, and one that I'm more used to. The BIG thing was the financial break that is realized from moving south, just no comparison between SC and NY, (did I mention that the taxes on the whole place in SC is less than $500.00 per year? [:0]).

Moving to SC will be like getting a pay raise and a MUCH higher return on our investments, I just wish that I could talk a whole bunch of you guys into joining me there. Hell, just being able to DRIVE my Studebakers almost every day of the entire year is well worth it for me! If anyone is interested in moving south please just get in touch with me and I can get you all the particulars. Trust me, it's WELL worth your effort!

Anyway, thanks a million for thinking about olí Sonny gotti, and all my rowdy Studebaker friends have an open invite to visit when I get settled. You probably won't be hearing too much from me until I get the move finished, (LOTS of garage and Stude stuff alone), but I'll check in whenever I can and be back up to speed when I get settled.

That's about it for me right now, I'll keep in touch as much as possible fellas. Thanks again for the thoughtfulness gotti!


Sonny
http://RacingStudebakers.com

Sonny
08-13-2005, 07:40 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Sonny? Cranky? If that's the case, then I'm a saint![xx(]

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS


:D:D Tanks Bob! I LOVE this place, so it's a LOT easier to be un-cranky here. [^] You know me for a while now and know that I can get :( if I feel like somebody's stepping on the soft, elastic tissue that's normally suspended from a fella. ;) I do have to say that I have never, ever had that feeling here, just like heaven to me! I feel sooooo much better since I decided to leave the bull poop to the bull poop experts! :D:D (LMAO)

Sonny
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Sonny
08-13-2005, 07:55 PM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

Sonny is in the process of moving from Bufoonalo to South Carolina.
He's been in SC squaring away his new place and just got back home to NY last night.
He'll be around, fer sure... Cranky as ever[B)]
Jeff[8D]

DEEPNHOCK at Cox.net
'37 Coupe Express
'37 Coupe Express Trailer
'61 Hawk
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock


Cranky? I'll get even with ya, nothing but Old Swill-waukee LITE in the refrigerator! [:p]:D:D

Sonny
http://RacingStudebakers.com

johnesmonde
08-13-2005, 10:48 PM
Sonny, being from Ontario just above Buffalo and being a retired 56 years old, I also question why I stay where I am. SC sounds fine to me. Able to drive the Hawk year round and golf year round and close to surf and seafood! What's the downside? I would be interested conversing with you about the move and how it may work for an old Canadian fart!

'62 Hawk
'30 Chev Coach

Roscomacaw
08-13-2005, 11:25 PM
Shoot, Sonny! Sounds like you could start a relocation consultant service in SC[:0] (I say this 'cause I'm thinking of leaving California when the time's right. Consequently, I asked Sonny for particulars on what he bought and what it cost.):D

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

DEEPNHOCK
08-14-2005, 07:52 AM
Double dog dare ya[:p]
Jeff[8D]



Cranky? I'll get even with ya, nothing but Old Swill-waukee LITE in the refrigerator! [:p]:D:D
Sonny
[/quote]



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'61 Hawk
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DEEPNHOCK
08-14-2005, 07:55 AM
You'd love it Sbob....
Walk out onto his covered porch and it's only about a hindred yards down the wooded path to a well hidden 3/4 acre pond.. Iff'n Sonny would have had a lawn chair there, I would've parked my butt there for a few hours:)
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Shoot, Sonny! Sounds like you could start a relocation consultant service in SC[:0] (I say this 'cause I'm thinking of leaving California when the time's right. Consequently, I asked Sonny for particulars on what he bought and what it cost.):D
Miscreant at large.


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'37 Coupe Express Trailer
'61 Hawk
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Roscomacaw
08-14-2005, 01:55 PM
Having spent 14 years in Georgia, I do miss the fishing out here. What fresh-water fishing there is here is the reason I quit doing it about 15 years ago.:( Having hooked a couple of lunkers in Georgia over the years, spoiled the "thrill" of catching little pan-sized trout here.
Another thrill of Georgia was standing as still as I could while a copperhead slithered across the top of my boots as I stood fishing at the edge of a crik![:0]
BTW, I always went to my favorite fishing spots via Stude Champ truck. That damned 8E12 with 5-speed and the TT rear - wearing mud'n snow rubbers - was unstickable![}:)]

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

Sonny
08-14-2005, 05:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Shoot, Sonny! Sounds like you could start a relocation consultant service in SC[:0] (I say this 'cause I'm thinking of leaving California when the time's right. Consequently, I asked Sonny for particulars on what he bought and what it cost.):D

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS


I'd be glad to do it for free for any Studebaker family! In fact, I'm damn glad that YOU are considering a move there! I just know that you'd love the place too. There's a LOT of agriculture type properties in the area, still has those nice little towns too. Columbia is a huge modern city, but a fella should expect a slooow, southern, country life style. Nobody is real fancy, but everyone that I met was real friendly and helpful.

Sonny
http://RacingStudebakers.com

r1lark
08-15-2005, 12:29 PM
Sonny,

Good to hear that you have finally gotten moved!!

Remember, the North Carolina Chapter has our big Tri-State Meet in Asheville NC in a few weeks (Sept 9, 10, and 11). Only about 150 miles from Columbia. Go here for info: http://www.ncsdc.com/MeetAnnouncements/2005/TriState/TriState05.htm

This is our 'BIG' meet of the year for NC, and attended by folks from about 8 to 10 different states. You will enjoy it.

Hope you can make it!!

Paul

Sonny
08-15-2005, 12:48 PM
quote:Originally posted by r1lark

Sonny,

Good to hear that you have finally gotten moved!!

Remember, the North Carolina Chapter has our big Tri-State Meet in Asheville NC in a few weeks (Sept 9, 10, and 11). Only about 150 miles from Columbia. Go here for info: http://www.ncsdc.com/MeetAnnouncements/2005/TriState/TriState05.htm

This is our 'BIG' meet of the year for NC, and attended by folks from about 8 to 10 different states. You will enjoy it.

Hope you can make it!!

Paul



Thanks Paul, I'm looking forward to the Ashville event. But, I haven't actually made the move yet, I went down to SC to do all the nit-noy things that have to be done before I could move in. The place is ready for residence, but of course, I still have a HUGE amount of work at the old place to get ready to close the doors in NY. Just my garage and Stude stuff alone is gonna be daunting, let alone my trucks and my business stuff.

Anyway, I'm well on the way to getting ready to actually load a truck for a southbound trip, it all just takes time. I'll make every effort to be at Ashville, being closer to the great events like NC always puts on was a BIG reason why I chose SC. Once I get settled you can expect to see me in Ashville with alarming regularity. [:p]

Thanks again Paul, see ya soon!

Sonny
http://RacingStudebakers.com

gotti210
08-16-2005, 12:27 AM
hey sonny its good to hear from ya


well id take your advice and move further south to relax a lil but if you remember from our emails im in south texas there aint much more south than this, but hey good luck on the move and talk to ya more when ya get settled