View Full Version : Memorial Day in Western New York - Iroquois Chapter Studebakers

05-31-2010, 06:23 PM
The weather was absolutely wonderful, even very warm (91 degrees) but no vapor lock. Studebakers all gathered for a cookout - good food, good friends and good Studebakers. What more could you ask for!


Bill Pressler
05-31-2010, 07:07 PM
Peter, thanks for posting. Great photo and it sounds like a great day!

My wife and daughters went to the mall this a.m., so I decided to drive the 1 1/2 hrs. to my old hometown to see Mom's grave (she passed Jan. 30) and also decided to watch the Memorial Day parade there which I always loved. It's a small town, but if you stood in one place, in five minutes it'd been over! I followed the parade to the American Legion where Colonel Logan's orders were read, then up to the College Avenue bridge where a wreath shaped like an anchor was thrown in the Shenango River for the Navy people, then up to the cemetery where taps were played and guns fired. A treat for me was my first view in years of the interior of the public mausoleum there, since it'd been refurbished (built 1914). While walking in the cemetery along the main road, I saw the headstones for Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Filer, Stude dealers in our town and the dealership who delivered my blue '64. After the parade, I stopped by and visited an old family friend in a nursing home in town too and she was delighted I had stopped in. A good day.

05-31-2010, 07:09 PM
That looks like it would have been a great event, thanks for sharing it!

Very sharp looking Red & White '56 Power Hawk?

05-31-2010, 08:03 PM
Bill, thanks for putting some good perspective on this day.

The 56 Power Hawk is owned by our host, Mark Westberg. He also owns the black Golden Hawk parked next to the red/white car. Here's another picture.


05-31-2010, 08:51 PM
Peter, I can barely see your car in the photo. :( Is that a 1963 Daytona convertible between your GT Hawk and the white GT Hawk? Got any more front photos? Thanks for posting. :)

05-31-2010, 09:05 PM
Peter, I can barely see your car in the photo. :( Is that a 1963 Daytona convertible between your GT Hawk and the white GT Hawk? Got any more front photos? Thanks for posting. :)

Yep, and it's a real beauty too! Belongs to an old friend of mine, Al. I was a member of that chapter for a while.

Pete, I see Bobby's Power Hawk down at the end of the row. Did he ever get it finished? What a beautiful job he's done. He had it completely done prior to this time, but a lady ran a light and blasted him at an intersection. He even put a new frame under the car.

Was Howard, Harold, (Howard's Dad) and Jim there? Any more pictures?

Thanks a million for the pics!

05-31-2010, 09:34 PM
Here's the front view.


Sonny, I'll tell everybody you said Hi!

05-31-2010, 09:38 PM
Thanks Peter! Anyone got pictures of that 1963 Daytona convertible to share?

06-01-2010, 12:31 AM
That is one of the nicest Power Hawk pictures I ahve ever seen. NICE CAR!
Good Roads
PS Added to my album.

06-01-2010, 08:42 AM
Brent - another picture


06-01-2010, 07:36 PM
It looks to be a 1962 Daytona convertible. Very nice, thanks for posting.

06-01-2010, 07:50 PM
Wow Peter, that vert literally made me gasp! What a dream boat:cool: