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LionelElaines Daughter
06-06-2010, 11:40 PM
Hi all! Dad sure missed being in the middle of the action at the National. He kept asking me to get some pens and memo pads out to Chris? and I kept telling him that we just didn't have enough on hand! Oh, he was so used to getting you all those pens and pads.

He was at my house today working on making calls (click on photo below), drumming up support for the Pacific Northwest CanAm Meet here in Bellingham, Washington, this coming September. He already called his friend, Butch, a couple of weeks ago, and sounds like he may travel up for it which would be nice. He spoke to a Pierce Arrow friend today who's car fits right in since it was made by Studebaker during the time period Stude owned Pierce Arrow. (Yes, I'm learning quite abit about stuff).

Last weekend, prior to the meet, my husband David and I flew to Los Angeles to meet John McCall (Kansas City) who is purchasing the first lot of pre WWII inventory and parts that Dad has available. Funny thing was while Dave and I were on the flyaway bus traveling into town, we get a phone call from a couple of Studebaker guys on their way to Arizona who just happen to call on the fluke that they could come by Lionel's garage. So we met up with them as well.

Things at dad's garage will all be liquidated but it will take quite a while. If there is something you are looking for, it doesn't hurt to send me an email so I can ask Dad, or pass it on to John Erb, who is taking over most of the post-war and performance parts inventory, or John McCall.

Needless to say, Lionel is doing very well and is making his way here in Bellingham. He and Dave attend the monthly Whatcom County SDC meetings.

Keep in touch all. Thanks. for everything.

Paula Friedman
paula4bellingham@gmail.com

silverhawk
06-06-2010, 11:45 PM
Great to hear! I am really looking forward to meeting him at the Can-am!

Bullet
06-06-2010, 11:46 PM
That is great news, and proves you can't keep a good Studebaker (or person) down!

Mark

Mark57
06-07-2010, 12:16 AM
I have never met your dad (Lionel) in person, but I am looking forward to doing that in September. :)

Chris Pile
06-07-2010, 12:22 AM
Great to hear about Lionel! Best wishes.

candbstudebakers
06-07-2010, 12:36 AM
That's the Lionel I know, glad to hear he is up and around, my wife and I will be at the Cam Am meet in Sept. and really want to see him and talk, so sure hope he can be around then, you can't keep a good man down, see you in Sept. Lionel...Bob

JRoberts
06-07-2010, 11:44 AM
Great news! Thanks for keeping us up to date. It looks like Lionel is a hard guy to keep down, but then I think we all knew that didn't we?

raprice
06-07-2010, 07:52 PM
Paula,
Great to hear that Lionel is doing so well. He's been through such an ordeal and is entitled to good days ahead.
Rog