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Bill Pressler
06-24-2010, 08:33 PM
While I'll be out-of-town that day and won't be able to make it, I'd like to post about my old hometown, Greenville in NW PA (pop. 6,300), and their classic car cruise-in on Main St. from 2-6 on July 3 during their Heritage Day festivities. Afterwards at Thiel College in town is a "USO Show", and their good (but smallish) rail museum, Erie Extension Canal museum, and Historical Society (I'm a member) are all open that day as well. On Main St. are two or three local restaurants including the Majestic, a bar also known for their hot dogs and sauce for over 100 years.

I copied the below from a cruise-in website. There's an email and phone no. for more information.

7/3/10 Sat Heritage Days Super Cruise in Greenville
2pm-6pm Greenville, PA 16125 191 Main St. map weather
Free Free T-shirts to 1st. 150 cars, Vendors, Participant Stickers, Free Shuttle to Museums, Prizes include 36 bottles of Heritage Days Super Cruise Wine & Having you car on next years T Shirt
Presented By: Greenville Museum Alliance Proceeds to: Greenville Museum Alliance
50-50 DoP Food DJ Dave
Bill Sumners bsum59@hotmail.com 724-699-3510


Only two short blocks from Main St. is the former Stude dealership in town, Carl E. Filer Co., where my '64 was delivered new. Out back in the shop (not visible unless the overhead doors back there are open) there's a restroom door that still has a sticker (albeit crumbling) that states, "New Miracle-Ride Studebakers"!

Studes were sold locally there by the Filer family for forty years, so a Stude or two or three would class up Main St. nicely I think!

For train buffs, Greenville was the headquarters of the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad and a roundhouse is still on the Bessemer's shop property. The town was also on the Erie Lackawanna Railway's mainline from Chicago to Hoboken, NJ (NYC). I rode that train from Greenville to Hoboken as a kid and one could go from Greenville west to Chi-town or east to NYC daily until 1970.

Thanks for reading this far.

barnlark
06-24-2010, 10:25 PM
Here are some pictures from last year:

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSC_0065-1.jpg

BobPalma
06-25-2010, 06:06 AM
'Love that downtown area, Bill and Dave. It posed for the picture of small town Pennsylvania, the streets being a bit narrower than out here in the wide-open plains. It would be a nice show to attend in that setting.

Dave: Will you be able to attend the show this year? Too bad you'll be unable, Bill; you guys' cars look nice together. BP

barnlark
06-26-2010, 07:28 AM
Yes, Bob. My plan is for that show to be my first test run before the Chillicothe Zone Meet. It's a little over an hour to Greenville, PA.

Today is the day that the Lark rebuild is finally finished and back in service. Are you lower Indiana folks making the trip over to Chillicothe?

Bill Pressler
06-29-2010, 11:16 AM
Bump...from away from home!

barnlark
06-29-2010, 10:17 PM
Bump...from away from home!

Benvenuto di nuovo, il mio amico, Bill. I ringraziamenti per registrare all'arrivo dalla vacanza di famiglia. Sperare che lei trovi une Brook Stevens raro ha costruito Studebaker nei suoi viaggi!

Bill Pressler
07-04-2010, 03:45 AM
Benvenuto di nuovo, il mio amico, Bill. I ringraziamenti per registrare all'arrivo dalla vacanza di famiglia. Sperare che lei trovi une Brook Stevens raro ha costruito Studebaker nei suoi viaggi!

Huh?!! (LOL)

Back last night from our trip to Italy. It was great, although of course we are wiped out now after the 10-hour flight from Rome to Chicago, and then the short flight to Cleveland. A pleasant surprise was seeing the American cemetery at Florence, where over 4,000 U.S. soldiers from WWII are interred. The place is breathtaking and makes one proud to be American.

I did not see any Frua Larks while there! (Weren't they from Italy?!)

Did Dave or anybody make it to the Greenville show? At least it seems like the weather would have cooperated. I received an email from the Filers that they were planning on making the four-hour one-way trip up to town for the Heritage Days Festival themselves.

For Bob P.: Greenville is in the valley of the Shenango River and the Main St. area is more compact than others I've seen in the midwest. You come down a large hill from the west into town. It gives me some pause about the first time I'll try and bring my '64 back to town!

barnlark
07-05-2010, 12:48 AM
Huh?!! (LOL)
Did Dave or anybody make it to the Greenville show? At least it seems like the weather would have cooperated. I received an email from the Filers that they were planning on making the four-hour one-way trip up to town for the Heritage Days Festival themselves.
Maybe...
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mbstude
07-05-2010, 12:54 AM
Congrats on getting the ragtop back together, Dave! Looks great. :cool:

Bill Pressler
07-05-2010, 03:36 AM
Dave, I'm with MB, the convert looks great as does the engine!!

Thanks for going. I see that you were, ahem, placed in 'overflow parking'! I think I know exactly where that is. Did they ever get the graffiti off the wall opposite you (by the haircutting place?). That always slaps me in the face when I drive through town...not that's it's vulgar, but it looks bad!

I remember last year getting there at about 1:30 and the place was pretty full. If you grace us with your presence next year (and I mean that sincerely!), we should get there by noon or so and eat lunch somewhere and go check out the huge old steam engine train up outside their little train museum up the street.

Wow, my parents had living room furniture with that Avanti's upholstery!

My sister said she spoke with you guys. Did she let slip what she got from the estate of the original owner of my '64, for me? (LOL).

Bill

barnlark
07-05-2010, 07:36 AM
Bill,
Yeah, there sure wasn't much left for street parking at 1:45 and most of the local overflow lots were full as well, but I backed down that one way alley and got a shady spot. I was quite happy with that spot, actually. People rather stop and look at a car in the shade on a 90 degree day. Go figure! My interior was happier, too.
It was nice to see your family. Your sister had a Studebaker golf visor on her head! Your friend and former classmate, "Burnsie" stopped by to say hello in my little graffiti alley, as well. Yes, the graffiti is still there. You can see it peeking out of the alley on the left just over the '51 Stude pickup next to these matching M*pars.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0963.jpg

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0931.jpg

The young family with the Avanti said their dad also has an Avanti but couldn't make it.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0978-1.jpg

Thanks Matthew. It's great to have it back, considering it looked like this two weeks ago:

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0916.jpg

Bill Pressler
07-05-2010, 09:12 AM
Great pics Dave, thanks for sharing and posting.

I wonder who the people with that Avanti were?

Wow, my buddy "Burnsie". I've known him for almost 40 years and we still keep in good touch. He's a great friend. Man, he came from Columbus, OH up there too!

Too bad you didn't see the Filers. Ed is a great guy and soft-spoken; you'd wonder how he sold cars! I'm sure he would've stopped at your Lark but you guys were probably out-and-about at the time. Would've been nice to get a photo in front of the old garage with Ed in the picture. That'll be one for next year!

Bill