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Sdude
09-29-2011, 01:16 PM
I posted this on the IDYSD Forum but thought it might get noticed faster here. Has the date been set yet for IDYSD 2012?

We are putting together our club calendar and would like to include the date.

Chris_Dresbach
09-29-2011, 06:53 PM
Jon,
PM sent.

brngarage
09-29-2011, 11:59 PM
Hi Chris. Please PM me with the date for IDYSD 2012. Also, if it is "set in concrete", please publish the date. Thanks.

woodysrods
09-30-2011, 10:34 AM
Who determines this? And it must be set for 2012 already.
I hope it isn't Aug. 4th. That would be a waste!
Good Roads
Brian

Welcome
09-30-2011, 10:57 AM
>>>I hope it isn't Aug. 4th. That would be a waste!
<<<Brian

How so:confused:

2R5
09-30-2011, 11:06 AM
Well I'd think your safe for Aug 4th because thats the last day of the International meet.....but then again there will probably be a few of us driving our Studebakers home that day ....the rest may be in trailers <g>

Welcome
09-30-2011, 11:14 AM
(cross-posting from the IDYSD Forum)

IF ...I heard correctly;

The 2012 should be expected to eclipse the total number of Studebakers driven in all previous IDYSD combined!!!:cool: It will be on a day when the most SDC Member Studebakers are typically driven and a day when the SDC would receive the most FREE media exposure ...Thursday, August 2, 2012 or Saturday, August 4, 2012!!!

Now if those dates do not ring a bell with you, here are a few hints:

SDC (South Bend) International Meet and 50th Anniversary of the Studebaker Drivers Club during which; there is a several mile long "Grande Parade of Studebakers" from the Fair Grounds to downtown South Bend on Thursday, August 2 …AND …there is a several mile long "Caravan to the Studebaker Proving Grounds" on Saturday, August 4.

In South Bend anyway, media coverage of those TWO events is usually by local affiliates of FOX, CBS & NBC. IF ...IDYSD is news worthy enough (like it also being a world-wide "EVENT"), hopefully their feeds will be picked up nationally, perhaps internationally!!!

The New Zealanders could kick-off "IDYSD 2012" as that day will begin there first, followed by the Aussies, followed through Asia, Africa, Europe, N & S Americas with our SDC’ers in Hawaii having the honor of wrapping up "IDYSD 2012."

But, then again maybe I didn't hear correctly.:rolleyes: Oh well, we’ll just have to wait for the official announcement.:D

2R5
09-30-2011, 11:19 AM
You need to remember that those dates are the middle of winter down under !

JJWMACHINECO
09-30-2011, 11:33 AM
Just make every day International Drive Your Studebaker Days like Harry Barnes intended. He is really the one that started it. Just a thought. :D

Welcome
09-30-2011, 11:34 AM
You need to remember that those dates are the middle of winter down under !

;)Yes, it will be their "winter season" …but …

"Australia doesn't get the harsh snaps of polar air that swarm over northern hemisphere continents during winter. The continents in the Northern hemisphere have a considerable temperature contrast between summer and winter, whereas in most of Australia the temperature contrast between summer and winter isn't very great."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_Australia

mbstude
09-30-2011, 11:42 AM
The early September date seemed to work really well for everyone around the globe.

My opinion with putting IDYSD in the middle of the International meet, is that it sounds like an "easy way out" to tag off of an already pre-scheduled SDC event. Let the two be separate. It also prevents Meet attendees from being able to participate in a local IDYSD. I don't think the intention of this event (at least in my opinion) is to get X number of Studes on the road, but more about promoting the marque and having a good time doing so.

I talked to President Tom Curtis about this just a couple of weeks ago. Nothing has been officially decided upon yet. It'd be nice if dates weren't tossed out prior to being decided on and approved.

The first IDYSD was in July, which was bad weather (too hot, too cold) for everyone around the world. The next two were in early September, and it worked. Like Art Unger has said. Consistency is a good thing.

2R5
09-30-2011, 12:12 PM
I agree Matt , seems like a cop out having it at an International meet.

Welcome
09-30-2011, 02:38 PM
Appears some are not considering ALL the possibilities!:rolleyes: Still thinking IDYSD must always be a "stand-alone event" without giving thought of the enormous benefit to the Studebaker Drivers Club and the Studebaker hobby in general if it were for 2012 (ONLY) combined with other historic events!!!:cool:

So just think about this for a minute:

On Saturday, August 4, 2012 …FOUR (4) major "Studebaker" events all happening on that very same day!!!

1.) The IDYSD, a coordinated driving event of Studebakers around the globe 2.) Perhaps the largest of ALL SDC International Meets is underway in South Bend, the "Home of Studebaker," 3.) the celebration of SDC’s 50th Anniversary, 4.) Caravaning of a 100 or more Studebakers to the former Studebaker Proving Grounds and onto the high-banked oval track …all on that very same day!!! SDC could never ever expect to have a greater "opportunity" for absolutely FREE mass media exposure!!!

SDC could NOT BUY that kind of "mass media exposure" they could GET FREE on Saturday, August 4, 2012 …even if all our membership dues went to fund an equivalent type publicity endeavor! (OUCH!!!:eek:)

mbstude
09-30-2011, 03:22 PM
Jim, I didn't realize you were heading up the event and making the decisions this year. Promoting something that isn't official just creates headaches.

If this is about "free media", then I think the news stations will have more than enough to cover as it is, with the meet and associated events that already go along with it. Adding another event on top of it all just adds clutter, confusion, and chaos.

Piling on "drive your Studebaker day" won't add anything to the experience of the meet itself, and it takes away any chance of a local chapter having their own event.

I'd vote to leave it as it has been in early September, and promote it for what it is. I would hate to see a pretty cool event lose its prominence because it was combined with something else because of "free media".

brngarage
09-30-2011, 04:08 PM
I agree with Matt. I sent Tom Curtis an email a few weeks ago suggetsing either the first or second Saturday in September.

JRoberts
09-30-2011, 04:35 PM
Agree with Matthew. The International Meet will draw media interest with or without being connected to IDYSD. It needs to be a stand alone event. I would think also that a date needs to be officially set pretty soon, as chapters are already setting calendars.

Welcome
09-30-2011, 04:53 PM
Jim, I didn't realize you were heading up the event and making the decisions this year. Promoting something that isn't official just creates headaches.

If this is about "free media", then I think the news stations will have more than enough to cover as it is, with the meet and associated events that already go along with it. Adding another event on top of it all just adds clutter, confusion, and chaos.

Piling on "drive your Studebaker day" won't add anything to the experience of the meet itself, and it takes away any chance of a local chapter having their own event.

I'd vote to leave it as it has been in early September, and promote it for what it is. I would hate to see a pretty cool event lose its prominence because it was combined with something else because of "free media".

Thank you Matt, I always respect your opinion!

Now please allow this old man to tell you a true story about people who had the courage to "Think Outside the Box."

In the Fall of 1989 (about the year you were born) there were six or so middle-management and about that same number of engineering types sitting around this big wooden table in a lodge near Colorado Springs. We were all "drinking warm beer & eating cold pizza" talking about our collective futures and whether the Company we all worked for even had a future. We talked a lot and discussed several ideas, but one in particular was "so far out of the box" that we all got laughed at when mentioning it back at South Bend.

…Fast forward 10 years …and I was also there when it was officially announced that our "so far out of the box idea" had just became a Division of General Motors Corporation.

Matt, if you keep following the same old people, and keep doing things the same old ways, all too soon, YOU will become that old person, and YOU will be doomed to doing things those same old ways too. Matt, have the courage to "Think Outside the Box!!!

Remember; A Leader never follows …A Follower never leads!!!

Have a good evening,
Jim

starliner62
09-30-2011, 05:16 PM
Matthew thinks out of the box!! Just look at his head!!!!!!:cool:

mbstude
09-30-2011, 06:35 PM
Out of the box? I don't mind out of the box thinking. But only when it makes sense. I certainly didn't end up with a successful stainless trim repair business by thinking "inside of a box".

I still like the way Jim McCuan puts it; "I prefer to not let myself get in a box I have to think my way out of."

It just does not make any sense to me to combine IDYSD with the International Meet. If the two are combined, IDYSD won't have anywhere near the exposure or the attention it would if continues to stand alone. This isn't a matter of being 'stuck in old ways' or refusing to "think outside of a box", it's just a matter of what makes the most sense, to me. The International Meets are always busy and packed full of things going on. No need to add on another major event that does alright on its own just fine.


Matthew thinks out of the box!! Just look at his head!!!!!!:cool:

I shave my head and the whole world knows. :rolleyes:

2R5
09-30-2011, 07:44 PM
Maybe it would be alot simpler if we include the Zone meet the same time as well .....dah

kmac530
09-30-2011, 08:51 PM
I thought I was just gonna get a cool date to set as a serious goal to get my Stude done by. Intead I get a family fued.

So being new here, forgive my ignorance, what happened in 1989 that became a division of GM? Something to do with those later Avanti's is my guess...?

Is it safe to assume that IDYSD is later summer...august-sept ish? I am really hoping to up and running by then!!!

Welcome
09-30-2011, 09:42 PM
>>>So being new here, forgive my ignorance, what happened in 1989 that became a division of GM?>>>

GM HUMMER happened 10 years later in 1999!!!

BTW, where's the fued:confused:

COMMANDERPINK1
09-30-2011, 10:16 PM
My vote goes with the month of September. I enjoyed everything about the International Meets and I also enjoy the time with the local club spending a relaxing day on a drive with a dozen or so friends touring to a local point of interest and showing off our cars to the locals.
Tom

StudeDave57
10-01-2011, 12:27 AM
Seems simple to me- majority rules, and IDYSD stays the same-
that September date works for all. But then again...
not too long ago I tried to HELP SDC with a little fund raiser-

and got shot down!!!

It wouldn't shock me one bit to see this lame August date picked for 2012. :mad:

51Starlite
10-01-2011, 10:16 AM
Some members can only attend the international meet a few days, with that said it would be impossible to drive your vehicle there (from California). Having IDYSD on its own day markets the brand bar none. I vote for September and thank you Matt for coming up with the idea, that was thinking out-side-the-box. We should, being a "drivers club" encourage others in getting their vehicles out more often instead of waiting only for an annual event. Can you remember the reasons why we have these vehicles in the first place? Yes, they are fun to drive while sharing glimpses of yesteryear for all beaming eyes to reminisce, including yourself. I am only a 2 year owner on my first Studebaker and believe you me they stand out compared to the masses and the stories you hear are numerous. In my eyes, this brand brings together a great group of owners who share stories while helping others. I am thankful being connected to such a wonderful group of people.

studefan
10-01-2011, 10:29 AM
Keep it in September. And, as far as "thinking outside the box" is concerned, didn't Matt come up with the idea of IDYSD in the first place?

JRoberts
10-01-2011, 10:47 AM
Keep it in September. And, a far as "thinking outside the box" is concerned, didn't Matt come up with the idea of IDYSD in the first place?

I believe you are correct.

mbstude
10-01-2011, 10:53 AM
Gary Ash came up with the idea. But it was me along with Bob Shaw and a couple of others who turned it into something.

brngarage
10-01-2011, 01:18 PM
Thanks again Matt. Hope to see you in South Bend next year!