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Da Tinman
09-30-2011, 12:28 PM
We had our big criuse night on the 24th and of course was out in the Studey. Had a bunch of folks taking pictures of it and it was a fun night. Well as much fun as one can have in a bumper to bumper 4 hour traffic jam.

Anyway went into the parts store yesterday and a buddy of mine says "Dude, you and that Rambler made the paper! Only 4 cars in the article and your one of em."


http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/RIP%20Steady%20Breaker/scan0001.jpg

I'm pretty happy about although the Rambler remark was somewhat insulting LOL.

1962larksedan
09-30-2011, 01:41 PM
I get 'Rambler' comments about my 1962 Lark as well. Although in all fairness: a same era Rambler Classic does look a bit like our cars, especially in the back. :)

Jim B PEI
09-30-2011, 05:21 PM
At our PEI Summer Picnic and Tour, we had one member turn up with his just finished red 65 Rambler American convertible. Of course, the Club's 1963 Lark 6 red convertible was also present, so we actually could point out a "real" Rambler <ggg>.

It was a 65 convertible and it had the 196 flathead 6 engine! I never knew before then that the flathead was STILL available that late for a rather fancy looking (for an American) AMC car, let alone a convertible!

JRoberts
09-30-2011, 05:29 PM
Great that you got in the paper. Yep, that Rambler comment gets old after a while doesn't it? I had my '59 Lark Hardtop, my '65 Cruiser and my Champ (yes the pickup) identified as Ramblers. Of course I guess that gives us a chance to gently (I hope) educated the unknowing public.

rockinhawk
09-30-2011, 05:38 PM
There is a guy around here that buys cars at the public auction then tries to sell them to the local folks. He once came to me with a 63 Rambler. He said "I bought this just for you 'cause I knew you liked Studebakers." ?????

Jeff T.
09-30-2011, 05:55 PM
Some parking functionary called my Lark a Ford Falcon dispite the obvious Studebaker across the decklid.

Jeff T.

kmac530
09-30-2011, 06:19 PM
I have already {in 3 weeks of ownership and still not even on the road yet...in my back yard} gotten 2 "is that a '50 chevy truck?"
It is easier to see why they ask since I dont have the trademark looking Stude bed...but still. :\

showbizkid
09-30-2011, 06:47 PM
I ran into a guy with a very nice '62 Cortina at a local show. After chatting a bit, I mentioned how similar the Cortina looked to a same-year Rambler American.

Dude came unglued. It was pitiful.

StudHawk60
09-30-2011, 06:48 PM
Had a guy at a show a couple weeks ago call my Hawk a Ford Studebaker. Geesh. And why does the general public think that if a car has tailfins, it has to be a '57?

COMMANDERPINK1
09-30-2011, 11:20 PM
I wonder if the Rambler guys and gals get their cars called Studebakers?
Tom

Da Tinman
10-01-2011, 12:00 AM
it would only be fair if they do. I wonder if they feel better about it when it happens though.

COMMANDERPINK1
10-01-2011, 12:14 AM
Ha Ha Ha that would be a compliment on them wouldnt it!
Tom

crashnzuk
10-01-2011, 12:52 AM
I have heard the Rambler comments several times myself. I have also been asked, upon telling someone that I have a Studebaker, who made those? Some (most) people are completely clueless
Travis..

STEWDI
10-01-2011, 01:18 AM
It's the '60-'62 Valiant owners that cringe when their cars are called "Larks".

Studedude
10-01-2011, 07:25 PM
It's the '60-'62 Valiant owners that cringe when their cars are called "Larks".
Well, they look almost alike...
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r113/DavesPlace_photos/Stillwater%202011/Stillwater15a.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r113/DavesPlace_photos/Stillwater%202011/Stillwater15b.jpg

NOT!!

Well... maybe, just maybe, the grilles are not completely... (I say this just to upset the grammar police)... unalike. :eek:

Clem64
10-01-2011, 08:51 PM
Do Rambler owners have their rides referred as Studes? Absolutely. My wife's uncle has a very nice '64 Rambler Classic 770 and he occasionally gets asked what kind of Studebaker is that or that sure is a nice Studebaker!