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avantilover
06-30-2007, 04:59 AM
Just curious, did anyone meet any Aussies in SB? All I have read since the end of the meet appears to imply that the forum members only interacted with each other.

I know some of our (South Australian) club folks were there, did anyone run into them?

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

lstude
06-30-2007, 06:33 AM
They announced at the banquet that there were 40 people from Australia at the meet. There was a huge roar from the other side of the room. :)

I didn't meet any of them but I did meet a couple from Australia last fall when I went on the Antique Studebaker Club tour in Bridgewater, Virginia. It was held right after the Studebaker car & truck show at the home of Chester Bradfield, the printer of Turning Wheels.

I can't remember their names, but I will try to find out. You may know them.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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lstude
06-30-2007, 06:33 AM
They announced at the banquet that there were 40 people from Australia at the meet. There was a huge roar from the other side of the room. :)

I didn't meet any of them but I did meet a couple from Australia last fall when I went on the Antique Studebaker Club tour in Bridgewater, Virginia. It was held right after the Studebaker car & truck show at the home of Chester Bradfield, the printer of Turning Wheels.

I can't remember their names, but I will try to find out. You may know them.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Mein64DaytonaatBradfieldssm2.jpghttp://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/AlmostreadyforSB6-4.jpg

toyman
06-30-2007, 09:43 AM
John: Met a 'bunch' of them early Monday morning when they gobbled up a bunch of new Studebaker toys that are new to the market that we had for sale. You really have to look far to find a nicer bunch of people. Jim Quigley was on the seminar panel of Studebaker Employees, really enjoyed his comments. I also had located a SDC silver coin he has been looking for for some years. He was happy.

toyman

toyman
06-30-2007, 09:43 AM
John: Met a 'bunch' of them early Monday morning when they gobbled up a bunch of new Studebaker toys that are new to the market that we had for sale. You really have to look far to find a nicer bunch of people. Jim Quigley was on the seminar panel of Studebaker Employees, really enjoyed his comments. I also had located a SDC silver coin he has been looking for for some years. He was happy.

toyman

stude53
06-30-2007, 10:43 AM
John,
I chatted in passing at the Studebaker Museum gift shop with several Aussies in a group wearing yellow shirts. The museum was crowded with Studenuts of all types and stripes, and I didn't run into them again during the week.

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

stude53
06-30-2007, 10:43 AM
John,
I chatted in passing at the Studebaker Museum gift shop with several Aussies in a group wearing yellow shirts. The museum was crowded with Studenuts of all types and stripes, and I didn't run into them again during the week.

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

Dick Steinkamp
06-30-2007, 11:05 AM
I had met Ian Mackellar from Melbourne in Omaha last year and he was back this year with his whole family. I met another Ian and his wife from Melbourne at the museum Monday night. I believe he is in the process of building a GT Hawk.



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Dick Steinkamp
06-30-2007, 11:05 AM
I had met Ian Mackellar from Melbourne in Omaha last year and he was back this year with his whole family. I met another Ian and his wife from Melbourne at the museum Monday night. I believe he is in the process of building a GT Hawk.



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kmul221
06-30-2007, 11:13 AM
My wife & I chatted with Ian ,his wife & another Aussie at the bench just inside the main swap hall.I remember him saying about building the GT for his wife & was pleased with the abundance of parts & good people they had met.They also stated this was the second leg of their trip & they had hired a car to tour some of the southern states.All in all very nice people & we enjoyed our little chat.

kmul221
06-30-2007, 11:13 AM
My wife & I chatted with Ian ,his wife & another Aussie at the bench just inside the main swap hall.I remember him saying about building the GT for his wife & was pleased with the abundance of parts & good people they had met.They also stated this was the second leg of their trip & they had hired a car to tour some of the southern states.All in all very nice people & we enjoyed our little chat.

gordr
06-30-2007, 11:43 AM
I, too met Ian Mckellar and his family, and had a nice chat with some of the South Australia crew at the museum.

Considering what the trip to South Bend must cost the Down Under folks, no one can question their Studebaker loyalty!

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

gordr
06-30-2007, 11:43 AM
I, too met Ian Mckellar and his family, and had a nice chat with some of the South Australia crew at the museum.

Considering what the trip to South Bend must cost the Down Under folks, no one can question their Studebaker loyalty!

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

studeclunker
06-30-2007, 11:58 AM
quote:Considering what the trip to South Bend must cost the Down Under folks, no one can question their Studebaker loyalty!


I wouldn't anyway, no matter where they came from. Still, it's possible, with gas prices where they are, it probably wasn't much more than Dick spent driving from Washington, or the Californians spent driving in for that matter.

Quantas has advertised some very reasonable rates lately. With advance reservations etc, one can get a fairly good deal. Especially if one has the time for Stand-By.

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Lotsa Larks!
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Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
06-30-2007, 11:58 AM
quote:Considering what the trip to South Bend must cost the Down Under folks, no one can question their Studebaker loyalty!


I wouldn't anyway, no matter where they came from. Still, it's possible, with gas prices where they are, it probably wasn't much more than Dick spent driving from Washington, or the Californians spent driving in for that matter.

Quantas has advertised some very reasonable rates lately. With advance reservations etc, one can get a fairly good deal. Especially if one has the time for Stand-By.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

Guido
06-30-2007, 12:13 PM
Ian' wife Lisa said that she would not make the trip with the 2 kids unless they could stay a month.

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
06-30-2007, 12:13 PM
Ian' wife Lisa said that she would not make the trip with the 2 kids unless they could stay a month.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

bondobilly
06-30-2007, 12:21 PM
There were a lot of Australian vistors at our booth, as well as two fellows from Norway.

Someone made an interesting remark to me about a week before the show.
To paraphrase it. To us (in the US) Studebaker was 'the poor man's car.. to those abroad, Studebaker was an expensive import". The fellow from Norway had me make up a shirt with his 1952 Commander Hardtop. never restored, with just 62,000 miles on it. I will be blunt and say that price was no object when it came to them buying items. One fellow purchased 30 of our piston key chains to hand out to his buddies at home.

We even did a "garage shirt" for some young lady, but I am not sure if she was from Australia or New Zealand.

There was a fellow from South Africa I believe, who we met at the museum.

Here I thought accents from different parts of the US were hard to undersatnd, wow.

BG

bondobilly
06-30-2007, 12:21 PM
There were a lot of Australian vistors at our booth, as well as two fellows from Norway.

Someone made an interesting remark to me about a week before the show.
To paraphrase it. To us (in the US) Studebaker was 'the poor man's car.. to those abroad, Studebaker was an expensive import". The fellow from Norway had me make up a shirt with his 1952 Commander Hardtop. never restored, with just 62,000 miles on it. I will be blunt and say that price was no object when it came to them buying items. One fellow purchased 30 of our piston key chains to hand out to his buddies at home.

We even did a "garage shirt" for some young lady, but I am not sure if she was from Australia or New Zealand.

There was a fellow from South Africa I believe, who we met at the museum.

Here I thought accents from different parts of the US were hard to undersatnd, wow.

BG

sumf
06-30-2007, 02:53 PM
I would go out of my way to do so. I reminded a group of them onn the patio of theMarriott to be sure to bring their ticketsd when they went to the dinner, on my way bacl from returning to the hotel to get ours.

I also hosted after dinner-drinks for 2/3rds of the Brits I knew were there. (It might cost more next year.) Karl

sumf
06-30-2007, 02:53 PM
I would go out of my way to do so. I reminded a group of them onn the patio of theMarriott to be sure to bring their ticketsd when they went to the dinner, on my way bacl from returning to the hotel to get ours.

I also hosted after dinner-drinks for 2/3rds of the Brits I knew were there. (It might cost more next year.) Karl

Karl
06-30-2007, 03:50 PM
Yes I did.:D there group seemed a bit larger than the rest. Met people from England , France, Norway, Germany.[8D] This was the best International meet I've ever done.:D

63 Twin Supercharged Avanti
64 Avanti R3w/NOS
88LSC Avanti 350 Supercharged w/NOS

Karl
06-30-2007, 03:50 PM
Yes I did.:D there group seemed a bit larger than the rest. Met people from England , France, Norway, Germany.[8D] This was the best International meet I've ever done.:D

63 Twin Supercharged Avanti
64 Avanti R3w/NOS
88LSC Avanti 350 Supercharged w/NOS

raprice
06-30-2007, 05:23 PM
My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting a few of the 40 Australians at the Welcome Reception on Monday night after the ice cream and after the Studebaker men's chorus sang on the steps of the museum. They were all wearing their yellow shirts and really stood out. Nice folks.
We also met a nice couple from the Netherlands too in the museum.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
06-30-2007, 05:23 PM
My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting a few of the 40 Australians at the Welcome Reception on Monday night after the ice cream and after the Studebaker men's chorus sang on the steps of the museum. They were all wearing their yellow shirts and really stood out. Nice folks.
We also met a nice couple from the Netherlands too in the museum.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

Roscomacaw
06-30-2007, 05:59 PM
Among the places I stopped around SB on the Saturday before the meet was the SASCO building. I was walking along it's east side when a van pulled up next to me and one of it's occupants asked if SASCO was open.
I allowed as how it wasn't and noted that I could probably guess where they were from - or something to that effect. The four of them were from OZ of course and I asked if any of them ever visited the SDC forums (I happened to be wearing my Forum Shirt at the time;))
They confessed that they weren't aware of the forums I was talking about. They commented while there were Stude forums supported by ozzie chapters (I'm pretty sure that's what they were inferring), any postings put up generally went unanswered.
AHA! My chance to strike! I turned my back to the group so they could see the logo on the shirt. Once they'd read it, I basically said: "Try posting to THESE forums and see how long you have to wait for an answer!"
SO, I'm hoping they're at least lurking now and maybe even will chime in and say "G'day awl!":D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
06-30-2007, 05:59 PM
Among the places I stopped around SB on the Saturday before the meet was the SASCO building. I was walking along it's east side when a van pulled up next to me and one of it's occupants asked if SASCO was open.
I allowed as how it wasn't and noted that I could probably guess where they were from - or something to that effect. The four of them were from OZ of course and I asked if any of them ever visited the SDC forums (I happened to be wearing my Forum Shirt at the time;))
They confessed that they weren't aware of the forums I was talking about. They commented while there were Stude forums supported by ozzie chapters (I'm pretty sure that's what they were inferring), any postings put up generally went unanswered.
AHA! My chance to strike! I turned my back to the group so they could see the logo on the shirt. Once they'd read it, I basically said: "Try posting to THESE forums and see how long you have to wait for an answer!"
SO, I'm hoping they're at least lurking now and maybe even will chime in and say "G'day awl!":D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

41 Frank
06-30-2007, 06:56 PM
I too met Ian last year and again this year. Last year I gave him a ride in my 41 Champion R-2 on the way to show him a cruisenight in Omaha and him and an American friend from CA were at the dragstrip racing with a Chevy suburban that Friday in Omaha.Also met the people from The Netherlands again, they come annually I think, and conversed with them in their own language about Studebakers.As my name implies I am Dutch born. Paul and Riet Dammes are their names.Also spent time with some Brits that come often.
People in other countries have the same passion for Studes as we do here no doubt.Ate the hotel breakfast at a table with the gentleman from South Africa, very nice fellow. I for one have always been amazed at the financial commitments of these folks to come here and enjoy the cars.

Frank van Doorn
1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
1963 Daytona Conv
1941 Champion R-2 Rod

41 Frank
06-30-2007, 06:56 PM
I too met Ian last year and again this year. Last year I gave him a ride in my 41 Champion R-2 on the way to show him a cruisenight in Omaha and him and an American friend from CA were at the dragstrip racing with a Chevy suburban that Friday in Omaha.Also met the people from The Netherlands again, they come annually I think, and conversed with them in their own language about Studebakers.As my name implies I am Dutch born. Paul and Riet Dammes are their names.Also spent time with some Brits that come often.
People in other countries have the same passion for Studes as we do here no doubt.Ate the hotel breakfast at a table with the gentleman from South Africa, very nice fellow. I for one have always been amazed at the financial commitments of these folks to come here and enjoy the cars.

Frank van Doorn
1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
1963 Daytona Conv
1941 Champion R-2 Rod

avantilover
07-01-2007, 04:54 AM
The issue about Studebakers being expensive imports was due (here at least) to the import tariff on imported cars that was once as high as 57.5%. Once this was gradually removed (now at 10%) like the US, imported vehicles took over from locally made.

As Bob Kabchef said there are indeed forums here - at least this is the Aussie National Website - http://www.studebakercarclub.net/. I haven't really worried about other local sites if any, this one is the best.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

avantilover
07-01-2007, 04:54 AM
The issue about Studebakers being expensive imports was due (here at least) to the import tariff on imported cars that was once as high as 57.5%. Once this was gradually removed (now at 10%) like the US, imported vehicles took over from locally made.

As Bob Kabchef said there are indeed forums here - at least this is the Aussie National Website - http://www.studebakercarclub.net/. I haven't really worried about other local sites if any, this one is the best.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

Dick Clemens
07-01-2007, 10:42 PM
Mon. morning as I got to SASCO I saw a couple and their mid twenties son in the p/l. I said hi and it was obvious they didn't understand me. the son in broken english informed me they were from France. My60 years old hi-school French did not fill in the blanks. But I didwelcome them to the U. S> Later in the week I saw them at the fair grounds and said Bon-jour and their faces just lit up.

Dick Clemens
07-01-2007, 10:42 PM
Mon. morning as I got to SASCO I saw a couple and their mid twenties son in the p/l. I said hi and it was obvious they didn't understand me. the son in broken english informed me they were from France. My60 years old hi-school French did not fill in the blanks. But I didwelcome them to the U. S> Later in the week I saw them at the fair grounds and said Bon-jour and their faces just lit up.

StudebakerIndiana
07-02-2007, 12:01 AM
quote:Originally posted by avantilover

Just curious, did anyone meet any Aussies in SB? All I have read since the end of the meet appears to imply that the forum members only interacted with each other. I know some of our (South Australian) club folks were there, did anyone run into them?

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia


Yes John, I "informally met and interacted" with several on them during "Welcoming Reception" activities at the Studebaker National Museum. I was patiently waiting my turn in a long line as the Aussies just finished taking a group picture and rushed to the line, a few maybe even crowding a bit in front of me. I thought now how rude was that??? ...BUT ...I suddenly realized[^] I was in the "BEER" line ...and that explained that.:D:D:D

John, Aussies are always welcome here in South Bend. Did you know many Aussies travel to South Bend & Mishawaka, Indiana USA to make other than Studebaker automotive pilgrimages? South Bend/Mishawaka, Indiana is also the "Home of the HUMMER & HUMVEE." By-the-way, you would be very qualified to offer an opinion on something that has bothered me ever since the City of South Bend decided to name the museum; the "Studebaker NATIONAL Museum." As you know, Studebaker had owners of their products, employees, dealers, assembly plants, etc. ALL OVER THE WORLD ...then would not the "Studebaker INTERNATIONAL Museum" be a more appropriate name[?] Thanks.

StudebakerIndiana
07-02-2007, 12:01 AM
quote:Originally posted by avantilover

Just curious, did anyone meet any Aussies in SB? All I have read since the end of the meet appears to imply that the forum members only interacted with each other. I know some of our (South Australian) club folks were there, did anyone run into them?

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia


Yes John, I "informally met and interacted" with several on them during "Welcoming Reception" activities at the Studebaker National Museum. I was patiently waiting my turn in a long line as the Aussies just finished taking a group picture and rushed to the line, a few maybe even crowding a bit in front of me. I thought now how rude was that??? ...BUT ...I suddenly realized[^] I was in the "BEER" line ...and that explained that.:D:D:D

John, Aussies are always welcome here in South Bend. Did you know many Aussies travel to South Bend & Mishawaka, Indiana USA to make other than Studebaker automotive pilgrimages? South Bend/Mishawaka, Indiana is also the "Home of the HUMMER & HUMVEE." By-the-way, you would be very qualified to offer an opinion on something that has bothered me ever since the City of South Bend decided to name the museum; the "Studebaker NATIONAL Museum." As you know, Studebaker had owners of their products, employees, dealers, assembly plants, etc. ALL OVER THE WORLD ...then would not the "Studebaker INTERNATIONAL Museum" be a more appropriate name[?] Thanks.

avantilover
07-02-2007, 05:08 AM
Well, Aussies would get excited when a Beer's in the offing LOL. I'd heard of Mishawaka being the home of what was AM General. Holden have started importing the Hummer H3 here, though ours are built in South Africa. Well, the museum is the National (USA) but like you suggest, Studebakers were built here from CKD kits (completely knocked down) and Studes were also sold all over the world so maybe it should be the "international" museum instead.

From the perspective of outsiders (though I've been to the US 3 times and hope to return in 2010) it appears as though the US "is" the world, many seem blissfully ignorant of any other country, and let's not forget the "World Series" of Baseball, mainly a US event.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

avantilover
07-02-2007, 05:08 AM
Well, Aussies would get excited when a Beer's in the offing LOL. I'd heard of Mishawaka being the home of what was AM General. Holden have started importing the Hummer H3 here, though ours are built in South Africa. Well, the museum is the National (USA) but like you suggest, Studebakers were built here from CKD kits (completely knocked down) and Studes were also sold all over the world so maybe it should be the "international" museum instead.

From the perspective of outsiders (though I've been to the US 3 times and hope to return in 2010) it appears as though the US "is" the world, many seem blissfully ignorant of any other country, and let's not forget the "World Series" of Baseball, mainly a US event.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

sumf
07-02-2007, 10:55 PM
quote:Originally posted by avantilover

Well, Aussies would get excited when a Beer's in the offing LOL. I'd heard of Mishawaka being the home of what was AM General. Holden have started importing the Hummer H3 here, though ours are built in South Africa. Well, the museum is the National (USA) but like you suggest, Studebakers were built here from CKD kits (completely knocked down) and Studes were also sold all over the world so maybe it should be the "international" museum instead.

From the perspective of outsiders (though I've been to the US 3 times and hope to return in 2010) it appears as though the US "is" the world, many seem blissfully ignorant of any other country, and let's not forget the "World Series" of Baseball, mainly a US event.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia


But you must admit that the USA is in the top ten of just about every "Best Country to Live" list. Not too many other are.

You're weird bunch!

Karl

Karl

sumf
07-02-2007, 10:55 PM
quote:Originally posted by avantilover

Well, Aussies would get excited when a Beer's in the offing LOL. I'd heard of Mishawaka being the home of what was AM General. Holden have started importing the Hummer H3 here, though ours are built in South Africa. Well, the museum is the National (USA) but like you suggest, Studebakers were built here from CKD kits (completely knocked down) and Studes were also sold all over the world so maybe it should be the "international" museum instead.

From the perspective of outsiders (though I've been to the US 3 times and hope to return in 2010) it appears as though the US "is" the world, many seem blissfully ignorant of any other country, and let's not forget the "World Series" of Baseball, mainly a US event.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia


But you must admit that the USA is in the top ten of just about every "Best Country to Live" list. Not too many other are.

You're weird bunch!

Karl

Karl

avantilover
07-03-2007, 06:16 AM
We're a weird bunch~!!!! It's you lot who talks funny and still use Gallons and MPH and Fahrenheit ~ abandoned by the rest of us nearly 34 years ago (smile).

I have to say that there is no other country at which I feel so at home.



John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

avantilover
07-03-2007, 06:16 AM
We're a weird bunch~!!!! It's you lot who talks funny and still use Gallons and MPH and Fahrenheit ~ abandoned by the rest of us nearly 34 years ago (smile).

I have to say that there is no other country at which I feel so at home.



John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

sumf
07-03-2007, 11:43 PM
quote:Originally posted by avantilover

We're a weird bunch~!!!! It's you lot who talks funny and still use Gallons and MPH and Fahrenheit ~ abandoned by the rest of us nearly 34 years ago (smile).

I have to say that there is no other country at which I feel so at home.



John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia


"They're a Weird Bunch"
Juat refering to that wonderful book I read decades ago about the favourite nation most of us Yanks would like to visit / inhabit.

Karl Haas

sumf
07-03-2007, 11:43 PM
quote:Originally posted by avantilover

We're a weird bunch~!!!! It's you lot who talks funny and still use Gallons and MPH and Fahrenheit ~ abandoned by the rest of us nearly 34 years ago (smile).

I have to say that there is no other country at which I feel so at home.



John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia


"They're a Weird Bunch"
Juat refering to that wonderful book I read decades ago about the favourite nation most of us Yanks would like to visit / inhabit.

Karl Haas

avantilover
07-04-2007, 05:50 AM
Karl, I think you're referring to "They're A Weird Mob" by John O'Grady
real name Nino Culotta. I haven't read it myself but it had quite a reputation, ~ hope you make it down here sometime.


John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

avantilover
07-04-2007, 05:50 AM
Karl, I think you're referring to "They're A Weird Mob" by John O'Grady
real name Nino Culotta. I haven't read it myself but it had quite a reputation, ~ hope you make it down here sometime.


John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

go-studebaker
07-04-2007, 08:20 AM
Hi guys,
the meet did not seem to be as well attended by Europeans this year.
The Dutch and Swedish and Norwegians usually come on strong at a SB Meet, but not as much as the Ozzies.

It could have been that the European International meet was held in Switzerland 2 weeks earlier and the French openning event of the season held at the same time.

I think that there was not a huge turn out from the UK for this meet either and the dollar pound exchange rate is fabulous at the moment.

Some of my UK friends bumped into a flock of Ozzies at various times.

By the way, it is not always the money required to travel etc, it is just the dedication to the mark and of course the freinds you meet along the way or have yet to meet.

Happy Studebakering

Greg

Greg Diffen
Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1988 Avanti Convertible

go-studebaker
07-04-2007, 08:20 AM
Hi guys,
the meet did not seem to be as well attended by Europeans this year.
The Dutch and Swedish and Norwegians usually come on strong at a SB Meet, but not as much as the Ozzies.

It could have been that the European International meet was held in Switzerland 2 weeks earlier and the French openning event of the season held at the same time.

I think that there was not a huge turn out from the UK for this meet either and the dollar pound exchange rate is fabulous at the moment.

Some of my UK friends bumped into a flock of Ozzies at various times.

By the way, it is not always the money required to travel etc, it is just the dedication to the mark and of course the freinds you meet along the way or have yet to meet.

Happy Studebakering

Greg

Greg Diffen
Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1988 Avanti Convertible

glen
07-04-2007, 08:53 AM
John,

Aussie's have always been welcomed here in the former "Colonies", in fact
California has a "Ballarat" of it own: http://www.ghosttownexplorers.org/california/ballarat/ballarat.htm#Bmark
While not populated much these day....it did get it's name from the town
(and maybe sister city) in Australia. Unfortunately it is a "dry" town with
no Foster's to be seen or had for a long ways.....:)


http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/Daytonalurkinintheshortgrass.jpg
1964 Daytona
glen Brose
Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

glen
07-04-2007, 08:53 AM
John,

Aussie's have always been welcomed here in the former "Colonies", in fact
California has a "Ballarat" of it own: http://www.ghosttownexplorers.org/california/ballarat/ballarat.htm#Bmark
While not populated much these day....it did get it's name from the town
(and maybe sister city) in Australia. Unfortunately it is a "dry" town with
no Foster's to be seen or had for a long ways.....:)


http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/Daytonalurkinintheshortgrass.jpg
1964 Daytona
glen Brose
Tumbleweed Flats, AZ