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BobPalma
03-21-2012, 08:59 AM
Congratulations to Dick Quinn and his pretty red 1939 Coupe-Express, for winning the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Hershey Region Junior Truck Award.

The March/April 2012 Antique Automobile, AACA's member journal, arrived in today's mail. Therein is the same photo that is the front cover of the May 2011 Turning Wheels.

A short history of Dick's ownership and the truck's options and such accompany the photo and the announcement of the award:

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/DSCF2829.jpg

Good show, Dick; stunning. BP

JRoberts
03-21-2012, 09:14 AM
I'll second what BP said. A beautiful truck and a great guy got what they deserved.

raprice
03-21-2012, 10:19 AM
Congratulations to you Dick. I can't think of anyone more deserving.
Rog

JBOYLE
03-21-2012, 10:26 AM
Nice, well done!

Studebaker Wheel
03-21-2012, 12:00 PM
Thanks guys. Really appreciate it. I am thanking Glen Reints for his years of labor on the truck. He deserves the praise. I'm just sorry he did not live to see it completed.

warrlaw1
03-21-2012, 12:08 PM
There was a 39 CE on eBay out of Calgary that didn't get a bid. It was barely a shell. I kept looking at Dick's on the cover of TW and thinking of the possibilities. That's one inspirational ride. Congrats.

gordr
03-21-2012, 12:40 PM
Congratulations, Dick, on the win. A very nice CE, indeed.

Dave, the '39 in Calgary is more than a shell, in fact, i think there are parts of 2 or more vehicles in the package. It has been on offer for a pretty healthy price for a couple of years now. It would be quite a project, but it is a rare and desirable car. I saw an ad for it on the Calgary Kijiji site a few weeks ago.

Studebaker Wheel
03-21-2012, 12:54 PM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/newsgroup/compositebest.jpg?t=1332352289

I have a second '39 CE that is complete and running but needs complete restoration. If anyone is interested let me know and I will send images and particulars.

Stu Chapman
03-21-2012, 12:57 PM
Congratulations on your win Dick. Great job!
Stu Chapman

rbruner
03-21-2012, 01:30 PM
Studebaker did indeed invent cool. That is way beyond cool! Beyond groovy cool even.

studegary
03-21-2012, 01:47 PM
Congratulations, Richard!
I guess this breaks your run/rule of not having vehicles judged. I can understand the tribute reason that you made this exception.

FlatheadGeo
03-21-2012, 01:55 PM
As they say across the Pond: "Brilliant!!!"

avantilover
03-21-2012, 03:00 PM
Congratulations from all of us in Australia. BTW What does Junior and Senior mean with these awards?

warrlaw1
03-21-2012, 03:12 PM
I think your first showing would get you a Junior? After that if you win....

57studesilverhawk
03-21-2012, 03:42 PM
Congratulations Richard, well done ,well deserved a beautifull looking masterpiece.

showbizkid
03-21-2012, 03:55 PM
Well-deserved and congratulations, Mr. Quinn!

Peanut
03-21-2012, 07:09 PM
A little off topic, but I wonder why Studebaker didn't go ahead and use the regular sedan rear windows on the back of these cabs. Weren't the glass panels, themselves flat?

Anyway, nice job, and well-deserved recognition!

Studebaker Wheel
03-21-2012, 09:03 PM
A little off topic, but I wonder why Studebaker didn't go ahead and use the regular sedan rear windows on the back of these cabs. Weren't the glass panels, themselves flat?

Anyway, nice job, and well-deserved recognition!

Matt; If you saw the rear glass on the sedan you would understand. Much too large and really out of proportion for the Coupe Express. Of course the sedans and coupes had rear sloping back glass whereas the CE was vertical, just wouldn't work. I believe the glass they used was appropriate insofar as aesthetics but woefully lacking insofar as visibility is concerned. You might be interested to learn that the original CE did not come with an interior rear view mirror as standard equipment.

mbstude
03-21-2012, 09:40 PM
I once saw a '39 CE modified with a '49 2R rear glass. It looks great, and a lot better than the Ace Hardware rear window that the trucks came with.

I have to say. I think I'll always be a sucker for the '36-41 Studebaker non-Champions.

avantilover
03-22-2012, 01:34 AM
Thanks for the response Dave Warren, I guess you are right, 1st showing a "Junior" then a "Senior" had seen this mentioned in Hemmings, didn't know what it meant - must be an American thing.