View Full Version : November 2012 issue of Hemmings Motor News

10-07-2012, 09:26 PM
Pardon me if someone else has already posted about this topic. In the latest issue of HMN, the Avanti is the subject of "Driver's Guide", a monthly feature in the magazine. At least two well known Studebaker people are quoted in the article- Don Jones, International Avanti Vice President and Bob Palma, Tech Advisor for 'Turning Wheels'.

The article is for anyone who is a Studebaker nut and it covers 5 whole pages. A number of photos and charts make it a worthwhile read. I found it to be informative with my limited knowledge of the Avanti.

Frank Drumheller
Locust Grove, VA
M16-52 1948 Boyer-bodied fire truck

10-07-2012, 10:01 PM
Uh-oh. I haven't seen it yet, and don't remember any contribution. Thanks for the warning, Frank. :cool: BP

10-11-2012, 09:09 AM
Frank, I haven't seen this one yet. Was it written by Mark McCourt? If it was it was in Hemmings Classic Cars several years ago. I will see him in hershey tomorrow when we source parts and have fun.

10-11-2012, 10:02 PM
"Bob Palma, technical editor for the Studebaker Drivers Club's Turning Wheels magazine, notes that the Avanti R-1s and R-2s featured tapered rear axle shafts like those in most American Motors cars, although Studebaker's design requireed that the hub and drum be removed as one unit with a hub-puller; instead of AMC's more mechanic-friendly design, which allowed the hub to remain bolted in place while the brake drum was removed."

Page 26 of the latest Hemmings Motor News with the green '64 Avanti on the cover.