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Silverplate
03-15-2013, 10:21 PM
My grandson I spent the day at the Good-Guys Show at Texas Motor Speedway. Great show with hundreds of cars. Only noted the following three Studebakers in attendance.

The first truck picture is a neat custom owned by Talbert Goldman of Meridian, MS.

http://silverplate1945.smugmug.com/Cars/Cars-of-Texas/i-nNCzLMj/0/L/161-L.jpg

http://silverplate1945.smugmug.com/Cars/Cars-of-Texas/i-JbgLWQC/0/L/164-L.jpg

http://silverplate1945.smugmug.com/Cars/Cars-of-Texas/i-FX8Xwgf/0/L/163-L.jpg

http://silverplate1945.smugmug.com/Cars/Cars-of-Texas/i-GXrN8DK/0/L/162-L.jpg

http://silverplate1945.smugmug.com/Cars/Cars-of-Texas/i-ts7NLc6/0/L/202-L.jpg

http://silverplate1945.smugmug.com/Cars/Cars-of-Texas/i-St75VwT/0/L/147-L.jpg

62champ
03-15-2013, 10:26 PM
I think the first comment from my Uncle upon seeing this truck would have been, "that thing would do terrible in a field trying to pull a trailer full of cotton to the gin..."

http://silverplate1945.smugmug.com/Cars/Cars-of-Texas/i-JbgLWQC/0/L/164-L.jpg

Studedude
03-15-2013, 10:31 PM
I think the first comment from my Uncle upon seeing this truck would have been, "that thing would do terrible in a field trying to pull a trailer full of cotton to the gin..."
'Bet they've got an app for that!

Skybolt
03-15-2013, 11:30 PM
I like the look of the greenish truck with a 55 cab and the early grill. It threw me at first as I didn't see the holes for the original grill but the hood with the Studebaker all the way across looks good with the early grill. I know my dates could be wrong but I think you get the idea of what I'm getting at? Len.

Sdude
03-16-2013, 11:31 AM
Only noted the three Studebakers? Is that all there were or all you noted? It seems odd to me that as cool as Studebakers are that there are so few at these big car shows. I suppose I actually like it that way.

I love the looks of the custom one but would never want one like that. It seems the only thing you can do with it is take it to car shows. I much prefer the other truck as it looks like something that is still utilitarian. I like it that they kept the holes for the Transtar grill in the fenders. They also did a great job of matching the earlier hood. It looks a little different but pretty close.

Those trucks just look great any way you do them. That's why mine is my pride and joy. Studebaker hit it out of the park with the C cab. IMHO

SN-60
03-16-2013, 11:38 AM
I think the first comment from my Uncle upon seeing this truck would have been, "that thing would do terrible in a field trying to pull a trailer full of cotton to the gin..."

http://silverplate1945.smugmug.com/Cars/Cars-of-Texas/i-JbgLWQC/0/L/164-L.jpg

I realize the suspension will 'lift' for driving.....but all-in-all, what's the point of seting a vehicle on the ground like this? Looks? (Ugh!)

62champ
03-16-2013, 12:25 PM
I realize the suspension will 'lift' for driving.....but all-in-all, what's the point of seting a vehicle on the ground like this? Looks? (Ugh!)

It has to "bagged" or something - drove it on a PA road that low and you would have half of it ripped off in 20 miles... I can say that that the person thought enough of the original Studebaker design that he did not alter it - biggest change I can see it the curve cut out at the bottom of the rear of the bed (aside from the front bumper...)

Skybolt
03-16-2013, 12:43 PM
Only noted the three Studebakers? Is that all there were or all you noted? It seems odd to me that as cool as Studebakers are that there are so few at these big car shows. I suppose I actually like it that way.

I love the looks of the custom one but would never want one like that. It seems the only thing you can do with it is take it to car shows. I much prefer the other truck as it looks like something that is still utilitarian. I like it that they kept the holes for the Transtar grill in the fenders. They also did a great job of matching the earlier hood. It looks a little different but pretty close.

Those trucks just look great any way you do them. That's why mine is my pride and joy. Studebaker hit it out of the park with the C cab. IMHO


I went to the Pomona swap meet and car show one day with a guy my wife was trying to get me to be friends with. He was laughing because there were no Stuebakers, because to him no body else likes them so I was a fool to like them. He was looking for a Chevelle and was happy because he had a lot to choose from. He just didn't get it. Needless to say that was the last time I did anything with the guy.

SN-60
03-16-2013, 12:55 PM
I went to the Pomona swap meet and car show one day with a guy my wife was trying to get me to be friends with. He was laughing because there were no Stuebakers, because to him no body else likes them so I was a fool to like them. He was looking for a Chevelle and was happy because he had a lot to choose from. He just didn't get it. Needless to say that was the last time I did anything with the guy.

I know what You mean. Chevrolet Chevelles are nice cars.....but to Me they are "Tree Material".....not very interesting....due to the large number of them produced, and still around.

Green53
03-16-2013, 02:33 PM
41Frank & I were at the Goodguys in Scottsdale last week. Very few Studebakers there this time. There was a decent 41 for sale in the swap meet.

Denny L

Silverplate
03-16-2013, 04:56 PM
I walked the entire show several times and have included the photos of the only Studebakers I saw the entire day, three.

tomlewis
03-16-2013, 08:56 PM
That Starlight coupe was for sale at The Decatur, Tx swap meet last month sitting on the same trailer. Tom

Pat Dilling
03-16-2013, 10:56 PM
I think this does make the point that if we want Studebaker recognition we need to go to events besides just the Studebaker centric ones. Our chapter had a dozen cars at the recent Sacramento Autorama. If we had not been there there would have been just 3 Studes at the show. A lot of people stopped by and remarked they had not seen that many Studebakers in a long time. Other people who had Studebakers, but were not in the club, were pleased to find others who had them. We recruited a few new members. My point is, we can't really complain about no Studebakers at shows if we are not bringing ours.

Sdude
03-17-2013, 09:26 AM
Well said Pat.

I often hear - "Studebaker, you don't see those every day". To which I joyfully reply - "I do".

deco_droid
04-23-2013, 01:18 PM
I think this does make the point that if we want Studebaker recognition we need to go to events besides just the Studebaker centric ones. Our chapter had a dozen cars at the recent Sacramento Autorama. If we had not been there there would have been just 3 Studes at the show. A lot of people stopped by and remarked they had not seen that many Studebakers in a long time. Other people who had Studebakers, but were not in the club, were pleased to find others who had them. We recruited a few new members. My point is, we can't really complain about no Studebakers at shows if we are not bringing ours.

EXACTLY. I know there is a North Texas Studebaker club, but I have never seen any Studes at any car shows in this part of Texas. Not saying I go to every car show, but I think some owners tend to only go to the Studebaker-centric shows, as you mentioned.

My car is FINALLY back together and running after too many months in the garage -- thanks to all who helped with my mechanical problems by the way -- but anyway, there is a big local show (hundreds of cars each month) I will be attending the first of May in which I have also never seen a Stude of any vintage appear, but there will be at least one this time! I will post some photos of the event afterwards...