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Sdude
04-06-2013, 08:17 AM
For those that would like to watch, the episode of My Classic Car that features my truck at the Napa Main Street Reunion car show last year, will be airing on April 14, 16, and 21st. Look for season 17, episode 11.

The organizers of the Napa car show have completed the posters for this year's event in August of this year. As you may recall, the winners of last year's Best of Show awards are featured in the artwork. I wanted to place the poster on the forum but couldn't figure out how to do it due to re-sizing requirements that are beyond my capabilities.

I was able to place it on the cover of April's Hawk Talks which is now available online. Check it out and read the two stories I wrote about this amazing opportunity that was laid on me last year.

www.hawktalks.com (http://www.hawktalks.com).

That's right - Studebaker has been recognized!

rodnutrandy
04-06-2013, 09:42 AM
A lot of good looking Studebakers! Thanks for sharing ! Will try to catch it on TV.

FlatheadGeo
04-06-2013, 10:34 AM
Way too nice! Congrats, Jon.

Sdude
04-06-2013, 10:44 AM
I've been checking the www.myclassiccar.com (http://www.myclassiccar.com) website looking for the episode 11 preview. It's on there now and I was pleasantly surprised to see that out of almost 400 cars at the show, the two minute preview showed all 5 of the 5 Studebakers that were there. How cool is that!

Sdude
04-14-2013, 03:51 PM
Thought I would bump this up. The first airing is tonight.

Pat Dilling
04-14-2013, 03:59 PM
I am recording it on Tuesday. It is on the same time as Vikings and Amazing Race tonight. Spoiler alert! LOL

JimC
04-14-2013, 08:43 PM
Jon,

Congrats! This is absolutely awesome! It's always a great day when Studebakers get a little bit of much-deserved spotlight. I missed the airing tonight, but I'm going to record the Tuesday one just to be sure I can see it. Keep up the good work!!

rockinhawk
04-15-2013, 05:59 AM
I caught the show last night. You and your truck both "Lookin' Good" Jon. although I only saw 4 Studebakers. I must have missed one.

4961Studebaker
04-15-2013, 08:23 AM
Just saw the show this morning, the Napa valley looks like the ideal setting for any show, with all those intersecting streets Dennis must have been covering a lot of ground! Bucket list show for sure.
Great seeing you show off your truck as well as seeing at least 2 other Studes?

j.byrd
04-15-2013, 12:32 PM
Congrats, sir ! Your truck looks mighty nice, and you certainly seemed like a good ambassador! ( no, Bob P., not as in Rambler Ambassador !, ha ! ) I spotted a couple more trucks and the pink 55, but there were also some mighty fine brand X's there. Hard to top California for cars, isn't it ? Karen and I got on Dennis's show during the 1st one for the year when he came to Hawaii. Her smiling face and driving our 52 Ford truck, and me in the 63 Mini, but we only got shown driving by. It is still pretty cool, and Dennis is such a nice fellow. We had met him at a Shelby meet several years back, and he actually remembered us and our subjects from back then !! I know you are proud, and you have a right to be, so again, congrats !

Sdude
04-15-2013, 07:32 PM
I caught the show last night. You and your truck both "Lookin' Good" Jon. although I only saw 4 Studebakers. I must have missed one.

They showed the Pink 55, the other 2R truck in black and silver, My truck, and you can see both GT Hawks that were parked next to me. The Burmuda Brown one belongs to our club Vice president, Johna and they did a nice close-up of it with the sign she had made that included Dennis' picture when he drove it at a fundraiser event for the CAM. Dennis signed that sign and you can see it in the close-up. You can also see our club treasurer Johanna's black GT Hawk parked next to Johna's brown GT H. That's five and I believe there were no more than five at the entire show of 400 very cool cars.

I think it was pretty special that out of 400 great looking cars, Dennis managed to include all five of the Studebakers that were there. He really is a friend of Studebakers.

JBOYLE
04-15-2013, 10:43 PM
Congrats and well done!

Good to see your great truck and the other Studes.

Warren Webb
04-15-2013, 11:19 PM
I cant figure out what I'm doing wrong but all I can get is episode 10 w/ Jay Leno.

BobPalma
04-16-2013, 04:25 PM
'Just saw the episode, John; cool beans! You did a nice job. I believe Dennis is sincere when he says he likes Studes...does he still have his Gran Turismo Hawk?

'Hard to believe the guy with the 1953 Chrysler Newport hardtop his father bought new, the last car featured, falsely identified the car's 331 hemi as the "baby hemi."

It's not and never was; "baby hemi" was the term given to the little 241 and then 270 cubic inch hemi V8 for some 1953-1955 Dodges, not the big, original 331 hemi that went in the first Chryslers, including his father's '53.

The guy was simply wrong to call his car's engine a baby hemi. Since his Dad bought the car new, you'd think he would have picked up the correct engine nomenclature somewhere in the last 60 years, which is simply, "original hemi." (And it was no slip of the tongue; both he and Dennis repeated "baby hemi" a couple times to make sure everybody listening would get it wrong, too, now thinking every enormous 331 Chrysler is a "baby." Sheesh.)

Oh, well; thank goodness the error had nothing to do with your truck, Jon. Again, you were lookin' good. Congrats. :!: BP

bob40
04-16-2013, 05:12 PM
In my circles the 331 and 354 are called baby hemis as they are not 392 cubic inch.
A form of derision? Perhaps.They do not command the respect (nor the dollars) of a 392. Size does matter ;)
I dont believe the owner is wrong calling it a baby hemi as in the hierarchy of hemi engines they are commonly called that.

BobPalma
04-16-2013, 06:27 PM
In my circles the 331 and 354 are called baby hemis as they are not 392 cubic inch.
A form of derision? Perhaps.They do not command the respect (nor the dollars) of a 392. Size does matter ;)
I dont believe the owner is wrong calling it a baby hemi as in the hierarchy of hemi engines they are commonly called that.

What would you call the little 241s and 270s, Bob; micros? (Not being argumentative, but all the MoPar guys I've known reserved baby hemi for the little Dodge engines....'must be a geographical thing...different circles for different jerks...oops, wait a minute, that didn't come out right! :woot: ;)) BP

Corvanti
04-16-2013, 07:20 PM
due to circumstances :mad: i missed today's airing - i've set my DVR for Sunday, April 21 at 9:30am (Eastern Daylight Time) on the Speed Channel, where the show will air (cable?:rolleyes:) again.

check your local cable/satellite provider's listings for channel and time! :)

Sdude
04-16-2013, 09:44 PM
...does he still have his Gran Turismo Hawk?

BP

He sold it years ago and he let his SDC membership expire after that. I covered that in an article I wrote about Dennis in the March 2012 issue of Turning Wheels. You can also see the license plate from his GT Hawk on the wall behind him in his tech segments of the MCC show. He really is a friend of us Stude guys.

Anybody know who bought Dennis' GT Hawk? It's on the cover of the January 1998 Turning Wheels.

DaytonaConvert
04-16-2013, 10:24 PM
Happened upon this episode today. What a great surprise. I cracked up when he described C cabs as having a "happy" look...I've always said that about these trucks! Made me miss my 51 2R6.

Gorgeous truck, Sdude. Still such a treat to catch nice Studes when channel surfing.

Pat Dilling
04-16-2013, 10:43 PM
Just watched it. Excellent Jon, you really represented the Studebaker world well. The truck looked outstanding. Congratulations for living some of your 15 minutes of fame!

63avanti.
04-16-2013, 10:55 PM
Congrats. I will have to catch the episode on Sunday!

BobPalma
04-17-2013, 06:36 AM
He sold it years ago and he let his SDC membership expire after that. I covered that in an article I wrote about Dennis in the March 2012 issue of Turning Wheels. You can also see the license plate from his GT Hawk on the wall behind him in his tech segments of the MCC show. He really is a friend of us Stude guys.

Anybody know who bought Dennis' GT Hawk? It's on the cover of the January 1998 Turning Wheels.

Thanks, Jon. I remember that now that you mention it. ;) BP

Commander Eddie
04-17-2013, 11:57 AM
I saw the show on Sunday and did not make the connection to you until I saw this post. My wife and I drooled over your truck. Very cool. Congratulations for making it on the show. With that many cars and trucks to choose from, Dennis Gage must have a tough time narrowing down which cars to feature on each episode. But, he is a Studebaker guy after all. He has to get one of his favorite vehicles on the show once in a while. Your truck obviously caught his eye. I got the impression the two of you have met before.
Ed Sallia

LarkTruck
04-21-2013, 11:35 AM
Finally got to see it here on the east coast this morning, ATTABOY JON! Wish Dennis wouldn't have spent so much time on that butt ugly "Jagette" and Race Deck Flooring, he could have shown more STUDES! :-)
Jim

royvaldez
04-21-2013, 01:19 PM
Say it this morning. Looked great.

Corvanti
04-21-2013, 03:46 PM
great job, Jon!!!:!!: