View Full Version : Six Studebakers at Durham, CA Fall Festival

Pat Dilling
09-16-2013, 09:23 AM
A great continuation of IDYSD occurred at the Durham festival with 6 nice Studebakers on the beautiful lawn there. And to top it off, Studebaker owners were called to the awards platform 5 times! It was great to meet forum member Tom Piantanida (GinettaG12P ) and see his recently acquired '59 Silver Hawk 27671. This very nice '48 Starlight Coupe won the award for Best Stock/Original '46-'53. Check his licence plate. 27672. I have posted pictures of this Coupe Express before. Very unusual with a Ford V-8 mounted in the bed. He won 3 awards, Best Modified 33-39, Best Engineered and Kid's Choice. 27673 27674. I actually left before the awards ceremony and was pleasantly surprised when a friend called to tell me that STU COOL won the award for Best Modified 46-53 27675 There was also a nice original 62 GT Hawk 27676 and a nice modified 56 pickup 27677 There were well over 200 cars in attendance with many very nice cars so the Studebakers represented the marque very well. I even heard someone say, "Wow, there are a lot of Studebakers here."

09-16-2013, 03:02 PM
STU COOL forever! NIce going, Pat, though not sure why you would be surprised.