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SN-60
10-29-2014, 08:00 PM
The Ocean Bay Chapter, SDC, held its annual 'OCTOBERFEST' this past Sunday at the Larz Anderson Park in Brookline, Massachusetts. Very scenic location! I'll be posting photos of some of the thirty seven Studebakers and Packards which attended this event. I'll start with this incredible 'survivor' 1935 Commander Eight Coupe which was driven down from New Hampshire.....Enjoy!

garyash
10-29-2014, 09:19 PM
Here are some more photos of the Octoberfest meet. There were 11 Avantis there and 4 or 5 modified cars/trucks. I particularly liked the 2R5 truck with the 225 cubic inch Dodge slant 6 with fuel injection and a turbocharger - very unusual! The bodywork on the truck was excellent, too, with nice "frenched" headlight.
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EssexExport
10-30-2014, 07:30 AM
37 rides? Outstanding.

sweetolbob
10-30-2014, 09:21 AM
Thanks for the posts. There's just something about the style of the 30's era Studes that I love, even the four doors.:)

Studebaker just got them right.

junior
10-30-2014, 09:43 AM
The 2R with the injected turbo slant 6...very refreshing...would like to know more! cheers, junior

SN-60
10-30-2014, 06:02 PM
That Chrysler 'slant six' powered 2R is a beauty! The owner owns a metal fabrication/welding shop, and this Stude truck is his parts runner. (for about ten years now!) He crafted the engines intake manifold himself.

SN-60
10-30-2014, 07:33 PM
And how about this beautiful 1957 Silver Hawk custom?...The unique streamer attached to the cowl tag indicates this Hawk was built for Studebaker employee 'Smith'!

SN-60
10-30-2014, 11:35 PM
Here's a good looking '64 Daytona convertible with a Hurst-shifted four speed tranny!

junior
10-31-2014, 10:23 AM
That Chrysler 'slant six' powered 2R is a beauty! The owner owns a metal fabrication/welding shop, and this Stude truck is his parts runner. (for about ten years now!) He crafted the engines intake manifold himself.

a lot of attention to detail on that truck...quite the calling card for his abilities. love the contoured front bumper... thanks for posting more photos. junior

SN-60
10-31-2014, 05:48 PM
This '63 Avanti was purchased only six weeks ago by its Rhode Island owner. It came from Pennsylvania. Some Avantis are just plain 'RIGHT'.......This is one of them!:!:

SN-60
10-31-2014, 11:59 PM
This dandy 1956 Packard Caribbean Hardtop was driven down from Maine again this year. This car had a crowd around it at all times. Probably one of the finest examples of this model in the country!:!: (Front view of this Caribbean taken at last year's 'Octoberfest')

EssexExport
11-01-2014, 07:17 AM
'56 Packard Caribbean: like far out.

SN-60
11-01-2014, 09:25 AM
Check out this pair of clean '51 Commanders....One with O.D., the other automatic!

SN-60
11-01-2014, 10:25 AM
Here's a real nice 1980 Avanti ll which was purchased by a friend of mine only last month from a gent in Wisconsin. This Avanti has a lot of 'eye-appeal', with its factory 'Colonial Yellow' paint, and flawless burgandy red leather interior with matching red carpet. Equipped with just about every option offered by Avanti Motors in 1980, this baby only has 43K on its odometer!

SN-60
11-01-2014, 12:39 PM
Part of the Ocean Bay Chapter's 'Brain Trust'.....Dave Thibeault and Gary Ash look over Gary's '65 Stude (Chevy) engine!

Swiss-Goldenhawk
11-01-2014, 12:42 PM
Really nice cars you have there.

SN-60
11-01-2014, 05:13 PM
Thanks!.....Dig the 'nubs' on the spare tire of this '60 Lark. This tire is original and unused.....for that matter, this Lark is still wearing all four tires it left the Studebaker factory with!:drool:

SN-60
11-01-2014, 06:22 PM
A couple more pics of that gorgeous Caribbean! (With the former Larz Anderson Carriage House, now museum, in the background)

Corvanti
11-01-2014, 06:23 PM
this Lark is still wearing all four tires it left the Studebaker factory with!

nice spare, but i hope the Lark isn't driving on those original tires - other than off a trailer on-site!

SN-60
11-01-2014, 09:21 PM
nice spare, but i hope the Lark isn't driving on those original tires - other than off a trailer on-site!

He drives this Lark to local shows like this one. As with the rest of the car, the tires somehow have survived and appear almost new....just like the rest of this under 10K Studebaker!:drool:

Corvanti
11-01-2014, 09:33 PM
they may look fine and i'm not picking on you. back in the day, i investigated or was first on the scene on one car "accidents". several were due to blowouts of old tires.

all, read this:

http://www.edmunds.com/car-care/how-old-and-dangerous-are-your-tires.html

SN-60
11-01-2014, 09:38 PM
You'd really have to see this car to understand. (These two photos taken last year at 2013 OBC 'OCTOBERFEST)

StudeRich
11-01-2014, 10:11 PM
Here's a good looking '64 Daytona convertible with a Hurst-shifted four speed tranny!

Isn't this the recently acquired X Mrs. Granetelli Daytona, from Bellingham, WA?

Touché Ed! 7:11 PM ditto.

That is a beautiful 2 4 Brl. 374 Caribbean, I don't remember ever seeing a Hardtop!

SN-60
11-01-2014, 10:11 PM
This 1950 was one of the two Packards brought to this show. Very stately, and first year for the Ultramatic trans, which this car is equipped with!

SN-60
11-02-2014, 01:37 AM
Isn't this the recently acquired X Mrs. Granetelli Daytona, from Bellingham, WA?

Touché Ed! 7:11 PM ditto.

That is a beautiful 2 4 Brl. 374 Caribbean, I don't remember ever seeing a Hardtop!

I don't know Rich, it's owned by a fellow from New Hampshire right now. I believe it was featured on a fairly recent 'TURNING WHEELS' cover...He had the issue displayed under a windshield wiper.

SN-60
11-02-2014, 10:01 AM
I really like this '54 coupe.....New to the scene....Check out the cool custom dash in this Stude!:!!:

SN-60
11-02-2014, 10:58 AM
WARWICK '16.......'Be there or be square'!:)

SN-60
11-02-2014, 12:51 PM
Drop dead gorgeous Cord L-29 on display inside the Larz Anderson Carriage House.....This beauty is owned by a gent from Maine who owns another one of these classic automobiles.....painted black and copper!:drool:

David Daoust
11-02-2014, 01:36 PM
I don't know Rich, it's owned by a fellow from New Hampshire right now. I believe it was featured on a fairly recent 'TURNING WHEELS' cover...He had the issue displayed under a windshield wiper.

That is correct. I have the Granatelli car - shown in post #8

showbizkid
11-02-2014, 01:51 PM
Some really lovely cars there. Thanks for sharing!

SN-60
11-02-2014, 06:09 PM
You're welcome!....And here are three views of a scale model Greyhound bus design done by Raymond Loewy Assoc. back in '38....It must be valuable, as it was sealed up like the Hope Diamond inside this glass vault!

SN-60
11-02-2014, 10:55 PM
Here's a few of the eleven Avantis of various years that were brought to this show. (Old SN-60's daily driver '83 second from left)

SN-60
11-03-2014, 05:51 PM
Here's a closer view of my '83.....Folks marveled that this car has stood up to nineteen New England winters...AND SHE'S STILL GOING STRONG!:!!:

SN-60
11-03-2014, 07:44 PM
And here's Ocean Bay Chapter President's Bob Gray's pristine 1964 GT Hawk heading up a group of Hawks and Larks!

SN-60
11-03-2014, 08:50 PM
These pics came out a bit dark, but here are two beautiful classic Packards which were on display in the carriage house. The black one is a Packard Twelve, originally owned by Doris Duke. The yellow Packard is a Super Eight model.....BIG cars!

EssexExport
11-04-2014, 10:50 AM
Great pics. Thanks for posting them.

SN-60
11-04-2014, 06:17 PM
You're very welcome!....And here's anther custom '53 coupe.....Interesting tailight housings which the owner blended into the rear 1/4 panels....Nice work! I've always liked the look of the 'Bonneville style' spun aluminum wheel discs on a modified C/K:!:...(Not too sure what the THREE master-clutch cylinders are all about?)

SN-60
11-04-2014, 07:52 PM
Here's my friend Jack's '62 Studebaker Lark wagon. Super clean car, and quite a rare car in it's own right!

paul shuffleburg
11-04-2014, 07:53 PM
I was told one for front brakes, one for the rear brakes, and the other for the clutch.

SN-60
11-05-2014, 05:37 PM
I was told one for front brakes, one for the rear brakes, and the other for the clutch.

Wow!...I know what a 'split brake system' is,...but I've never seen two separate master cylinders on the same car!:confused:

SN-60
11-05-2014, 06:50 PM
Here's my friend Dan's 1956 Flight Hawk. The little flathead six is long gone, and in its place is a nice running Chev 350 with auto trans. This Hawk also has rack and pinion steering gear!:!:

SN-60
11-06-2014, 05:50 PM
And here's a pair of nice looking Land Cruisers....Folks new to Studebakers love the 'suicide' rear doors on these cars!

SN-60
11-06-2014, 06:59 PM
Of course, there's always some smart alec trying to sneak a 'Brand X' in with the Studes!:lol:

SN-60
11-07-2014, 04:33 PM
Also, a racy looking '64 Daytona was displayed!

SN-60
11-07-2014, 07:14 PM
And here's my friend Dennis's '57 Golden Hawk 400 'Tribute'. Dennis has owned this Hawk for thirty years, and has racked up THOUSANDS of miles on her! It features a beautiful Packard Hawk style white leather interior. We 'drive-em' here in New England!:!!:

SN-60
11-08-2014, 08:24 AM
In these shots we see nine of the eventual eleven Avantis brought to the Ocean Bay Chapter 'OCTOBERFEST' 2014!:D

Bob Caser
11-08-2014, 12:42 PM
That Chrysler 'slant six' powered 2R is a beauty! The owner owns a metal fabrication/welding shop, and this Stude truck is his parts runner. (for about ten years now!) He crafted the engines intake manifold himself.

I just returned from the SEMA show, and this truck is one of the coolest things that I have seen this week. I wish I could see it in person. Thank you for posting these pictures.
Bob Caser

SN-60
11-08-2014, 02:31 PM
I just returned from the SEMA show, and this truck is one of the coolest things that I have seen this week. I wish I could see it in person. Thank you for posting these pictures.
Bob Caser

You're very welcome Bob. That slant six powered '2R' really is special...He drives it all the time, and I usually pass it going in the other direction to work at least once a week. (His fabrication shop in East Bridgewater, Mass., is only one town over from the town where I work.)......Now, here's another (this time Chev powered) '2R' that was brought to this show!