View Full Version : Studebakers in the Holiday Hot Rod Show 2014

dusty taylor
12-07-2014, 09:37 PM
We were at the Holiday Hot Rod show the last three days in Springfield MO. There were 6 Studebakers in the show. John Martin's '53 Gold Dust. He got an award from Tim Strange for his pick at the show. Gary and Donna Sanders were there in their '53 Commander. There was a white '50 pickup that brought there by Mike Stafford, he's not the owner, just showing it for the weekend. It took home top honors of the show with a $1000 prize. There was a '50 model 2 door sedan brought there by KICKER Stereo. It is a very nice car. There was a '63 Lark that owned by a pin stripper Spencer Houston. Our truck a '58 Stude with custom flames. We all had a good time, lots of laughs. Our grand daughter Madison, joined us also, and her Daddy Brian was working upstairs with C & M Gearworks. There were some other interesting cars in the show, Darryl Starbird from OK, brought a Cadillac bubble top car. Fritz brought 2 other bubble top cars. There was a Sox and Martin GTX, that is a certified real car, not a clone. A Brewster Ford was there, and Auburn V12, and many others. I've put up 8 pictures up so far, if I can get more on, I will post more. I hope you enjoy them. Dusty and Wanda.

dusty taylor
12-07-2014, 09:49 PM
We decided we needed to get our 1942 Business coupe, Madison's 1962 2 door hardtop, and Brian, our son, get his 1959 Lark all finished for the show next year. If anybody can possible come to the show in 2015, it is scheduled for Dec. 6-8. Let's see if we can make Studebaker's rule. And the last picture on here is Gary Sanders meeting Batman. Na na na na na na na na Batman.

12-07-2014, 09:55 PM
Great photos!....That custom '53 Studebaker coupe is outstanding!:!!:

t walgamuth
12-07-2014, 11:27 PM
Great photos!....That custom '53 Studebaker coupe is outstanding!:!!:

I love all the body work on it.

12-08-2014, 01:10 AM
That 53 is very nice! I like the color scheme on the 50, but those new wheels and rims do not cut it. I'm learning to accept that schtick when it rarely works, but for me, that's one mix of old and new that does not cut it. What was the green '30 something, the Auburn V12?

12-08-2014, 08:47 AM
The green car is a 1934 Brewster Ford. First one made that year.

12-08-2014, 08:48 AM
The custom '53 started out as a 1953 Starlight coupe the same color as mine.

12-08-2014, 08:49 AM
:!: 'Lookin' good, guys; congratulations on a good Studebaker representation. :D BP

12-08-2014, 09:18 AM

12-08-2014, 02:51 PM
I wish I could have been there Looks like it was interesting.

Deaf Mute
12-08-2014, 03:11 PM
I see that both Gary and Batman were moving so fast you couldn't focus on them. Not a bit unusual for those guys! Great showing, I wish I could have been there.

t walgamuth
12-08-2014, 08:33 PM
On that 53....I think using the laid back Mercedes lights make the fins look even longer on the back;)

12-09-2014, 08:19 PM
The green car is a 1934 Brewster Ford. First one made that year.

Thank you. Very stylish.

dusty taylor
12-09-2014, 09:30 PM
Thanks for all the compliments on the pictures.No, Gary and Batman was not moving fast, I was aways from them. I'm not as steady with the camera as I used to be. Lol.The gold 53 has Chrysler fins on it. The tail lights are what they used toput on 56 Chevys, can't remember the name of the tail light.It has a full roll cage with a big block Chevy with a lot of horsepower.It was originally built to be a race car, but the owner, John, said it got too pretty.The Brewster car is on a 34 Ford chassis with a flathead V8 motor.

12-21-2014, 08:50 AM
Here is a link to more pictures. Enjoy.


12-21-2014, 09:39 AM

Those and your 53 coupe is just beautiful.. The first one I saw back in the day really blew me away and they still do.. Don't change a thing on these cars!!

12-23-2014, 01:08 AM
Thanks. Many interesting cars!

t walgamuth
12-23-2014, 07:28 AM
That green car is incredible. One of the most distinctive looking front ends ever. Looks sorta like an insect crossed with the batmobile. Incredible that it came from the factory that way.