View Full Version : Drat! Missed Ted's Birthday by a day!

05-08-2015, 07:38 AM
:D Happy 80th Birthday, Ted Harbit, as of Thursday, May 7, 2015.

'Good to see you've still "got it," old boy:

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...and best wishes for many more! :!!: BP

05-08-2015, 07:42 AM
Wow, Ted looks damn good for 80. I'm only 2 years behind him. Glad to share May birthdays with him.
Many happy returns of the day!!!

R3 challenger
05-08-2015, 10:42 AM
And many more, Ted. Thanks for all you have done (and continue to do) in so many ways for Studebaker enthusiasts everywhere.


Jessie J.
05-08-2015, 10:55 AM
You Go Ted! Happy Birthday, from a fan of your Studebaker exploits since 1961

05-08-2015, 10:58 AM
Happy Birthday Ted. Go take the Tomato for a drive.

Denny Lockmon

Bob Bryant
05-08-2015, 11:19 AM
As i was in Muncie (BSU) before you that makes me ahead of you on birthdays! Best wishes and I agree with all of the comments.

05-08-2015, 11:34 AM
Happy 80th. I was glad to see you in South Bend last week.
Thanks for the help and inspiration to all our Studebaker friends.

Robert Kapteyn

05-08-2015, 11:41 AM
Best Birthday wishes from Canada, Ted. Have many more and thanks for keeping that Studebaker flame so well lit. I'm sure that must be the reason you look so damn good for 80!!

Jessie J.
05-08-2015, 01:34 PM
Gotta up this again. Totally fergot till the wife reminded me. Today I turned 66. Been watching Ted race for years, and no doubt that he would beat me ....even in a foot race. :D

05-08-2015, 07:25 PM
Happy Birthday, Ted! And based on your performance last Friday nite, I guess the rumors of you being a track and field star are true. LOL.

05-08-2015, 07:32 PM
Happy Birthday Ted!

05-08-2015, 09:16 PM
another late "Happy Birthday", Mr. Harbit. you are such an inspiration to all of us!!!

05-08-2015, 10:16 PM
Yes, happy birthday ,Ted!

05-08-2015, 10:51 PM
Happy birthday Ted. See you in 2 weeks!

Bob Andrews
05-08-2015, 11:20 PM
Happy birthday to one of my heroes in racing both drag and human. Hope to see you soon!

05-09-2015, 03:23 AM
Happy Birthday Mr. Harbit, Be sure to change your vote in Dick Steinkamp's age poll, your now on the bottom for the first time in your life,lol. Thanks for your love of Studebakers that kept many of us on the forum interested in them too. Hope you get to hear the rumble of a Studebaker for many years to come.

Chicken Hawk
05-09-2015, 09:33 AM
Thanks everyone for the happy birthday wishes. I feel very fortunate. Mary Ann's friends are always asking her why she lets me drag race. Her answer is, "I think it keeps him young". I'm sure that has played a part in my aging but I can tell you it's taking its toll as reaction time, thinking process, etc. is sure not what it used to be but Studebakers and you people have played a BIG part in the whole process.

Thanks again everyone.


super wagonaire
05-09-2015, 06:05 PM
Happy Birthday Ted ,Sorry a day late. Hope you had a great day , you're a good guy.

05-09-2015, 06:55 PM
I think I speak for the collective group in saying that we all hope we are as spry and active as you are when we reach your age. Hope you have many more in the driver's seat.

05-10-2015, 12:42 PM
Happy birthday Ted. Thanks for advising me during the planning stage of my engine build.

05-22-2015, 08:34 PM
I'm late on this one but wish the best to Ted, always willing to advise, always personable and always doing Stude fans everywhere proud!

Happy trails, good health and enjoy life!