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Jett289
09-14-2016, 04:17 PM
My son took my f150 to work this morning as his truck wouldn't start .. I needed my truck to do some errands around town and pick up some lumber so I took the GT Hawk out to the Ford Dealer where he works and traded vehicles .. After work he came home and found me chilling out on the back deck having a cool beer .. He was all smiles and said " WOW I just love that car and love to drive it " .. It really made my day to hear that .. A lot of my car friends will not let their kids drive there pride and joys and are shocked when they hear that I'm fine with my son driving the Hawk . He is a good driver and is 26 now and he knows the car means a lot to me and is careful with it .. (I think) hehe .. Anyone else let their kids or grand kids take the car out for a spin ?? I think its a great way to introduce the younger crowd to the world of Studebaker ..

Andy R.
09-14-2016, 04:31 PM
That sounds like a nice impromptu bonding moment. May your life be full of them.
My sons are 7 and 5, so it will be a while. They do enjoy it from the back seat, though - especially the crank windows!

swvalcon
09-14-2016, 05:02 PM
Jett289 I had two corvette's when my son was in high school. A 75 with 4 sp and 76 with auto and he drove either one to school when his old nova wouldn't run or so he said. I'am sure if I had the hawk at the time there's is days he would have driven that. I trusted him as he got all his speed issues out on the weekends in a 10 sec vega.

waynedavey62
09-14-2016, 05:13 PM
My son borrowed my Hawk earlier this year to take some of his friends for a cruise through the hills in an "old car".
Ironically my wife and I had gone out in my ute, and on the way home, through the rear vision mirror, I could see my 62 Hawk coming up in the distance.
It is a great feeling seeing the young guys having fun "fat arming" down the highway on a nice sunny day.

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Aussie Hawk
09-14-2016, 06:17 PM
One of my twin boys just got his drivers license this week, his '55 two door sedan should be on the road in a month. Then there will be a new 18 year old Stude owner/driver on the road in Oz.

63t-cab
09-14-2016, 08:53 PM
Way too go down under Matt :)


One of my twin boys just got his drivers license this week, his '55 two door sedan should be on the road in a month. Then there will be a new 18 year old Stude owner/driver on the road in Oz.

Jett289
09-14-2016, 09:09 PM
Some great stories for sure .. My dad was or is a Thunderbird man and so I learned to drive on one and he always trusted me with his T-Birds . Even the 76 Bird with the 490 gorilla that idled terrible but man it would go .. I'm sure he must of wondered why the rear tires would wear quicker then the fronts .. lol .

Kurt
09-14-2016, 09:26 PM
My son drove my 66 when he was in high school. My daughters boyfriend likes to drive the 51 when given the chance. He would also like to learn how to shift three on the tree in the ole Champ. So, I am trying to get the younger generation interested in Studes

DieselJim
09-14-2016, 09:32 PM
My son lets me drive his R2 Lark any time I want.

Jett289
09-14-2016, 11:37 PM
Awesome DieselJim ... My son has a turbo ranger that is very fun and fast .. I'm allowed to drive it as well .