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    Big Studebaker Event In Bellingham, WA.


    We're planning a exciting weekend September 7th, 8th & 9th.
    September 8th is "Drive Your Studebaker Day" with awards for longest driven and a celebration to all who drive a Studebaker.
    Last year there were Studebaker's driven 2-3 days to get here and they felt it was well worth the journey!
    This year there will be a 40th Anniversary chapter celebration with more fun ,for everyone!

    If you are interested and the flyer appears too small, please email me and I will send you a full size attached flyer.
    There are convenient options to fly in on Allegiant Airlines (very inexpensive), Alaska Airline and Amtrack Train, with free hotel shuttle.
    Club members are also willing to drive you in their Studebaker's!
    Mark your calendar and stay tuned (subscribe to this thread) for more info next month.

    Thanks,

    James Bell
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    Bellingham, WA.

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    im down in vancouver washington i will see what weekend end of world rod run at long beach washington. i have 46 pickup i built it front wheel drive try to make it look as if it built in the 70,s

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    Quote Originally Posted by studebaker1946 View Post
    im down in vancouver washington i will see what weekend end of world rod run at long beach washington. i have 46 pickup i built it front wheel drive try to make it look as if it built in the 70,s
    Jason, WELCOME ...to the SDC Forum!!!

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    I live in southern Oregon, so it's possible I could come. I might have my '66 Cruiser road-ready by then.

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    I am planning to attend this year. What hotel in Ferndale is mentioned in the poster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy View Post
    I am planning to attend this year. What hotel in Ferndale is mentioned in the poster?
    We look forward to having you here in 'our town' for the weekend!!!
    No name is mentioned because we have not worked out any 'deals' just yet.
    You might want to wait until that happens before making reservations.
    Don't worry- once we've worked it out- we'll post about it here.
    However, there is only one place in Ferndale worth staying at,
    and that is the Super 8.

    {hint, hint}




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    Last edited by StudeDave57; 01-17-2012 at 04:55 PM.

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    Got it, StudeDave!

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    My Girl friend and myself are there! 60' Lark from Tacoma!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lark-o-rama View Post
    My Girl friend and myself are there! 60' Lark from Tacoma!
    We'll see you there~
    but not before we all come down there for the Pacific Can-AM Zone Meet!!!
    Lots of opportunity to have a good time this Summer, eh?





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    Wow, and here I thought only Canadians said "eh"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy View Post
    Wow, and here I thought only Canadians said "eh"
    Well the way I see it- if y'all can share your weather with us- you may as well share some lingo too. And though I'm not in Canada, I can just about see it from here, so I may as well try to blend in. But then again- the snow drifts are deep enough right now that blending in is pretty easy!!!





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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellingham Studenut View Post

    We're planning a exciting weekend September 7th, 8th & 9th.
    September 8th is "Drive Your Studebaker Day" with awards for longest driven and a celebration to all who drive a Studebaker.
    Last year there were Studebaker's driven 2-3 days to get here and they felt it was well worth the journey!
    This year there will be a 40th Anniversary chapter celebration with more fun ,for everyone!

    If you are interested and the flyer appears too small, please email me and I will send you a full size attached flyer.
    There are convenient options to fly in on Allegiant Airlines (very inexpensive), Alaska Airline and Amtrack Train, with free hotel shuttle.
    Club members are also willing to drive you in their Studebaker's!
    Mark your calendar and stay tuned (subscribe to this thread) for more info next month.

    Thanks,

    James Bell

    Make Your Reservations Now!
    We now have special 2012 Studebaker rates of $74.88 for Double Queen Beds and a few at $64.88 Single Queen Bed.
    These rooms include Free Breakfast, WiFi, Microwave oven and refridgerator.
    We will also have Studebaker Only Parking in front of the hotel.

    Super 8 Hotel Bellingham/Ferndale

    1-360-384-8881
    Mention Studebaker for the discounted rate.

    Planes, Trains and Studebakers:
    If you can't drive your Studebaker, there are convenient Airlines and Train options with club members willing to pick you up in a Studebaker.

    Allegiant Airlines:

    http://www.allegiantair.com/

    1–(702)–505–8888

    Alaska Airlines:

    http://www.alaskaair.com

    1-800-252-7522

    AmatrakTrain:

    http://www.amtrak.com

    1-800-872-7245
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    Just found this post. Fingers crossed that I can make it in the Commander! If I can't bring the 65, I will try my hardest to source another car for the weekend. Are there any campgrounds near by? Since it will just be me, I may just pop my tent up at a KOA or something.
    1960 Lark VIII Regal Wagon...
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    Cedars RV park, is located a few miles away for camping, RV's, trailers, etc. There is also an RV Park near the meet hotel.

    SNW is also very near there, more details about that later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by (S) View Post
    There is also an RV Park near the meet hotel.
    That would be NorWest RV Park. I'm not too sure they allow tents, though.

    And don't forget about Larabee State Park or the one at Birch Bay.
    There may also be other parks near Birch Bay that allow tents?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellingham Studenut View Post
    Make Your Reservations Now!
    We now have special 2012 Studebaker rates of $74.88 for Double Queen Beds and a few at $64.88 Single Queen Bed.
    These rooms include Free Breakfast, WiFi, Microwave oven and refridgerator.
    We will also have Studebaker Only Parking in front of the hotel.

    Super 8 Hotel Bellingham/Ferndale

    1-360-384-8881
    Mention Studebaker for the discounted rate.

    Planes, Trains and Studebakers:
    If you can't drive your Studebaker, there are convenient Airlines and Train options with club members willing to pick you up in a Studebaker.

    Allegiant Airlines:

    http://www.allegiantair.com/

    1–(702)–505–8888

    Alaska Airlines:

    http://www.alaskaair.com

    1-800-252-7522

    AmatrakTrain:

    http://www.amtrak.com

    1-800-872-7245
    And don't forget that the Nations Largest Intercity Bus Line, Greyhound has FIVE schedules in-n-out of Bellingham everyday. Greyhound's Depot is the same building and stop that AMTRAK uses, close to the Alaskan Ferry building.
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    I discovered on the weekend that our place in Bellingham is 10 mins from the Bell museum. I hope the Avanti is ready by then. Harvey
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    rooms (at our discounted rate) are filling up fast!!!!

    If you're from out of town and even thinking about attending this event-
    you'd better make a reservation NOW to make sure you have a place to stay...




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    I attended the local meeting yesturday, (26 members present! PLUS some ASC folks! ) it was good to see Lionel Stone, Russ and Hazel Haggen The Bells, Long time members, Brian and Barb Curtis, (founder member Doug Johnson) I went from there to the local ASC gathering and had a ball! ASC may get a new member!

    Points were discussed about how the tasks are divided etc. One important NOTE that came up was that SDC people should register NOW for 2 reasons:

    1 So they can order in enough PRIZES and FOOD

    2 So the morning registration happens faster, more streamlined because this will be a LARGE event and several other LARGE local hot rod and classic car clubs will join us at the Hovander park show day. If last year was an indication of how big this is growing (150 + total cars, not counting the many cars for 'display only') This year should be even larger. This event will be WELL ADVERTISED and heavily attended.

    I am sure some of the members in charge and the new president will post more about this here as the meet draws closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by (S) View Post
    I am sure some of the members in charge and the new president will post more about this here as the meet draws closer.
    Nah- that new guy is absolutely clueless!!!


    Thanks for mentioning all that other info, BTW.
    Early registrations are very helpful indeed!!!

    (rooms can be booked at our special rate until August 18th.)
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    StiudeDave '57
    Got the room booked, how does one register for the Hovander Park event?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy View Post
    StiudeDave '57
    Got the room booked, how does one register for the Hovander Park event?
    Whoa- good question!!!
    I'm fairly certain we've had the registration form in Turning Wheels by now~
    I'll have to check to see what issue that might have been. (August?)

    If all else fails-- email or PM me through the Forum,
    and I'll see about getting an electronic copy of it to you...

    The same goes for everyone else. Thanks.
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    Hi StudeDave '57,,,,PM sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy View Post
    Hi StudeDave '57,,,,PM sent.
    I have done the same...
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    What is a good time to be at Bells Saturday morning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gs-xnr View Post
    What is a good time to be at Bells Saturday morning? Harvey
    Registration starts at 10AM.
    Show up any earlier,
    and we might put you to work...
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    I was hoping to have my studebaker road worthy for this meet but it looks like I will need a replacement transmission first. I was hoping to show up in a classic car now I have to drive down in my work car, not as cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    I was hoping to have my studebaker road worthy for this meet but it looks like I will need a replacement transmission first. I was hoping to show up in a classic car now I have to drive down in my work car, not as cool.

    Sorry to hear that. A good transmission or just about anything you could want was minutes way the whole weekend. (and always really) We had parts 'shuttled' from the shop to the events for 3 days straight. The show and all of the events were the best I have seen in a long time. SOme cars only showed up for one day, 'new cars ' took that spot the next day. I have no idea how many cars showed up, the place was packed. The locals are ' talking Studebaker' all week, and for good reason. Thanks to all who showed up in a Studebaker or brand X, it was pretty cool!
    We drove a total of 4500 plus combined miles for one hell of a good showing. The unofficial count was 100 Studebakers and some did not even register or sign in to one single event..........

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    Any one got pics from the show? I was pretty bummed that I couldnt make it. But we finally had a chance to take a break from everything and capitalized on it. We have been going non stop since buying our house and our son being born in July.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cultural infidel View Post
    Any one got pics from the show?
    I don't, but Dad does.
    Maybe I'll get around to loading them up on his P-Bucket site sometime this week...?

    I'd like to once again thank everyone who showed up for our events this past weekend.
    I don't have the actual numbers handy, but I believe we had over 50 Studes at the Bell's,
    and just about as many in the show the next day at Hovander.
    Those plus the 50 or so 'non' Studes made for one very fun show.
    The total StudeMilage driven was a very impresive number.
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    Hi,

    I took a few; only about half as many as I took last year but they were some beauties.

    http://s1228.photobucket.com/albums/...Bells%20Diner/

    On the way home, I stopped in Clearview, WA at the MacDonald's to see what was in the parking lot at the weekly show-up. Arrived at about 5:30 pm, just as folks started leaving and managed to grab some photos of some brand X's. I really prefer cars that look like they just rolled off the showroom floor when they were brand new, without any modifications, but the modified 1938 Plymouth Business Coupe was absolutely incredible. It's for sale. I wanted to drive it in the worst way. I suppose I could have fibbed and said I was considering buying it and wanted to try it out on the highway, but I resisted the urge.

    http://s1228.photobucket.com/albums/...cpZZ1QQtppZZ24
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    That black Plymouth didn't start as a '38, and don't look like one now. Did you mean '48?
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    Yeah,

    Typo. Fat fingers and those danged keys sit right next to one another. What's up with that, anyway?

    (Pssst, look at the 9th photo in that second link. It says "1948 Plymouth Original." Even Mr. Magoo could have figured that one out.)
    Last edited by hausdok; 09-11-2012 at 07:21 PM.
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    For anyone keeping score at home...

    I now have the numbers from our IDYSWeekend. Looks like we did pretty good!

    75 cars brought 151 people, a total driven (one way) of 5600 miles
    to the Bell's Diner and Museum on Saturday 7th.

    Dinner Saturday evening fed about 85 people.

    Sunday's Classic car Show Sponsored by Studebaker was home to 90 cars.


    Party on!!!!
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    There are a TON of pics from our event to be found at the link in this thread~

    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...-Bellingham-WA

    Enjoy!!!
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    A big studebaker thank you!

    2012 Drive Your Studebaker Day at Bell's Diner & Museum, Bellingham, WA.

    Stephanie and I want to thank everyone for making September 8th such a special day and for driving so many great Studebaker’s to the Bell’s Studebaker Diner & Museum Open House.
    The turnout was great and 3 days of Studebaker activities in Bellingham really made it memorable weekend!
    We had 165 guests and 75 Studebaker’s driven to the Diner & Museum Saturday. They put 5,600 miles on their Studebaker's getting there (1 way) by driving them.

    Studebaker Slide Show
    The 2012 Studebaker Day at Bell’s Studebaker Diner & Museum.

    http://www.photoshow.com/watch/DP6nr4nR (have your Sound On & Watch on full screen)

    Driving Studebaker’s Video
    Hit next button when video finishes to see over 300 pictures taken 8 September 2012 during Drive Your Studebaker Day at Bell’s Studebaker Diner & Museum.

    http://s356.photobucket.com/albums/oo6/Studenut_photos/2012%20%20Open%20House/?action=view&current=100_4974.mp4


    If you didn't make it, be sure to mark your calendar for next year, because we plan to have Studebaker drivers break the 5,600 mile record getting here!

    Best Regards,

    James and Stephanie
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