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StudeDave57
05-08-2008, 02:00 PM
So, back in March I was on my way home from where I store the cars I'm not currently driving, and the un-mistakable shape of a B-17 caught my eye. [:0] I knew exactly where it was going, as there aren't too many places in El Cajon you could land one of those babies!!!

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/for%20the%20net/SweetPeaandLibertyBelle0870.jpg

The 'Liberty Belle' will be going to Europe this Summer. Her website is here:
http://www.libertyfoundation.org/news.html

Anyone else got photos of their Studes with birds as a backdrop~ Who has the coolest? One day I'll figure out a way to shoot one of the cars in front of the San Diego Aerospace Museum. If you've ever seen it, you'll know why... ;)

And since we almost always somehow get off topic a bit- allow me to do it!!!
Here are three of my girls enjoying the California sun...

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/My%20Rides/PartyGirlsII.jpg

It's a rough life they lead...

StudeDave [8D]
San Diego, Ca.
San Diego County SDC
www.studebakersandiego.com

'54 Commander Regal 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview 'Betsy' (she's a 2dr wagon...)
'57 Commander DeLuxe 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion Custom 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

edited with smaller pics

lstude
05-08-2008, 03:44 PM
This is not my car anymore, it now belongs to Bob Palma, but the F84F in the background is one that I used to work on when I was in the Virginia Air National Guard.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/64DaytonabyF84crop.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/52Commander41108sm3.jpg

monomaniac
05-08-2008, 03:57 PM
Will you guys get off this topic? Our ideas are always being stolen somehow through ESP. Or??

Watch for the July issue of TW -- Studebakers and airplanes!

StudeDave57
05-08-2008, 04:08 PM
quote:Originally posted by monomaniac

Will you guys get off this topic? Our ideas are always being stolen somehow through ESP. Or ??
Watch for the July issue of TW -- Studebakers and airplanes!
July, eh [?] Thanks Art!!! ;) :)

Happy Birthday to me, happy birthday to me...



StudeDave [8D]

Gary1953
05-08-2008, 04:23 PM
StudeDave,
There have been several such pictures in Turning Wheels over the years. I also remember some discussion on this subject on the forum.
BTW I liked you photo with the B 17 and your flock at rest outside their coup.
I have been wanting to take a ride in a B 17 and have been watching the tour schedules for a landing close to me.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/Picture008.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Andy R.
05-08-2008, 04:27 PM
IMO, perhaps the coolest Studebaker/plane photo ever[:p]:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/230/504889676_969642d575.jpg?v=0

Caption reads:
"On display for the Armed Forces Day event at the Columbus, IN airport (KBAK). A Studebaker called the Romthe Special. Raced at the 1930 Indianapolis 500. Driven by J. C. McDonald. Engine is a President 8 cylinder, 336 displacement. Qualified 13th with a speed of 98.953 MPH. Note: F4 Phantom in the background."

More of this one at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/71502646@N00/504890862/in/set-72157600234690820/

Andy
62 GT
http://a6.vox.com/6a00cdf7ec2443094f00e398c6501e0004-pi

Gary1953
05-08-2008, 04:31 PM
Andy,
That is a cool looking car. I don't believe I've ever seen it at any SDC meets. What a contrast in machinery.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/Picture008.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

klifton1
05-08-2008, 07:28 PM
Is that a Studebaker car chassis under it???
What a beauty.
Klif

55 Speedster

lstude
05-08-2008, 08:20 PM
Here are some more Studes with birds, but none as good as car #35.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/29Studebakeradcrop.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Flying47.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/60Larkconvposter.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/52Commander41108sm3.jpg

lstude
05-08-2008, 08:46 PM
Here are some that other forum members have posted.

Jeff Rice...

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/BlueAngels4212007.jpg

Karl's Avanti

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/KarlsAvantibyB-17sideview.jpg

Bob's 51

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Bobs51Aviationgastruckbyplane.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/52Commander41108sm3.jpg

barnlark
05-08-2008, 09:52 PM
Leonard, are your great picture archives endless!!!!? I have to vote car #35 my fav, though. Great car shot. I'd have to photoshop the cars in the background out to stand them both out, but leave that blue sky all alone. First I've seen that car..

JBOYLE
05-09-2008, 03:45 PM
I've been looking for an early 60s Beech Bonanza or something similar to park my Avanti next to...trying to recreate what a weathy doctor or businessman would have had back in the day.

There are a lot of Bonanzas out there, but the factory changed paint schemes every year or two, plus there were subtle differences in the plane itself. A friend has a 68, but it's too new. Most of my friends have pre-war stuff, so that's not going to work.

I did see a beautifully restored late 50s - early 60s Aero Commander 560 at an event, but he's not based locally. The ad photo above with the Lark and the Twin Bonanza is nice, but a Twin Bonanza owner whould have had a much grander auto unless he was [u]really</u> into Studes.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

starlightchamp
05-09-2008, 04:15 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2399/2479269080_0aeb66d758.jpg


More HP in my 50 Starlight than the Ultralight's two motors ! ---and I still can't fly!!!

Dick Curtis
Santa Barbara

Jeff_H
05-09-2008, 08:09 PM
Here's mine. This phot was taken Memorial Day weekend 2003 at a small rural airport about 25 miles from my folk's farm in Minnesota.

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/T34trainer5-25-03-C.jpg

The plane is a T33 trainer from the same era as the '53. Its been on display there since the 70s. Its a prominant feature leaving Hector, MN south on MN Hwy 4.



Jeff in ND
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/53byalaketiny.jpg
'53 Champion Hardtop

lstude
05-10-2008, 02:28 PM
I took my 52 over to the Virginia Aviation Museum today and snapped a picture by the SR-71 BLACKBIRD.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/VAAviationMuseum51008sm.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/52Commander41108sm3.jpg

60studehawk
05-10-2008, 02:43 PM
this picture was taken if front of a C-130 at Indiantown Gap, Pa. http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/60studehawk/studeC130.jpg

Jeff Sheaffer
60 Hawk
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/60studehawk/jeffs60hawk.jpg

sals54
05-10-2008, 08:49 PM
Hey, that's a cool idea. I've got a small AirForce museum near me. I wonder if they would let me do some photography at the facility???? Maybe a local Stude meet there?

sals54
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/NewSignature.jpg

Gary1953
05-10-2008, 09:10 PM
Leonard,
I drove my rental cars by that Black Bird every time I was in Richmand last year. The rentals would never had made has good a picture as your '52 above.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/Picture008.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Jack
05-10-2008, 09:25 PM
That is some great shots guys. Thanks for posting them. KOOL!!!

Dick Steinkamp
05-10-2008, 10:48 PM
quote:Originally posted by starlightchamp

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2399/2479269080_0aeb66d758.jpg


More HP in my 50 Starlight than the Ultralight's two motors ! ---and I still can't fly!!!

Dick Curtis
Santa Barbara


I took that picture. That's Dave Carter's old Starlight. Do you own it now, Dick?

The photo was taken at the Watsonville, CA airport (WVI). That's my buddy Jeremy Letzin's AirCam.

I'm flying back seat here in the AirCam as we turn short final to Half Moon Bay's (HAF) runway three zero.

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Aug09_11.jpg

It has two Rotex 912S engines that make 100 HP each.

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

raprice
05-11-2008, 10:23 AM
Hey guys, thanks for posting those great pictures. Sal, you should ask the Air Force base if you can take the pictures. The worst they can do is say no. Maybe they'll say yes.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

oltrknut
05-11-2008, 12:11 PM
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t242/oltrknut/VINT035.jpg While eating dinner accross from an old air strip three old planes came in for a rest. I took advantage and shot several photos of the planes with my 51 coupe.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t242/oltrknut/PANA1149.jpg

Karl
05-11-2008, 08:13 PM
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o50/twnchgr/CastleB36.jpg

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o50/twnchgr/Picture2061-1.jpg
They just finished put this one back together

JBOYLE
05-11-2008, 09:46 PM
quote:Originally posted by oltrknut

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t242/oltrknut/VINT035.jpg While eating dinner accross from an old air strip three old planes came in for a rest. I took advantage and shot several photos of the planes with my 51 coupe.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t242/oltrknut/PANA1149.jpg


Small world, that plane belongs to a friend of mine and I've flown in it!
In case you're interested it's a 1931 Stearman Senior Speedmail. It flew the mail for American Airlines in the 30s before becoming an instrument trainer. It eneded up as a crop duster in the 50s. My friend rebuiltit from the ground up.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

Steve T
05-11-2008, 10:13 PM
Fantastic stuff!! Neatly couples two of my interests, Studes and classic aircraft. That prewar Stearman is a honey. I've got to get some shots of Betty the Lark alongside a vintage plane or two. (If my hoped-for "sentimental journey" with the Lark through eastern Ontario does happen this June, I'll have the chance for such pix multiple times, as I would be visiting at least two aircraft collections during the trip. This thread'll get revived in the summer if so...)

Cheers

S.