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Guido
05-24-2008, 05:14 PM
Took the family with me today to the Colonial Virginia Meet in Yorktown, VA. Very nice colonial setting overlooking the York River. Weather was great, mid '70's with a breeze (which beat the 90+ that we had last year). Several other Forum members were in attendance as well [most notably Leonard Shepherd (lstude) and Paul Johnson (53k)]. A number of vehicles were in attendance that have not been there in the past. Of interest was the lack of any GT Hawks (there were several last year).

This is a shot of the waterfront.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/guidosalvage/Yorktown2008033.jpg?t=1211667576

For Jeff Rice, these were the only women that would get near my wagon for a picture (other than my family). ;)

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/guidosalvage/Yorktown2008008.jpg?t=1211667533

My family (in their Studebaker best).

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/guidosalvage/Yorktown2008014.jpg?t=1211667617

A shot of the show field.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/guidosalvage/Yorktown2008032.jpg?t=1211667702

You can see all the pictures here:

http://good-times.webshots.com/album/563577570siNjGk



http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

60ragtop
05-24-2008, 06:13 PM
That 54 pickup was one of the Studes that made the Potomac Chapter's 2003 Route 66 trip from VA to CA and back, along with Bob Johnstone's 55 Prez (next to it) and Larry Merhaut's 62 Lark convertible. I believe the A/C is a modified Thermo-King unit from a refrigerated trailer. Paul Thrush (the owner) says it blows real cold!

Chris Pile
05-24-2008, 06:27 PM
Prime photogenic location for a meet.
Too bad Studes didn't fill the field.

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

41 Frank
05-24-2008, 06:35 PM
Cool Gary, thanks for posting the pictures.[:p]

Frank van Doorn
1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
1963 Daytona Conv
1941 Champion R-2 Rod

lstude
05-24-2008, 06:36 PM
This was a very nice meet as usual. The weather was just right, not hot like it was last year. Bob Johnstone (55prez)and Phil DeVos (phipfox) were there also. Bob Johnstone came with his green & white 55 President. I was going to take my 52 Commander, but when I was checking it out this morning, I noticed that a freeze plug was leaking. :(

Here is a picture of Paul Johnson by his 64 Daytona convertible.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/ColonialVirginiaMeet52408Paul-1.jpg

One of the more interesting vehicles there was this 54 pickup with a Champion six. The unusual part is that it has a auxiliary motor ( 12 HP), in the bed to run the A/C.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/ColonialVirginiaMeet5240854truck.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/ColonialVirginiaMeet5240854truck-1.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/ColonialVirginiaMeet5240854truckac.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

Guido
05-24-2008, 07:37 PM
I forgot to mention as I was driving back west on I-95/I-64 through Richmond, a 4 door bulletnose was going in the opposite direction on a trailer. I did not see it soon enough to get a picture.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

bob40
05-24-2008, 08:07 PM
Looks like a fun show,thanks for sharing the pics.

BobPalma
05-25-2008, 07:33 AM
:) Fun show, Indeed, Gary; thanks for the post and photos. Did Leonard not drive his '52?[V] I don't see it anywhere. :DBP

lstude
05-25-2008, 07:43 AM
quote:Fun show, Indeed, Gary; thanks for the post and photos. Did Leonard not drive his '52? I don't see it anywhere. BP


When I was checking out my 52 to take to the show, I noticed that one of the freeze plugs was leaking, so I didn't want to chance it on a 150 mile round trip. :(

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

BobPalma
05-25-2008, 08:06 AM
quote:Originally posted by lstude


quote:Fun show, Indeed, Gary; thanks for the post and photos. Did Leonard not drive his '52? I don't see it anywhere. BP


When I was checking out my 52 to take to the show, I noticed that one of the freeze plugs was leaking, so I didn't want to chance it on a 150 mile round trip. :(

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/



:) A good plan, Leonard.

Then you rode over in the back of Gary's "new" wagon?

It would have been a comfy ride; the horses couldn't have been pulling it too fast.[:0][:o)] :DBP

barnlark
05-25-2008, 10:40 PM
Great shots Gary and Leonard, thank you. The colonial dressed gals were great too. You just need more imagination than Jeff's attention to detail.
Looked like a great day down there, Gary. Same weather when I was there in April right before it sleeted again. Wish I had had time to catch you for a look in your trailer for that '60 deck lid AND make a Stude meet like that. My daughter would have liked that. Not as much as Busch Gardens and a Williamsburg ghost walk, but I will have to rearrange a visit for that meet next time anyway.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0087-1.jpg

Mark57
05-25-2008, 10:47 PM
Thanks for the post Gary! Some great pics (as usual);). For me, pretty tough to beat that '58 Transtar 4x4. [:p][8D]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0099A.jpg

53k
05-27-2008, 09:20 AM
Just wanted to add a little to Gary's excellent report.
First, the pix of his family at a Studebaker event is a rare item:D. His lovely wife is not a Studebaker enthusiast. Second- them wearing Studebaker shirts...
I stitched a couple pix to show what a fantastic spot this is for a meet- on the waterfront at historic Yorktown.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Yorktown%2008%20Forum%20pix/Yorktown%20weekend%20May%2008%20024.jpg
Probably the most fantsatic car there- a '54/'55/'56'57/'62 Hawk. The body tag says '57 Silver Hawk.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Yorktown%2008%20Forum%20pix/Yorktown%20weekend%20May%2008%20030.jpg
http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Yorktown%2008%20Forum%20pix/Yorktown%20weekend%20May%2008%20039.jpg
This car was purchased off a used car lot very recently:(.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Yorktown%2008%20Forum%20pix/Yorktown%20weekend%20May%2008%20038.jpg
On leaving Sunday morning my wife and I went across the James River to visit a sick friend. We are waiting on the Jamestown-Scotland ferry.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Yorktown%2008%20Forum%20pix/Yorktown%20weekend%20May%2008%20057.jpg

They gave us a "front row seat". Funny thing was, there was a mint '64 Corvette a couple cars behind us, but everyone came to check out the Daytona (even the Corvette driver).
http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Yorktown%2008%20Forum%20pix/Yorktown%20weekend%20May%2008%20070.jpg

Faultless 416-mile trip- ran great, good gas mileage (just over 20mpg), used no oil). Then, ten miles from home- screech, smoke, quick turnoff. Seized the right front outer wheel bearing.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Yorktown%2008%20Forum%20pix/Yorktown%20weekend%20May%2008%20104.jpg

Called friend Darrell Carr (three miles away) and he soon roared up with a jack and tools plus a spare drum and bearings. We hoped to make a roadside repair, but alas... We couldn't even get the drum off. Darrell went home and got his hub puller and we finally got it off. Inner race was welded to the spindle. About then Larry and Pat Merhaut, fellow Yorktown travelers happened by. Larry was going on to his place (15 miles) to get a cordless Dremel to see if we could grind it enough to get it off. We couldn't cold chisel it off. Finally, though. I decided to go ahead and call my road service. Their truck was there is 10 minutes driven by a guy who knew old cars. We lovingly got it on the rollback and he deposited me and the Daytona in my back driveway.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Yorktown%2008%20Forum%20pix/Yorktown%20weekend%20May%2008%20106.jpg

The aggravating thing is I just repacked those bearings last year. I used red grease based on the tube saying "recommended and approved under the new automotive specification GC/LB covering disc and drum brake wheel bearing applications... The tow truck man said "not for old cars, use only black bearing grease". So, I guess as soon as I get the race off and make sure the spindle is ok. I guess I'll replace all four front wheel bearings and repack them with the regular bearing grease.



[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)

JBOYLE
05-27-2008, 11:06 AM
Great photos and event!
Beautiful location, and that 3 masted sloop is something to see!




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

Washington State

barnlark
05-27-2008, 11:37 AM
53K Paul, what an adventure. Sounds like all that help came together nicely, but just not enough. Hope the spindle is okay. I just packed all of my bearings last summer with the proper grease..by accident. Just happened to be the grease I bought. Good tip, though. Still makes me nervous for a long trip.

BTW, that ferry boat shot had me nervous for you for pickup truck and bicycle door dings. Not to mention, every movie has that position just before the car is a floater! Glad you made it home safely.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0087-1.jpg

lstude
05-27-2008, 06:32 PM
quote:The aggravating thing is I just repacked those bearings last year. I used red grease based on the tube saying "recommended and approved under the new automotive specification GC/LB covering disc and drum brake wheel bearing applications... The tow truck man said "not for old cars, use only black bearing grease". So, I guess as soon as I get the race off and make sure the spindle is ok. I guess I'll replace all four front wheel bearings and repack them with the regular bearing grease.



Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful

I repacked my wheel bearings on my 52 with that red grease also! :(

Sorry for your trouble, but glad you got home OK.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

Guido
05-27-2008, 07:05 PM
quote: Beautiful location, and that 3 masted sloop is something to see They give three tours a day and make a 2 hour loop on the York River. This one pulled in during the course of the meet. Glad I am not putting fuel in it. [:0]

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/guidosalvage/Yorktown2008036.jpg?t=1211933023

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.