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pitbulllady
05-24-2008, 09:16 PM
Well, actually, it's more like promoting my CAR.

I entered the '61 Cruiser in a real competition car show today, sponsored by the Palmetto Cruisers Car Club, held at the Florence Regional Airport in Florence, SC, in conjunction with the annual "MayFly Air Show"(which was AWESOME-saw B-17's and B-29's in flight, the latter on a simulated bombing run that was jaw-dropping COOL). After a rough start to the morning, with squally rain and high winds, and low temperatures that sent many participants heading out to the nearest CVS for jackets, the sun finally made an appearance and the judging could begin. My Stude was the only one there(no big surprise), but was one of many non-Ford, non-Chevy vehicles entered in "Production Cars, 1959-1964". To my absolute amazement, she won her class! My first-ever car show trophy! This was actually the first time out since January for the old gal, since she's been in the shop getting a bit of a re-paint and some gauges installed, and she did really well-started up immediately and purred like a kitten the whole time, manifold temps running at the max around 189. I got lots of compliments from her, even from the many people who had no clue what a Studebaker was!

Without further ado, here she is with the trophy:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/DSCF6246.jpg

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg

bob40
05-24-2008, 09:32 PM
Congratulations!!

stude53
05-24-2008, 09:41 PM
Let me add my congratulations, too.
For those of us who love pictures, I hope you post a few more of your fine Lark.

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

rockne10
05-24-2008, 09:44 PM
Aren't some things in life just too sweet?[8D]

52hawk
05-24-2008, 09:55 PM
Nice!!!:D

Oglesby,Il. http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j273/52hawk/100_0824-1-2.jpg
"Studebaker? It must be hard to find parts for those!"

showbizkid
05-24-2008, 10:48 PM
Right on, Sharon! Deliver the Word to the people! :)


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
www.studebakersandiego.com

sals54
05-24-2008, 11:44 PM
Sharon,
Good work and keep smokin' those tires. Great job on the trophy. Too many F*rd and Che*y guys take too many of the mantle pieces, so glad you got one.

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

arkiejazz
05-25-2008, 12:04 AM
[:o)]Way to go Sharon! That's a fine looing Lark![:o)]

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l68/arkiejazz/thumbnails/p1010078-200x104.jpghttp://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l68/arkiejazz/thumbnails/p1010009-225x107.jpg

monomaniac
05-25-2008, 12:22 AM
Still waiting for that photo!!

Art - TW

avantilover
05-25-2008, 01:55 AM
Why were you surprised Sharon? Everyone knows that Studebakers are best (smile).

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Secretary Studebaker Car Club of SA (as of 3/19/08)
Lockleys South Australia

Chicken Hawk
05-25-2008, 09:24 AM
<center>CONGRATULATIONS!</center>

Now show off the trophy to the youngsters!

Ted



quote:Originally posted by pitbulllady

Well, actually, it's more like promoting my CAR.

I entered the '61 Cruiser in a real competition car show today, sponsored by the Palmetto Cruisers Car Club, held at the Florence Regional Airport in Florence, SC, in conjunction with the annual "MayFly Air Show"(which was AWESOME-saw B-17's and B-29's in flight, the latter on a simulated bombing run that was jaw-dropping COOL). After a rough start to the morning, with squally rain and high winds, and low temperatures that sent many participants heading out to the nearest CVS for jackets, the sun finally made an appearance and the judging could begin. My Stude was the only one there(no big surprise), but was one of many non-Ford, non-Chevy vehicles entered in "Production Cars, 1959-1964". To my absolute amazement, she won her class! My first-ever car show trophy! This was actually the first time out since January for the old gal, since she's been in the shop getting a bit of a re-paint and some gauges installed, and she did really well-started up immediately and purred like a kitten the whole time, manifold temps running at the max around 189. I got lots of compliments from her, even from the many people who had no clue what a Studebaker was!

Without further ado, here she is with the trophy:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/DSCF6246.jpg

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg

cabrina
05-25-2008, 11:58 AM
Congrats, Sharon!!! No doubt about it now, your Stude is definately best is class! Keep teasing those Fords and Chevys!

Cabrina Dieters
1961 Cruiser
Murfreesboro TN

Mark57
05-25-2008, 12:19 PM
Congratulations Sharon! [8D]

You obviously have great pride in your fine Cruiser.[:p]

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

pitbulllady
05-25-2008, 01:46 PM
[quote]Originally posted by Chicken Hawk

<center>CONGRATULATIONS!</center>

Now show off the trophy to the youngsters!

Ted


Actually, Ted, several of my Jr. High students showed up to support me and the Stude! That was a pretty long drive for their parents to make, to bring them to the show, so I really was touched that they would put forth such an effort to come out to the car show! That car has helped me in so many ways to connect with the boys in my classes, a sort of common ground between this middle-aged White female and a bunch of mostly African-American Jr. High-aged boys who often have little respect for women in general. They made for quite a cheering squad when the trophies were being handed out, and if there'd been one for "Most Popular" it would have been a really close call between my Stude and this '49(?) Chevy "woody" wagon, complete with surf boards on top! That one did wind up with the Best-In-Show trophy, by the way, and it WAS a really nice ride.

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg

Roscomacaw
05-25-2008, 02:13 PM
[:0][:0][:0]WHAO!!! YES!Congratulations!!![:p];)[^]:D[8D][:X]

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

ChampTrucking
05-25-2008, 04:26 PM
FAR OUT!! Wave the Studebaker flag High!! Congrats!!

Steve T
05-25-2008, 06:35 PM
Sharon--

That rocks...the part about the kids being there especially. Didn't know you were a teacher. I have many friends who are or were, and it's a profession I have tremendous respect for (not least because I know I couldn't do it!). Way to go..."Love That Lark".

Steve

JRoberts
05-25-2008, 07:51 PM
Fantastic! I'd like to know about shows in that area. I live in Fayetteville, NC not all that far north of Florence.



Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

avantilover
05-26-2008, 05:28 AM
Where did you obtain the "license Plate" from, it looks good though I'd need one for 1962, possibly a different size to US plates.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Secretary Studebaker Car Club of SA (as of 3/19/08)
Lockleys South Australia

Pat Dilling
05-26-2008, 09:55 AM
Nicely done, and great story about the kids! Obviously you have their attention. That's the best part

Pat

Pat Dilling
Olivehurst, CA
Custom '53 Starlight aka Stu Cool

pitbulllady
05-26-2008, 01:26 PM
quote:Originally posted by avantilover

Where did you obtain the "license Plate" from, it looks good though I'd need one for 1962, possibly a different size to US plates.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Secretary Studebaker Car Club of SA (as of 3/19/08)
Lockleys South Australia


I made that tag, actually. I scavenged a chrome front plate off a junk car that sits behind the paint booth, and pried a plastic skull off it, cleaned it up with chrome polish, and used enamel paint to put on the SC Palmetto tree and quarter moon, imposing the Studebaker "Lazy S" logo next to the moon. I painted on the date, also, then used Epoxy to attach the Studebaker script and did some highlighting and shadowing around it with gold and black enamel paint. I found the script half-buried in the dirt in the woods where a junkyard used to be, and it cleaned up really well with some chrome polish, a jeweler's file, and a little bit of elbow grease.

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg