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4961Studebaker
05-26-2008, 11:44 AM
next weeks show will contain the silver 53' stude in anchorage alaska.

Chop Stu
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paintim613
05-26-2008, 12:01 PM
Thanks for the heads up. That car has been make me wonder about it since it first showed up on the show's opening credits.

Tim-53 Custom Starlight aka The Studebird in Yuma, AZ

52-fan
05-26-2008, 12:15 PM
Wow, a 53 foot Stude! [:p] Sorry, couldn't resist.;)

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1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona. Searcy,Arkansas

MagikDraggin
05-26-2008, 01:15 PM
quote:Originally posted by 4961Studebaker

next weeks show will contain the silver 53' stude in anchorage alaska.

Chop Stu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/resizeChopStu-1.jpg


<rant mode on> It is just my opinion, that anything put on with Dennis Gage in it, spends entirely too much time focusing on him and his moustache and fiddling around with stuff on a workbench, than actually spending time with the cars themselves, which is why I tuned in to look in the first place.

I suspect all the viewer will be priviledged to see, is a couple abbreviated shots of the front, side and rear of the Stude, and the rest of the time on Gage talking about something else.<rant mode off>

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Karl '62 GT Hawk 4 sp

lstude
05-26-2008, 02:15 PM
Be kind, Dennis is a Studebaker owner!

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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Starlite51
05-26-2008, 02:52 PM
quote:I suspect all the viewer will be priviledged to see, is a couple abbreviated shots of the front, side and rear of the Stude, and the rest of the time on Gage talking about something else.<rant mode off>

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Karl '62 GT Hawk 4 sp

U Be Right on with that statement ....

I use the off switch when he airs ..

studegary
05-26-2008, 08:52 PM
Look at Dennis and look at a Pringles can. There is a connection.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

stan zoerner
05-26-2008, 09:08 PM
He's a funny hat model besides a Stude owner...Now that's wierd:DSorry couldn't resist either

Green53
05-27-2008, 12:32 AM
I had a chance to visit with him for awhile at SEMA last year. Very friendly. He gave me a picture signed Love Those Studes.
Denny L

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58PackardWagon
05-27-2008, 01:39 AM
Here is a Dennis story for you. A few years ago the Pontiac Nationals were in Minneapolis. I had a buddy come up from Omaha with his car and I took a few days off to help him detail it for the show. We had a blast. The day of the show I put on my Studebaker tee shirt. When my friend saw me, he said "Are you crazy? You will never get out alive." During the show Dennis showed up and was doing some taping and interviews with a few owners on some very special cars. After one of his tapings (there was a crowd of about 150 and we were standing about 30 feet back from the car and camera) Dennis came into the crowd and came up to me. He stated that he saw my shirt and inquired on my Studebakers and asked if I was going to the Nationals that summer. If I remember correctly he stated that he had a GT Hawk. After we were done talking he went back to his camera crew and they took off. If you could of only seen the look on my friend's face. We still laugh about it. Truly a Studebaker Classic.

58 Packard Wgn (Parade Red)
58 Packard Wgn (Park Green)
58 Packard Sdn (Shadowtone Red)
62 Daytona (White)
63 R2 Lark (Super Red)

jlmccuan
05-27-2008, 08:18 AM
Did anyone else think the last 3 stories were eerily similar?

Jim
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_________1966 Avanti II RQA 0088______________Rabid Snail Racing

buddymander
05-27-2008, 09:25 AM
Well, I liked the one about the T-shirt, and the one about the mustache guy was funny, but my favorite was the one about the friend being all shocked about the pringles guy owning a GT.

MagikDraggin
05-27-2008, 09:29 AM
quote:Originally posted by jlmccuan

Did anyone else think the last 3 stories were eerily similar?

Jim
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Definitely!......almost as eerie as when our illustrious president Bush speaks and all three major news networks carry it, and then when he's finished, they all switch to a "Head-On" commercial, saying to apply it directly where it hurts,....how appropriate, heh, heh, heh.

Honestly, Speed channel has gone to the dogs, IMHO. If it wasn't for their American Muscle Car programs, I doubt I'd ever watch it.

So Dennis owns a Studebaker himself, ehhh?....well, I guess that makes it all ok then. Still, a program about cars, SHOULD, be about cars and not about Dennis Gage, and watching Barry Mcguire smile gleefully rubbing his hands together, hunched over his products, saying "buy my stuff".

I apologize for derailing this thread....I'm going absolutely stir crazy with all this nasty weather, not being able to get out and go cruisin in MY Studebaker.

I'll keep quiet now, and return you back to your normal programming.

Karl

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v147/MagikDraggin/Other%20Stuff/IM000986-reduced.jpg?
1962 GT Hawk 4sp

Radsman
05-27-2008, 09:42 AM
Karl,

I agree with you. I can't watch Barry Maguire's show. It's nothing but "...blah, blah, blah, man I'm Car Crazy. Here's so and so, blah, blah, blah... He's Car Crazy too..."

41 Frank
05-27-2008, 09:45 AM
Yes Dennis Gage owns a 63 Gt hawk

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

4961Studebaker
05-27-2008, 09:55 AM
You guy's crack me up:D

I too do not particularly care for the format of My Classic Car
Overhaulin is all about product placement/advertising
Car Crazy Barry, reminds me of someone very passonate and with a touch of medicated parkinsons (I know, I had a family member with it)

All in all I think the shows offer
Exposure to events
A visual on some rebuilding processes
And in Barry case exposure of rat rods to high end concource events.

Our hobbie is alive and well, just look at all the automotive offerings, on Tv now.
Pimp my ride, RIDES, power block, Hard Shine, Cut Chop Rebuild, Street Machines. And more, all tailored to a nitch. I learn something from most of them.

Happy motoring, I'm NOT Dennis Gage. ;)


Chop Stu
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Dwain G.
05-27-2008, 10:31 AM
I like Dennis Gage, but all those car shows are soooo commercial. Now the guys I can't stand is 'click and clack', the Matzarelli brothers, or what ever their name is. I call them 'yuck and schuck'. Their show seems to consist of schuck, jive, and yuck, yuck, yuck!

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Dwain G.

JBOYLE
05-27-2008, 10:38 AM
A few years ago at the B-J auction in Scottsdale I met Barry Meguire...and he's like that all the time.
What you see is what you get. You may not like his overdrive enthusiasm (I'd hate to live with him:D) but he's the real deal...as opposed to a lot of TV car celebrities who aren't as nice and accomodating in real life as they seem on TV.
He seems like a great guy. He clearly loves what he's doing.
Yes, he's trying to sell us his wax, but with his firm's international success, he certainly doesn't have to be the one out there going to all the shows.
Heck, I'd take the job...(hint, hint, Mr. Meguire:D).


Remember, My Classic Car is a 1/2 hour commercial with two bits about cars on either end. It's harmless...and as has been noted, brings attention to our hobby. (IMHO as a former TV person, I think the show is better than it was a few years ago.)

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

Washington State

barnlark
05-27-2008, 10:57 AM
Man, tough crowd out there! I deal with the sales department trying to control what is aired on my TV station everyday. They try. They bring the money in and the Speed Channel feeds themselves with advertiser's dollars just like that. We get what we get when that happens...

Personally, I could watch a steady-cam go around a car all day long and nothing else. I wish the lighting could be better and I'd also put another camera on a jib and have it go down in the interiors, etc when possible at an auction; but that's my arm chair producer's TV car show dream. Lots of originality questions answered and then less talk, too.

My remote works just fine if Barry gets too touchy feely, interviews people uncomfortably two inches away and I don't actually get to see cars in Car Crazy, and yes, it is Dennis' "My" Classic Car so I won't try to be Mr. Blackwell and poke fun at him. He really digs Studebakers and I'm sure he isn't fully in charge of what goes in every second of his shows. Both are just car guys having fun and succeeding to eke out a comfortable living. I'm just jealous.

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studelover
05-27-2008, 03:12 PM
Mr. Gage is a class act. I have cars in the "world of wheels" One year I wanted to have a 30's and 40's display. I entered all antiques and when the judges were deciding on who would get in and who would not, they flipped over having the antiques in the show. Our display was placed at the front were people came in and Mr.Gage was somewhat accorss from us, as you know you have to set up early in the week and then you come back later, everyone is not there at the same time. I found that Mr. Gage was there looking for me all day one day because I had some studes and other Orphan cars displayed.We fially met and talked for almost an hour on to separte days.He took some privite picks for himself and of me. We talked about all the Stude owners he had met over the years. He does have Studes and loves the make, he was a very nice knowlegable guy, he knows his Studes and not only post war but pre war as well.

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Swifster
05-27-2008, 03:25 PM
I'll take any car show I can get. It sure beats watching ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, especially at the same time most of these shows are on (OK, maybe not during the football season). Some are a little bit more commercial than others, but the alternative is not having them. I've gotten a few ideas from these shows, including 'My Classic Car'. With the exception of the Packard restoration that was on the BBC a year ago, not many will give a complete blow-by-blow description of what's being done.

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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

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MagikDraggin
05-27-2008, 03:37 PM
quote:Originally posted by Swifster

I'll take any car show I can get. It sure beats watching ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC,...Some are a little bit more commercial than others, but the alternative is not having them.

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Tom - Mulberry, FL


Ya know, in spite of all the ragging I do about Speed channel and their programming, I think you summed it all up quite nicely above when you said, it may be (this and that), but it's waaaay better than the alternative of not having it at all.

Amen brother; I couldn't have said it better myself.

Karl '62 Hawk 4sp

52-fan
05-27-2008, 04:04 PM
Our cable does not carry the Speed Channel except for times when they are looking for people to upgrade, but my solution for any car show is to tape it and fast forward throught the parts I don't want to watch. This works especially well for the repetitive ads. I do this every week for the Power Block on Spike TV(The only time I watch it). It words really well because I can watch interesting parts again.

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1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona. Searcy,Arkansas

Pat Dilling
05-27-2008, 06:16 PM
I'm with 52-Fan. I have my favorites that I record, then I can watch the parts I like. I like Muscle Car and Gearz. They actually build stuff and do some real fabrication and body repair. Two Guys garage is also good. I like the shows that actually show you how to do stuff and not just say they bolted on parts and never get their hands dirty. I also enjoy my Classic Car and Car Crazy, as long as I can fast forward. I think I have seen every American Muscle Car at least twice, wish they would do something new. I also like Overhaulin' becuase I admire the talent that Chip Foose and his crew have. Would love to get in on one of those builds just for the experience.

Pat

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

fstst56
05-27-2008, 08:12 PM
One of the best shows on TV that I've seen lately is "Trippin on two wheels". Dennis, his teenage son, Sam and another guy ride motorcycles throughout a foreign country. They rode through Spain, amd I think the other country was Italy. Very interesting shows. You get to see alot of the countryside you'd never see on a tourist-type vacation. Dennis was at the drag races in Michigan one year and taped the shoot-out between the Plain-brown-wrapper and a Yenko Camaro. He was also at the Nationals in South Bend 5 or 10 years ago. He's done alot for Studebaker that I assure you no one else would. I don't think Jay Leno even takes Studebakers seriously. To me, Jay seemed a little resentful back at the turn-of-the-century when Studebaker made it into some of the top-10 or top-100 lists. Again, Dennis certainly wouldn't have had to given Studebakers any air-time, so I'm just grateful he's done what he has for us. I think Barry is a great guy too! I don't understand all the nit-picking that goes on here sometimes. People get on here and cut down some car that's on e-bay. They don't like this about it or they don't like that. Who cares? It's their car and they built it the way they wanted it. So what if a Studebaker is rusty. I've had alot of them and most of them were. Some of you tell us "Don't Buy That Car!!! It's got rust on it." Guess what! That's why we have businesses like Classic Enterprises!

stude freak
05-28-2008, 01:45 AM
I love "MY CLASSIC CAR" and lots of the other car shows .My only fault is that our club invited them to our car show anout 5 years ago.They wanted $10,000 just to show up.So .if you see Dennis at a car show they put out big bucks to see their cars on tv

David Baggett '53 coupe

studegary
05-28-2008, 02:46 PM
quote:Originally posted by 52-fan

Our cable does not carry the Speed Channel except for times when they are looking for people to upgrade, but my solution for any car show is to tape it and fast forward throught the parts I don't want to watch. This works especially well for the repetitive ads. I do this every week for the Power Block on Spike TV(The only time I watch it). It words really well because I can watch interesting parts again.



This may be what is happening here. For years I tried to get Speed channel. I couldn't get it with any package that the cable company (CableVision) offered. I haven't been using a box for cable. Starting this month, I need a box/convertor to receive some regular/normal channels. There was no mention of Speed and it is not included in either of the programming channels, but I have discovered that I am now receiving it.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

jlmccuan
06-03-2008, 12:00 PM
Speaking of mustaches, and snack food container design....

CINCINNATI - The man who designed the Pringles potato crisp packaging system was so proud of his accomplishment that a portion of his ashes has been buried in one of the iconic cans.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24948534/?GT1=43001




Jim
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_________1966 Avanti II RQA 0088______________Rabid Snail Racing