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Chris Pile
09-05-2008, 02:45 PM
I found this on the Hemmings Forum. The Adirondack Motor Club is holding an Economy Run on October 5th. Anyone interested in taking their Studebaker, and show 'em how it's done right?

http://forums.hemmings.com/viewtopic.php?t=2539

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

bams50
09-05-2008, 04:10 PM
That's about an hour from me. The route is through beautiful country.

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

Avantidon
09-05-2008, 06:58 PM
We could have our own on Friday 09/19 during the first ever International Meet Poker Run in Lancaster. The course is ideal for that and will include what we face in driving daily and I don't mean traffic. It would be hard to control without all the fancy control stuff but probaly a lot of fun.

See you in the future as I write about our past

Roscomacaw
09-05-2008, 07:26 PM
That looks like fun! Wonder how well a 53 Champion C-body would do with the right prepping and driving?

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

Avantidon
09-06-2008, 08:04 AM
I bet it could be a great deal of fun especially if we offered prizes for that phase of the run as we are for the Poker Run. Top Prize? A GPS System.[8D]

clarkwd
09-06-2008, 08:41 AM
Looks like a Stude is in
http://www.runboard.com/bamecmessageboard.f1.t28349%7Coffset=130
13. Carl Germain - 1950 Studebaker Champion Business Coupe

Bill

bams50
09-06-2008, 08:53 AM
I'll be darned- I just met Carl last week! Carl, if you're watching, how about checking in?

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

blownb310
09-06-2008, 09:12 AM
I am glad you guys found the link to our Economy Run, My name is Mike Kamm and I am coordinating the event. Our club is called the Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club [A.M.E.C.] and we were incorporated in 1954. We held our first Economy Run that very same year. I was very pleased that Carl signed up because our club really enjoys the classic cars in our events. In fact we had Dan and Richard Dobbins run their '62 Lark in our Historic Ice races on Lake George a couple of years ago.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v452/blownb310/Ice%20racing/DSC03709-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v452/blownb310/Ice%20racing/8.jpg

This is not an all day drive like Jeff suggested. It's a three hour morning drive through the beautiful fall foliage in the southern Adirondack mountains. We hope a few more of you guys will come out and enjoy this event with us.

Mike

bams50
09-06-2008, 09:30 AM
Thanks for checking in, Mike! I've already got plans that weekend, or I'd think about adding a 60 Lark wagon to the mix.

And thanks for the Lark pics! I'm very familiar with the entire area, and Lake George is one of our favorite places on Earth!

Good luck with the run... and BTW, how did you find us?

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

blownb310
09-06-2008, 09:38 AM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Good luck with the run... and BTW, how did you find us?When Carl signed up out of the blue I asked him how he found us! He said someone posted a link on the Studebaker forum pages. So I did a google search. ;)

It's great to be here.

Mike

thekid1950
09-06-2008, 04:21 PM
I'm going to put my 50 Stude in the run. Always wanted to do something like this.
Come on guys lets get another stude.
Carl

2R5
09-06-2008, 04:43 PM
I noticed that there hasn't been any mention this year of some drags on friday of the international :( always fun watching and having the odd run ;)
Have to do the poker run I guess.....but we could drag between light I suppose [:p]

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LANCASTER or BUST
"IF YOU WANT THE SMILES YOU NEED TO DO THE MILES "

1960 Champ
1964 Daytona HT

DEEPNHOCK
09-06-2008, 05:43 PM
Hey Mike..
Long time no hear..
Your ice racing pic's from a few years ago are still up over on Sonny's site (somewhwere)..
I wasn't slamming the contest, just pointing out that Studebaker had hyperdriving built into their cars 60 years ago....as normal options!
Stude's should be able to hold their own just fine!
Jeff[8D]

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bams50
09-07-2008, 12:43 PM
quote:Originally posted by thekid1950

I'm going to put my 50 Stude in the run. Always wanted to do something like this.
Come on guys lets get another stude.
Carl


Carl, glad to see you posted! Keep in touch.

Wish I could join you with the wagon; keep us posted, and maybe a trip report afterwards?

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

blownb310
07-02-2009, 02:41 PM
Hi all,

I was glad to see so much interest in our Economy Run II in this thread last year. Unfortunatley Carl wasn't able to come out with us as planned but perhaps this year he and some of you will. I just posted about our upcoming August 23rd Economy Run III event in a new thread here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30612

We really like the classic cars and even gave them their own class this year!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v452/blownb310/normal_Sep906TopDown.jpg
Bill Clark is signed up with his 1957 Metropolitan hardtop.

Hope to see some of you there with your Studes,

Mike