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Gary1953
09-18-2008, 05:49 PM
I want to be the first to say thank you Keystone for a really great International Meet. All the local members I come in contact with were super nice and very accommodating. The Ozark Trails Chapter hopes to return the favor in 2011.

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Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
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fpstude
09-18-2008, 08:39 PM
My wife and I echo the above comments. We've been here all week and have had a great time. All contact with the local chapter members was good. Also, the weather could not have been better.

Perry
'23 Special Six,
'50 Business Champ,
'50 Starlight Champ,
'60 Lark droptop,
'63 GT R1

53k
09-18-2008, 08:40 PM
quote:Originally posted by Gary1953

I want to be the first to say thank you Keystone for a really great International Meet. All the local members I come in contact with were super nice and very accommodating. The Ozark Trails Chapter hopes to return the favor in 2011.

Amen to that! I was only able to go up for today, but it was really something. I heard nothing, but praise for all aspects- organization, tours, food... Today the weather was perfect- 76 degrees, very clear. There were some incredible cars there too. Would you believe TWO '38 Commander 4-door convertibles?


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)

DEEPNHOCK
09-18-2008, 09:23 PM
Me too!
Only being there Wed/Thurs kind of stung, but the weather, and the location was great...
(I did not stay there, but I used their bathroom;))
Being unencumbered with Stude allowed much wandering and chit chatting. Spent more time wandering and kibitzing than anything else.
Tried to help JP clean up a spotless GT Hawk, but just made more mess than I was cleaning up.

Helped a NJ Avanti owner clean spewed diet Coke off of his brand new $10k white paint job (10K for white???[:0])...
Seems a photgrapher guy stumbled while walking between cars opening his Coke and fell. The Coke exploded (like a NASCAR victory lane dance) and sprayed his Avanti.
He was NJ livid (in the very best Avanti owner kind of way)..
I put my freebie Holiday Inn Express coffe cup down and grabbed his whole roll of paper towels and started wiping up his Avanti, staying between him and the photographer.
I had to keep telling him to settle down, as it would be hard to get his Avanti judged while having a stroke...
After a while he was about as normal as anybody from NJ could be...
His wife was nice and appreciated the forced intrusion.
We got is all cleaned up way before the judges got there, so everything was ok again in Avantiland.
I kept telling him not to sweat it as good things always follow bad things.
Turns out they were from Avanti Magazine, and they came back and did a nice little photo shoot of his car.
See... Good things happen after bad things happen...
I split Lancaster about 3pm and blasted down to Roanoke (where this wretched prose is spewed)
(Uploading pic's now...)
I must have taken a hundred pic's of George Rohrbach's Stude.... What a fascinating and delicious [u]HOT ROD STUDE</u>!;)[:p][:0]
Jeff[8D]
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quote:Originally posted by Gary1953

I want to be the first to say thank you Keystone for a really great International Meet. &lt;snip&gt;


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bige
09-18-2008, 09:26 PM
I think a special thank you should go to the Weather Committee...

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Ernie Stoltzfus
09-19-2008, 05:09 AM
Hello,
I was a long time member of the Keystone Club,but have not been a member for several years.
Playing with motorcycles and 2 teenage sons have kept me busy.
I told Nancy Phaler that I plan to join again.

MY HAT IS OFF TO THE CLUB FOR A GREAT MEET!!!


Ernie Stoltzfus

BobPalma
09-19-2008, 07:56 AM
:) Excellent job indeed; well done! Many thanks from central Indiana. :DBP

Skip Lackie
09-19-2008, 03:07 PM
It's gonna be a tough act to follow. Very good organization and something like 50 or 60 chapter members working 12-hour days. Everything took place at the host hotel, but there were at least six other hotels in various price ranges and a variety of restaurants within walking distance. Many people left their vehicles on the hotel grounds the whole week and walked to a different restaurant every day.

And as noted, the weather was spectacularly nice for the whole week. In fact, the dew was so heavy in the morning that most of us didn't even need to use the hose to wash our vehicles.

The only sour note was that a press helicopter buzzed the place at LOW altitude for about 20 minutes at exactly the same time as the Studebaker Band concert.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC

bams50
09-19-2008, 03:31 PM
My thanks as well. I'm still rather frustrated that I only had a day and a half to spend. I know it's better than nothing, but to be there on a whirlwind and unable to see everyone I wanted- I finally met Ted Harbit- for about 20 seconds[V] Saw several friends once for a brief hello, never even saw Guido or BP:( I thought, that's why you spend the week- which I couldn't. Pretty disappointing[xx(]

Beyond that, I just loved all other aspects of the Meet- what a great time otherwise. I told Don he's not going to know what to do with all that extra time and energy when the Meet's over;)

Thank you all for a great Meet. Most of the hard work gets done unnoticed, and underappreciated. I refuse to do either![^]

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?"

Bill Pressler
09-19-2008, 03:54 PM
I really regret not being able to go. My sister called me yesterday to 'rub in' how much I'd love the concours! (She and my brother-in-law are getting reacquainted with Studebakers and this is their first SDC function without me!)

She loved that everything was right at the hotel, enjoyed the area restaurants, said the weather was great, said my brother-in-law met a group of the Ontario guys in the bar and had a good time and even joined their region (!), and as a pleasant side story, the two of them toured the State Capitol in Harrisburg with their local state representative from all the way across the state.

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1

unclemiltie
09-19-2008, 04:14 PM
Thanks to all those involved as it was a good meet. Lots of nice cars to look at and a lot of parts. We just spent the day touring Gettysburg and there is plenty more we will not have time to see in the area. I hope that free dinner on Monday is the start of a tradition. It got a lot of folks together and was a good time. Thanks again.

Milt

1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
1961 Hawk
1964 Convertable
1967 Avanti
1961 Lark 2 door
1962 Lark 4 Door
1950 Commander Starlight
1950 Commander Starlight
1950 Commander Starlight

stall
09-19-2008, 05:53 PM
I have to agree, The organization was great. I've been to many more AACA events than SDC fandango's but I think the SDC should be giving classes to other clubs.

I also have to comment on how many truly nice people I met. Everyone was friendly and I met many new friends.

:)

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lstude
09-19-2008, 06:12 PM
It was as perfect as any Studebaker meet I have been to. Thanks for all who helped put this meet on. :)

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Leonard Shepherd
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Guido
09-19-2008, 09:37 PM
quote:Originally posted by Skip Lackie
The only sour note was that a press helicopter buzzed the place at LOW altitude for about 20 minutes at exactly the same time as the Studebaker Band concert. Sorry for the intrusion, that was me taking pictures of the meet. You can find some "teaser" pictures under the "Lancaster from the sky" thread.

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

raprice
09-19-2008, 10:02 PM
I'd like to echo what many others are saying about the Lancaster meet. The Keystone Region did an exceptional job putting this meet together. From my perspective, the whole thing went off without a hitch. My wife and I met some pretty terrific people and came home feeling great that we were part of it. Keystone Region really raised the bar when it comes to putting on the event.
Thank you Keystone folks. You should be very proud of a job well done.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY

Skip Lackie
09-20-2008, 08:08 AM
quote:Originally posted by Guido


quote:Originally posted by Skip Lackie
The only sour note was that a press helicopter buzzed the place at LOW altitude for about 20 minutes at exactly the same time as the Studebaker Band concert. Sorry for the intrusion, that was me taking pictures of the meet. You can find some "teaser" pictures under the "Lancaster from the sky" thread.

[b]Guido 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.

Gary- Yeah, Gary Ashe said you were chosen as the volunteer to go up in the chopper. My comment was not about the idea (which was a great one), but only about the timing -- which was not under your control.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC

barnlark
09-20-2008, 10:34 AM
The "press" always gets blamed for insensitivity!!:D[:o)] Wish I had had a chance to get up there in that chopper. Great pictures, event, organization, weather, swap meet and local chapter characters. Huge thanks! I had an amazing time and my car is still packed with goodies. Avantidon, you are the best, buddy!

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stude53
09-21-2008, 04:02 PM
Keystone Region - exceptional!!! Great job putting this meet together.

Everyone was friendly, and I met many old friends and made some new ones.

I also enjoyed getting together with my fellow Studebaker Truck Farmers. The dinner and company was excellent at Millers, and this year I even got in the STF group picture.

Thank you, Keystone chapter. Job well done.


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