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studegary
09-23-2008, 03:27 PM
I have agonized over posting this because it will sound to some like I am tooting my own horn. Then I thought about the many people that frequent this site and know me, at least from the Forum, and did not attend the SDC Banquet in Lancaster.

I was awarded the "Harry Barnes Award". It was presented; "To The Outstanding SDCer Of The Year 2008". At the base of the plaque, it also states; "Giving More Than Promised For The Next Generation". All three quotes are directly from the plaque presented to me. In case some are not aware, Harry Barnes was the founder of SDC in 1962.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

gordr
09-23-2008, 03:40 PM
Congratulations, Gary. I was unable to be at the meet this year. I've been stuck at a wellsite since early September. I had hoped to be free for the meet period, in which case I'd have hopped on a plane, but it wasn't meant to be , I guess.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

jbwhttail
09-23-2008, 03:46 PM
I was in attendance and by the description of your promotion of Studebaker the award was well deserved..........congrats!

It is an addiction!

HookedonStudies
09-23-2008, 03:49 PM
Congratulations Gary!

I've been around Studebakers long enough to know who Harry Barnes is (I never met him [:o)]) and to know that it would be an incredible honor to receive this award. Based on the activity I've seen here on the forum - you are more than deserving.[^]

I like to tell people - "you are the CEO of YOU," if [u]you</u> don't blow your own horn - often times it may go unnoticed.



55 Commander
58 Transtar
62 GT Hawk
66 Cruiser

Mark57
09-23-2008, 04:08 PM
Congratulations Gary! A prestigious award indeed.:)

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'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island

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Roscomacaw
09-23-2008, 04:16 PM
Congratulations, Gary!;)

I was lucky enough to spend a bit of time with Harry and his wife in 1996. I shared a table with them and some friends during Fun Nite on the Queen Mary.

What I came away with from that meeting was that Harry was an unassuming sort - as genuine as the day is long and rather uneasy for the credit given him regarding his doing what eventually turned into SDC. Not that he didn't want the distinction - he just felt that there were alot of others who should've shared the honors.
Harry gave more than he promised and it was no big deal for him because he'd never really "promised" anything to start with. He just took the initial step that took root, prospered and bloomed with a fervor that he'd never anticipated. He was continually amazed and humbled by the results of his founding.

I hold dear, that evening with him and his wife. He was a special "regular guy". [^]

Again - a tip of the hat to studegary.:)

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

stratovue
09-23-2008, 04:20 PM
Gary -

You didn't tell it all and I'd like for everyone to know why you were presented this award. Many of us "talk" about attracting younger members to SDC and Gary has actually taken it upon himself to do something about it. Gary has initiated a yearly scholorship at a local college. Beter yet, to be considered the applicants must write an essay about Studebaker. This requires doing some research and becoming somewhat familiar with our favorate cars. We can only guess what the long range benefits of Gary's contributions will be.

Ed Reynolds

stall
09-23-2008, 06:15 PM
It's not tooting your own horn when you receive an award thats essentially for being a good guy and helpful to others. There are a lot of people you've helped (Myself included) that for various reasons had to leave on Friday morning and would not have known.


Hoo-Ra

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bams50
09-23-2008, 06:28 PM
Congratulations from me too! I'm glad you did mention it, or I wouldn't have known; I didn't even know there was such an award[:I]

I regret that I didn't have time to sit and talk with you at the Meet. You're a credit to our group[^]



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?"

raoul5788
09-23-2008, 06:28 PM
Congratulations Gary! It's well deserved.


Chip
'63 Cruiser daily driver
'57 Packard wagon almost on the road!

lstude
09-23-2008, 06:29 PM
Congratulations Gary. I wish I had met you at Lancaster.


Leonard Shepherd
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Bill Pressler
09-23-2008, 06:31 PM
Congratulations Gary! You should be proud! A terrific honor.

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1

lstude
09-23-2008, 06:44 PM
If anyone wants to see what Harry Barnes looked like, he is on the left of the picture.

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Leonard Shepherd
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Dick Steinkamp
09-23-2008, 07:06 PM
Congrats, Gary! Quite an honor. You should be VERY proud. Thanks for sharing.



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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barnlark
09-23-2008, 08:18 PM
Gary, I had to leave early on Friday and am sorry I missed the presentation of that award to such a deserving guy. It may be cliche to say so, but you certainly have forgotten more about Studebakers than many of us will ever know, so I for one, am proud just to glean a few facts every now and then that only someone like you can share on occasion. Sounds like your contributions have been the type to take root as mentioned above so eloquently by studebob concerning Harry, so absolutely well deserved. Congratulations.

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studegary
09-24-2008, 02:52 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude

Gary, congrats!

Most of us know of the years and years of dedicated service you have donated to SDC. All the years of serving on the board, your dedicated effort to "keep the record straight," funding scholarships, etc.

We must all remember that SDC board members are volunteers, and as such, donate many hours and lots of personal expense to the effort. While some expenses might be compensated for, I'm betting it costs what some of us might consider a bundle to serve the needs of our club.

Well deserved recognition, I'm proud to have met ya!

DAVE,


Dave - Timely that you mention "keeping the record straight". Last evening, we attended a talk by Anthony P. Musso and purchased his book titled; "Setting the Record Straight". The subtitle is; "The music and careers of recording artists from the 1950s and early 1960s...in their own words." Tony interviewed many of the original artists and groups. This book is 381 pages and he is now working on a second volume. It turned out that most of the artists were anxious to get the correct information out because of all of the misinformation floating around.
Here I am hijacking my own thread because I was reminded of something. I guess that is how my mind works &lt;G&gt;.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

FlatheadGeo
09-24-2008, 06:43 PM
Congrats--Gary. You most certainly deserve this award. Harry would most certainly agree with me. FlatheadGeo

1957 Studebaker Champion 2 door. Staten Island, New York.

HAWK64
09-25-2008, 05:50 PM
Well done Gary.
Likewise, I had to leave early on the Friday so did'nt have the chance to see you receiving the recognition from SDC. Its even tough here in Australia as we strive to attract younger people. Felt Ed Reynolds spelt it out well in his August TWs Presidential message with the steps already taken by SDC in this area.
Felt we met some years ago at an earlier Meet when we discussed a sketch you had that was done by Raymond Loewy.

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"QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER"
MELBOURNE.

studegary
09-26-2008, 02:10 PM
quote:Originally posted by HAWK64


Well done Gary.
Likewise, I had to leave early on the Friday so did'nt have the chance to see you receiving the recognition from SDC. Its even tough here in Australia as we strive to attract younger people. Felt Ed Reynolds spelt it out well in his August TWs Presidential message with the steps already taken by SDC in this area.
Felt we met some years ago at an earlier Meet when we discussed a sketch you had that was done by Raymond Loewy.

MELBOURNE.


Yes, Jim, we met many years ago.
The sketch that you refer to is an original from the wall of the Palm Springs house. It is an Avanti roadster. The sketch was done by Tom Kellogg, but signed by Raymond Loewy (as was his practice). I purchased the sketch early in 1965 and still have it. We discussed the sketch on the telephone and then I brought the sketch on the plane to the meet for you to see.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

studelark
09-26-2008, 07:53 PM
Gary; I was at the banquet when you received this award. However, as I don't believe I've met you face to face and we were sitting quite a ways from the podium, I was not able to track you down to offer my regards. CONGRATULATIONS!![^][^]

The Harry Barnes Award is not given away, it has to be earned. We are proud of you and appreciate the fact you are a part of this forum.:D:D

Frank Drumheller
Louisa, VA
60S-W6
1948 M16-52 Boyer fire truck