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Rerun
10-17-2008, 06:33 PM
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd35/bradley71771/FrankJim.jpg

I borrowed this picture from Leonard's previous post about the recent meet in Bridgewater, VA. In this photo, I was explaining to Frank Drumheller that (in 1965) I took my PA Driver's Test in a blue '60 Lark Regal.

The discussion led us to wonder how many of the current Studebaker Drivers took their exam in a Studebaker.

Anyone???

Jim Bradley
Lewistown PA
'64 Daytona HT "Rerun"
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd35/bradley71771/Rerun.jpg

StudeDave57
10-17-2008, 06:43 PM
I wanted to, but the parking brake cable in Betsy was broken due to a run in it had with the drive shaft- compliments of my older brother. He'd been shifting from low to reverse in the garage~ smoking it up pretty good until the shaft said no more- twisted it in two he did!!! :( [xx(] [V] [B)]

I had to settle for Mom's '77 Chevy Caprice Classic... [:0] :(

StudeDave '57 [8D]
San Diego, Ca. (for now...)
San Diego County SDC
www.studebakersandiego.com

'54 Commander Regal 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview 'Betsy' (she's a 2dr wagon...)
'57 Commander DeLuxe 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion Custom 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

Part owner of the one and only
'55 PROTOTYPE panel van

oldguy
10-17-2008, 06:48 PM
1951 stude 2 door coupe, black with a 6 and 3 on the tree. I don't remember it having OD, but that was 50 years ago.

San antonio TX. 53 Champion Coupe, to be brought back from the dead.
"Of course it will fit, I have a torch"

rockinhawk
10-17-2008, 07:12 PM
April,1965 Jacksonville Florida. 1948 Champion Convertible. NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar2.jpg

A1956GoldenHawk
10-17-2008, 07:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by Rerun

<snip> The discussion led us to wonder how many of the current Studebaker Drivers took their exam in a Studebaker.
Anyone???


Took Driver's Ed. in a '61 Lark 4-door, but drove Dad's '56 President to the Indiana License Bureau in South Bend to get my Driver's (temporary) License.


The older I get ...the better I was!

wolfie
10-17-2008, 07:26 PM
Dad wouldnt let me do more than wash his studebaker so i took mine in the 76 ford wagon.I did drive my 63 T-cab truck to high school for a couple years though.Gave a whole new meaning to rusty(The sag in the cab held the doors closed).Wish I had kept it now.Steve

wolfie
10-17-2008, 07:26 PM
Dad wouldnt let me do more than wash his studebaker so i took mine in the 76 ford wagon.I did drive my 63 T-cab truck to high school for a couple years though.Gave a whole new meaning to rusty(The sag in the cab held the doors closed).Wish I had kept it now.Steve

mbstude
10-17-2008, 07:27 PM
2000 Ford Taurus.[xx(] The Daytona didn't have seat belts.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/quadraportle005.jpg

mbstude
10-17-2008, 07:27 PM
2000 Ford Taurus.[xx(] The Daytona didn't have seat belts.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/quadraportle005.jpg

whacker
10-17-2008, 07:58 PM
September, 1964 - 1957 Silver Hawk

Steve T
10-17-2008, 08:06 PM
Jim--

And you parallel-parked it beautifully, I see!:D

...sorry, could not resist...and wouldn't I like to have done my driver's test in as sweet a machine as that. (Mine was in a dual-fuel Corolla 4dr that belonged to the driving instructor...)

S.

lstude
10-17-2008, 08:12 PM
I took my driver's test in this car, but I failed the eye test and had to get glasses. I went back a couple of weeks later and passed.

It was hard parallel parking since the Hawk didn't have power steering.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Meby58Hawk1961.jpg





Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/MyStudebakernobackgroundsm.jpg

rockinhawk
10-17-2008, 08:12 PM
My wife, 1970 Jacksonville Fla. 62 4dr Lark R1 clone. It is interesting that the same examinor gave both her and me our learners, regular licenses, and chauffers(early form of CDL's) In as big a city as J'ville. NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar2.jpg

4961Studebaker
10-17-2008, 09:41 PM
I would have in the Lark. But at the time it had no seat belts, and state law said they had to be there. So an 86 plymouth mini van took its place.

ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5406-1.jpg

4961Studebaker
10-17-2008, 09:41 PM
I would have in the Lark. But at the time it had no seat belts, and state law said they had to be there. So an 86 plymouth mini van took its place.

ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5406-1.jpg

wayne
10-17-2008, 09:51 PM
Got mine in 1950 Champion in 1953 I guess that dates me in LAPORTE Indiana.

63larkr1
10-17-2008, 10:01 PM
I took my driver’s test in a 1960 Lark Police car my dad bought. My son took his in our 1963 Champ pickup.
Richard

63larkr1
10-17-2008, 10:01 PM
I took my driver’s test in a 1960 Lark Police car my dad bought. My son took his in our 1963 Champ pickup.
Richard

tbredehoft
10-17-2008, 10:10 PM
Power Steering? Power brakes? Auto Trans? Turn Signals? I took mine in a '48 Packard Tank. Passed, too.

A car going the other way splashed ice water (January) thru the open window (no turn signals.) I ducked, the cop got soaked.

[img=left]http://www.alink.com/personal/tbredehoft/Avatar1.jpg[/img=left]
Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction 510 hrs.)
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

tbredehoft
10-17-2008, 10:10 PM
Power Steering? Power brakes? Auto Trans? Turn Signals? I took mine in a '48 Packard Tank. Passed, too.

A car going the other way splashed ice water (January) thru the open window (no turn signals.) I ducked, the cop got soaked.

[img=left]http://www.alink.com/personal/tbredehoft/Avatar1.jpg[/img=left]
Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction 510 hrs.)
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

STEWDI
10-17-2008, 10:40 PM
Proud to say, it was the summer of 1966 in my Dad's '62 GT. Got the "chauffeur" designation on the first try, too.



Roger "153624" Hill

55 Champion
47 M-5
Izzer Buggy
Junior Wagon

laughinlark
10-17-2008, 10:48 PM
My 16 yr old daughter back in 2002 took her test in my 64 Cruiser. The instructor loved it. She said that was one of the coolest cars that she had been in on a drive test.[8D]

Gordon

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t60/laughinlark/gordsjsmk-1.jpghttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t60/laughinlark/11-28-07130-1.jpghttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t60/laughinlark/all283.jpg

Orestudeguy
10-17-2008, 11:18 PM
March 1968 - My Mom's 1958 Commander (soon to be my first car) didn't have seat belts, So I used my Grandmothers 1963 Rambler Classic.

George
Grants Pass, Oregon
65 Commander 2door
64 Wagonaire's (1 parts car, 1 Canadian fixed roof disc brake car, the other sliding roof South Bend car.)
63 Champ
63 GT Hawk
51 Champion Starlight Coupe
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh183/orestudeguy/58Commander.jpg

sals54
10-18-2008, 12:10 AM
I did not take the test in a Stude, but did much of my permit driving getting ready for my test in my sister's 61 Lark 4 door. Little did I know that all these years later, I would have owned dozens of Studebakers.

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

64Avanti
10-18-2008, 01:29 AM
Learned to drive and took my drivers test in my parents 60 Hawk, 1967.

This later became my car which was good as I had rebuilt the engine with some significant modifications when I was 15.

David L

JWW
10-18-2008, 01:38 AM
When I was learning to drive our family car was a 1955 Commander 4dr with a 259 and a 3spd, no O/D. My Dad had bought it new trading in a '49 Hudson Super Six 2dr.

But I took my PA Driver's test in my HS's driver education car -- a '56 DeSoto 4dr hardtop. IIRC it was black and cream, V-8, auto (lever protruding from the dash), PS, PB. Gorgeous car! It was quite a boat compared to our Stude.:) The dealer who provided cars to the school didn't have enough new inventory due to an industry strike, so he gave us this recent trade-in. Wonder what ever became of it [?]

http://i309.photobucket.com/albums/kk388/JWW3_2008/My%20Studes/64conv-1.jpg

bams50
10-18-2008, 07:39 AM
Interesting stories!

When I turned 16 I was in11th grade taking finals-on my birthday![}:)] I took the first two and couldn't stand the wait to get my permit any longer, so I called my Dad,told him I was done, and asked to take me to get my permit! I got 100s on the two tests I took, and zeros on the others... I ended up having to take 9th grade General Science and the last half of year-and-a-half Algebra- and aceing the finals- in my senior year just to graduate on time[:I] And that's not to mention Ceramics and Home Ec, just to get enough credits[xx(]

My parents had Lincolns, whch I drove all the time; but for my road test I was way too paranoid about failing to chance it with a barge. So I chose a nice 77 Granada off the lot- 6 auto, P/S, 4 door. The day before the test I found out you can't take a road test on a dealer plate, so in a panic I looked for just the right car- something as easy to drive, park, and see out of as possible. Ended up with our neigbor's 68 Dodge Coronet 2dr., 318 auto, and just a sweet little car. She took good care of me, and in spite of being 100% certain I failed the test, I got a perfect score[^] I will never forget that car[:X][^]

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?"

Dan Timberlake
10-18-2008, 07:58 AM
I just realized I have not driven a Studebaker at all.
Well, I have personally piloted our 1960 Hawk on one or two 30 foot trips forward and back, in and out of my buddy's garage where it is residing while I get it inspectable.

Guido
10-18-2008, 08:52 AM
quote:Originally posted by bams50
When I turned 16 I was in 9th grade taking finals-on my birthday Interesting, I did not turn 16 until February of my junior year but already owned a Studebaker (a '49 2R5 pickup). I think that I took my driver's test in a VW bug.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido 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.

lstude
10-18-2008, 09:37 AM
quote:Interesting, I did not turn 16 until February of my junior year but already owned a Studebaker (a '49 2R5 pickup). I think that I took my driver's test in a VW bug.

I don't know when the Virginia law changed, but I took my driver test when I was 15. I was envious of my cousin in South Carolina who took his at 14.


Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/MyStudebakernobackgroundsm.jpg

bams50
10-18-2008, 11:25 AM
quote:Originally posted by Guido


quote:Originally posted by bams50
When I turned 16 I was in 9th grade taking finals-on my birthday Interesting, I did not turn 16 until February of my junior year

Same here- just mis-typed. As sometimes happens, my fertile brain got too far ahead of my fumble-fingers;) I fixed it.

Side note: In that 9th grade GenSci class I met a young kid by the name of Mike Bond. He was a race fan and hoped to someday drive race cars himself. Tonight he is being inducted into the Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame! Boy, time marches on....

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?"

bams50
10-18-2008, 11:25 AM
quote:Originally posted by Guido


quote:Originally posted by bams50
When I turned 16 I was in 9th grade taking finals-on my birthday Interesting, I did not turn 16 until February of my junior year

Same here- just mis-typed. As sometimes happens, my fertile brain got too far ahead of my fumble-fingers;) I fixed it.

Side note: In that 9th grade GenSci class I met a young kid by the name of Mike Bond. He was a race fan and hoped to someday drive race cars himself. Tonight he is being inducted into the Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame! Boy, time marches on....

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?"

studelark
10-18-2008, 03:13 PM
I borrowed this picture from Leonard's previous post about the recent meet in Bridgewater, VA. In this photo, I was explaining to Frank Drumheller that (in 1965) I took my PA Driver's Test in a blue '60 Lark Regal.

The discussion led us to wonder how many of the current Studebaker Drivers took their exam in a Studebaker.

Jim Bradley
Lewistown PA

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++

Unfortunately, I didn't take my driver's exam in a 1960 Lark Regal as Jim did. However, it's a day to remember. Feb. 28, 1952. Took a half day off from school on my 15th birthday to go to DMV to take my test. Had a lot of butterflies for some reason- I guess because most of my driving experience was on farm tractors and field trucks.

The only vehicle in the family at the time was a well worn 1941 Chevy Special Deluxe Club Coupe and it served as my chariot that day. It performed flawlessly as I also performed. Still a great day, even today! I was on top of the world as I paraded before my three younger brothers that evening. My father cooled me down at the dinner table when he issued the warning- "You mess up and I'll take your permit so fast, you'll think it was written with invisible ink"!

I never messed up until after I left home for college with my own 1941 Chevy Special Deluxe Club Coupe (not my father's car).:):D

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

studelark
10-18-2008, 03:13 PM
I borrowed this picture from Leonard's previous post about the recent meet in Bridgewater, VA. In this photo, I was explaining to Frank Drumheller that (in 1965) I took my PA Driver's Test in a blue '60 Lark Regal.

The discussion led us to wonder how many of the current Studebaker Drivers took their exam in a Studebaker.

Jim Bradley
Lewistown PA

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++

Unfortunately, I didn't take my driver's exam in a 1960 Lark Regal as Jim did. However, it's a day to remember. Feb. 28, 1952. Took a half day off from school on my 15th birthday to go to DMV to take my test. Had a lot of butterflies for some reason- I guess because most of my driving experience was on farm tractors and field trucks.

The only vehicle in the family at the time was a well worn 1941 Chevy Special Deluxe Club Coupe and it served as my chariot that day. It performed flawlessly as I also performed. Still a great day, even today! I was on top of the world as I paraded before my three younger brothers that evening. My father cooled me down at the dinner table when he issued the warning- "You mess up and I'll take your permit so fast, you'll think it was written with invisible ink"!

I never messed up until after I left home for college with my own 1941 Chevy Special Deluxe Club Coupe (not my father's car).:):D

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

556063
10-18-2008, 03:57 PM
I didn't have to take a formal driving test because I successfully passed a Driver's Education class. That was in a 1979 Buick LeSabre. But, it had an automatic transmission. I did end up getting what has proven to be a very valuable education in my Stude, though.

I bought the '55 in June of that year. My father backed it out of the garage, and down an incline on his property one day while I had my learner's permit. He told me it would sit outside until I learned how to operate it's manual transmission and get it back in the garage. I had it tucked safely back in the garage about an hour later.



Kevin Wolford
Plymouth, IN

55 Champion
60 Lark VI Conv.
63 Avanti R1

556063
10-18-2008, 03:57 PM
I didn't have to take a formal driving test because I successfully passed a Driver's Education class. That was in a 1979 Buick LeSabre. But, it had an automatic transmission. I did end up getting what has proven to be a very valuable education in my Stude, though.

I bought the '55 in June of that year. My father backed it out of the garage, and down an incline on his property one day while I had my learner's permit. He told me it would sit outside until I learned how to operate it's manual transmission and get it back in the garage. I had it tucked safely back in the garage about an hour later.



Kevin Wolford
Plymouth, IN

55 Champion
60 Lark VI Conv.
63 Avanti R1

MARCHOBBS
10-18-2008, 07:24 PM
Turned 16 in January of 1970, got my permit the same day, took my Pa drivers test 1 week later (what were my parents thinking?)in my moms 66 Daytona, I ended up with the car several years later & still have it. The state trooper that rode with me was more interested in the "stude" than my driving expertise......I passed!!!!

MARCHOBBS
10-18-2008, 07:24 PM
Turned 16 in January of 1970, got my permit the same day, took my Pa drivers test 1 week later (what were my parents thinking?)in my moms 66 Daytona, I ended up with the car several years later & still have it. The state trooper that rode with me was more interested in the "stude" than my driving expertise......I passed!!!!

Warren Webb
10-18-2008, 08:33 PM
Wanted to take the test in my 59 Lark but dad took it to work, so I had to settle for the family 59 De Soto 4 dr. instead.

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

Warren Webb
10-18-2008, 08:33 PM
Wanted to take the test in my 59 Lark but dad took it to work, so I had to settle for the family 59 De Soto 4 dr. instead.

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

BobGlasscock
10-18-2008, 08:47 PM
The '50 Champion pictured below.

And Matthew, mine didn't have seatbelts either. But it didn't matter back then.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff019.jpghttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff018.jpg

jnewkirk77
10-18-2008, 09:06 PM
Dad and I tried to line up at least a couple of Studes by the time I got my permit in the spring of 1993, but both deals fell through -- at the insistence of my mother, who said her '90 Plymouth Grand Voyager (YUCK!) would do just fine until Dad could find me a "proper" car. Evidently, to her, neither a turquoise '57 President Classic (at $1950) nor a beautiful black '64 GT Hawk ($5200) were "proper." [:0]

Like Kevin, since I passed my Indiana driver's education class, I didn't have to do a driving test for my license, and I aced the written exam. Not to brag, but I was the only one in that particular class who DIDN'T have to take the driving test. Our instructor, you see, was our high school's retired head football coach, whom I'd known, liked and respected (and, sometimes, gone fishing with on trips with Grandpa) practically from the time I was in diapers. So we got along quite well, which worked out nicely for me in the long run.

By the way, more than 15 years later, I'm STILL waiting for my "proper" car ... and you can be ABSOLUTELY sure I remind Mom of that every time the subject of anyone in the family getting a driver's license comes up! [:o)][:o)][:o)]

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

jnewkirk77
10-18-2008, 09:06 PM
Dad and I tried to line up at least a couple of Studes by the time I got my permit in the spring of 1993, but both deals fell through -- at the insistence of my mother, who said her '90 Plymouth Grand Voyager (YUCK!) would do just fine until Dad could find me a "proper" car. Evidently, to her, neither a turquoise '57 President Classic (at $1950) nor a beautiful black '64 GT Hawk ($5200) were "proper." [:0]

Like Kevin, since I passed my Indiana driver's education class, I didn't have to do a driving test for my license, and I aced the written exam. Not to brag, but I was the only one in that particular class who DIDN'T have to take the driving test. Our instructor, you see, was our high school's retired head football coach, whom I'd known, liked and respected (and, sometimes, gone fishing with on trips with Grandpa) practically from the time I was in diapers. So we got along quite well, which worked out nicely for me in the long run.

By the way, more than 15 years later, I'm STILL waiting for my "proper" car ... and you can be ABSOLUTELY sure I remind Mom of that every time the subject of anyone in the family getting a driver's license comes up! [:o)][:o)][:o)]

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

stude53
10-18-2008, 09:23 PM
I took my drivers test at age 15 in Oct 1955, in a borrowed 1952 Studebaker 2 dr sedan (because it was small and relatively easy to park).

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

stude53
10-18-2008, 09:23 PM
I took my drivers test at age 15 in Oct 1955, in a borrowed 1952 Studebaker 2 dr sedan (because it was small and relatively easy to park).

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

dong
10-18-2008, 09:56 PM
I took my drivers test at age 16 in a 49 Champion sedan. No seat belts, no turn signals, but it did have a horn.

Don

dong
10-18-2008, 09:56 PM
I took my drivers test at age 16 in a 49 Champion sedan. No seat belts, no turn signals, but it did have a horn.

Don

Johnnywiffer
10-18-2008, 10:13 PM
1951. We had a new Land Cruiser. I was 16, the lowest legal age in Texas (unless you had a family necessity). I studied like a fiend for the written test but once I had it in front of me, my brain turned to mush. Flunked it.

Second time, aced the written, flunked the driving. (There was a little block of wood the tester set on the trans hump that was supposed to fall over when the tester said, “STOP NOW!” It didn’t.) Plus, I couldn’t parallel park that big NON-power steering hulk to save my soul.

Third time was a charm for me. Block fell over and I got it into the parallel parking slot the 1st time. My father actually let me drive all the way home, about 20 miles in Dallas traffic. I felt like a king!

Until my step-mother (who’d been driving for YEARS without a license) passed everything the 1st time.

She never let me forget it.

John

Johnnywiffer
10-18-2008, 10:13 PM
1951. We had a new Land Cruiser. I was 16, the lowest legal age in Texas (unless you had a family necessity). I studied like a fiend for the written test but once I had it in front of me, my brain turned to mush. Flunked it.

Second time, aced the written, flunked the driving. (There was a little block of wood the tester set on the trans hump that was supposed to fall over when the tester said, “STOP NOW!” It didn’t.) Plus, I couldn’t parallel park that big NON-power steering hulk to save my soul.

Third time was a charm for me. Block fell over and I got it into the parallel parking slot the 1st time. My father actually let me drive all the way home, about 20 miles in Dallas traffic. I felt like a king!

Until my step-mother (who’d been driving for YEARS without a license) passed everything the 1st time.

She never let me forget it.

John

wise raymond
10-19-2008, 05:20 AM
alright fri 30 april 1976 4 days after my 16 birthday. dad had taken me to the drivers examination centre kenora ave hamilton ontario canada in his 1962 lark 2 dr sedan. pass the eye test passed the theory test 3 mitakes out of 40 you where aloud 6. study the handbook 2 weeks before read the book cover to cover 3 times. couldn,t take the test in the study it had a starting problem plus 2 bald tires. taken the test in my moms 1975 ford pinto. failed the first time passed the second time. february 1977. dad sold the study 5 years latter. I bot it back in 2001 after a few careful owners it resides in a buddys barn in southern ontaario but thats a different story.

rawise

wise raymond
10-19-2008, 05:20 AM
alright fri 30 april 1976 4 days after my 16 birthday. dad had taken me to the drivers examination centre kenora ave hamilton ontario canada in his 1962 lark 2 dr sedan. pass the eye test passed the theory test 3 mitakes out of 40 you where aloud 6. study the handbook 2 weeks before read the book cover to cover 3 times. couldn,t take the test in the study it had a starting problem plus 2 bald tires. taken the test in my moms 1975 ford pinto. failed the first time passed the second time. february 1977. dad sold the study 5 years latter. I bot it back in 2001 after a few careful owners it resides in a buddys barn in southern ontaario but thats a different story.

rawise

redavanti
10-19-2008, 01:14 PM
I took mine in my 53 Commander Starlight coupe. It was a 3 speed o/d. I had converted it to a floor shift since the column linkage was very good anymore.



Vincent Habel

63larkcustom
10-19-2008, 05:24 PM
I took mine in my 62 Cruiser (aunt bea). I drove the car all the way through college. Finally found a couple pictures of her..along with my first new car I bought when I graduated. In hindsight, shoulda fixed the Studey..was a better car. Wouldn't mind another one like her.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/63larkcustom/Picture001-1.jpg http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/63larkcustom/Picture002-1.jpg

63larkcustom
10-19-2008, 05:24 PM
I took mine in my 62 Cruiser (aunt bea). I drove the car all the way through college. Finally found a couple pictures of her..along with my first new car I bought when I graduated. In hindsight, shoulda fixed the Studey..was a better car. Wouldn't mind another one like her.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/63larkcustom/Picture001-1.jpg http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/63larkcustom/Picture002-1.jpg

bondobilly
10-19-2008, 08:54 PM
I took my road test in our 56 Golden Hawk. I did not pass because I was a good driver.

I had my cousin, Rene take me to the test. The DMV guy was all over her and I was a second thought. During the test all he wanted to know was stuff about her.

In retrospect it is quite funny.

bondobilly
10-19-2008, 08:54 PM
I took my road test in our 56 Golden Hawk. I did not pass because I was a good driver.

I had my cousin, Rene take me to the test. The DMV guy was all over her and I was a second thought. During the test all he wanted to know was stuff about her.

In retrospect it is quite funny.

cabrina
10-20-2008, 07:37 PM
Had driver's ed in the summer of 1972, so the whole class spend the last day taking the driver's test. Iowa required a vehicle inspection on any car used for the exam. Luckily there were so many of us the trooper didn't spend much time going over the Stude. Just wipers, lights and tread width. 64 dark green Stude Commander passed and so did I. Two years later a woman ran a red light and totalled the front end. Dad replaced it but the accident must have opened all the seams. Two years of winter salt and the fenders were flapping so bad we put it out of its misery. Real shame cause that was a nice driving car.

Cabrina Dieters
1961 Cruiser
1950 Starlight Coupe
Murfreesboro TN