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bams50
10-19-2008, 04:00 AM
While in SB last week I visited the SNM with George Bredehoft. It was my second visit, the first being last year during the International Meet.

The museum was as I remembered- beautiful place! Not as decked out as during the Meet, but that's to be expected. I was mildly disappointed to see about half of the second floor taken up by MGs, especially when I saw so many incredible cars banished to the basement on racks where you could barely see them:( I understand why this was, but you can't make me like it:D

Here is the video I shot, broken into two pieces to fit YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7coE3Y8S0zI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbjjeWgGnQA

If you haven't been there, be aware that the video is just a cursory tour. It's basically a quick walk-around to give you a taste, and is not nearly a full representation of what there is to see, hear, and read. I hope it will convince you to make it a point to visit, or visit again. If you like Studes, you'll love the Museum!!

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?"

58PackardWagon
10-19-2008, 05:47 AM
Great job Bob. It brought back some memories.

58PackardWagon
10-19-2008, 05:47 AM
Great job Bob. It brought back some memories.

bams50
10-19-2008, 04:34 PM
These went to the bottom fast today, so I'm giving them one bump...

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?"

StudeRich
10-19-2008, 05:29 PM
Great timely videos Bob, thanks much for taking them and posting them! [^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

63larkcustom
10-19-2008, 05:33 PM
Thank you for posting them. I've not been able to make it back to see the museum yet.

63larkcustom
10-19-2008, 05:33 PM
Thank you for posting them. I've not been able to make it back to see the museum yet.

Sonny
10-19-2008, 05:50 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

While in SB last week I visited the SNM with George Bredehoft. It was my second visit, the first being last year during the International Meet................

............I was mildly disappointed to see about half of the second floor taken up by MGs, especially when I saw so many incredible cars banished to the basement on racks where you could barely see them:( I understand why this was, but you can't make me like it:D........

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

Why is it that Brit cars are given such prominence in the Studebaker museum?

Sonny
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Sonny
10-19-2008, 05:50 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

While in SB last week I visited the SNM with George Bredehoft. It was my second visit, the first being last year during the International Meet................

............I was mildly disappointed to see about half of the second floor taken up by MGs, especially when I saw so many incredible cars banished to the basement on racks where you could barely see them:( I understand why this was, but you can't make me like it:D........

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

Why is it that Brit cars are given such prominence in the Studebaker museum?

Sonny
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bondobilly
10-19-2008, 06:11 PM
quote:Originally posted by Sonny

[quote][i]
Why is it that Brit cars are given such prominence in the Studebaker museum?

Sonny


When we ere there for the National there were HONDA autos parked behind Ron Hall's car. We guessed that some Honda dealer paid some big bucks to get is cars in there. I guess to ligetimize the Honda there was a sign that read PAST-FUTURE.

bondobilly
10-19-2008, 06:11 PM
quote:Originally posted by Sonny

[quote][i]
Why is it that Brit cars are given such prominence in the Studebaker museum?

Sonny


When we ere there for the National there were HONDA autos parked behind Ron Hall's car. We guessed that some Honda dealer paid some big bucks to get is cars in there. I guess to ligetimize the Honda there was a sign that read PAST-FUTURE.

mbstude
10-19-2008, 06:31 PM
Hey BAMS, was the Zip Van on display, or still stuck in the corner of the basement, without any recognition to who restored/donated it?

[V]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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mbstude
10-19-2008, 06:31 PM
Hey BAMS, was the Zip Van on display, or still stuck in the corner of the basement, without any recognition to who restored/donated it?

[V]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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bams50
10-19-2008, 06:48 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

Hey BAMS, was the Zip Van on display, or still stuck in the corner of the basement, without any recognition to who restored/donated it?


I guess you didn't watch the video:(

Still in the basement, in the same spot... I sat in it while I recorded.

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
10-19-2008, 06:48 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

Hey BAMS, was the Zip Van on display, or still stuck in the corner of the basement, without any recognition to who restored/donated it?


I guess you didn't watch the video:(

Still in the basement, in the same spot... I sat in it while I recorded.

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?"

mbstude
10-19-2008, 07:10 PM
Having been to the museum, I didn't watch the video initially. But I did just now. Great videos!!

BTW, the last time I saw the dash of the Zip Van from that angle, I was about 7 years old. [8D]

If you'll take the time to watch this slideshow, there's a pic of me and my younger sister sitting behind the windshield. :)

http://www.georgiastudebaker.com/zip1.htm

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

mbstude
10-19-2008, 07:10 PM
Having been to the museum, I didn't watch the video initially. But I did just now. Great videos!!

BTW, the last time I saw the dash of the Zip Van from that angle, I was about 7 years old. [8D]

If you'll take the time to watch this slideshow, there's a pic of me and my younger sister sitting behind the windshield. :)

http://www.georgiastudebaker.com/zip1.htm

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

Sonny
10-19-2008, 07:24 PM
Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)Parish, central NY 13131

Thanks a million for the videos, I really enjoyed them. Just wondering, again, how do you "understand why this was..."[?]

Sonny
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Sonny
10-19-2008, 07:24 PM
Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)Parish, central NY 13131

Thanks a million for the videos, I really enjoyed them. Just wondering, again, how do you "understand why this was..."[?]

Sonny
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bams50
10-19-2008, 07:28 PM
Sonny- my assumption is that they get paid for hosting different marques; helps keep revenue flowing.

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
10-19-2008, 07:28 PM
Sonny- my assumption is that they get paid for hosting different marques; helps keep revenue flowing.

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?"

Sonny
10-19-2008, 07:43 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Sonny- my assumption is that they get paid for hosting different marques; helps keep revenue flowing.

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?"

Got-cha Thanks Bob.

Sonny
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Sonny
10-19-2008, 07:43 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Sonny- my assumption is that they get paid for hosting different marques; helps keep revenue flowing.

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?"

Got-cha Thanks Bob.

Sonny
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Dick Steinkamp
10-19-2008, 07:46 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Sonny- my assumption is that they get paid for hosting different marques; helps keep revenue flowing.




Who would be PAYING the Stude museum to host obsolete British cars [?]

I don't get it.




Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Dick Steinkamp
10-19-2008, 07:46 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Sonny- my assumption is that they get paid for hosting different marques; helps keep revenue flowing.




Who would be PAYING the Stude museum to host obsolete British cars [?]

I don't get it.




Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Stude-a-mino%20old%20pics/oldpics6asmall.jpg

bams50
10-19-2008, 08:02 PM
I thought maybe a club looking for a good venue to host their cars for awhile- like "borrowing" a museum. Plus, the museum gets the MG people through the door as paid admissions.

At least, that's my theory. If not financial gain, what other reason would there be to banish Studes to the basement for MGs??

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?"

Sonny
10-19-2008, 10:10 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp


quote:Originally posted by bams50

Sonny- my assumption is that they get paid for hosting different marques; helps keep revenue flowing.




Who would be PAYING the Stude museum to host obsolete British cars [?]

I don't get it.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

That's what I was thinking Dick. I thought someone at the museum may have mentioned to Bob why they were moving Studebakers in the Studebaker museum to the basement and putting Brit iron in some of the select places in the Studebaker museum. Does this mean that we're gonna be seeing the Ford, Chevy, Mopar, Hudson, fart pipe Honda, etc., etc. club cars or just any ol' car that the keepers-o-the-museum want to store out of the weather, in the primo spots, in the new, big-bux Studebaker museum?

In fact, I think that if it isn't a Studebaker or a Packard or two, they do not belong there, at all, period.... More drama from the touted Stude museum. Cash flow my butt... Hope everybody feels like they're getting their donations-worth. Sheesh [V]:(

Sonny
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Sonny
10-19-2008, 10:10 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp


quote:Originally posted by bams50

Sonny- my assumption is that they get paid for hosting different marques; helps keep revenue flowing.




Who would be PAYING the Stude museum to host obsolete British cars [?]

I don't get it.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

That's what I was thinking Dick. I thought someone at the museum may have mentioned to Bob why they were moving Studebakers in the Studebaker museum to the basement and putting Brit iron in some of the select places in the Studebaker museum. Does this mean that we're gonna be seeing the Ford, Chevy, Mopar, Hudson, fart pipe Honda, etc., etc. club cars or just any ol' car that the keepers-o-the-museum want to store out of the weather, in the primo spots, in the new, big-bux Studebaker museum?

In fact, I think that if it isn't a Studebaker or a Packard or two, they do not belong there, at all, period.... More drama from the touted Stude museum. Cash flow my butt... Hope everybody feels like they're getting their donations-worth. Sheesh [V]:(

Sonny
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studegary
10-20-2008, 02:27 PM
Various displays that are off the main mission of a musuem tend to draw in paying customers that normally wouldn't go to that museum. I understand it from that perspective, but it is a negative for those interested in the main purpose of the museum and only rarely get to go to the museum.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer