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alanmende
11-10-2008, 06:28 AM
You probably read about our trek out to New Jersey the day after the election to visit friends. That trip was a bit over 300 miles, but due to Grace's generator burning out on Rt. 100 just north of Fogelsville, Pa, I parked her in my brother's barn and completed the last 60 miles home in his old, 200-thousand-mile Saturn. At the time, I didn't post any pictures of our trip, but here are some of them now:

Just after leaving my brother's place, we came across the Wanamaker Kempton & Southern on a special run -- we think with a school class trip.
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg43/alanmende/WKS1.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg43/alanmende/WKS2.jpg

On the road:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg43/alanmende/Ontheroad1.jpg

This is my brother, Bob, driving Grace on I-78 in NJ.
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg43/alanmende/Ontheroad2.jpg

Coming across the 1896 lenticular truss bridge in Neshanic Station, NJ. It bridges the South Branch of the Raritan River. The bridge was built by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, CT.
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg43/alanmende/Onthebridge3.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg43/alanmende/Onthebridge4.jpg

On Saturday, I bought another generator from Tom Karkiewicz at Reedsville, installed it in Grace Sunday afernoon, and brought her home. Today I plan on dropping the old generator off at Fleet Electric in Harrisburg for rebuilding.

Kindest regards,

Alan Mende
Hummelstown, PA

I'm not a mechanic; I don't even play one on TV.

lstude
11-10-2008, 06:47 AM
Beautiful pictures and a beautiful car!

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

BobPalma
11-10-2008, 07:06 AM
:) Gorgeous photos, scenery, and car, Alan. Thanks for a day-brightener! :DBP

4961Studebaker
11-10-2008, 09:17 AM
Thanks for the pics and story, I like the old bridges, they usually leave a waypoint marker in my mind on a trip. (gps term)

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_2647.jpg

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

lstude
11-10-2008, 11:49 AM
I like old bridges too. This is one that I drove over when I had my 63 Lark.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/63LarkinBridgewatercrop.jpg

Below is a bridge that I drive over when I am coming back from York.

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

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


Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

BobGlasscock
11-10-2008, 01:49 PM
quote:Originally posted by alanmende

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg43/alanmende/Onthebridge3.jpg


Alan Mende
Hummelstown, PA

I'm not a mechanic; I don't even play one on TV.



I see a cover shot!! I see a cover shot!!

'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

mbstude
11-10-2008, 07:49 PM
It may not be a cover shot yet, but it IS my desktop background picture! [8D]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/StudeDriveLogo_small.jpg

Steve T
11-10-2008, 08:07 PM
Yep, cover shot!! (Geez I want one of those 53-54 Bourke coupes...prettiest American car of the 50s.)

Thanks much for the old-bridge idea. Next year I'll try to find some of these for Lark photo shoots. There's at least one covered bridge not all that far from here...

Many thanks for sharing lovely Grace with the forum!

S.

JGK 940
11-11-2008, 12:08 AM
quote:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg43/alanmende/Onthebridge3.jpg

Alan, I can name you at least one professional photographer who would give <s>my</s> his eye teeth to have taken this picture. Composition; colors; a whole story in a single snap. That is beauty, and this is art.

I'd write, "Thank you for sharing," if it weren't such an ironic cliche. I'm afraid you'll just have to take the thought for the deed.

Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

(edited for spelling)

S2DSteve
11-11-2008, 12:34 AM
Always great to see a Studebaker, especially such a beautiful one, actually out on the road.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u57/S2DSteve/Family12-1-2.jpg
Steve Hudson
The Dalles, Oregon
1949 "GMOBaker" 1-T Dually (workhorse)
1953 Commander Convertible (show & go)
1953 Champion Starliner (custom/rod project)
1954 Champion Coupe (daily driver)
1960 Hawk (future project?)

alanmende
11-11-2008, 01:26 PM
Thank you, Keoni, for such a high compliment...and everyone else for their compliments, too.

Kindest regards,

Alan Mende
Hummelstown, PA

I'm not a mechanic; I don't even play one on TV.