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Lark Parker
06-04-2009, 07:41 PM
Chicken Hawk
Studezilla
Christine
Eleanor
43
General Lee

52-fan
06-04-2009, 07:54 PM
The Boss
Little Boss


http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

jimmijim8
06-04-2009, 08:13 PM
Fabulous Hudson Hornet, Doc Hudson, Lightning McQueen. Green Monster{Don Garlits dragster}

BobPalma
06-04-2009, 08:37 PM
:) Since Lark Parker started this, we'd better not forget his Possum Smasher! :DBP

Swifster
06-04-2009, 08:40 PM
Plain Brown Wrapper
Melrose Missle
The Silver Bullit

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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

1964 Studebaker Commander 170-1V, 3-speed w/OD (Cost to Date: $623.67)

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/01-01-05TheStartingPoint.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/07-17-07FrontClipRemoved.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/08-06-29.jpg

BobPalma
06-04-2009, 08:44 PM
:) The Old Reliable, Flintstone Flyer, Flintstone Flyer II, Lawman. :DBP

bams50
06-04-2009, 08:56 PM
??? Nobody's mentioned my favorite yet????[:0]

The Stude Tomato!

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131

bridgegaurd
06-04-2009, 08:56 PM
Golden Rod
The Fuzz
Shaker
Old Noisy
Speed Sport
Chi Town Hustler
Vendetta
New Breed
Green Mamba
Nanook
Tuff Enuff
The list is endless

bige
06-04-2009, 09:07 PM
Swamp Rat

PlainBrownR2
06-04-2009, 09:08 PM
Duo Cento
K.I.T.T
K.A.R.R
Defender
Herbie
Ecto-1
Wraith, Christine's sibling

[IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/DSC00017-1-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
[IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/DSC00017-4-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
[IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=right]
[IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201964%20Studebaker%20Commander%20R2/P1010168.jpg[/IMG=right]

Rick Courtier
06-04-2009, 09:13 PM
Old Yellow better known as Yellow POS comes to my mind! Have a few more but I rather see other peoples answers![:p]



Rick Courtier

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/microbrewery/screensmall.jpg
1956 Sky Hawk
1956 Transtar
1905 Farm Wagon

hotrodstude
06-04-2009, 09:17 PM
1. mouse trap
2. rat trap
3. ramchargers
4. hemi under glass
5. what do you call a cab over engine dodge truck? hemi under a**
6. hairy olds
7. F.O.R.D.(FLY OR RACE DAILY)
8. MONGOOSE
9. the snake
10. the beast of bangkok (my M-123a1c 10 ton tractor)
11. dyndo don

Lark Parker
06-04-2009, 09:46 PM
This is like herding cats.
FAMOUS NAME CARS !

The Batmobile is A famous car.
(Not counting the generations.)
The stovebolt 6 is a generic nickname and does not refer to a specific car.
The Possum Smasher is a specific car but it is not famous.

Don't make me stop this car.

Now, does anyone know the name of the Green Hornet's car?

LP

JBOYLE
06-04-2009, 10:17 PM
Melmoth (Humbert's car in Nabokov's Lolita)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Not the film...the aero-engined racing cars built by driver/designer Count Louis Zborowski in the early 1920s. BTW: he raced in the 23 Indy 500 in a Bugatti.
Wagon Queen Family Truckster (anyone with cable TV should know this...)

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
06-04-2009, 10:20 PM
quote:Originally posted by Lark Parker
Now, does anyone know the name of the Green Hornet's car?



The Black Beauty

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

billslark
06-04-2009, 10:20 PM
The Monkee Mobile

Bill

rockne10
06-04-2009, 10:23 PM
Green Monster
Spirit of America

JBOYLE
06-04-2009, 10:26 PM
The Flying Wombat...
The name of the Phantom Corsair in the David O. Selznick film The Young in Heart.
Both are great names for a car.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

Roscomacaw
06-04-2009, 10:47 PM
The Mormon Meteor!:D

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Roscomacaw
06-04-2009, 10:56 PM
What car had an 18.8 liter, 4cylinder engine - swung a 230lb flywheel and was the first man-made vehicle to exceed 100MPH???

Scroll down....




























Ford's #999 [:0]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

bridgegaurd
06-05-2009, 01:09 AM
Back Up Pickup
Little Red Wagon
Frieght Train
Jungle Jim
Hercules
Rambunctious
Eliminator I
Stardust
Gas Ronda
Pure Heaven
Pure Hell
Outlawed (aka 43jr.)
Rampage

clonelark
06-05-2009, 03:43 AM
Warning BIG PICTURE
#3
soon to be famous - Son of Chicken Hawk
The Golden Rod
The Glass Slipper
This one is just a number 668 (The first cover car in Hot Rod magazine Vol. 1 No.1) January 1948
http://i43.tinypic.com/3535bwo.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/5cmkz.jpg

Lark Parker
06-05-2009, 07:01 AM
quote:Originally posted by bridgegaurd

Back Up Pickup
Little Red Wagon
Frieght Train
Jungle Jim
Hercules
Rambunctious
Eliminator I
Stardust
Gas Ronda
Pure Heaven
Pure Hell
Outlawed (aka 43jr.)
Rampage


Jungle Jim was a car builder/driver. Colorful guy.
Unless there was a famous car also named that -- deduct 400 points.
Go sit in the penalty box three minutes.

LP

lvanw
06-05-2009, 07:19 AM
How about Plain Jane

John

8E45E
06-05-2009, 07:20 AM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

What car had an 18.8 liter, 4cylinder engine - swung a 230lb flywheel and was the first man-made vehicle to exceed 100MPH???
Ford's #999 [:0]


And do you remember the name of the driver and what year[?][?][?]:D


Craig

BobPalma
06-05-2009, 08:02 AM
quote:Originally posted by Lark Parker


quote:Originally posted by bridgegaurd

Back Up Pickup
Little Red Wagon
Frieght Train
Jungle Jim
Hercules
Rambunctious
Eliminator I
Stardust
Gas Ronda
Pure Heaven
Pure Hell
Outlawed (aka 43jr.)
Rampage


Jungle Jim was a car builder/driver. Colorful guy.
Unless there was a famous car also named that -- deduct 400 points.
Go sit in the penalty box three minutes.

LP



:) Gas Ronda was a person, too, eh, Lark? (If that buys me some unpenalty points, I'll sell them to someone who is in the Penalty Box.) :DBP

4961Studebaker
06-05-2009, 08:26 AM
Eleanor
orbitron (or any of Roths)
ChopStu ;)
General Lee
Kight Rider KIT
Ala Mode (or Barris's many)


ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5406-1.jpg
http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1927,158172-253197,00.html ChopStu Stew

tutone63
06-05-2009, 09:20 AM
I am glad someone remembered the "Knight Rider" cars!!

I have heard a lot of people refer to their cars as "Ol' Bessie" So I guess that would be a popular car name.

I had a 1970 Ford Galaxie named "The Tick"...not famous, but the car with the most fond memories back when I was in school.

Did the car in "The Road Warrior" have a name? If not, oh well, but a sweet car none the less!


I always thought F.O.R.D. meant "Fix Or Repair Daily..."[}:)];)

1-adam-12, Car 54

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/tutone63/63larkside-1.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/tutone63/n1005314212_30160111_518999.jpghttp://www.thelincolnforum.net/phpbb3/images/smilies/035.gif


1963 Lark, 259 V8, two-tone paint, Twin Traction. Now that the salt is off the roads, she is getting back into regular rotation!

bridgegaurd
06-05-2009, 09:53 AM
Jungle Jim was a car builder/driver. Colorful guy.
Unless there was a famous car also named that -- deduct 400 points.
Go sit in the penalty box three minutes.

LP

[/quote]True Jungle Jim Lieberman was both, but his car had Jungle Jim on the side of it. He was also a smart attention getter. Who can forget Jungle Jane in her halter tops and mini shorts and heels. Guiding his car back after a burn out. And her final act of bending over to give the high sign. Didn't ya just hate when he choose the spectator lane?

no harm no foul, points deduction erased due to the memory that just flashed through your mind.

bob40
06-05-2009, 10:01 AM
Color Me Gone
Chizzler
Bounty Hunter

Side note for points.Wasnt the Green Monster a Art Arfons jet car?

bridgegaurd
06-05-2009, 10:07 AM
[/quote] I firgure if the name is in gold leaf 6 inch letters on the car it be da name. I didna see any rules on the thread, so i negate yours and Larks decsion and add my rule. If the cars famous and named after a person it be real.

After all the dragster was named Don the Snake Prudhomme not The Snake. It was drivers nickname as was Mongoose. But it didn't make the car less famous.

Self awarded 800 points due to PC resistence.

Lark Parker
06-05-2009, 10:24 AM
quote:Originally posted by 8E45E


quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

What car had an 18.8 liter, 4cylinder engine - swung a 230lb flywheel and was the first man-made vehicle to exceed 100MPH???
Ford's #999 [:0]

And do you remember the name of the driver and what year[?][?][?]:D
Craig


1902: "The first racing car Barney Oldfield ever drove."
According to my 1953 Viking Press book, A Pictorial History of the Automobile.

It had a steering crank instead of a steering wheel. Looks kind of like a tiller mechanism would except it had two vertical handles.

LP

Lark Parker
06-05-2009, 10:34 AM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma


quote:Originally posted by Lark Parker


quote:Originally posted by bridgegaurd

Back Up Pickup
Little Red Wagon
Frieght Train
Jungle Jim
Hercules
Rambunctious
Eliminator I
Stardust
Gas Ronda
Pure Heaven
Pure Hell
Outlawed (aka 43jr.)
Rampage


Jungle Jim was a car builder/driver. Colorful guy.
Unless there was a famous car also named that -- deduct 400 points.
Go sit in the penalty box three minutes.

LP



:) Gas Ronda was a person, too, eh, Lark? (If that buys me some unpenalty points, I'll sell them to someone who is in the Penalty Box.) :DBP


We are taking back Phillip's 800 self-awarded points with the
following pertinent facts and explanation:

Bob, I have no idea of who/what "Gas Rhonda" was/is.
There was this one girl in high school.
I went on a double date and she was with my buddy, Digger.
We had burgers and she had chili.

Maybe that was her, I remember her because girls did not fart
in the 50's. I never have understood that. Perhaps it was because
the water wasn't flouridated?

LP

jclary
06-05-2009, 10:43 AM
Perhaps I missed it. I searched and didn't find it mentioned here, but in the talk I attended with the recently departed Frank Mundy recounting his Studebaker racing days, he said that he had named his '51 Studebaker. He explained that he was an orphan raised in Louisiana. He named the car "Blue Bayou" (pronounced "Blew By You") but I don't know how and didn't ask how he spelled it. I thought it was an excellent name for a race car.:):):)
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u346/jconln/FrankMundy.jpg


John Clary
Greer, SC
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u346/jconln/HPIM0372-2.jpg
I have only two limitations ...BRAINS & ENERGY
SDC member since 1975

Michidan
06-05-2009, 11:40 AM
The Tameless Tiger
Blue Max
Frankenstude
ZZtops Eliminator coupe

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/loraxdan66/signature3.jpg
www.studebakerhardtop.com

bridgegaurd
06-05-2009, 12:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by bob40

Color Me Gone
Chizzler
Bounty Hunter

Side note for points.Wasnt the Green Monster a Art Arfons jet car?
Anybody rembember the Arfon brothers White Cabover with the Allison in it. I think the Arfon families racing involement is unjustly ignored.

Yes it was Arts car, I can't remember who had the Green Mamba but i do remeber his legs were cut off below the knees. But that didn't stop him from running. Can't remember what Romeo Pallamedies cars were named, if they were. Do remember the early ones that were prone to blowing windows out of the timming stands because they kicked them in full bore at the lights.

bridgegaurd
06-05-2009, 12:41 PM
quote:Originally posted by Lark Parker
[


We are taking back Phillip's 800 self-awarded points with the
following pertinent facts and explanation:

Bob, I have no idea of who/what "Gas Rhonda" was/is.
There was this one girl in high school.
I went on a double date and she was with my buddy, Digger.
We had burgers and she had chili.

Maybe that was her, I remember her because girls did not fart
in the 50's. I never have understood that. Perhaps it was because
the water wasn't flouridated?

LP
[/quote]Due to your bravery in dating girls that fart i am enlighting you on the other Gas Rhonda. Perhaps his early car the Thnderbolt may mean he dated the same girl. I myself have often dated burpers, so for my efforts in information and dating habits i get my 800 back and an 200 add on sweetheart honesty.

http://www.autoimagery.com/8042.htm

Does anyone remember the cars ran out of Tassca Ford

4961Studebaker
06-05-2009, 12:44 PM
No one has said it yet

Herbie the Love Bug

ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5406-1.jpg
http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1927,158172-253197,00.html ChopStu Stew

Lark Parker
06-05-2009, 02:49 PM
[size=2]
quote:Originally posted by bridgegaurd


quote:Originally posted by Lark Parker
[


We are taking back Phillip's 800 self-awarded points with the
following pertinent facts and explanation:

Bob, I have no idea of who/what "Gas Rhonda" was/is.
There was this one girl in high school.
I went on a double date and she was with my buddy, Digger.
We had burgers and she had chili.

Maybe that was her, I remember her because girls did not fart
in the 50's. I never have understood that. Perhaps it was because
the water wasn't flouridated?

LP
Due to your bravery in dating girls that fart i am enlighting you on the other Gas Rhonda. Perhaps his early car the Thnderbolt may mean he dated the same girl. I myself have often dated burpers, so for my efforts in information and dating habits i get my 800 back and an 200 add on sweetheart honesty.

http://www.autoimagery.com/8042.htm

Does anyone remember the cars ran out of Tassca Ford
[/quote]
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I'm not buying the Jungle Jim monicker as being the name of the car. That was strictly self promotion of the driver. The same as if a car had JUNIOR'S GARAGE and PLUMBING painted on the door -- Junior's Garage and Plumbing would not be the name of the car but would be a promotion of the owner's interests.

Looking at the Jungle Jim website there were Vegas, Monzas, Chevys, Novas all with "Jungle Jim" on the door.
By comparison, look at the stude.com website covering the 48 year history of the Chicken Hawk you will see only one car used for that period and Ted's next car will not have the same name.
I am deducting 2428 points for trying to pull a fast one on the naive, trusting SDC forum readers.
But, you can have back 6 points for the very relevant Thunderbolt remark.

bridgegaurd
06-05-2009, 03:21 PM
quote:Originally posted by Lark Parker

[size=2]
quote:Originally posted by bridgegaurd


quote:Originally posted by Lark Parker
[


We are taking back Phillip's 800 self-awarded points with the
following pertinent facts and explanation:

Bob, I have no idea of who/what "Gas Rhonda" was/is.
There was this one girl in high school.
I went on a double date and she was with my buddy, Digger.
We had burgers and she had chili.

Maybe that was her, I remember her because girls did not fart
in the 50's. I never have understood that. Perhaps it was because
the water wasn't flouridated?

LP
Due to your bravery in dating girls that fart i am enlighting you on the other Gas Rhonda. Perhaps his early car the Thnderbolt may mean he dated the same girl. I myself have often dated burpers, so for my efforts in information and dating habits i get my 800 back and an 200 add on sweetheart honesty.

http://www.autoimagery.com/8042.htm

Does anyone remember the cars ran out of Tassca Ford

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I am deducting 2428 points for trying to pull a fast one on the naive, trusting SDC forum readers.
But, you can have back 6 points for the very relevant Thunderbolt remark.
[/quote]wow thats harsh, only six points left, i thought the jungle jane flashback would save me. Obviously you missed that show. Sorry Jungles fans no slack here but read the following before you give up .
On a technical note if you read the lettering it says Revells Jungle Jim hence the cars name is in fact Jungle Jim! Lieberman was not always the driver. So im locking in 4,000 points for misjudging and 200 for tryiny to gain support from the CASO's

What can i get for Bob Perry's wheel standing tank? Hell On Wheels or his Fugitive vette. Not sure he named the 55wagon it crashed out early.

points or no points these car names bring back al ot of memories (from magazines of course since i'm not old enough to have been in the day)

bridgegaurd
06-05-2009, 03:38 PM
Was trying to find pictures of Roy Trevinos Rare Bear El Camino wheel stander when i came across this list of wheel standers. I always admired thier skill to drive these beast at speed.

http://www.geocities.com/wheelstanding/wheelstander_car.txt

JRoberts
06-05-2009, 03:43 PM
The Flintsone Flyer

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

Pat Dilling
06-05-2009, 05:02 PM
Grumpy's Toy (numerous Bill Jenkins' drag cars)

Previously mentioned and corrected, Don Garlit's dragsters were the Swamp Rat in numerous interations. Referred to his Florida heritage.

Pat

Pat Dilling
Olivehurst, CA
Custom '53 Starlight aka Stu Cool
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n194/stucool53/StuCoolsmallerSigpic.jpg
LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/journal.php?action=view&journalid=33611

bob40
06-05-2009, 05:08 PM
Liberman...Jungle Jim Liberman

DEEPNHOCK
06-05-2009, 05:29 PM
OOOoooooohhhh...
Jungle Pam....[:p]



quote:Originally posted by bob40

Liberman...Jungle Jim Liberman

bob40
06-05-2009, 05:43 PM
http://www.junglepam.com/photos.html

shifter4
06-05-2009, 06:01 PM
The other yellow car......

Old Yeller http://www.tamsoldracecarsite.net/MaxBalchowsky4.html
http://www.tamsoldracecarsite.net/MaxBalchowsky1.html

SteveH
06-05-2009, 06:40 PM
Speed Buggy!

Its not the years in your life that matters, its the life in your years.

bridgegaurd
06-05-2009, 10:00 PM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

OOOoooooohhhh...
Jungle Pam....[:p]



quote:Originally posted by bob40

Liberman...Jungle Jim Liberman


Liberman...Jungle Jim Liberman
[/quote]Okay, i never said i could spell, but close is good enough, but i should have got the Jungle Pam thing right. I'll knock of 10 points. The rest stay for stirring your uh memories.

mausersmth
06-05-2009, 11:30 PM
In the 1933 movie 'International House' W. C. Fields drove an American Austin Bantam named 'Spirit of South Brooklyn'!

Might not be as famous as the others, but I couldn't resist!

A. Charles Eck, Jr.
Essex, MD

Studebakers were made to drive! (Besides, they don't get lost as easy in the Wal-Mart parking lot!)

'64 Cruiser 'Louise'
'57 Commander 4 door sedan 'Bluebird'
'66 Ford F-250
'66 Ford F-100
'53 John Deere 50
'41 John Deere H All-Fuel
'41 John Deere B All-Fuel

Son O Lark
06-06-2009, 01:37 PM
:DFrom The Roy Roger's TV Show--His side-kick had a Jeep named OL BETSY !!

R2Andrea
06-06-2009, 06:49 PM
BP I'm in shock! Where's is "The Whistler"? And the Due Cento? Avanti 9? (ok it wasn't really a name) And Studependous?
Gas Rhonda wasn't the name of the cars, it was the name of the driver Gaspar Rhonda.
Miss STP, driven by Pauls Murphy and The Blue Flame, driven by Gary Gabelich, Both were LSR cars. The Screaming Yellow Zonker, driven by Craig Breedlove (most famous for the Spirit Of America(s). It was a rocket powered drag car. The BlueBird(s), driven by Sir Malcolm Campbell (LSR cars).

R2Andy

R2Andrea
06-06-2009, 06:53 PM
The Hurst Hairy Olds.
The Hurst Hemi Under Glass.
The Grocery Getter.
The Show Boat. Tommy Ivo's 4wd,4 Buick engined drag car.
The WagonMaster.Same chassis as the Show Boat, different body work.
R2Andy

Roy Rogers sidekick's name was Pat Brady.

fastfritz
06-06-2009, 07:12 PM
Grumpy's Toy
Grumpy's Toy II
Grumpy's Toy III
Grumpy's Toy IV
Grumpy's Toy V
etc.
etc.
etc.

The Odd Couple (front engined dragster with a small block Chevy mated to a Dodge Hemi)

Hemi Honker



Frank Remlinger
SDC# A004602R
http://automotivemachine.net/smleftsdcaps.jpg

PlainBrownR2
06-06-2009, 08:12 PM
Geez, my post must not have appeared because I listed Herbie and Due Cento in the post. [:o)]

While I'm here I'm also going to add The Mystery Machine(yeah I know, cartoon, lol)

[IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/DSC00017-1-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
[IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/DSC00017-4-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
[IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=right]
[IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201964%20Studebaker%20Commander%20R2/P1010168.jpg[/IMG=right]

BobPalma
06-06-2009, 08:47 PM
quote:Originally posted by R2Andy

BP I'm in shock! Where's is "The Whistler"? And the Due Cento? R2Andy


:) Good ones, Andy.

Now, let's quiz the SDC Forum:

OK, guys, what was/is The Whistler ?

What was/is Duo Cento ?

:DBP

hotrodstude
06-07-2009, 12:20 PM
F.O.R.D.(fly or race daily)
american flier
the machine
last 2 amc.

jimmijim8
06-07-2009, 02:35 PM
Nellie Bell. the jeep from the Roy Rogers show. jimmijim

R2Andrea
06-07-2009, 07:35 PM
No answers to BPs quiz? here's a few more that came to mind-
Mr. 5 and 50.
the Kingfish
the Virginian
Stardust (Don Schumacher)
the Wynnsliner,the Wynnscharger, and the Swamp Rats (1 to 376...lol) all Don Garlits
Rambunctious (Gene Snow)
the Hawaiian (Roland Leong)


R2Andy

Retired
06-07-2009, 07:59 PM
Pope-mobile

Richard

8E45E
06-07-2009, 08:02 PM
quote:Originally posted by R2Andy

No answers to BPs quiz?


The Whistler I believe is the Blue Mist '63 2 door that's still 'out there'. (Start looking, Andy!!:D)

The Due Cento is the Avanti with a twin supercharged R3 engine, or 'R5' as it got called later.

Craig

8E45E
06-07-2009, 08:15 PM
Many concept cars and prototypes got named by their designer or who commissioned it in which it remained as a one-time-used name only, and never got produced; nor did the name get used in later years on a production vehicle. GM for example had the Mako Shark, for one; Virgil Exner had several concept cars under Chysler, (XNR, Plainsman, etc.), not to mention, the famous Italian one-offs. Dick Teague called his 1957 Packard prototype 'Black Bess'.

Craig

BobPalma
06-07-2009, 09:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by 8E45E


quote:Originally posted by R2Andy

No answers to BPs quiz?


The Whistler I believe is the Blue Mist '63 2 door that's still 'out there'. (Start looking, Andy!!:D)

The Due Cento is the Avanti with a twin supercharged R3 engine, or 'R5' as it got called later.

Craig


:) Right-O, Craig.

Now, for extra credit, can anyone name the Studebaker dealership and location (city, state, or province) that sponsored The Whistler?

(Nelson Bove is prohibited from participating.;)) :DBP

R2Andrea
06-07-2009, 09:51 PM
Come on Craig, try for the Daily Double? And yes, I have been. For a long time. Obviously without success.


R2Andy

BobPalma
06-07-2009, 10:05 PM
:) For the bonus round, here, I will mail to the first person posting the correct dealer name and location for The Whistler, a copy of the large, glossy photograph of the car on the local strip.

It's a professionally-taken photo that The Whistler's dealership mailed me in December 1963 when I wrote them a "fan letter" about the car at age 17. (True.) :DBP

R2Andrea
06-08-2009, 12:36 AM
Sitting on my hands out of a sense of fair play. Argggg!

R2Andy

8E45E
06-08-2009, 02:12 AM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

Now, for extra credit, can anyone name the Studebaker dealership and location (city, state, or province) that sponsored The Whistler?


Ray Tanner Motors, Phoenix AZ. (?)

Craig

BobPalma
06-08-2009, 08:34 AM
quote:Originally posted by 8E45E


quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

Now, for extra credit, can anyone name the Studebaker dealership and location (city, state, or province) that sponsored The Whistler?


Ray Tanner Motors, Phoenix AZ. (?)

Craig


:) BINGO again, Craig. Copy of the photo (and cover letter from Ray Tanner!) on the way to you. (Thanks for abstaining, Andy!;)) :DBP

R2Andrea
06-08-2009, 02:18 PM
No problem, Bob. I know you specifically barred Nels, But I had an unfair advantage as well. LOL.

R2Andy

OK Craig you get the pic. Where's my $5.00?

nels
06-08-2009, 02:43 PM
How about the Crockagator.

8E45E
06-09-2009, 06:55 AM
quote:Originally posted by R2Andy

OK Craig you get the pic. Where's my $5.00?


Canadian or American?:D

Craig

Andy R.
06-09-2009, 12:04 PM
More Road Racing:

Briggs Cunningham's "BuMerc" and "Le Monstre"
Miles Collier's "Ardent Alligator"
Roger Penske's "Zerex Special" (reworked Cooper F1)
Ken Miles' "Flying Shingle" (MG Special)
Duffy Livingston's "The Eliminator"
Jim Hall's "Chapparal" (2E - the first with the rear wing)

Andy
62 GT

http://a6.vox.com/6a00cdf7ec2443094f0109d0f5b14e000f-500pi

tutone63
06-11-2009, 09:14 AM
I always thought the whistler was an old radio show...;)

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/tutone63/63larkside-1.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/tutone63/n1005314212_30160111_518999.jpghttp://www.thelincolnforum.net/phpbb3/images/smilies/035.gif


1963 Lark, 259 V8, two-tone paint, Twin Traction. Now that the salt is off the roads, she is getting back into regular rotation!

bridgegaurd
06-11-2009, 09:34 AM
quote:Originally posted by tutone63

I always thought the whistler was an old radio show...;)

Me two didn't come on right after gravedigger

Lark Parker
05-30-2013, 02:18 PM
Bump:
I was looking at old threads for more on the Whistler and came across this.
One of my favorite cars received no mention.

"THE PLAIN BROWN WRAPPER"
Sorry about that omission, George.

Swifster
05-30-2013, 02:51 PM
I put PBW in there...

Commander Eddie
05-30-2013, 04:13 PM
Did this start out as just famous Studebaker names?
Don't forget "The Deceptive Lark" from Southern California - 1960s.

DEEPNHOCK
05-30-2013, 04:24 PM
"The Green Monster" was Art (and Walt) Arfons

"Big Daddy" Don Garlits was the "Swamp Rat" series...


Fabulous Hudson Hornet, Doc Hudson, Lightning McQueen. Green Monster{Don Garlits dragster}

DEEPNHOCK
05-30-2013, 04:27 PM
(I like your style, Phil!)
Jeffhttp://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/icons/icon6.png


Back Up Pickup
Little Red Wagon
Frieght Train
Jungle Jim
Hercules
Rambunctious
Eliminator I
Stardust
Gas Ronda
Pure Heaven
Pure Hell
Outlawed (aka 43jr.)
Rampage

DEEPNHOCK
05-30-2013, 04:31 PM
That was Jungle 'Pam' Hardy....
http://onfinite.com/libraries/597459/e86.jpg



Jungle Jim was a car builder/driver. Colorful guy.
Unless there was a famous car also named that -- deduct 400 points.
Go sit in the penalty box three minutes.

LP

True Jungle Jim Lieberman was both, but his car had Jungle Jim on the side of it. He was also a smart attention getter. Who can forget Jungle Jane in her halter tops and mini shorts and heels. Guiding his car back after a burn out. And her final act of bending over to give the high sign. Didn't ya just hate when he choose the spectator lane?

no harm no foul, points deduction erased due to the memory that just flashed through your mind.[/QUOTE]

Andy R.
05-30-2013, 04:37 PM
A couple vintage Roadracing Specials:

Miles Collier's "Ardent Alligator" Riley Spl.
Ken Miles' "Flying Shingle" MG Spl.
Briggs Cunningham's "BuMerc" Buick/Mercedes Spl.
Duffy Livingston's "Eliminator"

M15 Trucker
05-30-2013, 05:01 PM
:DFrom The Roy Roger's TV Show--His side-kick had a Jeep named OL BETSY !!


I think that jeep driven by Pat Brady was called "Nellybelle"


24167

Lark Parker
05-30-2013, 05:30 PM
I put PBW in there...

You are correct. I went through the thread twice and managed to miss the PBW both times.
On the plus side I got to use the large brown letters in a different font.

StudeRich
05-30-2013, 05:40 PM
A couple of actual Studebaker West Coast famous Drag Racers were the Lethal Lark owned by SDC Member Dick and or his Bro Bergener, and the Studependous Lark, both '60 2 Door Sedan Larks with WAY beyond R2 power.

DEEPNHOCK
05-30-2013, 05:51 PM
I have some old Car Craft magazine article pic's of Studependous...
That car had quite an influence on me back in the early seventies...



A couple of actual Studebaker West Coast famous Drag Racers were the Lethal Lark owned by SDC Member Dick and or his Bro Bergener, and the Studependous Lark, both '60 2 Door Sedan Larks with WAY beyond R2 power.

RadioRoy
05-30-2013, 06:19 PM
Who could forget the "Thunderbolt Grease Slapper" which belonged to Tom Slick on the George of the Jungle show?

Blue 15G
05-31-2013, 08:57 AM
Not famous at all, but when we were in high school in the early 70s my buddy's first car was a '61 full size Ford 4 door, 292 V-8 with automatic, with a stuck distributor, that ran poorly and got about 9 mpg at best. He repainted it with rattle can paint from the discount department store. He named the car "The Toilet".

Dave Bonn
'54 Champion Starliner

Corley
05-31-2013, 10:35 AM
Had a beat up old Ford pickup that I called "Old Ugly". Sold it to my bro in law, he painted it and called it "Big Red".

SilverHawkDan
06-02-2013, 11:59 PM
Picture of the "Deceptive Lark" taken at Lions Drag Strip where it raced in the Gasser classes. Stude powered which blew peoples minds.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/SuperLark_edited.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/SuperLark_edited.jpg.html)
A page from my photo albums of cars I owned back when.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/TuesdayJanuary0920072.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/TuesdayJanuary0920072.jpg.html)
Set the track record a few times. Traded the record back and forth with a guy with an Olds F85.
Dan

clonelark
06-03-2013, 12:50 AM
for us old guys
999
777
Challenger M/T's 4 engine Pontiac Streamliner
The Glass Slipper
The Sidewinder

Commander Eddie
06-03-2013, 01:37 PM
Picture of the "Deceptive Lark" taken at Lions Drag Strip where it raced in the Gasser classes. Stude powered which blew peoples minds.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/SuperLark_edited.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/SuperLark_edited.jpg.html)
A page from my photo albums of cars I owned back when.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/TuesdayJanuary0920072.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/TuesdayJanuary0920072.jpg.html)
Set the track record a few times. Traded the record back and forth with a guy with an Olds F85.
Dan

Dan, thanks for posting these great photos. I thought I had at least one photo of the Deceptive Lark in my archives but could not find it.
The first photo at the top appeared in another with Studebaker photos from everyday street photos. I can't recall the name of the post. :!:

Commander Eddie
06-03-2013, 01:39 PM
"Studes in Roadside Americana Photos" I think.

JRoberts
06-03-2013, 02:11 PM
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRWTZz-SMvGy96YhkAK2FMGuSMowMFMFb838_94ZenseJSsz-Ny
Shown here at Bonneville, the "Blast From the Past" also ran with the ECTA at Maxton in the early 2000's I believe it came out of Oklahoma.