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barnlark
07-26-2009, 03:35 AM
Yesterday was my youngest's big day to finally be a legal driver (with licensed supervision) until she reaches full legal driving age. As a surprise, I also purchased her own SDC membership along with my annual renewal. [8D]
It's rather long, but if you're interested here's her very first driving trip:

Edit: video removed.

BobPalma
07-26-2009, 06:12 AM
:) That's really cute, Dave. Thanks. She looks ready for you to put her in an R2/4-speed Super Lark just any day now!;) :DBP

2R5
07-26-2009, 07:59 AM
Dave , you even had me nervous there a couple of times ! ;)
Your in trouble now .....that car will be missing all the time [8D]


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barnlark
07-26-2009, 08:24 AM
You're right, both Bobs! She needs her own. I taught my oldest to drive in a 4 speed. I just figured the memory of the first drive had to be in a Studebaker...in between rain storms yesterday. She's helped me with a lot of things on this car, so it was a special day. [8D]

rusty nut garage
07-26-2009, 09:29 AM
Man I'm smiling all over that was great.
You done good Dad!!

quote:Originally posted by barnlark

You're right, both Bobs! She needs her own. I taught my oldest to drive in a 4 speed. I just figured the memory of the first drive had to be in a Studebaker...in between rain storms yesterday. She's helped me with a lot of things on this car, so it was a special day. [8D]


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57 SH (project)
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4961Studebaker
07-26-2009, 09:46 AM
[:0] My analysis,

Brings whole new meaning to back seat driving :D:D:D[8D]
You are a great dad for letting said daughter take out the pride and joy.

[}:)] its obvious she's going to have an appreciation for v-8 power[}:)] as well as a desire for power steering. :D[:o)]

[B)] The delema of keeping two hands on the wheel, or waving in order to difuse dirty looks from other drivers. [}:)] I vote for 2 hands on the wheel. ;) its not everyday you see a camera man in the back of a convertible, probably the reason for the dirty looks.[:0]:(

Not that the lark will be her everyday means of transportation, the experience of manual steering and drum brakes should bring an appreciation of modern cars as well as a respect for the old technology. Both, I feel make a better driver.

A lasting impression for a first drive. I give it 2 thumbs up
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[:0]Now where's those classifieds and ebay listings, you may have some shopping to do Dave! :D [:o)][:o)]

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candbstudebakers
07-26-2009, 09:56 AM
Dave she is so cute some one is going to sweep her up and put her in an Avanti, also when you have the engine out time for power steering, , nice looking place you have there better than LA area...Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

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barnlark
07-26-2009, 10:17 AM
No dirty looks when we went by the pavilion, they were waves of excitement to which my daughter was dangerously responding. My neighbor (yet another Bob) was having his retirement party. He has a '48 Olds and his son spends all day finding classic car parts as his full time job. They love my car, but no one has ever driven it other than me, so they were getting a kick out of it. That's the same pavilion roadway that was full of Studes the last weekend of June for my meet.

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I installed power steering on my first convertible and I personally like my manual steering better. She doesn't though!

Skinnys Garage
07-26-2009, 10:59 AM
Your daughter deserves congrats for handling a car without p/s, all while being filmed from a nervous coach![:0] She really got the hang of it quickly and did great. Your commentary was as calm as could be expected with your "baby" driving your "baby". I must admit though, I was waiting for a "LOOK OUT! There's a leaf falling out of a tree!";) Brings back good memories of driving my Lark for the first time with a fresh license in my pocket.:D Thank your daughter for allowing you to post the video (she does know, right?)[?]

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Skinny
Watertown, SD

Bellingham Studenut
07-26-2009, 11:51 AM
What memories are made of!
She will always remember her 1st drive and will never forget what car she drove.
Good job!

James

The Bell Collection
Bellingham, WA.

Andy R.
07-26-2009, 12:06 PM
Great video, Dave. No doubt she'll remember her first drive for the rest of her life.
Plus, she'll have this video to show her own kids that teens can be careful and courteous. It's easy to see that you were both proud that day!

Now, to delay her eventual discovery that the steering effort decreases as the speed increases.[:0];)

Andy
62 GT

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Anne F. Goodman
07-26-2009, 01:26 PM
That was a great Video. Thank you for sharing the Studebaker Smile. Congratulations to your daughter its a great fun time getting your license.

Mabel 1949 Champion
Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
Gus 1958 Transtar
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Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
Daisy 1954 Commander Regal Coupe
Fresno,Ca
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52-fan
07-26-2009, 01:46 PM
I had to show the video to my youngest daughter. Susan has also just gotten her temporary license. We both could relate to what was happening.
Unfortunately, Susan can't say that her first drive with her temporary was in a Studebaker. Maybe I can teach her how to drive a standard transmission car by using a Studebaker like I did with her mom.

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"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

Thomas63R2
07-26-2009, 03:17 PM
That is so cool! On the manual steering just tell her to ease up on her grip when straightening out after making the turn - that the steering wheel will want to return to center by itself instead of her trying to turn the steering wheel back to center.

My older brother took me down to the DMV when I got my permit. To celebrate I lifted the hood on my mom's station wagon and flipped the air cleaner lid over - so the engine would make that great chuwaaaaaa sound when I floored it. My brother suggested that it was probably a bad idea to be speeding on my first day of driving (spoil sport!) The next afternoon my mom was complaining about her car "sounding funny" - so I quickly volunteered to check it out. I told her an adjustment was off, but that it was an easy fix :)

Thomas

Long time hot rodder
Packrat junk collector
'63 Avanti R2 4 speed

barnlark
07-26-2009, 04:13 PM
Originally posted by Thomas63R2

That is so cool! On the manual steering just tell her to ease up on her grip when straightening out after making the turn - that the steering wheel will want to return to center by itself instead of her trying to turn the steering wheel back to center.

Don't think that discussion hasn't happened several times about the grip and release turn. It'll sink in eventually. Lots of hours yet to log. :D

Bill Pressler
07-26-2009, 06:19 PM
Dave, great footage, and she's obviously a good sport to 'allow' you to film it all!

I've taken my older daughter Kelsey (15) driving in church and school parking lots the last couple weeks, for the first time. She wants nothing to do with trying driving in a Studebaker, unfortunately! She is preferring our van so far, despite its large size. The 5-speed in our Cobalt has frustrated her in driving attempts so far, although I've told her that no one learns a stick shift in fifteen minutes!

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1
'64 Daytona Hardtop

studebakerkid
07-26-2009, 06:31 PM
I taught my niece and nephew both to drive in my 64. I started them both off on mountain roads where twenty mph is fast so they learned quickly how to clutch and shift to second at least. Good thing about mountain roads is no traffic and you can usually just kill the engine if you have to in the middle of the road.

If you car is ugly then it better be fast.....

65 2dr sedan
64 2dr sedan (Pinkie)
61 V8 Tcab
61 Tcab 20R powered
55 Commander Wagon
54 Champion Wagon
46 Gibson Model A
50 JD MC

bams50
07-26-2009, 10:29 PM
Finally got to watch that sweet video. One of life's best moments, and you got it on film[^] I love cars, love driving, and love kids, so I've had much enjoyment teaching kids to drive, or drive a stick; I'm the family car-driving instructor;) I taught both my brother's wife and Linda's sister how to drive a stickshift after both had decided they'd NEVER be able learn. Now I'm teaching their kids[^] Ironically, the one I'm having the hard time with making progress is my own (otherwise brilliant) son[B)]

Thanks for sharing that. You must be very proud of an obviously great kid![^]

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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barnlark
07-26-2009, 10:49 PM
Both of my daughters have exceeding my expectations, in spite of me. :D [^] I'm very proud of both. Poor girls do know their cars. They have humbly embarrassed boys with their car knowledge.

candbstudebakers
07-27-2009, 10:02 AM
In Cedar Rapids mu daughter DEE DEE had the chance to drive Ian Mackellars white R-2 Avanti twice and she really like the car when she was done, now I guess she will be bugging me now and then to drive the 67 Avanti or the 64 super hawk, her husband has a 62 champ with a 400 hp Chevy engine and Auto but she doesn't want any part of that, if he ever gets off his butt and finishes his 62 GT she would like that one..
Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

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barnlark
07-27-2009, 07:10 PM
This passage of time reminded me of the shots I have along the way of her behind the wheel, wishing to drive. The first one is in front of my other finished '60 convertible, then in front of a local member's car. She still holds a sweet spot for bullet nose convertibles..[8D]

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BobGlasscock
07-27-2009, 08:06 PM
Dave, definitely a fun video. Who doesn't remember how to learn to drive in a Studebaker? Oh, yeah, those people who bought one AFTER they knew how to drive. Silly me.

Just a hint for your daughter from an old fogey. When driving a non-power steering car, always wrap your thumbs around the wheel instead of extending them straight out and pressing on the wheel. One good bump on only one tire and that wheel can take a hard turn, really hurting an extended thumb.

Now, back to remembering learning to drive in my Champion..............

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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Lenny R2
07-27-2009, 10:25 PM
Thanks for sharring Dave,it looks like she will be a good driver.


Lenny
Atlanta Ga.

raprice
07-28-2009, 03:14 PM
Thanks for the ride. Your daughter seems to be a good and cautious driver. I guess you'll just have to find one for her. The biggest mistake you made was having her drive a convertible. That's what she'll want now. Come to think of it, I'd like one too.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY

JWW
07-28-2009, 04:05 PM
Hey Dave,

Really enjoyed your video. It brought back a lot of memories. Just a couple of observations from an old retired HS Driver's Ed teacher who taught kids to drive for twenty some years. First, please ask your daughter to NOT wear flip flops when she drives (especially when she goes for her driver's test.) A closed toe shoe is much safer, and will make a better impression on her driving examiner. [^]

Making turns will get better with practice.

Now a word to Dad...it seems that the licensed driver was missing from the front seat.:( I know, I know -- picky. You were driving in your neighborhood at a relatively slow speed. BUT, I don't think that there is an exception for that in the Ohio Motor Vehicle Code. You would not have been much help from the back seat in the event of an emergency. Didn't happen, but she was interacting with other moving and parked cars. One of those cars could have pulled out in front of her, made a turn too wide, or a door could have been opened on a parked car, or a pedestrian stepped between.... you get the picture. Don't risk conflict with law enforcement at this stage of the game. (And it is on You Tube for all the world to see.)

Note to Bill Pressler re your above post: Same thing. Church parking lots and school driveways are public thorofares and not a good idea for unlicensed drivers. This also raises insurance issues. The closer it gets to one's birthday, the harder it is to wait. Lots of folks do it, but if something happens...?

I first "drove" sitting on my dad's lap in a '49 Hudson, but that was in our driveway. My dad would stop at the end of the driveway, and I would crawl up on his lap and steer for the 150 feet or so to the house. Also my grandparents lived in the country and I later drove on their property before I was 16. I passed the PA driver's test just over two weeks after my birthday in my HS's driver ed car ('56 DeSoto 4 dr hardtop.) The examiner commented that he thought I had started "practicing" a little early.

I do recall once being in FL with my parents and younger brother before I was 16. We left my Uncle's house sometime after midnight, and my Dad handed me the keys to drive us back to my grandparents' house. ('55 Commander 4 dr, stick) This was a distance of about 2 miles or so, within a development, but did not involve crossing any major intersections. So yes I'm guilty too.[:I]

Guys, I wish both your daughters many, many years of safe driving, and I hope some of those miles are behind the wheel of a Stude.:D
JWW

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showbizkid
07-28-2009, 05:26 PM
Great video Dave! I'm not sure how my heart will hold up when it's my son's turn at the wheel!

...brought back memories of my first try at "armstrong" steering, though!


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
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Swifster
07-28-2009, 05:52 PM
"HIT THE BRAKE! HIT THE BRAKE!"

Great video. Reminds me of my sister learning to drive :D. It also reminded me of driving my dad's '80 Chevy Citation. I think it was the only V6 made without power steering :(.

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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)

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14x7
07-28-2009, 06:41 PM
I'm glad someone spoke up about the open toe sandels. No-No

barnlark
07-28-2009, 08:30 PM
I noticed those too after I saw the video. Oh well. We haven't been exactly legal learning yet, but we live in the country and while it wasn't correct, we promise to do better. By the way, this was just meant to be a fun first temp license moment, and it was, not a how-to driving lesson. I always sit in the front seat, even though not all our cars allow access to the brakes from that position, either.
I checked the laws about footwear and there aren't any laws against driving barefoot in almost all states, let alone sandals. If high heels or anything on one's foot causes an accident, then maybe you'd get a ticket, but not just because people frown on them. Is it better to have sneakers on? Yes, maybe. Wet sneakers are just as dangerous.
Thanks for the critiques, though. I've only posted one video and learned a lesson.

bams50
07-28-2009, 10:35 PM
Never mind the details, Dave. I really enjoyed that video because it brings back memories of my first legal drives. Of course, I had a lot of experience by the time I got my permit. I used to go to the local tavern and hang with Dad for hours because I knew if he got a load on he'd let me drive the 4 miles home- not on his lap or next to him just steering, but right in the driver's seat in full control! I vividly remember that feeling, 11 or 12 years old, barely able to see over the dashboard of that big blue Lincoln, and feeling like the King of the World[^] That's why I love teaching kids, and I'm pretty darn good at it too:D

Of course, that memory is what also kept me from caring about footwear, or Dad's seating position;)

Just heard that Springsteen lyric in my head:

Sit on his lap
In that big old Buick
Steer as we drove through town...


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

barnlark
07-28-2009, 10:38 PM
I know, like kids sitting on a lap is legal. You'd end up on Nancy Grace for that! [B)]:D

showbizkid
07-29-2009, 02:14 AM
I think we've all become a nation of fussbudgets and insurance-cowed scaredy-cats. Everyone I know grew up in big all-steel cars with no dash pads or seat belts, and we all made it through alive. Let's not let the little nit-picky things and the no-no nannies steal the joy out of life, shall we?


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
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www.studebakersandiego.com

Bill Pressler
07-29-2009, 06:56 AM
JWW, all good points! I feel sort-of embarrassed now...like I would be if my own HS driver's ed teacher were weighing in here!

Again, all good points though!

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1
'64 Daytona Hardtop

BobPalma
07-29-2009, 08:51 AM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Never mind the details, Dave. I really enjoyed that video because it brings back memories of my first legal drives. Of course, I had a lot of experience by the time I got my permit. I used to go to the local tavern and hang with Dad for hours because I knew if he got a load on he'd let me drive the 4 miles home- not on his lap or next to him just steering, but right in the driver's seat in full control! I vividly remember that feeling, 11 or 12 years old, barely able to see over the dashboard of that big blue Lincoln, and feeling like the King of the World[^] That's why I love teaching kids, and I'm pretty darn good at it too:D

Just heard that Springsteen lyric in my head:

Sit on his lap
In that big old Buick
Steer as we drove through town...


Robert (Bob) Andrews

:) Or how about Alan Jackson's song, simply entitled "Drive"? A great song with a simple but important message.

In fact, Dave, if you redo the video, put Drive on a portable CD player and have it playing it the background! :DBP

Swifster
07-29-2009, 09:05 AM
Dave, take her out on the interstate with Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55!".

[}:)]:D[:o)]

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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)

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JWW
07-29-2009, 11:21 PM
Bill,

It was not my intent to embarass you or Dave. I merely wanted to point out that there are risks associated with driving before receiving one's Learner's Permit or what ever it is called in Ohio. I've personally done some things that I look back on and ask myself "What was I thinking?"

When I bought my convertible in 1980, it had been sitting in a barn for about seven years. The man who owned it and his son-in-law brought it to his house on a Saturday morning. They had poured 5 gallons of gasoline in it, pumped up the tires, and drove it a short distance. Because I got there very early they had just begun to wash it. It was black as coal, the interior was covered with mold, the rear window was opaque, it had the usual front fender rust, the exhaust system was intact but the muffler was kinda loud, and the gas tank was leaking a steady drip, drip, drip.

Despite all that, the next day I slapped a license plate (from my daily driver) on it, and drove it home from the other side of Pittsburgh, probably about 40 miles. I drove into the city, across the bridge, through the tunnels, and out the Parkway towards the airport with my Dad following behind me. As we exited from the Parkway onto Rt. 22/30, there was a State Police car coming up the ramp just ahead of me about to merge into my lane. There was nowhere for me to hide, so I kept on driving. He gave me a long look but continued in his lane which took him onto another exit ramp to access the road leading to the barracks. Thought I was done for.

Looking back today that was a really dumb thing to do. (Of course I was younger and stupider back then.) The car had sat for all that time. I had no idea about the condition of the brakes, radiator, belts, hoses, etc., etc. But it got me home never missing a beat.

Like they say, "Don't try this at home." :(
JWW

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John and Tracy Smith
07-30-2009, 11:55 PM
Dave, great video! She did a lot better than John did on his first drive...he ran the car into his parents's house! (P.S. He was wearing tennis shoes.:)) Thanks for sharing! We really enjoyed it!

John and Tracy Smith
Queen Creek Arizona
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Swifster
07-31-2009, 07:46 AM
quote:Originally posted by JWW


Bill,

It was not my intent to embarass you or Dave. I merely wanted to point out that there are risks associated with driving before receiving one's Learner's Permit or what ever it is called in Ohio. I've personally done some things that I look back on and ask myself "What was I thinking?"

When I bought my convertible in 1980, it had been sitting in a barn for about seven years. The man who owned it and his son-in-law brought it to his house on a Saturday morning. They had poured 5 gallons of gasoline in it, pumped up the tires, and drove it a short distance. Because I got there very early they had just begun to wash it. It was black as coal, the interior was covered with mold, the rear window was opaque, it had the usual front fender rust, the exhaust system was intact but the muffler was kinda loud, and the gas tank was leaking a steady drip, drip, drip.

Despite all that, the next day I slapped a license plate (from my daily driver) on it, and drove it home from the other side of Pittsburgh, probably about 40 miles. I drove into the city, across the bridge, through the tunnels, and out the Parkway towards the airport with my Dad following behind me. As we exited from the Parkway onto Rt. 22/30, there was a State Police car coming up the ramp just ahead of me about to merge into my lane. There was nowhere for me to hide, so I kept on driving. He gave me a long look but continued in his lane which took him onto another exit ramp to access the road leading to the barracks. Thought I was done for.

Looking back today that was a really dumb thing to do. (Of course I was younger and stupider back then.) The car had sat for all that time. I had no idea about the condition of the brakes, radiator, belts, hoses, etc., etc. But it got me home never missing a beat.

Like they say, "Don't try this at home." :(


Being far less funded than now (and that's saying a lot!), when I first bought my '71 Fury GT, it was 50 miles from home. A friend of mine had a '76 Dodge Aspen wagon, and he towed me the whole way with a tow strap. The was up I-75 and thru Detroit with only the ability to stand on the brakes hoping they wouldn't fail and without the vacuum assist. We made it in one piece without any real drama, but looking back you wonder what you were thinking.

The guy who did the towing was bringing home a rusty Porsche 914. This time I was doing the towing. His brakes froze up and started a brake fire. After checking things out, we just shrugged and continued on with a large smoke screen trailing behind us...

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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)

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