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Sdude
09-07-2009, 10:43 PM
We had 16 Studebakers at the California State Fair for the last day celebration.

We had 3 55s - a President, Speedster and Commander
2 53s - a stock Commander and Pat Dilling's STUCOOL Rod
2 trucks - a 61 Champ and a 49 2R5
2 63 Avantis
2 64s - a GT Hawk and a Daytona Cruiser
a 62 Lark
a 52 Champion HT Restomod
a 48 Starlight Rat Rod that has been Bullet nosed
a 58 Packard Hawk
and the star of the show was a 1916 center door hartop from Whittier California that is said to be the only one registered in the USA. It is a cover car for the current issue of the Antique Studebaker Club magazine.

We all had a great time. Maybe we could convince Pat Dilling to post some pictures since I am inept at it.

Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/2848527836_6f817c03fc_t.jpg

Pat Dilling
09-07-2009, 11:22 PM
Here's a few. First I must apologize to Bob Peterson, I've realized I did not get his Avanti into any of my pictures except for one head light in the first one below, right behind the 1916 Center door. Sorry Bob, I thought I got them all! They did have us kinda penned in so some of the cars were caught in the middle so to speak. It was a fun day and we shared our Studebakers and Stude stories with lotas folks.

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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

Mark57
09-07-2009, 11:32 PM
Great pics![8D] Thanks for sharing - looks like you had great weather as well.[^]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0200a.jpg

StudeRich
09-08-2009, 01:28 AM
quote:Originally posted by Sdude

We had 16 Studebakers at the California State Fair for the last day celebration. We had
2 64s - a GT Hawk and a Daytona Cruiser
Jon Stalnaker

Looks like the "'64 Daytona Cruiser", must be the Green Daytona 4 Dr. Sedan! [:0]

StudeRich

bridgegaurd
09-08-2009, 04:31 AM
Great pics, you folks are such good ambassadors. I love that bullet nose high school kool. Hope ya bring em all to Phoenix

JRoberts
09-08-2009, 07:30 AM
Great group of vehicles, absolutely gorgeous.

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

Michidan
09-08-2009, 08:11 AM
There's a 52 hardtop I had not seen before...any more info?

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

Chris Pile
09-08-2009, 08:36 AM
Thanks for posting, and Pat - great pix!

Chris Pile
Editor: The Studebaker Special
http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/

52-fan
09-08-2009, 09:00 AM
So what's the scoop on the 52 Champion hardtop? Nice looking car. Of course, they're all nice, but I am a bit biased in favor of the 52.

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

Studerick64
09-08-2009, 10:38 AM
We had a great group of cars & people!
Weather was nice. We met people interest in Studebakers & joining our club! We are letting people know there are other cars out there not just Chevys & Fords!


StudeRick &
Johna, 64GTGAL
Sacramento CA
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww331/lady442/studebaker1964002-1.jpg
1964 GT Hawk
1957 Silver Hawk
1964 Avanti

Pat Dilling
09-08-2009, 11:36 AM
quote:Originally posted by Michidan

There's a 52 hardtop I had not seen before...any more info?

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


The 52 Hardtop belongs to Karel Staple Member Gary Grant (not Hart, oops I knew I was off on that.) It has the original Champion drivetrain. He has redone the paint, brightwork and interior and lowered it, then added the American Racing wheels. Honestly before I saw this car I did not pay a lot of attention to 52s. They are kind of lost in betweeen the bullet nose cars and the Loewy coupes. But this one, in the way Gary finished it, changed that for me and it has become one of my favorites. Here are a couple more pictures of it from the PSW Zone Meet

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3643/3539621866_4547a1e1ae.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3583/3538810095_d8af4f4fbe.jpg


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

Mark57
09-08-2009, 12:55 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

Looks like the "'64 Daytona Cruiser", must be the Green Daytona 4 Dr. Sedan! [:0]

StudeRich


It's OK Rich - Really, they are all LARKS! ;)[}:)]:D

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0472a.jpg

Sdude
09-08-2009, 02:19 PM
The 52 belongs to Gary Grant not Hart. Pat got his name mixed up with that Colorado politician. I agree with Pat - I was not a big 52 fan either until I saw his car. He won a participants award with it at our Zone Meet in Sacramento last May. It was just too purdy to not go home with a plaque.

Sorry Studerich, I got the 64 wrong. I stand corrected. I thought it was a Cruiser because it had the vent windows in the back doors. By the way, we were talking about you at the event. One of our members, a retired Studebaker mechanic that frequents the forum, was saying that your comments were ALWAYS spot on. I like being corrected by the master...

Thanks for posting the pictures Pat. I knew I could count on you. It probably took you only a few minutes to do it. It would have taken me a couple of hours. I really need to learn how to do that.

Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/2848527836_6f817c03fc_t.jpg

Michidan
09-09-2009, 09:36 AM
Well its one of my favorites too now. Great paint, wheels, everything. Next time anyone sees Gary have him click the link to my website below or drop me a line for my 52 hdtp registry.

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

Sdude
09-09-2009, 02:21 PM
[quote]Originally posted by Michidan

Well its one of my favorites too now. Great paint, wheels, everything. Next time anyone sees Gary have him click the link to my website below or drop me a line for my 52 hdtp registry.

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


I sent your website information to Gary.

Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/2848527836_6f817c03fc_t.jpg