View Full Version : we are not alone

02-20-2010, 07:00 AM
I recenlty joined a vintage Mustang forum. As some of you know, I am helping a friend with restoring his Mustang. I learned that we Studebaker guys are not alone when it comes to this topic.


66 Commander R1 Clone
51 Commander 4dr

Chris Pile
02-20-2010, 07:08 AM
I've seen versions of this thread on nearly automotive forum around.

Chris Pile

02-20-2010, 08:09 AM
Yup, some real familiar sounding stuff there! I like the one line "if I have something stupid to say, I put it in the form of a question". :D

'63 Cruiser daily driver
'57 Packard wagon on the road!

02-20-2010, 10:00 AM
I was at a meet in PA and a young guy and his girlfriend were discussing the fact that Studebaker was owned by AMC. I politely interjected and gave them a short history of the Studebaker-Packard marriage and the Nash-Hudson marriage. I was surprised that they listened and then thanked me for the information. Sometimes it is in the approach!

1957 Studebaker Champion 2 door. Staten Island, New York.

Dan Timberlake
02-21-2010, 10:22 AM
"Hey, did you know your 289 is a Studebaker engine ? "

jim nichols
02-22-2010, 12:44 PM
Not really stupid questions but annoying to me. Fortunately this doesn't happen to often, but when asked how much did I pay for my "60" Hawk? Or how much would you sell it for? I simply ask if they are planning to make me a serious offer? That usually changes the subject with tire kickers. It may sound rude but it really is none of their business unless they are seriously in the market for my car.
Or when asked what kind of gas milage do I get? I really don't know, I've never checked it. I just drive it and enjoy the ride. Which is the truth at that. I never say this to people that ask these questions, but in my mind I remember something I read one time. As I recall it was JP Morgan that was asked how much did your yacht cost? His reply was "if you have to ask you can't afford it". Hopefully I can continue to afford my classic car but one never knows these days do we?

02-22-2010, 01:00 PM
i remember when i first got my drivers lic. i'd drive my 57 and alot of my fellow classmates would say "vince has a stupidbaker" after i beat a couple of chevys in a street race they were a little more respectable. but i had my 56 ford in the wings and reserved the 57 to dates and social events.

2006,f-150,2x4,v-6,5-speed manual,8ft bed, will post stude info when i get it on the road.

02-22-2010, 02:02 PM
quote:Originally posted by hotrodstude

my fellow classmates would say "vince has a stupidbaker"

OMG! Thats a good one! Wow. So fresh and ripe. Never heard that
one before. Caught me off guard. Such entertainment value.


'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires