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Anne F. Goodman
03-03-2007, 08:58 PM
I Brought this Thread back up as a reminder to all the new Folks on the Forum. The importance of belonging to your Local Chapter too.




I've been curious lately since I've become the President of our club. Been noticing that alot of people belong to the National Club but not their Local. In order to survive and thrive we all need to stick together to Promote the Studebaker Marquee. Being a card carrying member of the National Organization is great but we need everyone to participate on the local level as well. I have made a personal commitment to raising awareness about Studebakers and I challenge each and everyone to do the same. We have a local Zone meet coming up in September that promises to be a really great opportunity for everyone to puff out their chest and show us how much you love your Stude.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpg

Randy_G
03-03-2007, 09:02 PM
I'm an member of the national club, I've considered joining the "Local" but it meets so far north I think it's part of the Oklahoma branch. [xx(] I promise to look them up right now and see what I need to do to join them. Then I would be the ONLY one posting on this forum from my "Local":D Keep up the good work Anne.

Randy_G
South Bend or Bust 2007!
God I miss chrome on cars.
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg

Randy_G
03-03-2007, 09:02 PM
I'm an member of the national club, I've considered joining the "Local" but it meets so far north I think it's part of the Oklahoma branch. [xx(] I promise to look them up right now and see what I need to do to join them. Then I would be the ONLY one posting on this forum from my "Local":D Keep up the good work Anne.

Randy_G
South Bend or Bust 2007!
God I miss chrome on cars.
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg

Anne F. Goodman
03-03-2007, 09:27 PM
Thank You Randy, Lets see how many more are out there? We need everybody.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpg

Anne F. Goodman
03-03-2007, 09:27 PM
Thank You Randy, Lets see how many more are out there? We need everybody.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpg

rockne10
03-03-2007, 09:33 PM
I highly encourage everyone to join, not only the SDC but, their local Chapter. The local folks are a great resource. They have experience about local service providers, body shops, parts suppliers, chrome shops, engine rebuilders, etc who are savvy and supportive of Studebaker maintenance and restoration. That may be secondary to the many lasting friendships I've acquired. In addition, I've gone many places and had many experiences as part of our monthly excursions I would not have thought of doing on my own.

rockne10
03-03-2007, 09:33 PM
I highly encourage everyone to join, not only the SDC but, their local Chapter. The local folks are a great resource. They have experience about local service providers, body shops, parts suppliers, chrome shops, engine rebuilders, etc who are savvy and supportive of Studebaker maintenance and restoration. That may be secondary to the many lasting friendships I've acquired. In addition, I've gone many places and had many experiences as part of our monthly excursions I would not have thought of doing on my own.

rons50
03-03-2007, 09:43 PM
Randy,

The North Texas chapter meets the 3rd weekend of the month, usually at the Golden Corral in The Colony. Would love to have you join us.

Ron

rons50
03-03-2007, 09:43 PM
Randy,

The North Texas chapter meets the 3rd weekend of the month, usually at the Golden Corral in The Colony. Would love to have you join us.

Ron

StudeDave57
03-03-2007, 09:43 PM
Not only am I a member of the local Club~ and their VP for that matter-
I belong to two other Chapters as well~ in two different corners of the Country!!!
Now I just need to join a Club in Maine and I'll have all four covered... [:0] ;) [^]


StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

StudeDave57
03-03-2007, 09:43 PM
Not only am I a member of the local Club~ and their VP for that matter-
I belong to two other Chapters as well~ in two different corners of the Country!!!
Now I just need to join a Club in Maine and I'll have all four covered... [:0] ;) [^]


StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

glen
03-03-2007, 09:50 PM
I find myself in the same place as Randy has been.
Where I live in Northern Arizona, the only 2 chapters
are a long ways south from my barn. I have been a member
of the Grand Canyon Chapter, until recently....It is
hard to be actively involved when there is a 3 to 4 hour
drive to get to the events....sorta like being an orphan.

Glen Brose
East of Chino Valley, AZ
The Home of "Charlene"
53 Champion Tudr Sedan
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/StudebakeratBarona.png

glen
03-03-2007, 09:50 PM
I find myself in the same place as Randy has been.
Where I live in Northern Arizona, the only 2 chapters
are a long ways south from my barn. I have been a member
of the Grand Canyon Chapter, until recently....It is
hard to be actively involved when there is a 3 to 4 hour
drive to get to the events....sorta like being an orphan.

Glen Brose
East of Chino Valley, AZ
The Home of "Charlene"
53 Champion Tudr Sedan
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/StudebakeratBarona.png

Anne F. Goodman
03-03-2007, 09:55 PM
Yeah Its just my Nature to stir the pot. If I can help the Membership rosters by a few words I'm more than happy to do it. Our former president enjoyed running into me in Selma Today he drug me around to every Studebaker person he could find. So I was just following up with the forum members.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpg

Anne F. Goodman
03-03-2007, 09:55 PM
Yeah Its just my Nature to stir the pot. If I can help the Membership rosters by a few words I'm more than happy to do it. Our former president enjoyed running into me in Selma Today he drug me around to every Studebaker person he could find. So I was just following up with the forum members.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpg

bob40
03-03-2007, 10:30 PM
Member of the local chapter.

bob40
03-03-2007, 10:30 PM
Member of the local chapter.

Dwain G.
03-03-2007, 10:46 PM
Quite a few members of the Seattle chapter are also memebers of the Tacoma Chapter and 'versa-visa', and also at least one British Columbia Chapter.
I belong to Tacoma Chapter, Grand Canyon State Chapter, and Ozark Trails Chapter.

http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/63.63.jpg
Dwain G.

Dwain G.
03-03-2007, 10:46 PM
Quite a few members of the Seattle chapter are also memebers of the Tacoma Chapter and 'versa-visa', and also at least one British Columbia Chapter.
I belong to Tacoma Chapter, Grand Canyon State Chapter, and Ozark Trails Chapter.

http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/63.63.jpg
Dwain G.

s1b
03-03-2007, 10:56 PM
I'm not part of the local club. I think its do to the fact my car isn't on the road yet( very close though just some simple things). I don't even know any of the people from the club. There is a gathering going on March 17th at Oldtown Kissimmee Fla, maybe I'll meet some there.

Orlando FLA
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r216/sbittla/studebaker56.jpg

s1b
03-03-2007, 10:56 PM
I'm not part of the local club. I think its do to the fact my car isn't on the road yet( very close though just some simple things). I don't even know any of the people from the club. There is a gathering going on March 17th at Oldtown Kissimmee Fla, maybe I'll meet some there.

Orlando FLA
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r216/sbittla/studebaker56.jpg

laughinlark
03-04-2007, 12:09 AM
I live behind the Redwood curtain in No Calif. When I was working in the bay area in the mid to late 80's I joined the local chapter there. I had a blast going to the local get togethers there when I wasn't commuting home on weekends. Now its a 4 to 5 hour drive depending on traffic.
The Southern Oregon chapter is 3 to 4 hour drive if I choose to join in another state.

Gordon

laughinlark
03-04-2007, 12:09 AM
I live behind the Redwood curtain in No Calif. When I was working in the bay area in the mid to late 80's I joined the local chapter there. I had a blast going to the local get togethers there when I wasn't commuting home on weekends. Now its a 4 to 5 hour drive depending on traffic.
The Southern Oregon chapter is 3 to 4 hour drive if I choose to join in another state.

Gordon

Swifster
03-04-2007, 01:07 AM
quote:Originally posted by s1b

I'm not part of the local club. I think its do to the fact my car isn't on the road yet( very close though just some simple things). I don't even know any of the people from the club. There is a gathering going on March 17th at Oldtown Kissimmee Fla, maybe I'll meet some there.

Orlando FLA
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r216/sbittla/studebaker56.jpg


Ditto. And mines further away from completion.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

Swifster
03-04-2007, 01:07 AM
quote:Originally posted by s1b

I'm not part of the local club. I think its do to the fact my car isn't on the road yet( very close though just some simple things). I don't even know any of the people from the club. There is a gathering going on March 17th at Oldtown Kissimmee Fla, maybe I'll meet some there.

Orlando FLA
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r216/sbittla/studebaker56.jpg


Ditto. And mines further away from completion.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

sumf
03-04-2007, 01:34 AM
quote:Originally posted by Swifster


quote:Originally posted by s1b

I'm not part of the local club. I think its do to the fact my car isn't on the road yet( very close though just some simple things). I don't even know any of the people from the club. There is a gathering going on March 17th at Oldtown Kissimmee Fla, maybe I'll meet some there.

Orlando FLA
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r216/sbittla/studebaker56.jpg


You two just gsve the best reason for joining I ever saw!



I was a mmember of three Chapters when I lived in the SF area, Golden Pacifric, Karel Staple (was Sacto at tyat time) and Sequoia. Each had feasons for joining.

Karl Haas

Ditto. And mines further away from completion.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

sumf
03-04-2007, 01:34 AM
quote:Originally posted by Swifster


quote:Originally posted by s1b

I'm not part of the local club. I think its do to the fact my car isn't on the road yet( very close though just some simple things). I don't even know any of the people from the club. There is a gathering going on March 17th at Oldtown Kissimmee Fla, maybe I'll meet some there.

Orlando FLA
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r216/sbittla/studebaker56.jpg


You two just gsve the best reason for joining I ever saw!



I was a mmember of three Chapters when I lived in the SF area, Golden Pacifric, Karel Staple (was Sacto at tyat time) and Sequoia. Each had feasons for joining.

Karl Haas

Ditto. And mines further away from completion.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

avantilover
03-04-2007, 04:43 AM
I'm a member of The Studebaker Club of South Australia and through them The Studebaker Car Club of Australia, not forgetting the SDC.


John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

avantilover
03-04-2007, 04:43 AM
I'm a member of The Studebaker Club of South Australia and through them The Studebaker Car Club of Australia, not forgetting the SDC.


John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

DEEPNHOCK
03-04-2007, 06:37 AM
Hey,
You will like the 'Old Town Cruise' in Kissimmee.
It's not really an official chapter meeting for the local chapter, but a common meeting ground for a bunch of chapters to go to.
Butch Figurella (sp?) organized this and his chapter is in Miami (200 miles away!). Several chapters hold their monthly meeting at the show, but it is kind of a crazy place to try and hold a meeting.
If you do go, try and go a tad early and scope out the show prep. Taking pic's after dark is kind of iffy..
This is kind of a tourist area, and a LOT of people will be wandering around, and there will easily be 200 to 300 cars (depending on the weather)..
Here are some pic's of one of the earlier 'Studebaker Day' at 'Old Town"..
You'll have fun! Look up that big, fat red headed irish guy named Rick (with the red and white Transtar, and ask him to buy you a beer[}:)]..(Tell him I told you he would;))
Jeff[8D]
http://rides.webshots.com/album/557982949fpPwZw




quote:Originally posted by s1b

I'm not part of the local club. I think its do to the fact my car isn't on the road yet( very close though just some simple things). I don't even know any of the people from the club. There is a gathering going on March 17th at Oldtown Kissimmee Fla, maybe I'll meet some there.

Orlando FLA
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r216/sbittla/studebaker56.jpg


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

DEEPNHOCK
03-04-2007, 06:37 AM
Hey,
You will like the 'Old Town Cruise' in Kissimmee.
It's not really an official chapter meeting for the local chapter, but a common meeting ground for a bunch of chapters to go to.
Butch Figurella (sp?) organized this and his chapter is in Miami (200 miles away!). Several chapters hold their monthly meeting at the show, but it is kind of a crazy place to try and hold a meeting.
If you do go, try and go a tad early and scope out the show prep. Taking pic's after dark is kind of iffy..
This is kind of a tourist area, and a LOT of people will be wandering around, and there will easily be 200 to 300 cars (depending on the weather)..
Here are some pic's of one of the earlier 'Studebaker Day' at 'Old Town"..
You'll have fun! Look up that big, fat red headed irish guy named Rick (with the red and white Transtar, and ask him to buy you a beer[}:)]..(Tell him I told you he would;))
Jeff[8D]
http://rides.webshots.com/album/557982949fpPwZw




quote:Originally posted by s1b

I'm not part of the local club. I think its do to the fact my car isn't on the road yet( very close though just some simple things). I don't even know any of the people from the club. There is a gathering going on March 17th at Oldtown Kissimmee Fla, maybe I'll meet some there.

Orlando FLA
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r216/sbittla/studebaker56.jpg


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

lstude
03-04-2007, 08:34 AM
All of the local chapters of SDC were about 100 miles away from Richmond, so we started our own chapter about 5 years ago. It is not hard to do. We now have about 30 paying members.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/CVCmeetJanuary2006banner.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
03-04-2007, 08:34 AM
All of the local chapters of SDC were about 100 miles away from Richmond, so we started our own chapter about 5 years ago. It is not hard to do. We now have about 30 paying members.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/CVCmeetJanuary2006banner.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

Orestudeguy
03-04-2007, 08:37 AM
I am a member of the S.D.C. since 1999.
Also a member and V.P. of a local chapter, Studebakers of Southern Oregon.

George
65 Commander 2door
64 Wagonaire 3 now!
63 Champ
63 GT Hawk
51 Champion Starlight Coupe

Orestudeguy
03-04-2007, 08:37 AM
I am a member of the S.D.C. since 1999.
Also a member and V.P. of a local chapter, Studebakers of Southern Oregon.

George
65 Commander 2door
64 Wagonaire 3 now!
63 Champ
63 GT Hawk
51 Champion Starlight Coupe

Pckstude
03-04-2007, 09:25 AM
Anne,,, U are so right about members getting involved. I have been presenting my thoughts to the folks in our local club that we need to acquire more members. Most who show up are the "regulars" and they are the older in age crowd.
Like u I'm good at "rocking the boat" a little, but lack the actual skills in organizing. Some how, someone needs to start a thread that people can present ideas and how to achieve them, for folks that that need a little help in organizing, and doing functions, like games, or tech talks at meetings that will draw more of the members to show up at their club meetings.
One small idea that I came up with at a recent meeting was to provide a membership to the SDC with the scholarships that were being discussed and voted on. My thought on that was to help the person receiving the scholarship to remember where it came from, and who we are. Heck for $20 one can't go wrong to throw a few of these things around.
I see a sense of urgency to this membership challenge because many of our members are older, and for everyone's sake we need to bring in younger folks to carry the name on or we will eventually suffer the same fate as Studebaker itself and fade off into the sunset to all but a loyal few. We know need. Now we proceed.

Pckstude
03-04-2007, 09:25 AM
Anne,,, U are so right about members getting involved. I have been presenting my thoughts to the folks in our local club that we need to acquire more members. Most who show up are the "regulars" and they are the older in age crowd.
Like u I'm good at "rocking the boat" a little, but lack the actual skills in organizing. Some how, someone needs to start a thread that people can present ideas and how to achieve them, for folks that that need a little help in organizing, and doing functions, like games, or tech talks at meetings that will draw more of the members to show up at their club meetings.
One small idea that I came up with at a recent meeting was to provide a membership to the SDC with the scholarships that were being discussed and voted on. My thought on that was to help the person receiving the scholarship to remember where it came from, and who we are. Heck for $20 one can't go wrong to throw a few of these things around.
I see a sense of urgency to this membership challenge because many of our members are older, and for everyone's sake we need to bring in younger folks to carry the name on or we will eventually suffer the same fate as Studebaker itself and fade off into the sunset to all but a loyal few. We know need. Now we proceed.

stude53
03-04-2007, 10:58 AM
Anne,
I am a member of SDC since 1984, and a former member of the Tristate chapter in Ohio, and currently am a member of the Eastern North Carolina SDC chapter.

Will I see you in South Bend?

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

stude53
03-04-2007, 10:58 AM
Anne,
I am a member of SDC since 1984, and a former member of the Tristate chapter in Ohio, and currently am a member of the Eastern North Carolina SDC chapter.

Will I see you in South Bend?

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

Anne F. Goodman
03-04-2007, 12:21 PM
If I win the lottery you will see me in South Bend. We went to Omaha in September That was our first Meet ever. Our club is putting on the Pacific Zone Meet this September. Wish I could say yes but my spirit will be there right with the rest of you.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpg

Anne F. Goodman
03-04-2007, 12:21 PM
If I win the lottery you will see me in South Bend. We went to Omaha in September That was our first Meet ever. Our club is putting on the Pacific Zone Meet this September. Wish I could say yes but my spirit will be there right with the rest of you.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpg

studegary
03-04-2007, 12:31 PM
I have been a member of SDC since 1968 and a founding/charter member of our local chapter (1969).

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
03-04-2007, 12:31 PM
I have been a member of SDC since 1968 and a founding/charter member of our local chapter (1969).

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

wagone
03-04-2007, 12:33 PM
Remember, not all parts of the country have local chapters. And the Studebakers with the wonderful Prestolite electrics are certainly not the most reliable of the breed as far as trusting electrons to travel the correct route when spanning long distances to attend far off chapter events. I suppose the answer is to install a Delco-Remy generator on my Avanti, but that certainly seems a step backwards. :D:D

wagone and the old R2 Avanti

wagone
03-04-2007, 12:33 PM
Remember, not all parts of the country have local chapters. And the Studebakers with the wonderful Prestolite electrics are certainly not the most reliable of the breed as far as trusting electrons to travel the correct route when spanning long distances to attend far off chapter events. I suppose the answer is to install a Delco-Remy generator on my Avanti, but that certainly seems a step backwards. :D:D

wagone and the old R2 Avanti

monomaniac
03-04-2007, 01:07 PM
Leonard,
I think I recognize the gentleman standing at the extreme right of your chapter photo. Is his name Orv?

monomaniac
03-04-2007, 01:07 PM
Leonard,
I think I recognize the gentleman standing at the extreme right of your chapter photo. Is his name Orv?

sumf
03-04-2007, 01:43 PM
quote:Originally posted by studegary

I have been a member of SDC since 1968 and a founding/charter member of our local chapter (1969).

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)


Hmmm, no forty year pin yet young fellow?

I am still a member of a Chapter I help found some 4-5000 miles away, at the request f SDC Founder Harry Barnes.
(Always like to upstage people I admire, like Gary)

Karl

sumf
03-04-2007, 01:43 PM
quote:Originally posted by studegary

I have been a member of SDC since 1968 and a founding/charter member of our local chapter (1969).

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)


Hmmm, no forty year pin yet young fellow?

I am still a member of a Chapter I help found some 4-5000 miles away, at the request f SDC Founder Harry Barnes.
(Always like to upstage people I admire, like Gary)

Karl

lstude
03-04-2007, 02:27 PM
quote: Leonard,
I think I recognize the gentleman standing at the extreme right of your chapter photo. Is his name Orv?


That is Herman Gantt. He builds late model race cars and owns a 53 Studebaker coupe with a SBC.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/HermanatCharlotte.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
03-04-2007, 02:27 PM
quote: Leonard,
I think I recognize the gentleman standing at the extreme right of your chapter photo. Is his name Orv?


That is Herman Gantt. He builds late model race cars and owns a 53 Studebaker coupe with a SBC.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/HermanatCharlotte.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

raprice
03-04-2007, 02:29 PM
Anne,
You raise a valid point. I joined SDC in '91 and our local Long Island Chapter the same year. They're a great bunch of people and fun to be with.
It's amazing how much good information is available at our local meeting.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
03-04-2007, 02:29 PM
Anne,
You raise a valid point. I joined SDC in '91 and our local Long Island Chapter the same year. They're a great bunch of people and fun to be with.
It's amazing how much good information is available at our local meeting.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

65cruiser
03-04-2007, 02:49 PM
Here's the problem. Not all areas have a local club. I belong to the Indy Chapter, but live south of Louisville, KY. That's about a 120 mile drive for me. As a result, I've never been able to make a chapter meeting or event. I'm considering letting my membership lapse because of this. If there were a Louisville area chapter, I'd definitely join.

No, I'm not going to start a chapter by myself[}:)]

________________________
Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/SIG.JPG

65cruiser
03-04-2007, 02:49 PM
Here's the problem. Not all areas have a local club. I belong to the Indy Chapter, but live south of Louisville, KY. That's about a 120 mile drive for me. As a result, I've never been able to make a chapter meeting or event. I'm considering letting my membership lapse because of this. If there were a Louisville area chapter, I'd definitely join.

No, I'm not going to start a chapter by myself[}:)]

________________________
Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/SIG.JPG

ST2DE5
03-04-2007, 03:02 PM
We live in Oklahoma and we belong to the Ozark Trails in Mo. It's about 150 miles on the average. There is a chapter in Tulsa. But the Ozark Trails are always doing things that we enjoy and we love the people just like family. I think the more the club has to offer like tours, meet in a different place each time is the way to keep interest in the club.

48-7G-Q1 49-2R12 51-10G-F5 56-56B-F2 56-56B-D4
SAND SPRINGS, OK.

ST2DE5
03-04-2007, 03:02 PM
We live in Oklahoma and we belong to the Ozark Trails in Mo. It's about 150 miles on the average. There is a chapter in Tulsa. But the Ozark Trails are always doing things that we enjoy and we love the people just like family. I think the more the club has to offer like tours, meet in a different place each time is the way to keep interest in the club.

48-7G-Q1 49-2R12 51-10G-F5 56-56B-F2 56-56B-D4
SAND SPRINGS, OK.

studelover
03-04-2007, 03:14 PM
I have been a member of the Potomac chapter for about 4 years, I think I let my membership laps once. I am also a members of the SDC inc..I have a prewar Studebaker and a post war Stude. I have driven my prewar long distances before, The Potomac chapter does alot of shows in our area, because I go with my regular car club I don't sit with the Potomac chapter. I think I will have to change that, I was at york and I understand the potomac chapter had a meeting at the hotel they were staying at, I have never attended any of there meetings. I would have loved to have spoke with some of the membership. I did get a chance to meet some of the members at the sully plantaion show, I was there with my 1940 Plymouth so I was not positioned with them. I did park with them at the Rockville show however I should have been more outgoing and introduced myself to everyone, I did meet a gentleman and he just happened to be the guy I got my second Studebaker from so I know these folks are nice I just need to get to know them. Question are there any Potomac chapter members on this forum? My regular car club as members that have Studebakers there are 4 total. They have other cars as well.[8D]

Studebakers forever!

studelover
03-04-2007, 03:14 PM
I have been a member of the Potomac chapter for about 4 years, I think I let my membership laps once. I am also a members of the SDC inc..I have a prewar Studebaker and a post war Stude. I have driven my prewar long distances before, The Potomac chapter does alot of shows in our area, because I go with my regular car club I don't sit with the Potomac chapter. I think I will have to change that, I was at york and I understand the potomac chapter had a meeting at the hotel they were staying at, I have never attended any of there meetings. I would have loved to have spoke with some of the membership. I did get a chance to meet some of the members at the sully plantaion show, I was there with my 1940 Plymouth so I was not positioned with them. I did park with them at the Rockville show however I should have been more outgoing and introduced myself to everyone, I did meet a gentleman and he just happened to be the guy I got my second Studebaker from so I know these folks are nice I just need to get to know them. Question are there any Potomac chapter members on this forum? My regular car club as members that have Studebakers there are 4 total. They have other cars as well.[8D]

Studebakers forever!

Roscomacaw
03-04-2007, 03:26 PM
I can sense Anne's gunsight.[:X] It's crosshairs are fixated on MY backside[}:)]

Roscomacaw
03-04-2007, 03:26 PM
I can sense Anne's gunsight.[:X] It's crosshairs are fixated on MY backside[}:)]

Gary1953
03-04-2007, 08:17 PM
I've been in SDC since 1973. When I first joined I was in collage and could not afford to drive to Memphis or Little Rock to go to monthly meetings. I moved to the Springfield, MO area and joined the Ozark Trails Chapter in the early eighties. I enjoyed being a member a lot. When I moved again to north central KY I was again not close to a local Chapter. So I got the roster out and helped start the Three Rivers Chapter in the Evansville, IN area. That was also a great Chapter. Now I'm back in the Ozarks Trails Chapter. I also think it is good to belong to a local even if you can't go to all the meeting. The info in the Newsletters and the contacts are usually worth the dues in my mind. In the Ozark Trails we move our meeting around in a large area so the meeting are closer to some members some months.



Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Gary1953
03-04-2007, 08:17 PM
I've been in SDC since 1973. When I first joined I was in collage and could not afford to drive to Memphis or Little Rock to go to monthly meetings. I moved to the Springfield, MO area and joined the Ozark Trails Chapter in the early eighties. I enjoyed being a member a lot. When I moved again to north central KY I was again not close to a local Chapter. So I got the roster out and helped start the Three Rivers Chapter in the Evansville, IN area. That was also a great Chapter. Now I'm back in the Ozarks Trails Chapter. I also think it is good to belong to a local even if you can't go to all the meeting. The info in the Newsletters and the contacts are usually worth the dues in my mind. In the Ozark Trails we move our meeting around in a large area so the meeting are closer to some members some months.



Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Lenny R2
03-04-2007, 08:58 PM
I joined the SDC in 2002.I am a member of the North Georgia SDC.
We have meetings once a month in diffrent places.I met a lot of
nice people.

Lenny
Atlanta Ga.
64 Avanti R2

Lenny R2
03-04-2007, 08:58 PM
I joined the SDC in 2002.I am a member of the North Georgia SDC.
We have meetings once a month in diffrent places.I met a lot of
nice people.

Lenny
Atlanta Ga.
64 Avanti R2

stude freak
03-04-2007, 10:30 PM
No,Anne ,Im not a member of local club because there isn't one.I tried to generate some interest but got only one response from a guy 50 miles from me.I think the nearest chapter is in Memphis,Tn. ,a couple hours away.As far as i know there are only 4 studebaker guys here in north Ms.

David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

stude freak
03-04-2007, 10:30 PM
No,Anne ,Im not a member of local club because there isn't one.I tried to generate some interest but got only one response from a guy 50 miles from me.I think the nearest chapter is in Memphis,Tn. ,a couple hours away.As far as i know there are only 4 studebaker guys here in north Ms.

David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

sbca96
03-05-2007, 12:00 AM
The local Santa Barbara chapter of SDC, that my dad helped to start,
died years ago. Mostly because the people started fighting among each
other, and after a while, people wouldnt show up if other people did.
I tried, unsuccessfully, to restart the local club about 15 years ago,
but the same issues were alive and well. My first local meet had a
dismal 5 cars turn out, if I counted mine. I reserved a park, what a
waste that was. A couple guys recently have expressed an interest in
starting a very informal "club" ... we shall see how it goes.;)

Tom

'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: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

sbca96
03-05-2007, 12:00 AM
The local Santa Barbara chapter of SDC, that my dad helped to start,
died years ago. Mostly because the people started fighting among each
other, and after a while, people wouldnt show up if other people did.
I tried, unsuccessfully, to restart the local club about 15 years ago,
but the same issues were alive and well. My first local meet had a
dismal 5 cars turn out, if I counted mine. I reserved a park, what a
waste that was. A couple guys recently have expressed an interest in
starting a very informal "club" ... we shall see how it goes.;)

Tom

'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: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

8E45E
03-05-2007, 01:34 AM
To answer you question, yes I am currently a member of the Foothills Chapter based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We cover the southern half of the Province of Alberta and the east dogleg of British Columbia. We formed the chapter in September, 1979, and have been holding steady since that time.

Craig

8E45E
03-05-2007, 01:34 AM
To answer you question, yes I am currently a member of the Foothills Chapter based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We cover the southern half of the Province of Alberta and the east dogleg of British Columbia. We formed the chapter in September, 1979, and have been holding steady since that time.

Craig

pete
03-05-2007, 01:43 AM
im a stude club member of new zealand and have a 63 lark cruiser we have meets etc here we have a parts dep.. and our parts man can get parts from usa if he doesnt have the part in stock.. i like looking at your cars they are great and being part of this discussion group cheers

pete
03-05-2007, 01:43 AM
im a stude club member of new zealand and have a 63 lark cruiser we have meets etc here we have a parts dep.. and our parts man can get parts from usa if he doesnt have the part in stock.. i like looking at your cars they are great and being part of this discussion group cheers

raprice
03-05-2007, 08:02 AM
Pete,
The last time I went to the SDC South Bend meet, there was a large contingent of New Zealanders present. I was wondering if this year's South Bend meet will also have a number of our New Zealand friends present.
I was also wondering if SDC has a large number of members in your country. It seems like Studebakers are all over the place.
Hope to see you in South Bend.
Rog:)

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
03-05-2007, 08:02 AM
Pete,
The last time I went to the SDC South Bend meet, there was a large contingent of New Zealanders present. I was wondering if this year's South Bend meet will also have a number of our New Zealand friends present.
I was also wondering if SDC has a large number of members in your country. It seems like Studebakers are all over the place.
Hope to see you in South Bend.
Rog:)

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

Skip Lackie
03-05-2007, 08:30 AM
quote:Originally posted by studelover

I have been a member of the Potomac chapter for about 4 years, I think I let my membership laps once. I am also a members of the SDC inc..I have a prewar Studebaker and a post war Stude. I have driven my prewar long distances before, The Potomac chapter does alot of shows in our area, because I go with my regular car club I don't sit with the Potomac chapter. I think I will have to change that, I was at york and I understand the potomac chapter had a meeting at the hotel they were staying at, I have never attended any of there meetings. I would have loved to have spoke with some of the membership. I did get a chance to meet some of the members at the sully plantaion show, I was there with my 1940 Plymouth so I was not positioned with them. I did park with them at the Rockville show however I should have been more outgoing and introduced myself to everyone, I did meet a gentleman and he just happened to be the guy I got my second Studebaker from so I know these folks are nice I just need to get to know them. Question are there any Potomac chapter members on this forum? My regular car club as members that have Studebakers there are 4 total. They have other cars as well.[8D]

Studebakers forever!


IRT your question above, yes, there are a couple of Potomac Chapter members on this Forum. I'm a member, and Paul Johnson (53K) also posts here regularly.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC

Skip Lackie
03-05-2007, 08:30 AM
quote:Originally posted by studelover

I have been a member of the Potomac chapter for about 4 years, I think I let my membership laps once. I am also a members of the SDC inc..I have a prewar Studebaker and a post war Stude. I have driven my prewar long distances before, The Potomac chapter does alot of shows in our area, because I go with my regular car club I don't sit with the Potomac chapter. I think I will have to change that, I was at york and I understand the potomac chapter had a meeting at the hotel they were staying at, I have never attended any of there meetings. I would have loved to have spoke with some of the membership. I did get a chance to meet some of the members at the sully plantaion show, I was there with my 1940 Plymouth so I was not positioned with them. I did park with them at the Rockville show however I should have been more outgoing and introduced myself to everyone, I did meet a gentleman and he just happened to be the guy I got my second Studebaker from so I know these folks are nice I just need to get to know them. Question are there any Potomac chapter members on this forum? My regular car club as members that have Studebakers there are 4 total. They have other cars as well.[8D]

Studebakers forever!


IRT your question above, yes, there are a couple of Potomac Chapter members on this Forum. I'm a member, and Paul Johnson (53K) also posts here regularly.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC

Neal in NM
03-05-2007, 08:36 AM
I have considered joining but I have yet to have a running vehicle. I have tried contacting the local chapter (Albuquerque) but have received no response and every time I go to their web site it seems that nothing has been added for quite a while. I am about equal distant between Albuquerque and El Paso and I haven't investigated any chapter in El Paso. Neal

Neal in NM
03-05-2007, 08:36 AM
I have considered joining but I have yet to have a running vehicle. I have tried contacting the local chapter (Albuquerque) but have received no response and every time I go to their web site it seems that nothing has been added for quite a while. I am about equal distant between Albuquerque and El Paso and I haven't investigated any chapter in El Paso. Neal

sntsftbll
03-05-2007, 10:48 AM
No, I have not joined my local. My truck, although I love it is not one that I feel comfortable with real Studie people looking over. Nothing against you all! but I would be a bit embarassed at what it needs, knowing you all know very nice vehicles. Driving it around town it looks good and most people compliment it but the don't really get a chance to look it over closely. Took it to one meet and someone told me "it's a start"... well it's pretty much finished to me. Demands on time and money route both to other things so she is what she is. Probably a stupid reason.

sntsftbll
03-05-2007, 10:48 AM
No, I have not joined my local. My truck, although I love it is not one that I feel comfortable with real Studie people looking over. Nothing against you all! but I would be a bit embarassed at what it needs, knowing you all know very nice vehicles. Driving it around town it looks good and most people compliment it but the don't really get a chance to look it over closely. Took it to one meet and someone told me "it's a start"... well it's pretty much finished to me. Demands on time and money route both to other things so she is what she is. Probably a stupid reason.

53k
03-05-2007, 11:00 AM
quote:Originally posted by studelover

I have been a member of the Potomac chapter for about 4 years... Question are there any Potomac chapter members on this forum? My regular car club as members that have Studebakers there are 4 total. They have other cars as well.[8D]

You betcha! I've been a Potomac Chapter member since 1973- also belong to the Greater Virginia Chapter. They have a LOT of fun- good folks. Bob Johnstone, also a Potomac Chapter member, posts occasionally as well.


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

53k
03-05-2007, 11:00 AM
quote:Originally posted by studelover

I have been a member of the Potomac chapter for about 4 years... Question are there any Potomac chapter members on this forum? My regular car club as members that have Studebakers there are 4 total. They have other cars as well.[8D]

You betcha! I've been a Potomac Chapter member since 1973- also belong to the Greater Virginia Chapter. They have a LOT of fun- good folks. Bob Johnstone, also a Potomac Chapter member, posts occasionally as well.


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

dictator27
03-05-2007, 11:05 AM
Last remaining founding member of British Columbia Coastal Chapter(1968). I believe we are the oldest SDC Chapter in Canada. Membership has hovered between 50-80 since. For our younger members, I was 19 when I bought my 27 Dictator in 1966 and 21 when I got my 54 Commander. I still have them. That makes me 21 when I formed the Chapter. Incidentally, Anne, we had the opposite problem originally - couldn't get people to join the national club. Now all we have to do is show them TW.:)

dictator27
03-05-2007, 11:05 AM
Last remaining founding member of British Columbia Coastal Chapter(1968). I believe we are the oldest SDC Chapter in Canada. Membership has hovered between 50-80 since. For our younger members, I was 19 when I bought my 27 Dictator in 1966 and 21 when I got my 54 Commander. I still have them. That makes me 21 when I formed the Chapter. Incidentally, Anne, we had the opposite problem originally - couldn't get people to join the national club. Now all we have to do is show them TW.:)

Guido
03-05-2007, 11:05 AM
Anne,

Along with Leonard (lstude) and Frank (studelark) I belong to two chapters here in Virginia. There are a couple of others within a 2 hour drive (Potomac and Hampton Roads) but I have not joined them.

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
03-05-2007, 11:05 AM
Anne,

Along with Leonard (lstude) and Frank (studelark) I belong to two chapters here in Virginia. There are a couple of others within a 2 hour drive (Potomac and Hampton Roads) but I have not joined them.

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Roscomacaw
03-05-2007, 11:11 AM
sntsftbll writes: "No, I have not joined my local. My truck, although I love it is not one that I feel comfortable with real Studie people looking over. Nothing against you all! but I would be a bit embarassed at what it needs, knowing you all know very nice vehicles. Driving it around town it looks good and most people compliment it but the don't really get a chance to look it over closely. Took it to one meet and someone told me "it's a start"... well it's pretty much finished to me. Demands on time and money route both to other things so she is what she is. Probably a stupid reason."

That's the wrong reason to stay away from SDC - national OR local! There's NO prerequisite that your Stude has to be gleaminly show-ready, perfectly functioning or for that matter - even in your ownership! All you need is the DESIRE to own a Stude or - even less - an interest in Studes (that and whatever fees there are for national and local clubs)to be a member of this community.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
03-05-2007, 11:11 AM
sntsftbll writes: "No, I have not joined my local. My truck, although I love it is not one that I feel comfortable with real Studie people looking over. Nothing against you all! but I would be a bit embarassed at what it needs, knowing you all know very nice vehicles. Driving it around town it looks good and most people compliment it but the don't really get a chance to look it over closely. Took it to one meet and someone told me "it's a start"... well it's pretty much finished to me. Demands on time and money route both to other things so she is what she is. Probably a stupid reason."

That's the wrong reason to stay away from SDC - national OR local! There's NO prerequisite that your Stude has to be gleaminly show-ready, perfectly functioning or for that matter - even in your ownership! All you need is the DESIRE to own a Stude or - even less - an interest in Studes (that and whatever fees there are for national and local clubs)to be a member of this community.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

53k
03-05-2007, 11:13 AM
quote:Originally posted by sbca96

The local Santa Barbara chapter of SDC, that my dad helped to start,
died years ago. Mostly because the people started fighting among each
other, and after a while, people wouldnt show up if other people did.
I tried, unsuccessfully, to restart the local club about 15 years ago,
but the same issues were alive and well. My first local meet had a
dismal 5 cars turn out, if I counted mine. I reserved a park, what a
waste that was. A couple guys recently have expressed an interest in
starting a very informal "club" ... we shall see how it goes.;)

I feel your pain. Our Washington, DC area Avanti chapter went down the same way a few years ago. Even though we have a good number of Avantis in the area- there seems to be no interest.
Our Potomac Chapter SDC is active and we have around 100 members, but only four or so families that do everything- no one is interested in being officers, etc.


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

53k
03-05-2007, 11:13 AM
quote:Originally posted by sbca96

The local Santa Barbara chapter of SDC, that my dad helped to start,
died years ago. Mostly because the people started fighting among each
other, and after a while, people wouldnt show up if other people did.
I tried, unsuccessfully, to restart the local club about 15 years ago,
but the same issues were alive and well. My first local meet had a
dismal 5 cars turn out, if I counted mine. I reserved a park, what a
waste that was. A couple guys recently have expressed an interest in
starting a very informal "club" ... we shall see how it goes.;)

I feel your pain. Our Washington, DC area Avanti chapter went down the same way a few years ago. Even though we have a good number of Avantis in the area- there seems to be no interest.
Our Potomac Chapter SDC is active and we have around 100 members, but only four or so families that do everything- no one is interested in being officers, etc.


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

Skip Lackie
03-05-2007, 11:17 AM
quote:Originally posted by dictator27

Incidentally, Anne, we had the opposite problem originally - couldn't get people to join the national club. Now all we have to do is show them TW.:)


This is the flip side of Anne's question, but worth pursuing, too. Despite the quality of TW, there are quite a few people who belong to local chapters but have let their membership in SDC, Inc lapse. SDC has an insurance policy with JC Taylor that covers national / international club officers, accidents at int'l meets, etc. It also will cover local meets and chapter officers if the local chapter requests it -- but only if all chapter officers and members are also members of SDC, Inc. So please ensure that all your local members maintain their membership in the national club.

Skip Lackie
Board member, Atlantic Zone

Skip Lackie
03-05-2007, 11:17 AM
quote:Originally posted by dictator27

Incidentally, Anne, we had the opposite problem originally - couldn't get people to join the national club. Now all we have to do is show them TW.:)


This is the flip side of Anne's question, but worth pursuing, too. Despite the quality of TW, there are quite a few people who belong to local chapters but have let their membership in SDC, Inc lapse. SDC has an insurance policy with JC Taylor that covers national / international club officers, accidents at int'l meets, etc. It also will cover local meets and chapter officers if the local chapter requests it -- but only if all chapter officers and members are also members of SDC, Inc. So please ensure that all your local members maintain their membership in the national club.

Skip Lackie
Board member, Atlantic Zone

Anne F. Goodman
03-05-2007, 11:20 AM
quote:Originally posted by sntsftbll

No, I have not joined my local. My truck, although I love it is not one that I feel comfortable with real Studie people looking over. Nothing against you all! but I would be a bit embarassed at what it needs, knowing you all know very nice vehicles. Driving it around town it looks good and most people compliment it but the don't really get a chance to look it over closely. Took it to one meet and someone told me "it's a start"... well it's pretty much finished to me. Demands on time and money route both to other things so she is what she is. Probably a stupid reason.

Well apparently you haven't seen Gus so here he is in all his glory. he is a daily driver. No excuses needed we love him .He boldly goes wherever we are willing to take him. Since you Love your Stude you belong wherever Studes Gather.
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/12020001.jpg

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpg

Anne F. Goodman
03-05-2007, 11:20 AM
quote:Originally posted by sntsftbll

No, I have not joined my local. My truck, although I love it is not one that I feel comfortable with real Studie people looking over. Nothing against you all! but I would be a bit embarassed at what it needs, knowing you all know very nice vehicles. Driving it around town it looks good and most people compliment it but the don't really get a chance to look it over closely. Took it to one meet and someone told me "it's a start"... well it's pretty much finished to me. Demands on time and money route both to other things so she is what she is. Probably a stupid reason.

Well apparently you haven't seen Gus so here he is in all his glory. he is a daily driver. No excuses needed we love him .He boldly goes wherever we are willing to take him. Since you Love your Stude you belong wherever Studes Gather.
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/12020001.jpg

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpg

JRoberts
03-05-2007, 12:41 PM
I am a member of the Eastern North Carolina Chapter. A couple of years ago, as newsletter editor, I took it upon myself to see how many SDC members who lived in our area were not members of our chapter. As I began comparing the SDC roster with our roster I was shocked by the number that were not members of the local chapter. I sent a sample newsletter to each SDC member who lived in eastern North Carolina but was not a member of our chapter. The mailing netted two new members. Now we are more than glad to have those two new members, but the fact is that a lot of folks did not reply at all, let alone join the chapter.

We do have a distance problem in our chapter. I usually have to drive at least an hour and a half to chapter gatherings. Some folks even more than that. That certainly is a valid reason, I suppose, for some folks not to join, but it seems to me the information from the newsletter and contacts in the Studebaker world are valuable enough on their own to join up.

Joe Roberts

JRoberts
03-05-2007, 12:41 PM
I am a member of the Eastern North Carolina Chapter. A couple of years ago, as newsletter editor, I took it upon myself to see how many SDC members who lived in our area were not members of our chapter. As I began comparing the SDC roster with our roster I was shocked by the number that were not members of the local chapter. I sent a sample newsletter to each SDC member who lived in eastern North Carolina but was not a member of our chapter. The mailing netted two new members. Now we are more than glad to have those two new members, but the fact is that a lot of folks did not reply at all, let alone join the chapter.

We do have a distance problem in our chapter. I usually have to drive at least an hour and a half to chapter gatherings. Some folks even more than that. That certainly is a valid reason, I suppose, for some folks not to join, but it seems to me the information from the newsletter and contacts in the Studebaker world are valuable enough on their own to join up.

Joe Roberts

Chris Pile
03-05-2007, 01:38 PM
I belong to the Midway Chapter, based mostly in the Wichita, KS area.
We have members who live as much as 100 or more miles away in western Kansas, central Colorado, western Missouri or even northern Oklahoma.
We have members who also belong to Kaw Valley (Topeka-based), Heart of America (Kansas City, KS based), and other chapters outside of Kansas.
We also track National members who don't wish to belong to the local (they have their own reasons) and occasionally we try to recruit them.







Chris Pile
The Studebaker Special
Midway Chapter SDC

Chris Pile
03-05-2007, 01:38 PM
I belong to the Midway Chapter, based mostly in the Wichita, KS area.
We have members who live as much as 100 or more miles away in western Kansas, central Colorado, western Missouri or even northern Oklahoma.
We have members who also belong to Kaw Valley (Topeka-based), Heart of America (Kansas City, KS based), and other chapters outside of Kansas.
We also track National members who don't wish to belong to the local (they have their own reasons) and occasionally we try to recruit them.







Chris Pile
The Studebaker Special
Midway Chapter SDC

Bill Pressler
03-05-2007, 05:01 PM
I'm a member of the Ohio Region SDC (founded 1968). But I also like many of the Allegheny Region SDC guys from western PA (too cheap to join their region though!)

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH

Bill Pressler
03-05-2007, 05:01 PM
I'm a member of the Ohio Region SDC (founded 1968). But I also like many of the Allegheny Region SDC guys from western PA (too cheap to join their region though!)

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH

studelover
03-05-2007, 05:11 PM
quote:Originally posted by Skip Lackie


quote:Originally posted by studelover

I have been a member of the Potomac chapter for about 4 years, I think I let my membership laps once. I am also a members of the SDC inc..I have a prewar Studebaker and a post war Stude. I have driven my prewar long distances before, The Potomac chapter does alot of shows in our area, because I go with my regular car club I don't sit with the Potomac chapter. I think I will have to change that, I was at york and I understand the potomac chapter had a meeting at the hotel they were staying at, I have never attended any of there meetings. I would have loved to have spoke with some of the membership. I did get a chance to meet some of the members at the sully plantaion show, I was there with my 1940 Plymouth so I was not positioned with them. I did park with them at the Rockville show however I should have been more outgoing and introduced myself to everyone, I did meet a gentleman and he just happened to be the guy I got my second Studebaker from so I know these folks are nice I just need to get to know them. Question are there any Potomac chapter members on this forum? My regular car club as members that have Studebakers there are 4 total. They have other cars as well.[8D]

Studebakers forever!


IRT your question above, yes, there are a couple of Potomac Chapter members on this Forum. I'm a member, and Paul Johnson (53K) also posts here regularly.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC
Did I meet you and Mr. Johnson at the sully show? I meet Mr. Kiry at the Rockville show and he and I had a very long palk about Studebakers I had my 1941 champion there at the Rockville show.

Studebakers forever!

studelover
03-05-2007, 05:11 PM
quote:Originally posted by Skip Lackie


quote:Originally posted by studelover

I have been a member of the Potomac chapter for about 4 years, I think I let my membership laps once. I am also a members of the SDC inc..I have a prewar Studebaker and a post war Stude. I have driven my prewar long distances before, The Potomac chapter does alot of shows in our area, because I go with my regular car club I don't sit with the Potomac chapter. I think I will have to change that, I was at york and I understand the potomac chapter had a meeting at the hotel they were staying at, I have never attended any of there meetings. I would have loved to have spoke with some of the membership. I did get a chance to meet some of the members at the sully plantaion show, I was there with my 1940 Plymouth so I was not positioned with them. I did park with them at the Rockville show however I should have been more outgoing and introduced myself to everyone, I did meet a gentleman and he just happened to be the guy I got my second Studebaker from so I know these folks are nice I just need to get to know them. Question are there any Potomac chapter members on this forum? My regular car club as members that have Studebakers there are 4 total. They have other cars as well.[8D]

Studebakers forever!


IRT your question above, yes, there are a couple of Potomac Chapter members on this Forum. I'm a member, and Paul Johnson (53K) also posts here regularly.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC
Did I meet you and Mr. Johnson at the sully show? I meet Mr. Kiry at the Rockville show and he and I had a very long palk about Studebakers I had my 1941 champion there at the Rockville show.

Studebakers forever!

pitbulllady
03-05-2007, 05:15 PM
I just mailed in my membership application for the Palmetto Chapter(in SC)today, and hope to attend the meeting down in the Holy City this coming weekend.

pitbulllady

pitbulllady
03-05-2007, 05:15 PM
I just mailed in my membership application for the Palmetto Chapter(in SC)today, and hope to attend the meeting down in the Holy City this coming weekend.

pitbulllady

studelover
03-05-2007, 05:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by Skip Lackie


quote:Originally posted by dictator27

Incidentally, Anne, we had the opposite problem originally - couldn't get people to join the national club. Now all we have to do is show them TW.:)


This is the flip side of Anne's question, but worth pursuing, too. Despite the quality of TW, there are quite a few people who belong to local chapters but have let their membership in SDC, Inc lapse. SDC has an insurance policy with JC Taylor that covers national / international club officers, accidents at int'l meets, etc. It also will cover local meets and chapter officers if the local chapter requests it -- but only if all chapter officers and members are also members of SDC, Inc. So please ensure that all your local members maintain their membership in the national club.

Skip Lackie
Board member, Atlantic Zone
I was subcribing to the other mag, the antique studebaker magazine, They had articles that were geared to prewar cars. I would very much like to become more aquinted with all the Potomac chapter members,I know that they have access to parts and are very knowlegeable. I get the newsletter every month and see the events that are planned. I would like to learn more about the coverage that J.C. Taylor gives the chapter. Plus the only way to get TW is to become a member of SDC inc. right?

Studebakers forever!

studelover
03-05-2007, 05:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by Skip Lackie


quote:Originally posted by dictator27

Incidentally, Anne, we had the opposite problem originally - couldn't get people to join the national club. Now all we have to do is show them TW.:)


This is the flip side of Anne's question, but worth pursuing, too. Despite the quality of TW, there are quite a few people who belong to local chapters but have let their membership in SDC, Inc lapse. SDC has an insurance policy with JC Taylor that covers national / international club officers, accidents at int'l meets, etc. It also will cover local meets and chapter officers if the local chapter requests it -- but only if all chapter officers and members are also members of SDC, Inc. So please ensure that all your local members maintain their membership in the national club.

Skip Lackie
Board member, Atlantic Zone
I was subcribing to the other mag, the antique studebaker magazine, They had articles that were geared to prewar cars. I would very much like to become more aquinted with all the Potomac chapter members,I know that they have access to parts and are very knowlegeable. I get the newsletter every month and see the events that are planned. I would like to learn more about the coverage that J.C. Taylor gives the chapter. Plus the only way to get TW is to become a member of SDC inc. right?

Studebakers forever!

Rerun
03-05-2007, 05:40 PM
I have been an SDC member since 1970. Over the years, I have found that chapter membership is the best way to get to know a great bunch of Studebaker people. My "home" Chapter is the Allegheny Region, but I am also a member of the Kinzua, Ohio, Keystone, Hamilton, and Greater Virginia Chapters. The wife and I attempt to attend at least one meet with each of the other chapters each year. It's a good excuse to put some miles on the Studebaker, have a great time, and meet many interesting folks.

Jim Bradley
'64 Daytona HT "Rerun"
http://home.earthlink.net/~bradley71771/images/Rerun.jpg

Rerun
03-05-2007, 05:40 PM
I have been an SDC member since 1970. Over the years, I have found that chapter membership is the best way to get to know a great bunch of Studebaker people. My "home" Chapter is the Allegheny Region, but I am also a member of the Kinzua, Ohio, Keystone, Hamilton, and Greater Virginia Chapters. The wife and I attempt to attend at least one meet with each of the other chapters each year. It's a good excuse to put some miles on the Studebaker, have a great time, and meet many interesting folks.

Jim Bradley
'64 Daytona HT "Rerun"
http://home.earthlink.net/~bradley71771/images/Rerun.jpg

8E45E
03-05-2007, 06:00 PM
If there were a Louisville area chapter, I'd definitely join.

No, I'm not going to start a chapter by myself.

Do you know a few Studie owners in your area? If you do, why not recruit as many of them as you can and ALL of you can lay claim to starting a new chapter. All YOU have to do is get a chapter charter package from SDC, appoint your officers and it should flow from there. When our chapter formed in 1979, there were 12 of us charter members. Sad to say, four of the them are now deceased, one got remarried and sold the Stude, and another simply lost interest in Studebakers, but we still have six original founding members in our chapter nearly 28 years later.:) We seem to always hold steady at 55-60 members per year. When we petitioned for charter in '79, I believe it was Skip Lackie who was in charge at the time.:D

Craig

8E45E
03-05-2007, 06:00 PM
If there were a Louisville area chapter, I'd definitely join.

No, I'm not going to start a chapter by myself.

Do you know a few Studie owners in your area? If you do, why not recruit as many of them as you can and ALL of you can lay claim to starting a new chapter. All YOU have to do is get a chapter charter package from SDC, appoint your officers and it should flow from there. When our chapter formed in 1979, there were 12 of us charter members. Sad to say, four of the them are now deceased, one got remarried and sold the Stude, and another simply lost interest in Studebakers, but we still have six original founding members in our chapter nearly 28 years later.:) We seem to always hold steady at 55-60 members per year. When we petitioned for charter in '79, I believe it was Skip Lackie who was in charge at the time.:D

Craig

53k
03-05-2007, 06:49 PM
quote:I was subcribing to the other mag, the antique studebaker magazine, They had articles that were geared to prewar cars. I would very much like to become more aquinted with all the Potomac chapter members,I know that they have access to parts and are very knowlegeable. I get the newsletter every month and see the events that are planned. I would like to learn more about the coverage that J.C. Taylor gives the chapter. Plus the only way to get TW is to become a member of SDC inc. right?

Email me off-forum and I'll have the Membership Guru send you an application.


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

53k
03-05-2007, 06:49 PM
quote:I was subcribing to the other mag, the antique studebaker magazine, They had articles that were geared to prewar cars. I would very much like to become more aquinted with all the Potomac chapter members,I know that they have access to parts and are very knowlegeable. I get the newsletter every month and see the events that are planned. I would like to learn more about the coverage that J.C. Taylor gives the chapter. Plus the only way to get TW is to become a member of SDC inc. right?

Email me off-forum and I'll have the Membership Guru send you an application.


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

53k
03-05-2007, 06:51 PM
quote:Originally posted by Rerun

I have been an SDC member since 1970. Over the years, I have found that chapter membership is the best way to get to know a great bunch of Studebaker people. My "home" Chapter is the Allegheny Region, but I am also a member of the Kinzua, Ohio, Keystone, Hamilton, and Greater Virginia Chapters. The wife and I attempt to attend at least one meet with each of the other chapters each year. It's a good excuse to put some miles on the Studebaker, have a great time, and meet many interesting folks.

You just joined the Greater Virginia Chapter for the food at Chester and Nancy Bradfields:D:D.


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

53k
03-05-2007, 06:51 PM
quote:Originally posted by Rerun

I have been an SDC member since 1970. Over the years, I have found that chapter membership is the best way to get to know a great bunch of Studebaker people. My "home" Chapter is the Allegheny Region, but I am also a member of the Kinzua, Ohio, Keystone, Hamilton, and Greater Virginia Chapters. The wife and I attempt to attend at least one meet with each of the other chapters each year. It's a good excuse to put some miles on the Studebaker, have a great time, and meet many interesting folks.

You just joined the Greater Virginia Chapter for the food at Chester and Nancy Bradfields:D:D.


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

lstude
03-05-2007, 06:55 PM
quote:You just joined the Greater Virginia Chapter for the food at Chester and Nancy Bradfields.


That is what Sam Miller used to say, that Studebaker clubs were just eating clubs whose members just happened to own Studebakers! :D

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
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lstude
03-05-2007, 06:55 PM
quote:You just joined the Greater Virginia Chapter for the food at Chester and Nancy Bradfields.


That is what Sam Miller used to say, that Studebaker clubs were just eating clubs whose members just happened to own Studebakers! :D

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

Guido
03-05-2007, 07:15 PM
That is what Sam Miller used to say, that Studebaker clubs were just eating clubs whose members just happened to own Studebakers! :D[/b]
Leonard,

I think I saw evidence of that at Alexander's in York on Saturday night! :D

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
03-05-2007, 07:15 PM
That is what Sam Miller used to say, that Studebaker clubs were just eating clubs whose members just happened to own Studebakers! :D[/b]
Leonard,

I think I saw evidence of that at Alexander's in York on Saturday night! :D

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

rockne10
03-05-2007, 07:55 PM
quote:Studebaker clubs were just eating clubs
...with a high preference for desserts, which probably has a direct correlation with why we like Studebakers!:D

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/ddc714b7.jpg

rockne10
03-05-2007, 07:55 PM
quote:Studebaker clubs were just eating clubs
...with a high preference for desserts, which probably has a direct correlation with why we like Studebakers!:D

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/ddc714b7.jpg

JRoberts
03-05-2007, 08:04 PM
[quoteThat is what Sam Miller used to say, that Studebaker clubs were just eating clubs whose members just happened to own Studebakers! [/quote]
Leonard,

I think I saw evidence of that at Alexander's in York on Saturday night!

Gary


......and at the Chinese Buffett and the Silver Star Diner and.....

Joe Roberts

JRoberts
03-05-2007, 08:04 PM
[quoteThat is what Sam Miller used to say, that Studebaker clubs were just eating clubs whose members just happened to own Studebakers! [/quote]
Leonard,

I think I saw evidence of that at Alexander's in York on Saturday night!

Gary


......and at the Chinese Buffett and the Silver Star Diner and.....

Joe Roberts

fh929
03-06-2007, 09:53 PM
We had a chapter here in Northern N.Y. There is only two of us left.We gave up our charter, but we still "meet" while working our cars.

fh929
03-06-2007, 09:53 PM
We had a chapter here in Northern N.Y. There is only two of us left.We gave up our charter, but we still "meet" while working our cars.

Rerun
03-07-2007, 05:04 AM
Paul, you figured it out! The annual buffet at Bradfields' is certainly worth more than the Greater VA dues. Come to think of it, we do eat well wherever we go.

Jim Bradley
'64 Daytona HT "Rerun"
http://home.earthlink.net/~bradley71771/images/Rerun.jpg

Rerun
03-07-2007, 05:04 AM
Paul, you figured it out! The annual buffet at Bradfields' is certainly worth more than the Greater VA dues. Come to think of it, we do eat well wherever we go.

Jim Bradley
'64 Daytona HT "Rerun"
http://home.earthlink.net/~bradley71771/images/Rerun.jpg

Skip Lackie
03-07-2007, 09:31 AM
quote:Originally posted by studelover


quote:

Did I meet you and Mr. Johnson at the sully show? I meet Mr. Kiry at the Rockville show and he and I had a very long palk about Studebakers I had my 1941 champion there at the Rockville show.

Studebakers forever!


You did not meet me at the Sully show, though Paul may have been there. At Rockville, I was one of the guys telling people where to park, so I didn't spend a lot of time in the Stude area.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC

Skip Lackie
03-07-2007, 09:31 AM
quote:Originally posted by studelover


quote:

Did I meet you and Mr. Johnson at the sully show? I meet Mr. Kiry at the Rockville show and he and I had a very long palk about Studebakers I had my 1941 champion there at the Rockville show.

Studebakers forever!


You did not meet me at the Sully show, though Paul may have been there. At Rockville, I was one of the guys telling people where to park, so I didn't spend a lot of time in the Stude area.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC

Studedude1961
03-07-2007, 12:23 PM
I have been a member of the Husker Chapter SDC for about 8 years or so, but a member of SDC for about 20, give or take. I joined the national when I lived in the Los Angeles area but did not join the local chapter because I didn't have a Studebaker at that time. I believe national sends out a roster of ALL members. Perhaps it might be useful to local chapters if they picked one month out of the year and sent their newsletter to every SDC national member in their club's geographical area, along with a letter of welcome, an invitation to join (even if you don't have a Studebaker!) and a membership application. This lets everyone know there are local chapters out there and that the local chapters are aware of a person's existence. Sometimes all it takes is an invitation to join. Just an idea!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
03-07-2007, 12:23 PM
I have been a member of the Husker Chapter SDC for about 8 years or so, but a member of SDC for about 20, give or take. I joined the national when I lived in the Los Angeles area but did not join the local chapter because I didn't have a Studebaker at that time. I believe national sends out a roster of ALL members. Perhaps it might be useful to local chapters if they picked one month out of the year and sent their newsletter to every SDC national member in their club's geographical area, along with a letter of welcome, an invitation to join (even if you don't have a Studebaker!) and a membership application. This lets everyone know there are local chapters out there and that the local chapters are aware of a person's existence. Sometimes all it takes is an invitation to join. Just an idea!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Anne F. Goodman
03-07-2007, 12:28 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude1961

I have been a member of the Husker Chapter SDC for about 8 years or so, but a member of SDC for about 20, give or take. I joined the national when I lived in the Los Angeles area but did not join the local chapter because I didn't have a Studebaker at that time. I believe national sends out a roster of ALL members. Perhaps it might be useful to local chapters if they picked one month out of the year and sent their newsletter to every SDC national member in their club's geographical area, along with a letter of welcome, an invitation to join (even if you don't have a Studebaker!) and a membership application. This lets everyone know there are local chapters out there and that the local chapters are aware of a person's existence. Sometimes all it takes is an invitation to join. Just an idea!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude please put this in the thread what Chapters can do so people can see it too. Great idea. Its something that I am working on.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpg

Anne F. Goodman
03-07-2007, 12:28 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude1961

I have been a member of the Husker Chapter SDC for about 8 years or so, but a member of SDC for about 20, give or take. I joined the national when I lived in the Los Angeles area but did not join the local chapter because I didn't have a Studebaker at that time. I believe national sends out a roster of ALL members. Perhaps it might be useful to local chapters if they picked one month out of the year and sent their newsletter to every SDC national member in their club's geographical area, along with a letter of welcome, an invitation to join (even if you don't have a Studebaker!) and a membership application. This lets everyone know there are local chapters out there and that the local chapters are aware of a person's existence. Sometimes all it takes is an invitation to join. Just an idea!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude please put this in the thread what Chapters can do so people can see it too. Great idea. Its something that I am working on.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpg

Studedude1961
03-09-2007, 11:11 AM
Thanks Anne will do!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
03-09-2007, 11:11 AM
Thanks Anne will do!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Wagonaire Ho
03-20-2007, 07:25 PM
I would be happy to join a local club. Is there one around the Milwaukee, WI area?

Wagonaire Ho
03-20-2007, 07:25 PM
I would be happy to join a local club. Is there one around the Milwaukee, WI area?

glen
03-20-2007, 07:56 PM
Don't have my map of Wisconsin out but it looks like you
have 2 to choose from....Black Hawk: www.studebakerclubs.com/blackhawk
or Badger Wheels:
http://studebakerclubs.com/bwc/


Glen Brose
East of Chino Valley, AZ
The Home of "Charlene"
53 Champion Tudr Sedan
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/StudebakeratBarona.png

glen
03-20-2007, 07:56 PM
Don't have my map of Wisconsin out but it looks like you
have 2 to choose from....Black Hawk: www.studebakerclubs.com/blackhawk
or Badger Wheels:
http://studebakerclubs.com/bwc/


Glen Brose
East of Chino Valley, AZ
The Home of "Charlene"
53 Champion Tudr Sedan
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/StudebakeratBarona.png

Harv
03-20-2007, 08:53 PM
Fellow SDC Members. I've read this interesting thread and have noticed a few comments about not having an operating car as a reason to not join a local chapter. PLEASE do not let that hold you back. We have several members in our local chapters. The WLEC ( Western Lake Erie Chapter) and NEM (North East Michigan) Chapter. These folks are actually the most active chapter members and add a great deal to the chapters' monthly events & activities. They get help with eventually getting their cars completed and help others. If there is a local chapter ... Join It! See you all in South Bend.

SPRING is finally here! Can't wait to get our '50 Starlight Coupe and '64 R1 GT Hawk out of the Omni-Bags and out onto the road.

[8D]

StudeBakerHarv

Harv
03-20-2007, 08:53 PM
Fellow SDC Members. I've read this interesting thread and have noticed a few comments about not having an operating car as a reason to not join a local chapter. PLEASE do not let that hold you back. We have several members in our local chapters. The WLEC ( Western Lake Erie Chapter) and NEM (North East Michigan) Chapter. These folks are actually the most active chapter members and add a great deal to the chapters' monthly events & activities. They get help with eventually getting their cars completed and help others. If there is a local chapter ... Join It! See you all in South Bend.

SPRING is finally here! Can't wait to get our '50 Starlight Coupe and '64 R1 GT Hawk out of the Omni-Bags and out onto the road.

[8D]

StudeBakerHarv

rockne10
03-20-2007, 10:11 PM
I agree. There was a period when I didn't have a Studebaker and attended the chapter events in a '69 Rambler American. Others in our chapter drive Buicks, Vw's and Mazda MPV's. We are introduced by a common interest. We are kept together by friendship.

rockne10
03-20-2007, 10:11 PM
I agree. There was a period when I didn't have a Studebaker and attended the chapter events in a '69 Rambler American. Others in our chapter drive Buicks, Vw's and Mazda MPV's. We are introduced by a common interest. We are kept together by friendship.

glen
03-20-2007, 11:09 PM
I hear you Dave....I have 2 clubs: Phoenix....over 2 hours away
and then Tucson....over 4 hours away. I might as well be living
in another Galaxy, though I am alway welcome in the Phoenix/Mesa
Chapter meetings with or without a Stude.....It is just getting
there....you're right maybe someday I too will have the time to
go on regular "field trips" to the "Valley of the Sun"....

Glen Brose
East of Chino Valley, AZ
The Home of "Charlene"
53 Champion Tudr Sedan
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/StudebakeratBarona.png

glen
03-20-2007, 11:09 PM
I hear you Dave....I have 2 clubs: Phoenix....over 2 hours away
and then Tucson....over 4 hours away. I might as well be living
in another Galaxy, though I am alway welcome in the Phoenix/Mesa
Chapter meetings with or without a Stude.....It is just getting
there....you're right maybe someday I too will have the time to
go on regular "field trips" to the "Valley of the Sun"....

Glen Brose
East of Chino Valley, AZ
The Home of "Charlene"
53 Champion Tudr Sedan
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/StudebakeratBarona.png

azrael4h
03-20-2007, 11:39 PM
To be honest, I don't even know if there is a local club nearby. I haven't particularly looked hard however, as other issues are more pressing. I've never been a sociable person, when I had my Dodge I could have joined one of about 6 different local clubs. I still didn't. At least with the Studebakers, I can have the excuse that I don't think there's enough remaining in this area to have a club. I've seen 4 total, including mine. And one, a '51 pickup, is currently half-Dodge, with a Dakota frame and 318V8/4spd automatic. Only one, an old Bulletnose car, was seen moving of it's own accord.

Work precludes me from going to meets as it is, so until I find a job that doesn't kill my weekend (hopefully tomorrow), I'm pretty much stuck as a do nothing even if I managed to find one to join.

Guard: Where are you going in such a hurry?
Gorrak the ranger: Uhhh...Gorrak have quiche in oven!!
Guard: well hurry along.

1953 Champion 2 door Sedan
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe

azrael4h
03-20-2007, 11:39 PM
To be honest, I don't even know if there is a local club nearby. I haven't particularly looked hard however, as other issues are more pressing. I've never been a sociable person, when I had my Dodge I could have joined one of about 6 different local clubs. I still didn't. At least with the Studebakers, I can have the excuse that I don't think there's enough remaining in this area to have a club. I've seen 4 total, including mine. And one, a '51 pickup, is currently half-Dodge, with a Dakota frame and 318V8/4spd automatic. Only one, an old Bulletnose car, was seen moving of it's own accord.

Work precludes me from going to meets as it is, so until I find a job that doesn't kill my weekend (hopefully tomorrow), I'm pretty much stuck as a do nothing even if I managed to find one to join.

Guard: Where are you going in such a hurry?
Gorrak the ranger: Uhhh...Gorrak have quiche in oven!!
Guard: well hurry along.

1953 Champion 2 door Sedan
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe

Chris Pile
03-28-2007, 08:01 PM
In regards to the lack of a Studebaker and club membership, we have members who often say this when asked which Studebaker they drive, "I'm between Studebakers right now".
Since I had to sell my 2 awhile back after a long layoff, that's what I'll say until such time as I secure another.

Chris Pile
The Studebaker Special
Midway Chapter SDC

Chris Pile
03-28-2007, 08:01 PM
In regards to the lack of a Studebaker and club membership, we have members who often say this when asked which Studebaker they drive, "I'm between Studebakers right now".
Since I had to sell my 2 awhile back after a long layoff, that's what I'll say until such time as I secure another.

Chris Pile
The Studebaker Special
Midway Chapter SDC

JimC
03-29-2007, 12:36 PM
Actually, I need to join the North Star Chapter. I should probably also join the Husker chapter, since that was where my Grandpa made most of his connections. It was actually Jim with the North Star Chapter who sold me the tires to get the Lark up here from Nebraska in the first place, and I hear the food at the meetings is great too :-D

--------
Restoring my grandfather's '60 Lark, one rusted bolt at a time.

Maple Lake, Minnesota

JimC
03-29-2007, 12:36 PM
Actually, I need to join the North Star Chapter. I should probably also join the Husker chapter, since that was where my Grandpa made most of his connections. It was actually Jim with the North Star Chapter who sold me the tires to get the Lark up here from Nebraska in the first place, and I hear the food at the meetings is great too :-D

--------
Restoring my grandfather's '60 Lark, one rusted bolt at a time.

Maple Lake, Minnesota

Anne F. Goodman
03-29-2007, 08:03 PM
Welcome somecallinmejim.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpg

Anne F. Goodman
03-29-2007, 08:03 PM
Welcome somecallinmejim.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpg

Anne F. Goodman
04-25-2007, 11:43 AM
Well since I last posted on this thread we have signed up 4 new members and their other halves. Had the Studebakers out for the Tower Car Show 3 Studes from our Club plus Gus Lurking around so 4 Studes. Went to the Dam Diner for a meeting was great. There is a Good Guys event in Bakersfield this weekend I know at least one Studebaker will be there. So Folks time to get them out of hiding out into the light. We need to generate all the energy of preservation that we can. Thanks for listening.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpg

Anne F. Goodman
04-25-2007, 11:43 AM
Well since I last posted on this thread we have signed up 4 new members and their other halves. Had the Studebakers out for the Tower Car Show 3 Studes from our Club plus Gus Lurking around so 4 Studes. Went to the Dam Diner for a meeting was great. There is a Good Guys event in Bakersfield this weekend I know at least one Studebaker will be there. So Folks time to get them out of hiding out into the light. We need to generate all the energy of preservation that we can. Thanks for listening.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpg

JRoberts
04-25-2007, 01:34 PM
So far this year our chapter has attended two multi make car shows as a group. The first one in early March was at Carolina Beach. We had about 10 Studebakers there. We gained two new members.

Last weekend we attended another such show in Selma, North Carolina and we had 14 Studebakers show up. We did not gain a new member that I know of, but we have gained several at this show over the last 5 years. Also the organizers of this show invite certain car clubs, we are one of them. Any club that brings 12 or more vehicles receives $300 from the organizers. In 5 years we have gotten the money each each year.

Multi-make shows are great for attracing some very positive attention to our marque. I urge all chapters to try this at least once or twice a year. It is fun and little work has to be done to pull it off.

Joe Roberts

JRoberts
04-25-2007, 01:34 PM
So far this year our chapter has attended two multi make car shows as a group. The first one in early March was at Carolina Beach. We had about 10 Studebakers there. We gained two new members.

Last weekend we attended another such show in Selma, North Carolina and we had 14 Studebakers show up. We did not gain a new member that I know of, but we have gained several at this show over the last 5 years. Also the organizers of this show invite certain car clubs, we are one of them. Any club that brings 12 or more vehicles receives $300 from the organizers. In 5 years we have gotten the money each each year.

Multi-make shows are great for attracing some very positive attention to our marque. I urge all chapters to try this at least once or twice a year. It is fun and little work has to be done to pull it off.

Joe Roberts

64V-K7
04-25-2007, 03:23 PM
I've belonged to the Potomac Chapter for over 10 years. Prior to that was a free spirit(locally), but in SDC since the 70's. Some of the years I had to allow the membership to lapse, generally because of my location or situation, but have always come back. I've also belonged to AOAI for quite a while and occasionally pay Keystone chapter dues. I believe, whether you own a car or not, if you have an interest in Studebaker, you should support the active membership in some way. It's fairly inexpensive and what you get in return, is priceless.




Bob Johnstone
http://www.studebaker-info.org/7168422/sig2.jpg

64V-K7
04-25-2007, 03:23 PM
I've belonged to the Potomac Chapter for over 10 years. Prior to that was a free spirit(locally), but in SDC since the 70's. Some of the years I had to allow the membership to lapse, generally because of my location or situation, but have always come back. I've also belonged to AOAI for quite a while and occasionally pay Keystone chapter dues. I believe, whether you own a car or not, if you have an interest in Studebaker, you should support the active membership in some way. It's fairly inexpensive and what you get in return, is priceless.




Bob Johnstone
http://www.studebaker-info.org/7168422/sig2.jpg

Anne F. Goodman
07-22-2007, 01:03 PM
Ok I just had to bring this up again. The Pacific Southwest Zone meet is approaching soon September 14-15, 2007. Need Members to sign up for it. Need Volunteers. Just thought I would Remind everyone. Sure would be great to see all of you.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpg

Anne F. Goodman
07-22-2007, 01:03 PM
Ok I just had to bring this up again. The Pacific Southwest Zone meet is approaching soon September 14-15, 2007. Need Members to sign up for it. Need Volunteers. Just thought I would Remind everyone. Sure would be great to see all of you.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpg

glen
07-22-2007, 02:37 PM
Ok....I have rejoined the Grand Canyon chapter in Phoenix
actually a couple of months ago...Did some digital photo's
that will show up in the "Echo" maybe in September and have
voluneetered my services at the "big doin's" in Glendale, AZ
in 2010....sorta getting back into things in a way of speaking.

Sorry Anne, can't make it this year!



http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/Daytonalurkinintheshortgrass.jpg
1964 Daytona
glen Brose
Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

glen
07-22-2007, 02:37 PM
Ok....I have rejoined the Grand Canyon chapter in Phoenix
actually a couple of months ago...Did some digital photo's
that will show up in the "Echo" maybe in September and have
voluneetered my services at the "big doin's" in Glendale, AZ
in 2010....sorta getting back into things in a way of speaking.

Sorry Anne, can't make it this year!



http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/Daytonalurkinintheshortgrass.jpg
1964 Daytona
glen Brose
Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

showbizkid
07-22-2007, 02:50 PM
I'm a member of the San Diego Chapter and am currently working on our new website: www.studebakersandiego.com (shameless plug!).


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

showbizkid
07-22-2007, 02:50 PM
I'm a member of the San Diego Chapter and am currently working on our new website: www.studebakersandiego.com (shameless plug!).


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

Chris Pile
07-22-2007, 03:27 PM
Member of the local chapter - if I have more money I'd join some of the chapters nearest me just for fun.

Chris Pile
The Studebaker Special
Midway Chapter SDC

Chris Pile
07-22-2007, 03:27 PM
Member of the local chapter - if I have more money I'd join some of the chapters nearest me just for fun.

Chris Pile
The Studebaker Special
Midway Chapter SDC

MikeWay
07-22-2007, 05:03 PM
I am new ( last 3 weeks or so) SDC member and have also joined a local (Pikes Peak) chapter. The day I visited the chapter meeting and joined was a 220 mile round trip.

Here is an interesting thought/query. SInce my wife and I travel quite a bit, if I am near a chapter are SDC members usually welcome?

Mike

got my '59 Lark

MikeWay
07-22-2007, 05:03 PM
I am new ( last 3 weeks or so) SDC member and have also joined a local (Pikes Peak) chapter. The day I visited the chapter meeting and joined was a 220 mile round trip.

Here is an interesting thought/query. SInce my wife and I travel quite a bit, if I am near a chapter are SDC members usually welcome?

Mike

got my '59 Lark

glen
07-22-2007, 05:14 PM
Clark, I was about ready to say something about the SD site,
guess your ears were buring!!!! Still interested in the doings.
So I will be waiting for the final product.....



http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/Daytonalurkinintheshortgrass.jpg
1964 Daytona
glen Brose
Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

glen
07-22-2007, 05:14 PM
Clark, I was about ready to say something about the SD site,
guess your ears were buring!!!! Still interested in the doings.
So I will be waiting for the final product.....



http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/Daytonalurkinintheshortgrass.jpg
1964 Daytona
glen Brose
Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

rockinhawk
07-22-2007, 05:16 PM
When I joined SDC in 1985,there was no chapter near me. The nearest were No. GA.[Atlanta area] and Orlando Fla. We joined both and seldom attended either. We participated with the Fla. group more because we had rather go to Orlando than Atlanta. At the national meet in Nashville in 1992[I think] President Terry Judd convinced me to try to start a new chapter in So.Ga. I called a few Stude friends,we went through the roster, and sent out some letters. The rest is history.Since then chapters have been started in Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Tallahasse Fla. We have joined several new chapters mainly just to help them out because we like the people. And they have some neat cars. NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar2.jpg

rockinhawk
07-22-2007, 05:16 PM
When I joined SDC in 1985,there was no chapter near me. The nearest were No. GA.[Atlanta area] and Orlando Fla. We joined both and seldom attended either. We participated with the Fla. group more because we had rather go to Orlando than Atlanta. At the national meet in Nashville in 1992[I think] President Terry Judd convinced me to try to start a new chapter in So.Ga. I called a few Stude friends,we went through the roster, and sent out some letters. The rest is history.Since then chapters have been started in Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Tallahasse Fla. We have joined several new chapters mainly just to help them out because we like the people. And they have some neat cars. NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar2.jpg

63larkcustom
07-22-2007, 05:30 PM
There are no chapters nearby out here.. most are a couple hours away minimally.

63larkcustom
07-22-2007, 05:30 PM
There are no chapters nearby out here.. most are a couple hours away minimally.

rockinhawk
07-22-2007, 06:08 PM
Mike. Any time you are in So. Ga. come see us. It doesn't even have to be at a meeting. But to answer your question, We welcome visitors, specialy if you've got a Studebaker. NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar2.jpg

rockinhawk
07-22-2007, 06:08 PM
Mike. Any time you are in So. Ga. come see us. It doesn't even have to be at a meeting. But to answer your question, We welcome visitors, specialy if you've got a Studebaker. NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar2.jpg

41 Frank
07-22-2007, 06:17 PM
We welcome SDC members passing through as well in the Husker Chapter.

41 Frank
07-22-2007, 06:17 PM
We welcome SDC members passing through as well in the Husker Chapter.

studegary
07-22-2007, 07:28 PM
quote:Originally posted by MikeWay

I am new ( last 3 weeks or so) SDC member and have also joined a local (Pikes Peak) chapter. The day I visited the chapter meeting and joined was a 220 mile round trip.

Here is an interesting thought/query. SInce my wife and I travel quite a bit, if I am near a chapter are SDC members usually welcome?

Mike

got my '59 Lark


I have never known of an SDC chapter that didn't welcome any SDC members. I have attended chapter activities from NH to FL to CA.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
07-22-2007, 07:28 PM
quote:Originally posted by MikeWay

I am new ( last 3 weeks or so) SDC member and have also joined a local (Pikes Peak) chapter. The day I visited the chapter meeting and joined was a 220 mile round trip.

Here is an interesting thought/query. SInce my wife and I travel quite a bit, if I am near a chapter are SDC members usually welcome?

Mike

got my '59 Lark


I have never known of an SDC chapter that didn't welcome any SDC members. I have attended chapter activities from NH to FL to CA.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

Frank Starr
07-23-2007, 08:00 PM
No.

Frank Starr
Seattle

Frank Starr
07-23-2007, 08:00 PM
No.

Frank Starr
Seattle

scott.rodgers
06-05-2008, 10:19 AM
Thanks! This finally got me off my butt to join the Los Angeles Chapter!

Scott Rodgers
Los Angeles
SDC Member since 1989
'60 Lark HT
'63 Wagonaire

Allan Songer
06-05-2008, 10:27 AM
I've been a SDC member on and off for about 20 years. Right now my WIFE is a member, but I guess "officially" I am not. Or am I? How does that work?

I was a member of the Orange Empire local for several years but I only went to one meeting in all that time. I'm just not a "meeting" kind of guy, I guess. I have been to only one International--the one in Long Beach because it was in my home town. I went to LaPalma and the LA winter meet this year for the first time in well over a decade. Guess I should rejoin the Orange Empire chapter . . .

Scott
06-05-2008, 10:32 AM
Yes, but they are hardly local. It's an hour to get to the closest regular meeting site (about 50 miles away). Some functions are closer, but others are 2 hours away. That's nothing, I'm sure, compared to other places around the country.

JRoberts
06-05-2008, 04:18 PM
quote:Originally posted by Scott

Yes, but they are hardly local. It's an hour to get to the closest regular meeting site (about 50 miles away). Some functions are closer, but others are 2 hours away. That's nothing, I'm sure, compared to other places around the country.


I know what you mean. Saturday's meet for our chapter will be about a 2 1/2 hour drive one way (and it is predicted to be 103[}:)]). July's meet will only be 90 miles away. For most of our members unless you are actually holding a meet there is a drive of between 1 and 3 hours. For shorter drives I guess we should join our local street rod clubs, but then there would be very few Studebakers, or people who understand our disease. ;)

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

oldguy
06-05-2008, 08:44 PM
Nearest club is over 80 miles away, "somewhere" in the hill country near Austin. Didn't get an answer as to where and when the next meeting was. Seems like San Antonio would be big enough to have a chapter. Then again, I don't need a members jacket or lapel pin or monthly meetings; just some people who likes Studes, to hang out with.

San antonio TX. 53 Champion Coupe, to be brought back from the dead.
"Of course it will fit, I have a torch"

blackhawk61
06-06-2008, 11:39 AM
Yes I do belong to the NCSDC...and also a local "classic car" club too.

1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/chevpartsman/61HawkChevypartsmanreduce.jpg
Ken Byrd
Lewisville,NC

Anne F. Goodman
06-06-2008, 06:52 PM
Yeah I just couldn't help myself was wondering again about Members so I Brought the Thread up again. I know its old news to those of you that have been around for eons but lots of new Folks have been on the Forum Lately. Just wanted to make sure we got them connected with their local Clubs. I know I sure enjoy our LOcal. So much so that I gave up my Chairmanship of Neighborhood Watch a Position that I held for 13 years to devote my energies to promoting the Studebaker Marquee. Just wanted other folks to have the same Fun That I have been having.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
1955 President State
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpghttp://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/GusMater.jpghttp://s122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/th_DSCN17232008-01-01.jpg

52-fan
06-06-2008, 07:33 PM
It is amazing that this topic has resurfaced after all this time. In the 30+ years that I have been a member of SDC I have lived several places where I did not belong to a local chapter. Sometimes I was just too busy to join and sometimes I was in a place where there was no chapter. Now that I am back in central Arkansas I am again in a chapter. Unfortunately, we only meet every other month and are scattered all over. We really enjoy the meetings and we share information and encourage each other on our projects.
I am fortunate to be able to ride to meetings with my brother because neither of my cars is drivable, but as soon as the Daytona is safe to drive it will be going with me. Paint and finish don't matter to most people they just like to see the Studes.
I regret that in the 15 years that I lived in Texarkana I did not try to start a chapter. While I was there I met people who owned Studebakers, but were unconnected. An opportunity lost.

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

52-fan
06-06-2008, 07:57 PM
Weird, Anne, how the computer placed your post ahead of mine. I wonder if it is because of the time zone difference? The computer appears to put the posts in order by time posted, but it does not allow for time zones.
I any case, the people who own a Studebaker and are not active in a local chapter are missing out. I was reluctant to join the Little Rock chapter years ago because I expected a bunch of stuffed shirts, but Studebaker people are not like that. Everybody needs encouragement to keep those projects on track. I just wish we could spend time helping each other on our cars.

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

rockne10
06-06-2008, 08:49 PM
The Keystone Region Chapter is probably one of the larger Chapters, with members scattered from Switzerland to New Zealand. We schedule at least one activity each month. Several of these are always in the same place: February Planning Meeting at Midway Diner, Swap Meet at York, Spring Banquet at Allenberry and Monument Meet at Heidlersburg.

All other activities are determined at the Planning Meeting through the following April. Members at the Planning Meeting bring their suggestions and a calendar is set. It's pretty normal to have eighty people at the Planning Meet, some driving three hours to get there.

Sometimes the event is two hundred miles in one direction or another. It gives us the chance to invite the club to our neck of the woods. We have had the opportunity to enjoy each others company at dozens, if not hundreds, of diverse venues, visiting locations or events we never would have thought of going by ourselves. And, it's not unusual to have everyone driving five or six hundred miles over a two day weekend.

No matter where you go, someone will be driving a distance. The opportunity needs to be shared.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

52-fan
06-06-2008, 09:56 PM
Back when I was Tourmaster for the old Little Rock chapter we used to tour to various places and had a good time. Unfortunately, our current meetings are mostly eat and meets with visiting in the parking lot before splitting up. With the price of fuel I wonder if some will start to skip the meetings altogether.
When I lived in Texarkana and belonged to the Louisiana chapter they met in a different place each month. Usually the Shreveport meeting was the only one close enough for my family to attend and after the second year of no newsletters we dropped out.:(

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

Rod Barclay
06-06-2008, 11:28 PM
quote:Originally posted by oldguy829

Nearest club is over 80 miles away, "somewhere" in the hill country near Austin. Didn't get an answer as to where and when the next meeting was. Seems like San Antonio would be big enough to have a chapter. Then again, I don't need a members jacket or lapel pin or monthly meetings; just some people who likes Studes, to hang out with.

San antonio TX. 53 Champion Coupe, to be brought back from the dead.
"Of course it will fit, I have a torch"


Central Chapter meets in the College Station/ Bryan area. Call Mark Brians,President, he is a great source of info. (254)939-3011

Rod Barclay , North Texas Chapter.

Pat Dilling
06-06-2008, 11:47 PM
I am a member of the Karel Staple Chapter in Sacramento. We have a very active club usually 25-30 members and a dozen or more Studes at most meetings. We have a lot of fun together.

Pat

Pat Dilling
Olivehurst, CA
Custom '53 Starlight aka Stu Cool

hawk1up
06-07-2008, 10:47 AM
Well my local chapter Bakersfield Ca is 2 hours away. I have yet to attend but I do keep up my dues and hope to be able to attend a meeting soon if the old 59 flat 6 Silver Hawk will make it there and back otherwise I'll drive my Ranger pickup. They are an awesome bunch they send a card on my birthday and my kids don't even do that.