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Tom B
07-24-2005, 06:37 PM
In the current issue of the Smithsonian Magazine, on page 22, is a short article on Speed Week at Bonneville Salt Flats.

Very few cars are mentioned, including a highly modified RX 7 and a '53 yellow Studebaker, driven by Bob Drury.

Perhaps the Studebaker marque is beginning to get the recognition it deserves.

Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe
'60 Lark VI

07-25-2005, 03:15 PM
I saw that too. I was hoping there would be a picture of the Stude. Maybe there is a website about the salt flats that would have pictures of the cars. Anyone know?

1953 Chev. 210 Convertible, 261 6cyl w/Offy dual intake (But I always did love Studebakers!)
1995 Dodge/Cummins Pickup, 250 HP, 620 Ft. Lbs. of Torque, ATS trans.

07-25-2005, 05:02 PM
Here's one link to a Stude's experiences.


Ignore the 'can't find' message and click on the left margin items, one at a time. There are images in some of them.

This car set a class record in August 2004, is returning this year to better it.

Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe
'60 Lark VI