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GTtim
06-04-2006, 09:18 PM
I went to a show in New London, WI today and had a great time. Picture
a perfect sunny day with the temp in the mid 70's. The setting was an
old city park with mature trees and old stone park buildings. There
were about 300 cars there with a good mix of rods and originals and
pretty much all the brands were covered. There were two Studes there
with my '64 R2 GT being one of them. Now for the interesting part. I
was told to park starting a new row making my car the farthest from
everything. My Hawk is far from a show car, with bondo coming out of
the rust, cracked paint, bad chrome, and several small dents. I got
parked next to a perfect '69 Chevelle SS 396 convertible. By the end
of the day I was feeling sorry for the owners because of all the
attention my Hawk was getting. I had a constant stream of people
saying, 'Nice car.' asking about the engine and other Stude
information. I had the owner of two very nice Porsches come back twice
to talk about Studes. I had people come back with their friends to
show them the car. I'm not trying to brag, because believe me there is
nothing special about me and precious little special about the car,
what I'm trying to say is I think the car appreciating public is hungry
for Studes and anyone who doesn't get their car out there is missing a
lot of fun.
Okay I'm putting the soapbox away now.
Happy trails,




Tim K.
'64 R2 GT Hawk

Studedude
06-04-2006, 09:40 PM
quote:I had the owner of two very nice Porsches come back twice
to talk about Studes. I had people come back with their friends to
show them the car. I'm not trying to brag, because believe me there is
nothing special about me and precious little special about the car,
what I'm trying to say is I think the car appreciating public is hungry
for Studes and anyone who doesn't get their car out there is missing a
lot of fun. I agree, Tim. Our group took five cars to the show yesterday... a GMC pick-up, a '55 Ch**y, a '50 Merc, a Firebird convert, and my Stude. We all got to park together. The GMC and the Firebird took home prizes, the rest of us were just there to enjoy the day. All five of my friends (there was an extra guy along, who's car is not finished yet) observed the fact that more folks were looking over the Stude more than any other car along that line of cars... the car was surrounded by folks all day, many others just got casual glances. Two of my buddies commented, "If there was a Peoples' Choice, that Studebaker would sweep the field." I might be biased, but I also think they may have been right. The most rewarding moment was when I saw a daddy with about a 2 year old youngster on his shoulders. The little guy pointed at the Stude, and yelled, "[u]OH, DADDY, LOOK AT THAT RED CAR!!" </u>Daddy did, and maybe a seed was planted in the little guy's heart to want a Studebaker one day. GET 'EM OUT THERE FOR THE PUBLIC TO SEE!

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stude freak
06-04-2006, 10:00 PM
Wait !!!!!! You mean a gmc pu and a fire bird took home prizes n Sheba" got nothing?I see it this way Dave you took home the best prize.

Roscomacaw
06-04-2006, 11:55 PM
And I agree!;)

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

Chris Pile
06-05-2006, 12:49 AM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude
The little guy pointed at the Stude, and yelled, "OH, DADDY, LOOK AT THAT RED CAR!!"
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I know the feeling, Dave.
I once took my rusty, not-completed '49 Champion to a show along with my nephew's sleek and beautiful '69 Dodge Charger in bright red. We were parked aways off from the crowd, and as folks approached they would point and smile.
My nephew would stand up, eager to greet them and show off his shiny award-winning Mopar. They would walk right by him to "ooh & ahh" over my fat old Stude with the faded paint and scratched chrome.
The disappointed look of my nephew's face every time was delightful.