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BobPalma
06-07-2007, 02:56 PM
:) Book [Magazine] Report Time.

'Just got my subscriber's copy of The July 2007 Hemmings Muscle Machines in today's mail. 'Likely on newsstands in a week or two. [:p]:D 'Nice issue, as usual.

[8D] CONGRATS to our Nate Nagel: They printed Nate's lengthy, all-pro Studebaker Letter-to-the Editor, on Page 39. They even pulled up a photo of Nelson Bove's '64 R3 Commander and placed it above Nate's letter, well positioned on the right page so it will be immediately noticed. 'Way to go, Nate; well spoken.

This issue also contains a Tom Shaw Feature Article on The 2006 Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race. [:p] Nice Stude coverage and mention, as Tom always does. Great photo of Ted launching The Stude Tomato in the second shootout race against the 1971 LS-6 427 Corvette. ;)

Here's part of the caption to that photo: "[The] Stude Tomato, as the guys in the Studebaker Club call it, is a highly-caffeinated '63 Lark R2 (supercharged) that's set up and tuned for racing, and driven by Ted Harbit, eight-time NHRA record holder. It's a screamin' sleeper and The Studebaker Club, which has a big outing to The Pure Stock Drags, loves nothing more than knocking off prestige muscle cars with the humble Lark. Today's victim is Jeff Morgan and his '71 LS6 Corvette. But Jeff's Stingray is no pushover...."



[u]Coming Up:</u> I've reviewed and corrected, as appropriate, a major Studebaker muscle feature article ;)[:p][}:)] scheduled for the [i]August 2007 Hemmings Muscle Machines, but am not sure I have permission to state the contents. [8]:( Stay tuned! :D BP

th12t33n
06-07-2007, 03:12 PM
stude power WOOT!

62 Lark Hardtop, 289 v8 stude power.

th12t33n
06-07-2007, 03:12 PM
stude power WOOT!

62 Lark Hardtop, 289 v8 stude power.

showbizkid
06-07-2007, 03:52 PM
Power to the people! Way to go, Bob and Nate!


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

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

showbizkid
06-07-2007, 03:52 PM
Power to the people! Way to go, Bob and Nate!


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

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

Roscomacaw
06-07-2007, 04:27 PM
Love it! Love it all!:D

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
06-07-2007, 04:27 PM
Love it! Love it all!:D

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

8E45E
06-07-2007, 05:29 PM
Such a shame all this great recognition is coming 45 years too late!:(

Craig

8E45E
06-07-2007, 05:29 PM
Such a shame all this great recognition is coming 45 years too late!:(

Craig

BobPalma
06-07-2007, 09:55 PM
quote:Originally posted by 8E45E

Such a shame all this great recognition is coming 45 years too late!:(

Craig


:) It's not too late, Craig; seriously. Actually, the various car magazines back then, especially Motor Trend and Hot Rod, didn't do all that bad a job reporting Studebaker's efforts, all things considered. That the buying public was mezmorized by 396 Chevelles [V] and the excitement attendant to 289-powered Fairlanes [xx(] wasn't Studebaker's fault; they were trying to stay in the game at least. [8D]

But the history of the muscle car era is being written NOW and Studebaker is being properly written into it. :D[^]:D What more could we ask? [:p] BP

BobPalma
06-07-2007, 09:55 PM
quote:Originally posted by 8E45E

Such a shame all this great recognition is coming 45 years too late!:(

Craig


:) It's not too late, Craig; seriously. Actually, the various car magazines back then, especially Motor Trend and Hot Rod, didn't do all that bad a job reporting Studebaker's efforts, all things considered. That the buying public was mezmorized by 396 Chevelles [V] and the excitement attendant to 289-powered Fairlanes [xx(] wasn't Studebaker's fault; they were trying to stay in the game at least. [8D]

But the history of the muscle car era is being written NOW and Studebaker is being properly written into it. :D[^]:D What more could we ask? [:p] BP

8E45E
06-07-2007, 11:32 PM
[/quote]

:) It's not too late, Craig; seriously. Actually, the various car magazines back then, especially Motor Trend and Hot Rod, didn't do all that bad a job reporting Studebaker's efforts, all things considered. That the buying public was mezmorized by 396 Chevelles [V] and the excitement attendant to 289-powered Fairlanes [xx(] wasn't Studebaker's fault; they were trying to stay in the game at least. [8D]

But the history of the muscle car era is being written NOW and Studebaker is being properly written into it. :D[^]:D What more could we ask? [:p] BP
[/quote]

I guess that is true, MT and HRM did devote a cover story on the R-series cars (Lark-types) in late '63/early '64. What I am getting at, is Studebaker gave up just when it was starting to get exciting performance-wise, like the 340 engine that was under development, and further existing engine/driveline/chassis developments with Granatelli, etc. There was even an all-coil spring chassis in the works for 1965/6. The curtain fell to soon by those NYC based board of directors, so Egbert never really got to see his dream get fulfilled.:(

Craig

8E45E
06-07-2007, 11:32 PM
[/quote]

:) It's not too late, Craig; seriously. Actually, the various car magazines back then, especially Motor Trend and Hot Rod, didn't do all that bad a job reporting Studebaker's efforts, all things considered. That the buying public was mezmorized by 396 Chevelles [V] and the excitement attendant to 289-powered Fairlanes [xx(] wasn't Studebaker's fault; they were trying to stay in the game at least. [8D]

But the history of the muscle car era is being written NOW and Studebaker is being properly written into it. :D[^]:D What more could we ask? [:p] BP
[/quote]

I guess that is true, MT and HRM did devote a cover story on the R-series cars (Lark-types) in late '63/early '64. What I am getting at, is Studebaker gave up just when it was starting to get exciting performance-wise, like the 340 engine that was under development, and further existing engine/driveline/chassis developments with Granatelli, etc. There was even an all-coil spring chassis in the works for 1965/6. The curtain fell to soon by those NYC based board of directors, so Egbert never really got to see his dream get fulfilled.:(

Craig

BobPalma
06-08-2007, 08:49 AM
All true, Craig; no argument with any of your observations.

The deck was just stacked too hard against the automotive division by the time the '64s were launched against a backlog of unsold '63s, Egbert's illness, President Kennedy's assassination, formidable GM competition, etc, etc...it just all came down too hard within the Sept-Nov 1963 three-month period.

(Ironically, Andy Beckman called from the museum archives just yesterday afternoon, all excited about having discovered a rolled-up set of blueprints for the COIL SPRING rear suspension proposed for 1965 you referenced here! Now THAT's a coincidence!)

Are you coming to South Bend I hope? BP

BobPalma
06-08-2007, 08:49 AM
All true, Craig; no argument with any of your observations.

The deck was just stacked too hard against the automotive division by the time the '64s were launched against a backlog of unsold '63s, Egbert's illness, President Kennedy's assassination, formidable GM competition, etc, etc...it just all came down too hard within the Sept-Nov 1963 three-month period.

(Ironically, Andy Beckman called from the museum archives just yesterday afternoon, all excited about having discovered a rolled-up set of blueprints for the COIL SPRING rear suspension proposed for 1965 you referenced here! Now THAT's a coincidence!)

Are you coming to South Bend I hope? BP