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BobPalma
01-10-2012, 04:40 PM
'Just got off the 'phone with Malcolm Berry. Many of you know Malcolm as the fellow who owns the white 1963 R2 Daytona Wagonaire he drives all over the country. See photos of the car in Post #7, below.

Malcolm's call brought me/us up to speed on two items; one minor and one a Great Big Deal.

Minor Item: Phil Harris at Fairborn Studebaker changed telephone providers today; Tuesday, January 10, 2012. His 'phone service was down for several hours and when you called any of his numbers, a recording came on saying the number had been disconnected! That led several people to think something might be "wrong" with Phil or Fairborn Studebaker, but that is not the case.

The new phone service was up and running with the same telephone numbers as always within the afternoon, so there's nothing amiss with Phil Harris or Fairborn Studebaker.

Great Big Deal: On Thursday, January 5, Malcolm Berry's 1963 Daytona Wagonaire was the subject of a 650-odd image photo shoot inside and outside the historic Art Deco Cincinnati Ohio Union [train] Station and will be the subject of an extensive article in the very next edition of the glamorous quarterly(?) magazine, Motor Trend Classic.

(In fact, Malcolm was told that issue goes to press the third week of January!)

Anyway, Malcolm drove the car the 50 miles from his Dayton OH-area home to the Cincy train station early that morning, as he was to be in position by 7:30 AM. He met the MTC-assigned photographer, who Malcolm reports was as professional as she was attractive. (Although I wasn't there to make that call, I'll take Malcom's word for it.)

Malcolm says they had it all arranged with the train station to get the car into the beautiful atrium/rotunda, where they took hundreds of photos of his Wagonaire with the historic murals as a backdrop. See the third photo down in this link for an idea where they were:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnati_Museum_Center_at_Union_Terminal

Then, they pushed the Wagonaire back outside and waited for dusk, where Malcolm says they shot dramatic photos with "just right" lighting in the early evening.

Malcolm was interviewed extensively for what will be an accompanying article. He specifically requested "plugs" for both The Studebaker Drivers Club and Turning Wheels. The editor/writer, having been appropriately impressed with Malcolm's car and its interesting history, assured Malcolm they will appear in the magazine account.

'Can't say for sure when the next issue of Motor Trend Classic will appear on newsstands, but it sounds like this article and dramatic photos of Malcolm Berry's 1963 R2 Daytona Wagonaire will knock yer' socks off.

Congratulations and thanks for being such a good Ambassador, Malcolm, albeit not of the American Motors persuation.<GGG> BP

FlatheadGeo
01-10-2012, 04:59 PM
Great news, indeed! Thanks, BP.

bob40
01-10-2012, 04:59 PM
Thanks,Bob for the report and thanks to Malcolm for getting a Studebaker more face time with the motoring enthusiasts at large.
If one young person reading Dads(or Moms)copy of the magazine develops a interest in Studebakers that would be great.

Bob Andrews
01-10-2012, 05:18 PM
As I've told Malcolm before, his car is probably my favorite Studebaker. Got a ride in it in CeRap! Only flaw I could find was the place of ownership:)

Keep us posted when the issue comes out. If there's any book stores left in my area by then :( I'll have to have a copy!

jclary
01-10-2012, 05:19 PM
.....Can't say for sure when the next issue of Motor Trend Classic will appear on newsstands.....BP

NEWSSTANDS!...do they still exist? Shucks...something else I'll have to track down.:rolleyes::p

(S)
01-10-2012, 05:25 PM
Love that wagon! I keep a picture of it on my tool box to remind me how I'd like to finish my wagon.

On a side note, I got a call from a guy near Seattle. he is working on an R2 Wagonaire that recently surfaced!! I'll pass the numbers to you when I get them. I am pretty sure this is an original installed R2 car.

Dick Steinkamp
01-10-2012, 05:38 PM
Here is Malcom's wagon towing his Avanti...South Bend, 2007...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/south%20bend/e0d2.jpg

(Malcom...are those your legs, or are you riding a chicken?) :D

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/south%20bend/debd.jpg

Here it is at Omaha...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Omaha/97b1.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Omaha/9a29.jpg


Here are a few more of Malcom's Avanti. Absolutely perfect stance (and in every other way also) :cool:...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/south%20bend/8968.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/south%20bend/IMG_2051.jpg

Silverplate
01-10-2012, 06:04 PM
I received a very descriptive email from Malcolm on Saturday about his photo experience in Cincinnati. Sounded like an awesome experience and a very long day. Malcolm and Phil are both great ambassadors for the Studebaker Family of enthusiasts! Mike

BobPalma
01-10-2012, 06:40 PM
Thanks for the photos, Dick. BP

JRoberts
01-10-2012, 07:24 PM
What fantastic news! If any person and his car deserves this kind of coverage Malcolm and his wagon are the ones. I first saw the car several years ago at the Tri-State Meet in Asheville, NC. It is as awesome in person as it is in pictures. Best of all it gets driven.

BobPalma
01-10-2012, 09:16 PM
What fantastic news! If any person and his car deserves this kind of coverage Malcolm and his wagon are the ones. I first saw the car several years ago at the Tri-State Meet in Asheville, NC. It is as awesome in person as it is in pictures. Best of all it gets driven.

Right, Joe. Malcolm said Motor Trend Classic offered to pick the car up for him and trailer it the 50 miles to Cincy January 5th. Malcolm said "...nothin' doin;' if it's gonna be there, I'll drive it there!" BP

studegary
01-11-2012, 12:47 PM
It is a very nice Wagonaire and well done. I would be proud to own it. With that said, I am surprised that MTC was interested enough in it to do a feature article on it. Is MTC aware of how modified the wagon is? Will they point out the modifications in the article? This reminds me of when a modified 1962 Hawk had major coverge in a magazine because it was a First Place SDC car. Later, the magazine found out that the First Place was in a modified category.

8E45E
01-11-2012, 01:03 PM
It is a very nice Wagonaire and well done. I would be proud to own it. With that said, I am surprised that MTC was interested enough in it to do a feature article on it. Is MTC aware of how modified the wagon is? Will they point out the modifications in the article?

In the interest of historical accuracy and any readers who are unfamiliar with Studebakers, I also hope they point out the modifications as well. The could end up with a barrage of letters if they do not make mention of these modifications.

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?47228-Minor-Editorial-Rant-Motor-Trend-Classic&highlight=petersen

Craig

BobPalma
01-11-2012, 01:07 PM
It is a very nice Wagonaire and well done. I would be proud to own it. With that said, I am surprised that MTC was interested enough in it to do a feature article on it. Is MTC aware of how modified the wagon is? Will they point out the modifications in the article? This reminds me of when a modified 1962 Hawk had major coverge in a magazine because it was a First Place SDC car. Later, the magazine found out that the First Place was in a modified category.

Somebody at Motor Trend Classic became enamored with Wagonaires and R2 engines.

When "they" found out the two could be had in the same car, they set out to do an article on one specific car: A 1963 or 1964 Studebaker Lark Daytona (OK, Gary; Daytona only in 1964) station wagon with sliding roof and R2 engine. Those were the "gimmies;" that's what they wanted.

Simply, Malcolm's was the best one they could find that filled the bill. It's no more complicated than that. BP

StudeRich
01-11-2012, 07:26 PM
/Cut/ OK, Gary;Daytona only in 1964[/I]) station wagon with sliding roof and R2 engine. Those were the "gimmies;" that's what they wanted./Cut/

Opps, what? Daytonas only in '64! I don't think so, Malcomb's IS a Daytona!

I must have misunderstood our esteemed SDC CoOperator Columist! :confused: :(

BobPalma
01-11-2012, 09:29 PM
Opps, what? Daytonas only in '64! I don't think so, Malcomb's IS a Daytona!

I must have misunderstood our esteemed SDC CoOperator Columist! :confused: :(


Yes, Rich; you misunderstood.

What I was saying is this: In 1964, the car would be known as, simply, a Studebaker Daytona, as opposed to being identified as a Lark Daytona in 1963.

My original sentence said this: A 1963 or 1964 Studebaker Lark Daytona station wagon with sliding roof and R2 engine.

I knew if I left it like that, Gary would jump in to "correct" me that the vehicle was not a Lark in 1964, only in 1963.

Hence my disclaimer; "only a Daytona in 1964," as opposed to it being identified as a Lark Daytona in 1963. The disclaimer centered around the use of the word "Lark," not Daytona.

(Trying to preempt things around here can also be misunderstood, it would appear. Whew!) <GGG> BP

Andy R.
01-27-2012, 01:28 AM
Photographer Joel Quimby features Union Terminal and a few images of the Wagonaire. Very cool.
http://www.joelquimby.com/unionterm/h122334d5#h122334d5

ShwetaNaik
01-27-2012, 02:17 AM
I just love those cars..

avantilover
01-27-2012, 09:21 PM
I'm a subscriber to MT Classic which is as BP said a Quarterly publication. I'm sure they'll get the details on modifications into the story, but with no disrespect intended to Gary, who but Studebaker folks would even know (or care) that it's modified??? We get minimal publicity in the mainstream automotive media although many pieces I read are nostalgic and positive about the contribution Studebaker made to Automotive history.
Here is a link to MT Classic subscription page on Source Interlink's website https://www.circsource.com/store/storemagazinedescription.html?magId=239

StudeRich
01-27-2012, 10:34 PM
Thanks Andy for posting the link to some previews. I sure hope the Feature article has REAL Photos though!

You could never tell what a real Wagonaire looks like with all of those terrible "bubble" pics from using the wrong Lens too close. :mad:

Some people may call that Art, obviously NOT me. :(

jimmijim8
01-28-2012, 05:39 AM
I just wanna know one thing. Does the wagon have full disc hubcaps? jimmijim

BobPalma
01-28-2012, 07:44 AM
I just wanna know one thing. Does the wagon have full disc hubcaps? jimmijim

'Not sure what you mean by "full disc hubcaps," Jimmy.

Malcolm normally drives and shows the car with non-stock slotted wheels and small, non-Studebaker dog-dish hubcaps, as shown in Post #7, above.

In the teaser photos linked in Post #17, above, it looks like the wagon was fitted with full-diameter Studebaker wheel covers, possibly 1963 Hawk, for the photo shoot. BP

Harv
01-28-2012, 07:25 PM
Very informative thread guys. I look forward to a great multi-page spread on Malcolm's R2 Wagonaire.
The current issue of Motor Trend Classic (Winter 2011) contains two Studebaker related articles.
The first (pages 92-99) is about "Mr. 500", Andy Granatelli. Lots of great photos and reading.
On page 140 is the Affordable Classics article. It features our '64 GT Hawk. Detroit MT Editor Todd Lassa saw our car at the Ypsi Orphan Car Show in late Sept 2011.
He handed me his business card and interviewed me on site. He asked for a good photo which I took a few days later and emailed him.
The article has a few errors in it (golden hawk?, hemi?) but I got a kick out of seeing in there anyhow.

jimmijim8
02-07-2012, 05:58 AM
That be it. ok cheers jimmijim

Silverplate
02-25-2012, 05:54 PM
Picked up the Spring Issue of Motor Trend Classic tonight at Barnes and Noble featuring Malcolm's Wagonaire. Awesome eight page color article. Way to go Malcolm!

JRoberts
03-01-2012, 10:06 AM
I picked my issue up at Barnes and Noble a couple of days ago. The article on Malcom's Wagonaire is a good one. I would love to see some pictures of that car when Phil and Malcom drag raced it in its early days. This is the most expensive magazine I have ever purchased, but the Wagonaire story was well worth it. Other articles too are very good and very informative. (Did you know that the last 289 Cobra was an automatic, from the factory? Me either.)

studebaker-R2-4-me
05-14-2012, 05:20 PM
I received this link this afternoon in my email box. A good read all around. Well done Malcolm!

http://www.motortrend.com/classic/features/1103_1962_studebaker_lark_wagonaire_daytona/


Allen

2R5
05-14-2012, 07:25 PM
Malcolm showed me the issue at SB swap meet.....its probably the best Studebaker article I've ever seen !

Studedude
05-14-2012, 08:56 PM
Well done!

Lark Parker
05-15-2012, 02:55 PM
Malcolm showed me the issue at SB swap meet.....its probably the best Studebaker article I've ever seen !

Yes, DITTO!