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dictator27
07-12-2007, 10:56 AM
Just had a look at this website www.pekingparis.com. The race, which has just ended, followed the route of the original 1907 race and was open to cars up to 1970 I believe. One of the competitors (car #111) was a 1950 Commander starlite. In the race info it it listed as a 51. Haven't seen the results yet, so don't know where it finished, but take a look under progress reports at day 26.

Terry
27 Dictator sedan
54 Commander Starliner.

glen
07-12-2007, 11:06 AM
Looks like, in the awards category they took 2nd place in class 4
(vehicles from 1941 to 1955)....though the overall results are not
posted.

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

glen
07-12-2007, 11:06 AM
Looks like, in the awards category they took 2nd place in class 4
(vehicles from 1941 to 1955)....though the overall results are not
posted.

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

Chris Pile
07-12-2007, 01:16 PM
Glen - I checked and they came in 5th in the Classic Category (Pre '61). If you looked at the Awards lists they were not among the Top 3.

The drivers Thomas Hayes (Ireland) & Thomas Vann (USA) completed the 8000 mile plus route in 219 hours, 4 minutes, and 7 seconds (about 36.5 days).

The white over orange 1950 Starlite Coupe stood out among the 135 competitors, of which only 118 finished.



Chris Pile
The Studebaker Special
Midway Chapter SDC

Chris Pile
07-12-2007, 01:16 PM
Glen - I checked and they came in 5th in the Classic Category (Pre '61). If you looked at the Awards lists they were not among the Top 3.

The drivers Thomas Hayes (Ireland) & Thomas Vann (USA) completed the 8000 mile plus route in 219 hours, 4 minutes, and 7 seconds (about 36.5 days).

The white over orange 1950 Starlite Coupe stood out among the 135 competitors, of which only 118 finished.



Chris Pile
The Studebaker Special
Midway Chapter SDC

go-studebaker
07-13-2007, 07:25 AM
Well that is not a road trip for the faint hearted.

It would be a fabulous event to compete in if you can handle the GBP 30-40k fees. Thats a cool 60 - 80k US

Greg

Greg Diffen
Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
1939 Commander Sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1961 Hawk
1963 Daytona Hardtop
1988 Avanti Convertible

go-studebaker
07-13-2007, 07:25 AM
Well that is not a road trip for the faint hearted.

It would be a fabulous event to compete in if you can handle the GBP 30-40k fees. Thats a cool 60 - 80k US

Greg

Greg Diffen
Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
1939 Commander Sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1961 Hawk
1963 Daytona Hardtop
1988 Avanti Convertible

glen
07-13-2007, 07:56 AM
Chris, the following link is were I got my info from:
http://www.pekingparis.com./extra10.html
Under "Class Awards": Class 4: Classic Cars 1941 - 1955: 2nd
place: 1951 Studebaker...

Was that a Concours before the race?

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

glen
07-13-2007, 07:56 AM
Chris, the following link is were I got my info from:
http://www.pekingparis.com./extra10.html
Under "Class Awards": Class 4: Classic Cars 1941 - 1955: 2nd
place: 1951 Studebaker...

Was that a Concours before the race?

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

Chris Pile
07-13-2007, 09:38 AM
quote:Originally posted by glen

Chris, the following link is were I got my info from:
http://www.pekingparis.com./extra10.html
Under "Class Awards": Class 4: Classic Cars 1941 - 1955: 2nd
place: 1951 Studebaker...

Glen - I stand corrected! I just should have scrolled down a little farther.
So what do you suppose the 5 is for in "Overall Pos" on my link. There are many 5's awarded on other cars, and they can't all be 5th overall.
http://www.pekingparis.com/ppdata/results.php


Chris Pile
The Studebaker Special
Midway Chapter SDC

Chris Pile
07-13-2007, 09:38 AM
quote:Originally posted by glen

Chris, the following link is were I got my info from:
http://www.pekingparis.com./extra10.html
Under "Class Awards": Class 4: Classic Cars 1941 - 1955: 2nd
place: 1951 Studebaker...

Glen - I stand corrected! I just should have scrolled down a little farther.
So what do you suppose the 5 is for in "Overall Pos" on my link. There are many 5's awarded on other cars, and they can't all be 5th overall.
http://www.pekingparis.com/ppdata/results.php


Chris Pile
The Studebaker Special
Midway Chapter SDC

glen
07-13-2007, 10:04 AM
Personally it looks like they need to go back to the
drawing board and start over....you are right the
results make no sense.....maybe they gave them
a 5th just by making the finish line. The 1941 - 1955
and 1955 - 1961 became 1 class at the finish.

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

glen
07-13-2007, 10:04 AM
Personally it looks like they need to go back to the
drawing board and start over....you are right the
results make no sense.....maybe they gave them
a 5th just by making the finish line. The 1941 - 1955
and 1955 - 1961 became 1 class at the finish.

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

JRoberts
07-14-2007, 03:43 PM
No matter where it finished that Bullet Nose was keeping some high class company during that event!

Joe Roberts

JRoberts
07-14-2007, 03:43 PM
No matter where it finished that Bullet Nose was keeping some high class company during that event!

Joe Roberts

JRoberts
07-14-2007, 03:54 PM
Looks like there are no Studebakers signed up for the 2008 events yet. Whose going?:D

Joe Roberts

JRoberts
07-14-2007, 03:54 PM
Looks like there are no Studebakers signed up for the 2008 events yet. Whose going?:D

Joe Roberts