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JimC
05-19-2012, 01:10 AM
Just a reminder for anyone on the forums, the local SDC chapter is hosting an orphan car show at Bushwackers in Ralston NE tomorrow (Saturday 5/19/12) starting at 9:00am. I have two seniors graduating this weekend, but my wife gave me permission to be there for the first hour or so to see who shows up early and take a few pictures. If you're in the area, last years show was really great. Totally worth attending if you can.

Edit - pics from the show here (http://youstude.com/2012/05/how-i-became-part-of-the-orphan-car-show/).

clonelark
05-19-2012, 05:20 AM
Also a Orphan car show in Tulsa Ok. at the Bass Pro in Broken Arrow Ok today 5/19/2012

41 Frank
05-19-2012, 06:52 PM
A 1956 Packard Caribbean convertible stole the show by winning the "Best Orphan" award today at Husker Chapter's Orphan Car Show at Omaha. Forum member JimC took lots of pictures, so some may appear here. Some makes represented were: Hudson, AMC,Plymouth, Kaiser, Crosley, Olds, Pontiac, Mercury, Willys, Henry J, Packard and about 20 Studebakers. Several Chevies and Fords (we don't discriminate) <GGG>

JimC
05-19-2012, 08:21 PM
Man, that Caribbean was sharp! I have a couple shots I managed to take:

http://youstude.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/IMG_2943.jpg
I tried several times, and I never could get a completely unobstructed view from the front, so many people kept popping in to look at it. It was well deserved attention, as evidenced by the quality work put into it

http://youstude.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/IMG_2944.jpg

I really liked this Speedster:
http://youstude.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/IMG_2933.jpg

But the zip van that showed up sure was pretty too:
http://youstude.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/IMG_2926.jpg
(The restoration had all the proper era postal markings, covered up by the Studebaker magnets. I got the shots shortly before he uncovered them. I meant to go back, but never did.)

If you looked close enough, you might even see my little '63 in the crowd :D
http://youstude.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/IMG_2905.jpg

Funny story, I seriously didn't intend to enter the show. I've only had the car a couple days after all. I haven't even had time to wash and wax it, something it desperately needs after living in a garage without regular use for some time. However, when I got there, they raised the gate and started flagging me in, so I figured "why not". The only part I didn't enjoy was when the oversized tires rubbed against the fenders as I was trying to park it. It was my first car show as an entrant (if only for an hour), but I had a lot of fun, and I'm really glad I did take part. Next time, I might even wash the thing first! :D

By the way, I took piles more photos. They're posted on my blog, right here:

http://youstude.com/2012/05/how-i-became-part-of-the-orphan-car-show/

JimC
05-20-2012, 12:57 AM
Also a Orphan car show in Tulsa Ok. at the Bass Pro in Broken Arrow Ok today 5/19/2012Did you manage to get any photos?

clonelark
05-20-2012, 02:35 AM
Our Orphan show was kinda a flop, Put on by the Corvair club about 30 cars, 26 of them were Corvairs 1 very rusty 55 De Soto, a Pantera, a 63 Pontiac Bonneville and my 64 Commander. Sorry didn't take pictures.

bezhawk
05-20-2012, 09:43 AM
That is a 55 Carribean

52-fan
05-20-2012, 12:19 PM
Love that black Lark.

paintim613
05-20-2012, 12:57 PM
Thanks for the great pictures!

JimC
05-20-2012, 03:35 PM
Love that black Lark.I haven't told the guy who owns it yet, but every time I see that car I'm mentally taking notes for my '60 sedan project. I was in a little bit of a hurry, so I didn't get as many pictures as I had hoped to, and there were some really neat cars that for whatever reason I totally forgot to shoot. Go figure. There's always next time!

41 Frank
05-20-2012, 04:44 PM
The owner of that black 60 Lark is JJB here on the Forum. Resides in Council Bluffs across the river from Omaha,

I haven't told the guy who owns it yet, but every time I see that car I'm mentally taking notes for my '60 sedan project. I was in a little bit of a hurry, so I didn't get as many pictures as I had hoped to, and there were some really neat cars that for whatever reason I totally forgot to shoot. Go figure. There's always next time!