View Full Version : 1941 Studebaker champion wins best of show at dulles carshow

09-23-2012, 06:50 AM
My 1941 Studebaker champion won best of show at the Dulles car show on 9-22. The car was preped very well the day before and was near perfect. It is not often that folks get to see a prewar car at a show of this type.There were many cars at the show and this one was one of many originals. Some of the stories that I was told made me think that Studebakers were very important to people in their everday lives more so then I first imagined. i was never so proud of a car the way I was yesterday. A gentleman stopped me on my way out and told me that by not altering he car he had the upmost respect for me. That touched me. This car has been in movies and done it's duty. I just wanted the Studebaker world to know that our cars are loved by many.

09-23-2012, 07:48 AM

09-23-2012, 08:36 AM
GOOD for YOU!! I love the old orignals. I wish I had a prewar. I once owned a 40 Commander but sadly had to let it go after I wrecked a Hawk and was laid up for 2 months.

09-23-2012, 09:52 AM
That's really cool. Love the color combo...is that stock too? Regards, Junior.

Pat Dilling
09-23-2012, 10:21 AM
Excellent! You should be very proud.

09-23-2012, 10:58 AM
Very nice car. Congratulations! You've got a right to be proud.

Pass that love for Studebakers forward.

Chris Pile
09-23-2012, 11:04 AM
Outstanding, Rodney!

09-23-2012, 11:16 AM

09-23-2012, 11:47 AM
Congratulations, it's a beauty.

Sam Ensley
09-23-2012, 12:28 PM
Congratulations on your win. That is a fine-looking car. These 1941 Studes are coming into their own. I have one just like yours, including fender skirts, except the color. I couldn't believe when it got a first place in its division at South Bend and a best of show at the tri-state meet. I drive it just about every day.

09-23-2012, 01:44 PM
I'd be proud of that car too. The top and trim color is unusual. A dealer added item?

09-23-2012, 02:32 PM
what a beauty!!! :!!:

curious if yours, and Mr. Ensley's "skirts" were original equipment, dealer accessories or later add-ons?

i took the skirts off my '40 after the consensus here on the forum were that they were added later, as they appeared to be "too large".17818

after that - no trophy, but picked up a couple of "Original Survivor" plaques at local car shows...:)

again, congratulations! :cool:

09-23-2012, 03:39 PM
Congratulations from the Aussie forum crew.

09-23-2012, 07:28 PM
That is one sharp car! I like it! Every time I see one of these "old" Studebakers,I want to get one. Congrats on your win!

09-23-2012, 07:44 PM
Come on now ; I see two trophys . . What else you win ?

09-23-2012, 08:09 PM
You want to be careful taking that car to shows...you will end up having to add a room onto the house for all the hardware you are going to receive!

Beautiful car - and as far as Studebakers go - one of its absolute best years for style and design...

09-24-2012, 11:17 AM
Thanks all, The cars skirts were made for me by Mr. agrape many years ago. I would not dream of removing them. The other tropy was for interior. I have had the car out to the Rockville show with my club The Studebaker potomac chapter. Mr. Ensley that is a real nice example of our car. I wish there were more of these cars around, When I built mine I had never seen another. The color was thought up by me years ago. You can see this car in the movie "My One and only"

09-24-2012, 11:47 AM
Wow. Congratulations and thanks for showing it.

09-24-2012, 12:00 PM
Well deserved, congrats

09-24-2012, 01:21 PM
Well done!
Thanks for keeping it stock and showing the flag.

09-24-2012, 03:04 PM
Congratulations, Rodney. The Potomac Chapter salutes you

09-24-2012, 06:27 PM
Hey Rodney- great news. Too bad you couldn't have had your gorgeous Hawk there too. Then you would have had more hardware to carry home.

09-24-2012, 07:22 PM
Good show!

Sam Ensley
09-24-2012, 08:47 PM
The fender skirts on my car were on it when I got it. The PO said he got them off ebay. They appear to be standard tear-drop skirts that can be found at venders on the internet. Corvanti, I have some skirts for my 41 Commander that are like those on your '40. They fit inside the wheel opening. Regular tear-drop sklirts won't fit on a Commander because the fenders have a raised section around the wheel well.

09-25-2012, 06:40 PM
What a gorgeous car. Congratulations.

09-25-2012, 06:59 PM
Congratulations; what a sweetheart. BP