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BobPalma
06-07-2013, 08:37 PM
Congratulations to our own Lanny and Barb Bertram of Avon, Indiana, who won this evening's Indy Hi-Winders Pick at the Danville IN multi-make cruise-in around the town square:

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This was the First Friday Cruise-In sponsored by Danville merchants, Danville being the County Seat of our Hendricks County IN, the first county west of Indianapolis proper. Well over 100 cars were at the cruise-in, all around the blocked-off town square and for a block in all directions. The place was packed and the joint was jumpin', as those of us older than dirt occasionally say.

We had five Studebakers present: Lanny and Barb's 1963 R2 Lark Custom 2-door, Tom Flynn's dark blue 1960 Lark VIII 4-door (with straight stick!), Bob Fox's red 1960 Lark VI convertible, Chad and Elizabeth Walker's pretty Rose Mist 1963 Lark Six Regal 4-door, and my white 1964 Daytona. There were no Packards or Hudsons, and maybe 3 AMC cars. So there were still over 100 collector cars ranging from Corvettes to Mustangs to MoPar E-body cars; many of them -indeed, most of them- gorgeous.

Indy Hi-Winders is a large, multi-make hot rod club well known in central Indiana, founded and in continuous operation since 1962. They have a crew that goes around to various car shows and selects one, yes, ONE and only one at each show to honor as their PICK of The Show. The car is then featured on their website and Facebook page and such.

So, of all the cars at Danville's cruise-in tonight, they selected Lanny and Barb's immaculate, Ermine White, factory R2/4-speed 1963 Lark Custom 2-door as The Indy Hi-Winders Pick of the Show!

This is the coolest of beans...almost flash-frozen as a matter of fact, it is so cool.

Congratulations again, Lanny and Barb; well-played. :!!: BP

Lark Parker
06-08-2013, 12:33 AM
Clearly they recognized good stainless trim when they saw it!:D
Nicely done on the rest of the car too, Lanny.:!!:

8E45E
06-08-2013, 12:41 AM
Good work!! Some photos of it 'in action' here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?64043-Driving-the-old-track-at-the-proving-grounds&highlight=proving

Craig

mbstude
06-08-2013, 06:42 AM
Very deserving of a nice car owned by a super nice guy. Good job Lanny!


Clearly they recognized good stainless trim when they saw it!:D
Nicely done on the rest of the car too, Lanny.:!!:

Hey, that's my line! <g>

As the story goes, the Trim Trader trim for the car were some of the parts that didn't make it back from the resto shop. What ended up on the car were pieces from me (I'm sure the cores came from you) that I installed the day before the concourse at the 2011 international meet.

Hope you've been doing well, Dale!

SN-60
06-08-2013, 07:09 AM
WOW!.....LOOK at that engine compartment!

Lark Parker
06-08-2013, 09:24 AM
As the story goes, the Trim Trader trim for the car were some of the parts that didn't make it back from the resto shop. What ended up on the car were pieces from me (I'm sure the cores came from you) that I installed the day before the concourse at the 2011 international meet.

Yes probably so.
I had a lot of trouble with that shop, never paying, and not answering the phone or emails. I think it is out of business. Gee, I wonder why.
The shop's actual work was pretty good but........

Roscomacaw
06-08-2013, 02:44 PM
Wow! Quite an honor. Say, Lanny, is there any oil in that thing??? ;)

Pat Dilling
06-08-2013, 03:51 PM
Congratulations! Another example of the benefit of getting our cars out to multi make shows! Well Done!

BobPalma
06-08-2013, 07:07 PM
Wow! Quite an honor. Say, Lanny, is there any oil in that thing??? ;)

'Sure is, Bob; Lanny and Barb drive it all over the place. There's a trailer for it, but it is by no means a trailer queen. :cool: BP

Lanny Bertram
06-08-2013, 09:17 PM
Thanks for all the good words everyone. No one was more stunned than Barb and I. A lot of very good people have done a ton of very good work on our Lark and we are constantly humbled by the reception it gets everywhere it goes. We just could not be more proud.
Thanks again Everyone!