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Scott
10-26-2007, 01:33 PM
This car comes from the French comic of the 1950s, "Spirou". I don't read French, but I sure love this little car! That big thing sticking up is supposed to be an antenna. I think there are two gendarmes in the front and a little dog in back. Update: I did some checking and I think the two people in the front are Spirou and Fantasio (two reporters) and the animal in back is probably their pet squirrel, "Spip".

http://images.forum-auto.com/mesimages/192846/13StudebakerStarliner3QPachaa.JPG

http://images.forum-auto.com/mesimages/192846/13StudebakerStarlinerGP1Pachaa.JPG
As far as I know the copyright on this is long expired.

http://www.objectible.net/series/SpirouVoitures/images/tome07/t7p36c7.jpg

Roscomacaw
10-26-2007, 02:43 PM
Cute! I don't read french, but I think that base plate says "The Dictator and the Champion"

Ironic or not, that both those are model names of Studebakers???[:0]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
10-26-2007, 02:43 PM
Cute! I don't read french, but I think that base plate says "The Dictator and the Champion"

Ironic or not, that both those are model names of Studebakers???[:0]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
10-26-2007, 03:02 PM
Well, that's different. Silly Frogs![:o)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
10-26-2007, 03:02 PM
Well, that's different. Silly Frogs![:o)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Scott
10-26-2007, 03:16 PM
Dave, I don't speak French, but I get the feeling that your comment is poking a little fun at the French, no?

Scott
10-26-2007, 03:16 PM
Dave, I don't speak French, but I get the feeling that your comment is poking a little fun at the French, no?

showbizkid
10-26-2007, 03:28 PM
I get the feeling Dave's comment was poking fun at Mr. Biggs!!


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
www.studebakersandiego.com

showbizkid
10-26-2007, 03:28 PM
I get the feeling Dave's comment was poking fun at Mr. Biggs!!


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
www.studebakersandiego.com

Scott
10-26-2007, 03:36 PM
I missed the second one. He's poking fun at both! [:o)]

Scott
10-26-2007, 03:36 PM
I missed the second one. He's poking fun at both! [:o)]

Roscomacaw
10-26-2007, 04:31 PM
I'll tell ya what's the joke! I wanna hear that scarred-headed Okie vocalize in French next time I'm in his company.[}:)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
10-26-2007, 04:31 PM
I'll tell ya what's the joke! I wanna hear that scarred-headed Okie vocalize in French next time I'm in his company.[}:)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
10-28-2007, 12:19 PM
When I hear you VOCALIZE that - without Babblefish in visual range - I'll buy the 6-pack.:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
10-28-2007, 12:19 PM
When I hear you VOCALIZE that - without Babblefish in visual range - I'll buy the 6-pack.:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
10-28-2007, 05:44 PM
Dammit! Don't muddy my resolve with your darned DETAILS!;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
10-28-2007, 05:44 PM
Dammit! Don't muddy my resolve with your darned DETAILS!;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
10-28-2007, 06:44 PM
Yes - yes, I should know by now, eh?[V]

Edit: Thinking about it for a moment.... TWICE I've gone for a ride in Sheba and TWICE I've come away with a laundry bill. I sense a pattern developing.[V]

;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
10-28-2007, 06:44 PM
Yes - yes, I should know by now, eh?[V]

Edit: Thinking about it for a moment.... TWICE I've gone for a ride in Sheba and TWICE I've come away with a laundry bill. I sense a pattern developing.[V]

;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe