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SN-60
06-30-2016, 08:01 PM
A tip of the hat to Jane & Gary Ash & crew for a well organized SDC International meet....I've been 'under the weather' all week, but did make it there today and enjoyed the show greatly!

We saw many cars we'd never seen before (REALLY liked the 'Speedster ll' convertible roadster)....Weather was perfect, and we saw several old friends and even a few SDC Forum buddies.

I'm sure many photos of this meet will be posted. I took several, which I'll post soon!

57pack
06-30-2016, 09:26 PM
Wish I could've made it!

GrumpyOne
06-30-2016, 10:55 PM
I'm stuck in red hot Austin but hope that all that attended had a good time.

JoeHall
07-01-2016, 03:38 AM
I am in Japan currently, but wish I coulda been there too. Sometimes it would be nice to have a clone. :)

am not r2
07-01-2016, 05:20 AM
pics pics pics!

SN-60
07-01-2016, 05:38 AM
The 'Speedster ll' Roadster....

2R5
07-01-2016, 06:17 AM
Tons on Facebook , Studebaker addicts , the place to be

StudeNewby
07-01-2016, 07:09 AM
Looks like fun! Makes me excited for next year's meet in South Bend!

52-fan
07-01-2016, 08:49 AM
Interesting conversion. The engine looks like it has some of Jeff Rice's handiwork.

56Golden
07-01-2016, 09:15 AM
The 'Speedster ll' Roadster....

Was wondering if that '53/'55/'56 Studebaker Speedster convertible PROTOTYPE would surface!!!:!!:

Buzzard
07-01-2016, 11:34 AM
SN-60
Thanks for posting the pics. Can you explain the purpose of the extra side air ventilation intake? At first I thought it may be air induction but can't see any evidence.
Bill

Mohr HP
07-01-2016, 12:10 PM
This whole Speedster 2 concept came from Bob Bourke drawings for a proposal. The drawing had dual vents. Vic and Connie have much to be proud of, and nicer people you'll never find.

StudeRich
07-01-2016, 12:39 PM
Was wondering if that '53/'55/'56 Studebaker Speedster convertible PROTOTYPE would surface!!!:!!:

There is No '55 anywhere on it, and that is a GOOD Thing! Well, except for the name of course.

1954khardtop
07-01-2016, 12:59 PM
I just got back, had a great time. It's a 200 mile drive for me, the longest yet after putting the car back together last summer. It's earning my trust as I venture farther and farther. Maybe South Bend next year!
Thanks to all the volunteers who made it possible. I caught up with some friends, met some new ones, and put faces with some forum names. Glad I went, wish I could have stayed for the banquet tonight.

63t-cab
07-01-2016, 02:41 PM
Sorry but you have it WRONG, clearly One can see the Door Panels/Seat Pattern "55 Speedster". and We have to wonder what this Project actually started Life as,possible 55 - would have to see the SP. either way a fine Piece.


There is No '55 anywhere on it, and that is a GOOD Thing! Well, except for the name of course.

Deaf Mute
07-01-2016, 02:43 PM
A lot of time and $$$$$$$ went into that "prototype". The workmanship is excellent!

SN-60
07-01-2016, 05:04 PM
The workmanship that went into this Stude coupe was something to behold.....and so wasn't the 392 CI blown Chrysler Hemi! :woot:

SN-60
07-01-2016, 05:09 PM
This 1956 Golden Hawk in Sunglow Gold over Yellowstone is beautiful...I mean REALLY BEAUTIFUL!!!

SN-60
07-01-2016, 05:16 PM
If you like Studebaker Avantis, Dick Vaux's New York Auto Show '64 will make you happy! :D

jclary
07-01-2016, 05:25 PM
Thank you SN60! Those of us, self-imposed, face book hold outs appreciate your pictures.:!:

SN-60
07-01-2016, 05:25 PM
Here's the '57 Golden Hawk Studebaker prototype '400' brought down from Maine.... A very special Hawk indeed! :!:

SN-60
07-01-2016, 05:31 PM
If the SDC gave out an award for "Best Original Factory Paint Job"...in my opinion this '89 Avanti coupe would win!..This color is outstanding!!! :)

SN-60
07-01-2016, 05:37 PM
This custom '57 Golden owned by the Rodhouse's has R2 Hawk mechanical and Stude Avanti interior touches....Jack DRIVES this car....AND IT GOES!!!! :eek:

SN-60
07-01-2016, 05:42 PM
I loved this solid Velvet Black '56 Golden...check out the outstanding interior in this rig!!

Mark Klinger
07-01-2016, 05:45 PM
Here's the '57 Golden Hawk Studebaker prototype '400' brought down from Maine.... A very special Hawk indeed! :!:

Thanks for the post Ed. I must have been away when you stopped by, would've enjoyed meeting you. We had a great time, enjoyed meeting lots of new folks and showing the Hawk. 200 miles each way for us, couldn't have asked for more if she was a new car. And I even got 13mpg on the highway, a 30% improvement!! Guess more high speed runs are in order.

SN-60
07-01-2016, 05:49 PM
Studebakers such as these two takes one's breath away!!:!!::!!:

SN-60
07-01-2016, 05:55 PM
How about this sneaky little Stude Lark wagon with the blown V8 under its hood!!:ohmy:

1954khardtop
07-01-2016, 05:56 PM
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Here's Ed Ellis's Stude powered twin supercharged modified. The engineering and workmanship are incredible! And Ed's a great guy as well.

SN-60
07-01-2016, 05:59 PM
Yeah Dwight,....Twin Novi superchargers....God knows how much HP this Stude engine can develop!! :eek:

SN-60
07-01-2016, 06:01 PM
This '1954khardtop' is spectacular!! :!: :D

SN-60
07-01-2016, 06:07 PM
I really liked the 'look' of this Lark convertible! :!:

1954khardtop
07-01-2016, 06:07 PM
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Thanks Ed. It was nice meeting you and your wife. Here's a beautiful '56 GH taking its turn in the judging tent.

Buzzard
07-01-2016, 06:15 PM
Thanks SN-60 for the great posts allowing those of us who couldn't attend to dream about next years event. You have certainly whet our appetite!
Bill

SN-60
07-01-2016, 06:19 PM
You're welcome all! :)

SN-60
07-01-2016, 06:24 PM
For 1956 Sky Hawk fans, THREE of them were brought to this meet...I got photos of two...the other was Snowcap White over Velvet Black! :!:

SN-60
07-01-2016, 06:32 PM
The 'Studebaker SS Coupe', built years ago by Californian Paul Gunder, is alive and well and was brought to this show by its current owner, and my good friend, Wayne Mullin. :)

SN-60
07-01-2016, 06:38 PM
This '57 Packard owner may be holding a new voltage regulator for his beautiful car! :confused:

SN-60
07-01-2016, 06:41 PM
Brian Greenall.....Where are you?????? ;)

SN-60
07-01-2016, 06:55 PM
A gorgeous 1964 GT 'Super' Hawk, R2, Powershift........

63t-cab
07-01-2016, 07:11 PM
That one caught My Eye also, I had this thought of tossing the Kids in the back "and getting on the Gas hard" :) with em bouncing all around back there :eek:.


How about this sneaky little Stude Lark wagon with the blown V8 under its hood!!:ohmy:

SN-60
07-01-2016, 07:41 PM
That one caught My Eye also, I had this thought of tossing the Kids in the back "and getting on the Gas hard" :) with em bouncing all around back there :eek:.

Well said Joe!..and, once again, I really liked that cool hat you were wearing!! :!!:

SN-60
07-01-2016, 07:45 PM
Two very, very nice 1955 President Speedsters made the big show! :):!:

The Hialeah Green/Sun Valley Yellow job was equipped with stick o/d!!!

SN-60
07-01-2016, 07:53 PM
Here's a few more shots of the Snowcap White/Velvet Black 56J that was seen earlier in the judging tents! (Dig the unusual chrome plated air cleaner, oil cap, and filter):!:

SN-60
07-01-2016, 07:59 PM
Another 'killer' '57 Golden....Just plain beautiful!!!

SN-60
07-01-2016, 08:08 PM
A couple more views of the beautiful '53 hardtop with the twin NOVI supercharged Studebaker V8....This car is really something! :!!::!!:

SN-60
07-01-2016, 08:12 PM
Bob Bourke would be proud! :!:

SN-60
07-01-2016, 08:15 PM
And this stunning turquoise '63 Stude Avanti......:!:

SN-60
07-01-2016, 08:25 PM
We'd ALL like to break into our piggy banks for this one! :)

1954khardtop
07-01-2016, 08:27 PM
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How 'bout these two old-timers getting ready to cross the desert?

SN-60
07-01-2016, 08:31 PM
Well allright Dwight!...I 'bagged' those too! :D

SN-60
07-01-2016, 08:34 PM
I don't think '64 Daytona convertibles get much nicer than this one! :!!:

Lou Van Anne
07-01-2016, 08:41 PM
Wow! that one will complete my bucket list.

I don't think '64 Daytona convertibles get much nicer than this one! :!!:

HAWK64
07-01-2016, 11:05 PM
Ed,
Thanks for all your great photos from a non attendee in Melbourne, Aust.

plee4139
07-02-2016, 05:33 AM
The Green one's mine. Imagine my surprise when I saw two others! That's me on the right trying to fix my display.

SN-60
07-02-2016, 06:36 AM
And yet another beautiful 1957 Golden Hawk...I liked this one a lot.:)

SN-60
07-02-2016, 06:43 AM
Speaking of '57 Goldens, my friend Dennis Jolicoeur displayed his real nice '400' tribute model.....Dennis has racked up THOUSANDS of miles on this Hawk...including a few trips to South Bend, since restoring it thirty+ years ago!

SN-60
07-02-2016, 06:48 AM
What a nice banner on the hood of this gorgeous Avanti ll!......It really gets your attention! :D

SN-60
07-02-2016, 06:52 AM
And what lurks under the hood of this '63 Avanti??? (Andy G. would have liked this car!)

packardHawk58
07-02-2016, 07:18 AM
Hey Ed, great photos! Its like almost being there.
Is that 64 Daytona Convertible one of the R1 production cars?
The Gold 57 GH looks a real nice restoration as with the Yellow 56 GH. I notice a lot of the Hawks are sporting White interiors.

junior
07-02-2016, 07:49 AM
Thank you SN60! Those of us, self-imposed, face book hold outs appreciate your pictures.:!:

x2 here! That Speedster II is so refreshing to see something 'new' as far as modifieds are concerned and the workmanship appears to be stellar. cheers, Junior

SN-60
07-02-2016, 10:11 AM
A grand old gentleman! (oops!..the car!! :whome:)

SN-60
07-02-2016, 10:17 AM
This Studebaker Avanti painted in what I believe to be 'Avanti Gray' was stunning!...Like the wheels & tires! :!:

SN-60
07-02-2016, 10:21 AM
I thought this '64 GT Hawk painted in a pale yellow looked really nice! :)

SN-60
07-02-2016, 10:27 AM
A 'perfect' 1953 Starliner!!

SN-60
07-02-2016, 10:31 AM
Ya gotta love 1950 Land Cruisers! :!:

SN-60
07-02-2016, 10:39 AM
Here's a nice example of an early 'A' series Avanti ll...Hey, isn't that jackb (Stude Forum) with his unrestored R series Stude truck in the background?? :D

SN-60
07-02-2016, 10:44 AM
Pristine '63 Avanti R2 with the turquoise/fawn Regal interior....This baby has won a few trophies!! :!!:

SN-60
07-02-2016, 10:48 AM
This color looked really nice on this 'R' series!

SN-60
07-02-2016, 10:58 AM
Studebakers everywhere!!...I feel bad about the cars/trucks I missed photographing...:(

PS...The blue '64 Daytona convertible is an ex-Granatelli car.

SN-60
07-02-2016, 11:02 AM
A few more.........:)

Lou Van Anne
07-02-2016, 11:35 AM
Thanks for posting....

StudeDave57
07-02-2016, 01:18 PM
Thanks for posting these Ed.
Considering all the chatter I'm hearing/reading elsewhere online---
I'm very shocked that I have yet to see photos of that Avanti III posted here... :ohmy: :confused: :rolleyes:



Sorry but you have it WRONG, clearly One can see the Door Panels/Seat Pattern "55 Speedster".
Sorry, but I think you are also wrong. Clearly.
'Speedster inspired' would be a better way to describe it... ;)




StudeDave '57 :cool:

mnmfive
07-02-2016, 02:01 PM
The 'Speedster ll' Roadster....
Very nice car!

Deaf Mute
07-02-2016, 03:41 PM
We had a GREAT WEEK in Warwick... Meeting our Stude friends just once a year is a drawback but we make the most of it. :cheers: Thanks to Jane and her crew for all the hours they put in making this a great meet.... too bad we didn't have more cars there,
(I am guilty of that as we drove my wife's '13 Chrysler from Iowa and are in Boston now and returning home via Maine and Canada... too many logistics for the Stude).

SN-60
07-02-2016, 04:13 PM
You're welcome, everyone!.....Good weather sure means a lot, and we lucked out there! :)

On to South Bend '17!!!!!!!!!!:woot:

j.byrd
07-02-2016, 04:47 PM
SN-60, thanks so much for your great photos ! Looks like you had some of our Hawaii weather and a really nice group of cars.

SN-60
07-02-2016, 06:07 PM
Hey Ed, great photos! Its like almost being there.
Is that 64 Daytona Convertible one of the R1 production cars?
The Gold 57 GH looks a real nice restoration as with the Yellow 56 GH. I notice a lot of the Hawks are sporting White interiors.

Not sure on that Daytona Brian, I didn't have a chance to speak with its owner....Ed

57studesilverhawk
07-02-2016, 08:48 PM
Studebakers such as these two takes one's breath away!!:!!::!!:

The cars were great , the old , the special, yes ALL, great show.

SN-60
07-03-2016, 01:17 AM
SN-60
Thanks for posting the pics. Can you explain the purpose of the extra side air ventilation intake? At first I thought it may be air induction but can't see any evidence.
Bill

No, I really can't....but the bodywork was well done...and I think it looks kind of cool!! :!:

David Daoust
07-03-2016, 07:25 AM
Not sure on that Daytona Brian, I didn't have a chance to speak with its owner....Ed

I am the owner of the Laguna Blue Daytona convertible in post #69. It was not a factory R1 (although it's R1 spec now) and yes, it is the Granatelli car. 64V18827.

Greenstude
07-03-2016, 04:44 PM
Jane Ash and her committee put together a wonderful meet --- we are so glad we could participate! Met friends new and old, saw lots of very interesting Studebakers, found good things in the swap meet, enjoyed the awards banquet, had an excellent tour of Newport, took lots of photos --- what more could one ask! Those who unfortunately were unable to attend missed a super event!

Bill and Karen Jarvis

raprice
07-03-2016, 05:21 PM
My wife and I got home from the Int'l Meet on Friday evening. The weather was fantastic and the cars were great. I got to meet a number of Forum friends as well as Stude members I've seen in Turning Wheels. We had a great time.
Rog

packardHawk58
07-04-2016, 03:56 AM
I am the owner of the Laguna Blue Daytona convertible in post #69. It was not a factory R1 (although it's R1 spec now) and yes, it is the Granatelli car. 64V18827.

Dave, I was talking about the White 64 Convertible in posting #38 with the R badges on the fenders and it has R equipped engine components on the engine.

Photoguy
07-04-2016, 04:02 PM
Here are a few additional photos. I believe the bus was from 1916. I thought I overheard the firetruck being registered as a 1928
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SN-60
07-04-2016, 05:20 PM
Great shots!...I believe the bus is owned by Bob Valpey, of Center Harbor New Hampshire. :)

LarkTruck
07-04-2016, 07:14 PM
A tip of the hat to Jane & Gary Ash & crew for a well organized SDC International meet. Weather was perfect.

Ditto,
Great Meet, THANK YOU Jane, and Crew!
J & J Sinclair

SN-60
07-04-2016, 09:25 PM
Yes Brian,
That is 64V19734, the LAST Avanti Powered Convertible built. It was once in my stable, but life got in the way and I sold it. I had hoped the car would have received the level of restoration it deserved, but as you can see by all the crap under the hood, and incorrect top, it didn't.
I was stunned to see it, and another, 64 Vert that also had issues tied for Best of Division. Not sure what they served at the Judges Breakfast that morning, or maybe they couldn't see well under the tent????? Have the judging standards been lowered? Or have we now become part of the politically correct, let's not upset anyone movement?
JS


Brian, the '64 Daytona R1 convertible pictured in post #38 is an absolutely beautiful car.... I, for one, would be proud to own this car! :!:

packardHawk58
07-05-2016, 03:15 AM
Yes Brian,
That is 64V19734, the LAST Avanti Powered Convertible built. It was once in my stable, but life got in the way and I sold it. I had hoped the car would have received the level of restoration it deserved, but as you can see by all the crap under the hood, and incorrect top, it didn't.
I was stunned to see it, and another, 64 Vert that also had issues tied for Best of Division. Not sure what they served at the Judges Breakfast that morning, or maybe they couldn't see well under the tent????? Have the judging standards been lowered? Or have we now become part of the politically correct, let's not upset anyone movement?
JS

Jim, Thanks for getting back to me on that car, I am curious of when one of the 24 built R Convertibles pop up.
Was that the ex Gary Firce car?
I do have the second last production Convertible out of Canada.

packard352
07-05-2016, 07:43 AM
Rear fins and check-mark from 56J's

David Daoust
07-05-2016, 09:05 AM
More Warwick PIctures

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1954khardtop
07-05-2016, 03:53 PM
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I got a shot of this one going thru the judging tent. There was some discussion ( in jest ) by the judges on whether the hubs should be wood or metal.

57studesilverhawk
07-05-2016, 07:55 PM
I just got back, had a great time. It's a 200 mile drive for me, the longest yet after putting the car back together last summer. It's earning my trust as I venture farther and farther. Maybe South Bend next year!
Thanks to all the volunteers who made it possible. I caught up with some friends, met some new ones, and put faces with some forum names. Glad I went, wish I could have stayed for the banquet tonight.

Still on route back to Saskatchewan Canada, Driving the 57 Silver Hawk, Its been a great trip, At Eau Claire WI for the night, severe thunder storms for this area to night. The Hawk has been running great. Looking forward to South Bend next year.

plee4139
07-06-2016, 06:23 AM
You can imagine my surprise when I saw the two others.Mine's the green one, and some years ago i discovered that there are supposedly 66 of them registered in the country! That's me on the right trying to get my display put back together. I know someone in San Diego who has one, and that's it. An altogether pleasant experience except for the near-inedible meal at the buffet. Anyone else agree with me?

studegary
07-07-2016, 02:31 PM
[QUOTE=plee4139;1000036 An altogether pleasant experience except for the near-inedible meal at the buffet. Anyone else agree with me?[/QUOTE]

I didn't respond to this the last time that you made mention of it. I guess that most others do not agree that it was "near-inedible" since no one replied. It was not what I thought it would be for a surf and turf dinner at the price charged (about twice the price of a better dinner at the restaurant in the same hotel). By being selective, I found it to be okay. The chicken was okay, the corn on the cob was good and the chowder was good, but not warm enough.

Skip Lackie
07-08-2016, 09:56 AM
An altogether pleasant experience except for the near-inedible meal at the buffet. Anyone else agree with me?

There may not be anybody except Gary to answer your question. As I recall, only about 10% of our membership uses this Forum, and not everyone reads every thread (I don't). And less than 5% of our membership attended the Warwick meet, and not everyone went to the buffet dinner (I didn't). I think the general consensus is that the Warwick meet was very well organized (thanks Ashes!) and that the venue was, overall, a very good choice with plenty of parking, nice grounds, plenty of conference rooms and other facilities, and a competent staff. Even the food and booze were pretty much up to high standards. The on-field food truck on concours day was a nice touch. But the various welcome events and banquets always present a problem. Making and serving a decent meal to several hundred people at the same time is something that many hotels still struggle to accomplish, even though the US Army does it every day. It's always expensive, it's always only so-so (or worse) in quality, and it's usually luke warm at best. At least next year's meet will offer fewer opportunities for screw-ups.

raprice
07-08-2016, 02:32 PM
My wife and I had a great time in Warwick and the weather for the Thursday concours was perfect. A great variety of Studebakers to please just about anyone. I really enjoyed meeting some of my forum friends and also seeing friends I'd previously made a previous National Stude meets.
Rog

SN-60
07-09-2016, 09:50 AM
You can imagine my surprise when I saw the two others.Mine's the green one, and some years ago i discovered that there are supposedly 66 of them registered in the country! That's me on the right trying to get my display put back together. I know someone in San Diego who has one, and that's it. An altogether pleasant experience except for the near-inedible meal at the buffet. Anyone else agree with me?

I don't know!...We went back to the 'Fireside' restaurant, where we enjoyed a delicious 'full bellied' clam plate, complete with steak fries, cole slaw, and freshly baked warm bread for only $14 a person! :!!:

The 'ice cold' Coors Light on draft wasn't so bad either!! :whome:

SN-60
07-11-2016, 05:59 PM
Just today heard from Geoff Crall...he (and his father, Ron) own The Granatelli Avanti #63R-1025. Apparently, they arrived at the Crown Plaza shortly after I left..so I missed them.:(

Did anyone on this forum see this special Studebaker Avanti and possibly photograph it?...If so, please post those photos!! :)

WCP
07-11-2016, 10:14 PM
Had a talk with him about the car and R3's but didn't take any photos!

Pat Dilling
07-11-2016, 11:29 PM
A 'perfect' 1953 Starliner!!

Thanks for posting all the great pictures. This one is the same color combination that my parents had and the first Studebaker I remember. I have seen very few this color.

Pat