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52-fan
08-14-2016, 02:14 PM
I was just looking at an ad on ebay for a 52 Champion in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It has an Arkansas antique tag so it's not one brought in recently by someone who has just moved. Things like this make me wonder how many more nice cars are owned by people who never bother to contact a local chapter. Obviously, I would like to see this one at our chapter's meetings. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-Champion-/182242472436?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2a6e7f71f4:g:DrYAAOSwgZ1Xr7qz&item=182242472436

Commander Eddie
08-14-2016, 02:24 PM
I was just thinking about this yesterday on our drive home from the coast. There is a '56, '57, '58? Studebaker painted red, white and blue, perched in a tree in someone's property that we pass every time we make this trip. As I glanced over at it this time I wondered how many Studebaker's are still on the road but owned by people who have no knowledge of or interest in the SDC. My guess is we would be surprised by the number. There may be more cars out there then we really know of.
I saw the car you point to while browsing e-bay and thought that was a really nice car. I hope it ends up in the hands of someone who will put it on the road and in the club.

Chris Pile
08-14-2016, 02:42 PM
That red is pretty, ain't it?

345 DeSoto
08-14-2016, 03:06 PM
If you're Chapter includes Branson Missouri, the car I'm working on was purchased by my Wife and I from Betty Pearce...a Charter member of the Ozark Trails Chapter.
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52-fan
08-14-2016, 03:40 PM
I'm president of the Studebakers of Arkansas chapter. Ozark Trails is a good bunch of folks though. Most of our chapter will be in Branson in September for their Orphan Car Show.
In any case that red car is why its a good thing I'm not rich. I would have to add that one to my collection. ;)

mbstude
08-14-2016, 03:45 PM
Some people like and own Studebakers, but don't have the time or desire to be committed to a club. And that's okay too.

The local SDC Chapter had its bimonthly meeting yesterday, just a couple of miles from my house. The only Stude in attendance was a '29 President, though we had a nice array of Toyotas, Chevys, and Chrysler products. The only thing on most peoples' minds was what to order for lunch. ;)

Flashback
08-14-2016, 04:39 PM
I went to look at a Studebaker race car, a while back, and before I left we went to lunch in a beautiful original Hawk. Then, he showed me and our mutual friend, a 53 coupe and a super nice Avanti in a warehouse. He's had all of them a long time. About 20 miles from me. Only ever knew he had the race car.

Mikado282
08-14-2016, 05:42 PM
I was just thinking about this yesterday on our drive home from the coast. There is a '56, '57, '58? Studebaker painted red, white and blue, perched in a tree in someone's property that we pass every time we make this trip. As I glanced over at it this time I wondered how many Studebaker's are still on the road but owned by people who have no knowledge of or interest in the SDC. My guess is we would be surprised by the number. There may be more cars out there then we really know of.
I saw the car you point to while browsing e-bay and thought that was a really nice car. I hope it ends up in the hands of someone who will put it on the road and in the club.

Is this on 99W\18\22 route? If so, Where is it at? Thank you, I am just curious. Having driven that road since 1966 over 600 times to LC I can tell you what the road is going to do before you even see it. I remember the old Dundee signs proudly proclaiming to be "The Nut Capital of the World!!". Also was the biggest speed trap in Oregon at one time. Story goes the entire police force budget was funded with speeding fines. And you had better be at 25mph when you hit the speed sign or your goose was cooked.

Commander Eddie
08-14-2016, 06:06 PM
Mikado282 - The car is along the north side of Hwy 18 a few hundred feet off the highway.
Dundee is now considered the center of Oregon wine country. The filbert trees are quickly disappearing.
The Dundee police were merged a while back with the Newberg police, but the town does now have a brand new fire station.
The decades long wait for the Newberg/Dundee bypass is under construction and due to be completed next year. This will alleviate the traffic through Dundee. 99W through town will be repaved and a major beautification project is underway.
Even the dusty old county road we live on in the hills above town is being paved for the first time.
Times are changing fast around here, but that old Studebaker is still up in the tree (just West of Grande Ronde Casino I believe).

Mohr HP
08-14-2016, 06:26 PM
I think there's a nonconformist/ outsider mindset that attracts people to Studebakers, so you're bound to get a percentage of owners that aren't involved with other like minded individuals.
I'm always amused when some puffed up proud owner declares his car to be "One of X number of (their particular model) left", or "One of X number known."
Just watch The show "Pickers", or look at these Estate sale pictures, and it should be evident that a number of cars are dormant, hidden, or unknown, and their current owners have zero desire to expose them in any way. It's a means to assert a level of exclusivity, but I feel INCLUSIVITY is needed more in this hobby.

StudeMann
08-15-2016, 03:35 PM
There are many reasons why someone may not be part of a car club.
I had been a member of our local chapter for a few years in the past but not for the last few years. This is because the regular meetings and most events are scheduled on days I can rarely attend. This schedule works for 95% of the members so it isn't feasible for the club to change to suit my availability. So, after a few years where I could only do 1 or 2 meetings or events I decided not to renew my membership in the local chapter. However, I try to still participate in the local IDYSD when I can. The local club members are glad to have me along in the tour, particularly since I bring one of the most 'iconic' Studes - a bullet-nose.

Mohr HP
08-15-2016, 09:14 PM
StudeMann, I hear you! I'm a graveyard shift worker with Monday-Tuesday_Wednesdays off. Tough to be car guy with that. Instead, I drive my old iron daily wherever I go.