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Preliminary Schedule for 59th Annual Meet in Manitowoc

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  • Preliminary Schedule for 59th Annual Meet in Manitowoc

    Below is the preliminary schedule for the 59th Annual Studebaker Drivers Club Meet in Manitowoc, Wis. on September 12-16, 2023. In the near future a registration page will be set-up through the SDC and a print registration page made for Turning Wheels. Registration info, pricing, and hotel info will follow.

    Preliminary SDC Meet Schedule – Subject to change

    All tours will be self-driving with maps provided. Friday is open to additional seminars as needed or wanted.
    Transportation not provided except for Ladies Luncheon.
    All events take place at the Manitowoc County Fairgrounds unless noted.

    Tuesday September 12, 2023
    8AM Gates Open
    8AM-6PM Hospitality and Memorabilia Open
    10AM-6PM Vendor set up
    NOON-5PM Registration
    2-6PM Memorabilia set up
    4-6PM Swap Meet open
    6-7:30PM Ice cream social (Two Rivers)
    8:30-10PM Hospitality room open

    Wednesday September 13, 2023
    8-6PM Registration
    8AM-10PM Hospitality and Memorabilia Open
    8-6PM Swap Meet open
    8-NOON SDC Board meeting (hotel)
    9-10AM Seminar - Behind the Scenes at Studebaker 1.0, The Studebaker Railroad presented by Jan Young
    9 AM Toy & Watch Items accepted for judging through Thursday
    9AM-4PM Lambeau Field Tour
    9AM-3PM Seminar - Local Manitowoc attractions seminar at the library. Downtown Manitowoc Discovery (Museums, Cedar Crest Ice Cream, Berensten’s Candy, Rahr West Museum, West of the Lake Gardens, Breweries, etc.
    11AM-NOON Seminar - Behind the Scenes at Studebaker 2.0, Career of unsung Hero Studebaker Designer Bob Doehler presented by Bruce Anderson.
    11AM-2PM Ladies Luncheon Rahr-West Art Museum – bus transportation from Fairgrounds provided.
    10-1PM Vehicle Photos
    1-2PM Seminar - Studebaker and the Internet presented by Jim Pepper
    1:30-3PMZone Coordinators, Regional & Chapter meeting (hotel)
    3PM Judges Meeting
    3-5PM Band rehearsal
    6-9 PM Studebaker Parade to Two Rivers

    Thursday September 14, 2023
    8AM-5PM Registration
    8AM-6PM Swap Meet Open
    8-9AM Newsletter judging meeting (Hotel)
    9-9:30AM Seminar - Storing and/or Waking Up your Vehicle presented by Jim Pepper
    9:30-11:30AM TW live Co-Operator meeting – Bob Palma
    8:30AM-1PM Judging – Divisions 1-5
    8:30AM-1PM Vehicle Photos
    9-11AM Band rehearsal
    9:30-11AM Newsletter editor meeting (Hotel)
    Noon- 4PM Driving Dairy – Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center -Wine and Beer Tasting, Hennings Cheese, Pine Crest Historical Village.
    8-6PM Hospitality/Memorabilia Room
    NOON-1:30 PM Seminar - Cylinder Head and Intake Manifold Tech presented by Jeff Rice.
    1:30-2:15PM Seminar - Estate planning for vehicles and equipment presented by Jim Schwartz
    2:15-3PM Seminar - Properly insuring and protecting your collector vehicles presented by Dan Reidel
    4-6PM Food trucks dinner
    5-5:45PM SDC Band Concert
    6-7PM Membership meeting
    7-8:30PM Auction

    Friday September 15, 2023
    8AM-1PM Registration – Grounds open to Public at 3PM
    8AM-6PM Vendors open
    8:30AM-1PM Judging – Divisions 6-9
    8:30AM-1PM Vehicle Photos
    8AM-6PM Hospitality/Memorabilia room
    10-11AM Seminar - Master Gardening
    Noon Discover Two Rivers – Downtown events, Hamilton Wood Type Museum Tour, Cool City Brewery, Neshotah Beach and Waverly Restaurant)
    1PM-2PM Memorabilia Judging (watches, models, toys)
    4-9PM Food trucks
    6-9PM Pre-Car Show Celebration with music, wine, and beer

    Saturday September 16, 2023
    7:30AM Grounds open to public. Car show field open – All Make Car Show open
    9AM Cars show open to public
    8-NOON Swap Meet open
    NOON-1PM SDC band concert
    2-3:30PM Awards for SDC and Car Show
    4-5PM Pick up watches and memorabilia.
    NOON-7PM Food Trucks (possible fish fry) at show

    Additional self-guided tours and attractions:
    Dick Pollen’s Automobile Memorabilia tour
    SS Badger (Promotion)
    Pinecrest Historical Village
    Maritime Trail
    Wisconsin Maritime Museum and sub tours
    Cherney Maribel Caves County Park
    West of the Lake Gardens
    Winery tours; Trout Springs, Cold Country, Parallel 44, Silarian Vineyards
    Petskull Brewing Co
    Sabbatical Brewing
    Neshotah Beach Two Rivers
    All tours will be self-driving with maps provided. Friday is open to additional seminars as needed or wanted.
    Transportation not provided.
    All events take place at the fairgrounds unless noted in schedule.

  • #2
    Looking GOOD; thanks!


    • #3
      Looking forward to the meet. It is on our list of summer activities.
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      • #4
        Thanks for the update.
        "Man plans, God laughs".