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    I retired from General Electric today with 32 1/2 years service. I started there 44 years ago, had several breaks in service due to lay offs and career side tracks.
    I drove the same car to work on my first day and my last day. It looked like the first picture when I bought it in 1972. The second and third pictures were taken today.
    Dwight 54 Commander hardtop

  • #2
    Congratulations on both your retirement and maintaining a great looking '54 all these years.

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    • #3
      Still the best looking car in the lot.
      Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

      40 Champion 4 door*
      50 Champion 2 door*
      53 Commander K Auto*
      53 Commander K overdrive*
      55 President Speedster
      62 GT 4Speed*
      63 Avanti R1*
      64 Champ 1/2 ton

      * Formerly owned

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      • #4
        Congratulations!!! Don't tell too many relatives you are retired!

        It's possible that you may never again have enough time to drive your Studebaker anymore!
        John Clary
        Greer, SC

        SDC member since 1975

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        • #5
          Wow that's cool! I wonder if my Dad did the same thing when he retired as I think he had his 54C the first day he started his life-long career with Kenwoth and it was still running and registered on his retirement day too. Congratulations and enjoy your retirement years! Junior
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          1954 C5 Hamilton car.

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          • #6
            I think your car looks even better after all these years. I hope that applies to you as well. Happy retirement!

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            • #7
              Congratulations!

              Outstanding!

              Gil Zimmerman
              Riverside, CA

              1955 Speedster
              1956 Golden Hawk
              1958 Packard Hawk
              1958 President
              1963 Avanti R2

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              • #8
                And the car definitely looks better than it did in '72. Doubtless you spared it the daily grind of baking and battering in that lot for most of those 44 years. Early Starliners are still a class act!

                Gil
                Gil Zimmerman
                Riverside, CA

                1955 Speedster
                1956 Golden Hawk
                1958 Packard Hawk
                1958 President
                1963 Avanti R2

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                • #9
                  Amazing loyalty to your Studebaker and G.E. You're definitely a member of a very exclusive club. Impressive!

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                  • #10
                    Enjoy yourself , I did it in Jan after 39 years and haven't looked back although I went back 5 times to help out , Now I am remodeling a bath room , Ed

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                    • #11
                      Congratulations!

                      Retirement translates into everyday being like Saturday...

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                      • #12
                        I'm jealous.....18 months to go for me.....
                        Mike Sal

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                        • #13
                          Dwight....I don't suppose it took you 32.5 years to find those grill bars?....congrats
                          Bill Foy
                          1000 Islands, Ontario
                          1953 Starlight Coupe

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                          • #14
                            Congrats! What an achievement & a cool car too.

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                            • #15
                              Kudos on your retirement and your Hawk!
                              Mike Davis
                              Regional Manager, North Carolina
                              1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

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