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    I will be in Elkhart picking up my new enclosed trailer on Monday August 20, 8AM. After that my plan is to go to the Studebaker Museum. Tuesday morning I am going to the ACD museum before I head back home. It is my understanding that Hooters in Mishawaka is still open, so of course there will be at least one trip there :-)

    If anybody wants to go to either museum, or a meal, or even just say hi and have a drink, let me know. I don’t get to see my Studebaker friends nearly enough.
    Proud NON-CASO

    I do not prize the word "cheap." It is not a badge of honor...it is a symbol of despair. ~ William McKinley

    If it is decreed that I should go down, then let me go down linked with the truth - let me die in the advocacy of what is just and right.- Lincoln

    GOD BLESS AMERICA

    Ephesians 6:10-17
    Romans 15:13
    Deuteronomy 31:6
    Proverbs 28:1

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    Originally posted by Bob Andrews View Post
    I will be in Elkhart picking up my new enclosed trailer on Monday August 20, 8AM. After that my plan is to go to the Studebaker Museum. Tuesday morning I am going to the ACD museum before I head back home. It is my understanding that Hooters in Mishawaka is still open, so of course there will be at least one trip there :-)

    If anybody wants to go to either museum, or a meal, or even just say hi and have a drink, let me know. I don’t get to see my Studebaker friends nearly enough.

    Enjoy, Bob. I always love going to South Bend. You'll want to make time in Auburn for the NATMUS museum directly behind the A-C-D building too.
    Bill Pressler
    Kent, OH
    (formerly Greenville, PA)
    Currently owned: 1966 Cruiser, Timberline Turquoise, 26K miles
    Formerly owned: 1963 Lark Daytona Skytop R1, Ermine White
    1964 Daytona Hardtop, Strato Blue
    1966 Daytona Sports Sedan, Niagara Blue Mist
    All are in Australia now

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    • #3
      Thanks, Bill, never heard of NATMUS. I just went to look it up and they have a crappy website, but I’ll probably stop by anyway.
      Proud NON-CASO

      I do not prize the word "cheap." It is not a badge of honor...it is a symbol of despair. ~ William McKinley

      If it is decreed that I should go down, then let me go down linked with the truth - let me die in the advocacy of what is just and right.- Lincoln

      GOD BLESS AMERICA

      Ephesians 6:10-17
      Romans 15:13
      Deuteronomy 31:6
      Proverbs 28:1

      Illegitimi non carborundum

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      • #4
        NATMUS is a good stop. Like it better than ACD. Give me a call when you get close to SNM.574-8five4 101three. See you.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DieselJim View Post
          NATMUS is a good stop. Like it better than ACD. Give me a call when you get close to SNM.574-8five4 101three. See you.
          Will do, my friend. Looking forward to seeing you.
          Proud NON-CASO

          I do not prize the word "cheap." It is not a badge of honor...it is a symbol of despair. ~ William McKinley

          If it is decreed that I should go down, then let me go down linked with the truth - let me die in the advocacy of what is just and right.- Lincoln

          GOD BLESS AMERICA

          Ephesians 6:10-17
          Romans 15:13
          Deuteronomy 31:6
          Proverbs 28:1

          Illegitimi non carborundum

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          • #6
            Bob: You might want to check out the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum if you can find time. 50 cars including a Tucker. NATMUS has the Futurliner #10 which was owned by my friend, Vi Hyde. There is a video "Miracle at Beaverdam" about its restoration. Sometimes, it is away from the museum for display. Safe travel.
            "Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional." author unknown

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            • #7
              Hours.
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              • #8
                I visited Gilmore Museum. Disappointed, not one Studebaker vehicle or Hood Ornament.
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                • #9
                  My son and I went to Natus, acd, and Gilmore prior to going to south bend in May, and the Gilmore was our favorite of the 3 then acd, then natus. All worth going to in my opinion.

                  Henry ford and greenfield village were also great!
                  54 Champion coupe
                  48 Champion Convert

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                  • #10
                    I agree that the Gilmore is a great museum to visit, and plan to spend most of the day, as there is a lot to see.
                    I was there last September and they had several Studebakers on display at that time.
                    I'll be there again this September, as our Model A club has a swap and gathering next to the Model A building.
                    I was wishing Gilmore had a similar Studebaker building, but then the SNM isn't so far away, and that's well worth the visit.

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                    • #11
                      Wow, lots of good ideas, Way more than I can fit into my day and a half schedule. And they don’t include Notre Dame, which I like to visit when I can. I guess I’ll just have to plan another trip to the South Bend area :-)
                      Proud NON-CASO

                      I do not prize the word "cheap." It is not a badge of honor...it is a symbol of despair. ~ William McKinley

                      If it is decreed that I should go down, then let me go down linked with the truth - let me die in the advocacy of what is just and right.- Lincoln

                      GOD BLESS AMERICA

                      Ephesians 6:10-17
                      Romans 15:13
                      Deuteronomy 31:6
                      Proverbs 28:1

                      Illegitimi non carborundum

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                      • #12
                        Wife and I went to Gilmore in March for the first time. Several Studes there, including a Coupe Express in the truck displays and the white Avanti that used to be at the Door Prairie Museum in Laporte, IN. Not all buildings were open when we visited due to the time of year. Gilmore is definitely worth navigation to the remote location.

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                        • #13
                          The Gilmore and the ACD museums are really great. It is always on my schedule whenever I go to South Bend. Allow plenty of time for each one.
                          Joe Roberts
                          '61 R1 Champ
                          '65 Cruiser
                          Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JRoberts View Post
                            The Gilmore and the ACD museums are really great. It is always on my schedule whenever I go to South Bend. Allow plenty of time for each one.
                            Definitely allow two full days for the Gilmore Museum, and one day each for ACD and NATMUS. And worthy of mention, although quite a few miles south of the I-90 is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 'Hall of Fame', which is also a "must see".

                            Craig

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