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  • #16
    quote:Originally posted by lstude

    We had a meet of the Greater Virginia Chapter yesterday. It was a "Show & Tell meet and many people brought some interesting items....
    More interesting items-
    Here is lstude pondering how to next dazzle the crowd with his artifacts.

    And, studelark saying "let's see lstude top this one".

    And Guido saying "darn, my uncut sheet of turn-of-the-century postcards just got blown away"



    [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
    '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
    '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
    Museum R-4 engine
    1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
    1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)
    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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    • #17
      quote:Originally posted by lstude

      We had a meet of the Greater Virginia Chapter yesterday. It was a "Show & Tell meet and many people brought some interesting items....
      More interesting items-
      Here is lstude pondering how to next dazzle the crowd with his artifacts.

      And, studelark saying "let's see lstude top this one".

      And Guido saying "darn, my uncut sheet of turn-of-the-century postcards just got blown away"



      [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
      '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
      '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
      '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
      Museum R-4 engine
      1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
      1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)
      Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
      '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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      • #18
        quote:Originally posted by lstude

        Frank Drumheller (Studelark) brought his 53 Inside Facts books. In case you didn't know, there were only 5 of the 53 Inside Facts books produced because of the problems getting the 53 Studebaker into production. Frank has one of the originals and he also had a reproduction that was made by Richard Quinn. THe most interesting picture to me, was the Mobilgas Economy run photo. It clearly shows a 53 Studebaker. How could that get that picture if they were producing these books before the cars were produced? The picture is in both the original and repro copies.


        Leonard Shepherd
        http://leonardshepherd.com/
        The 1953 book pictures what appears to be a Spring Special Bombay Red and Salem White Starliner (and doesn't appear to have a tri-star on the hood), so the book must have been made late in the model run so the MobilGas results would have been available.

        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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        • #19
          quote:Originally posted by lstude

          Frank Drumheller (Studelark) brought his 53 Inside Facts books. In case you didn't know, there were only 5 of the 53 Inside Facts books produced because of the problems getting the 53 Studebaker into production. Frank has one of the originals and he also had a reproduction that was made by Richard Quinn. THe most interesting picture to me, was the Mobilgas Economy run photo. It clearly shows a 53 Studebaker. How could that get that picture if they were producing these books before the cars were produced? The picture is in both the original and repro copies.


          Leonard Shepherd
          http://leonardshepherd.com/
          The 1953 book pictures what appears to be a Spring Special Bombay Red and Salem White Starliner (and doesn't appear to have a tri-star on the hood), so the book must have been made late in the model run so the MobilGas results would have been available.

          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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          • #20
            Leonard;

            No real mystery here. Thre Mobilgas run in '53 took place in late April or early May and the Inside Facts was not completed until June. The form number on the Fact book is D-182-6-53, with the 6-53 signifying the print date. Since the book was not finished until the model year was nearly over management decided not to have them bulk printed and distributed. All was not wasted however since about 70% of the '53 book was carried over and used for '54. In fact the very same photo that you mention, along with most of the same verbiage, appears on page 52 of the 1954 book.

            For anyone interested I have just posted three of the reprinted books on ebay for a "buy it now." Very few left.

            Richard Quinn
            editor: Antique Studebaker Review
            Richard Quinn
            Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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            • #21
              Leonard;

              No real mystery here. Thre Mobilgas run in '53 took place in late April or early May and the Inside Facts was not completed until June. The form number on the Fact book is D-182-6-53, with the 6-53 signifying the print date. Since the book was not finished until the model year was nearly over management decided not to have them bulk printed and distributed. All was not wasted however since about 70% of the '53 book was carried over and used for '54. In fact the very same photo that you mention, along with most of the same verbiage, appears on page 52 of the 1954 book.

              For anyone interested I have just posted three of the reprinted books on ebay for a "buy it now." Very few left.

              Richard Quinn
              editor: Antique Studebaker Review
              Richard Quinn
              Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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              • #22
                quote:Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel

                Leonard;


                For anyone interested I have just posted three of the reprinted books on ebay for a "buy it now." Very few left.

                Richard Quinn
                editor: Antique Studebaker Review
                Richard - The reproduction of that book looks like quite an undertaking. Asa Hall had one of the originals and I suppose that you have at least one. Do your reproduction books have the same heavy cover and plastic spiral binding as the original?

                Gary L.
                Wappinger, NY

                SDC member since 1968
                Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                Gary L.
                Wappinger, NY

                SDC member since 1968
                Studebaker enthusiast much longer

                Comment


                • #23
                  quote:Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel

                  Leonard;


                  For anyone interested I have just posted three of the reprinted books on ebay for a "buy it now." Very few left.

                  Richard Quinn
                  editor: Antique Studebaker Review
                  Richard - The reproduction of that book looks like quite an undertaking. Asa Hall had one of the originals and I suppose that you have at least one. Do your reproduction books have the same heavy cover and plastic spiral binding as the original?

                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

                  Comment


                  • #24
                    Gary;

                    A major undertaking to say the least. All 110 pages were scanned at 300ppi and "cleaned up" in photoshop. Only one of the five extant copies had all 16 of the the color pages and these had to be "recomposed" since the originals consisted simply of pictures from the sales catalogs that were glued in and some unedited verbiage. Over the years the glue had turned brown and made it difficult to read the pages.

                    Yes, the reprints have the heavyweight covers (same as original but without the lamination) and the plastic binding. They are as close to the original as is possible. Take a look at one here:

                    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=310022889350

                    Richard Quinn
                    editor: Antique Studebaker Review
                    Richard Quinn
                    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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                    • #25
                      Gary;

                      A major undertaking to say the least. All 110 pages were scanned at 300ppi and "cleaned up" in photoshop. Only one of the five extant copies had all 16 of the the color pages and these had to be "recomposed" since the originals consisted simply of pictures from the sales catalogs that were glued in and some unedited verbiage. Over the years the glue had turned brown and made it difficult to read the pages.

                      Yes, the reprints have the heavyweight covers (same as original but without the lamination) and the plastic binding. They are as close to the original as is possible. Take a look at one here:

                      http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=310022889350

                      Richard Quinn
                      editor: Antique Studebaker Review
                      Richard Quinn
                      Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

                      Comment


                      • #26

                        Like Frank Drumheller & Dick Quinn I have one of the five original'53 Inside Fact Books in mint condition plus another the same but which became Studebaker's " cut & paste " copy with the colour inserts cut from existing brochures. This was the prototype for the colour page inserts had full printing & distribution to Dealers been carried out
                        during 1953.This colour paste copy is stamped as assigned to Ralph V Myers of the Sales Promotion & Training Dept.Along with Dick Quinn's nice recent '53 colour reproduction I have a unique set of three varieties of that years Fact Book.

                        "QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER"
                        MELBOURNE.

                        \"QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER\"
                        MELBOURNE.

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                        • #27

                          Like Frank Drumheller & Dick Quinn I have one of the five original'53 Inside Fact Books in mint condition plus another the same but which became Studebaker's " cut & paste " copy with the colour inserts cut from existing brochures. This was the prototype for the colour page inserts had full printing & distribution to Dealers been carried out
                          during 1953.This colour paste copy is stamped as assigned to Ralph V Myers of the Sales Promotion & Training Dept.Along with Dick Quinn's nice recent '53 colour reproduction I have a unique set of three varieties of that years Fact Book.

                          "QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER"
                          MELBOURNE.

                          \"QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER\"
                          MELBOURNE.

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