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  • Snow Sucks. Sorry if you have to endure it.

    Honestly, my heart breaks for all you in the snow. I hate cold temperatures and never even visit the snow. I admit that I'm a spoiled brat when it comes to weather. I grew up and learned to drive in So. Cal. We would sometimes go to Newport Beach on Christmas vacation when I was in high school. Then I moved to No. Cal and had more good luck with weather here. When I joined the Marines I got stationed in Hawaii for 2 years. We only had one storm worth mentioning in those 2 years, and that was the weekend I was driving my MGB to the docks to ship it home. For my last few months in the service, I got to spend the most glorious Spring in North Carolina, some of the most beautiful country God ever made. I've been back in No. Cal ever since. The rain stops here in March or April and doesn't come back till November or December. When it gets really really cold, its in the 40's. And when its that cold, I'm the first one to b*tch about it. I guess you could say I'm a bit of a pansy, when I'm here in February and driving my Studes around and at the same time griping that it might rain for a day or two.
    So, for all you stalwart souls who endure the horrible winter weather, dreaming of the day you will be back behind the wheel of your Studes, I salute you, cuz I know you are braver men than I.
    sals54

  • #2
    I actually like snow. It is very exciting and beautiful to me, but I wouldn't want to live with it all winter. We used to have several good snows here in Virginia, but we haven't had them in several years.

    If you like to see Studebakers in the snow, click on this link.

    http://rides.webshots.com/album/562480315svQvPH

    Leonard Shepherd
    http://leonardshepherd.com/

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    • #3
      I actually like snow. It is very exciting and beautiful to me, but I wouldn't want to live with it all winter. We used to have several good snows here in Virginia, but we haven't had them in several years.

      If you like to see Studebakers in the snow, click on this link.

      http://rides.webshots.com/album/562480315svQvPH

      Leonard Shepherd
      http://leonardshepherd.com/

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      • #4
        Those are neat pic's Len...
        Cold, but neat!

        Here are some more Stude weather pic's...
        Jeff[8D]

        http://rides.webshots.com/album/105581440xWdyPM
        http://rides.webshots.com/album/281632930IrWkPE

        HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

        Jeff


        Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



        Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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        • #5
          Those are neat pic's Len...
          Cold, but neat!

          Here are some more Stude weather pic's...
          Jeff[8D]

          http://rides.webshots.com/album/105581440xWdyPM
          http://rides.webshots.com/album/281632930IrWkPE

          HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

          Jeff


          Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



          Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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          • #6
            Current temp is -4F at 5am here in Delano,Minnesota.High for the day is to be around 17 with snow showers and by 8am I'll be in my favorite junkyard playing with cars.I dont mind winter with the exception being that I have cars to move and cant do that until the snow melts and the ground firms up.Having never spent any winters anywhere else I dont know any better,lol.Cold and snow dont bother me that much as you learn how to drive in the white stuff and layers of clothing keeps a person warm but heat is a different story.I cant handle much over 75-80 if humidity is involved.During the "dog days" of Summer(90+temps and dew points in the 60's-70's)I dont venture outside.
            Mono mind in a stereo world

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            • #7
              Current temp is -4F at 5am here in Delano,Minnesota.High for the day is to be around 17 with snow showers and by 8am I'll be in my favorite junkyard playing with cars.I dont mind winter with the exception being that I have cars to move and cant do that until the snow melts and the ground firms up.Having never spent any winters anywhere else I dont know any better,lol.Cold and snow dont bother me that much as you learn how to drive in the white stuff and layers of clothing keeps a person warm but heat is a different story.I cant handle much over 75-80 if humidity is involved.During the "dog days" of Summer(90+temps and dew points in the 60's-70's)I dont venture outside.
              Mono mind in a stereo world

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              • #8
                Since I moved to Florida in 2006, it hasn't snowed here. Not even a light flurry (and it has been cold enough on a few nights). Detroit has been hammered with snow this winter. It's bad enough the last two times I visited the family that it snowed both times. Today will be 81* and I have sunshine streaming through my window. I could never move north of the Manson-Nixon[)] line again.

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                Tom - Mulberry, FL

                1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1826.83)

                Tom - Bradenton, FL

                1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
                1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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                • #9
                  Since I moved to Florida in 2006, it hasn't snowed here. Not even a light flurry (and it has been cold enough on a few nights). Detroit has been hammered with snow this winter. It's bad enough the last two times I visited the family that it snowed both times. Today will be 81* and I have sunshine streaming through my window. I could never move north of the Manson-Nixon[)] line again.

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                  Tom - Mulberry, FL

                  1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1826.83)

                  Tom - Bradenton, FL

                  1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
                  1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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                  • #10
                    Sal, it's not as bad as all that!

                    I'ts easy to get caught up in whining about it, especially when you're well into March and your first snow came in November. But really there's only two things that start stressing me out- when you start running out of room to push it, and when it comes so fast that the weight starts threatening to collapse buildings! I'm not thrilled about shoveling roofs, but am gratified that at 46 I can still go up and shovel all day right with the younger guys[^] As of today I can use my newest garage; all my other buildings have probably 6-7 feet of hard-packed snow in front of the doors. But there's no need to get any of them out anyway till the roads clean up. When we get that big thaw everything will go in about a week's time; maybe as soon as next week. We did get a partial thaw this week, and the plowed areas of my yard were mostly bare; but overnight we got about 4" of heavy, wet snow. The truth is it is just beautiful! Covered up the mud, dirt, and salt, and everything looks fresh and clean[8D] This is off my porch this morning:



                    Everything has two sides; we have no earthquakes, mudslides, tornadoes, or wildfires. We've got really good infrastructure without the massive traffic jams so many places have. People complain about taxes, but they're not TOO bad. You can still buy a decent house with 5 or 10 acres in the $100K range; old farmhouse fixer-upper with that land for maybe half that! I can have cars, including my junkyard, without hassle. I have huge fields on either side of me as buffers; I'd like to build an old car enthusiast community on those properties; but that's another story...

                    Frankly I could go on about the up-side here. Yes, the snow gets a little tiring, but hey, my Studes break down a LOT less in 7 months than you year-rounders And our summers here are gorgeous- both days of it For me, I wouldn't live anywhere else[^]

                    Today 8 or so of my nieces/nephews are coming out to ride the snowmobiles one more time before Spring. We rip around, tow sleds, and occasionally come in to warm up and eat pizza, wings, and whatever else Linda puts out. This will go on until at least 10 or 11 o'clock tonight. I'll ride a little in between tinkering with the Wagonaire I just bought; or the other way around The city-kid cousins love the snowmobiles, and snowshoes, and cross-country skis.

                    So you see, snow is mostly a good thing; it's all in the perspective you choose![^]

                    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
                    Parish, central NY 13131

                    "With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"



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                    • #11
                      Sal, it's not as bad as all that!

                      I'ts easy to get caught up in whining about it, especially when you're well into March and your first snow came in November. But really there's only two things that start stressing me out- when you start running out of room to push it, and when it comes so fast that the weight starts threatening to collapse buildings! I'm not thrilled about shoveling roofs, but am gratified that at 46 I can still go up and shovel all day right with the younger guys[^] As of today I can use my newest garage; all my other buildings have probably 6-7 feet of hard-packed snow in front of the doors. But there's no need to get any of them out anyway till the roads clean up. When we get that big thaw everything will go in about a week's time; maybe as soon as next week. We did get a partial thaw this week, and the plowed areas of my yard were mostly bare; but overnight we got about 4" of heavy, wet snow. The truth is it is just beautiful! Covered up the mud, dirt, and salt, and everything looks fresh and clean[8D] This is off my porch this morning:



                      Everything has two sides; we have no earthquakes, mudslides, tornadoes, or wildfires. We've got really good infrastructure without the massive traffic jams so many places have. People complain about taxes, but they're not TOO bad. You can still buy a decent house with 5 or 10 acres in the $100K range; old farmhouse fixer-upper with that land for maybe half that! I can have cars, including my junkyard, without hassle. I have huge fields on either side of me as buffers; I'd like to build an old car enthusiast community on those properties; but that's another story...

                      Frankly I could go on about the up-side here. Yes, the snow gets a little tiring, but hey, my Studes break down a LOT less in 7 months than you year-rounders And our summers here are gorgeous- both days of it For me, I wouldn't live anywhere else[^]

                      Today 8 or so of my nieces/nephews are coming out to ride the snowmobiles one more time before Spring. We rip around, tow sleds, and occasionally come in to warm up and eat pizza, wings, and whatever else Linda puts out. This will go on until at least 10 or 11 o'clock tonight. I'll ride a little in between tinkering with the Wagonaire I just bought; or the other way around The city-kid cousins love the snowmobiles, and snowshoes, and cross-country skis.

                      So you see, snow is mostly a good thing; it's all in the perspective you choose![^]

                      Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
                      Parish, central NY 13131

                      "With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"



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                      • #12
                        Loved those pics, Leonard! Especially the Lark with the trailer[8D] I would haved saved that for my laptop's wallpaper but webshots wouldn't let me

                        Love the blue on that wagon, though!![:X]

                        Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
                        Parish, central NY 13131

                        "With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"



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                        • #13
                          Loved those pics, Leonard! Especially the Lark with the trailer[8D] I would haved saved that for my laptop's wallpaper but webshots wouldn't let me

                          Love the blue on that wagon, though!![:X]

                          Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
                          Parish, central NY 13131

                          "With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"



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                          • #14
                            Hey Bams, on Webshots, just click the little magnifying glass under the picture; that lets you see the full size version, where you can save/download it.

                            Matthew Burnette
                            '59 Scotsman
                            '63 Daytona
                            Hazlehurst, GA

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                            • #15
                              Hey Bams, on Webshots, just click the little magnifying glass under the picture; that lets you see the full size version, where you can save/download it.

                              Matthew Burnette
                              '59 Scotsman
                              '63 Daytona
                              Hazlehurst, GA

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