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    Groan. The following can be verified by at least 40 members of The Indy Chapter SDC, including Studebaker Drivers Club National President Ed Reynolds, so there's no chance I made it up:

    We had our chapter luncheon meeting today in the quaint Mayberry Cafe in Danville IN. A private room was dedicated to the meeting, with three servers and one assistant to wait the tables. All four were younger women no more than 25 years old; competent and friendly.

    With the eating over, the girls busied themselves cleaning up at a nearby wait station while Chapter President Chuck "R2 Avanti at The Pure Stock Drags" Kern called the meeting to order and began discussing various items.

    The wait-staff girls watched and listened attentively for a few minutes, chatting quietly among themselves while looking a bit puzzled. Finally, the one who had seemed to be in charge politely got Chuck's attention during a lull and asked, "Excuse me, but we [the wait staff] were just talking and wondered; [u]What's a Studebaker?</u>" [:0]

    Fortunately, Treasurer Tom [and wife Trudy] Flynn's dark blue 1960 Lark 4-door and Dave and Connie O'Neal's cream Avanti were easily visible from the restaurant windows, so we directed the girls to that viewing site.

    A promptly-administered whiff of "the vapors" resuscitated Ed Reynolds and the meeting resumed. (Just kidding about Ed.) BP

    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

  • #2
    I don't know if we can inform everyone, unless there is a big sex scandal with a SDC member! [)]

    Remember...What's a Matador! AMC spent lots of money and no one cared!

    Leonard Shepherd
    http://leonardshepherd.com/

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    • #3
      I don't know if we can inform everyone, unless there is a big sex scandal with a SDC member! [)]

      Remember...What's a Matador! AMC spent lots of money and no one cared!

      Leonard Shepherd
      http://leonardshepherd.com/

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      • #4
        (Don't take this wrong)...
        Are you surprised?????
        Your question is the very basis for this club....
        It is a great question...
        Promoting and selling the Studebaker heritage has a whole heck of a lot more than attending an SDC chapter meeting, zone meet, state meet, or international meet...
        It has to do with sharing....
        Sharing that special feeling every single time the opportunity presents itself.
        (Not picking on anyone in particular)...
        But, did you, as a Studeophile, do everything you could do to promote the marque last time you went to the store, restaurant, school, club meeting, etc.?...
        Serious question...
        Just being surprised when the average citizen has no clue as to what happened 40 years ago (let alone 40 minutes ago) is not a valid excuse...
        WE, are ambassadors to a long lost part of history.
        That statement alone brings a certain responsibility with it.
        Are WE doing all that we can do?
        A great question...
        Jeff[8D]




        quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

        Groan. The following can be verified by at least 40 members of The Indy Chapter SDC, including Studebaker Drivers Club National President Ed Reynolds, so there's no chance I made it up:

        We had our chapter luncheon meeting today in the quaint Mayberry Cafe in Danville IN. A private room was dedicated to the meeting, with three servers and one assistant to wait the tables. All four were younger women no more than 25 years old; competent and friendly.

        With the eating over, the girls busied themselves cleaning up at a nearby wait station while Chapter President Chuck "R2 Avanti at The Pure Stock Drags" Kern called the meeting to order and began discussing various items.

        The wait-staff girls watched and listened attentively for a few minutes, chatting quietly among themselves while looking a bit puzzled. Finally, the one who had seemed to be in charge politely got Chuck's attention during a lull and asked, "Excuse me, but we [the wait staff] were just talking and wondered; [u]What's a Studebaker?</u>" [:0]

        Fortunately, Treasurer Tom [and wife Trudy] Flynn's dark blue 1960 Lark 4-door and Dave and Connie O'Neal's cream Avanti were easily visible from the restaurant windows, so we directed the girls to that viewing site.

        A promptly-administered whiff of "the vapors" resuscitated Ed Reynolds and the meeting resumed. (Just kidding about Ed.) BP

        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
          (Don't take this wrong)...
          Are you surprised?????
          Your question is the very basis for this club....
          It is a great question...
          Promoting and selling the Studebaker heritage has a whole heck of a lot more than attending an SDC chapter meeting, zone meet, state meet, or international meet...
          It has to do with sharing....
          Sharing that special feeling every single time the opportunity presents itself.
          (Not picking on anyone in particular)...
          But, did you, as a Studeophile, do everything you could do to promote the marque last time you went to the store, restaurant, school, club meeting, etc.?...
          Serious question...
          Just being surprised when the average citizen has no clue as to what happened 40 years ago (let alone 40 minutes ago) is not a valid excuse...
          WE, are ambassadors to a long lost part of history.
          That statement alone brings a certain responsibility with it.
          Are WE doing all that we can do?
          A great question...
          Jeff[8D]




          quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

          Groan. The following can be verified by at least 40 members of The Indy Chapter SDC, including Studebaker Drivers Club National President Ed Reynolds, so there's no chance I made it up:

          We had our chapter luncheon meeting today in the quaint Mayberry Cafe in Danville IN. A private room was dedicated to the meeting, with three servers and one assistant to wait the tables. All four were younger women no more than 25 years old; competent and friendly.

          With the eating over, the girls busied themselves cleaning up at a nearby wait station while Chapter President Chuck "R2 Avanti at The Pure Stock Drags" Kern called the meeting to order and began discussing various items.

          The wait-staff girls watched and listened attentively for a few minutes, chatting quietly among themselves while looking a bit puzzled. Finally, the one who had seemed to be in charge politely got Chuck's attention during a lull and asked, "Excuse me, but we [the wait staff] were just talking and wondered; [u]What's a Studebaker?</u>" [:0]

          Fortunately, Treasurer Tom [and wife Trudy] Flynn's dark blue 1960 Lark 4-door and Dave and Connie O'Neal's cream Avanti were easily visible from the restaurant windows, so we directed the girls to that viewing site.

          A promptly-administered whiff of "the vapors" resuscitated Ed Reynolds and the meeting resumed. (Just kidding about Ed.) BP

          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
            Yes, I was surprised, Jeff!

            I would have expected one of the girls to know Studebaker was a make of car, and tell the others. Nothing more than that...but for none of the four to even know Studebaker was a make of automobile?
            Whew!

            We could have been a can-opener club, for all they knew. [:0] BP
            We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

            Ayn Rand:
            "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

            G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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            • #7
              Yes, I was surprised, Jeff!

              I would have expected one of the girls to know Studebaker was a make of car, and tell the others. Nothing more than that...but for none of the four to even know Studebaker was a make of automobile?
              Whew!

              We could have been a can-opener club, for all they knew. [:0] BP
              We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

              Ayn Rand:
              "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

              G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

              Comment


              • #8
                I wear my Bondo Bill Studebaker shirt and carry his travel bag and laptop case to the casino. But, unlike the Los Vegas TV show, not all the customers are 20 somethings, more like all over 50, so they know what a Studebaker is.

                JDP/Maryland
                64 R2 GT (Sid)
                spent to date $62,839.60
                63 Daytona HT/4 speed
                63 Lark 2 door


                JDP Maryland

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                • #9
                  I wear my Bondo Bill Studebaker shirt and carry his travel bag and laptop case to the casino. But, unlike the Los Vegas TV show, not all the customers are 20 somethings, more like all over 50, so they know what a Studebaker is.

                  JDP/Maryland
                  64 R2 GT (Sid)
                  spent to date $62,839.60
                  63 Daytona HT/4 speed
                  63 Lark 2 door


                  JDP Maryland

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                  • #10
                    When I was at South Bend last summer, I couldn't find the Studebaker National Museum. I stopped at a car rental agency about 10 blocks away and asked the girls who were working there. They said they had never heard of it! [:0][:0][:0]

                    Leonard Shepherd
                    http://leonardshepherd.com/

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                    • #11
                      When I was at South Bend last summer, I couldn't find the Studebaker National Museum. I stopped at a car rental agency about 10 blocks away and asked the girls who were working there. They said they had never heard of it! [:0][:0][:0]

                      Leonard Shepherd
                      http://leonardshepherd.com/

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                      • #12
                        As was stated in an earlier post, the last Stude rolled off the assembly line some 42 years ago... That plus the fact that lots of folks (and especially younger folks) have little interest in automobiles period[B)] (they are the scourge of the planet didn't ya' know?)[}], so the fact that a few 20 something ladies had no idea what a Studebaker is, is no surprise to me.[:0] I enjoy attending non-Studebaker specific events from time to time knowing full well I can hold forth about the marque with little chance of anybody knowing more than I do (which is not a lot! ). I enjoy educating folks willing to listen and learn - which a lot are at the various summer classic car events. Another reason I got back into owning a Studebaker vs. some other brand.

                        <h5>Mark
                        '57 Transtar
                        3E-6/7-122
                        </h5>
                        Mark Hayden
                        '66 Commander
                        Zone Coordinator
                        Pacific Can-Am Zone

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                        • #13
                          As was stated in an earlier post, the last Stude rolled off the assembly line some 42 years ago... That plus the fact that lots of folks (and especially younger folks) have little interest in automobiles period[B)] (they are the scourge of the planet didn't ya' know?)[}], so the fact that a few 20 something ladies had no idea what a Studebaker is, is no surprise to me.[:0] I enjoy attending non-Studebaker specific events from time to time knowing full well I can hold forth about the marque with little chance of anybody knowing more than I do (which is not a lot! ). I enjoy educating folks willing to listen and learn - which a lot are at the various summer classic car events. Another reason I got back into owning a Studebaker vs. some other brand.

                          <h5>Mark
                          '57 Transtar
                          3E-6/7-122
                          </h5>
                          Mark Hayden
                          '66 Commander
                          Zone Coordinator
                          Pacific Can-Am Zone

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                          • #14
                            [quote]Originally posted by lstude

                            I don't know if we can inform everyone, unless there is a big sex scandal with a SDC member! [)]

                            Looking for a volunteer?

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                            • #15
                              [quote]Originally posted by lstude

                              I don't know if we can inform everyone, unless there is a big sex scandal with a SDC member! [)]

                              Looking for a volunteer?

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