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    Took the family with me today to the Colonial Virginia Meet in Yorktown, VA. Very nice colonial setting overlooking the York River. Weather was great, mid '70's with a breeze (which beat the 90+ that we had last year). Several other Forum members were in attendance as well [most notably Leonard Shepherd (lstude) and Paul Johnson (53k)]. A number of vehicles were in attendance that have not been there in the past. Of interest was the lack of any GT Hawks (there were several last year).

    This is a shot of the waterfront.



    For Jeff Rice, these were the only women that would get near my wagon for a picture (other than my family).



    My family (in their Studebaker best).



    A shot of the show field.



    You can see all the pictures here:

    http://good-times.webshots.com/album/563577570siNjGk



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    That 54 pickup was one of the Studes that made the Potomac Chapter's 2003 Route 66 trip from VA to CA and back, along with Bob Johnstone's 55 Prez (next to it) and Larry Merhaut's 62 Lark convertible. I believe the A/C is a modified Thermo-King unit from a refrigerated trailer. Paul Thrush (the owner) says it blows real cold!

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    • #3
      Prime photogenic location for a meet.
      Too bad Studes didn't fill the field.

      Chris Pile
      Midway Chapter SDC
      The Studebaker Special
      The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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      • #4
        Cool Gary, thanks for posting the pictures.[]

        Frank van Doorn
        1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
        1963 Daytona Conv
        1941 Champion R-2 Rod
        Frank van Doorn
        Omaha, Ne.
        1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
        1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
        1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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        • #5
          This was a very nice meet as usual. The weather was just right, not hot like it was last year. Bob Johnstone (55prez)and Phil DeVos (phipfox) were there also. Bob Johnstone came with his green & white 55 President. I was going to take my 52 Commander, but when I was checking it out this morning, I noticed that a freeze plug was leaking.

          Here is a picture of Paul Johnson by his 64 Daytona convertible.



          One of the more interesting vehicles there was this 54 pickup with a Champion six. The unusual part is that it has a auxiliary motor ( 12 HP), in the bed to run the A/C.







          Leonard Shepherd
          http://leonardshepherd.com/

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          • #6
            I forgot to mention as I was driving back west on I-95/I-64 through Richmond, a 4 door bulletnose was going in the opposite direction on a trailer. I did not see it soon enough to get a picture.

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            • #7
              Looks like a fun show,thanks for sharing the pics.
              Mono mind in a stereo world

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              • #8
                Fun show, Indeed, Gary; thanks for the post and photos. Did Leonard not drive his '52?[V] I don't see it anywhere. BP
                We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

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                • #9
                  quote:Fun show, Indeed, Gary; thanks for the post and photos. Did Leonard not drive his '52? I don't see it anywhere. BP

                  When I was checking out my 52 to take to the show, I noticed that one of the freeze plugs was leaking, so I didn't want to chance it on a 150 mile round trip.

                  Leonard Shepherd
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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by lstude

                    quote:Fun show, Indeed, Gary; thanks for the post and photos. Did Leonard not drive his '52? I don't see it anywhere. BP

                    When I was checking out my 52 to take to the show, I noticed that one of the freeze plugs was leaking, so I didn't want to chance it on a 150 mile round trip.

                    Leonard Shepherd
                    http://leonardshepherd.com/
                    A good plan, Leonard.

                    Then you rode over in the back of Gary's "new" wagon?

                    It would have been a comfy ride; the horses couldn't have been pulling it too fast.[:0][)] BP
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                    • #11
                      Great shots Gary and Leonard, thank you. The colonial dressed gals were great too. You just need more imagination than Jeff's attention to detail.
                      Looked like a great day down there, Gary. Same weather when I was there in April right before it sleeted again. Wish I had had time to catch you for a look in your trailer for that '60 deck lid AND make a Stude meet like that. My daughter would have liked that. Not as much as Busch Gardens and a Williamsburg ghost walk, but I will have to rearrange a visit for that meet next time anyway.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the post Gary! Some great pics (as usual). For me, pretty tough to beat that '58 Transtar 4x4. [][8D]

                        <h5>Mark
                        '57 Transtar Deluxe
                        Vancouver Island
                        </h5>
                        Mark Hayden
                        '66 Commander
                        Zone Coordinator
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                        • #13
                          Just wanted to add a little to Gary's excellent report.
                          First, the pix of his family at a Studebaker event is a rare item. His lovely wife is not a Studebaker enthusiast. Second- them wearing Studebaker shirts...
                          I stitched a couple pix to show what a fantastic spot this is for a meet- on the waterfront at historic Yorktown.

                          Probably the most fantsatic car there- a '54/'55/'56'57/'62 Hawk. The body tag says '57 Silver Hawk.


                          This car was purchased off a used car lot very recently.

                          On leaving Sunday morning my wife and I went across the James River to visit a sick friend. We are waiting on the Jamestown-Scotland ferry.


                          They gave us a "front row seat". Funny thing was, there was a mint '64 Corvette a couple cars behind us, but everyone came to check out the Daytona (even the Corvette driver).


                          Faultless 416-mile trip- ran great, good gas mileage (just over 20mpg), used no oil). Then, ten miles from home- screech, smoke, quick turnoff. Seized the right front outer wheel bearing.


                          Called friend Darrell Carr (three miles away) and he soon roared up with a jack and tools plus a spare drum and bearings. We hoped to make a roadside repair, but alas... We couldn't even get the drum off. Darrell went home and got his hub puller and we finally got it off. Inner race was welded to the spindle. About then Larry and Pat Merhaut, fellow Yorktown travelers happened by. Larry was going on to his place (15 miles) to get a cordless Dremel to see if we could grind it enough to get it off. We couldn't cold chisel it off. Finally, though. I decided to go ahead and call my road service. Their truck was there is 10 minutes driven by a guy who knew old cars. We lovingly got it on the rollback and he deposited me and the Daytona in my back driveway.


                          The aggravating thing is I just repacked those bearings last year. I used red grease based on the tube saying "recommended and approved under the new automotive specification GC/LB covering disc and drum brake wheel bearing applications... The tow truck man said "not for old cars, use only black bearing grease". So, I guess as soon as I get the race off and make sure the spindle is ok. I guess I'll replace all four front wheel bearings and repack them with the regular bearing grease.



                          [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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                          • #14
                            Great photos and event!
                            Beautiful location, and that 3 masted sloop is something to see!




                            63 Avanti R1 2788
                            1914 Stutz Bearcat
                            (George Barris replica)

                            Washington State
                            63 Avanti R1 2788
                            1914 Stutz Bearcat
                            (George Barris replica)

                            Washington State

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                            • #15
                              53K Paul, what an adventure. Sounds like all that help came together nicely, but just not enough. Hope the spindle is okay. I just packed all of my bearings last summer with the proper grease..by accident. Just happened to be the grease I bought. Good tip, though. Still makes me nervous for a long trip.

                              BTW, that ferry boat shot had me nervous for you for pickup truck and bicycle door dings. Not to mention, every movie has that position just before the car is a floater! Glad you made it home safely.

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