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  • My dream road trip!

    For as long as I can remember I've dreamed about buying a classic car in CA and driving it home to NY, with nothing but some supplies and tools and my own ingenuity.

    The discussion about the 57 Transtar for sale yielded this link to the ULTIMATE road trip, taken by a group of our members! Take the time to read all the pages, and look at all the pictures[8D]

    http://www.studebaker-info.org/Route66/tripticket.html

    I'd LOVE to do this trip someday[^][^]



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

    "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

    "With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"




  • #2
    Well Bob, if this comes to pass, some friends and myself are going to do Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica the week before the Phoenix National Meet in 2010. Get that '62 finished and join us. Leaving the Detroit area for Chicago on May 22, 2010.

    Now, unless you want to take the southern route (I-10) towards the east after the meet, you'll have to either drive back alone or find another caravan (I'm sure there'll be at least one). The guys I'm driving '66' with are heading back while we'd be enjoying Phoenix.

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    Tom - Mulberry, FL

    1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

    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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    • #3
      I'm with you Bob. [^] Probably won't happen until I retire. Best I've done is when I bought a '60 Champ from a fellow in Pueblo, CO in the late '70's and drove it home to outside Vancouver, BC about 1850 miles. [8D]

      Would love to take the Transtar on a road trip.

      <h5>Mark
      '57 Transtar Deluxe
      Vancouver Island
      </h5>
      Mark Hayden
      '66 Commander
      Zone Coordinator
      Pacific Can-Am Zone

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      • #4
        That'd be great, Tom, but I'd have to see what's happening in business and work when it gets within a few months... I figured more likely when I retire from the P.O. (9 more years) but you never know[8D]



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

        "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

        "With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"



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        • #5
          Hey Bob I also want to do that trip, I'm hoping to get that same 57 ready to go on that trip once again. I want to have my 53 2R-R1 ready for Omaha, Then maybe take the both of them, with the 57 trailering the 4X4 down RT 66 to Pheonix in 2010 .

          John
          John

          62' Deluxe R2 4SPD.

          63' R1 Wagonaire

          57' Transtar 259 punched to 312 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction

          58' 3E6D Stock 4X4

          64' (Studebaker Built) Trailer Toter

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          • #6
            Gonna be great to see that Truck on the road. We have seen pictures and know thats what Gus is supposed to look like.

            Mabel 1949 Champion
            1957 Silverhawk
            1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
            Gus 1958 Transtar
            1955 President State
            Fresno,Ca
            Mabel 1949 Champion
            Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
            Gus 1958 Transtar
            The Prez 1955 President State
            Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
            Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
            Fresno,Ca

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            • #7
              Hey Anne

              I can't wait to get it home, I'm very curious to see if that was the original color. My TW shows it was a factory color scheme for 57' but don't know if it was born that way. I really like that combo. I see in your photo what appears to be Gus, is that what color he was or is?

              Johh
              John

              62' Deluxe R2 4SPD.

              63' R1 Wagonaire

              57' Transtar 259 punched to 312 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction

              58' 3E6D Stock 4X4

              64' (Studebaker Built) Trailer Toter

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              • #8
                Yep thats what he looks like now. Thank you for rescuing Bud

                Mabel 1949 Champion
                1957 Silverhawk
                1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
                Gus 1958 Transtar
                1955 President State
                Fresno,Ca
                Mabel 1949 Champion
                Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
                Gus 1958 Transtar
                The Prez 1955 President State
                Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
                Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
                Fresno,Ca

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                • #9
                  Coast to Coast Cruises can be fun~ for sure. I did it four times in the span of about three years- with two different cars!!! It's even more fun 'solo' and towing a U-Haul trailer with the Stude!!! Now, not to take away from the initial post of the Potomac Chapter SDC's trip or anything, but imagine being one of the folks on this trip:

                  http://www.cruise66.com/index.php

                  They did it from Europe!!! For Stude content- go to the list of cars- and note the ninth one on the list... inspiration for me and mine, it is!!!



                  StudeDave [8D]
                  San Diego, Ca.
                  San Diego County SDC

                  www.studebakersandiego.com

                  '54 Commander Regal 4dr 'Ruby'
                  '57 Parkview 'Betsy' (she's a 2dr wagon...)
                  '57 Commander DeLuxe 2dr 'Baby'
                  '57 Champion Custom 2dr 'Jewel'
                  '58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
                  '65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

                  Part owner of the one and only
                  '55 PROTOTYPE panel van
                  StudeDave '57
                  US Navy (retired)

                  3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                  SDC Member since 1985

                  past President
                  Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                  San Diego Chapter SDC

                  past Vice President
                  San Diego Chapter SDC
                  North Florida Chapter SDC

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                  • #10
                    Dave, it'd be good to see that '65 and '57 back in Georgia sometime. [8D]

                    Matthew Burnette
                    Hazlehurst, GA


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