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  • Seeking anything related to Childers Studebaker in Indianapolis, IN in 1963 and 64'

    I have a black 1963 Lark R2 convertible that was purchased by Childers Studebaker, worked on by mechanic Harry Weber, and drag raced by the dealership at tracks around the Indianapolis, IN including Indianapolis Raceway Park.

    I am making a poster board about the car and I'm interested in anything you have related to this dealership. I am aware of the Bob Johnstone dealership site which has some information.

    Please let me know what you might have. I would be interested in purchasing the item(s) or paying for photocopying, etc. if you don't want to sell the item.

    Any information at all would be very much appreciated. It's a bit time sensitive so replies sooner would be great. Thanks, Jeff

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    Originally posted by studefan View Post
    I have a black 1963 Lark R2 convertible that was purchased by Childers Studebaker, worked on by mechanic Harry Weber, and drag raced by the dealership at tracks around the Indianapolis, IN including Indianapolis Raceway Park.

    I am making a poster board about the car and I'm interested in anything you have related to this dealership.
    Is this for MCACN next month?

    Craig

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    • #3
      Sounds like you’re very special car Could this be the surprise car for this years MCACA show. If so the cats out of the bag Let’s see some pictures and more information on how it did back in the day. Thanks John

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      • #4
        I'm excited to see the car next month!!

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        • #5
          You have this one, don't you, Jeff? If not, I have the original and will copy it and send you the copy. Let me know.

          (I'm sorry it isn't dated, but on the back of this clipping is a reference to "March 16" with no year given. We may assume that is March 16, 1963, about the time Paul Childers bought the franchise and dealership property from retiring Roy Gale.) BP

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          • #6
            I have that one Bob. Thank you for asking.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by studefan View Post
              I have that one Bob. Thank you for asking.
              OK, Jeff. I wish I had more items Childers-specific, but I went through my entire "1963" box and found nothing else. I'll see if there's anything in the 1964 box (nothing I can remember), but I don't think he survived into the 1965 model year. BP
              We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

              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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              • #8
                "Immediate Financing On the Spot!" Yes. The American Dream. "Just sign here."

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                • #9
                  AHA!!

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                  Craig

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                  • #10
                    Now there's two good Studebaker friends right there! Hope to see you both soon!

                    Bonus: the Aero-Strut wheel cover in the background
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bob Andrews View Post

                      Bonus: the Aero-Strut wheel cover in the background
                      Jeff B. gets credit for that too! Thanks again. Justin

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