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  • Nice Avanti article...

    ...in the Friday, January 7, Motor Trend / Automobile on-line dispatch. Contains the usual number of errors, but whaddya' gonna do? There is no place to post comments.

    https://www.motortrend.com/vehicle-g...0E0939120F7E9C

    ...and their link to a similar article on 1962 Daytona convertible, including the requisite, "...the Avanti was supposed to to be the Pace Car, but..." nonsense. BP

    https://www.motortrend.com/vehicle-g...-lark-daytona/
    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
    Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
    ....and their link to a similar article on 1962 Daytona convertible, including the requisite, "...the Avanti was supposed to to be the Pace Car, but..."
    RQ best summed it up in Post #26 about Sherwood Egbert's desire and IMS's response here: https://forum.studebakerdriversclub....ht=avanti+pace

    Craig

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    • #3
      It is a fairly good article like Bob writes, but actually has been published before, almost two years ago, April 2020. It's always nice to see these articles again!
      Lew Schucart
      Editor, Avanti Magazine

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      • #4
        That '62 Lark Daytona Convertible Story is a good one, and then there is that Misinformation that always comes back to haunt us: The Lark was the Pace Car at the 1962 Daytona 500 because the Avanti was not ready?
        T
        hat's a new twist on the incorrect "the Avanti was supposed to be the Pace Car" Myth, ...NOT Ready? A couple of them were driving and parked on the Field!
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
          That '62 Lark Daytona Convertible Story is a good one, and then there is that Misinformation that always comes back to haunt us: The Lark was the Pace Car at the 1962 Daytona 500 because the Avanti was not ready?

          That's a new twist on the incorrect "the Avanti was supposed to be the Pace Car" Myth, ...NOT Ready? A couple of them were driving and parked on the Field!
          Good point, Rich: The first Avanti I ever saw in person was at The Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the first day of qualifications in May 1962, weeks before the actual race. Cousin George Krem and I attended, driving my parents' 1957 President 2-door. George drove while I snuck in the trunk. It got hot, but once we were parked, George kept whispering that a policeman was too close to where he had been directed to park to let me out right away! 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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          • #6
            Was there really a policeman there, or was he just playing a joke? I would have chosen the latter had I been there.
            Mark L

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mark L View Post
              Was there really a policeman there, or was he just playing a joke? I would have chosen the latter had I been there.
              No, I could tell by the hushed tone of his voice that he was serious, Mark! 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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