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    Daisy
    1954 Commander
    Regal Starlight Coupe
    Former Owner Fred Damsen
    Current owner Anne F. Goodman
    How Daisy found me.
    Background I am the President of the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club. I drive my Studebakers and I also try to find homes for Studebakers. We had 7 Studebakers at the Tower Car Show ,a couple came up to us and said they had a 1954 Coupe for Sale. Well we went and looked at it turned out it was Fred Damsen's niece she bought the car from her Uncle in 2000. They trailered her to Fresno where she was mainly in a Garage. She got to come out a few times to cruise around but mainly was in a garage. I thought that it would be great for her to come back home to see her friends. See she was a member of the Karel Staple Chapter for many years. So for the past three weeks she got her brakes done , fuel pump, all lubed up, borrowed some tires from a Hawk, lights working, valves adjusted,new paint on her Valve Covers. She also got cleaned up lots of elbow grease on her Chrome and Stainless. She wanted to look her best. I named her Daisy.
    * Special Thanks to David my husband for helping to get Daisy up to snuff for the trip.
    * Thank you to Bruce and Margo Novak of Norm's Signs in Fresno for Donating her Name Vinyl.
    * Thank You Stephen Rainville for helping to arrange this Special Member A Homecoming.

    Anne F. Goodman
    President of The San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the SDC

    Mabel 1949 Champion
    Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
    Gus 1958 Transtar
    The Prez 1955 President State
    Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
    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

  • #2
    Anne--

    Ohhh yeah...I'm liking Daisy, very much indeed!

    S.

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    • #3
      Lucky you! Looks like a keeper to me.


      1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
      "I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."
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      "In the heart of Arkansas."
      Searcy, Arkansas
      1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
      1952 2R pickup

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      • #4
        What a special car! []

        Post some more pics, Anne.



        Dick Steinkamp
        Bellingham, WA

        Dick Steinkamp
        Bellingham, WA

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        • #5
          Wil Do I saw SD2 he was at the Zone Meet.


          Mabel 1949 Champion
          Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
          Gus 1958 Transtar
          The Prez 1955 President State
          Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
          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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          • #6
            Anne, it was great to meet Daisy and see all you guys. Enjoyed the short ride in her over to the store. Speaks well of her to make the trip up to Sac and back. I bet she was happy to get out and stretch her legs. The Golden Hawk looked great too.

            Pat

            Pat Dilling
            Olivehurst, CA
            Custom '53 Starlight aka Stu Cool

            LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611
            Pat Dilling
            Olivehurst, CA
            Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


            LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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            • #7
              Hi Anne,

              It was so nice to meet you at the Zone meet!
              Daisy looked great! Enjoy your wheelcovers!
              Thanks for the jam!

              Glad you made it home safely
              Johna
              StudeRick & Johna
              Sacramento CA

              1964 GT Hawk, 1963 GT Hawk, 1962 GT Hawk
              1957 Silver Hawk
              1963 Avanti
              1961 Lark Wagon
              1963 Lark Daytona

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              • #8
                Gee Annie, when you take her out you really will be driving Miss. Daisy![)]

                She's a real beauty! Best of luck!


                Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                Ron Smith
                Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                Ron Smith
                Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                • #9
                  Very nice Anne! [^] All of that elbow grease shows.

                  <h5>Mark
                  '57 Transtar Deluxe
                  Vancouver Island

                  The NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
                  May 23 & 24, 2009; check it out at -
                  http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/
                  </h5>
                  Mark Hayden
                  '66 Commander
                  Zone Coordinator
                  Pacific Can-Am Zone

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                  • #10
                    What ever happened to Fred's 1955 President? Anyway, Daisy looks really cool.

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                    • #11
                      I took some pretty good pictures of Daisey this week-end. Pat downloaded them on the computer and said he would post them on Flicker. If you don't see them there, shoot me an e-mail and I'll send them to you. I took a close-up of your Daisy sticker on the back window that was almost exactly like the one you posted.

                      Nice to see you this week-end, Hope the trip home was uneventful. I also thank you for the Jelly.

                      Jon Stalnaker
                      Editor, Hawk Talks
                      Karel Staple Chapter SDC
                      Jon Stalnaker
                      Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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                      • #12
                        My favorite year for Studes, Nice

                        101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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                        • #13
                          Roy his Speedster the Lemon Lime one he willed to his niece here in Fresno. She's the one who sold me Daisy. I wonder where his flat bed Truck with the Supercharger went?

                          Mabel 1949 Champion
                          Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
                          Gus 1958 Transtar
                          The Prez 1955 President State
                          Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
                          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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                          • #14
                            Great catch, Anne! Good things are happening for you this year, that's for sure. Where ya gonna put 'em all?? [^]

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                            • #15
                              WEll Daisy is locked up in our side yard and the Green 57 Silverhawk is garaged at a friends house. I just couldn't pass her up. She got 22 mpg on our Sacramento run not bad. WE stayed at 55 so's not to strain her or the Hawk. It was the Golden Hawk's first out of town run too. Two unknowns that we had complete confidence in them.

                              Mabel 1949 Champion
                              Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
                              Gus 1958 Transtar
                              The Prez 1955 President State
                              Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
                              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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