Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Hidden SDC kudo in Hemmings Classic Car

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Hidden SDC kudo in Hemmings Classic Car

    The July 2009 Hemmings Classic Car arrived in Saturday's mail and contains an obscure SDC kudo.

    The primary feature of this issue is 15 Fantastic Fords You Must Own. Each of the 15 Ford models they discuss has a nice picture and paragraph or two of description as to why it is a good collector car.

    Tucked at the end of the 1928-1931 Model A discussion, they conclude:

    "The A's impact on the club world remains seismic; only Studebaker has such a large and devoted club attached to it..." 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.

  • #2
    My issue arrived a couple days ago. So far I have only looked through parts of it. I did not see this note. Thanks for point it out.

    Perry
    '23 Special Six,
    '50 Business Champ,
    '50 Starlight Champ,
    '60 Lark droptop,
    '63 GT R1
    Perry
    \'50 Business Champ,
    \'50 Starlight Champ,
    \'60 Lark Convertible,
    \'63 GT R1,
    \'67 Triumph TR4A

    Comment


    • #3
      Yes, it was like the time I took my studebaker in for a mechanical inspection and the shop foreman said "Oh, you're one of those (Studebaker) fanatics!"...

      <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

      Comment


      • #4
        Bob , what are the 15 ? I don't subscribe to Hemmings , not that there's anything wrong with that ....

        Hey Goob Hey Andy

        Comment


        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

          The July 2009 Hemmings Classic Car arrived in Saturday's mail and contains an obscure SDC kudo.

          The primary feature of this issue is 15 Fantastic Fords You Must Own. Each of the 15 Ford models they discuss has a nice picture and paragraph or two of description as to why it is a good collector car.

          Tucked at the end of the 1928-1931 Model A discussion, they conclude:

          "The A's impact on the club world remains seismic; only Studebaker has such a large and devoted club attached to it..." BP
          If the "A's" are described as "seismic" but less impact than "Studebaker"...then what adjective would they ascribe to US?

          John Clary
          Greer, SC

          I have only two limitations ...BRAINS & ENERGY
          SDC member since 1975
          John Clary
          Greer, SC

          SDC member since 1975

          Comment


          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by Canadoug

            Bob , what are the 15 ? I don't subscribe to Hemmings , not that there's anything wrong with that ....

            Hey Goob Hey Andy
            1. 1909-1927 Model T
            2. 1928-1931 Model A
            3. 1932-1934 Model 18 V-8
            4. 1939 Station Wagon
            5. 1949-1951 V-8
            6. 1954 Crestline
            7. 1955-1957 Thunderbird
            8. 1957-1959 Skyliner
            9. 1960-1964 Falcon Ranchero
            10. 1965-1966 Mustang
            11. 1965 Full-Size Line
            12. 1968-1969 Fairlane Torino
            13. 1969-1970 Ford XL
            14. 1983-1986 Thunderbird
            15. 1984-1986 Mustang SVO
            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.

            Comment


            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

              1. 1909-1927 Model T
              2. 1928-1931 Model A
              3. 1932-1934 Model 18 V-8
              4. 1939 Station Wagon
              5. 1949-1951 V-8
              6. 1954 Crestline
              7. 1955-1957 Thunderbird
              8. 1957-1959 Skyliner
              9. 1960-1964 Falcon Ranchero
              10. 1965-1966 Mustang
              11. 1965 Full-Size Line
              12. 1968-1969 Fairlane Torino
              13. 1969-1970 Ford XL
              14. 1983-1986 Thunderbird
              15. 1984-1986 Mustang SVO
              Well, I guess I am SOL... I have never owned any of those models. [:0]

              <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

              Comment


              • #8
                Thanks Bob. Personally ...I would skip # 14 and # 15.

                How about your Studebaker top FIVE picks ?

                I already own one ....so I'm living the dream ....

                1955-57 T-Bird ? ..Never saw them ..at the Fill'in Station ..


                Hey Barn .......Hey Goob[8)]

                Comment


                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by Canadoug

                  Personally ...I would skip # 14 and # 15.
                  I have never owned a Ford product, but for years in the 80s the Southern California Ford Dealers Assn. sent radio DJs (of which I was one) out to Riverside Raceway to spend a day with the British School of Motor Racing taking Turbo T-Birds and Mustang GTs around the track. Not only were those great times, they made me a real fan of the machinery. Remember, this was just after the wholesale neutering of American performance vehicles on the altar of CAFE. I can see how Hemmings would recommend either of those two cars to real driving fans.


                  [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

                  Clark in San Diego
                  '63 F2/Lark Standard
                  http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
                  www.studebakersandiego.com

                  Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by Canadoug

                    Thanks Bob. Personally ...I would skip # 14 and # 15.
                    #13 is even worse. I owned a '64 XL with factory 4 speed. Those big tub 69's and 70's were a disgrace to the XL model. The only unique thing I can think of is the flat black paint on the trunk and rear window cave.



                    Paul

                    In memory of Boris, the 1950 Land Cruiser project,
                    . . . he became a down payment for. . .
                    Natasha, the 1955 Speedster project
                    I finally have a Stude I can drive! (sort of)
                    1962 GT Hawk, 4 speed, a/c

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by 3rdGenStude
                      Those big tub 69's and 70's were a disgrace to the XL model. The only unique thing I can think of is the flat black paint on the trunk and rear window cave.
                      Got to disagree.
                      My dad bought a new 69 LTD 4door hardtop with the mid-range 390 engine (base was 351, top was 427) and it was great.
                      Certaionly no sports car, but more trhan a match for the GM and Chryslers of the day.

                      Remember when automakers offered you a choice?
                      The full-size Fords came in 4 door sedans, 4 door hardtops, two door hardtops (in this case with swept back C-pillars leadingto the flat black paint you mentioned), wagons and a convertible. All with 3 engine options. Today it's one, maybe two body styles and one engine.

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

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

                      Washington State

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        being a ford nut i would change a lot on there list;my list

                        1.model t
                        2.model a
                        3.1949-1951
                        4.1954-1956 crown victoria
                        5.1957 e and f code cars
                        6.1958-1960 t-bird
                        7.1961 starliner hardtop
                        8.1963 full size ford all
                        9.1965 full size ford(got to check for frame rust out at the side rails
                        10.1967 t-bird
                        11.1968 cobra jet mustangs
                        12.1969 ford custom and galaxie 2-door sedan h/t.sportsroof
                        13.1975 ltd 2-door
                        14.1980-1984 crown victoria 2-door
                        15.1983-up mustang


                        i'v owned most of them my fav. was the 1969 galaxie sportsroof because it was one of the fastest and lightest fords i've owned. 302 with 4-speed(org.3-speeed)it weight in at 3425 lbs.including the driver(me) would run 12.'s al day long non stock 302. but it got 27 mpg on the highway at 55mph.the speed limit back then

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I am fortunate to own a '56 t-bird, which I love more than my children. Even if that's not saying much, I really like this car. Styling is killer and the engine (312 v8, 4bbl Holley, 225 hp) is peppy and bullet-proof. It's possible to find fault with any vehicle, of course (save Studebakers) and Fords of any era have their issues, but this is truly an American icon. Any car that might come with Suzanne Somers in it has to be OK.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            nice ride tluz. American Graffitti...that was the BEST movie. Is yours white ? Read somewhere recently that SS drove the T-Bird owner nuts . Can't say I blame him tho' ....I wouldn't let either one out of my eyesight ![] I'd drink her bathwater

                            Still not buying the bottom end of that list ie 13 14 15

                            Many moons ago ...my brothers -buddies -cousin drops by to visit driving a 63 Galaxie 2dr ..I think 1966 or 1967 .This thing oozed muscle....that's the day I got ''the sickness''

                            Never saw that at the Fill'in station either.....

                            Hey Andy ........Hey Goob

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X