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  • Spruce Goose at the SNM

    Yep. It must be true.
    Guy told me this at a charity car show a few weeks ago. I quizzed him to be sure he was referring to Howard Hughes aircraft(?) and he was certain. I was properly impressed but never let on I knew that such amazing things were just standard level work by our Studebaker National Museum staff.

    Unfortunately I didn't see it when I went to the museum.
    In Cedar Rapids I asked Andy Beckman where it was --- he said he hid it in the annex.

    It should make the Harley Davidson and Lincoln exhibits look puny when they taxi it out. [:0] I think the Lincoln exhibit may be there through the end of the year. Check the SNM website for the exhibit schedule before you go, don't take my word for it.

    Lark Parker

    Just an innocent possum strolling down life's highway.
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    Lark Parker --Just an innocent possum strolling down life's highway.

  • #2
    Sure...Sure!...I don't see how you missed it. It's right next to the newly constructed SASCO building. You know, under the "Breezeway" that connects the SNM to the SASCO parts re-manufacturing complex.

    John Clary
    Greer, SC

    Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
    SDC member since 1975
    John Clary
    Greer, SC

    SDC member since 1975

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    • #3
      Yeah, and that Spruce Goosey thing was powered by 8 prototypical Stude V8s! Seems fitting it's on loan to the museeum![^]

      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
      1963 Cruiser
      1960 Larkvertible V8
      1958 Provincial wagon
      1953 Commander coupe
      1957 President two door

      No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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      • #4
        I wonder, did Albus Dumbledore or perhaps Arnold Weasley have something to do with the exhibit? Otherwise, the old bird wouldn't fit in the building, being considerably wider and longer. The old Goose is rediculously huge. Albus and Mr Weasley would have to be involved with transport too.


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        Ron Smith
        Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
        Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
        K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
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        • #5
          Clunk, don't kill this with all those non-essential details.[xx(]

          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
          1963 Cruiser
          1960 Larkvertible V8
          1958 Provincial wagon
          1953 Commander coupe
          1957 President two door

          No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

            Clunk, don't kill this with all those non-essential details.[xx(]
            LOL!


            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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            • #7
              Will they fly it there or truck it?

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              • #8
                The real HH Spruce Goose is on display in McMinville, OR at the Evergreen air museum. The road to the coast goes right past it.

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                • #9
                  Haven't you ever heard of Bonsai? That works on trees... it ought to work on wooden planes.

                  duane miller

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                  • #10
                    For a moment, I thought it was April Fools Day. Whew!
                    Rog

                    '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                    Smithtown,NY
                    '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                    Smithtown,NY
                    Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by studeclunker

                      I wonder, did Albus Dumbledore or perhaps Arnold Weasley have something to do with the exhibit? Otherwise, the old bird wouldn't fit in the building, being considerably wider and longer. The old Goose is rediculously huge. Albus and Mr Weasley would have to be involved with transport too.
                      I was thinking they might have used the tesseract technology from Heinlein's "-and he built a crooked house-"

                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22%E2%...se%E2%80%94%22

                      Jeff DeWitt
                      http://carolinastudes.net
                      Jeff DeWitt
                      http://carolinastudes.net

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                      • #12
                        While attending Studebaker auction at Amity, or, I made my way at the that museum which housed the spruce goose. They wanted an extra $50.00 to go directly into the main control room. They said that nobody wanted it. They almost parted it out.

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