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  • On The Road to Bakersfield...and Back!

    We are officially on our quest to take a look at LuLu (the 4 door '60 Lark wagon in Bakersfield, CA) with trailer in tow. Fun times! Left last night after some very nice friends of ours offered to watch the kids and spare them the car ride. It's pretty cool when you tell your 4 and 5 year-old kids that we might be getting another Studebaker and they start jumping up and down!

    We picked up the trailer from the UHaul place last night on the way out of town. It's funny, we rent from the same location (same girl) every time and every time she tells us that we need a special trailer "because those Studebakers are just so heavy." We wonder whether she realizes that by now we've rented almost every trailer in her yard...each one is that "special one" and it always happens to be the one in the mud. Hmm...

    Made it to Needles, CA, last night for a little bit of sleep and are now back on the road again (literally...you have to love technology at times!) If you're headed down I-40 this morning, we're about 100 miles outside of Barstow. We're the blue Avalanche towing the empty trailer at a wonderful (John's favorite) 55 miles per hour (special thanks to the state of California!) Hopefully, a little later today, we'll be headed back in the opposite direction with a pretty little wagon on the trailer. We'll keep you posted!

    John and Tracy Smith
    Queen Creek Arizona
    http://1955studebaker.blogspot.com/
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    quote:Originally posted by John and Tracy Smith

    We are officially on our quest to take a look at LuLu (the 4 door '60 Lark wagon in Bakersfield, CA) with trailer in tow. Fun times! John and Tracy Smith
    Queen Creek Arizona
    Ya know with a little bit of hot wrench,some hot paste,fiberglass, bondo, and that C-cab P/u bed and frame with MII suspension in storage etc. we could mate up LuLu and Midge and have a crew cab UTE. And rename it LuMi. Just something to think about on your journey.

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    • #3
      If you happen to run into Merle Haggard while you are there, tell him HOWDY for me. NT


      Neil Thornton
      Hazlehurst, GA
      '57 Silver Hawk
      '56 Sky Hawk
      '51 2R16 dump truck
      Many others.

      Neil Thornton

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      • #4
        Best of luck,and have a safe trip. Keep us
        posted, And THANK YOU for sharing your
        experience, in words and photos.

        Tex E. Grier

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        • #5
          Kool!


          Jeff Jones
          Tucson Arizona
          1947 M-5

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          • #6
            I hope the wagon turns out to be a gem. You guys rock!


            [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

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            • #7
              Sounds like you're having way too much fun! [8D]

              <h5>Mark
              '57 Transtar Deluxe
              Vancouver Island Chapter
              http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>


              Mark Hayden
              '66 Commander
              Zone Coordinator
              Pacific Can-Am Zone


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              • #8
                Well I understand it is an Overdrive Six, easy to convert to a Overdrive VIII, with the same clutch pedal and shift column! [^]

                StudeRich
                StudeRich
                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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                • #9


                  Well, we believe we have a winner!!! Not only did we get the wagon, but also all the documentation and extra parts that the previous owners had collected. We were very fortunate that the gentleman selling the car was a man of his word. Apparently, four people called him after we did and offered him up to $1000 more for the car. We wouldn't have been able to get it at the price and can't say enough about the integrity of this seller. We'll post more pictures when we get home. Tracy's looking forward to diving into all the goodies in the back seat!

                  John and Tracy Smith
                  Queen Creek Arizona
                  http://1955studebaker.blogspot.com/
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                  • #10
                    Great find, John and Tracy! Those Regals ARE sweet! [] [^]

                    Sounds like the SDC seller was a real gentleman and a Prince.

                    StudeRich
                    StudeRich
                    Second Generation Stude Driver,
                    Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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                    • #11
                      That is a nice looking wagon. I'm glad you found a good one.

                      "In the heart of Arkansas."
                      1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
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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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                      • #12
                        Look forward to seeing it at Glendale. You should have plenty of time to get it ready.

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

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                        • #13
                          Congratulations I saw it on Facebook Great Job You two. Looking forward to seeing you in Glendale

                          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
                          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
                            Congratulations!!!

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                            • #15
                              That is one nice looking wagon. I know we'll be seeing plenty of pictures of it.

                              Doug
                              Venice, Florida
                              1950 Champion
                              9G F1

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