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  • Today's dilemma: Two Drivers, Three Studebakers!

    When we brought LuLu the wagon home a few weeks ago, we knew that we would soon have to start making some difficult choices; specifically, which Studebaker(s) were we going to drive to which events? Thankfully, the show we were participating in this weekend was close by, so we left early and made an extra trip back home so that all of the Studebakers could come!


    This is officially the first picture of all three of our Studebakers together! Unfortunately, those clouds in the background were only the first of more to come...


    The show was put on by the Math Club at Basha High School in Chandler. They called the show, "Beauty in Numbers," and had a decent turn out in spite of it being their first effort in hosting a show and dealing with weather that turned very nasty very quickly. (When the rest of your week has been in the 70's, wind and chilly rain doesn't sit well with Arizonans!)


    Even Johny Law appreciates a Studebaker (or three!)


    After the show was officially called off (to be rescheduled at a later date) due to the rain, we took our vehicles back home and decided to go out to lunch. We followed a sign advertising classic cars and memorabilia, and found a nice surprise waiting for us at our destination! This Hawk was parked out in front of Steel Dreamz, a classic car dealership. When the owner noticed our interest in the Hawk, he told us a bit about his 80 Studebakers and took us for a tour of the facility. What an amazing place!


    This truck belongs to the dealership's owner and boasts an amazing array of modifications. We were surprised and pleased to have had the opportunity to meet so many different people today, all with a definite passion for their vehicles!

    John and Tracy Smith
    Queen Creek Arizona
    http://1955studebaker.blogspot.com/
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  • #2
    What a great day, even with the rain! Thanks for posting the pics. (I'm officially in lust with that Hawk.)


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    Clark in San Diego
    '63 F2/Lark Standard
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    • #3
      I really know your dilema on deciding which car to take out. Between myself and my dad (davepink53) we have seven Studes which are on the road and another 3 more in the works. Last year we decided to take all 7 to the Stude Nationals here in Australia and also to our local club concours. That was a huge effort

      Michael Pink
      Victoria, Australia

      1955 Commander Coupe
      1961 Lark Cruiser
      1962 GT Hawk
      1963 Avanti R1



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      Michael Pink
      Victoria, Australia

      1955 Commander Coupe
      1961 Lark Cruiser
      1962 GT Hawk
      1963 Avanti R1



      Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
      http://www.studebakercarclub.net

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      • #4
        Even Johny Law appreciates a Studebaker (or three!)



        Maybe he was waiting to see if you showed up to pay those 5 traffic ticket you said you got.



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        • #5
          Every Studebaker owner has the same problem......more cars than drivers.

          58 Packard Wagons
          63 Lark R2
          62 Lark Skytop

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          • #6
            This picture makes me think of a car dealership in its death throes that is trying to space out its cars to make the lot look fuller.



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            • #7
              EIGHTY STUDEBAKERS! Sounds like 80 days of eye candy posts to me. How come we don't know this guy???????

              '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by John and Tracy Smith

                When we brought LuLu the wagon home a few weeks ago, we knew that we would soon have to start making some difficult choices; specifically, which Studebaker(s) were we going to drive to which events? Thankfully, the show we were participating in this weekend was close by, so we left early and made an extra trip back home so that all of the Studebakers could come!

                John and Tracy Smith
                Queen Creek Arizona
                http://1955studebaker.blogspot.com/
                Well if you decide to find Lulu a new home, let me know so I can save my money. Seriously. And then I will need to find Miss Rose a home as well in the hands of someone who has more skill at the Studebaker Arts than I do.

                Stu K


                '63 Lark Regal, "Miss Rose"

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                • #9
                  Good for you! Cathy and I did something similar when we were closer to your age. We took four Studebakers to one SDC meet. We shuttled one at a time each way. This was through a village, a city and some open road. After that, we only took one or two to a meet. The four of ours were; 1953 Commander Starliner, 1963 Daytona Wagonaire, 1963 Zip Van and 1963 Avanti.

                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                  • #10
                    We do the same thing for the Tower Car. Show We now have 6 running driving on the road Studebakers and three drivers. I drove one down there walked back home for another did this three times . Bobby drove his over later. The Goldenhawk wasn't finished yet last year for the show so David brought Casey's Hawk so there were two 1957 Studebaker Silverhawks side by side. One Black with white fins and Green with white fins it was a great show.

                    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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                    • #11
                      How come nobody has suggested that John and Tracy fly me out there to drive the extra? Huh? I think this is a grand idea.

                      '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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                      • #12
                        The vehicles at Steel Dreamz that John & Tracy saw yesterday will be at our meet in Glendale. He has some very nice cars. Scott was featured on My Classic Car a couple of years ago. I took the Grand Canyon Chapter to his place year before last to view his collection. I have known Scott for 20+ years. He has belonged to SDC of and on thru the years. We had 4 Studebakers at another show in the Valley yesterday as well. Ove 200 cars at a show sponsored by the Arizona Hobbyist Council.

                        Denny L

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                        • #13
                          Here is a link to some of Scott Cawley's collection. The video on the right side of the page is a preview of the episode and gives a good look at the variety of Studebakers this gentleman owns.

                          http://www.myclassiccar.com/episode/11/04/

                          John and Tracy Smith
                          Queen Creek Arizona
                          http://1955studebaker.blogspot.com/
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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by Anne F. Goodman

                            We do the same thing for the Tower Car. Show We now have 6 running driving on the road Studebakers and three drivers. I drove one down there walked back home for another did this three times . Bobby drove his over later. The Goldenhawk wasn't finished yet last year for the show so David brought Casey's Hawk so there were two 1957 Studebaker Silverhawks side by side. One Black with white fins and Green with white fins it was a great show.
                            If you need help getting any of them to Phoenix, i'm sure i could re-arrange my flights home and help you get that Hawk in the caravan to 2010

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