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  • Alabama SDCer visited by American Pickers?

    Was that an SDC member being "visited" by the American Pickers guys early Sunday afternoon, April 25?

    Most of us can enjoy The History Channel's American Pickers. Sure, the show has it's limitations, but I enjoy the entertainment nonetheless.

    On today's show (this segment may have been aired earlier for the first time, but I had not seen it), they visited "a guy in Alabama" with many old cars in his yard. Maybe half of them were Studebakers, and he talked about them. One or two Champ trucks, 1961 Lark VIII hardtop, 1962 Lark sedan, 1957 sedan of some sort, and many others. All looked beyond hope in terms of restoration, but good parts cars at least.

    This guy had to have enough Studes to be an SDC member. Anyone know who it is? He was maybe 60-65 years old with a small, white, handlebar moustache. They spent time discussing a Volkswagen Thing he had in his stash. [8D]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
    I saw that episode a while back. I found myself wondering how many of those cars were in good shape when they were parked. At least he kept them out of a scrap yard.

    "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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    • #3

      Here is a link to the episode and the Studebaker segment starts at 07:55.

      http://www.history.com/shows/america...oot-in-alabama

      Bob Langer
      Glenshaw,PA





      Bob Langer
      Glenshaw,PA

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      • #4
        Thanks, Bob and....Howard? (Hey, who let somebody on the forum that isn't named Bob? Has there been a security breach? Has the forum been hacked? <GGG>) [8D]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.

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

          Hey, who let somebody on the forum that isn't named Bob?
          [B)]...
          [)]

          Chris Dresbach. South Bend, In.

          1940 Champion two door.
          Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
          1963 Prototype moon cart built by Studebaker.
          Chris Dresbach

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          • #6
            He snuck in just 3 years ago, Bob. If you spell his name backwards, well, it still isn't Bob. Oh, well.

            '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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            • #7
              I couldn't get an audio but I watched it for a while. Those guys must not have known the value of that 50 bullet they pulled out of the box. They just put it back. It looked like it was in good shape.

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

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              • #8
                Alabama had 117 SDC members, as of the 2009 SDC Roster, so there is a good chance that he is a member or at least some member knows of the cars.

                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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                • #9
                  I just watched the show. Pretty cool. The stude guy said his name was Joe Biggs (or Briggs) at the beginning of his segment.

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by studefan

                    I just watched the show. Pretty cool. The stude guy said his name was Joe Biggs (or Briggs) at the beginning of his segment.
                    No SDC member with a name like that in Alabama.

                    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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                    • #11
                      Bob, There is also a '64 Daytona Hardtop visable right when they pull in the driveaway. It would be interesting to find out more about his hidden "treasures"

                      Eric DeRosa

                      '49 2R-5 (original Survivor)
                      '63 R2 Lark (barely surviving)
                      Eric DeRosa

                      \'49 2R-5 (original Survivor)
                      \'63 R2 Lark (the money-pit-mobile)
                      \'60 Lark Convertible (project in waiting)

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                      • #12
                        [:I]Wrong guy!! I couldn't pull this up before, now I did.
                        did't think there could be two that similar

                        Tex in Alabama

                        Makin' a little progress











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