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    One of a fleet of six Studebaker model DA straight eight (336 c.i.) tour busses sold to the Yosemite Park and Curry Co. in the Fall of 1929. This photo was taken at the famous Wawona Tunnel Tree in the Mariposa Grove. A Studebaker was the first automobile to pass thru the tree in 1914 when the park trails were opened to automobile traffic. The tree fell during the winter of 1968-69 (it made no noise since no one was there to hear it!). I have a large number of Studebaker photos taken at this famous site.

    Richard Quinn
    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review
    Richard Quinn
    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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    quote:Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel
    One of a fleet of six Studebaker model DA straight eight (336 c.i.) tour busses sold to the Yosemite Park and Curry Co. in the Fall of 1929. This photo was taken at the famous Wawona Tunnel Tree in the Mariposa Grove. A Studebaker was the first automobile to pass thru the tree in 1914 when the park trails were opened to automobile traffic. The tree fell during the winter of 1968-69 (it made no noise since no one was there to hear it!). I have a large number of Studebaker photos taken at this famous site.
    That's the first Studebaker I've seen with the Westinghouse (or equivalent) compressed air shock absorbers on it. Did Studebaker actually offer them as an option?

    Craig

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    • #3
      I like it Richard! It's too bad the heavy snows brought that impressive tree down. I'm thankful I wasn't one of those Keebler Elves baking cookies in that tree at the time of the incident.


      Museum wall grafitti.

      In the middle of Minnestudea
      sigpic
      In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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      • #4
        Eleven people in THAT vehicle.....I can believe that! Stu

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        • #5
          I see it has the $185 Skytop option!

          Bill Pressler
          Kent, OH
          '63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1 (sold new by Cordell Motors, Moorhead, MN)
          '64 Daytona Hardtop (sold new by Carl E. Filer Co., Greenville, PA)


          Bill Pressler
          Kent, OH
          (formerly Greenville, PA)
          Currently owned: 1966 Cruiser, Timberline Turquoise, 26K miles
          Formerly owned: 1963 Lark Daytona Skytop R1, Ermine White
          1964 Daytona Hardtop, Strato Blue
          1966 Daytona Sports Sedan, Niagara Blue Mist
          All are in Australia now

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          • #6
            Nice!


            [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
              Richard your inventory of pictures is amazing. Thanks for all that you show us
              sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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              • #8
                Richard, you never cease to amaze me with your extensive collection of great photos. Many thanks.
                Rog

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

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                • #9
                  You know, all of these people look like they're having a great time. However, has anyone noticed that all the men are wearing [u]TIES</u>[?][?][?] At [u]Yosemite</u>??? This group must be staying at the Ahawanee (sp?) and are all government employees.

                  Oh, and ditto, ditto on the amazement and thanks, Richard.


                  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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                  • #10
                    [quote]Originally posted by studeclunker

                    You know, all of these people look like they're having a great time. However, has anyone noticed that all the men are wearing [u]TIES</u>[?][?][?] At [u]Yosemite</u>??? This group must be staying at the Ahawanee (sp?) and are all government employees.

                    Oh, and ditto, ditto on the amazement and thanks, Richard.

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                    The AHWAHNEE Hotel open in 1927, so it's possible. But remember, everyone dressed nicely in public then (as evidenced by RQ's other recent pictures). Government employees? Doubt it.


                    KURTRUK
                    (read it backwards)




                    Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln
                    KURTRUK
                    (read it backwards)




                    Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
                      That's the first Studebaker I've seen with the Westinghouse (or equivalent) compressed air shock absorbers on it. Did Studebaker actually offer them as an option?

                      Craig
                      I thought those things were some kind of accessory shock, but I wasn't sure. This Studebaker house car has some.

                      sigpic

                      "In the heart of Arkansas."
                      Searcy, Arkansas
                      1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                      1952 2R pickup

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