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  • Cover of Turning Wheels this month....

    It's nice to see a picture of so many studes lined up with some in not so perfect condition. Encourages people like me with Studeclunkers[:I] not to be so embarrased to be seen in public.

    Lotsa Larks!
    Studeclunker
    A.K.A: out2lunch

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    Run what you brung

    ________________________
    Mark Anderson
    http://home.alltel.net/anderm
    1965 Studebaker Cruiser

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    • #3
      it's not how it looks, it's how it runs that matters!

      nate

      (a total hypocrite, but still...)

      --
      55 Commander Starlight
      62 Daytona hardtop
      http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel
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      55 Commander Starlight
      http://members.cox.net/njnagel

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      • #4
        June 2002,I painted a '62 GT HAWK for a 70 year old customer. He's on a fixed income,blah blah blah----.Well,the car is a rust bucket underneath.[ebay buyers beware- us old body men can disguise alot!!!]The old guy knows the car is not'CONCOURS" condition-but damn-it! He loves the car!
        Well anyway,since he had it painted[rose mist metallic],so many people asked him if he ever showed it,he finally took it to a car show.[wondering what the crowd would think].
        I wish I had a picture of him when he told me he got a trophy from the show!!! The pride in that old guys face was undescribable!
        The point is,it wasn't my paint job that got the trophy,it was a 40 year old STUDEBAKER that got the attention-in a field of Camaros and Mustangs and other brand-x cars!
        The general public is out there,looking for something DIFFERENT!Not another Camaro with big tires,not another Mustang with a plastic hood scoop.And,not another $100,000 plastic-fantastic dream car that Boyd Coddington put his signature on!

        not golden hawk,not silver hawk,just hawk.
        Oglesby,Il.

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        • #5
          There's a reason why the club is called "Studebaker DRIVERS Club".
          No trailor queens here. It's kind of funny how so many people can't understand Studebaker owners. They just don't get it.
          We love to drive our cars and a scratch here and there don't seem to destroy us.
          Rog
          '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
          Smithtown,NY
          Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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          • #6
            That' probably the thing I enjoy most about driving my Rockne. It's totally original and no longer show room shiny. I go to shows and see all the "Look, don't touch" signs. If kids want to stand on the running boards and lean in the windows, I'm pleased. If some pretty lady wants her picture taken sitting on the front fender,so much the better. I got a bunch of AACA preservation class awards, but still like to use it to get groceries or drive to work.

            Like I said before, if it were meant to sit still they would not have put tires on it.
            "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

            Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
            sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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            • #7

              At our last months SDC chapter meeting we all went to a fairly big local show and were brought in as a group. Neat to see all the Stude's together. At the end of the show there was the awards deal, and the people's choice award was given to a driver '66 Stude!
              Be proud to drive it, because that is what this club is all about...
              Driving your Studebaker...
              Jeff[8D]


              quote:Originally posted by studeclunker

              It's nice to see a picture of so many studes lined up with some in not so perfect condition. Encourages people like me with Studeclunkers[:I] not to be so embarrased to be seen in public.

              Lotsa Larks!
              Studeclunker
              A.K.A: out2lunch
              DEEPNHOCK at Cox.net
              '37 Coupe Express
              '37 Coupe Express Trailer
              '61 Hawk
              http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock
              HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

              Jeff


              Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



              Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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              • #8
                See, you guys make me feel better all the time. Sometimes I feel guilty[:I] driving my Studebaker every day. Even my neighbor jumped me telling me I "need to park that thing and not waste it".

                It's got wheels--ain't that what it's for?

                ________________________
                Mark Anderson
                http://home.alltel.net/anderm
                1965 Studebaker Cruiser

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                • #9
                  I'm glad that we're all on the same page. I got a kick out of reading what you fellas said. I particularly like the one about the pretty lady sitting on the Rockne running board. I guess I'll have to install running boards on my Lark.
                  Rog
                  '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                  Smithtown,NY
                  Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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                  • #10
                    Sometimes I get a bit depressed, going to all the car shows with the cars that have the perfect paint, flawless chrome and interiors looking showroom new. I look at my Hawk and see the dents in the door, the bondo creaping out of the fender, the paint job that looks like a demonstration for every known defect, the faded chrome and don't even bring up the dog hair in the interior. People still seem to give my car way more attention than its condition would warrant, but the thing that I take most pride in is that I can drive it anywhere, anytime I want. The car is ready to go and we use it all the time. My 18 year old son drives it and my 16 year old daughter is learning how to drive on it. It is not a garage ornament. Tomorrow it will have to do 500 miles to get me to Independence. I hope to see some of you there.
                    Tim K.
                    Tim K.
                    \'64 R2 GT Hawk

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                    • #11
                      You've summed it up nice, Tim![^] I say, let someone ELSE make curios out of them. They were meant to be on the road. Sure - you COULD prang it! You could prang your $20K modern "appliance" car too. Which would you rather be driving tho???
                      I gotta say, I do believe in seat belts in my Studes. Beyond that, I'm gonna just enjoy. Hell, those guys vying for trophies with their "better-than-new" resto stuff don't even know what it's like to REALLY drive their prize. What a waste![xx(]

                      Miscreant at large.

                      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                      1960 Larkvertible V8
                      1958 Provincial wagon
                      1953 Commander coupe
                      1957 President 2-dr
                      1955 President State
                      1951 Champion Biz cpe
                      1963 Daytona project FS
                      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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                      • #12
                        You know... I really love Cadillacs. There! I've said it.[:I] I used to always have one in the driveway. I gave them up for two reasons. Maintenance, like parts and work. And Caddie people.[V] Studebakers are far more satisfying to drive, have almost as much room for my 6'4" frame and I can get parts to KEEP them on the road. The most important reason for owning Studies is the people involved. This thread and Jason's trek with his '53 are perfect examples.
                        I do miss that power seat though...

                        Lotsa Larks!
                        Studeclunker
                        A.K.A: out2lunch
                        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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                        • #13
                          I totally agree. Studebaker people are the nicest old car people in the World! Not to mention they have GREAT taste in cars!

                          My Studes:
                          1.1947 Commander 14A-C3
                          2.1948 Champion 2 door sedan (parts car)
                          3.1948 Champion 2 door sedan
                          4.1950 Champion 2 door sedan
                          5.1959 Lark 2 door post
                          6.1964 Stude challenger 2 door

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                          • #14
                            No conceit in the truth Challenger... Or is there?

                            Lotsa Larks!
                            Studeclunker
                            A.K.A: out2lunch
                            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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                            • #15
                              Studeclunker - I have driven many tens of thousands of miles in company Cadillacs, but only owned one Cadillac myself - a 1959 Fleetwood 60 Special. I liked the '59. The '80s and '90s Cadillacs were just cars. As far as parts and service, FEN Enterprises (international Cadillac specialist) is about three miles from my home. It is probably hundreds of miles to the nearest equivalent Studebaker business.
                              You can get Studebakers with a power seat. My '57 Golden Hawk had power windows and power seat. It was also overdrive and no power steering or power brakes. A rare combination. The VIN was the engine number (NY) of PS3000. I haven't seen the car in about ten years. I wonder where it is now. It was for sale then for $15K. That was too much then, but would be okay now for a GH that had a complete mechanical rebuild, four NOS fenders, etc. Sorry for rambling. I tend to do that <G>.
                              Gary L.
                              Wappinger, NY

                              SDC member since 1968
                              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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