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    Book [Magazine] Report Time.

    'Just got my subscriber's copy of The July 2007 Hemmings Muscle Machines in today's mail. 'Likely on newsstands in a week or two. [] 'Nice issue, as usual.

    [8D] CONGRATS to our Nate Nagel: They printed Nate's lengthy, all-pro Studebaker Letter-to-the Editor, on Page 39. They even pulled up a photo of Nelson Bove's '64 R3 Commander and placed it above Nate's letter, well positioned on the right page so it will be immediately noticed. 'Way to go, Nate; well spoken.

    This issue also contains a Tom Shaw Feature Article on The 2006 Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race. [] Nice Stude coverage and mention, as Tom always does. Great photo of Ted launching The Stude Tomato in the second shootout race against the 1971 LS-6 427 Corvette.

    Here's part of the caption to that photo: "[The] Stude Tomato, as the guys in the Studebaker Club call it, is a highly-caffeinated '63 Lark R2 (supercharged) that's set up and tuned for racing, and driven by Ted Harbit, eight-time NHRA record holder. It's a screamin' sleeper and The Studebaker Club, which has a big outing to The Pure Stock Drags, loves nothing more than knocking off prestige muscle cars with the humble Lark. Today's victim is Jeff Morgan and his '71 LS6 Corvette. But Jeff's Stingray is no pushover...."

    [In case anyone forgot, Ted won the Shootout when the Corvette red-lighted Round Two. Ted had already won Round One outright.]

    [u]Coming Up:</u> I've reviewed and corrected, as appropriate, a major Studebaker muscle feature article [][}] scheduled for the August 2007 Hemmings Muscle Machines, but am not sure I have permission to state the contents. [8] Stay tuned! 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
    stude power WOOT!

    62 Lark Hardtop, 289 v8 stude power.

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    • #3
      stude power WOOT!

      62 Lark Hardtop, 289 v8 stude power.

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      • #4
        Power to the people! Way to go, Bob and Nate!


        [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

        Clark in San Diego
        '63 F2/Lark Standard
        http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

        Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          Power to the people! Way to go, Bob and Nate!


          [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

          Clark in San Diego
          '63 F2/Lark Standard
          http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

          Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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          • #6
            Love it! Love it all!

            Miscreant adrift in
            the BerStuda Triangle


            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
            1960 Larkvertible V8
            1958 Provincial wagon
            1953 Commander coupe

            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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            • #7
              Love it! Love it all!

              Miscreant adrift in
              the BerStuda Triangle


              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
              1960 Larkvertible V8
              1958 Provincial wagon
              1953 Commander coupe

              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

              Comment


              • #8
                Such a shame all this great recognition is coming 45 years too late!

                Craig

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                • #9
                  Such a shame all this great recognition is coming 45 years too late!

                  Craig

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by 8E45E

                    Such a shame all this great recognition is coming 45 years too late!

                    Craig
                    It's not too late, Craig; seriously. Actually, the various car magazines back then, especially Motor Trend and Hot Rod, didn't do all that bad a job reporting Studebaker's efforts, all things considered. That the buying public was mezmorized by 396 Chevelles [V] and the excitement attendant to 289-powered Fairlanes [xx(] wasn't Studebaker's fault; they were trying to stay in the game at least. [8D]

                    But the history of the muscle car era is being written NOW and Studebaker is being properly written into it. [^] What more could we ask? [] 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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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by 8E45E

                      Such a shame all this great recognition is coming 45 years too late!

                      Craig
                      It's not too late, Craig; seriously. Actually, the various car magazines back then, especially Motor Trend and Hot Rod, didn't do all that bad a job reporting Studebaker's efforts, all things considered. That the buying public was mezmorized by 396 Chevelles [V] and the excitement attendant to 289-powered Fairlanes [xx(] wasn't Studebaker's fault; they were trying to stay in the game at least. [8D]

                      But the history of the muscle car era is being written NOW and Studebaker is being properly written into it. [^] What more could we ask? [] 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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                      • #12

                        [/quote]

                        It's not too late, Craig; seriously. Actually, the various car magazines back then, especially Motor Trend and Hot Rod, didn't do all that bad a job reporting Studebaker's efforts, all things considered. That the buying public was mezmorized by 396 Chevelles [V] and the excitement attendant to 289-powered Fairlanes [xx(] wasn't Studebaker's fault; they were trying to stay in the game at least. [8D]

                        But the history of the muscle car era is being written NOW and Studebaker is being properly written into it. [^] What more could we ask? [] BP
                        [/quote]

                        I guess that is true, MT and HRM did devote a cover story on the R-series cars (Lark-types) in late '63/early '64. What I am getting at, is Studebaker gave up just when it was starting to get exciting performance-wise, like the 340 engine that was under development, and further existing engine/driveline/chassis developments with Granatelli, etc. There was even an all-coil spring chassis in the works for 1965/6. The curtain fell to soon by those NYC based board of directors, so Egbert never really got to see his dream get fulfilled.

                        Craig

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                        • #13

                          [/quote]

                          It's not too late, Craig; seriously. Actually, the various car magazines back then, especially Motor Trend and Hot Rod, didn't do all that bad a job reporting Studebaker's efforts, all things considered. That the buying public was mezmorized by 396 Chevelles [V] and the excitement attendant to 289-powered Fairlanes [xx(] wasn't Studebaker's fault; they were trying to stay in the game at least. [8D]

                          But the history of the muscle car era is being written NOW and Studebaker is being properly written into it. [^] What more could we ask? [] BP
                          [/quote]

                          I guess that is true, MT and HRM did devote a cover story on the R-series cars (Lark-types) in late '63/early '64. What I am getting at, is Studebaker gave up just when it was starting to get exciting performance-wise, like the 340 engine that was under development, and further existing engine/driveline/chassis developments with Granatelli, etc. There was even an all-coil spring chassis in the works for 1965/6. The curtain fell to soon by those NYC based board of directors, so Egbert never really got to see his dream get fulfilled.

                          Craig

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                          • #14
                            All true, Craig; no argument with any of your observations.

                            The deck was just stacked too hard against the automotive division by the time the '64s were launched against a backlog of unsold '63s, Egbert's illness, President Kennedy's assassination, formidable GM competition, etc, etc...it just all came down too hard within the Sept-Nov 1963 three-month period.

                            (Ironically, Andy Beckman called from the museum archives just yesterday afternoon, all excited about having discovered a rolled-up set of blueprints for the COIL SPRING rear suspension proposed for 1965 you referenced here! Now THAT's a coincidence!)

                            Are you coming to South Bend I hope? 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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                            • #15
                              All true, Craig; no argument with any of your observations.

                              The deck was just stacked too hard against the automotive division by the time the '64s were launched against a backlog of unsold '63s, Egbert's illness, President Kennedy's assassination, formidable GM competition, etc, etc...it just all came down too hard within the Sept-Nov 1963 three-month period.

                              (Ironically, Andy Beckman called from the museum archives just yesterday afternoon, all excited about having discovered a rolled-up set of blueprints for the COIL SPRING rear suspension proposed for 1965 you referenced here! Now THAT's a coincidence!)

                              Are you coming to South Bend I hope? 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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