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  • Happy 50th SDC Year!!!

    SDC ...1962 - 2012 & forward -->
    Last edited by Welcome; 01-01-2012, 03:28 PM.

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    Wow ! I didn't know all this cool biz. started the same year I was born !

    Is this a case of good (SDC) offsetting bad (Me) ?

    Dean.

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    • #3
      Same here Dean. Wonder how many of us SDC babies there are out there?
      Last edited by dnevin; 01-01-2012, 10:32 AM. Reason: typo
      Dave Nevin
      Corvallis, OR
      1953 Champion Deluxe Coupe
      Stud-e-venture blog

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Welcome View Post
        SDC ...1962 - 2012 & forward -->
        I was a whole two years old and was riding in Studebakers, and not in a car seat or belts!!!! I was pretty brave then or didnt know better!
        Tom
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        • #5
          I was 22 years old and over in Germany making sure nobody was stealing the Berlin Wall. And didn't see a Studebaker.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Welcome View Post
            SDC ...1962 - 2012 & forward -->
            But the 50th birthday of SDC isn't until near the end of December 2012. It IS now the anniversary year.
            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            SDC member since 1968
            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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            • #7
              Happy 50th to a great organization. Love TW magazine and hope to pick up a Studie again in the near future. Happy New Year everyone!
              Last edited by PalmerGA; 01-01-2012, 02:09 PM. Reason: mispelling

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              • #8
                Originally posted by studegary View Post
                But the 50th birthday of SDC isn't until near the end of December 2012. It IS now the anniversary year.
                OK, OK, its been changed!!!

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                • #9
                  Gary , do you know if the club was formed without chapters or was there just one chapter to start with ?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 2R5 View Post
                    Gary , do you know if the club was formed without chapters or was there just one chapter to start with ?
                    To start with, there was just a single club. SDC was formed (incorporated) with seven charter members. I think that there were later regions/zones that were followed by chapters by the mid-1960s. The Hudson Valley Chapter was chartered in 1969. It is an early chapter, but not one of the first. There was a Keystone Region, but they didn't become a chapter until later (after 1969). That is why they took the name of Keystone Region Chapter, rather than just Keystone Chapter. I believe that the Ocean State Chapter (MA & RI) was one of the early chapters.
                    Gary L.
                    Wappinger, NY

                    SDC member since 1968
                    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                    • #11
                      Harry Barnes had a letter from The Studebaker Corporation authorizing a "Studebaker Drivers Club". Does anyone have a copy they can post online?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by StudeMichael View Post
                        Harry Barnes had a letter from The Studebaker Corporation authorizing a "Studebaker Drivers Club". Does anyone have a copy they can post online?
                        Sorry, don't have a copy of that letter handy, but IIRC $2. and a self addressed stamped envelope would have got you into Harry's Studebaker Club. Can anyone verify that???
                        Last edited by Welcome; 01-01-2012, 04:22 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Welcome View Post
                          Sorry, don't have a copy of that letter handy, but IIRC $2. and a self addressed stamped envelope would have got you into Harry's Studebaker Club. Can anyone verify that???
                          I don't remember exactly, but that sounds correct.
                          I owned Studebakers, but first found out about SDC from an ad in Motor Trend. That is when I joined (1968). I have always felt that SDC should occasionally run ads in general car related magazines.
                          Gary L.
                          Wappinger, NY

                          SDC member since 1968
                          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                          • #14
                            Gary, this is off topic I guess, but since you've been an SDC officer for some time, maybe you can explain something for me. While I first joined SDC in 1973, thru circumstances beyond my control, I left the club for about 4 years. I rejoined in '85 and have been a member ever since. So WHY won't SDC credit me with those first 8 years of membership? Is this the way SDC rules for folks that might miss a year or more for sickness or other life-altering instances? I quit asking about this years ago, but NEVER got the reasoning that keeps 8 years of membership from being recognized.
                            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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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Roscomacaw View Post
                              Gary, this is off topic I guess, but since you've been an SDC officer for some time, maybe you can explain something for me. While I first joined SDC in 1973, thru circumstances beyond my control, I left the club for about 4 years. I rejoined in '85 and have been a member ever since. So WHY won't SDC credit me with those first 8 years of membership? Is this the way SDC rules for folks that might miss a year or more for sickness or other life-altering instances? I quit asking about this years ago, but NEVER got the reasoning that keeps 8 years of membership from being recognized.
                              The membership recognition for years of membership was set up to recognize continuous membership with appropriate pins.
                              I can understand arguments on both sides of this. Please contact the current SDC Board to initiate a change to this. I can see that the administration of broken periods of membership would be more difficult. I don't feel strongly for either way of thinking.
                              Gary L.
                              Wappinger, NY

                              SDC member since 1968
                              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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