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  • LOTS of new Studebaker owners Lately: welcome! Post Here

    A few years back, BP added up new forum members, new Stude owners etc.

    I notice lately lots of new posters, and lots of new people coming through my website and other Stude websites.

    Well Bob, show us some new numbers, we must be growing??? And WELCOME to all the new guys!

    And- can our membership secratary see a new jump in members yet?

    new guys, (post here)

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    Originally posted by (S) View Post
    A few years back, BP added up new forum members, new Stude owners etc.

    I notice lately lots of new posters, and lots of new people coming through my website and other Stude websites.

    Well Bob, show us some new numbers, we must be growing??? And WELCOME to all the new guys!

    And- can our membership secratary see a new jump in members yet?

    new guys, (post here)
    Thanks for starting this important thread, but as you must know it has near zero chance of staying on this main SDC Forum without getting moved off.

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    • #3
      Hello...I'm new and newly own a 56j doeskin/mocha...finally!!!...thanks for the welcome!
      Marie in West Virginia

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      • #4
        Originally posted by (S) View Post
        A few years back, BP added up new forum members, new Stude owners etc.

        I notice lately lots of new posters, and lots of new people coming through my website and other Stude websites.

        Well Bob, show us some new numbers, we must be growing??? And WELCOME to all the new guys!

        And- can our membership secretary see a new jump in members yet?

        new guys, (post here)
        Cool beans indeed. Given the nature of the internet and its general usage by younger people, it's safe to assume that younger (well, younger than the average-age SDCer, that is) people will find the Studebaker hobby through our forum than elsewhere. A good sign. 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
          I have noticed the same thing. I don't post often,but I do come here every day. I have noticed many " new Stude"' , "new member", "first timer" posts. Can't be anything wrong with that.
          1962 Champ

          51 Commander 4 door

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          • #6
            Then there are old fogies like me. I was a member of the SDC for more than thirty years before stumbling across the forum. I had used computers for many years but had been too busy using it for business to think of the possibilities for visiting with my Studebaker friends. Except for an occasional romp through eBay, looking for parts, I didn't think of, or participate in forums.

            Even my first foray into the forum was undertaken with a misunderstanding. I first thought that the forum was an internet version of the "Cooperator" column in our "Turning Wheels" magazine. I thought the forum was a staff of volunteer experts eagerly hanging out on the internet waiting to assist us poor plebes needing technical assistance. (embarrassing confession)

            Since then, I have compared the forum to a 24/7 campfire. Where folks wander in and out and engage in conversation from A to Z. Ever now and then, like gold miners sifting through tons of crappy dirt, a little nugget of enormous value is found. Although I am now embarrassed about my initial misconception of the forum...I have found other older members with the same misconception.

            In addition, there is an entire segment of our membership who have never delved into the internet. Sadly, these folks have become "functionally illiterate" in negotiating today's society.
            John Clary
            Greer, SC

            SDC member since 1975

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            • #7
              Mr. Corbin is an old Fogey too.
              The wife has been pulling after my 2R5 so much so that I had to get her her own Transtar...
              Stumbled on the Forum looking for parts and advice on the resto....

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              • #8
                Although I'm new to SDC & the Forum, I'm not young-only young at heart...I just wish I had persued my dream car years ago...better late than never, though...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jclary View Post
                  In addition, there is an entire segment of our membership who have never delved into the internet. Sadly, these folks have become "functionally illiterate" in negotiating today's society.
                  Enough to be annoying, right? E-mail has fast become an "essential serviece" in that its the medium most used now to notify chapter members of meetings, upcoming events, and most importantly 'last-minute' changes or cancellation due to weather, etc. The fact one can send something out with a map attachment, if necessary, to 55 people instantly at once ensures no one gets missed compared to having to try and get a hold of those same 55 members by phone. And sending letters through the mail is expensive, and there is no guarantee the recipient will get it on time.

                  Craig
                  Last edited by 8E45E; 03-08-2012, 05:08 AM.

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                  • #10
                    I, too, enjoy reading the posts...I find I can learn from them-something I need...I want to know more about my car than how to drive it...

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                    • #11
                      I joined here a few years back when I was looking to buy a 1962 Lark. Passed on that car since it was missing it's drivetrain (6 cylinder/3spd) and more importantly; the body was trashed. I'm guessing it wasn't a native Arizona car. About a year ago I looked at it again (different owner) but passed.

                      Last summer I looked another 1962 Lark with a 259/3spd/OD which I bought. The motor went to a guy with a ca. 1956 Commander and the tranny/OD, bellhousing, starter and gear shift rods all to different members here on the Forum. Again no drivetrain but now has a Chevy 350/TH350/Ford 8" rear end instead. The body is not perfect but 1,000% better than the first 1962 I looked at and was sold new here in the Phx area according to the registrations which came with the car.

                      So my '1962larksedan' nic is still accurate.
                      Last edited by 1962larksedan; 03-08-2012, 08:03 AM.
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                      Sold my 1962; Studeless at the moment

                      Borrowed Bams50's sigline here:

                      "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

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                      • #12
                        I guess you could say that I am a new member... I just bought my first Stude.

                        Been working on my uncle's off & on for the past year.... and got tired of him saying the same old shpeel that he was going to restore it and drive it some day.. it was in storage for 35+ years with out being touched. Someday I may get his wagon... but I got tired of waiting for "someday" to arrive.
                        1960 Lark VIII Regal Wagon

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                        • #13
                          joined the forum recently after picking up my '63 Daytona off "C-list" in November. Been 20+ years since I had a Stude in the garage. Already learned some good info to help along the way.

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                          • #14
                            It's stuck!

                            This thread is such a good idea, I've made it a sticky! It would be great to see all the new Forum member and new Stude owners put a shout-out right here!!

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

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                            • #15
                              I'm one. Long time Stude fan, owned a 57 GH in late 70's. Have wanted an Avanti since 1962 but restored many cars since but never an Avanti. Finally picking it up next week.
                              I really enjoy coming here. Already made contact with several Belligham area members.

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