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  • Studebaker on a dirt track...on June 8, 2012

    My sister-in-law sent the clipping below from the Iola (Kansas) Register. Race took place on the Humboldt Speedway. Humboldt is a small town in Southeast Kansas.



    Kind of a shame to have cut up what looks like a very decent Starlight coupe.
    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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    Red X time....
    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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      Kind of a shame to have cut up what looks like a very decent Starlight coupe.
      But then on the other hand, brought a measure of attention and an additional moment of glory to the Studebaker name, through utilization of what most likely was a junkyard derelict that might otherwise have already been recycled into another anonymous Japanese tuna can.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jessie J. View Post
        But then on the other hand, brought a measure of attention and an additional moment of glory to the Studebaker name, through utilization of what most likely was a junkyard derelict that might otherwise have already been recycled into another anonymous Japanese tuna can.
        Absolutely [what Jesse said].

        Studebaker made over 100,000 bullet-nose Starlight Coupes (110,492, to be exact), so there are plenty to go around for any variety of purposes. Ditto 1949-1953 pickups; they're all over the place, hiding in barns and fields all across our fruited plains. Long after we're all gone, there will still be more to be unearthed.

        Bravo for Zac the dirt-tracker; it looks like it was a lot of fun. 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
          aahhh, "somewhere in the 1950s".

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 53k View Post
            Kind of a shame to have cut up what looks like a very decent Starlight coupe.
            Dont see how you can make the distinction of this car being "DECENT"? I see this as the remains of many parts cars that completed a frame off restoration, that now sits in a climate controlled garage!
            Tom
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