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    I took my 62 GT nicknamed Fred to his first car show and it was a lot of fun and I could'nt beleive how many admirers there were. It was a little annoying to hear how many thought it was a Gran Turino instead of Gran Turismo
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    Good for you!
    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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    • #3
      Probably the 289 engine lead to the confusion

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      • #4
        Originally posted by acolds View Post
        Probably the 289 engine lead to the confusion
        Hahahahaha!!!

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

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        • #5
          I think that this experience points out the importance for us to get our cars out and about to show off our Studebakers to the public. I am constantly amazed at the number of questions I receive about my Lark and about Studebaker in general. We are at the stage when many people don't even know what a Studebaker is.
          Rog
          '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
          Smithtown,NY
          Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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          • #6
            One of my neighbors drive a -65 Cadillac as a daily driver (he has no other car) & when he saw my -55 sedan the 1:st time he asked what it was... so I said (what can you say?) "Studebaker" & he said "never heard about it!"
            I think he's born about 1970 & is considering himself quite a car-guy...
            Luckily there's also other folx around.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by raprice View Post
              I think that this experience points out the importance for us to get our cars out and about to show off our Studebakers to the public. I am constantly amazed at the number of questions I receive about my Lark and about Studebaker in general. We are at the stage when many people don't even know what a Studebaker is.
              Rog
              I had one lady and her husband who were probably in their mid 50's look at my car and she said "Wow I never thought I'd see one of these" and i said " what - a Studebaker?" and she said "no - a Gran Torino". I had to correct her and told her it was a Gran Turismo and she "who makes that and what country is it from?"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by raprice View Post
                I think that this experience points out the importance for us to get our cars out and about to show off our Studebakers to the public. I am constantly amazed at the number of questions I receive about my Lark and about Studebaker in general. We are at the stage when many people don't even know what a Studebaker is.
                Rog
                I was in my first show a few weeks ago and a twenty-something said "Studebaker? Who made them?" I hope I wasn't sarcastic with my reply, but we've got some educating to do. I'll get more diplomatic as I go to more shows.
                Sue

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 62STUDEGT View Post
                  I took my 62 GT nicknamed Fred to his first car show and it was a lot of fun and I could'nt beleive how many admirers there were. It was a little annoying to hear how many thought it was a Gran Turino instead of Gran Turismo
                  I understand your frustration. I took the '63 to a car show at my church last Sunday. One church member came up to me while I was standing at the rear of my car, and asked me "Is this a '65 Rambler?"

                  Have you seen the rear of my car lately?

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                  '63 Lark Custom, 259 v8, auto, child seat

                  "Your friendly neighborhood Studebaker evangelist"

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