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  • JimC
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    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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  • crusinsusin
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    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.

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  • 62STUDEGT
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    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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  • Noxnabaker
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    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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  • raprice
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    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

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

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  • acolds
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    Probably the 289 engine lead to the confusion

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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    Good for you!

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  • 62STUDEGT
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    Took "Fred" to his first car show

    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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