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  • A new class at SDC Meets

    A new class needs to be started at meets for the Beaterbakers. Awards will be given out to the best of the worst.



    John McCall was putting in new spark plugs in his '65, he pulled in running on 6 or 7 cylinders, blown out mufflers, and 2 missing headlights, due to a tire blow out on the way to SB. And Dresbach was busy trying to keep the '40 in one piece.
    Last edited by mbstude; 08-07-2012, 06:35 AM.

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    I like it!
    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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    • #3
      Excellent thought. It is these guys that keep "Drivers" in the SDC!
      John Clary
      Greer, SC

      SDC member since 1975

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mbstude View Post
        Dresbach was busy trying to keep the '40 in one piece.
        I had a Wagoneer like that. At night, when it was quiet, you could stand next to it in the driveway and hear it coming apart.

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

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        • #5
          A lot of yall know I wiuld be in favor of that. Here's why. LOL

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          • #6
            I have been to several local shows where they had a "Best Unfinished" class.
            1961 Hawk ...4-Speed;4bc;Twin Traction

            Ken Byrd
            Lewisville,NC

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            • #7
              perfect idea. Mine is way rough. But driven daily!
              1960 Lark VIII Regal Wagon

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              • #8
                I miss the old spring meet that the North and South Carolina chapters held a t Myrtle Beach years ago. My old beater GT Hawk was once awarded the "Most original chrome" award. That meant that it had more pitted, flaking, and rust spots than any other car at the meet. I can't remember who won "the most J.C. Whitney Parts On One Car" award.

                Those were fun times!
                John Clary
                Greer, SC

                SDC member since 1975

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                • #9
                  That is what we need, IMHO, a lot more fun at car shows!
                  1957 Studebaker Champion 2 door. Staten Island, New York.

                  "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." -Albert Einstein

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                  • #10
                    Finally a Class for Gus I Love It "Beater Bakers" That name alone will attract new members the 20's to 30's crowd.
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                    Mabel 1949 Champion
                    Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
                    Gus 1958 Transtar
                    The Prez 1955 President State
                    Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
                    Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
                    Fresno,Ca

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                    • #11
                      Matt,

                      That is often called a 'Pleasure Class' at a Zone Meet. I've won a few of those with that turquoise '65 Commander I had in South Bend in 2007.

                      Craig

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                      • #12
                        Would those cars be called "tweeners" meaing they are between the best of the best and the worst of the worst?
                        Peter Bishop
                        Director,
                        Northeast Zone

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                        • #13
                          Anne,

                          My almost three year old LOVES Gus! In the past I'd even gone and printed pictures from the forum to put up on the bulletin board in his room.

                          Hmmm, I should pull the back seat out of the '63 so it's "unfinished". I could be looking at a class that I have a chance of winning in!!
                          '63 Lark Custom, 259 v8, auto, child seat

                          "Your friendly neighborhood Studebaker evangelist"

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                          • #14
                            Yeah, the headlight rim on Ely was falling off. When I got the rim off the screws were sitting inside on the bottom!
                            Actually I would like to actually see a class like this formed. We have the show car, and they want to have this "survivor" class, but I like the idea of combining the best of both. Ely is a "survivor" to a point, but everybody who has owned him has left their own mark on him, and that's not original from the factory. Maybe Matt and I can start this "run what ya brung" class for these driver cars. I think that would encourage bringing EVERYTHING to a meet.
                            Chris Dresbach

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by blackhawk61 View Post
                              I have been to several local shows where they had a "Best Unfinished" class.
                              For "Best Unfinished" you would first need to have STARTED something! I like the "Best Driver" category. Whatever you do, PLEASE do not call it the "Best RAT _whatever_ CLASS". ugh. Let them have dignity as they are to be admired just as much as a restored Studebaker. Considering that Chris' is 72 year's old Studebaker, that is something to be respected! Drive it like you mean it!
                              Frank Remlinger
                              Detroit, Michigan
                              SDC# A004602R

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