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  • 6hk71400
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    Today, March 7 at the Arizona Annual March Gathering, John, Loralee, and Mike Lynch and others brought The Whisler down to Tucson, where John found the car 6 years ago at Chuck Naugles StudyAcres.

    It was so quiet that I think the name should be changed to The Whisperer. Actually, that should be John Kroulik's name since he is the ultimate Studebaker Whisperer.

    Bob Miles

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  • studejohn
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    Great video very impressed some very strong positive words about the Whistler and the overall show. Bob I got the same care package in the mail very impressed. Glad everybody enjoyed it thanks John Kroulik

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  • BobPalma
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    Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
    What a great video.
    Only wish he had a better video camera..
    Roger that, Jeff.

    Dan sent me a CD of the same footage and it is identical to what is linked on You-Tube.

    We certainly appreciate his enthusiasm nonetheless. BP

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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    What a great video.
    Only wish he had a better video camera..

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  • 8E45E
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    There's a nice photo of The Whistler in the March issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines in the coverage of MCACN last November.

    Craig

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  • HOXXOH
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    It's great to see that John's effort and all the others involved, received the accolades so rightfully deserved.

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  • BobPalma
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    Finally, we have the Dan Schmitt Motorcycle Racing video from The 2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, where John and Mike debuted The Whistler. Dan's video is on You-Tube; link below.

    Background information before you start watching the video:

    Dan opens with some general information about the show and then, from about 01:58 to 02:30, teases the viewer with a shot of The Whistler and announces it as "The Show Stopper." He then goes about covering the rest of the show, which may be of interest to some of you.

    At 15:28, he returns to The Whistler for "the rest of the story," announcing that The Whistler is The Big Story of the show. From 15:28 to the end is all Studebaker, including the other Studebakers at the show displayed with The Whistler.

    Thank YOU, Dan Schmitt, for your enthusiastic coverage of The Whistler at The 2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals! BP

    Enjoy, all:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjnno7XFyDA

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  • BobPalma
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    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
    Yep, no Radio, Heater, Hill Holder, Clock, Cigar Lighter, Bumper Guards, Back-up Lights, Windshield Washer, Power Steering or Air Cond. needed on a Drag Car!

    What a Deal, only $21.59 for FIVE, Premium, Higher Speed Firestone 500 Black Wall Tires!
    Sadly for them, Rich, a cigarette lighter was standard equipment, even on a Regal. This per PD 63-14, the prestige 1963 full-line brochure.

    If you wanted to save that, you had to wait until spring and order a Standard!

    You're right about the tires; that was a helluva deal. BP

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  • BobPalma
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    Originally posted by ddub View Post
    $23.50 for undercoating. I am surprised they would have wanted the added weight.
    Don, unlike a radio or a Climatizer, undercoating was a genuine delete option.

    If you failed to specifically specify that you did NOT want undercoating, you got it and got charged for it automatically.

    (Kind of like a fixed roof on sliding-roof station wagons; you may have seen a window sticker on what would have been a sliding-roof wagon, where there was a $100 credit listed beside Delete Sliding Roof. )

    They may not have realized that when they ordered the car, especially since it was going to Phoenix where, as you'd observe, undercoating wasn't needed for the intended purpose...indeed, it would be a detriment to the intended purpose! BP
    Last edited by BobPalma; 01-07-2020, 07:03 PM.

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  • Colgate Studebaker
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    Hey John (Studejohn), I just sent you a p.m. If you get a chance take a look!! Thanks, Bill

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  • ddub
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    $23.50 for undercoating. I am surprised they would have wanted the added weight.

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  • StudeRich
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    Yep, no Radio, Heater, Hill Holder, Clock, Cigar Lighter, Bumper Guards, Back-up Lights, Windshield Washer, Power Steering or Air Cond. needed on a Drag Car!

    What a Deal, only $21.59 for FIVE, Premium, Higher Speed Firestone 500 Black Wall Tires!

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  • BobPalma
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    Originally posted by Bob Beckert View Post
    Bob can you please show the copy of the window sticker as the sticker copy did not come thru.thanks
    'Hope this works! BP

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  • Bob Beckert
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    Bob can yoou please show the copy of the window sticker as the sticker copy did not come thru.thanks

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  • BobPalma
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    Dick Quinn has generated an accurate reproduction of The Whistler's "window" [Monroney] sticker. Here it is.

    Note that no Climatizer is specified, nor was the car so equipped!

    Thanks, Dick. BP

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