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    I saw some very nice Studebakers today and the Packards were there in full force as well, more Packards then ever. I was there with my Plymouth 1940 P-9. I had the chance to see two Avanti's and some hawks (62 or later)very nice. There was a Blue and white two tone Packard Clipper there that was superI know someone has pic's

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    Rockville is a nice local show, sponsored by the city, but run by volunteers from the participating car clubs. In nice weather it can draw 450 cars. I have been the Potomac Chapter's rep to the show committee for about 30 years, and have advanced to the post of "field marshal" -- a pretty exalted title for someone who is basically a parking attendant. The weather on Saturday was very nice, which meant we got some rarely seen vehicles, including an Allard J2 (Chrysler power), Kaiser Darrin, Stearns-Knight, MB 300SL, Locomobile, etc.

    The Packard and Cadillac areas are always the most impressive, with several rows of enormous mid-30s classics, some with V-12s or V-16s.

    I was on my way to the show in my 64 Daytona hardtop, but noticed that the directional signals were blinking kinda slowly. I looked at the ammeter and it was in negative territory -- so I turned around and went back home.[V] I was supposed to be on the grounds by 8 AM, so didn't have time to replace the alternator, and ended up driving a brand X and parking in the public lot. So there was one less Stude there than there should have been . . . .

    I had an NOS Prestolite alternator purchased from N&A in 1981 (I've had that car a long time!), so the Daytona is back on the road now (but too late for the Rockville show).

    Skip Lackie
    Washington DC
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    • #3
      Rockville is a nice local show, sponsored by the city, but run by volunteers from the participating car clubs. In nice weather it can draw 450 cars. I have been the Potomac Chapter's rep to the show committee for about 30 years, and have advanced to the post of "field marshal" -- a pretty exalted title for someone who is basically a parking attendant. The weather on Saturday was very nice, which meant we got some rarely seen vehicles, including an Allard J2 (Chrysler power), Kaiser Darrin, Stearns-Knight, MB 300SL, Locomobile, etc.

      The Packard and Cadillac areas are always the most impressive, with several rows of enormous mid-30s classics, some with V-12s or V-16s.

      I was on my way to the show in my 64 Daytona hardtop, but noticed that the directional signals were blinking kinda slowly. I looked at the ammeter and it was in negative territory -- so I turned around and went back home.[V] I was supposed to be on the grounds by 8 AM, so didn't have time to replace the alternator, and ended up driving a brand X and parking in the public lot. So there was one less Stude there than there should have been . . . .

      I had an NOS Prestolite alternator purchased from N&A in 1981 (I've had that car a long time!), so the Daytona is back on the road now (but too late for the Rockville show).

      Skip Lackie
      Washington DC
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      • #4
        Thanks for that review Mr. Lackie, have you heard or seen Mr. Torrey, I did not see him this year. I met him last year at this show. He is a very nice Gentleman and very knowlegable about Studebakers.

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        • #5
          Thanks for that review Mr. Lackie, have you heard or seen Mr. Torrey, I did not see him this year. I met him last year at this show. He is a very nice Gentleman and very knowlegable about Studebakers.

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          • #6
            Are you thinking of Torrey Kirby from Martinsburg, WV, the owner of the Lark diesel?


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            • #7
              Are you thinking of Torrey Kirby from Martinsburg, WV, the owner of the Lark diesel?


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              • #8
                As Guido said, are you referring to Torrey Kirby? If you are, yes, he was there, but not in a Studebaker. I know he has a couple of AMCs, but I remember seeing him coming on the field in something built by one of the Big Three -- GM maybe. Very out of character for him, but then we Studebaker people are all pretty appreciative of cars in general, no matter who built them.

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                • #9
                  As Guido said, are you referring to Torrey Kirby? If you are, yes, he was there, but not in a Studebaker. I know he has a couple of AMCs, but I remember seeing him coming on the field in something built by one of the Big Three -- GM maybe. Very out of character for him, but then we Studebaker people are all pretty appreciative of cars in general, no matter who built them.

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                  • #10
                    Yes, it is Mr.Kirby your right, he has a diesel lark. He was getting rid of some of his cars and keeping others, I wish I had saw him. He had a 1963-64 hawk up there that I could have used some parts from, I will try to call him. thanks!

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                    • #11
                      Yes, it is Mr.Kirby your right, he has a diesel lark. He was getting rid of some of his cars and keeping others, I wish I had saw him. He had a 1963-64 hawk up there that I could have used some parts from, I will try to call him. thanks!

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