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    I was just reading the newest book by one of my fave authors last week, Kem Nunn, and whaddaya know, one of the characters pops up driving a 1950 Starlight Coupe - yellow, I think. It makes several appearances over the course of the novel, to the point where you start figuring it's going to end up being a major player in the plot, and sure enough, the climactic moment of the whole story hinges on that Studebaker...except it involves it getting WRECKED!! NOOOOOOOOO!!!

    Anyway, it was a thoroughly enjoyable read nonetheless, and quite fun to have that car driving across a page now and then. Oh, the book is called Chance.

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    ?Spoiler Alert!!!!
    Jon Stalnaker
    Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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    • #3
      Ha! I thought about that, but think I kept it general enough that if anyone here DID actually pick up the book, you'd still be caught off guard at the end.

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        If they ever make it in to a movie, hopefully they will dress up a '50 Chevy or Ford to look like a Studebaker for the wreck scene.
        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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        • #5
          Check out Ray Bradbury's book "Driving Blind". The title story is about a Studebaker Salesman. Very cool.
          Ed Sallia
          Dundee, OR

          Sol Lucet Omnibus

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          • #6
            Check out Ray Bradbury's book "Driving Blind". The title story is about a Studebaker Salesman. Very cool.
            Love Bradbury. I'll have to check it out.
            The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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            • #7
              Don't forget that Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman" spoke of opening the bottom of the windshield of his Studebaker.
              peter lee

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              • #8
                My dad read a lot of books by H. Allen Smith. In one of his books (may have been Life In A Putty Knife Factory) he speaks of giving neckties or handkerchiefs out for Christmas.
                One of his movie star friends gave him a new Studebaker that Christmas!
                sigpic1957 Packard Clipper Country Sedan

                "There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer"
                Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
                "I have a great memory for forgetting things" Number 1 son, Lee Chan

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