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  • Must be a new fad...Teeter Totter

    Haven't seen a Studebaker on one, but here is a VW and Jeep

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l952qzT93Zc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xrRC...eature=related



    Leonard Shepherd
    http://leonardshepherd.com/


  • #2
    I used to see these at street rod events in southern IN. many years ago. In the seventies clubs would have driving events at there car shows. Like driving 50 feet in a straight line blind folded. Of course this would be in an open field and well supervised.


    Gary Sanders
    Nixa, MO
    President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.
    Gary Sanders
    Nixa, MO

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    • #3
      Paul may remember, but I swore we did that years ago in the Potomac chapter with Studebakers.

      JDP/Maryland
      JDP Maryland

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      • #4
        Leonard, the teeter totter is a featured event at the great Wheels of Time cruises once a month in Macungie and at their week long event one week after Das Awkfest also held at Macungie, PA. If you never have done it it is a blast not only to participate in but also to just flat out watch. It is a timed event.

        Check it out here: [u]http://www.wheelsoftime.org/home.shtml</u>
        sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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        • #5
          oh that just makes my clutch knee, and clutch plate cringe. LOL
          I like the VW bug set up best,
          Chop Stu
          61 Lark

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          • #6
            quote:Leonard, the teeter totter is a featured event at the great Wheels of Time cruises once a month in Macungie and at their week long event one week after Das Awkfest also held at Macungie, PA. If you never have done it it is a blast not only to participate in but also to just flat out watch. It is a timed event.
            I have never been to Macungie, but several of my friends go to sell model cars. I hope to go with them next time.

            Leonard Shepherd
            http://leonardshepherd.com/

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            • #7
              Come this fall and stay a week or two until the International Meet. It's only about 60 miles away. Wheels of Time is a great place. Last year there was a 32 Dictator 4dr sedan that was all original on the outside but not inside. Also present was a 41 Champion the same way. The owner a young man was surprised when i told him what it was from the side wothout looking up front. Aslo there was a T-Cab and 2 55 presidents and a couple of larks. More Studebakers than I've seen there in a while. They do a Friday night drive thru town that is well worth the trip. So comon up and stay a spell.
              sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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              • #8
                They've been doing this every spring and fall at the Daytona Turkey Rod run for the last 15 years or so..
                Also do the 'Slow Drags'
                Mickey Prankas entered his Tcab in the slow drags one year.
                Lost to a beater '69 Nova 6 cylinder with a totally loose powerglide.
                Lot of fun to watch...
                Jeff[8D]


                quote:Originally posted by lstude

                Haven't seen a Studebaker on one, but here is a VW and Jeep
                HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                Jeff


                Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by JDP

                  Paul may remember, but I swore we did that years ago in the Potomac chapter with Studebakers.
                  That might have been before I joined Potomac as I don't remember it. I do remember the wet grass drags at Rockville. As I recall, you won one year by starting in 4th gear in your Avanti. I got a second the next year in my '62 6-cylinder, TT, o/d convertible by starting in 2nd and slipping the clutch like mad. (I finally got beat by a ringer in a Corvair convertible who had a fat guy sitting in the back seat[V]).

                  [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
                  '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
                  '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
                  '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
                  Museum R-4 engine
                  1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
                  1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)
                  Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                  '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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                  • #10
                    Can't wait to see what this is... I'll get to see the videos tonight.

                    Our local dirt tracks do a "paper bag race". It consists of a driver, and a navigator in the back seat. You can use any licensed, regstered street car. The driver wears a bag over his/her head, and the passenger guides them left or right- vocal instructions only! The idea is to make one lap around the track as fast as possible. One car on the track at a time. I've done both positions; I couldn't believe how disorienting the bag was, even on a track where I've made thousands of laps[:0] Funny to watch- there's always at least one who, in spite of directions, bumps into the wall or some other object[B)]

                    Another thing they do is the one-on-one spectator races. This is open to any licensed driver with a helmet and functioning seat belt, again with a properly licensed car. The cars are randomly paired. They make one lap, sometimes a rolling start, sometimes drag race style. The winner advances, loser is eliminated, and so on.

                    This one is always a riot! There have been econoboxes, muscle cars, winter rats, show cars, even service vans and 4x4 trucks. There's no telling what might win... usually it comes down to how hard one is willing to go into that first turn. If you're not afraid to rub fenders, you've got a good chance[8D] I won my share of these- 75 El Camino, 87 Buick Century wagon, 88 Grand Am, 71 Olds 88. The Olds was a 455 engine, and handled great! It was owned by a fan who asked me to do it, who later became a good friend... of note, we went back a month later to defend our title, and I blew the trans. in the second match[:I]

                    Lots of good, cheap fun, and a chance to get on the race track for everyone.

                    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
                    Parish, central NY 13131

                    "With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"



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                    • #11
                      ...sponsored by your local clutch and brake shop!

                      Andy
                      62 GT
                      Andy
                      62 GT

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