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  • RIP: Art Unger

    'Just received notice from Evan Severson, President of Sask Chapter SDC, that Art Unger yesterday succumbed to his bout with Pancreatic Cancer (Monday, April 8, 2013).

    Art, right, and Brian Curtis earlier this year, with Art receiving a Special Award from the SDC Board of Directors for his contributions to The Studebaker Drivers Club service through Turning Wheels:

    Happy Trails, Art; you left some huge shoes to fill and over 100 issues of Turning Wheels to testify to your contribution to The Studebaker Hobby. Thanks so much. BP
    Last edited by BobPalma; 04-09-2013, 05:01 PM. Reason: added recent photo
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

  • #2
    I am TOTALLY at a loss for words right now...
    StudeDave '57
    US Navy (retired)

    3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
    SDC Member since 1985

    past President
    Whatcom County Chapter SDC
    San Diego Chapter SDC

    past Vice President
    San Diego Chapter SDC
    North Florida Chapter SDC


    • #3
      Oh NO, that must have been a little sooner than some of us expected, SO sorry to hear that.
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner


      • #4
        Ruined my day. RIP fellow Stude nut.
        No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.


        • #5
          Rest in Peace will be missed soon but maybe best .....sad day indeed.

          Home of the Fried Green Tomato


          1960 Champ , 1966 Daytona , 1965 Daytona Wagonaire


          • #6
            He became like a familiar friend through his TW contributions. Thousands of us never met him, but considered him part of our personal community. He will be greatly missed.
            Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)


            • #7
              Very sorry to hear this, although many here on the Forum knew it was inevitable. To date, pancreatic cancer has no cure due to the fact it never is detected until it is well into its advanced stages. Art meant a lot more to us here in the Pacific Northwest area as he was so active in this zone long before he took on editorship of Turning Wheels. Many will remember him when he was Editor of 'Tempo', the BC Interior Chapter newsletter. As well, Art orgarnized and supported many a zone meet over the past 40 years, and hardly ever missed one. Indeed, SDC won't be the same without Art!!



              • #8
                So very saddened to hear the news. Art's presence will be sorely missed.
                Dave Nevin
                Corvallis, OR
                1953 Champion Deluxe Coupe
                Stud-e-venture blog


                • #9
                  Oh my! I never met him but feel a great loss through his writings & humor. Deepest sympathy to his family from Joy & myself.
                  59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
                  60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
                  61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
                  62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
                  62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
                  62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
                  63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
                  63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
                  64 Zip Van
                  66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
                  66 Cruiser V-8 auto


                  • #10
                    Wow I was just trying upload the same pictures that I received. Thanks Bob mine got hung up in cyberspace again. Really sad news.
                    Mabel 1949 Champion
                    Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
                    Gus 1958 Transtar
                    The Prez 1955 President State
                    Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
                    Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe


                    • #11
                      My condolences to the family and close friends. Studebakers and SDC have definitely lost a "Best Friend".
                      Mark Hayden
                      '66 Commander
                      Zone Coordinator
                      Pacific Can-Am Zone


                      • #12
                        Nothing more that I can say that hasn't already been said. Sad news.
                        Art will be missed and remembered.
                        R.I.P. Art...
                        George King
                        Grants Pass, Oregon
                        64 Station Wagon with fixed roof (Canadian Car)

                        66 Station Wagon with fixed roof. Project car, complete For Sale...

                        64 Wagonaire sliding roof South Bend car. For Sale...

                        63 GT Hawk

                        51 Champion Starlight Coupe For Sale...


                        • #13
                          What a good friend. What a loss.
                          Skip Lackie


                          • #14
                            We lost another "good guy" (and they are getting few and far between). One way to look at it is he is up there driving that Stude where and when he wants, never having to worry about gas prices, and nary a cop around to issue a speeding ticket. Of course he may be at a typewriter (remember them?) penning a new column for TURNING WHEELS. Rest in peace, Art, we miss you!


                            • #15
                              I'm sorry I never got a chance to meet him. As a former journalist, I certainly appreciate his work with TW, I know it's not easy...but real pros make it look that way.
                              Condolences to friends and family.
                              63 Avanti R1 2788
                              1914 Stutz Bearcat
                              (George Barris replica)

                              Washington State