June Breakfast Meeting

On Saturday, June 3rd 14 of us met for breakfast at the Cracker Barrel in Deerfield.  We had a great time talking about our vehicles and looking at pictures from the Studebaker Drivers Club International Meet in South Bend.

Only two Studebaker pickups showed.  Somehow a ’57 T-Bird also showed up.  He claimed his Studebaker needed work.

After the breakfast, we had a meeting on the front porch while we waited for the downpour to lighten up.  We talked about having meetings every other month and having a big get-together in the fall to invite all the people who had been members back to see what we’re doing.  

2017 Studebaker International Meet

Some of our members went to the 2017 Studebaker Drivers Club International Meet held on May 3-6 in South Bend.  

Here are a few of the more than 120 pictures take there.

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Ed DaSilva’s son worked on the Stude Powered Avanti which exceeded 200 mph!   Take a look at the last image.

2017 Auctions America

The 2017 Auctions America collector car auction is underway.  We’ve done two days so far and gotten to drive all sorts of interesting cars. This will make our treasurer happy, since Auctions America pays the club for the hours we volunteer.

Some of Saturday’s gang with a 55 Studebaker Speedster

The rest of the gang had wandered off when we took the picture.  They haven’t listed the final results yet, but this gorgeous speedster and the 1940 Studebaker Champion Club Sedan street rod below are not listed in the ‘Still for Sale’ list.

Studebaker street rod

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Studebaker’s Past

General Motors recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.  Did you know that Studebaker was in business for 115 years?  1852 to 1967

They originally produced wagons for farmers, miners and the military.  They were in the right place to supply wagons for the California Gold Rush.

In 1857 they produced their first fancy carriage.  The carriage production finally stopped in 1919.  This is a 1912 Studebaker Doctor’s Buggy.

2016 State Meet

Hi All,  We made to and from Tallahassee in the old truck without and  any car problems. 8 hours each way in not the most comfortable riding car. We listened to an audio book and I listened to Gina say how much see enjoyed riding in this classic truck and she can’t wait for our next trip.
Doug Gleim and Jim Ricciardi  were the other people from our chapter.
The meet was good, the weather was just beautiful. The hotel / golf course complex was isolated so we all stayed put.
My Truck got a first place award.
First Place

First Place

I brought up the idea at our chapter meeting that since every chapter is getting older it is hard for a chapter to do a state meet.  I thought that we have it in a central location every year at the same place and scale it down .
This coming year 2017 we think it will be Orlando and every year after that Gainesville. The Cade Studebaker Museum should be open in 2018
We started a state meet committee via email to kick this idea around. Let me know you thoughts.
I got my 53 front suspension completely removed and starting installing the rack and pinion and coil over suspension . I hope I did not bite off more that I can chew.  This is a real bear and I’m not getting any younger.
Don’t forget the Christmas party on Dec 4
Butch

October 2016 Luncheon

We had a great turnout at the Denny’s Classic Diner in Boynton Beach on Sunday October 23rd.   There were 14 people and 5 Studebakers attending.

All 5 Studebakers and some of the attendees Photo by Butch

All 5 Studebakers and some of the attendees
Photo by Butch

After the lunch, we got all the Studebakers lined up for a photo shoot.

The rest of the Studebakers

The rest of the Studebakers

Then spent some time in the parking lot looking over the cars and talking about what we had done and were planning to do with our vehicles.

July Breakfast at the Cracker Barrel

Our breakfast meeting was on July 16th at the Cracker Barrel, 1250 SW 11th Way (FAU Research Park Blvd.) in Deerfield Beach at 9 am.

Studebakers at the breakfast

Studebakers at the breakfast

Fourteen people attended the breakfast.  We had a great time discussing our vehicles and ailments (vehicular and personal.) Some of the discussion items included: Where to get parts; how to get things re-chromed; and how to tell what the differential ratio is.

One of the discussions about my 1950 2R5 1/2 ton pickup was about the manifold.  The 2R5 is supposed to have a single manifold comprising both intake and exhaust (part # 533790.)  The 2R6 has an intake manifold (part # 675232) and an exhaust manifold (part # 681052.)  Both of these have a single exhaust pipe.  Somehow my truck has the exhaust split so that I have dual exhausts.

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