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
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.
Seventeen members and wives met at the Friendly’s in Delray Beach on May 22nd for a free lunch. Nine members worked at the Auctions America event in April. This brought in $1062 to the treasury which paid for the lunch. We had a great time talking about our cars/trucks.
Lots of good food and conversation
Unfortunately only two Studebakers showed up
We had a short meeting and decided on future events. See the Calendar
Auctions America has a collector car auction every year in Fort Lauderdale. Many of the local driver clubs are invited to send volunteers to drive the cars around the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. The clubs are paid for their support. In 2015 the Sunshine chapter made around $1000 from the event. See the post about last year’s auction for a description of the auction. The auction this year was on April 1,2 and 3.
We do get a chance to drive some fabulous cars. But much of the time is spent waiting to go on.
It’s hot out here.
The reason why my truck didn’t make it to the Christmas Party was that I couldn’t get it to start. So Butch came down on Thursday to help.
Where is the problem
Our annual Christmas party was held at Butch and Gina’s house on December 7th. We had a good crowd, but only a couple of Studebakers. Our Poet Laureate recited his version of Twas the Night Before Christmas.
One of the highlights of the party was sharing Christmas gifts. Everyone brought a $10-$20 gift. They were separated into piles for the guys and the women. Everyone got a number. The numbers were drawn at random. When a person’s number was drawn, they could either draw from the appropriate pile or steal one from somebody that had already drawn. Then that person would draw another gift. One gift was stolen three times, which is the limit.
We met at Butch and Gina’s house on July 19th, 2015.
On February 22, 2015 we had a picnic at the Tradwinds Park.
All the rest were on the trains
We had a number of Studebakers there.
Auctions America provides a great fund raiser for local car clubs. We help to move the cars around and the club gets paid for the number of volunteer hours we put in. This year the auction was held in the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. As you can see, the hall is huge.
View of auction block from half-way down the hall
Or 2014 Christmas Party was held at Tony and Christy’s house.
On August 24th we met at Steve and Lynn’s house. There was a good crowd there, about 10 members, including a new one, and their wives.
All sorts of Studebakers to look at