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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Lunch at Friendly’s

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

2016 Auctions America

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.

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2015 Christmas Party

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.