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
We had a picnic at the Tradewinds Park on Sunday the 19th. The weather was perfect.
We had a great time checking out each others cars and swapping tips.
Checking out vintage AC installation.
Check out our updated Calendar
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.
Lee had a number of Studebakers in a Christmas Parade. He has more and they are all running. Here are some pictures from the parade.
Seven of us met at Denny’s Classic Diner on Hypoluxo at Military. We didn’t get the crowd that we had last time, but at 4pm the place was nearly empty and the food came out quickly and hot.
Only two Studebakers made it this time. Butch’s new white walls look sharp
Our next meeting will be at the Tradewinds Park on Feburary 19th.
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
After the lunch, we got all the Studebakers lined up for a photo shoot.
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.
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.