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.
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.