International Drive Your Studebaker Day falls on the second Saturday of September. Fortunately, Packy’s Sports Grill has a Cruise Night on the second Saturday of every month which was ideal for a Sunshine Chapter outing.
We met in the Lowe’s parking lot on W Palmetto Park Road and State Road 7 (US 441). Then went in caravan to Packy’s west of SR7. The cars in the caravan were:
- Butch Figurella’s ’61 Champ
- Rich Schomaker’s ’66 Commander
- Ed Ellis’s ’53 Commander
- Rich Schomaker’s ’64 Avanti
- Bob Ewart’s ’50 2R5 pickup
Later we were joined by Sebby Amanta in a ’54 Commander and Jake Kaywell’s ’62 GT Hawk. Butch claimed that we had 8 Studebakers there, but only listed 7.
We had a lot of fun looking at all the other cars/trucks. There were about 20 people from our chapter there. It was a little hard to count since they kept moving around.