Be sure to check out the calendar on the left side regularly for new events, including some by other car clubs or communities that you might find interesting!
See below or the Ads Page for 4 cars For Sale, including 1 Avanti plus a Stude Golf Cart, Vehicle Storage Space for rent and want ads for a Bullet Nose and Hawk heater parts! Also, check out the “Links” tab for other chapters, parts suppliers, etc.
Minutes from the meeting on January 9, 2016
President Ken St. Clair called the meeting to order after lunch at 12:40. Michele St.Clair discussed activities, starting with the Big 3 Swap meet scheduled for Feb. 26-28, noon to 5 Friday, 8am to 5pm Saturday, Sunday 8am-noon. We will set up our membership tent with cookies and drinks, no BBQ. Members will be able to bring a car to display in spaces on the south end, owned by Terry Worcster — in by 8am and can’t leave until 5pm.
We will now do activities quarterly, not monthly. Possible activities this year: Tour at San Diego City Library, Tim Monaghan volunteered to chair that; Point Loma Bunker tour; Leo Carillo Ranch and Green Dragon driving tour and lunch; Peterson Museum in LA via train then Shuttle to museum.
The San Diego Antique Car Club has invited us to join them in some of their events, starting with a silent movie in March, Villa Montezuma.
Our event in December, Christmas luncheon, was well attended, no gift exchange – instead brought Toys for Tots; our THANKS to Maria and Ken Howell who took the toys to the Marine reserves for their toy drive.
New business: New name tags: proposed new magnetic tags to be made by Mike Del awards (already has logo), Mimi will check to see how much.
Nostalgic Video of a Past SD Studebaker Meet
Greg Weir, son of Jim Weir, has been kind enough to share a video from a Studebaker meet here in San Diego many years ago; it includes a short talk by Marvin Studebaker. You can download it from Jim’s Dropbox share here
Vehicle Storage for Rent in San Diego
Keith Wahl has vacant garages for rent at an apartment complex on 49th Street off El Cajon Blvd in the Talmadge area of San Diego (near San Diego State). It is 9 X 16 feet and has private alley access. A one-year lease is offered at $125 per month. Contact Keith at 858-518-2190.
Car Wanted: 1950 or 51 Coupe
1950 or 1951 Studebaker Champion or commander Starlight Coupe (bullet nose), professionally restored original, or modified (even a resto-mod). Must run very well, be mechanically sound, with no history of rust. Will need lots of pictures and will probably fly to look at the car. Don Connolly, Naples, FL 230-263-0632, firstname.lastname@example.org
Engine For Sale: ’53 V8, Complete with Clutch
Probably a 232, but not certain; complete, has extra carb, clutch, water pump; asking $250 or best offer as I have no place to store it. Kenneth Kay Keller: email@example.com, 619-442-5177
1950 Stude Replica Golf Cart For Sale
1950 Studebaker Golf Cart. Just finished. New paint, Upholstery, Batteries. It runs and drives nice. A really neet looking vehicle. $5,495.00 Consider offers / Trades. More pictures available via the ad on Old Rides: http://www.oldride.com/classic_cars/787938.html 619 890-1045 Howard
1950 Land Cruiser For Sale
1950 Land cruiser, runs good , nice interior, body straight. It’s a driver but needs to be checked out good. Gas tank has been resealed. New tires ,maybe 100 miles. Need to sell ASAP. Worth about $3800. Sell for 3000, or best. I do have the front bumper and it has black plates. Richard 619 933 6045 thanks
Cars for Sale from Wayne and Melanie Smith 619-443-4623
Pictures of Cars are available upon request.
1959 Lark Deluxe 4 door sedan — All original condition.
12,895 original miles on 6 cylinder engine. Nice #2 to #3 A Must See! asking $7.000.00.
1963 GT Hawk 2 door. Tuned 289 V8 engine. New exhaust, tires and brakes.
Some rust, needs paint job and interior carpet. Extra sheet metal included. asking $4500.00
FOR SALE 1984 Avanti Touring Coupe (only 50 made)
Car is completely original, except for tire sizes), has heavy duty suspension (sway bars, front & rear springs, etc.) Chevy 305 (passed smog January 14) with 700R4 automatic (less than 10,000 miles since Corvette upgrades & $2,000 rebuild) Power moon roof, tilt wheel, power disc brakes, power windows Rear window defroster, power moon roof, original Blaupunkt radio/with power antenna, Recaro seats with recliners, heaters, lumbar adjustments. Car runs great, but needs paint and Recaros need reupholstering $12,500, OBO Keith Rider (619) 276.2249 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 7th Annual Cool Classic Car Show: Cooling off by the Bay
By Bob Halgren
On September 26, 2015 the San Diego County Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club hosted its seventh annual Cool Classic Car Show at beautiful Spanish Landing Park on San Diego Bay. The cool breeze and shade trees made for a fabulous venue for 39 gorgeous Studebakers and Packards — the best venue yet for our show.
Participants came from as far as the Los Angeles area and Arizona – our Long Distance Award went to the Painters from Yuma. We even had one 74 year old man and his 82 year old wife drive their motorcycle from Pahrump, Nevada just to see the show.
Everyone was treated to music courtesy of Don Cox while they gorged themselves on treats from the Daytona Diner and lightened their wallets at the Raffle table and the 50-50 drawing.
We had a wonderful group of volunteers helping to keep things running smoothly. For some this was their seventh year doing this. Thanks so much. Net proceeds will go to Homefront San Diego, a military charity. Thanks to all who made this such an enjoyable show.
A new “album” with all the cars is under construction, but here is a first look for those who couldn’t make it.
A Good Showing of Studebakers at Cruisin Grand
Studebaker Night at Escondido’s Cruisin Grand went well again this year! Among the 8 cars, we had great representation from the ranks of Hawks and early coupes plus TWO Avantis, but we could have used more representatives from Bullet Noses, Larks and other famous Studebakers. The pictures below will give you an idea of the nice group of cars and the good crowd we had. Please excuse the “Brand X” pickup that’s in most of the pictures; it was there in connection with a popcorn stand that was set up in our area.