Click on PRESIDENT to the left to read our new president, Brian Bennion’s message for July!
See below or the Ads Page for 4 cars For Sale, including 1 Avanti plus a rebuilt engine for sale, 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.
Your New Club Officers for 2015 – 2016 and a call for a Volunteer
President: Brian Bennion
Vice President: Ken St. Clair
Treasurer: Bob Halgren
Secretary & Webmaster: Gene Nagle
As announced at the June meeting, Bob Halgren cannot keep both the treasurer’s job and the job of chairperson of the annual Cool Classic Car Show. So we badly need a VOLUNTEER for one of those jobs. Please contact president Brian Bennion at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Date for Studebaker Night at Escondido’s Cruisin Grand: July 17th
After we had to reschedule Studebaker Night at Cruisin Grand because of rain in April, we have been waiting for a date. It’s now set for Friday evening, July 17th. The location along Grand Avenue in Escondido is different from our spot in other years, but it’s a good location with a live band and a good crowd. The location is Juniper Street on the north side of Grand. Please go to the calendar entry for the event for a detailed map and directions.
Let’s show the big crowd at Cruisin Grand what a nice bunch of Studebakers looks like!
A Great Activity in August: A Tour of the San Dieguito Heritage Museum
Plan to join us on Saturday, August 15th for a private tour of the San Dieguito Heritage Museum. We will tour the museum starting at 11 AM, a fascinating look at the history of this part of San Diego’s coastline on the grounds of the old Quail Gardens, followed by lunch at Brett’s BBQ nearby. Please RSVP to Michele by August 10th so that we can plan for lunch. More info at the museum’s website: http://www.sdheritage.org
San Dieguito Heritage Museum is at 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
Cost of entrance is just $3 per person.
Contact: Michele St. Clair, 760-434-3510 or email email@example.com
Register NOW for our 2015 Cool Classic Car Show!
Registration is open for this year’s big Cool Classic Car Show on September 26th at Spanish Landing Park across from San Diego Airport. Get all the details in a letter from show chairman Bob Halgren by clicking HERE. And then click HERE for the Registration Form. The form needs to be printed out using your browser, then filled out and sent to Arnold Cohen at the address toward the bottom of the form. Please don’t forget to sign and date the form at the bottom.
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
Parts Wanted: Heater parts for a ’62 GT Hawk
Looking for heater blower motor, blower motor bracket to fender, heater control valve, defroster, T fittings, all associated hoses, clamps, and duct work — for a ’62 GT, but parts could be from any Hawk from ’56 to ’62. I’m also looking for an orig GT Hawk car jack, jack base, tire tool and high note horn. Jason Parmley 360 689-7159
Rebuilt 289 V8 For Sale
Rebuilt Studebaker 289 V-8 with matching bell housing and Auto Trans. Early 1962. Taken out of car with 300 miles on it. $2,500. Tom @ 951-956-8169
Cars for Sale from Wayne and Melanie Smith 619-443-4623
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 email@example.com
For Sale: 1955 Commander Coupe
The 1955 coupe still had the basic lines by the Loewy designers that made the 1953 and 1954 Studebaker coupes famous. This one is all original and has the small V8, believed to be 259 cid, and a working overdrive transmission. The engine was started with no problem using a direct line into a gas can after sitting for around two years, but the car cannot currently be driven for several reasons: it does not have current registration (but does have a clear title), it has no foot brakes, and the float is stuck in the carburetor causing gas to leak out on the engine. Also, the gas tank should be drained as the gas in it has deteriorated. The body and frame are generally solid and dent free, but two areas of the floor in the front seat area are rusted and patched. The right front fender has minor rust at the bottom rear. The doors, trunk floor and trunk lid are all sound with no rust holes. The stainless trim is near perfect, however the grille, bumpers and rear nameplate need to be rechromed. Seat upholstery is serviceable but worn; door and side panels are in good condition except for the arm rest on the driver’s door. Instruments on the dash are all original and working except for the gas gauge. Asking $1800. The car is in San Diego (National City area), but the owner lives on the East Coast. Owner contact: Loren Kujawa, (207) 963-2666, firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact Gene Nagle at (858) 335-3183, email@example.com
Studebakers in the Coronado 4th of July Parade
THANKS to the Halgrens, we had 3 great Studebakers in the Coronado 4th of July Parade this year. Here is a picture taken by Michele St. Clair. Please get your pride and joy ready for next year’s parade so that we can have an even better showing!
We got an Inside Look at the Air and Space Museum
The Air and Space Museum event was a big success with 21 people showing up for the tour. There were 5 Studebakers driven there as well. Jim Weir was our wonderful tour guide, full of knowledge, stories, and information. Jim didn’t only take us around the museum, he also took us to the machine shop in the basement where the magic happens, planes being built, parts being made, and plans for more projects being made. Lunch followed at the Chicken pie Shop in San Diego where everyone left with full bellies and smiles on their faces. Here are some scenes.
See a picture of your car from our 6th Annual Cool Classic Car Show on this wall clock!
Great addition to your garage or “Man Cave”!
Great gift idea! You can click HERE and see how the picture of your car at the 2014 Cool Classic Car Show came out. If you like it and would like to order a clock just follow the instructions below for sending a check to Bob Buchaklian. Only $27.00 which includes shipping. A donation will be made to our local San Diego Chapter of SDC for each clock sold. To order a Photo Clock, please print your name (first and last), full address, phone and email address on a piece of paper and mail it with a check or money order for $27 payable to: Robert Buchaklian 5055 Walter Av San Diego, Ca 92120
MOTOR TRANSPORT MUSEUM TOUR
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
What fun! On Saturday, Nov. 15th 12 Clubsters and friends gathered at the Motor Transport Museum (MTM) in Campo for a tour of the building with restored and unrestored vehicles. Brian and Sherman were our helpful guides, giving us the background on the old American Standard Feldspar Mill. The tall 9 story steel building was setup in the ‘20s to mill locally mined feldspar into a powder for making porcelain. Unfortunately, they couldn’t comply with worker safety regulations and shut down in the ‘50s. The building houses several interesting vehicles, as well as a machine shop and restoration facility. They are particularly proud of their Julian Bus. When they started the restoration it was so deteriorated that many of the pieces had to be replicated from pictures. After the building tour we roamed around the grounds looking at an incredible truck junkyard going back to the 1910’s. My favorite was a late ‘30s Diamond T tanker, while Mimi’s was a 40’s Ford camper/panel truck. There were three Studebaker trucks there – two M series and a ’56-’59 C cab. Plus, we found a very old Garford truck. We went for lunch at the Cafe B. Recommended by Howard Jones and Lupe, it turned out to be quite good. So there you have it. Our clubsters attending were Ken and Alta Keller, Ken St. Clair, Bob and Mimi Halgren, Al and Grace Van Winkle, Bob and Armin Buchaklian and Howard and Lupe Jones. Bob and Mimi Halgren