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Jul
11
Sat
12:00 pm Monthly Meeting @ Sizzler near I-15 and Aero Drive
Monthly Meeting @ Sizzler near I-15 and Aero Drive
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Our regular membership meeting for July
Jul
17
Fri
5:00 pm Studebaker Night at Cruisin Grand @ Grand Avenue, Escondido
Studebaker Night at Cruisin Grand @ Grand Avenue, Escondido
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
After we had to reschedule Studebaker Night at Cruisin Grand because of rain, we have been waiting for a date.  It’s now set for Friday evening, July 17th.  The location along Grand Avenue is slightly[...]
Aug
2
Sun
9:00 am Vista Rod Run @ Old Downtown Vista
Vista Rod Run @ Old Downtown Vista
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
This is an annual car show in old downtown Vista, a place with lots to see and do, right off the 78 Freeway at Vista Village Drive.
Aug
8
Sat
12:00 pm Monthly Meeting & Car Show Meeting @ Sizzler near I-15 and Aero Drive
Monthly Meeting & Car Show Meeting @ Sizzler near I-15 and Aero Drive
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Our regular monthly meeting for August.  We will have a Car Show meeting immediately after the general meeting.
Aug
15
Sat
11:00 am Tour to San Dieguito Heritage Mu... @ San Dieguito Heritage Museum
Tour to San Dieguito Heritage Mu... @ San Dieguito Heritage Museum
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
We will tour the museum, 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[...]
Sep
12
Sat
12:00 pm Monthly Meeting & Car Show Meeting @ Sizzler near 15 Freeway & Aero Drive
Monthly Meeting & Car Show Meeting @ Sizzler near 15 Freeway & Aero Drive
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
This is our monthly meeting for September.  The regular meeting will be followed by a final meeting of those who are helping out at the Cool Classic Car Show for this year.
Sep
26
Sat
all-day Cool Classic Car Show 2015 @ Spanish Landing Park
Cool Classic Car Show 2015 @ Spanish Landing Park
Sep 26 all-day
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. [...]
Oct
9
Fri
all-day Southwest Zone Meet @ Fiesta Henderson Casino & Hotel
Southwest Zone Meet @ Fiesta Henderson Casino & Hotel
Oct 9 – Oct 11 all-day
 
Oct
10
Sat
12:00 pm Monthly Meeting @ Sizzler, near !5 Freeway and Aero Drive
Monthly Meeting @ Sizzler, near !5 Freeway and Aero Drive
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
This is our regular monthly meeting for October.
Nov
14
Sat
12:00 pm Monthly Meeting @ Sizzler, near 15 Freeway and Aero Drive
Monthly Meeting @ Sizzler, near 15 Freeway and Aero Drive
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
This is our regular monthly meeting for November.
Dec
12
Sat
12:00 pm Monthly Meeting & Christmas Party
Monthly Meeting & Christmas Party
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Watch this space; location and details to be announced.

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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:  studebakersandiego@yahoo.com.

 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  msaint1023@gmail.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, mldon.connolly@gmail.com

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

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    studierider@aol.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, lorenjkujawa@gmail.com; or contact Gene Nagle at (858) 335-3183, gene.nagle@gmail.com

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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!

Coronado Parade 2015

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. Air&Space_Group Jim_Weir_museum_shop A&S_Museum_tour

See a picture of your car from our 6th Annual Cool Classic Car Show on this wall clock!

Wall Clock Trimmed

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

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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 MT_Museum_IMG_1086MT_Museum_IMG_1087

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