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Minutes from the Zoom Meeting on November 15th, 2020

Meeting called to order: 12:15
Members that joined: Mimi Halgren, Keith Wahl, Joanna, Sabrina and Tim Huntley, and Ken and Michele St Clair

October meeting notes approved by Mimi-1st and seconded by Michele
Treasurer Report:  Mimi reported total assets currently at $11,049.

Old business:
Car Club Council is meeting around the city, North county, South county, etc. Last meeting was at Mike’s BBQ in Escondido; about 40 people attended. Keith joined the las car council meeting.

Good Guys show is still scheduled for April 2021

Activities report:

Drive your Studebaker day on Sept. 12th was a success with about eight cars. Bob Halgren sent an article with a picture toTurning Wheels which was published in the last magazine.
ECC Holiday car show and toy drive at Bates Nut Farm – no members went due to the rain.

Up coming events:

Dec. 5th, toys for tots drive and car show at the Barona Dragstrip

January 2nd Our club will join another club for a drive in Rancho Santa Fe, more info to come

San Clemente Cars and Coffee will be March 6th, more info to come
May- La Palma car show will also be a zone meet in 2021 with activities for the weekend, more info to come
Sept. 6-11, 2021 International meet is still happening in Indianapolis

New business: Holiday Party will be on Dec. 12th, our regular meeting day. A questionnaire will be sent out by Michele on how to proceed with the party this year, ie: outdoors at a park, everyone bring their own food, or catered, etc.

1963 Avanti For Sale

1963 Studebaker Avanti with Candy Apple Red finish, 289 ci rebuilt to 305 ci with 1 hour running time on engine, speedometer reset at 0 miles, Edelbrock  4-barrel carburetor, new wiring harness, Crager wheels, new padded dash, headliner, Black vinyl seats, needs carpet, interior panels (old panels for patterns included). Misc. extras included.
$16,950.00 price is negotiable.  Contact: Wayne Smith at  775-738-3197 (home) or 619-277-3919 (cell) 

FREE Parts from Early Fifties

These are:
* A BorgWarner automatic transmission with torque converter. [Approx. 1950 –1952 vintage]
* 2 differential assemblies – – approx. same vintage.
These are available to a good home for FREE!!  You or anyone interested just need to come pick them up.
I have the necessary lift & equipment to load them for you.
Bill Treece
(619) 442-6052
4634 Calavo Drive, La Mesa, Calif. 91941

1959 Lark For Sale

The nice ’59 Lark 4-door formerly owned by Ken Goldkamp is now for sale by its current owner:  Ray Frey at Ray Frey Auto Center, 858-278-7077.  Asking $4000.

Nice ’64 GT Hawk for Sale

289 V/8, 4-barrel Carter carburetor, 3 speed Ford FMX replacement transmission, full gauges. Beautiful Southern California car. Clean inside and out including trunk and engine.  Quartz clock. New tires. Protective cloth dust cover.79K miles. Has not run for a while.  Asking $15,000 OBO. Contact Jim at


Free parts:  Howard Jones has a complete rust free front clip for a ’48 Studebaker Champion and some misc Studebaker bumpers. It’s all free to anyone that has a use for it. it will need to be picked up though. no delivery or shipping. 619 890-1045

’63 Cruiser For Sale

I am selling my 1963 Studebaker, Lark Cruiser. I have been lucky to own it for the past 6 years, and I am hoping to find it a good home/owner. This 4-door Cruiser has a V8, 289 engine that runs great. It is automatic, with power steering, and has 97,000 miles. Paint is a 2-toned blue and white (not original paint) with some areas of rust. The interior is beautiful and immaculate, although the headliner needs to be replaced. All tires are in great shape (and all 4 tires have a 40,000 mi warranty through Discount Tire). Breaks have been repaired. Although this is not my daily driver, it is certainly dependable, and it is sure to turn a lot of heads. It comes with the original owner’s manual. Clean title with black plates. I am selling it as is–$5,000, or best offer. If interested, or would like more details, call Jannelle at 858-335-8058

’62 GT Hawk For Sale

A friend of Bob Buchaklian, Gladys Evin, is selling her nice ’62 Hawk.

289 ci w/4 speed transmission, Excellent body-No rust, Interior reupholstered to original

Approximately 54,000 miles

Needs trim installed and new vinyl half roof

$12,000 O.B.O

Also For Sale:  Body panels, wheels and assorted GT parts including:  Hood, Grill & Shell, R&L Front Fenders, R Rear Fender, R Door, Hub caps, Center Console, Deluxe Floor Mats, Wheels, Extra set of 6.70×15 4 ply Polyester Tires w/spare + misc electrical & rubber parts

$2,000 O.B.O.

Call Gladys to make appointment:  619 462-4041



  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


Our Trip to San Clemente

By Keith Wahl

MIMI AND BOB HALGREN WITH KEITH WAHL AND FRIEND JIM FRIEDMAN met at the Rendezvous point on 78 and 5 and drove up to the Cars and Coffeee at San Clemente on October 3rd. We Joined Devin Kostrewzki his wife and 2 friends and had a wonderful morning chatting with folks and perusing about 500 cars.  I am planning a local meet up in Rancho Santa Fe on a Saturday Morning for their Cars & Coffee.  Please watch for an email on this or the website calendar for details.

Our Tour on Drive Your Studebaker Day 

By Bob Halgren 

The San Diego Chapter of SDC celebrated the 2020 IDSYSD with a cruise around La Mesa ending with a picnic at Spanish Landing West, a park on San Diego Bay. Seven beautiful Studebakers participated: Ken & Michele St. Clair in their ’50 Stude Coupe “Blazing Stude”; Keith Rider in his ’87 Avanti convertible; Keith Wahl in his new ’63 R-2 Avanti; Shaun Salehyan with his ’37 Coupe Express; Devin Kostrewski in a ’65 Lark wagon; Tim & Sabrina Huntley in their ’58 Commander hardtop and Bob and Mimi Halgren in a ’53 Commander Coupe. We made quite the convoy! 

We toured to the top of Mt. Helix to see the 1924 Amphitheater with its great views and giant cross. It was built by the Yawkeys, a family that owned the Boston Red sox, as a memorial to their mother. It has survived ACLU challenges to tear it down and now is in the hands of a private foundation for all to enjoy. Next we toured the boulder strewn Mt. Grossmont, going by the early 1900’s home of world famous opera singer Madame Schumann-Heink. Then off to Spanish Landing via El Cajon Blvd, one of the commercial hubs of San Diego before the days of shopping centers. The weather was perfect and a great time was had by all.


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