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12:00 pm BIG 3 SWAP MEET @ SDCCU Stadium
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm
The annual Big 3 Swap Meet is a must for all serious old car folks!  It is at what used to be called Qualcomm Stadium (or Jack Murphy Stadium) in Mission Valley.   Admission is[...]
12:00 pm Monthly Meeting & Chili Cookoff @ St. Clair's Home
Monthly Meeting & Chili Cookoff @ St. Clair's Home
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Our monthly meeting for March will be combined with a fun and very tasty Chili Cookoff!  Come, enjoy the food plus the comradery and find out what’s going on in your club!  As usual, we[...]
12:00 pm Monthly Meeting for April @ Sizzler near I-15 & Aero Drive
Monthly Meeting for April @ Sizzler near I-15 & Aero Drive
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Our regular monthly meeting for April, 2018.  Come, enjoy the comradery and find out what’s going on in your club!  As usual, we will also have an attendance drawing with a cash prize for one member[...]
10:00 am Tour of San Diego Botanical Gardens @ San Diego Botanical Gardens
Tour of San Diego Botanical Gardens @ San Diego Botanical Gardens
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
We are invited to join the Antique Car Club for an afternoon at the San Diego Botanic Gardens – Encinitas, California Saturday April 21, 2018 – 10 AM to 12:30 Followed by a luncheon at[...]

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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!  NOTE that full details of each event are available just by double clicking on the summary text, or by going to the Upcoming Events Tab above.

See below or the Ads Page for 11 cars and 1 truck For Sale, including 2 Avantis plus a Stude Golf Cart, some parts collections and Vehicle Storage Space for rent! Also, check out the “Links” tab for other chapters, parts suppliers, etc.

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Minutes from the meeting on January 13th 2018

 It was decided that since  our chapter will help put on the Zone Meet next fall, we will do that in lieu of our own annual car show.

ZONE MEET:  Beach Cities Chapter, LA club, and SD club will put on in a joint effort.

Oct. 18-21 in Palm Springs
Oct. 18, Thursday: Meet and greet at Kent’s in Palm Springs
Oct. 19, Friday: Possibly a tour, dinner on your own
Oct. 20, Saturday: Zone meet, banquet
Oct. 21Sunday: survivors breakfast

Beach Cities will do registration, publicity, and parking.

Our club will do the raffle.

Volunteers needed for things day of meet: hospitality room, there will be a schedule when volunteers are signed up.  The meet is about 5 minutes away from the car show park

Trophy, t-shirts, etc. are being worked on by other clubs

Feb. 23-25; Big 3 Swap.  Get in touch with Ken St. Clair  for parking ticket if you want to bring your car and put inside by the Studebaker tent.
March 17: possible Chili Cook Off at St. Clair’s home, will let club know if this is going to happen
Antique club has invited our club to join them at the Botanical Gardens at the end of April for their event.  See our website calendar for details
International meet this year is in Tacoma WA in August.
New Business:   Elections are coming up, if anyone would like to volunteer, let us know
Keith Rider won the 50/50 drawing at the meeting.


Ian Cummings wrote to us offering a 1950 radio to some one who really needs one:  He said: “You may remember my dad John Cummings, an avid member of SDC for many years. We cleared out his garage the other day and found a radio for a 1950 Studebaker that needs to find a home. Its free to anyone that wants it. Would you mind placing an ad in your newsletter? The model is Philco S4927. You can use my phone number (619) 231-1270 in the ad. BTW, my dad is still doing pretty well, although slowing down somewhat and no longer driving.”


Hi, I have a ’62 GT Hawk that I got from Jim Weir some years back as a parts car and have no use for it any longer.  No title and not registered since ’73.  It is about 85% complete.  Car has white paint over original green metallic.  Missing: headlight rims, aluminum rocker trim, fr and rr bumpers, inner door panels, some fender top stainless, grill, water pump, distributor  and radiator.  The fenders and doors are arrow straight but they have typical repairable rust in the corners.  Rear fenders are perfect and rust free.  Hood is trashed and the trunk lid has rust at the bottom edge.  Passenger compartment floor has surface rust but no rust through.  Seats are there but upholstery is bad.   Frame appears good but I have not done a close inspection. Glass is all there and pretty good.  It has a 289 with 2 bbl carb, dual exhausts, Flight o Matic, power steering.  My bride says it has to go soon or she does.  Sale price is FREE.  It is too good to go to the crusher.   It would have to be trailered because the tires are pretty bad.  If someone wants to dolly tow, I can lend them a set of wheels with good tires to get it home.  I do want the loner wheels back.  Lew Goen,  760-489-6972 (home) or 619-226-5313 (work, until 2 PM).

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 $195 per month. No shop or business.

Prefer Vintage Vehicle or light storage

Contact Keith at 858-518-2190

Terry Worster’s Nice Cars for sale by Joanna Worster

The 1963 Lark Daytona Convertible  for $10,000.  Has replaced top and motor, fuel line and pump.  The paint job has a chip over the right front wheel, clean otherwise.

The 1963 Lark Daytona Wagonaire  for $15,000.  Repainted in 2015 and new upholstery in 2016.  Runs smooth with 3 replaced push rods.  Was a daily driver.

Both cars have not been driven for 2 years but are regularly started to keep batteries charged.  Interested parties can contact me at 619-258-1888.

1950 Coupe For Sale

We don’t have details on this nice looking coupe; please contact Ward at:



WANTED: Big Six engine (245) for a 1950 Land Cruiser or Commander

Looking for a 6 cyl 245 engine for a ’50 Land Cruiser or Commander. If you have one or know of one please call Steve at 909-973-6955.

Heavy Duty Truck Parts For Sale

Jack Barron in central Oregon purchased a huge 49 Stude truck just to get the bare cab:   (I am building and donating a rat rod for a fund raiser for our sports programs and kids who play); I have the complete running rolling chassis with a very good running orig, flat head 6, truck only showed a bit over 50k miles. 4spd. 2spd r.end, both front fenders very good, core support, radiator good. I will sell all for $450. or just part. can send pics. 509-386-2381  or email

1957 Champion Sedan Parts For Sale

I have a 1957 4 door that we harvested the body and frame.. i am looking to get rid of the complete drivetrain, seats, champion flat head, with extra head, trans, seat trim, steering collumn, heater, axle, pretty much everthing besides the body and frame…we are not looking for a ton of money more to have these parts go to a good use..could make a good deal for everything.. parts are in Escondido.  Call Mike (760) 613 6737, or email

 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:,  619-442-5177

Rare 1990 Avanti 4-Door Sedan for Sale

You’ll stop people in their tracks when you drive this Luxurious Touring Sports Sedan! 1990 4 Door LTS Avanti #48 of apx 90 built, Very Rare Car!  GM 5.0 Liter V-8/305cid Engine, Throttle Body Fuel Injection, Turbo 400 Transmission With OD, Aluminum Wheels,  Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Tilt Wheel, Power Steering, Disc Brakes, Sun/Moon Roof, 6-Way power Seats & Power Windows, AM/FM Stereo W/Cassette, Keyless Cabin & Trunk Entry, Recardo Burgandy Leather Seats, Ottawa Leather Interior, Burlwood Dash, Console, Shift knob, Steering Wheel, and Fold Down Rear Trays. This beauty has been in many car shows, and has received awards.  I have garaged, and taken great care of this beautiful car just like my father, Gary Walters a former Studebaker Chapter President & Website creator for many clubs, and am needing to pass it on to another Avanti lover who will give it the same love, and enjoy sharing it with the world. One drive, and you’ll fall in love with her! 27,000 obo Julie Nigh (619)818-3620,

Restored 1962 GT Hawk For Sale in Sonoma County

1962 Gran Turismo Hawk  Sonoma County Calf. car. Purchased from original owner
eight yr. old restoration, Wimbledon White ext., Raspberry leather interior
new front end, new steering, new transmission (Chevy three speed automatic)
original engine
Excellent condition, weekend driver, 20,000 mi. since 18,000 dollar restoration
Asking $18,000 or best offer
Russell Elmer, M.D., Santa Rosa Ca.

1956 Studebaker Parkview Wagon For Sale

Hello, my name is Ron Flenner. I am a member of the SDC from Eureka, Ca. I purchased a 1956 Studebaker 2-Door Parkview wagon last 11/2015 it had 73,000 original miles and is in very good condition. Since the purchase I have had the gas tank, fuel lines, and fuel pump repaired. In addition, I have had a new rebuilt starter, water pump, 4-barrel carb plug wires and a total tune up done to the car. The brakes have been inspected and a new master cylinder added along with a new dual muffler system for safety purposes. The tires and other running gear are fine. The car does need a new interior, seats and headliner or a set of good quality seat covers. In all honesty, there are some rust issues, but, the vehicle was garaged in Tracy, CA in the past and is really in good shape. I am interested in selling the Parkview for $ 12,500 or OBO. In addition, I may consider a trade for another Studebaker of similar value. (The vehicle has the 259 ci-v-8-3 speed column shift-4-barrel-and dual exhausts) I can be contacted by cell-707-362-1916 or by e/mail:   Please see ad in classified section (“ADS” tab) for pictures.

1949 Studebaker Truck For Sale

1949 pick up with a Ford 302 small block, caddy rear end for sale for $12,000.  Interested parties contact Perry Wright 619-840-4142

1951 Land Cruiser For Sale

1951 commander Studebaker Land Cruiser v-8 standard with overdrive, Hill Holder.  Has all parts, needs some body work and paint job. Upholstery is in good condition. Asking $3,500.00.  Contact Donna Landen,


1963 GT Hawk For Sale

Originally from Kentucky, in SD since 1996. I am the third owner. The trans is automatic, with 289. Motivated to sell. Asking price is $5000.00 obo .  Darrell Jennings,

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’53 Champion Sedan in Original Condition For Sale

Here is an all original, unrestored car in very good shape, it has a solid and straight body no rust good original paint, this car is very rare – very hard to find one that has not been altered or changed this car is 100 % original. Less than 5,400 produced. Will need to have the chrome redone, everything is there, vehicle is complete, has a six cylinder flathead with three speed with overdrive. New parts include new battery and rebuilt starter, also vehicle has current registration and clean title. Has not been sitting in a field getting destroyed by weather and mice. Vehicle is very nice good interior, car runs good considering it is 63 years old. In conclusion the car is all original and complete you would be hard pressed to find another one in this shape for the price that is original and un molested like this one. Add the overall condition of this car that you do not see for sale very often and its uniqueness. Price is $5000. There are more pictures  available, thanks.  Joseph Russo,   Car is in the El Cajon area.

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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:  //  619 890-1045 Howard



 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

A Great Turnout for our Holiday Party

The St Clairs were kind enough to host our chapter’s 2017 holiday party in December.  It was a perfect day for a fabulous feast in their beautiful backyard!

Cool Classic Car Show 2017

Ken Meredith did a great job as our chair for the 2017 Cool Classic Car Show at Spanish Landing Park in San Diego!  There was a wonderful array of cars, from pre-war Studebakers and Pierce Arrows to a 2007 Avanti!  Joanna Worster did her usual great job of photographing the cars, and they are all being loaded into a new picture gallery in the “Pix” tab of our website.  Ahead of that, here are some shots that should make those who couldn’t make it wish they had been there!

2007 Avanti


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