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9:00 am Cars & Coffee in San Clemente @ San Clemente
Cars & Coffee in San Clemente @ San Clemente
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
We will caravan up from Oceanside to San Clemente to join our colleagues from the BCOIE chapter for a great informal time of chatting and checking out the cars.  Watch for email with all the[...]
9:00 am LA Chapter Classic Studebaker Ca... @ Bob's Big Boy
LA Chapter Classic Studebaker Ca... @ Bob's Big Boy
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The LA Chapter’s 35th annual Studebaker Classic Car Show, always a good, well attended show.  We will supply more info as we receive it.
12:00 pm Chili Cookoff & Meeting for April @ Halgrens' home
Chili Cookoff & Meeting for April @ Halgrens' home
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This is our annual Chili Cookoff plus our monthly meeting for April. Come and enter your best chili recipe in the contest, or you can just enjoy the great creations of some of our members’[...]
9:00 am La Jolla Concours @ La Jolla, CA
La Jolla Concours @ La Jolla, CA
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
San Diego’s premier luxury and classic car show — I’ve heard it’s quite an experience!
12:00 pm Meeting at Leo Carillo Ranch @ Leo Carillo Ranch
Meeting at Leo Carillo Ranch @ Leo Carillo Ranch
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
This is our monthly meeting for May at a truly beautiful venue, Leo Carillo Ranch in Carlsbad. Come, enjoy this fascinating historical park, along with all the usual club comradery and find out what’s going[...]
9:00 am La Palma Meet and Parts Exchange @ La Palma Park, Anaheim
La Palma Meet and Parts Exchange @ La Palma Park, Anaheim
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The 46th annual edition of Southern California’s BIGGEST All-Studebaker meet all year!  This is THE place to see a lot of beautiful cars and to find that part you’ve been hunting for!

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 Minutes from the meeting on February 8, 2020

Meeting called to order at 12:35.
Treasurer’s Report:  total assets (checking + savings + cash on hand) = $9178.83 as of 2/8/2020

Car council report: Ken Keller provided a great display of flyers and other info about the car shows being planned for this year.

Several members reported that the service for our long-time member Jack Usher was well done, with our chapter well represented.

Activities:  Michele reminded everyone that this year’s Big 3 Swap Meet at the former Qualcomm Stadium is the last one. Keith Wahl is organizing a caravan of Studebakers (“Brand X” also welcome) to go up to San Clemente for one of their Cars and Coffee events on Saturday, March 28.  We will meet at the Park & Ride at I-5 and Rt. 78.  A Chili cook-off and meeting is April 18th at the Halgren’s.

The planning for this year’s Cool Classic Car Show on Sept. 26th is going well under the capable leadership of Bob and Mimi Halgren.  Dan Scott has created a nice poster for the event, and Keith Wahl is creating some great, unique awards.  Links to the poster and an application for showing your car are below.  A link to a PDF file for easy printing is being prepared.

New Business:  Keith Wahl suggested that we create business cards with info about our chapter, including a QR code that can be scanned to take an interested person directly to our website.  Mimi will look into this and report back in March.

Meeting adjourned: 1:05

Here are the links to the poster and application for our Cool Classic Car Show in September:

SD Cool Classic 2020 v1

2020 cool classic registration

Missing Studebaker guy:   A Studebaker enthusiast left his Stude flock, parts, historical memorabilia and machinery tools at our home in Kitsap county, WA. We are protecting this collection for now but must move it off our property before too long. We are looking for Jeff L. Klein, last seen mid 2019.
Please call Paul if you can help locate Jeff at 360-550-2626.

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


Link to the Application Form for Displaying a Car at the Show:

2020 cool classic registration

Another Great Holiday Party at the St Clairs

Here are some shots of the folks at our Holiday Party on December 14th at the St Clairs nice home in Carlsbad.  Photos are THANKS to Keith Wahl.

Good Turnout at        CRUISIN GRAND 2019

The crowds at Escondido’s Cruisin Grand got a look at more Studebakers this year, a total of 11 cars! I saw one older lady in a wheel chair asking the guy who was helping her to push her around so she could see into each one.  I asked her if she had owned a Studebaker, and she said that her family had many of them over the years. Many THANKS to all those who brought their cars, many from quite a distance!

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