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12:00 pm Monthly Meeting for November, 2018 @ Sizzler near I-15 & Aero Drive
Monthly Meeting for November, 2018 @ Sizzler near I-15 & Aero Drive
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Special date for November as our meeting room at Sizzler is not available on the regular second Saturday. Come, enjoy the comradery and find out what’s going on in your club! As usual, we will also[...]

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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 August 11, 2018

Meeting called to order at 12:40.

Treasurer’s Report:  total assets (checking + savings + cash on hand) = $5458.00
Old business:  

No cool classic car show this year, pre-empted by the Palm Springs Zone Meet we are helping with. Our club will do the raffle.  All chapters will be asked to contribute, and we need to contribute at least 15 prizes.  Please help by contributing an item or equivalent in dollars ($15 or 20).  Work is underway to name a charity that the proceeds of the zone meet will support.

THANKS to Ken St Clair and Joanna Worster for representing our chapter at the joint meetings on the Zone Meet in June and July.

Activities report:

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum:  6 members and some guests had a great time; 2 Studes were found among the “rusty gold” on the grounds, an M Series pickup and a ’48 (we think) Commander sedan.  Lunch afterwards was at Coco’s in Vista.

2018 International Meet, Seattle/Tacoma WA, Aug. 29 –Sept 1, Halgrens, St. Clairs, ken Keller, and Keith Wahl are planning to attend

Southwest Zone Meet in Palm Springs, October 18 – 20:  entry forms are available at the meetings, or please request one by clicking on “Contact us” in the upper left corner of our website.

Michele will try to coordinate for the club to go to Leo Carillo Ranch in Nov. but with Thanksgiving that month, may not happen till next year

Nov Meeting will be the first Saturday in Nov. due to the room at Sizzler not available the second Saturday

Bob and Mimi won the raffle
Ashby’s won the name tag drawing but were not in attendance

New Business: Warren Rapp went to Nifty 50’s car show in Del Mar and was the only Studebaker with his ’55 sedan. He won a trophy-Congrats!!!

’55 Conestoga Wagon For Sale

Keith Wahl invites you to camp or cruise in old-school style with updated comfort.  

Studebaker, the only wagon company to convert to cars and be successful, celebrated 100 years in business with the 1954 and 1955 Conestoga 2 door wagon. This Extremely rare model made only 2 years was bought new in Tucson, AZ and still has dealer plaque on tailgate.

This is an Original Arizona Car.  At some point it was sold, had an engine and transmission build with the Chevrolet 350 Engine in Arizona. It was sold to a serviceman from Indiana.  There is an Air Force Base sticker in the window from Tucson dated 2004. This is a rust free vehicle. He put the car up for sale On Ebay in 2011.

Here is  a Youtube video of the car for sale in Indiana  when  it was purchased by owner # 3 of Nevada.  He subsequently moved to Tennessee where I purchased it. 

The car maintains its original chrome. Car is #98 off assembly line in 1955. It has new radial Wide White-wall tires with about 3500 miles  on them. Functional fender spear turn signals, 4 way flasher, factory fog lamps which were offered on the President model.  PLEASE, not interested in trades or ridiculous low ball offers. Interested parties respond with email and phone for more details

Photos I requested  in November 2017 from owner # 3.

The seats and headliner had been redone at sometime  along with carpeting and door panels.   Owner #3  did some  basic maintenance, wheel bearings, tires and air shocks but not much else. He added rare fog lights and drove the car locally.  He owned the car for a several years and put on about 3,000 miles.  He purchased a Packard Wagon and sold this car to me in November of 2017. I have rebuilt the car over the last 8 months.  I had all necessary body work done with lead and have rewired the car and added a new dual master cylinder, custom finished cargo floor and many other improvements.  Keith Wahl:  858-518-2190,

’63 Wagonaire For Sale

Please see the ad in Craig’s List:

The car is in Rancho San Diego. Owner is Sandy Robins, 619-670-6634.

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.

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

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


Touring the Antique Gas & Steam Museum

About 10 San Diego Chapter members and guests had a great time wandering among the nostalgia at Vista’s Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum on July 28th.  It’s one of those places where you could wander around all day and take in everything, or just focus on a couple special interests like the blacksmith shop, the weaving shop, the clock and watch museum, or the fabulous model train exhibit.  Below are pictures of the group looking over the museum’s M Series Studebaker truck and the two Studebakers that were driven there — with THANKS to Michele and Ken St Clair and Ken Meredith for adding some real ‘class’ to the museum with their beautiful cars that day!

StudebakerNight at Cruisin Grand, 2018

A small but fine looking group of Studebakers once again graced the streets of Escondido for Studebaker Night at Cruisin Grand for this year.  Deepest THANKS to Dan and Mercy Scott, Ken and Stacy Meredith, Ken and Michele St Clair and your editor (Gene) for showing their Studebakers plus a prospective new member who brought his solid ’53 Champion.

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 now loaded into a new picture gallery in the “Pix” tab of our website.  Just click on the picture of the 2007 Avanti at the upper left of that page to view the whole album.

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