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12:00 pm Monthly Meeting for September @ Sizzler near I-15 & Aero Drive
Monthly Meeting for September @ Sizzler near I-15 & Aero Drive
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Our regular monthly meeting for September, 2017, including final preparation for our car show.  Come, enjoy the comradery and find out what’s going on in your club!  We will also have an attendance drawing with a cash[...]
9:00 am Cool Classic Car Show for 2017 @ Spanish Landing Park
Cool Classic Car Show for 2017 @ Spanish Landing Park
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
On Saturday, September 16th our chapter will put on our 9th annual Cool Classic Car Show.  To see why we say “don’t miss it”, go to the “Pix” tab on this web site and look[...]
9:00 am Imperial Beach AutoFest
Imperial Beach AutoFest
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
This is a major show — the largest beach car show in SD every year with all kinds of classics, hot rods, muscle cars, bikes.
12:00 pm Monthly Meeting for October @ Sizzler near I-15 & Aero Drive
Monthly Meeting for October @ Sizzler near I-15 & Aero Drive
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Our regular monthly meeting for October, 2017.  Come, enjoy the comradery and find out what’s going on in your club!  We will also have an attendance drawing with a cash prize for one member in attendance wearing[...]
all-day Southwest Zone Meet 2017 @ Clovis Hotel,
Southwest Zone Meet 2017 @ Clovis Hotel,
Oct 21 all-day
The Southwest Zone Meet for 2017 in beautiful old town Clovis.  The meet will run from Friday, Oct. 20 until Sunday the 22nd. See the San Joaquin Valley Chapter’s website:
12:00 pm Monthly Meeting for November @ Sizzler near I-15 & Aero Drive
Monthly Meeting for November @ Sizzler near I-15 & Aero Drive
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Our regular monthly meeting for November, 2017.  Come, enjoy the comradery and find out what’s going on in your club!  We will also have an attendance drawing with a cash prize for one member in attendance wearing[...]

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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 10 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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Don’t Miss the 9th Annual Cool Classic Car Show!

On Saturday, September 16th our chapter will put on our 9th annual Cool Classic Car Show.  To see why we say “don’t miss it”, go to the “Pix” tab on this web site and look over the fabulous collection of cars that were on display at previous shows!  To see a “slide show” of a particular year, click on the “thumbnail” picture for that year.

To enter a car for display and/or to sell items in a swap space, download the Registration Form by clicking HERE.  Print out the form via the print function of your browser, fill it in and send it with your check to Bob Buchaklian at the address on the form.  For any questions, feel free to send an email to our meet chairman Ken Meredith:

Minutes from the meeting on June 10, 2017

VP Bob Bukchalian ran the meeting, Ken St. Clair being absent. Bob mentioned the passing of Al Van Winkle and how his Memorial will take place on June 30th.

Treasurer’s report was given by Mimi Halgren. Club assets as of today are $7,485.30. Much of the deposit for the car show of $1830 will be returned to us so the balance will grow back after the show. Keith Rider spent $75 on flowers for Roy Heckers.

La Palma- Ken Meredith gave a report. Had a great time. Handed out over 100 flyers for our car show. Weather was perfect, about 100 beautiful cars.

Nethercutt Museum: The 10 people that went enjoyed it immensely. Keith Wahl mentioned that they put on organ concerts there and it would be nice to go see one of those. We could take the train and then a bus?  Or, the Huntington/Hartford Library is nice. Train to downtown then the Metro out to Pasadena.

Other suggestions for future activities were dinner at the Spaghetti Factory downtown, or Lawrence Welk dinner theater? Or, belly dancing show after dinner near Carlsbad?  Mimi was asked to ask Michele if she would email the club members and ask their opinions about the above choices. (See below re survey.)

Oct 20, 21, and 22 is the Southwest Zone Meet in Clovis. A couple of members thought they might go.

Nominations for officers: We didn’t do nominations in April but if anyone is interested in one of the Officer positions please speak up. All current officers are willing to continue in their positions.

Keith Rider mentioned it might be nice to look through the club historical documents for old pictures etc. as part of the club birthday party celebration, whichever it turns out to be.

Should we do a Survey? Keith Wahl thinks so – asking about what the club members want to do. If we do that then no email by Michele will be necessary. Mimi will check her files to see if she has the old one we used several years ago.

Name tag drawing was won by Tim Huntley- not present. 50/50 won by Colin Fort. $13.00

Ken Meredith ran a Car Show meeting after the regular meeting

Car show:   We are having an abbreviated Daytona Cafe with hotdogs, chips, cookies, and drinks.  45th anniversary ceremonial cupcakes (or something) to commemorate our club at the car show for desert.

Keith Wahl Elected to Board of Directors of AOA of Southern California

Keith Wahl was just elected (August, 2017) to the board of directors of the 120-member Southern California Chapter of Avanti Owners Association.  Congratulations to Keith!  He is also inviting all AOA members in SoCal to our upcoming Cool Classic Car Show on Sept. 16th!

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

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.

1955 Champion 4 Door For Sale

            55 Studebaker Champion Deluxe
            4 door sedan
            6 cyl OD
            Hill Holder
            No rust
            New or rebuilt generator-starter-water pump-carburetor-radiator-new core
            New tires and brakes
            3rd owner-formerly owned by John Cummings
            Have a look on this video link below and enjoy!!
     Contact Warren Raps at (760) 753-7031 or through e-mail address –
            Price –  $11,000    – negotiable

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


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

A Great Turnout for our Anniversary Dinner

Our chapter’s 15th anniversary dinner was held at Alborz in Del Mar on July 8th.  I believe that there were at least 10 couples there, maybe more.  The dinner was unique and great, and the belly dancer entertainment was truly beautiful.  Our THANKS to Keith Wahl for setting this up!  And THANKS to Keith Rider and Bob Halgren for driving their Studebakers!

Studebaker Night at Cruisin Grand 2017

The crowds were out in force again this year at Escondido’s Cruisin Grand on the evening of our Studebaker Night (June 16th).  We had 8 nice Studebakers and MANY THANKS to all those who showed their cars!  Please see the photos below to get an idea of the many folks who stopped by to look, including two who may become new members!  This has been said before, but bears repeating:  TAKE ADVANTAGE of local shows and cruise-ins to show your Studebaker – even if it’s a work in progress!!

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