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8:00 am Cool Classic Car Show @ Spanish Landing West
Cool Classic Car Show @ Spanish Landing West
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Calling all San Diego and Southern California Studebaker owners, plus Packard owners, Pierce Arrow owners, and Rockne, Erskin and EMF owners!!  This will be the first time we’ll all be getting together in quite a[...]

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Minutes from the Meeting on July 10, 2021

Held in a great private room at Milton’s Deli, Del Mar.  Called to order at 12 noon.

Treasurer Report:  Mimi reported total assets currently at $10,769.62. (as of 7/10/21).  All members need to make sure their National Dues are paid before paying San Diego dues

Old Business
Up coming events: 
       >. Regan Library trip is July 24.
       >  Postponed Zone Meet is now Sept.25 at La Palma Park in Anaheim. See right side of this page.
      >  Good Guys Del Mar show is now October 1, 2 and 3 this year.
      >  Cool Classic car show:  Date is October 17, 2021.  Looks like we have enough volunteers to make this happen, though can ALWAYS use more.  We will again donate proceeds to Workshop for Warriors.  Keith will provide info on this group for our members.  [See right side of this page.]
      >  Keith will set up a tour of Workshops for Warriors in November 
Online Vendor List:  Gene has had no free time to work on making this into a Google spreadsheet; for now he will turn Arnold’s spreadsheet into a document (PDF) that can be downloaded from the website.
Car Club Council:   Michele or Ken will send Ricky Logier info. on Car Club Council meetings -he will be attending the meetings for our club.
New Business
Classic car show:  Keith passed around the award we will be giving out. Keith may also have a special blown glass award
Car show registrations:  Six registrations have been received.  The port has been in contact with Bob Halgren to reconfirm the day and place -all is good to go. Bob has advertised the car show in the UT, Hemmings, and with the BCIE, LA, and Grand Canyon chapters.
Name tag drawing winner:  Cox’s-not in attendance
50/50 drawing:  Ricky Logier won  – a new member – congrats!!
Adjourn: 12:45 PM

1955 Champion 4-Door For Sale

Warren Raps’ ’55 Champion is a show winner; there is a video on YouTube at: Rare 1955 Studebaker Champion Deluxe 4 dr. sedan – YouTube    Asking $9000 of best offer; was John Cummings’ car so has been around SD a long time. (Warren is only the third owner.)  Call 760-753-7031.

1963 Avanti For Sale

My Avanti has a working supercharger nice interior runs well other owners change the paint ( it needs paint) would like $15000 many new parts.  Contact: John Adams,
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

’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










Workshops for Warriors

Our designated charity, Workshops for Warriors was featured on CNBC..  This is a wonderful review of our beautiful city, the navy, future developments, the fishing industry and WFW. Please enjoy.  THE WFW PIECE IS ABOUT 40 MINUTES FROM THE START!!       Keith

Watch Streets of Dreams Episode: Harbor Drive, San Diego –

Our Cruise to Rancho Santa Fe

A good sized group of members got together for Keith’s Kruise to start the New Year.  One of them pointed out that the 30’s, 50’s and 60’s were all represented in the Studebakers on the tour.

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