Who Are We?

Just a bunch of guys and gals who love Studebakers. The Studebaker Drivers Club national website says it best:

The Studebaker Drivers Club was founded on August 6, 1962 by the late Harry Barnes along with Norah Barnes, Tony Caralla, Harold E. Kraft, Arthur J. McIntyre, Ronald L. Nelson & Robert E. Schaffrath.

The purpose of the Studebaker Drivers Club (SDC) was, and continues to be, to honor the Studebaker automobile and all of the Studebaker-related products. The SDC sponsors an annual International Meet where Studebaker owners from across North America bring their Studebakers and families for a week of fun, showing their vehicles, sharing information and memories, and even participate in concours judging. The SDC International Meets are hosted by a local SDC chapter and held in various locations… The annual SDC International Meet is an important and popular event for SDC members, local SDC chapters and classic car fans everywhere.

In addition, the SDC is organized into several zones, each zone having an annual Zone Meet that attracts Studebakers from across their area and beyond . Like the International Meet, all Zone Meets offer a number of activities, including concours judging in some.

Across the US, Canada, and around the world, there are more than 100 chartered SDC local chapters. Each local chapter conducts a broad variety of events throughout the year, ranging from cruises to car shows and picnics to poker runs. Membership in the Studebaker Drivers Club is a prerequisite for joining a local chapter. Most SDC members are also members of at least one local chapter.

You don’t have to own a Studebaker in order to join the Studebaker Drivers Club, you just have to have an interest in them.

The San Diego County Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club meets for a variety of activities on a monthly basis.  The monthly meetings are held the second Saturday of the month, and other activities are held at least quarterly.  Our annual Cool Classic Car Show is held in late summer or early fall each year.

For info on joining our Chapter, please see our How to Join page or you may contact us.  Come for the cars, and stay for the great comradery!

Chapter Officers

President – Ken St. Clair          saint4357@gmail.com
Vice President – Bob Buchaklian    rbuchak@gmail.com
Treasurer & Membership – Mimi Halgren   mimihalgren@hotmail.com
Secretary & Webmaster – Gene Nagle       StudieV8@gmail.com
Events Coordinator – Michele St. Clair    msaint1023@gmail.com

Pacific Southwest Zone Officers

National Director:  Malcom Stinson, 1794 Turkey Lake Road, Show Low, AZ 85901, 928-368-7442

Zone Coordinator:  Fred Ball, 4280 Nielsen Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84119-5151, 801-969-9235

Calif Regional MGR:  Frank Wenzel 551 E. Industrial Pl. Palm Springs, CA 92264 760/ 322-8762