30th June ~ 6th July 2013
Studebaker International Meet - Colorado, USA
Many thanks to Ray H for the report and photo's.
This year the Studebaker 49th Annual Meet was held at Colorado Springs about two hours out of Denver.
I met up with the LA Chapter crew who I have got to know over the last three meets. We hired a rental car from Hertz and drove the two hours down to CS on a pleasant 85f day. The meet was over four days with a great range of models coming from all over the ‘States by trailer (trailer Queens) and driven.
I counted about 250 cars which I captured on video soon for our web site. The associated swap meet was particularly fruitful for me with a number of missing bits and extras for my ’52.
I picked up two missing
outside front overriders (bumperettes) for $50 which had been
sitting on a hook in a LA garage for 40 years, a clock which
occupies the third window in the Commander dash. This clock
was only on the ’51 & ’52 and were extras like so much of what was
offered either supplied by the factory or the dealer. Next was
a Stromberg Carbie AAUV-26 which came with an oil bath air cleaner
AND a manifold sporting it’s original green livery …… all for $10!
I couldn’t quite manage the manifold as hand baggage, the formed
radiator hoses are made in Oz by Mackay’s who supply GM and imported
into the ‘States. I also picked up a new Pertronix kit for Scott’s
I also paid a visit to Palm
Springs which was undergoing a huge bushfire threat. One of
the LA members has got a huge luxurious garage there containing
about 12 Studes and a RHD 1936 convertible Hupmobile which he
imported from Oz, it was brought out for a Melbourne motor show.
Needless to say he’s not short of a quid and also had all the old
signs and trinkets.
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