The Sunday car run at the
Nationals at Pokolbin was an observation run with a surprise
visit to a private car and memorabilia collection, " Lost in
People were able to get
their direction and questionnaire sheets from breakfast or
when they drove out from the Resort in the traffic jam in
The trip took us on many
back roads, I was driving my Hawk with our New Zealand
members doing the spotting and giving directions, everybody
out on run seamed to be taking things seriously,
backtracking to answer all the questions, we even pointed to
the opposite sides of the road to throw other Studebaker
entrants off, it was all part of the fun. Everybody after
said they had no problems with the questions.
We arrived at " Lost in the Fifties" and most people were
already there! Only photos could tell the story, from the
Batmobile to 30 top quality cars in one main hall from the
fifties to the early sixties and 3 or 4 more displays of
memorabilia upstairs and about.
The carpark outside was
impressive because it was filled with our Studebakers.
Food was from the outside
dinner and you could have purchased tee shirts and
At the "Auction night "Harry Kramer invited anybody who
finished the observation run to afternoon tea at his house
to see his collection of " Stude memorabilia ", most of the
people on the run did drop in to check out his garage and
see his collection. The big surprise for me was
Karenne 's craftwork and her collection.
The garage was what every
Stude member should have!
A run from Sydney to
Harry's would make a great club run in the future even a
After that it was back to the resort to get ready for
The weather was perfect
and Julie Pead took the credit for that, she organised the
weather for the whole event, she has got some contacts. The
observation run was won by a Queensland member, and
everybody else was told they were hopeless!
From Peter Leyden