Monday, February 25, 2013

3R Engine Bay is Clean

Thanks to a friend in the Karel Staple Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club, the 3R's engine bay is scarily clean. I can now see the original red engine paint. Wow.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Black Plates Redux in California, for a Fee

Will you get reproduction California black plates?

"State Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing for the return of those plate styles. If the Department of Motor Vehicles receives 7,500 pre-orders between January 1, 2013 and January 1, 2015 for the vintage replica plates, it will begin issuing them for any vehicle for a personalized plate fee of $50. If fewer than 7,500 pre-orders are received in that two-year span, those who submitted $50 payments will have their money refunded. According to the Los Angeles Times, if the program goes through, buyers of the plates will also have to spend a further $40 every time they renew their registrations."

Read the full article.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Reader Profile: 1956 Studebaker Sky Hawk

Thanks to Studebaker Guide reader, P.L., for sending me this great write up and photograph of his beautiful '56 Studebaker Sky Hawk.

"My 1956 Studebaker Sky Hawk is only one of 66 remaining registered un the US of the original 3,050 built. It has the rebuilt Studie 289 4-barrel engine with the B/W Flight-O-Matic 3-speed automatic. This is a numbers-matching car which is totally original/restored, or has authenitc replacement parts. The restoration was completed here on Long Island, NY in 2009, and since has been meticulously maintained by me, and repaired and upgraded by classic car mechanical and body specialists in Southampton, LI. It is a multiple AACA and other club award winner, and has been profiled in Old Cars Weekly, Newsday, and Turning Wheels magazine."

Thanks again, P.L.!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

50 Studebakers Destroyed In Fire

North Carolina:

"50 Studebakers and several other classic cars were obliterated when a garage caught fire earlier this week ..."

See the full video.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New Karel Staple Chapter Website

The Karel Staple Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club has a new website. Check out the newsletter and calendar of events, and feel free to join us anytime.

Questions? Just fill out the short form on the home page.

Studebaker Seat Cover - 3R Studebaker

We're pondering the following seat cover combination for the 3R Studebaker pickup. The top, center panel, and sides would be buckskin and the seat/back panels would be turquoise. Let me know what you think.