Saturday, November 19, 2011

Good Guys 10th Southwest Nationals

Spent the day at West World in Scottsdale at the Good Guys Car Show. Sunny day with some high overcast sliding in the afternoon. Didn't take too many pictures this time, but the best in show for me was this very shinny 1936 Ford.
One of six built as a demonstration for what was at the time a new material.

I also had the pleasure of meeting an (Internet) acquaintance from NE who shares my enthusiasm for Studebakers. I was able to examine his 1952 Starliner Hard Top. Here is a picture of the restored dash.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Puyallup Good Guys Car Show 2011

Ventured over to the Puyallup Fair Grounds for the 24th National Pacific Northwest Good Guys Car Show on Saturday July 23, 2011. These picture are in no particular order. I am sure there were cars there that were worth far more than the ones I chose to photograph, but my tastes my own.
I have been a long time Studebaker sympathizer so with out farther explanation this 1950 Studebaker custom makes the cut.
This two tone 1956 Studebaker Champion appeared to be an unrestored original which presented nicely.

Here is a stylish shot of a custom 1960 Edsel convertible, very long, wide and low.

Although not original to this car here is a nice example of the first generation Studebaker V8, a 232 c.i. overhead valve engine which produces 120hp. It is installed in a 1955 Studebaker wagon.

Now this little green 1960 Lark was my favorite. It has only 4000 miles and has had only one new set of tires (just this year); a new battery and carpets were added new this year. Otherwise it is original.

A 1951 Studebaker Starlite coupe custom, speaks for itself.

Here is 1961/62 T-Bird custom with a 1960 Ford Star liner roof, made for lovely lines.

Ah a Jaguar custom low ride, I have seen this around off and on for years, never before have seen it sitting still were I could look it over.

Now I know this one, it is a 1947 Studebaker Business Coupe with a 1950 front end among many other modifications. The paint is actually purple but my camera can't capture it.

A the quintessential Studebaker pickup with a gas powered bicycle in the back.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Arizona March Madness, Studebaker Style

South Mountain Park near Phoenix was the seen for the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club Saturday March 19, 2011.
Here is an original unrestored 1937 Studebaker Commander, which arrived with six passengers.
A 1928 Roadster
1952 Custom 2dr Sedan
A 1940 and 1941 Customs, the black 41 has a supercharged 289ci Avanti power train.
There are more pictures on the web link attached to this post's title.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It is 2011!

It was recently pointed out to me it is 2011; I'll admit I hadn't looked at my watch since 2005. This year so far has been ok. Paige tried to go to Egypt but ended up in Amsterdam. Our kids were able to join her there for a week of winter sightseeing. We have happy hour most afternoons with friends and the occasional neighborhood potluck dinner. For me I don't hike very often but do ride the motorcycle on Tuesdays with friends and ride my bicycle every few days for 10 to 20 miles. I have rebuilt a pantry that was too tight to fit in it's space. I know it doesn't sound like much but for the most part is more than enough.