Saturday, August 18, 2012

SDC 2012 Pacific Can Am Zone Meet

Yesterday afternoon found me heading north on I-5 to Tacoma, where the Studebaker Drivers Club Zone Meet for my region was being held.  Although I was unable to stay for the entire meet, I was able to meet up with a bunch of Studebaker folks and see some beautiful cars. Here's a few of my favorites:

They were all great, but I have to admit that my favorite of the meet was the two-tone green 41 Champion Business coupe (pictures 5,6, and 8). And the 54 Champion Coupe in the 3rd picture convinced me that the coupes do look good in two-tone!

There was even a 49 Pickup that had been converted to electric.

You can see more of my pics here:

Flicker Photo Set

I did come away with a couple of things from the swap meet: a mounting plate that adapts the shift tunnel to the 4-speed floor shift which was used in the GT Hawk (which should work as a good starting point for my conversion) and, for only $15, a Nocturne Blue over Maui Blue 53 Studebaker Commander Hardtop:

It is surprisingly heavy


  1. I am delighted to hear of your renewed dedication to the two-tone scheme. As you know I'm all about the white on red for all my projects, as least I was until spending 10 days on the Navajo Nation... Can't shake the desire to make everything turquoise on white... Glad you got to go, and thanks for the pics - Will you be bringing the model to work?

  2. Have you decided on a color scheme yet, Dave? Are you going blue on blue?