- Studebakers in New Zealand

1956 President

1956 President

 An article has been written by Ron Engle from Minnetrista, who with his wife Barbara had a trip to New Zealand last March, 2014. While they were touring they visited a small town called St. Andrews, south of Christchurch. There they found a garage with Studebakers. Ron has two Studebakers in the U.S.A. as shown.  1956 President and 1957 Silver Hawk.

1957 Silver Hawk

1957 Silver Hawk

 

The story about the Studebakers in New Zealand was published in North Star Wheel Minnesota, USA, SDC Chapter. Please click on the PDF below for the story which starts on page 4.

New Zealand Studebakers

 

 

- SCCQ Concours – State Gathering 2014

Redcliffe Festival was held from 5th – 7th September, 2014. The Club was invited to show our Studebakers in the “Revin ‘ Up Redcliffe” display on Redcliffe Parade from 8am to 3pm on the Sunday.  The weather was brilliant sunshine with a magnificent view of Moreton Bay.

The winners of the SCCQ Concours –  Show & Shine are listed below:

  1.       Bill Beverly                                        1937 Packard
  2.       Dale Booth                                         1963 Lark Cruiser
  3.       Lyndon Sanders                                 1964 Avanti
  4.      George Udovicich                               1961 Lark Convertible
  5.       Dave Lucas                                        1960 Lark
  6.       Mike Moloy                                        1960 Hawk
  7.       Blake Sanders                                   1963 Hawk
  8.       Dave Allen                                         1964 Cruiser
  9.       Shane Hodby                                     1945 US6 Cargo
  10.       Matt Pettigrew                                  1947 M5

Thanks to everyone for attending on the day.

Studebaker Concours 2014

For more photos of the Concours – State Gathering 2014, please click on Gallery 

 

 

 

- Studebaker Drivers Club National Meet – Taranaki 2014

Studebaker Drivers Club National Meet was held at Easter 17th – 20th April, 2014.

 The 23rd Studebaker National Meet was at New Plymouth in the heart of Taranaki.

Taranaki is a wonderful province with its Maori and Colonial history and is a great place to live and play.  The city of New Plymouth is blessed with huge gardens, golf courses, art and craft facilities, walkways and sites of historical importance. The province of Taranaki was one of the first areas to be colonised owing to its extremely fertile soil. The British started surveying the area around the late 1930’s with what is now the city of New Plymouth being mapped out in 1841.

The centrepiece to Taranaki is the mountain of the same name, although until recent years the mountain had the name of Mount Egmont, which is still acceptable and used extensively. It stands 2518 metres above sea level and is a near perfect cone. While is looks a serene and calm piece of nature, it is a dormant volcano having last erupted in 1755.

New Plymouth

New Plymouth

Everyone started to arrive on the Thursday before Easter having an informal gathering in the evening.  Good Friday was spent with Registration and free time for sightseeing. The Auction in the evening created lots of fun and laughter.

Easter Saturday the Concours were held at Nobs Line park adjacent to the beach. The members enjoyed a Sausage Sizzle and the ladies took a bus trip which included lunch and shopping. The evening was started by the welcome speech followed by a Banquet dinner. The entertainment for the night was The Emerald Brothers who were fantastic.

Easter Sunday morning all members were allocated a ride in a Studebaker for the Sunday Drive to Tawhiti Museum, lunch and a tour. The drive was very pleasant through the beautiful countryside with magnificent views.

Shiny Studebakers

Shiny Studebakers

The Presentation Banquet Dinner in the evening was a good time for everyone to catch up on the day events and to see who had the best Studebaker! Thirty Australian Club members travelled across the Tasman for a fun filled Easter Meet.

Easter Monday morning was farewelled by morning tea with lots of goodbyes to our New Zealand Studebaker friends, until next time. For more photos of the National Meet please click on Gallery

- Studebaker Avanti – GOMA Art Gallery

California Design – 1930 – 1965
Living in a Modern Way – GOMA Art Gallery

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One of our Club Members Lyndon Sanders has his Studebaker Avanti going on display for the above exhibition. His Avanti will be on show in the foyer of the GOMA Art Gallery, South Bank, Brisbane.unloading avanti

Our Club would like to congratulate Lyndon on offering his car for display, it will be on grand display in the California Design exhibition from November 2nd, 2013 through to February 28th, 2014.

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Please click on the links below for more information.

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The weekend edition

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- Vale John Venema

 

It is with great regret that we report the passing of John Venema on the 26th of September. Everyone with an interest in Studebakers knew of John and his collection of cars and trucks. Both he and Lorna have been long time members of the Studebaker Car Club of Queensland and have regularly attended local, national, and international Studebaker meets. Our club will never be quite the same without him. Our thoughts are with Lorna and her family at this very difficult time.

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- Studebaker Concours 2013

The Club Concours for 2013 was held on 14th- 15th September. The location for this year was Suttons Beach at Redcliffe. Our Club was very fortunate to secure an excellent location along the esplanade just south of the main Redcliffe Festival Event.  Many of our club members stayed at nearby accommodation on Anzac Avenue which was in walking distance to the Ambassador Hotel for the Concours Dinner held on the Saturday night. 

Watching Speed Boat races from the Concours 2013

On the day of the Concours, we were positioned next to the beach with the sun shining brightly. On the water were Speed Boat races for all of us to watch while walking amongst the shining Studebakers. Listed below are the lucky Club Members who won a trophy. Congratulations to you and a thankyou goes to all our Club Members and visitors on the day for making the Concours a success for 2013.

Top car                
Chris Skinner                1966 Commander Sedan

Top 10                
Stephanie West            1959 Lark Hardtop
Dave Lucas                   1952 Commander Starlight Coupe
Lyndon Sanders            1964 Avanti R2 Coupe
Dave Lucas                   1960 Lark Hardtop
John Cosgrove              1955 President Hardtop
George Udovicich         1961 Lark Convertible
Gary Henry                   1961 Hawk Coupe
Neil Black                      1963 GT Hawk
Steve Leydon                1961 Lark Hardtop

Peoples Choice
Gary Henry                   1961 Hawk Coupe

Longest Distance
Steve Leyden                1961 Lark Hardtop

President’s Choice
Guy Vickerman              1953 Commander Starlight Coupe

 

To see more photos of the Concours, please click on Gallery