2017 National Meet

Created by on 29 May 2017

22ND NATIONAL MEET REPORT –

We travelled to Renmark from Glenalta via Karoonda SA  in two cars. Brent in his 64 Daytona Hardtop and me in our 2014 Toyota HiLux, why you might ask, well it is all the gear one takes with them on one of these occasions. Yes we always overpack, but one needs to have the comfort of home, so you bring with you the necessities of life.  8 large packing boxes of Studebaker toys, literature, hub caps, and other stuff to sell on the swap meet tables. You then add the club marque as no other car is big enough to take it, mind you it does look great when erected and lets you know who we are. Then we add a suit case and a bag, not forgetting the laptop and printer for those things that I get carried away in doing. Then there is the comforts of wine and nibbles for our pre happy hour, and as we do not like blankets we bring our own doona and not forgetting the comfort of our own pillows.

With a little room to spare we bring the Club stuff as well 5 tool boxes, 2 boxes of National Books, etc etc.

Then we pick up all our donations from AlmondCo just to top it off,

We had a fabulous time at the National Meet , meeting up with old friends, missing our old friends who were unable to come for what ever reason, and making new friends.

But what was so great is how well we were looked after by the Renmark Hotel staff, from reception with our numerous key access problems, to the internet wifi problems, from the tender care of one of Marilena’s staff attending to one of our small members when he injured his arm. (He is ok now)

Listening to Patricia Little of her recollection of the first Studebaker meetings and outings and how far the clubs have developed. Quite a bit of it I remember as Brenton and I were part of the founding members here is SA  when we were 19 and 17 years of age. Yep we are still together.  For me I can’t be bothered retraining anyone else!

Being part of the Business Meet and making decisions to benefit all of us. The minutes will be sent out hopefully next month, while still fresh in our minds.

Thank you to all of you who came to Renmark, I did hear on my travels around on  who would want to come to Renmark, well I hope you all know now it’s a great place to come.

We need to support our rural towns and let them know, we know you are here how can we help and that is to talk about our experiences  especially Renmark. These towns have so much to offer.

Finally,

Ray and Carole who led from the front, it’s been a pleasure working with you both

THANK YOU

 

Meredith

 

22nd NATIONAL MEET JUDGING RESULTS  – TOP TEN SHOW AND SHINE

POINTS                                              CAR                                                    WINNER

743                                                     1964 AVANTI                                   IAN MACKELLAR

715                                                     1928 LIGHT SIX                                STEVE GRIST

711                                                     1958 GOLDEN HAWK                     IAN MACKELLAR

701                                                     1963 AVANTI                                   MARIE JUDD

695                                                     R1 SUPERLARK                                MATT LARSEN

692                                                     1959 LARK HARDTOP                     NATHAN KRAMER

691                                                     1965 CRUISER                                  GUILO GRIMA

687                                                     1961 LARK WAGON                        PHILLIP BAKER

679                                                     1959 LARK HARDTOP                     MAX MYERS

676                                                     1960 LARK CONVERTIBLE             RICHARD HOBBY

 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

COLIN GREEN                                  1963 GT HAWK  CONVERTIBLE

 

HARD LUCK STORY

NATHAN KRAMER

 

LONGEST DISTANCE

NEAL BLACK

 

TOOL BOX WINNERS

STEVE LEYDEN, CARL LAYDEN, PHIL PERNOTH, KEN GIBBS, JIM WADE