Past Events/Runs

Created by on 25 Feb 2018

25th February – President’s Family Day Picnic

21st January 2018 – Show & Shine

This year our Show Day was held at a park near the sea at North Haven.

We pitched our Club marquee and set our chairs amongst the lovely old pine trees.

It was expected to be 35 degrees but with the sea breeze and shade of the trees it was quite cool and pleasant.

Ten beautiful Studes and 3 X-cars were parked side by side facing Lady Gowrie Drive and attracted a lot of attention from people and cars passing by.

We welcomed new members Jason, Kelly and daughter Maggie in their very nice Valiant Wagon.

Also visitors, Kerry, Bob and Judy’s daughter who had just flown in from Melbourne to be with us, and Ron and Linda Broadstock past members, in their newly acquired 63 Hawk.

The raffle, a huge tub of car cleaning products was drawn by Ray Lamming and won by Daryl Jones.

We enjoyed picnic lunches and good conversation amongst a great bunch of people.

I would like to thank all members who came along and made it such a pleasant day.


2nd December 2017 – Xmas Dinner at Rex Hotel

19th November 2017 – Picnic Day at the Barossa

On a beautiful sunny morning, expected top of 30degrees,

we met on Port Wakefield Road at the Caltex Service Station and cruised up to the Northern Freeway through Tanunda, Nuriootpa to Angaston where we set up in the Memorial Park in the heart of the town under lovely shady trees near a running brook to have our picnic lunch.

Attending were Ray and Carole Lamming, Fred and Betty Jones, Bob and Judy Reischmueller, David Trembath and Bette, Brenton Thomas, Lloyd and Michael Burns, Trevor and Joyleen Hughes.

Luckily for the rest of us,  the only person the mosquitoes took too was Ray Lamming.  Poor Ray was icing his lumps down and had to sit in the sun.

Studebakers in attendance were, Brenton’s Daytona, Bob’s Lark, Fred’s Hawk, Lloyd’s Lark, Trev’s Avanti.

After lunch we travelled to Laughing Jack Winery at Marananga where the owners  Shawn and Briony Kalleske gave us a tour of their winery, told us their family story and history in the area going back to the mid 1800’s.   Shawn explained about the growing and blending involved and we were able to taste the many varieties they produce.  It was very relaxed and enjoyable.

Many members bought and took samples home.

After taking some photos of our cars we meandered home after a very pleasant outing catching up with our members.

Trevor Hughes

 22nd October 2017 – Hot Rodders @ Strathalbyn – Organized by Rex Brown

What looked like being a real sluggish day actually turned out to be a very enjoyable event.

The only staters at Crafers Bus interchange were the Jones and Lamming vehicles who thought that was it. When we arrive at the Memorial oval at Strath we were joined by David Trembath, Denis Nitschke and Shirley, Rex and Elizabeth Brown plus our old members Lyn and Ron Braodstock. We then all had a gasbag and enjoyed viewing over a hundred magnificent modified vehicles. Very sorry I left the camera home.

The event is a must for next year so keep the third Sunday in October free as they will definitely repeat this successfully attended event.

24th September 2017 – Bay to Birdwood – Post 1960

10th September 2017 – Drive your Studebaker Day

A group total of over 1500 Kilometres was achieved by the members of the S.A. Club who drove to Balaklava to celebrate “DRIVE YOUR STUDEBAKER DAY”. The weather gods were on our side and the spring sunshine was very welcome after a very cold winter. The five beautifully presented Studebakers two GT’s a Silver Hawk, Lark and  a  Bullet nose received heaps of attention at all our stops and along the highway

On our trip we finally got to see Vic who is on call at all times for rail traffic direction problems.   SUNDAY morning no less .A truck carrying chickens had missed an S turn and had written off the train   stop lights at an S bend between Two Wells and Mallala   and our man was supervising a brand new set of lights. We can finally believe all those apologies now. Well done Vic!!

Balaklava is situated nearly 100 Kilometres north of Adelaide and is a very productive farming area. The Area was a major influence in the manufacture of all farm implements during South Australia’s early   settlement  and  farming history .The Museums we visited in the town are a tribute and guide to “A COMMUNITY AT WORK”. All the history and I mean all the history is available and   the    Urlwin Park Agricultural Museum is a showcase for Balaklava-made collection of horse drawn transport and machinery.

Norma our host helped us view all manner of sheds with the town history and we were lucky to see   an elderly retired farmer” driving”  a tractor towing a  farrow churning around a paddock. A real feat as he   was standing on the farrow equipment controlling the tractor with ropes .It was similar to a man driving a team of horses and a different way to display your restoration.

We also had a poker  run  and a pair of Kings picked by Jan  Foale was strong enough to win the Bubbly Red. Well done Jan.!!

Thank you to the Foale ,Hughes, Jones, Rischmueller and Trembath  families and the Red Mustang for attending the Drive Day .Also thanks to Irene and Geoff Dawson foe the help in organising the day.

The locals had obviously heard all the robbery jokes as all volunteers were retirees. Balaklava thank you.


Ray Lamming

L - R Jan, David, Ray, Carole, Graham, Maxine, Daryl, Trevor, Bob and Judy. Photographer: Joyleen

L – R Jan, David, Ray, Carole, Graham, Maxine, Daryl, Trevor, Bob and Judy.
Photographer: Joyleen

Group of Studebakers at Balaklava

Group of Studebakers at Balaklava

Hard working truck

Hard working truck

20th August – Breakfast at West Beach Surf Life Saving Club


Despite the cold wintery morning we had a good turn up of brave souls who got up early and headed to the West Beach Surf Life Saving Club for a hearty breakfast. Attending were Fred & Betty Jones, Graham & Jan Foale, Daryl & Maxine Jones, Brenton and Meredith Thomas, David Trembath, Anthony, Kerrin & Curtis McMahon and Trevor & Joyleen Hughes.

The meals were huge and varied, we were spoilt with choices. David even ordered a Vego Breakfast and added Bacon, not sure it would still be Vego Breakfast? J

Four Studebakers and an X car than journeyed along as far as Moana then back along the seafront through Seaford to Noarlunga Bakery where we again lined up for more coffees.

The cars looked great and varied, a Bullet nose, Hawk, Avanti and Silver Hawk and received many admiring glances. It was a lovely morning catching up with fellow members and I would like to thank you all for coming out and joining our outing.


Members at Breackfast

Members at Breakfast

Cars outside West beach Surf Life Saving Club

Cars outside West beach Surf Life Saving Club

Morning tea at Port Noarlunga

Morning tea at Port Noarlunga

23rd July – Christmas in July Outing

After attending Wednesday night’s meeting and noticing all the absentees with various stages of the flu, I did not expect our Christmas in July to be successful.

However apart from phone calls from Graham and Jan, Marty and Margaret, who were still quite sick the others dragged themselves from their sick beds and were able to join us on our outing.

We commenced from Semaphore Park at 11:00am and cruised along the seafront and back to the Glanville Hotel for lunch.

Several of our Studebakers parked out front of the very old, historical Hotel and made a very impressive sight in the glorious sunshine.

We sat around a long beautifully set Christmas themed luncheon table (thanks Sue) and were fed a delicious lunch of roast beef or turkey with all the trimmings, followed by plum pudding and custard or cheesecake , strawberries and icecream.

A very short, stout Santa delivered boxes of chocolates to the ladies and looked very cute (thanks Curtis you did a great job) and was caught sitting on Meredith’s knee instead of the other way round!

A very well fed crowd enjoyed themselves and had a pleasant time. Thank you all for attending.

Get well wished to all those who were unable to attend and we hope you are better soon.

Bon voyage to Carole and Ray Lamming who are off on a romantic Hawaiian cruise to celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary, congratulations to you both.


Congratulations to Jim Quigley on obtaining Life Membership, well deserved too.



Curtis McMahon as Santa


Studebakers in front of Glanville Hotel


Trevor Hughes giving the thumbs up on the way to lunch

Trevor Hughes giving the thumbs up on the way to lunch

Maxine Jones and Betty Jones (not related)

Maxine Jones and Betty Jones (not related)

25th June – National Motor Museum


Met at Bunnings – Parafield Gardens on corner of Main North Rd and Kings Rd, at the front of the car park  at 10.00am were Bob and Judy, Daryl and Maxine, Ray and Carole, Trevor and Joyleen, Brenton and Meredith. To farewell us off was new Granddad Steve Langelaar. Congratulations to both you and Sue and a new great grandson to Judy Norton and the late Cyril Norton.

Heading off towards One Tree Hill, then through to Kersbrook. The scenery was quite delightful green pastures with stock grazing. Remains of what was a fire last summer with new growth on the trees. We took an extended drive across to  Williamstown, great scenic route lopey roads not many twists and winds just a comfortable cruise for the classic cars.

Our cruise was for about an hour and we then arrive at the National Motor Museum. We were able to park on the grounds with easy access by one of the staff. She was quite taken with our car Daytona 64 Studebaker as she named her son Daytona. She had not seen one before and Brent informed her that ours was the only one in the state. Once we all parked we headed indoors as it was quite a bit warmer.

The day turned to a constant sprinkle of light rain and quite a cool breeze blowing from the south pole. Joining us at the Museum were Marty and Margaret who came up from Goolwa, quite a drive, but that is what our members do drive and cruise.

We all wandered around at our leisure and then met up at the coffee tables supplied indoors. Those that bought their lunch ate it while others went off to buy their lunch. All in all everyone was very comfortable.

It took a couple of hours for more to have a good wander around, listening to media that was presented in a couple of places in the museum.

We listened to the Bush Mechanic exhibition showing their ingenuity on getting out of a tight fix in context of Warlpiri storytelling, music and art and wider issues (motoring and non motoring) affecting Aboriginal Australians.

A couple of Bush Mechanic cars were on display in other words very basic quite a lot of the car had disappeared, no roof, no seatbelts, no boots, in fact it was air conditioned 24/7.

Once again we seemed to meet up again after our wanders quite a relaxing time.

It certainly was worth the trip to the National Motor Museum, we had not been here for quite a few years.

Thank you to the members who attended it makes organizing a run worthwhile, hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.


Brenton and Meredith Thomas



May 21st 2017 – Sunday Run to Placid Estate

After an uncertain week with lots of rain forecast Sunday dawned a magnificent autumn morning and progressed to a perfect day for an outside lunch. Sixteen  happy folk in six studes and two brand x cars set off from the Crafers park and ride at 10am. We motored through Mount Barker to Wistow then on to Strathalbyn for a coffee break. Along with many ,many other cars and motorbikes out for the day. The bakery was hopping , Marty and Margarets coffee took 20 mins. The rest of us bought coffee and donuts at a caravan in the Sunday market. Like we all needed donuts!.

We set off again and headed east to Wellington on the Murray river, yes you guessed it ,same river as Renmark. Luck was on our side again and all of us fitted on the ferry together. Ray Lamming was sporting the shiny , brand new red Mustang and drove gingerly onto the punt with just enough clearance. Carole was in her element, she just loves ferrys , not. We arrived at our holiday home at about 12.30 to be joined by Dick Hobby from Lameroo and David Read from nearby Tailem Bend. Perfect  timing.

The sun was out, the breeze was light and the company terrific. We lined the Studes up for a photo, confining the mustang to the carport. Didn’t want the paint to fade. We set up 2 tables on the deck overlooking our magnificent river ,the ladies got to it inside preparing all the dishes they had brought and the bbq was lit. With help from Darryl, Brenton, and Bob lunch was soon sizzling.

The next 3 hours was spent with great food, great wine and naturally lots of talk about Studes. It was fantastic for Jan and I to host such a great group of people for a great lunch. I don’t think we have had such a large gathering on the deck for lunch before. No one was interested in a swim or ski although David Trembath said he might try a barefoot.! I told him the boat key was missing.

So to Meredith and Brenton Thomas, Carole and Ray Lamming, Maxine and Darryl Jones, Betty and Fred Jones, Bob and Judy Rischmuller, David Trembath and Betty, Marty and Margaret , Dick Hobby and David Read, thanks for your company and a great day . Sorry you had to follow the Bullet Nose at 90kms an hour. But that’s life in a Stude.  I hope it didn’t soot up the plugs in the new Pony.

Jan and Graham Foale.

Stude2405171   Enjoying our beautiful lunch                               Stude2405172Jan Foale and Carole Lamming