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  1. It is interesting to read that as a coworking and I were just talking about this the other day because in the last month on Highways around Toronto in a 100km/hr (60 mph)zones a 19 yr old got caught doing 246 km/hr (153 mph) and a 20 yr old got caught doing 254 km/hr (158 mph). Both were driving BMWs. License suspensions, fines, and car impoundment just don't seem to be enough of a deterrent for some. Saying that I am not in favour of speed limiters.
  2. Our car was also sold of the stand. They would not sell it to the guy and required a dealer to purchase the car, so he went back to the Studebaker Dealership in St Catharines where he was from and he went and got them to buy the car for him.
  3. Thank you West. Dad had been talking for about 3 yrs that he would like to bring the car down again, as it had been over 40yrs since he drove it down, and unfortunately due to his age his days of being able to attend are near the end. So with a lot of assistance from a friend we were able to make it happen. He really enjoyed being able to take it over to the show on Sat (thank you mother nature for stopping the rain) an being able to participate in the HPOF class.
  4. I just came back to looking at this thread since just before Christmas and I saw that Edinmass posted a Factory pic of a 33 Studebaker Speedway Roadster and there was some conversation that came up and links about the car my father owns. My dad has owed his 33 Studebaker since 1963, he first saw the car in the 50s thru some family friends who owed the car. He told the owner if he ever wanted to sell the car he would be interested, my dad at the time would of been in his mid 20s. In 1963 the owner drove up to the garage my Grandfather owed and my dad worked at, and asked him if he still wanted to buy the car. My dad said yes indeed and had to scrounge up the money to buy the car. Dad always said his dad, my grandfather was mad at him for buying the Studebaker as he could of bought 10 Model As and 5 Model Ts for the price he paid for that car. My mom and dad drove the car regularly thru the 80 and he even drove the car down to Hershey in the early 70s from where we live in Ontario. The car was parked in 1982 as there was overheating issues and the water jacket side panel was rotting off and would not hold water anymore. He car sat in the garage till about 2002 when I took the car out to my place to work on it and get in on the road again. My dad was getting older and I knew he would never do it so I took up the challenge and over a 1yr period fixed what was required so my mom and dad could enjoy driving the car again .So for about 15 yrs now the car has been in regular use all summer long. As the car has always been local to us, my dad knows the full history of the car and it does have a very interesting past, including being the show car for Studebaker at the Toronto CNE car show in 1933.Their was mention of the car colour and that has an interesting story to it. The car was put away in a hay-mow to hide the car during the scrap drive for the war and was hand painted yellow and covered in straw to hid it. A Ford/Mercury dealer bought the car in 1953 and they repainted the car Ford/Mercury Parklane green, and that is the paint and the colour that is on this car to this day. Our 33 Studebaker is the 13 of 18 President Speedway car built for the Canadian market. Of the 8? President Speedways known to exist 4 are Canadian cars the other 4 are US cars. Ours is 1 of 2 known Speedway Roadsters to exist as was previously mentioned and we have been helping with whatever we can to assist the owner of the 2nd car get that car back together and on the road again. Below is a couple of pic.. 1955 when my dad first saw the car a took a pic of it. The original colours in fender well..Cloud Mist Grey Light and Cloud Mist Grey Dark and the Yellow that it was Painted during the war. last is a pic from a couple of yrs ago. My avatar is a pic at Hershey this is past fall of my Dad and the owner of the other Roadster. Jeff
  5. I will try and answer a couple of question regarding the 1933 Studebaker 92 Series Speedway President. It was our car that was at Hershey this past year and over in the show field on Saturday. It is a 92 Series President Roadster 1 of 14 built for the Canadian market and believed to be be 1 of 8? currently know to exist out of all 92 series President Speedways produced. Please note that these numbers are coming off the top of my head as I don't have the info in front of me at this time. As Studebaker went bankrupt in 1933 the thought is only around 500+ of all series of Studebakers were produced for that year, 81,82,91 and 92 series. With the 92 series being the big series out of the 500+ you could guess that only 50-60 were made all together for both markets. Around 10 years ago Richard Quinn did an article in the Antique Studebaker Review about the whereabouts of all the 92 Series President Speedway cars. If I had that with me I could give you specific numbers on the cars, there are 2 Roadsters a Coupe, I want to say a Sedan that was restored around 10 years ago and is in the South Bend museum, but can't remember what the other cars where or if there was a St Regis Brougham. Bucket of Bolts if you posted this question in the Studebaker Forum that the AACA host you could probably get an answer to your question if one of those cars do exist. Mr Quinn is very knowledgeable on his Studebakers and a very nice man to talk to. He has had some health issues so I am not sure if he is active at this time on the forum but he used to be up to 3 months ago. I have attached a pic from Hershey with my Dad and the owner of the 2nd Speedway Roadster that he is currently restoring. I have also added one of the car at the judging meet, that is what is was like the whole time at our vending site or at the show field.
  7. That's great to hear you got the car out on the road again after all these years.
  8. Thanks everyone for all the great comments and ? on this. I am just doing what my dad did for me at that age. I want to give them the opportunities and exposure to this great hobby and if they go with it in the future as I did that is great. You never know who will and who won't as my brother had the same opportunities that I did and does not have the same interest. He does come out to the occasional show driving one of our dads cars but will probably never own one of his own. Jeff
  9. I remember vividly when my dad first showed me how to drive his 1911 Model T when I was 16, I was up and down the back rd we lived on using up all the gas in gas can set aside for the lawnmower.
  10. We finally had a day where we could rotate the winter toys(snowmobiles) and the summer toys(Model Ts) with the help of the my boys, and before I knew it the T was up and down the back roads with the dust flying. I was enjoying every minute watching them go. There are young kids out there that have interest in old cars and not just 60's-80's cars. Now if we just get the antique automobile insurance companies In Ontario to take off the min 10 years of driving experience before they can get insurance we would be even further ahead with getting kids involved in the hobby. For now, they are stuck to the side roads around the house. Jeff
  11. The garage my Dad owns was his dads before him (started late 20, early 30s) and about 20 yrs ago my Dad gave me a box full of nuts & bolts all for Model T's from when my Grandfather ran the Garage. It sure has come in handy as I have 5 Model T's now, and I still have lots of nuts and bolts and other misc parts left over. You can go in the old stock room and there are all kids of hidden gyms from the 40s, 50s and 60s. We came across a brass windshield frame for an 10/11 Model T about 10 yrs ago, Dad who had ran the body shop since the early 70s never even knew it was there. It was something he figures my grandfather stashed away in the 30s. Jeff
  12. Here is a pic of the Philco in my Dad's 33 Studebaker President. It has been in the car since my Dad bought it in 63. I wish I had a better pic to show more detail. It is not something I have ever researched so I don't even know if it is the right year radio. If I turn it on it just produces a humming sound. My dad would know more about it if i asked him. Jeff
  13. My son Jason in the driver's seat with his buddies at grade 8 grade alittle over a years ago. And much as he loves our Model T,s you could not wipe the grin off his face when he got to sit in a friends very original Boss 302. Jeff
  14. Speaking of dust covered cars, here are the 2 from Hershey for those that have not seen these pics.
  15. Craig- I had lots of conversation in person and thru email with RQ about 10yrs ago when he was putting the article together in the Antique Studebaker Review about the 7( can't remember for sure) of the remaining 33 Studebaker 92 series cars. My dad always enjoyed going and visiting with him when he used to come to Hershey. Very Knowledge guy. The plan is for the car to stay in the family