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Mark Huston

New Years Drive today in the 1929

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Here in Northern California the nights are around  31 with a high of about 50 degrees.  With a storm forecasted for the weekend I decided to get the 1929 Studebaker President out for a New Years drive today.    Headed up into the foothills and put about  60 miles on the Studebaker.   The day was perfect for driving in the hills on quite back roads.   

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Excellent!  Nice car like yours should be fun to see motoring down the road especially for folks who have never seen a car as old as that one.  Thanks for posting your pic.

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30 minutes ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

Mark, what is a comfortable touring speed for your Studebaker?

My President drives very nicely at 55 mph.  I could cruise all day with no sweat at that speed.   When I am on back roads I keep it between 45 and 50 so that I can enjoy the drive.   When I get on a busy two lane I kick it up to 55-60 with no problem.   The President has a 336 straight eight with 120 hp.  

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I had my 31’ Chevy out, here in south eastern Massachusetts, for a nice breakfast run for New Years. Weather was nice and we haven’t had any salt spread on the roads yet this year so I figured, “why not”?

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I would have LOVED to have gotten out with one of the cars but the roads are white with salt........ 🤢

The weather was friendly enough but not the roads....... :( 

 

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A couple of unseasonably pleasant days, New Years Eve, and the 1st itself, gave me an unusual opportunity. Got ready to go on N.Y.E. Then, on the 1st, I went. Had fun yelling "Happy New Year" to the people in the neighborhoods as they smiled and waved. Got some good laughs as I tickled the Klaxon. You guys know the varied sounds those things can make. Anything from a lovesick quacking duck, to the weird groans, to a full-on 1920s roar, the classical ah-OOO-ga. I only stopped to put ethanol free gasoline in it, thus only fueling pictures. I can give a picture or two of the last Winter 2018 drive by way of apology.   Happy 2019!!    -   Carl 

 

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Add "days" to the 1st sentence, "Then" to the 3rd (see edit history)
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