The 22nd Annual Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show in Depot Town's Riverside Park was an excellent event. There were 20 vehicles on the Mystery Cruise on Saturday, 3 Studebakers in that group. The show on Sunday was comprised of 230 registrants. This year's Studebaker Class was the smallest in recent times with 20 of the 26 registered Studebakers and Avantis actually displayed on the show field. Please watch the video, below.
The 2018 SDC Crossroads Zone Meet at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio was a great success. The numbers are in: 56 Registrations with 90 Badged Attendees, 27 Studebakers & Avantis and 60 Banquet Seats made this meet a slightly smaller version of our 2014 Dundee CZM, also a great success. Enjoy the great video, below. Also, the photos in the frame below the video.
Saturday August 18th the WLEC & NEMC SDC Chapters & AOAI Members attended a joint event at this year's Woodward Dream Cruise. We were part of 40,000 vehicles and 1,000,000+ attendees. A BIG thank you to Joe Papai who again worked his magic to obtain 15 parking spots for our gang on Old Woodward Ave. in Birmingham, MI. We displayed 8 Avantis & 7 Studebakers to WOW the public again this year. Later, for lunch, we cruised over to Shield's Restaurant Bar & Pizzeria in Southfield, MI.
The WLEC's July 14th tour of the JH Fentress Popcorn Museum was pleasing to the eyes & tastebuds as Jim Fentress popped us some corn to snack on. It was great to return and view the additions to this museum. Our last tour there was over 5 years ago. After the tour we went to Charlie's for lunch and a meeting. Many thanks to Jim Pfleger for arranging our great day in Holland & Toledo. Enjoy the video. You can almost SMELL the popping corn !
This was to be the start of our cruising season with our annual Spring Dust Off. But, Mother-Nature had other ideas. She provided heavy rain and a windy bone chilling 38 degrees. Needless to say, the weather affected our event turnout ..."0" Studebakers & 6 attendees at the Ft. Meigs Museum. We added 2 more members at our lunch at nearby Bob Evans Restaurant. Thanks to our VP, Jim Pfleger, for setting this event up for us and to the hearty soles who showed up. Please watch the video, below.
Many thanks to our VP, Jim Pfleger, for arranging our chapter event in Chelsea, MI. Our group of 22 members & guests toured the Jiffy Mix Plant. The factory tour was very interesting. Next, we walked across the road to Los Tres Amigos Restaurant for a lunch and meeting. Thanks to member Dennis Berry for arranging this great eatery for us. Please view CaptainVideo's video, below.
The WLEC started off 2018 with a lunch & meeting at our favorite Asian Restaurant, the Ocean Garden Buffet in Toledo. It was nice to see everyone's smiling faces in this new year. During our meeting our Members were shown the final design of our T-Shirt (and Meet Logo) for the CZM in September in Archbold, Ohio. Please watch Steve's video, below.