7:27 AM ...... Dick, Warren & Harvey meet at the Tim Horton's on Middlebelt & 6 Mile Rds in Livonia to start the cruise north to Birmingham.
Our 5 cars line-up next to the A2 Library before entering the staging lanes prior to parking for the show.
Ed & Linda Costell greeted us at LeRoy's Bar & Grill in South Lansing, MI.
The Maintenance and Storage Bldg.
Harvey's '50 Champion Starlight Coupe in our 3-Car WLEC lineup.
Craig Deffenbaugh, Jim Pfleger, Rita Bunting, Julie Snitzer (and photographer, Harvey) had a great lunch at the famous Studebaker Family Mansion - Tippecanoe Place
We had an excellent docent who shared his knowledge of the history of the automobile in America.
35+ years SDC-WLEC friends Harvey and Jerry.
On Saturday December 15th, twenty-one WLEC Members gathered at Toledo's Spaghetti Warehouse for our annual Holiday Celebration. We enjoyed a private dining area and excellent waitress service. A great way to close out 2018. See video, below.
Jim selling 50/50 tickets to Ron.
On Saturday November 17th, 9 WLEC Members returned to Charlie's Restaurant in Toledo for lunch and a meeting and Studebaker story telling. We were last there in July and enjoyed the food and privacy in the back banquet room, hence our return. Below is a great video of our story telling session, by CaptainVideo-Steve.
Dick, Julie, Myrna & Ron outside of Charlie's.
We met at Cabela's in Dundee and then headed west on M-50, 13 miles, to Hayden Ford-Mill in Tecumseh, MI. Next we cruised west another 13 miles on M-50 to HLG (Hidden Lake Gardens) in Tipton, MI. HLG is a 755 acre botanical garden owned & maintained by Michigan State Univ. After our tour, we drove east 26 miles to Dundee for a lunch-meeting at the Great Lakes Eatery, just off of Cabela's Blvd.
Thanks to Ed & Linda Costell for again organizing our annual Fall event.
Watch the video, below.
The 22nd Annual Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show in Depot Town's Riverside Park was an excellent event. There were 20 vehicles in the Mystery Cruise on Sept 15th, 3 Studebakers were in that group. The Show on Sunday the 16th was comprised of 230 registrants. This year's Studebaker class was the smallest in recent times with 20 of the 26 registered Studebakers & Avantis actually displayed on the show field. 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.