Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Progress is coming... Finally

As the title states, progress and work is coming soon. Finally at a point where I can put the time and, more importantly, money, into This Old Stude.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Custom add-ons and the like....

Stumbled across this Lark from New South Wales and was fascinated by all the add-ons! Looks like the owner, Darryn Fisher, picked up whatever he could to add on to the vehicle. Truly a one of a kind Lark!
I have never seen a Stude with so many add-ons before. It may be a bit much, but I am digging it! I really like the old school fog-lights up front. 
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The luggage rack still needs the new gasket pads cut for the feet
so that it doesn't scratch the roof. Then it will be re-installed.
I am hoping that with warmer weather coming, I can get out in the icebox known as my garage to get some work done. Maybe I will get an updated picture here once I get the rack put back on and throw some dog-dish caps on.

Here is another NSW wagon with the Sunvisor.



Anyways... That is my morning inspiration. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

A Long Time Coming...

I have been dreaming about this car moving in to my garage since I was 10. I mentioned this in my first post on here  . And finally, after years of waiting and hoping, my dream is coming true. I am selling my 1965 Studebaker Commander in order to free up room for the car that I have always wanted. Originally when we bought our house, I wanted to put both Studes in the garage. Time and thoughts have changed regarding that. I kind of like being able to pull right in to the garage on a cold rainy evening.

As of now, the plan is to move the wagon by my birthday in March. This will be my birthday present to myself this year. Then I plan to continue cleaning it up and start ordering new brake parts to replace the original parts still on the car. I will continue my attempts to free up the engine and get that running as well. The hunt will then begin for a Stude automatic to back up the 259. I have already moved the tires and wheels from the 65 over to the wagon. Here is how she sits currently:
The red sheet is there to protect the roof from scratches since the roof rack is not actually attached to the vehicle. It has been taken off to be polished up as best as possible and so that the roof could be freed of 50 years worth of dirt. The dog dish hubcaps will be put back on once the car is moved. Dont want to risk losing them in the move and the wheels will be repainted anyways. Progress is finally being made on this long dormant Stude.

"Without deviation from the norm, Progress is not possible."
-Frank Zappa

Monday, June 25, 2012

A New Home... A New Start...

The wagon is heading to a new home in the next few weeks. I apologize for any and all delays thus far in the progress. We have been swamped with our home purchase and the new baby on the way. Oh, and the 65 that is to be the Daily Driver.

Well as of yesterday the 65 is back on the road and flyin high. Our house is set to close on the 20th. And the baby is due on the 10th, but the doctor seems to think that he may be in a hurry to say hello.

With the 65 on commuting detail, the wagon is now officially on deck and will be moved from the cramped 1-car garage to this beautiful and spacious 2-car.
Finally I will have the space and confines with which I can make progress on this car. I know my original goal was Good Guys this year but plans have changed as they often do. I think new goal would be next year's "Blessing."

Monday, April 30, 2012

Workbench...

This is just so I have something to post. I have no real update. The wagon has been put on the back burner until the 65' is going and dependable. For now, this is how the wagon sits... Subject to becoming a workbench while the other car is worked on. At some point all of the tools and "junk" will be moved to our new house(once the bank agrees that it will be ours). I will be setting up an organized garage. Just haven't bothered doing so here. 

I still am very anxious to get this wagon going. A second baby, a new house and another Stude have sidetracked me. Fingers crossed that I can get more done sooner than later!

Friday, April 06, 2012

Seattle Area Car Shows

So this update isn't about the wagon, but it is about the car culture in Seattle.


Below is a list of the car shows in the Seattle area this year. I have copied this list from the Seattle Area Car Shows Facebook Page. If you have one to add, leave a comment below and it will be added. I will also notify the SACS page. 


Please note that there is talk of a Cruise Night in Mid-May. I will update accordingly.


  • February 11, 2012 - February 12, 2012 38th Annual Corvette High Performance Meet "Larry Johnson" 360-786-8844 Puyallup
  • February 18, 2012 - February 19, 2012 Early Bird Auto Swap Meet Charlie Ostlund 253-863-6211 Puyallup
  • February 18, 2012 - 6th Annual Swedish Car Cruise XXX Rootbeer Drivein Issaquah -(206) 365-6913
MARCH
  • March 3, 2012 - March 3, 2012 Sunnyside High School All School Show n Shine  509-837-3778 Sunnyside
  • March 17, 2012 - March 17, 2012 Greater Seattle Toy Show TODD AICHER 360-863-3679 Kent
  • March 17, 2012 - March 18, 2012 Almost Spring Swap Meet Mike DuBreuil 253-833-3926 Puyallup
  • March 18, 2012 VW Cruise-In Spring Fling XXX Rootbeer Drivein Issaquah 10am (253) 841-2037
APRIL
  • April 8, 2012 - 5th Annual All Emergency & Military Vehicle Show XXX Issaquah  (425) 205-9635
  • April 15, 2012 - April 15, 2012 7th Annual Gumball Rally Terry Olson   Ritzville
  • April 15, 2012 - April 15, 2012 Bracketstars Season Opener Car Show and Drag Race Carl Thorsett 206-354-3152 Kent
  • April 15, 2012 3rd Annual All Jeep Show XXX Rootbeer Drivein Issaquah 8am (206) 427-2520
  • April 22, 2012 All Italian Car Show XXX Rootbeer Drivein Issaquah 8am (360) 731-8758
  • April 28, 2012 - April 28, 2012 2nd annual Bearcat Open Car Show Sue Skillen 360-804-4317 Monroe
  • April 28, 2012 - April 29, 2012 12th Annual Jeffco Expo Jefferson County Fair Association 360 385 1013 Port Townsend
  • April 29, 2012 - April 29, 2012 Poker Run Bob Rezba 253-752-8425 Puyallup
  • April 29, 2012 - April 29, 2012 All Porsche Car Show  XXX Rootbeer Drivein Issaquah 8am (425) 647-3739
MAY
  • May 4, 2012 - May 5, 2012 Les Schwab Classy Chassis Parade and Car Show City of East Wenatchee 509-886-6108 East Wenatchee
  • May 5, 2012 - May 5, 2012 Greater Seattle Toy Show TODD AICHER 360 863 3679 Kent
  • May 5, 2012 - May 6, 2012 29th Annual Spring Show n Shine and Cruise In North Olympic Mustangs 360-461-7688 Port Angeles
  • May 6, 2012 - May 6, 2012 Cruise the Ave so They Shall Walk Car Show Les Neu 206-229-8234 Shoreline
  • May 11, 2012 - May 13, 2012 19 Annual Car Show and Swap Meet Clarice Schukar 509 826-3154 Omak
  • May 12, 2012 - May 12, 2012 Bracketstars High School Drags Car Show Carl Thorsett 206-354-3152 Kent
  • May 19, 2012 - May 19, 2012 The Magic of Relay Car Show Bonnie 425-238-5099 Everett
  • May 19, 2012 - May 19, 2012 3rd Annual Willows Classic Formerly Cruzn Snuz Laurie Miller 253-848-4430 Puyallup
  • May 19/20       AUTO SWAP at the Fairgrounds Monroe, WA  
  • May 20, 2012 - May 20, 2012 XXX Rootbeer Drivein Spring Opener Car Show Issaquah 8am (425) 392-1266
  • May 20, 2012 - SVTOA Rendezvous and Ford Picnic @ Griot's Garage, Tacoma. 206-669-1499
  • May 20, 2012 - May 20, 2012 American Reflections 12th Annual Open Car Show Don Pickard 509-965-2547 Moxee
  • May 25, 2012 - May 26, 2012 Moses Lake Spring Festival Car Show Cruise Joe Johnson 509-750-6875 Moses Lake
  • May 26, 2012 - May 27, 2012 Bracketstars Surf N Shine Car Show Carl Thorsett 206-354-3152 Ocean Shores
  • May 26, 2012 - May 26, 2012 Bracketstars Spring Fever Car Show 2nd Annual Carl Thorsett 206-354-3152 Auburn
  • May 27, 2012 - May 27, 2012 Boulevard Park Antique Auto Show Ralph Gardner 360-220-0708 Bellingham
  • May 27, 2012 - May 27, 2012 Ritzville Classic Car Club Car Show Terry Olson   Ritzville
  • May 27, 2012 MG Car Show 8am (253) 391-1266
  • May 27, 2012 1pm CRUISE ON COLBY Everett, WA
  • May 28, 2012  Cruisin Colby Show and Shine Car Show.
JUNE
  • June 2, 2012 - June 2, 2012 8th Annual Spring BBQ Hotrod Gathering Marc VanHarn 208-301-0018 Palouse
  • June 3, 2012 Burgers and BMW's  XXX Rootbeer Drivein Issaquah 8am 425-644-1446
  • June 10, 2012 - June 10, 2012 EL CAMINO CHEVELLE SHOW CARL RILEY 425-760-8157 Snomomish
  • June 10, 2012 - June 10, 2012 All Convertibles Show  XXX Rootbeer Drivein Issaquah 8am (206) 282-5603
  • June 15, 2012 - August 31, 2012 Alderbrook Park Uncle Rod Run Cruise In Cindee Shaffer 360-882-4444 Brush Prairie
  • June 17, 2012 - June 17, 2012 Fenders on Front Street XXX Issaquah George Naumann 425.444.9206 Issaquah
  • June 17, 2012 - June 17, 2012 Bishops Car Club Blessing of The Cars @ Carkeek Park. This is an Annual Fathers Day Event.
  • June 23, 2012 - June 23, 2012 Billetproof
  • June 24, 2012 - June 24, 2012 Vics66.com Car Show Gas/Oil swap meet XXX Rootbeer Drivein Issaquah
  • June 24, 2012 - June 24, 2012 Griots Garage Show-n-Shine @ Griots Garage Tacoma, WA 206-764-4380
  • June 30, 2012 - June 30, 2012 Greenwood Car Show 67th-90th Greenwood Ave, Seattle  www.greenwoodcarshow.com
  • June 30, 2012 - July 1, 2012 Demonos Car/Boat Show/Fireworks Joseph Shanks 253-468-0772 Puyallup
JULY
  • July 1, 2012 - July 1, 2012 XXX Rootbeer Drivein Old Tractors,Trucks, Buses, and Station Wagons Show Issaquah 8am (425) 392-1266
  • July 4, 2012 - July 4, 2012 Auburns 4th of July Car Show Kristy Pachciarz 253-931-3043 Auburn
  • July 7, 2012--July 7, Factoria car show put on by Old Rides Car Club, Factoria Mall. See Old Rides web site.
  • July 7, 2012 - July 7, 2012 Goldendale Community Days Show-n-Shine Car Show Goldendale Motorsports Association 509-539-2557 Goldendale
  • July 7, 2012 - July 7, 2012 Lyman Car Craft Show Nancy Trythall 360-855-1280 Lyman
  • July 7, 2012 - July 7, 2012 Bracketstars Wild West Car Show and Drag Race Carl Thorsett 206-354-3152 Kent
  • July 7, 2012 - July 8, 2012 Cascade Car Show sponsored by Tires Inc Jodi Baker 360-748-6836 Chehalis
  • July 8, 2012 - July 8, 2012 All Chevy Show  XXX Rootbeer Drivein Issaquah 8am (425) 319-3970
  • July 15, 2012 - July 15, 2012 SHEF BY THE BAY CAR SHOW JIM AND CAROL BECKWITH 253 588 1488 Steilacoom
  • July 15, 2012 - July 15, 2012 Burgers and Bikes of all types  XXX Rootbeer Drivein Issaquah 8am (425) 392-6342
  • July 21, 2012 - July 21, 2012 Slaughterhouse Car Show (Rat Bastards) Monroe
  • July 21, 2012 - July 21, 2012 Razz and Shine Cruise In - Downtown Lynden Washington Blake Starkenburg 360-303-7610 Lynden
  • July 21, 2012 - July 21, 2012 Drive For Education Jeff Nolls 509-962-2539 Ellensburg
  • July 21, 2012 - July 21, 2012 Cruisin the Gut Vancouver, WA
  • July 22, 2012 - July 22, 2012 Cascade Cougar Club Prowl  XXX Rootbeer Drivein Issaquah 8am (425) 879-6036
  • July 28, 2012 - July 29, 2012 Celebrate Spanaway Community Fair and Car Show Roger Peterson 253-307-6161 Spanaway
  • July 29, 2012 - July 29, 2012 MOPAR Magic Show-n-Shine Tami Roddick 360-874-2776 Bremerton
  • July 29, 2012 - July 29, 2012 Mid Summer Run  XXX Rootbeer Drivein Issaquah8am (425) 392-1266
AUGUST
  • August 2, 2012 - August 2, 2012 The Bracketstars Bash Free Car Show Carl Thorsett 206-354-3152 Auburn
  • August 2, 2012 - August 5, 2012 Vintiques Annual Northwest Nationals Brian Maybee (509) 698-4800 Yakima
  • August 4, 2012 - August 4, 2012 Granite Falls Show -n-Shine Elizabeth Adams 425-754-7607 Granite Falls
  • August 5, 2012--August 5 Old Rides Car Show  XXX Rootbeer Drivein Issaquah 8am (206) 669-3758
  • August 5, 2012 - August 5, 2012 Columbia River Concours d Elegance and car show Tom Markos   Vancouver
  • August 11, 2012 - August 11, 2012 La Conner Classic David Tracey 425-756-4244 La Conner
  • August 17, 2012 - August 18, 2012 Props & Ponies David Rule 425-306-5460 Bellingham
  • http://www.heritageflight.org/content/visit/calendar-special-events/props-ponies/
  • August 18, 2012 - August 18, 2012 Port Townsend Kiwanis Car Show Carla Vander Ven 360 301-5048 Port Townsend
  • August 18, 2012 - August 18, 2012 Garfield Street Fair and Car Show Roger Peterson 253-537-7363 Parkland
  • August 18, 2012 - August 18, 2012 Classic Ford Show Mustang Roundup Margaret petersen 206 937 7436 Kent
  • August 19, 2012 - August 19, 2012 Main Street Monroe Car Show Main ST Monroe Car Show 360-794-5488 Monroe
  • August 19, 2012 - August 19, 2012 Sunbust Mopar Show and Swap Meet Chris Pfaff 253-255-3435 Graham
  • August 25, 2012 - August 25, 2012 Chesaw Hot August Nights Pauline Waits 509-485-2255 Chesaw
  • August 25, 2012 - August 25, 2012 Bonney Lake Food Bank Hot Rods Harleys Show Sheri Woods 253-230-0982 Bonney Lake
  • August 25, 2012 - August 25, 2012 35th Annual LeMay Car Show Stacy Rushton 253.272.2336 Tacoma
  • August 26, 2012 - August 26, 2012 Bracketstars Bonanza Car Show Carl Thorsett 206-354-3152 Auburn
  • August 31, 2012 - September 2, 2012 20th Annual Unfinished Nationals Kathy (425) 347-0645 Elma
SEPTEMBER
  • September 1, 2012 - September 1, 2012 5th Annual Bickleton Car Show David Haynes 509 896-2062 Bickleton
  • September 1, 2012 - September 1, 2012 2nd Annual alpen Car and Bike Show terol mccracken 206-697-9150 Startup
  • September 1, 2012 - September 1, 2012 3rd Annual Maple Falls Labor Day Car Show/Rod Run Dan Graham 1-800-709-7669 Maple Falls
  • September 7, 2012 - September 9, 2012 Winthrop Auto Rallye Kristen   Winthrop
  • September 7, 2012 - September 7, 2012 Corvette High Performance Cruise In Open House Larry Johnson 360-754-7890 Olympia
  • September 8, 2012 - September 8, 2012 Bracketstars Block Party Free Cruise In Carl Thorsett  Auburn
  • September 8, 2012 - September 8, 2012 Greater Seattle Toy Show TODD AICHER 360 863 3679 Kent
  • September 8, 2012 - September 9, 2012 29th Annual Rod Run To End The World By the Beach Barons Car Club - Ocean Park, WA (360)665-3565
  • September 15, 2012 - September 15, 2012 Palouse Days Show Shine Mike Milano 509-878-1991 Palouse
  • September 15, 2012 - September 15, 2012 Cruise for the Cure Kim Walters 360-425-7978 Longview
  • September 15, 2012 - September 15, 2012 Cruise for the Cure Kim Walters 360-425-7978 Longview
  • September 15, 2012 - September 15, 2012 Festival Of Wheels Goldendale Motorsports Associationl 509-773-3793 or 509-539-2557 Goldendale
  • September 16, 2012 - September 16, 2012 West Seattle Junction Car Show Michael Hoffman 206 619-7664 West Seattle
  • September 30, 2012 - September 30, 2012 Snohomish Classic Car Hot Rod Display Pam Osborne 425-344-8533 Snohomish
OCTOBER
  • October 5, 2012 - October 7, 2012 Wings Wheels Festival City of East Wenatchee 509-886-6108 East Wenatchee
  • October 6, 2012 - October 6, 2012 CONCOURS DE MARYHILL-- OPEN CAR SHOW GOLDENDALE MOTORSPORTS ASSOC. 509-539-2557 or 509-773-3677 Goldendale,

As more are found, they will be added to the list.


Monday, March 05, 2012

Wagons Found.....

With most of my time at work being spent at the computer, I have a lot of time to search for more and more wagon information and articles.

Man + Machine : The beautiful Stude wagon that they profile even has roll-up shades! This wagon is the pale-green cousin to This Old Stude.

Automotive History: The Short and Odd Life of The Two Door Station Wagon : Great article regarding the hist of the "nomad" style wagons.

1963 Wagonaire Article : Great article about a 1963 Slide-top Wagonaire.

I have more buried in my favorites that I am sure I will unearth here soon.