Here's a link to a very cool car site:

   (just click on the BLUE button)

Happy Birthday Wishes today (9-8-18) for a grand old WWII US Navy Veteran, George Turpening of Toledo, Ohio. George is a Charter Member of the WLEC and a long time Studebaker owner.

Happy #94 George, and many more.

Links to related sites.

        (Click on BUTTON)

         13 Years Ago

10-15-05 at The Piper's home on N Territorial Rd in Dexter, MI.

We are gathered, with directions in hand, as Dave & Donna describe our Color Tour driving route to Hell, MI.

We are the Members of the WLEC. Welcome to our website.

Our SDC Chapter was Chartered in 1981.The WLEC is generally located in the Toledo, Ohio - Detroit, Michigan areas.

Please feel free to visit our web site for event updates.

Our President's Cars are featured here in a Slideshow. Steve & Deb's 1924 Big-6 and 1951 Champion 2-Door Sedan are shown at WLEC Events.

This great photo was taken 14 years ago (6-04-2004) at the Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show in Depot Town's Riverside Park.

   Western Lake Erie Chapter           
           Studebaker Drivers Club

Flashback Photos

Please Check Out The Two New Items On This Home Page, Below Our Group Photo:  

         A Photo Slide Show Of Our President's Cars and A Flashback Photo or two !

WLEC Members tour the SANGB U.S. Coast Guard Facility,        Sept 11th, 2014

Our next chapter gathering is our annual Spring Dust-Off. It will occur Sunday April 14th, 2019 at 11:30 AM at the Blissfield Model Railroad Club followed by lunch at the nearby Hathaway House Restaurant at 1:00 PM.  Hope to see you there.

Something new, from WLEC Member Bill Krueger .........


Donna Piper flies the U.S. Air Force KC-135 Tanker mock-up simulator during our chapter's tour of The Yankee Air Museum at historic Willow Run Airport in Belleville, Michigan on April 16, 2011.

There Really Is A Free Lunch!

Well, a magazine actually.
I get a lot of magazines – mostly through subscription. Yes, as in I pay money.
Sometime last year, I received – snail mail or email, I really don’t remember – a solicitation for a free magazine. Yeah, sure. This magazine, REINCARNATION, is truly amazing! Of all my print magazines, it is my “Go To” magazine when I fetch the mail. Better still, it is web-based with periodic email updates! Yes, all free! I like free.

The magazine has a history. Don’t we all? About 15 years ago, a predecessor, Kit Car Builder, was founded by Jim Youngs, a good friend of REINCARNATION’s editor, Steve Temple. Upon Jim’s retirement, Steve acquired the publication and, as expected, made some changes. Steve’s new publication morphed into Car Builder, to more-accurately represent the preference of most folks who wanted a completed “kit car”. Fast forward, a trade magazine publisher approached Steve about selling the magazine. Thus, the birth of REINCARNATION. This magazine is web-based with a print copy.

I encourage you to take a look at the magazine - find it at,

Once you take a look at it, there you will find a place to request your print copy.

There’s more. The focus of this magazine is “continuation, replica, and low volume automobiles”.

Happy Reading, Bill                                                                              January 2018


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             as told by Bob Elton to Steve Rohde.