Neil & Robin Loughlin's '64 Daytona Hardtop & Convertible

Bonnie Swetman's 1983 Avanti II

Jim Pfleger's & Rita Bunting's 1960 Champ Pick-Up Truck

Homer Hinchliff's 1953 Commander Cpe

(One of MANY in Homer's Stude Fleet)

Steve & Deb Rohde's  1951 Champion Sedan

Mel & Judy Hoeft's 1962 Champ Pickup Truck

Disclaimer: The WLEC Member's Vehicles shown below are NOT in alphabetical order. 

The reason for this is for you to have fun looking at all of our vehicles to find your own.

Bill & Barbara Krueger's 1963 Avanti R1

Dick Cattrysse's 1965 Commander Sedan

Farewell to our dear, dear friend and fellow SDC- WLEC'er, Ray Windecker.

His smiling face and wit will be missed by all who knew him. RIP: 9-4-13


Scott & Lee Burgy's 1980 Avanti II - 350

Harvey & Julie Snitzer's  1950 Champion Starlight Coupe  &  1971 Avanti II - 350

Western Lake Erie Chapter Members

and their Pride'n'Joy Classic Rides

Farewell to our dear, friend and fellow SDC- WLEC'er, Rachel Plymale

She often joined her husband Chuck and attended many WLEC events. Her smiling face and lovely personality will be missed by us all. RIP: 12-30-18



Dave & Donna Piper's '63 Avanti R2

Bob & Virginia Walby's 1927 Special Six Roadster 

Larry & Patricia Gardon's 1937 Dictator Rumble Seat Coupe and their 1931 President State Sedan and their 1955 President Speedster

Keith & Helen Collins's 1961 Champ P/U Trk

Warren & Kathy Godlew's 1962 GT Hawk

John Begian's 1963 GT R2 "Super" Hawk

Bill Peacocke's 1964 GT Hawk

Gary & Alanna Taylor's 1962 GT Hawk

Farewell to our dear, friend and fellow SDC- WLEC'er, Jay Jordan

He was a big man with a big heart and will be missed by all who knew him. RIP: 4-22-16



Jim Pfleger's & Rita Bunting's '63 Lark.

Paul White's '50 2R5 Pickup Truck (R2 Powered)

Gardon's 1940 Champion Taxi

Tom & Vida Parker's 1964 Cruiser

Tom & Rosanne Bloomer's 1956 2E5 Stake Truck

Fred & Donna Birdsell's 1964 Avanti R1

HB & Norma Calder's '63 R2.5 Avanti 5-Speed

Steve & Deb Rohde's 1924 Big-6

A Memorial To WLEC Members who have recently passed.

These are the two SNM (Studebaker Nat'l Museum) vehicles that the WLEC has adopted.

 Don Siegla's 1978 Avanti II

(Don is a long time WLEC Member, now residing in N.Carolina)

We Miss You Don!



Joe & Bev Papai's 1976 Avanti II - 400

Mike & Deborah Polasky's 1952 Champion Sedan

Craig Deffenbaugh's 1950 Champion 9G Coupe

Farewell to our dear, friend and fellow SDC- WLEC'ers, Carl & Marylynn Danielsen

They were long time chapter members who enjoyed hosting events at their log home in Metamora, MI. They were most happy when taking part in family & SDC events.

     RIP: Marylynn 2-15-17    Carl 9-15-17




My WLEC Haiku
By Sandra Anne Studebaker

Hey there Sandy girl!
Are you “coming or going?”
teased my male classmates.

In those early fifties
they knew of the “bullet nose.”
I knew naught, but yearned

My connection to
those Studebakers to know,
then later value.

Family, then cars.
Clement, 8th generation
2nd cousin -- WOW!

Love my Stude Lark.
Restored for me by son Curt.
What more could I ask!

But wait, there is more--
WLEC membership
and Stude lovers!

Chuck & Rachel Plymale's 1950 Studebaker Pick-Up

Sandra Studebaker's 1962 Lark Sedan

Bill & Sue Volz's 1963 Daytona Wagonaire

Andy & Opal Weir's 1963 Avanti R2

Jerry & Peg Mitchell's 1949 Champion Sedan

Farewell to our dear, friend and fellow SDC- WLEC'er, Jack Smith

He was a Studebaker Mobil Gas Economy Run engineer. Later he became the well known "father" of the Road Runner at Chrysler. He will be remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. RIP: 9-15-17



Sandra Studebaker and her 1962 Studebaker Lark Sedan.

Ron& Myrna Bush's 1984 Studemino

Sandra displayed her Lark at a local car show on IDYSD, September 9, 2017. A photographer there took these great photos of her and her car.

Gardon's '63 Avanti

Dan Hess's '59 Lark Regal VIII 2-dr hdtp

Jerry & Pam Flegal's 1950 Champion Business Coupe