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: Carl 9-15-17

                                      Marylynn 2-15-17


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


Sandra Studebaker and her 1962 Studebaker Lark Sedan.

 Don Siegla's 1978 Avanti II

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

We Miss You Don!



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

John Begian's 1963 GT R2 "Super" Hawk

Jerry & Peg Mitchell's 1949 Champion Sedan

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 & Barb 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

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!

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

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

Bob & Virginia Walby's 1927 Special Six Roadster 

Andy & Opal Weir's 1963 Avanti R2

Tom & Rosanne Bloomer's 1956 2E5 Stake Truck

Mel & Judy Hoeft's 1962 Champ Pickup Truck

Bill Peacocke's 1964 GT Hawk

Ron& Myrna Bush's 1953 Commander Hardtop and 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.

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

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

Chuck & Rachel Plymale's 1950 Studebaker Pick-Up

Bill & Sue Volz's 1963 Daytona Wagonaire

Warren & Kathy Godlew's 1962 GT Hawk

Fred & Donna Birdsell's 1964 Avanti R1

Mike & Deborah Polasky's 1952 Champion Sedan

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

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


A Memorial To WLEC Members who have recently passed.

Gardon's '63 Avanti

Homer Hinchliff's 1953 Commander Cpe

(One of MANY in Homer's Stude Fleet)

Jerry & Pam Flegal's 1950 Champion Business Coupe

Steve & Deb Rohde's  1951 Champion Sedan

Gary & Alanna Taylor's 1962 GT Hawk

Dave & Donna Piper's '63 Avanti R2

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

Bonnie Swetman's 1983 Avanti II

Sandra Studebaker's 1962 Lark Sedan

Tom & Vida Parker's 1964 Cruiser

Joe & Bev Papai's 1976 Avanti II - 400

Dennis & Rhea Berry's 1956 Sky Hawk H/T

Craig Deffenbaugh's 1950 Champion 9G Coupe

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

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

Gardon's 1940 Champion Taxi