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
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: Carl 9-15-17
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
Dave & Donna Piper's '63 Avanti R2
Paul White's '50 2R5 Pickup Truck (R2 Powered)
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
Gardon's 1940 Champion Taxi
Tom & Vida Parker's 1964 Cruiser
Jerry & Peg Mitchell's 1949 Champion Sedan
Mike & Deborah Polasky's 1952 Champion 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
Western Lake Erie Chapter Members
and their Pride'n'Joy Classic Rides
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.
HB & Norma Calder's '63 R2.5 Avanti 5-Speed
These are the two SNM (Studebaker Nat'l Museum) vehicles that the WLEC has adopted.
Chuck & Rachel Plymale's 1950 Studebaker Pick-Up
Dan Hess's '59 Lark Regal VIII 2-dr hdtp
Jerry & Pam Flegal's 1950 Champion Business Coupe
Bill & Sue Volz's 1963 Daytona Wagonaire
Warren & Kathy Godlew's 1962 GT Hawk
Steve & Deb Rohde's 1951 Champion Sedan
Bill Peacocke's 1964 GT Hawk
Bill & Barb Krueger's 1963 Avanti R1
Dick Cattrysse's 1965 Commander Sedan
Scott & Lee Burgy's 1980 Avanti II - 350
Harvey & Julie Snitzer's 1950 Champion Starlight Coupe & 1971 Avanti II - 350
A Memorial To WLEC Members who have recently passed.
Gardon's '63 Avanti
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
Joe & Bev Papai's 1976 Avanti II - 400
Mel & Judy Hoeft's 1962 Champ Pickup Truck
Fred & Donna Birdsell's 1964 Avanti R1
Gary & Alanna Taylor's 1962 GT Hawk
Bonnie Swetman's 1983 Avanti II
Sandra Studebaker's 1962 Lark Sedan
Andy & Opal Weir's 1963 Avanti R2
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.
Jim Pfleger's & Rita Bunting's 1960 Champ Pick-Up Truck
Tom & Rosanne Bloomer's 1956 2E5 Stake Truck
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--
and Stude lovers!
Neil & Robin Loughlin's '64 Daytona Hardtop & Convertible
Homer Hinchliff's 1953 Commander Cpe
(One of MANY in Homer's Stude Fleet)
John Begian's 1963 GT R2 "Super" Hawk
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