The Washington President
The Greater Seattle Chapter of The Studebaker Drivers Club
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As many of you know I have swap meet booths at both the Corvette Hi Performance and Early Bird swap meets in Puyallup in mid February. I recently had a discussing with Larry Johnson, who runs the Corvette meet, and he had offered the Studebaker club a spot in the indoor display area to showcase one or two performance Studebakers and to promote the upcoming national show this year. In return for the space, he asks that a few club members could volunteer their time to help with the swap meet/show set up as needed for a few hours. The car(s) display would typically not be manned, and this late in the game, a booth type display might not be available. (and would require full time attendance) But a nice sign to accompany the car, along with flyers for the show would certainly garner interest in our Studebakers.
Of course this is a great opportunity for us to bring attention to our show. The problem for me is having my own booths to keep track of during the show, thus limiting the amount of time I could offer to volunteer. I'm sure our modified '53 Commander would be a good fit for the show, but an Avanti or any performance Stude would be welcome as well. For that matter, if the Studebaker club were not interested, perhaps someone in the Avanti club?
Also of note this year, the Corvette Hi Performance meet is now a primarily Sunday (Feb 11) event, with Saturday (Feb 10) set up and an early evening public opening. I would assume the display car(s) would need to be in place sometime early Saturday, and be removed Sunday afternoon. More info can be found at this website.
I realize the club is tentatively having a display at the Early Bird meet, but this couldn't hurt either, as the Corvette meet attracts a different type of clientele. If anyone is interested, please give myself or Laurel a call. At the very least, a display sign and flyers would be easy to have out at my booth. If we had some... hint, hint
Rick Berry (253) 709-5616
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