The club was formed in 1967 to preserve and foster the ownership of all models and products of the Studebaker marque. Membership is around 500 with affiliated clubs throughout Australia. The club itself is affiliated with the Studebaker Drivers Club Of U.S.A. which has a membership in excess of 12,000. Interchange of information and the buying power of such a large group enables reproduction of reasonably priced parts both for restoration and maintenance. Parts availability is excellent. The club meets on the third Monday of each month at the Coatesville Bowling Club, Mackie Rd, Bentleigh East, commencing at 8:00pm till approximately 10:30 pm. Social outings are arranged on a regular basis and include picnics, observation runs, scenic drives, economy runs, picture nights, weekends away, an annual Concours d' Elegance, and a bi-annual National Convention. Being a family club, children of all ages are generally catered for.
THE STUDEBAKER CAR CLUB OF AUSTRALIA
STUDEBAKER CAR CLUB OF AUSTRALIA
46th CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE
SHOW N’ SHINE
SATURDAY15th OCTOBER 2016
ORIGINAL V’S MODIFIED/CUSTOM
Concours d’Elegance refers to the Judging of the Standard of an Automobile, in its Original, or Restored to Authentic, Condition. The general rule being that the vehicle is presented in as good, if not better condition, than when it left the factory floor.
In other words, no modifications other than original equipment, after market equipment and or accessories, that were available from Studebaker Corporation, suitable for that model and year of vehicle.
The difficulty today, and in the future, is that of availability of authentic parts, cost, safety and, to a lesser degree, preference. In addition to this, there are no experienced members, within the club, who have the knowledge to determine what is right for the particular model/make of vehicle. On this basis, we must determine what is acceptable for originality and what is not.
The following rules are therefore applicable to this concourse.
(Vehicles go into Custom/Modified class):