It’s monsoon season in Tucson and hence we are in a drought as far as car shows go. So today was a great day – clear blue skies, with thunder storm beginning to pop up over the mountains (yes we have mountains in Az).
My son is a photographer and I’m a want too be. So wanting to de-stress for a day I choose to check in with him and see if he had time to drag the old man around for a photo shoot. He often takes a weekend day and tools around with his camera, which is fun and with no specific agenda, just what the doctor ordered.
I picked him up and we headed to a park, that normally has an abundance of water. Yes we have lakes in Arizona (although many are man-made or at least get a lot of help from managed care). This place normally is home to fish, turtles and various water fowl (YES we have ducks here too!!!).
As we approached the entrance a car turned out of the park and I didn’t immediately recognize and as we entered the park a see a 1920’s 4 door sedan, looking mostly original. I was still not sure the maker. As we entered the park and drove the round to the parking in back I spotted a rare hawk and it’s companion.
Just our luck, during the Arizona car show drought season, we ran into the tail-end of a local Studebaker Club breakfast!!!! And just my luck – only two cars were left, out of the 30 that showed up earlier and I missed maybe one of the oldest Studebakers I may every see in person. A 1933 Sedan!!!
I got to speak to one of the members and inquired as to how many were in their club. He believed that there were 30-40 with a total of just under 1oo exampled of the Studebaker legacy. He himself owned these two car plus two more.
We’ll take a closer look at these two cars in the next couple posts.
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