2011 WRSDC Spring Meeting EAA AirVenture Museum April 10

Our president Steve Kanter organized a very successful meet at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh on Sunday, April 10. In spite of a predicted thunderstorm, four Studebakers arrived: a 1949 Champion sedan belonging to Fred and Sue Bonacker, the '53 Commander Starliner with Don and Maureen Kueny, John Seiler and his red '62 GT Hawk, and your editor Claude Chmielewski's black '62 GT Hawk. Alas, along the way to Oshkosh Rick Rechek and Lynn Gloege had to park their '62 GT Hawk at a service station due to a radiator overheating problem. Fortunately, new member Eddie Knutson was there to give assistance.

Bill Van Alstyne and Jim Pepper spoke at the luncheon about their club events which will be detailed in later editions of the Spokesman. Rick proposed a fall color tour to two towns near Green Bay, Lark and Champion. How appropriate for our Studebakers to venture there!

Following lunch the 50 members that attended had an extensive tour of the museum, including a few antique radios that caught Steve's attention. He is a restorer and has quite a collection of them. The meet broke up about 2:30 and we were able to reach home ahead of a storm that brought damage not far from where we were.