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« on: August 25, 2011, 04:52:49 PM »

I am looking for some one who follows the '53-'54 Studebakers at the salt. I want to see who has the fastest mile time at the end of the season.

I think Bob Druey has the fast time now. Trying to pick the Studebakers from the entry list is difficult at best.

Anyone want to take on the task? I'll keep a running document from your input.

Thanks in advance,
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 05:26:00 PM »

Well, may not be the fastest, but Gary Hart holds the AA/BGALT record in a '53 Stude at something around 240mph.
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 07:07:17 PM »

Trying to pick the Studebakers from the entry list is difficult at best.

Dan, that's a point I've always found frustrating when reviewing records for cars on the salt.  The bike guys list the make of the bike, or at least the engine, whereas the car guys list only the team and driver. 

I'm curious as to what the precedent is for this, and why, at least in the case of production based cars, the manufacturer isn't listed.
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 07:15:08 PM »

I too am interested in DW's list,,, but not sure why Huh   cheers



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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 07:21:20 PM »

I too am interested in DW's list,,, but not sure why Huh   

Charles, the only thing wrong with your car is that it's too clean - no dirt, no salt . . . Way past time to fix that oversight.  cheers
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2011, 09:45:59 PM »

No doubt for the Courtney Hizer award.  I hope Bob wins it...
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2011, 09:49:36 PM »

  Gary Hart (twin turbo)and Hooley(blown small block) have both run in the high 240's, but not this year.
  I spoke to Hooley at Speedweek but am not sure when he is going to run again.
  Gary sold his car to someone in the Redding,Ca. area.
  Bruce Geisler (With Don Stringfellow Sr. driving) went 242 in the late 80's with a Gale Banks twin turbo small block.
  I ran 238 at Speedweek 2010 on alcohol (normally aspirated BBC) and 232 last tuesday which I think would have been around 240 if I could have hooked up.
  My plan was to see how close I could get to Gary Spencer's 250.5 record on alcohol and then work my way up from 15% at 5% increment's until I got to visit Dan, or heaven, and Dan has beer.
  Unfortunatly, I spent seven of my eight day's trying to find and install a new truck motor.
  To the best of my knowledge, the three fastest stock bodied Studes would be Gary Hart, Bruce Geisler, and myself................................  Bob
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2011, 09:55:38 PM »

Gord Driedger in the beautiful blue 53 ran .8 off the 156 record in his XF class........ not the fastest , not the ugliest either...by a long shot. No doubt he'll post here and give a bit better fine detail, great team, great guys..........Gord-geous car.

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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2011, 10:11:06 PM »

Gord Driedger in the beautiful blue 53 ran .8 off the 156 record in his XF class........ not the fastest , not the ugliest either...by a long shot. No doubt he'll post here and give a bit better fine detail, great team, great guys..........Gord-geous car.



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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2011, 10:18:35 PM »

I need the 2011 fastest Studebaker mile only. And Stainless is correct.

Keep the info coming. The World of Speed and World Finals are included.

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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2011, 11:30:45 PM »

  Gord's car is really well thought out and nicely done.
  I believe that the gentleman who built it died before he had a chance to run it which is a real shame.
  I also forgot to mention the beutiful ex Terry Hunt "Guam Bomb"(normally aspirated SBC) who ran in the high 220's and possibly the low 230's a few years back.
  Terry's car is the best engineered Stude I have ever seen, with Gord's a close second.
  Hooley's is the swoopiest of the present comp coupe Stude's in my opinion but there were some pretty cool ones back in the 60's including Belmont Sanchez, The Burkland's wild Stude, the Thompson coupe with what appears to be about a one foot chop, The Edmond's coupe, Joe Pisano's car and of course Bruce Geisler's car which ran from the 60's until three or four year's ago, and with very little work could run at any time.  It belong's in the Peterson Museum on permanent display with cars like Mickey Thompson's Challenger and the like.  A remarkable car and a remarkable man like Bruce should be stuffed (Like Trigger) and displayed  for future generations..................... grin  
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2011, 12:08:44 AM »

Bob,

You digress.

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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2011, 05:07:18 AM »

An interesting question especially for those stuck on Studebakers and with a little curve on your question, it seems to be Charles timed at 177-mph for the 1-mile at Maxton.

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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2011, 07:03:00 AM »

I still have it with Bob's 232.679, but I think it is still an open question depending on the next 2 meets.  How fast did the Avanti go?  The award is for fastest Studebaker in a timed mile if I remember correctly.
 


Bob, sorry I didn't get over to help with the truck, we were burried in our own muck most of the week. Didn't get a clean run until Thursday afternoon.  Thought you were planning more than your usual 1  rolleyes
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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2011, 09:59:06 AM »

To the best of my historical findings Woodward and Bolitho had the fastest one way pass with a stock bodied stude at 253 in the late 80's with a 300 blown hemi on fuel. Doug Cook was tuning it then. Neil Thompson has the fastest stude based vehicle that ran in the very high 200's.
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