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« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2011, 02:04:08 PM »

Yes, the reason I started this thread is Stainless' guess in reply #5. I can never understand how these things get so far off track.

Anyway, Bob Drury did set the fast mile time for a '53/'54 Studebaker at 229. This makes him the first recipient of the Courtney Hizer Memorial. It was Courtney's wish that a perpetual award be given to the fast Studebaker. His lovely wife, Villa, has taken up the challenge and has funded a plaque to be awarded each year.

I exchanged emails with Bob and Villa and it turns out that they are known to each other and Villa is very pleased that Bob is the first. Bob is shy about blowing his own horn so it fell on me to make this announcement. One more thing - 'One Run Bob' wanted me to mention that he is good looking as well as fast.

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« Reply #46 on: October 13, 2011, 02:32:29 PM »

  As I told Dan in a email last night, I am honored to win this award but also very humbled by it.
  I am proud to have known Courtney and first met him when he was partners on the Geisler Vail and Hizer Studebaker fifteen years ago.
  For those of you who never had the chance to meet him, well lets just say that Courtney was a old school southern gentleman and a one of a kind personality.
  Courtney never met a racer that he didn't like and if he really liked you would share one of his "high dollar" cigars with you.  I am proud to say I recieved two.
  I know a few of you also shared a pretty stout coctail or two with him and enjoyed the stories of his involvement with the Buick Grand National motor program.
  Back to the award (which I won by default, not by earning) I would like to share it with every Studebaker driver from Belmont Sanchez to the present for keeping the Bourke/Loewy Studebaker the best looking car's on the salt since 1953.
  Next year I hope to earn the award and be the first unblown Studebaker to run over 250.
  You can bet that Courtneys name will be on my car..............
                                                 Thanks again to Villa Hizer
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« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2011, 02:52:24 PM »

Bob, congrats for the cool award, Courtney was a real racer and liked everyone. We will miss him for sure. RIP Mr.Hizer.
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« Reply #48 on: October 13, 2011, 03:09:37 PM »

Congratulations, Bob.   I'm sure Courtney had guys like you in mind when he created the award.

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« Reply #49 on: October 13, 2011, 06:21:35 PM »

Congratulations.  cheers
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« Reply #50 on: October 13, 2011, 09:05:26 PM »

 cheers Congratulation Bob on your award!!
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« Reply #51 on: October 13, 2011, 10:17:10 PM »

Bob, you earned the first C. Hizer award, it is for the fastest Stude timed mile for the year, that was you.  It is good to see you made your  run for the year count! 
CONGRATULATIONS Bob
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« Reply #52 on: October 13, 2011, 10:17:29 PM »

Bob, congratulations...

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« Reply #53 on: October 14, 2011, 12:21:15 AM »

Congrats Bob!
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« Reply #54 on: October 14, 2011, 12:29:55 AM »

Good show Bob D., congratulations. Sometimes all the hard work and persistence pays off. cheers cheers cheers

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« Reply #55 on: May 11, 2012, 07:43:55 AM »

This is a little late , I just found this thread. 

 Congrats Bob what an award to recieve. I wish I could have known Courtney, he sounds like someone you were proud to know.
Bob,
        We still need to make some time and set down and visit. I am planning on being at Speed Week 2012 with Norris Anderson's Studebaker Pick up. He has made some changes to go a little faster.  Let's try to find some time then.

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« Reply #56 on: May 11, 2012, 01:32:07 PM »

Better late than never - Congats Bob! Awesome award and something to aspire to.  cheers
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« Reply #57 on: May 12, 2012, 12:31:55 AM »

Congratulations Bob, you make us Studebaker racers look good!!  cheers
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« Reply #58 on: May 12, 2012, 08:40:56 AM »

Congratulations Bob, you make us Studebaker racers look good!!  cheers

Well of course he does .... anytime I want to look handsome I just stand next to Bob  rolleyes
 cheers

Sounds like the Studes are gonna need to have their "fast" on this year to claim the trophy.
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« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2012, 01:30:55 PM »

Way to go, Bob. I hope you make it to 250 mph, and keep making all of us oldtimers happy about the Studebakers on the salt. I hope you are having as much fun with your Stude as I did with mine.
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