Studebaker Drivers Club was founded on August 6, 1962 by
the late Harry Barnes along with Norah Barnes, Tony
Caralla, Harold E. Kraft, Arthur J. McIntyre, Ronald L.
Nelson & Robert E. Schaffrath.
purpose of the Studebaker Drivers Club (SDC) was, and
continues to be, to honor the Studebaker automobile and
all of the Studebaker-related products. The SDC sponsors
an annual International Meet where Studebaker owners
from across North America bring their Studebakers and
families for a week of fun, showing their vehicles,
sharing information and memories, and even participate
in concours judging. The SDC International Meets are
hosted by a local SDC chapter and held in various
addition, the SDC is organized into several zones, each
zone having an annual Zone Meet that attracts
Studebakers from across their area and beyond . Like the
International Meet, all Zone Meets offer a number of
activities, as well as a "display only" and concours
judged car show.
the US, Canada, and around the world, there are more
than 100 chartered SDC local chapters. Each local
chapter conducts a broad variety of events throughout
the the year, ranging from cruises to car shows and
to poker runs. Membership in the Studebaker
Drivers Club is a prerequisite for joining a local
chapter. Most SDC members are also members of at least
one local chapter.
the local chapter
Studebaker Drivers Club,
bought the Speedster in 2005. We have a very strong
chapter with about 90 families representing about 300
Studebakers (I'm one of the few who have only one
classic car - mostly because my dear wife says we have
no room for more vehicles - and, of course she is
correct, but that does not stop me from blaming her
!!). Most of the members' cars are "drivers" - remember
we are the Studebaker Drivers Club, as opposed to
having a bunch of "trailer queens" (cars trailered to
meets and hardly driven).