The Studebaker Drivers Club

 
Indianapolis Chapter
We hold monthly meetings that revolve mostly around showing off our cars, planning outings and FOOD. Our meetings have been at individual members' homes, restaurants and museums or other places of interest, etc.   We have elected officers (I was secretary for several years before too much travel got in the way), a great newsletter and even an Activities Director. We typically gift about 10% of our treasury annually to the Studebaker Museum in South Bend.  
 
I am proud to be a member of the Indy Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club !!
 
 
 
 
 
The 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.

The 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 locations.

In 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.

Across 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 picnics 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.

I joined the local chapter of The Studebaker Drivers Club, The Indianapolis Chapter, after I 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).

 
 

Links to The World of Studebakers

The Studebaker Drivers Club   The Studebaker National Museum
Studebaker National Foundation   The Antique Studebaker Club
Studebaker Classics   Avanti Owners Association International
Studebaker History   The Studebaker WebRing
Studebaker 100   Studebaker Family
Studebaker International