I am still flying from my day yesterday. Again, I would like to publicly thank Chuck for being so gracious to Kathy and I.
We got to see two very impressive Studebakers in one day.
I want to encourage each of you to be sure and make it a point to see Chuck's beautiful R3 if your ever in the area.
Now for the Burke car update.
I am going to try to post a slide show link on this post for all to see.
The pictures do not do the car justice but you will get the idea.
I could have spent all day looking at all the details of this car.
While it is not up to today's standards for a clean build the car is very well built and engineered.
Obviously if in 1979 it averaged over 220 at Bonneville.
The car is in remarkably good shape considering it's 36 years (1963 to 1997 according to the stickers) of service in Bonneville racing.
I couldn't help but be in awe of the car.
I have seen many articles over the course of my life that were written about this car and it's accomplishments.
So you have to know that I am both honored and consider it a priviledge to be offered the chance to restore this car to it's true purpose and glory.
This car deserves to be reunited with the salt.
So now the task of putting together a plan and a program to make this dream come true.
I would like to take this opportunity to ask my fellow Studebaker racers if they would like to be a part of this great undertaking.
As I see it there is a car, a trailer, an engine and a lot of work to be done.
While I am confident that I can get the manpower needed to do the work there is a long list of things that will be needed to make this dream a reality.
So please consider the project and if you feel that you want to have a part in it, (lending parts or ?) let me know.
You can send me a message and I will get back to you.
If you wish to talk to me in person just leave your contact information in your message.
So barring a screw up here are the pictures from yesterday.
Enjoy and remember drool on the key board can cause a short circuit and possibly ruin your computer.
Just click on the picture and sit back and enjoy. There are 45 pictures total.
Silver Hawk Dan
Grew up Studebaker. Drag raced successfully in Southern California. Flew down the salt in the Burke Avanti in 2010 at 159 mph as the Bucket List Dream Avanti. Now part of the Dutch Treat Racing Team, Super Lark driver/team member.