Hamilton SDC Monthly Meeting
March 19, 2017
Warplane Heritage Museum
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1966 4 Door Cruiser
This car would be
representative of the first to come off the line at the Hamilton plant in
This is the last Studebaker
produced at the Hamilton Plant. It was painted Timberline Turquoise and came off the line on March 17, 1966.
Currently, this car has been restored and is on display at the Studebaker
National Museum in South Bend Indiana.
Our chapter sponsors this vehicle each year.
Welcome to the
Hamilton Chapter website. The Hamilton Chapter, located in Hamilton, Ontario,
home of Studebaker Canada, received its charter from the Studebaker Drivers
Club Inc. in 1988. There are currently over 60 family members in our chapter.
We meet once a month on the third Sunday, 10 a.m., at the Canadian Warplane
Heritage Museum located at the Hamilton airport. During the summer months we
meet at various members' homes on the third Monday of the month which makes
for a nice informal get together. Our club publishes a bi-monthly newsletter
The Bullet-Tin, which reflects our members, their Studebakers, our
activities, SDC information and events. It
provides a great link for those members who live away from the Hamilton area
and who seldom are able to attend club functions or meetings. Our
chapter is very social and we endeavour to have fun activities throughout the
year. We have cruises to other automotive related meets, go on various tours,
or sometimes just cruise to a park for a picnic. We organize five or six
chapter events each year, some of which tie in with other chapters in Canada
and the U. S. In September, there is an annual
members' BBQ with lots of Studebakers as well as other guests in attendance,
also hosted at a member's home.
club has quite a few Studebakers which are being restored by our members,
most of whom already have one that they are driving and enjoying. A look at
our members' cars listed in the sidebar will illustrate just how many
beautiful vehicles our club members currently own. In addition, a number of our members who have restoration
and mechanical skills assist, and give advice to other members when
requested. Once or twice a year we have tech sessions to help our
members understand various components of the automobile and how they work.
Something else that is very beneficial to us is that we still have club
members who worked at Studebaker Canada. This
brings a great wealth of knowledge and a historical perspective of the
Studebaker automobile to our club.
Hamilton Chapter's mission is to promote good fellowship within our chapter,
to preserve and maintain the Studebaker name, its history and the vehicles
that they produced. We also endeavour to promote our club and the Studebaker
Drivers Club whenever we have the opportunity to do so.
In 2016, our club with the support
of Ontario Chapter SDC, the Canadian Avanti Owner's Assocation, the Studebaker
National Museum, and the Studebaker Drivers Club dedicated a plaque to
commemorate the Studebaker production facility in Hamilton. The plaque is
installed at the corner of Wentworth St. and Mars Ave. in a parkette adjacent
to the former Studebaker plant. It is 24 inches by 36 inches and faces what is
now going to be the Freeman Industrial Park. The Hamilton Chapter has applied
to have a street within this facility named after Studebaker. When the
industrial park is completed, one of the streets will be named "Studebaker
Place". In the History of Studebaker In Canada, you will be able to see a copy
of the plaque.
Studebaker is not a prerequisite of becoming a member of the Hamilton
Chapter, however, membership in the Studebaker Drivers Club Inc. is. If
you have any questions or wish more information, please get in touch with us.
In closing, we hope that you will enjoy your "cruise" through our
site and that you will find it informative and interesting.
Hamilton Chapter SDC
12/03/2017 12:45:36 PM
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