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, we have hosted a Fish Fry at
one of our memberís sonís catering business.
The Hamilton currently hosts a website which debuted in 2005 and
contains much information about our chapter and its role in both
Hamilton and the Studebaker community. We have also maintained a
Facebook page since 2015. This page gets many hits and lets our
chapter be known in the community.
Currently, our 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.
The 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 Association, 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". This street is located at Victoria Ave
and Studebaker Place and is the main street in this industrial
complex. In the History of Studebaker In Canada, you will be
able to see a copy of the plaque.
Owning a 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.
President, Hamilton Chapter SDC