Monday, 25 February 2019

Ex-'30s UK racing Studebaker to join our Show


On the weekend of the 16-17th February, our Event Director, Ken Warburton participated in the 43rd Berrima District Historic Vehicle Club Rally, during which he managed to catch up John and Jan Grant.

This magnificent Burgundy 1929 Studebaker President Eight
raced in the 1930s at Brooklands in the UK.

John & Jan Grant are the owners of this is wonderful vehicle in these photos. The vehicle is a 
Burgundy, 1929 Studebaker President Eight. (Rego BL 1212).

The Grants have personally assured Ken that they, and the car will be attending our Car Show on Sunday 14th April in Cronulla. 

Commencing as a coach-builder in 1852 - when Stuebaker manufactured their
last car in 1966, they had been in business for 114 years.

John informs us that this and other identical vehicles were raced at the famous Brooklands Motor Racing track in the UK. Brooklands was a 2.75-mile Motor racing circuit & aerodrome built near Weybridge in Surrey, England, United Kingdom, opened in 1907 featuring a 30ยบ banked track.

The Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit (or race track) was the brainchild of Hugh F. Lock King, & was the first purpose-built, banked Motor racing circuit in the world.

Studebakers were built by the Studebaker Brothers in
South Bend, Indiana

This car has the same strong engine that Studebaker raced at Indianapolis in the 1930s.

The President Eight, which was known for being spacious, stylish and powerful, was Studebaker's top-of-the-line model for 1929. Over 100 speed and endurance records, some which stood for more than thirty years, were set by the Studebaker President series.

How lucky we will be to have the pleasure of this exceedingly scarce vehicle being exhibited on the tiles of Cronulla Mall on Sunday April 14th for our 5th Annual Sylvanvale Pre-WWII Car Show.

Don’t miss out the chance to see this rare and historic beauty in person.

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