Welcome to the Central Virginia Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club Web Site.
President: Jim Jett
Vice President: Lee Harrison
Treasurer: George Marshall
Editor: Jim Jett
Restored One Off 1947 Studebaker "Woody Wagon"
Studebaker had apparently come close to putting the woodie into production, going so far as to supply photos to LIFE magazine for its 1947 model year sneak-peek. LIFE wrote that a postwar “lumber scarcity” held up production, but that it would indeed appear on dealers’ lots once the shortage ended. Studebaker Drivers Club sources note that the woodie, designed by Virgil Exner and based on a Champion chassis, but dolled up to resemble a Commander, would have cost too much in tooling to put into production. Whatever the reason, Studebaker officials never approved it. Instead, they let a sales rep drive it to Studebaker dealerships throughout the country before they sent the woodie to the woods in the mid-Fifties.
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Central Virginia Chapter SDC is in the Atlantic Zone of The Studebaker Drivers Club and most of our members live in the central Virginia area within a 50 mile radius of Richmond, Virginia. Our website provides information about events related to the Studebaker club in our area as well as links to Studebaker related resources and classified ads. Please enjoy the site and feel free to leave comments by clicking "Contact Us"..
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