Welcome to the Central Virginia Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club Web Site.
President: Jim Jett
Vice President: Preston Young
Treasurer: Betsy Young
Editor: Jim Jett
Studebaker-Packard Astral (1957)
If you Google “wishful thinking,” you’re likely to come up with this 1957 futuristic fantasy of a car. The Astral may well have inspired George Jetson’s car. It balanced on one wheel thanks to a “gyroscopic balancing mechanism,” and could hover to cross water.
Forget going electric: the Astral was designed to be atomic-powered. It even featured a “protective curtain of energy” to keep everyone safe. Not surprisingly, it was never built.
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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"..
Central Virginia Chapter ~ Richmond, VA 23225 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org