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January 13, 2013
Sunday @ 2:00pm

Buzz & Ned's Real Barbeque
8205 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294

(L-R) Mike Welch, Fred & Margie Meiners, Debbie Jett, Linwood & Maze Melton, Betsy & Preston Young, Martin Pajka, Frank Drumheller
(L-R) Betsy Young, Mike Welch, Herman Gantt, Martin Pajka, Preston Young, Linwood Melton
(L-R) Frank Drumheller, Lee Harrison, Debbie Welch
(L-R) Maze Melton, Betsy Young, Margie Meiners
(L-R) Maze Melton, Betsy Young, Margie Meiners, Frank Drumheller, Lee Harrison, Fred Meiners (behind Fred are Mike Welch, Martin Pajka and Herman Gantt, Linwood Melton is in the foreground)
Frank Drumheller brought his collection of Studebaker dealer "Inside Facts" data books for presentation to the group.
Frank discussing his collection
Frank''s collection is complete from 1937 to 1966 with  the exception of the very rare 1956 data book.
Here is a page from the 1963 data book describing the GT Hawk
Maze & Linwood Melton's 1963 Studebaker Avanti
Mike & Debbie Welch with their 1941  Studebaker
Jessica Jett(guest) driving Debbie & Jim Jett's 1962 GT Hawk
Herman Gantt's 1953 Studebaker
Lee Harrison's 1964 Studebaker Lark Daytona convertible
(L-R) (F) Martin Pajka, Fred &  Margie Meiners, Betsy Young, Bruce Grosvenor
(R) Debbie Jett, Mike Welch, Herman Gantt, Becky & Lee Harrison, Maze & Linwood Melton, Preston Young
Entering Quaker Steak under Corvette suspended from ceiling.
Group getting ready for lunch.
Margie & Fred Meiners 1964 Studebaker Avanti R2.
Margie & Fred Meiners 1964 Studebaker Avanti R2.
The Meiners 1964 Studebaker Avanti R2 engine compartment.
Looking at the interior of the 1964 Studebaker Avanti R2.
Herman Gants 1953 Studebaker Custom, Becky & Lee Harrison 1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona convertible, Betsy & Preston Young 1965 Studebaker Cruiser.
Maze & Linwood Melton 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2, Debbie & Jim Jett 1963 Studebaker GT Hawk R1.
Mike Welch 1941 Studebaker custom.
Another view of members Studebakers.
Another view of members Studebakers.
1964 Studebaker Avanti R2.
March 10, 2013
Sunday @ 2:00pm

Quaker Steak & Lube
8000 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294

May 5, 2013
Sunday @ 2:00pm

Kanawha Canal Cruise 
Intersection of 14th and Dock streets on Virginia Street 
Richmond, Virginia
(L-R) Fred Meiners, Linwood Melton, Marjie Meiners, Maze Melton, Betsy Young, Debbie Jett, Jim Jett, Jessica Jett (guest), Preston Young
Debbie & Jim Jett's 1962 Studebaker GT Hawk, Maze & Linwood Melton's 1963 Avanti R-2.  Behind the Studebakers  are Debbie Jett, Preston Young, Maze Melton, Betsy Young and Linwood Melton.
Kanawha Canal Cruise site at 139 Virginia Street, Richmond, Virginia
One of the canal cruise boats.
View looking west of canal.
Canal locks were canal boats were raised to the turning basin.
Canal locks were canal boats were raised to the turning basin.
Waiting for the start of the cruise.
On the boat and ready to go.
View of the canal looking east as we depart.
Traveling west on the canal.
Granite in building wall is the original canal wall.
Approaching the James River Flood wall.
Canadian Geese families at home in the canal.
Snapping Turtle enjoying the warmth of the afternoon.
The old 'Lucky Strike" smoke stack on Tobacco Row viewed from canal.
Old railroad bridge crossing canal.
The top of the Confederate Soldiers',Sailors' Monument in Libby Hill Park as seen from the canal.
View east of Downtown Richmond from canal looking west.
Old canal dock on Tobacco Row.
View of the only triple railroad crossing in the world from the canal.
Here is a picture of the Triple Crossing taken in 1926.
Model of canal locks that were used to raise the canal boats up to and down from the turning basin.
The group at Bottom's Up Pizza.
(L-R) Marjie Meiners, Betsy & Preston Young, Jessica Jett (guest), Daniel Tingler (guest).
Group at Bottom's Up Pizza.
(L-R)Debbie Jett, Linwood & Maze Melton, Fred & Marjie Meiners.
Studebakers by the canal walk.
Mike Welch with his grandson's Rocco and Jake
(L-R) Lee Harrison, Preston & Betsy Young, Maze & Linwood Melton
(L-R) Marjorie & Fred Meiners, Brian & Joan Dahl (guest)
(L-R) Bruce Grosvenor, Ted Johnson, Lee Harrison, Preston Young
Eric & Kim Branch (guest)
(L-R) Jim Beadle, Rocco and Jake  (Mike's grandsons), Mike Welch,  Marjorie & Fred Meiners, Kim & Eric Branch (guest)
Dan Gori and Bruce Grosvenor listen as Preston Young conducts the meeting
Jim Beadle's 1953 Studebaker 2R pickup, Kim & Eric Branch's (guest) 1950 Studebaker 2R pickup,
(L-R) Maze & Linwood Melton's 1963 R-2 Studebaker Avanti, Bruce Grosvenor's 1959 Studebaker Lark, Mike Welch's 1941 Studebaker custom, Joan & Brian  Dahl's (guest) 1957 Studebaker 3E14 Transtar 1 ton pickup
Joan & Brian Dahl (guest) 1957 Studebaker 3E14 Transtar 1 ton pickup
Mike Welch's 1941 Studebaker custom
Bruce Grosvenor's 1959 Studebaker Lark
Maze & Linwood Melton's 1963 Studebaker R-2 Avanti
Kim & Eric Branch's  1950 Studebaker 2R pickup
Jim Beadle's 1953 Studebaker 2R pickup
Brian Dahl and  Kim Branch discussing  Brian's 1957 Studebaker pickup
Group checking out Kim & Eric Branch's 1950 Studebaker 2R pickup
(L-R) Ted Johnson, Joan & Brian Dahl (guest), Jake & Rocco (Mike's grandsons), Mike Welch, Eric Branch (guest), Bruce Grosvenor, Lee Harrison, Maze & Linwood Melton, Marjorie Meiners (behind Linwood), Betsy Young, Kim Branch (guest), Dan Gori, Preston Young, Jim Beadle, Fred Meiners
July 14, 2013
Sunday @ 2:00pm

​River City Diner
The Shoppes at Bellgrade
11430 West Huguenot Road
Midlothian, Virginia 23113
Studebaker Line-up
Studebaker Line-up
Preston Young enjoying the great Hamburgers!
Becky Harrison "flipping" the burgers
(L-R) Debbie Jett, Marjie & Fred Meiners, Wayne Barricks, Sandra Turner, Lee Harrison, Preston Young, Becky Harrison
(L-R) Marjie & Fred Meiners, Wayne 
Barricks, Sandra Turner, Lee Harrison, Linwood & Maze Melton, Patty & Ted Johnson
(L-R) Ted Johnson, Preston Young, Becky Harrison
(L-R) Debbie Jett, Marjie & Fred Meiners, Wayne Barricks, Sandra Turner, Linwood & Maze Melton, Patty & Ted Johnson
Becky & Lee Harrison, 1962 Studebaker Lark Daytona Convertible
Becky & Lee Harrison, 1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona Convertible
Becky & Lee Harrison, 1964 Studebaker Lark Daytona Convertible
Becky & Lee Harrison, 1962 Studebaker GT Hawk
Debbie & Jim Jett, 1962 Studebaker GT Hawk
Patty & Ted Johnson, 1962 Studebaker GT Hawk
Maze & Linwood Melton, 1963 Studebaker Avanti R-2
Fred Meiners & Preston Young examine Lee's 1963 Lark
Lee Harrison & Ted Johnson discuss Lee's 1962 GT Hawk while Fred Meiners & Preston Young examine the 1963 Lark
Ted Johnson shows Custis Harrison  (guest) his 1962 GT Hawk
Studebaker Line-up
Preston Young, Fred Meiners, Custis Harrison (guest) and Ted Johnson discuss Lee's 1967 Avanti II currently under restoration
Lee discussing the 1967 Avanti II with Linwood Melton, Preston Young and Fred Meiner
The group by the 1967 Avanti II
One of  Lee's "work-in-progress", a Lark convertible
One of Lee's "work-in-progress", a Lark convertible

September 8, 2013
Sunday @ 2:00pm

Cookout and Garage Tour
Lee & Becky Harrison,
21481 Rocky Ford Rd
Jetersville, VA 23083
Amelia County

September 14, 2013
Sunday @ 2:00pm

International Drive Your Studebaker Day
Joint Meet: Southwest Virginia Chapter

​Poplar Forest
Thomas Jefferson's Country Home
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, Virginia 24551
Ready for the drive to Poplar Forest, (L-R) Lee Harrison 1964 Studebaker Lark Daytona Convertible, Maze & Linwood Melton 1963 Studebaker Avanit R-2, Debbie & Jim Jett 1963 Studebaker GT Hawk R-1
Traveling west on US 460
Don Jones & Diana Davis took the lead in Concord, Virginia, in their 1963 Studebaker GT Hawk
Studebaker drivers from the Lynchburg Virginia area joined the group at Poplar Forest
Dave Barnes, 1949 Studebaker Champion, Dave & Claude Williams, 1941 Studebaker Champion, and Claude Williams, 1931 Studebaker Roadster
Another view of the 1941 Studebaker Champion and the 1931 Studebaker Roadster
James Marshall, 1952 Studebaker 2R Pickup
Lee Harrison, 1964 Studebaker Lark Daytona Convertible (CVC)
Maze & Linwood Melton, 1963 Studebaker Avanti R-2 (CVC)
Debbie & Jim Jett, 1963 Studebaker GT Hawk R-1 (CVC)
Phil DeVos, 1965 Studebaker Daytona (SWVA)
Paul Howell, 1965 Studebaker Daytona (SWVA)
Willard Hamill, 1963 Studebaker Avanti R-3 (SWVA)
Elaine & Cecil Handy, 1963 Studebaker GT Hawk (SWVA)
Diana Davis & Don Jones, 1963 Studebaker GT Hawk (CVC)
One of the matching "Privies" on each side of the main house
Poplar Forest residence view showing the rear porch
Group gathering on the front porch to start the tour of the main house
"Offices" addition with "deck" on roof
Betsy Young, Betty Lamons (guest), Lee Harrison, Preston Young and Phil DeVos on the deck
The chimney for the fireplace in the kitchen
The other matching  "Privy" on the opposite side of the main house
The "Offices" addition
Poplar Forest main house view from the rear
First room in the addition
Opposite side of addition first room
Second room (kitchen) of addition
Sunken wine cellar on bottom floor of main house
Picture of Poplar Forest taken in 1955
Picture of Poplar Forest from 1937
The group arrive at Charley's Restaurant in Lynchburg, Virginia, after leaving Poplar Forest
At Charley's Restaurant: (L- Front around table) Cecil & Elaine Handy, Debbie Jett, Diana Davis, Don Jones, Paul M. Howell, Paul V. Howell, Betty Lamons,  Preston & Betsy Young, Maze & Linwood Melton, Phil DeVos and Willard Hamill
Willard Hamill's 1963 Studebaker Avanti R-3 engine compartment with air conditioning
Willard Hamill's 1963 Studebaker Avanti R-3 engine compartment with air conditioning
To make room for the air conditioning compressor, the battery on Willard Hamill's 1963 Avanti is moved to the trunk
The group at Poplar Forest on IDYSD: (L-R) Betsy Young Willard Hamill, Don Jones, Diana Davis, Lee Harrison, James Marshall, Maze Melton, Linwood Melton, Elaine Handy, Cecil Handy, Phil DeVos, Paul M. Howell, Paul V. Howell, Debbie Jett, Betty Lamons, Jim Jett
Upper Mississippi Valley Zone Meet, August 24, 2013
Click here to view pictures of the 2013 Upper Mississippi Valley Zone Meet

November 10, 2013
Sunday @ 2:00pm

Tour of Henricus Historic Park
251 Henricus Park Rd
Chester, VA 23836
Debbie Jett with her 1963 Studebaker GT Hawk R1
Darryl Terretta's 1960 Studebaker Hawk
Mike Welch's 1941 Studebaker Custom
Maze & Linwood Melton's 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2
Group gathering with Henricus guide
Entering the native village recreation
Marjorie Meiners and Darryl Terratta listen as an interpreter discusses native living conditions.
Interior of native shelter
Interior of native shelter
The Powhatan native village
Our guide tells the group of the early tobacco farming at Henricus
Representation of English settlers house at Henricus
Interior of English settlers house
Tobacco crop
Representation of Henricus Fortifications
Blacksmiths shop
Henricus cannon in blacksmith's shop
Interpreter shows woodwork shop at Henricus
A demonstration of 17th century carpentry skill by our interpreter in the use of the Draw Knife
Mike Welch's grandson Jake takes a turn using the Draw Knife.
Tobacco curing in the barn
Upscale living at Henricus
Interior view
Interior view
Rocke Hall, home and school of Pocahontas from late 1613 to 1614, when she married John Rolfe
Interior view
Interior view
Interior view
Mount McLado, 1st English hospital, 1614
Interior view
Civil War burial pit
Henricus cannon
Henricus cannon
At Denny's for dinner
(L-R) Debbie Jett, Our Henricus Guide, Alexis & Darryl Terretta, Mike Welch with grandsons Rocko and Jake, Linwood Melton, Martin Pajka, Maze Melton, Marjorie & Fred Meiners