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  1. The seminars I attended were great; John Hull's, Alice Preston's, and Andy Beckman's on the Wednesday. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend Jim Pepper's presentation on the Bonneville cars that evening as I had to head for home and be at work on Saturday. Some of the information was new to me. Agree with others, there could have been a few more cars on display, and a proper swap meet, but it was great just to see everyone again after 3 years from not being able to travel anywhere. This meet was not the main point of my trip, therefore, I won't complain about any distance traveled. Craig
  2. Apparently, it was sketched on a still-folded napkin while he was in a coffee shop. Craig
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    Unique Avanti!

    Is that the same style of wheel in John Hora's Avanti #9? (Photo of steering wheel here: https://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/forum/your-studebaker-forum/general-studebaker-specific-discussion/32366-granatelli-takes-3-avantis-to-bonneville/page2?31561-Granatelli-takes-3-Avantis-to-Bonneville-(-)=&highlight=granatelli ) Craig
  4. I thought it was the '1964' prototype car with the thicker seats (and Claret interior?), which was painted Avanti Maroon, and eventually assigned P6436 as a production paint code. Craig
  5. I will say 30; taking into account its the only way to open the trunk without, a) taking 'emergency action' of being an acrobat and having to crawl through the back seat area to do it, and b) the event of someone forcing the trunk closed on top of luggage stacked too high with the result of undue pressure on the latch assembly. Craig
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    Avanti Window!

    All the window glass is unique to the Avanti, considering the Avanti was the first (and only) postwar Studebaker to have curved side glass. Only Chrysler and Ford had cars in production with curved side glass when the Avanti was introduced. Craig
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    Avanti Window!

    The Hawk vent window has a further degree of swing room, allowing it to open further. Craig
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    Avanti 63R1025

    Please keep us posted on your progress. We are hoping to have a number of 'significant' Avantis at MCACN this year, including the last (Studebaker) Avanti made. Craig
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    Avanti 63R1025

    We would love to see this car at MCACN (Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals) in Chicago this November. Craig
  10. That is one reason I don't participate on that Forum as much as I used to. When someone (usually new to the Forum) made an inquiry that was addressed and answered previously, I often copied & pasted the original post that provided an answer which was maybe done years ago. It also saved me from having to repeat myself. The Nazi moderator instantly locks it, considering its a 'necropost' because of its age, which becomes no longer relevant as its totally on topic and pertinent to the new poster's inquiry. Besides making the newcomer uncomfortable, it also discourages participation by long-time posters, and defeats what a major reason a Forum is for; a resource and sharing of information related to the product it represents. Craig
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