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In 2002, AOAI member Steve Cabella's 1963 Studebaker Avanti was loaded on a ship at San Francisco and shipped to Tokyo, Japan (via Hawaii) for an exhibition sponsored by the Raymond Loewy Foundation.......True?

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Well, there was a Raymond Loewy exhibit in Tokyo in 2002 sponsored by the Japanese Raymond Loewy Foundation, and Steve Cabella's 1963 Studebaker Avanti was displayed there.

So, if this trivia question is not 'true', there must be something incorrect regarding how the car was shipped to Japan.......either not on a ship, or not originating from San Francisco, or didn't stop in Hawaii.

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3 hours ago, r1lark said:

Well, there was a Raymond Loewy exhibit in Tokyo in 2002 sponsored by the Japanese Raymond Loewy Foundation, and Steve Cabella's 1963 Studebaker Avanti was displayed there.

So, if this trivia question is not 'true', there must be something incorrect regarding how the car was shipped to Japan.......either not on a ship, or not originating from San Francisco, or didn't stop in Hawaii.

Paul really is quite the Sherlock Holmes!:)    Well done!...........(In 2002, Steve's Avanti was shipped via cargo plane to Japan.)

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And coming back to San Francisco a couple months later was by cargo ship.    It was flown to Tokyo in October 2002 because of a dock workers strike on the west coast of the U.S., and the backlog of outgoing shipping would not have got the Avanti to Tokyo on time if not flown there.

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