1st inaugural meeting of the Ontario Chapter SDC
L to R Sandy (Don) Ross - Tourmaster, Rick Broomer - Secretary, Gerry Revell - President, Bob Shapton - Vice-President, Lloyd Crowdis - Studebanner Editor
It all started back in 1972 when the 1st official meeting of the Ontario Chapter SDC took place in September 1972 at the Bramalea Lions Club located in
Brampton, Ontario. The Ontario Chapter started off with 16 members in 1972 mainly situated in the Greater Toronto Area growing up to over
150 members in 2005 and presently has 86 members in Ontario. Many Studebaker Enthusiasts have come and
gone over the last 50 years but they all had many things in common, a deep passion for classic cars and in particular Studebaker
which was the oldest manufacturer of Transportation vehicles in the world when the factory doors closed back in March 1966.
Many Studebaker "Diehards" have also remained to this day as members to continue their sometimes lifelong infatuation with all things Studebaker.
Many members aren't sure where the old car hobby will go in the next 20 years with many many of the original members passing on as the
latest generation seems to be more interested in Social Media Platforms which watching the world moving towards Electric self-driving cars.
One thing I do know the current Ontario SDC Members will continue to drive their classic Studebakers the old fashioned way "petal to the metal"
and enjoying the thrill of driving a classic car down country roads.
Yours in Studebaker Cruising
Ontario Chapter SDC
Ontario Chapter SDC 50th Anniversary Celebration
This event was held on 29-31 July 2022 in Napanee, Ontario. On the 30th of July the car show was held at the
Strathcona Paper Centre from 10 am - 4pm. 42 Studebaker, Avanti & Packard Cars and trucks were on display to
help celebrate our 50th anniversary. Over 70 persons attended the awards Banquet and the event was enjoyed
by all who attended. Many thanks goes out to all of our members, Chapter Committee, Volunteers, and sponsors
who worked to make this a very successful event. The award winners can be found under Car show awards
Ontario Chapter SDC - 50th Anniversary Links
Last updated 23 Aug 2022