About The Studebaker Drivers Club and Studebaker History
The Studebaker Drivers Club was founded on August 6, 1962 by the late Harry Barnes along with Norah Barnes, Tony Caralla, Harold E. Kraft, Arthur J. McIntyre, Ronald L. Nelson & Robert E. Schaffrath.
The purpose of the Studebaker Drivers Club (SDC) was, and continues to be, to honor the Studebaker automobile and all of the Studebaker-related products. The SDC sponsors an annual International Meet where Studebaker owners from across North America bring their Studebakers and families for a week of fun, showing their vehicles, sharing information and memories, and even participate in concours judging. The SDC International Meets are hosted by a local SDC chapter and held in various locations. For more information on upcoming International Meets, CLICK HERE.
In addition, the SDC is organized into several zones, each zone having an annual Zone Meet that attracts Studebakers from across their area and beyond . Like the International Meet, all Zone Meets offer a number of activities, as well as a "display only" and concours judged car show. To look at the schedule for upcoming SDC Zone Meets, CLICK HERE.
Across the US, Canada, and around the world, there are more than 100 chartered SDC local chapters. Each local chapter conducts a broad variety of events throughout the the year, ranging from cruises to car shows and picnics to poker runs. Membership in the Studebaker Drivers Club is a prerequisite for joining a local chapter. Most SDC members are also members of at least one local chapter. To find and join a local chapter near you, CLICK HERE. To find an SDC chapter or Studebaker club outside of North America, CLICK HERE to go to the worldwide page.
You don't have to own a Studebaker in order to join the Studebaker Drivers Club, you just have to have an interest in them. Of course, if you own a Studebaker vehicle, whether factory stock or modified, you'll really benefit from an SDC membership, not the least of which is a subscription to our award-winning monthly magazine, Turning Wheels. For more on Turning Wheels, CLICK HERE.
We invite you join our more than 12,500 members around the world. You can join the SDC securely online 24/7. CLICK HERE for more membership information.
If you do not want to join online - go to the online membership page, print the application and mail it to:
SDC "MEMBER AREA"
The SDC On-Line Member Area
is a "Members Only" area provided by Cornerstone Registration
which allows SDC members to view and update their membership information,
address, and vehicle listing. Members can also renew their membership
and purchase products (pins and roster) in this area. (The purchasing
of pins and rosters in this area will be available in one week.)
Additionally, other "members only" links can be provided in
this area in the future.
In 1852, the
Studebaker Brothers started building horse drawn buggies, carriages and
wagons. Their wagons were a primary mode of transportation as the nation
migrated westward. Studebaker carriages were used by US Presidents, including
the carriage that took President and Mrs. Lincoln to the Ford Theater
on that fateful night. In 1902, Studebaker started building electric automobiles,
but soon went to gasoline power.
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