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2015 FDCS

2015 Father's Day Car Show Feature Car Is Announced!

                      1964 Studebaker Avanti Owned by: Jim & Kathleen Kistler 
1964 Avanti owned by Jim & Kathleen Kistler

I have wanted an Avanti since seeing one when they were introduced in 1962.  I was hoping to find an Avanti when I bought my black 1963 Gran Turisimo Hawk.  After selling the Hawk and not having a Studebaker to drive for several years, I started looking for an Avanti.  I located this car in Littleton, Colorado in 2009 and drove out and hauled it back to Ohio.  It was a one-owner,  mostly original car with 83,000 miles. The interior only needed carpet and the two bucket seats re-upholstered.  All the mechanical and electrical systems needed repaired or rebuilt.  However, there was no rust or corrosion on any metal parts.  Since restoration I have driven over 10,000 miles. It always draws attention from spectators who know little about the car or its history.

Serial Number -------R5096 ---Last Serial Number  ---  R5653
1964 Production-----764, Total production with R/2 engine 281.  (The low production was attributable to Studebaker closing South Bend plants in December, 1963)
Engine------------------ R/2 , 289 cu. in. Studebaker engine. 
Fuel System----------Paxton centrifugal supercharger / Carter AFB carburetor.  (Advertised 290 horse power)
Transmission---------Borg Warner 3-speed automatic.  (Nearly identical to the Ford-o-matic used in the "60s)
Brakes------------------Bendix-Dunlop Disk in front, 11"drums in rear. (Same Disks used on Jaguars and other European cars of the era)
Body--------------------All Fiberglass ( body panels made in Ashtabula, Ohio, shipped to South Bend, Indiana for assembly)
Other features-------Factory rear axle traction bars, Anti-sway bars front and rear, Gabriel adjustable shocks, Factory installed Roll-Bar, standard ladies vanity mirror in glove box.

Andy Granatelli was responsible for up-dating the venerable Studebaker 289 engine.  He changed cams, compression, ignition, fuel systems, and other changes which created the R/1-- standard 4-barrel engine,  R/2 -- supercharged 4-barrel engine, R/3 -- supercharged 304 cu. in. hand built, ultra high performance engine.  (These stock R/3  engines are running in the 11 second brackets at the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drags).

  Old Car Movies at The Villages Region AACA

2014 SVR Banquet

SVR Amish Tour Photos 10-18-2014


2014 Father's Day Car Show Is A Success!
Great weather, a large turnout of approximately 600 vehicles and a large crowd of spectators
 spelled success for the 32nd annual show.

2014 FDCS Award Winners

2014 Father's Day Car Show

2014 FDCS Special Award Winners

The Best Of Show Stock Award winner was unavailable for photos.

2014 Father's Day Feature Vehicle

2014 Father's Day Feature Vehicle

1952 Chevrolet Fire Truck owned by Chad Lilly

Updated 01-21-2016

SVR Membership Meeting and Event Schedule

Membership Meeting - Thursday, January 28, 2016

Membership Meeting - Thursday, February 25, 2016

Membership Meeting - Thursday, March 31, 2016

Membership Meeting - Thursday, April 28, 2016

Membership Meeting - Thursday, May 26, 2016

Membership Meeting - Thursday, September 22, 2016

Membership Meeting - Thursday, December 1, 2016

                  All meetings above are planned to be held in the meeting room of the                 
 Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce in downtown Sharon, Pa. unless otherwise noted 

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