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Burnsville, Minnesota
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Setting a Scene From Long Ago

By alwaysakid

Filed under: 1950 Studebaker Champion (FozzieMobile)

In April of this year, during a brief moment when it wasn't snowing or raining, I took the 1950 Studebaker for a ride to Fridley, MN, where I watched a steam train go by. The train was pulled by a Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 steam locomotive. I took a picture in hopes of creating a scene that might look like it came from the early 1950s. I think I got pretty close, other than the modern Amtrak diesel that promoters had to add behind the steam engine for insurance purposes. I guess they didn't trust the steam locomotive to make it without a break-down. Imagine if we had to tow a modern car behind our antique cars every time we went out because our insurers were worried our classic car might have a break-down!

I'm The Rebel Now

By alwaysakid

Filed under: 1950 Studebaker Champion (FozzieMobile)

James Dean and Marlon Brando, step aside. There's a new rebel without a cause in town.
That's right, I think I'm a rebel. I'm the guy that people look at funny, and wonder what he could be thinking.
What makes me such a rebel? Well, just look at most of the cars on Motortopia, or at the local car shows, and then look at what I'm driving.
In this current time, everyone wants to have the fast car. Muscle cars are back on the new car lots, and those who don't have them are hotrodding what they've got. Even the old cars, they're not left stock anymore. They have to have custom touches (preferably to make it look fast) and powerful, fast engines. The pipes must rumble and the wheels gotta be chrome.
Then I come around the corner in my 1950 Studebaker. No wheel flares or frenched headlights, just what the factory gave it. The pipe (yep, there's only one) is quiet and raising the hood reveals only six cylinders. No turbo charger and only one carburator on this stock, flathead six! 0-60 is measured in miles, not minutes.
Everybody else has their hotrods, streetrods, muscle cars and sports touring cars. But not me. I'm in a genuine, stock, antique car that drives just like it did 60 years ago.
What an unusual person I must be; what a nonconformist; what a rebel!
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