Studebaker Drivers Club Meet Judging Field
They did a great job planning the Upper Mississippi Valley Studebaker Drivers Club Zone Meet this year. The Brookfield, Wisconsin venue is perfect for cruising and special events. Located just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the night life is almost as good as the daily driving events.
The Wisconsin Region Studebaker Drivers Club (WRSDC) is hosting the 2017 Upper Mississippi Valley Studebaker Drivers Club Zone Meet, August 23-27, 2017 at the Sheraton Milwaukee in Brookfield. As of Saturday, there were over 100 cars registered for the event. It is a a great fun-filled event for the general public and Studebaker drivers alike. Cars On Line will be covering the event this year. Be sure to bookmark this page and review it all weekend as our photographers add fresh Studebaker photos from the event.
Here is a taste of some of the cars that were on hand here on Saturday:
The meet is divided into Unofficial Days (Aug. 23-24) and the Zone Meet (Aug. 25-27). On Wednesday, Aug. 23, participants did a tour of Miller Park, the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Stadium, and the Miller Brewery in Milwaukee. During Thursday, Aug. 24, participants traveled to the Harley-Davidson Museum.
Open to the public, visitors were treated to a comprehensive display of unique Studebaker vehicles from the company’s more than 150-year history.
The Studebaker Brothers began their path to automobile production by first building horse-drawn vehicles in 1852. Studebaker began building electric cars early in the century but quickly turned to gasoline-powered cars. Studebaker would also be the only manufacturer to successfully switch from horse-drawn to automobiles.
The company grew to employ thousands of people who manufactured automobiles, trucks and military vehicles in plants located in South Bend, Ind., Los Angeles, Calif. and Hamilton, ON, Canada. Over the years, Studebaker became well known throughout the world for their unique, advanced designs and had a reputation for building durable vehicles until the end of production in 1966. Studebaker merged with Worthington Corporation after car production ended and owned several different companies until the entity was sold to McGraw Edison in 1979.
Today, more than 12,500 members in the Studebaker Drivers Club (SDC) share a passion for all things Studebaker. The purpose of the Studebaker Drivers Club (SDC) was, and continues to be, to remember the Studebaker automobile and all of the Studebaker-related products. Most SDC members also belong to one of more than 100 chartered local SDC chapters like the WRSDC in most U.S. States and Canadian Provinces. There are also SDC chapters and affiliated Studebaker clubs around the world.