A view of the License Plates of Bill's & John's '63 Avantis and of Wally's '50 Commander.

Sandra's daughter, Susan, told a great story about her dog. Annette & John and Sandra, Joe, Bill & Barbara listen.

On Saturday September 23rd, 16 NEMSDC Members and friends toured the Wheeler Dairy Farm. Owned & operated since 2002 by Marlene VaLoon, formerly of Belgium. With 7,000 cows, it is one of the largest dairy farms in the area. A majority of the milk collected & processed here goes to Yoplait for use in their yogurt products. After the tour the group drove to Anschultz's Cafe for a delicious lunch.

    Our Previous Chapter Events

Thomas gave his Treasury & Membership Reports as Prez Bill led the meeting. EE Editor Roberta is seen as Joyce signs the attendance sheet.

Members / Friends got reacquainted since their last get together at the Holiday Gala at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth in December 2017.

Happy Birthday, Wally. Our long time chapter member will celebrate his 93rd Birthday on July 23rd. --------------------------->

Seen are 4 NEM Chapter Members' cars parked in front of Holt Nursing Home in Saginaw on Aug 26th 2016. They were part of a 20 car show for the "oldster" residents at this facility.

Bill Krueger and his '63 R1 Avanti.    Bill Mashue's Top-25 Award '62 Champ Pickup.   Wally Mitchell and his '50 Commander.  Sandra Berger and her '64 GT Hawk.

31 NEMC Members gathered at Metamora's historic White Horse Inn on April 8th  2017 for lunch and a chapter business meeting.  Our President, Niall Olling, conducted a monthly  meeting and introduced our new Secretary, Kelly Bunker, and our Egbert Express newsletter Editor, Roberta Helpap. Welcome to the NEMC !

Of note, the White Horse Inn building dates back to 1848. The restaurant closed in 2012. It was renovated and reopened in 2014 with new owners.

                         Wally, Bill & Allen                                                                              Bill, Kathy, John, Wally, Thomas, Bill & Sandra

NEMSDC Members gathered for a lunch & meeting at Shirlene's Cuisine on Oct 21st 2017. After the meal the group headed to Coleman to see the Sun Solar Sculpture display there. Bob Mass & his son were instrumental in building this unique science exhibit in Midland County.  Similar displays are in Oregon and in England. The Sun & the Nine Planets are sculptures aligned with a 6,000,000 to 1 scale over a 5.7 mile route from Coleman to North Bradley.  

Our Saturday Nov 5th 2016 Event started at 11 AM at the property of Tom McDonald in Saginaw. We toured his wonderful car collection comprised of a variety of  classics from various manufacturers.   After the tour we met for lunch at Timber's Restaurant, also in Saginaw.

Our Chapter's annual Holiday Gathering at Frankenmuth's Bavarian Inn Lodge was held on Saturday December 9th, 2017. Of course, the food was exceptional.

Everyone enjoyed this wonderful way to wind up the busy year of events.     

A BIG thank you to Wally Mitchell for making the arrangements.

Seen are Bill Krueger, Allan Easterwood, Wally Mitchell and John & Kathy Sutorik. Thanks to Bill Krueger for all of the photos.

Saturday April 21st, NEMC Members attended the Otis Wilson Memorial Classic Car Show at Midland's Northwood University Campus. This is a preview show for the BIG Car Show at Northwood University in October at which Studebaker/Avanti will be a featured marque.

On Saturday Aug 20th 2016 The SDC & AOAI put on an excellent vehicle display on Old Woodward in Birmingham at the 22nd Annual Woodward Dream Cruise (40,000 cars, 1.125 million attendees along the 16 mile route from 8 Mile Rd. north to Pontiac). Thanks to Joe Papai for organizing this event for us. We had 11 Avantis in our lineup of 17 vehicles. The NEMC had 7 of the cars on display.      What a great showing!

 Jim, Niall, John and Wally were talking cars while waiting for their lunch at the Linden Hotel.

Kathy, John, Dahna and George were also entertained by Susan's "dog" story..

May 19th NEMC Members attended a Lunch and Meeting at the Linden  Hotel. Following the Meeting the Members cruised around the corner to visit Dave Krueger at the Cartel Inn of Linden.

Jim Huntoon & Niall Olling were seen vending car parts. 

On Saturday March 24th, 24 of us (23 Members & 1 guest) met for lunch and a meeting in Metamora. By popular demand, we returned to the famed White Horse Inn. As usual, the food and the service was top-notch. It was nice to again see Mark, Lisa & Susan Danielsen.  Also, it was the 1st showing of club cars for 2018. Wally drove his handsome '50 Commander Sedan, Bill arrived in his '63 R1 Avanti and Brian & Renea traveled in their '57 Golden Hawk.

                                  The weather was sunny and clear but still cool.

<----------- Sharon used to title these "Artsie" photos. I agree. A great one shot by our fearless leader, Bill Krueger of the reflection of his '63 Avanti in one of Wally's '50 Commaner's Hub Caps. Cool, eh !

June 23rd was a damp day that affected the turnout for the Sloan Museum Car Show at Flint's Huckleberry Rail Road at Crossroads Village. Five NEM Members braved the rain in three Studebakers. That's actually a very good average, car-wise ..... 3 cars, 5 members ! Later, our Newsletter Editor, Roberta Helpap and husband John, joined the gang after the meeting.

Saturday July 15th 2017 was a beautiful day on the banks of the Saginaw River at the home of John & Debbie Haiderer. They hosted a picnic at their property for 15 NEMSDC Members, many attended in their classic Studebakers. A big thank you to the Haiderers for hosting.

TJohn is seen paying his annual dues to Thomas. Webmaster Harvey & wife Julie joined us.      John, Julie & Joyce had a chance to chat.

Harvey Snitzer was at a table with WLEC VP Jim Pfleger promoting the Crossroads Zone Meet to take place in September at Historic Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio.

Northeastern Michigan Chapter Studebaker Drivers Club


On Saturday June 10th 2017, about 20 NEMSDC Members had a nice lunch and a meeting at the old Linden Hotel in Linden, Mich. After lunch the group took a short drive over to see Dave Krueger at the Caretel Inn. Dave, and daughter Kelly, were very happy to see everyone.

See the YouTube video of our day thanks to WLEC Prez Steve Rohde (aka, CaptainVideo). ------->.

Tom & Jane Johnson hosted a pot luck NEM Chapter picnic at their property in Williamston on Aug 27th 2016. An all day rain turned the picnic into an inside event. Guests found places to sit and to feast in several different rooms in the Johnson's 150+ year old, updated, classic Michigan farmhouse. The heavy rain also limited the Studebaker count to just 3 cars. Attendees feasted on the various dishes, including "yummy" desserts. After our meal, Prez Niall Olling held a general chapter meeting. After that we toured the garages and pole barn that housed Tom's big collection of classic cars. Most were in various stages of restoration. Several were near completion. We saw '49, '50 & '53 Studebakers, Nashs, Kaisers, Frazers, a Hudson, a Packard, a Dodge, a Saab and a Model T. 

.....   A BIG Thank You to Tom & Jane for hosting this month's chapter meeting.

     Joe Papai was seen looking at car parts.

On November 16th, 11 NEMSDC Members, with 4 friends, toured the Michigan Sugar Plant in Bay City. Michigan grows and processes the largest yearly amount of sugar beets of the 4 states that raise this crop. The Michigan Sugar Company employs 1,000 workers, can store 170,000 pounds of sugar in 3 silos, loaded semi-trucks roll out of the plant at the rate of 1 every hour from September to December, annual production at this plant is 1.2 billion pounds of final product. Following the plant tour, the group had lunch and a meeting at Coco Loco Mexican Bar & Grill. 

The Annual SDC Swap Meet was held at the St Joseph County Fairgrounds in South Bend on May 4th & 5th. Last year it was rainy & 40 degrees. This year it was 70 degrees and dry. Several NEMSDC Members were seen in the Main Vendor's Building..

The White Horse Inn, a favorite eatery in Metamora. Mark, Lisa, Julie & Susan are seen entering.  Several of our classic cars were on display.

The 53rd SDC Int'l Meet was held in South Bend, Indiana May 3-6, 2017 in conjunction with the annual Michiana Chapter's Swap Meet. A cold rainy start gave way to sunny & cool days for the Friday parade & the Saturday Car Show.

Saturday August 12th 2017 NEM Members met at Jim & Cheri Morgrette's for a lunch & meeting. Wally reports that the day started out murky, but by the time they started to have lunch the sun came out and it was nice and warm. They spent some time planning club events for the year. Some events still need to be firmed up. Cheri made sure that everyone got enough to eat. A good day and a good meeting.

L to R:        Dave Trish's '60 Lark, Wally Mitchell's '50 Commander,  John Sutorik's '62 GT Hawk & John Haiderer's '54 Pickup.

Saturday September 24th 2016 was a beautiful day in Saginaw. Jim & Cheri Morgrette hosted a late Summer picnic at their property. Wally reports that the sun was warming but, the air was just a little cool. The lunch was delicious and there were lots of desserts. 

Our Christmas 2016 Holiday Event at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth on Saturday December 10th was a great event. Forty chapter members joined in on the fun. Our hostess, Judy Zehnder Keller, and her staff served up a delicious buffet lunch. Below are some photos of several of the attendees.              

A BIG Thank You to Wally Mitchell for setting up this event for us. 

Julie Snitzer is seen here with WLEC newletter (Drivers Seat) Editor Rita Bunting. here.

 With it being a rainy day, only Jim Morgrette braved the elements and drove his '63 Avanti to the meeting.

On Sunday Sept 18th 2016 several NEMC Members attended the Sloan Golden Memories Car Show at the Flint Cultural Center. Seen there were John Lucky and his '56 President, Dave Black and his '48 Starlight Coupe and John Loeding and his '53 Champion. A blue Bullet Nose sedan was also there, believed to belong to Dave Holtz of Brighton.  Sorry, but, no photos available !

Saturday Feb 25th 2017 NEM Members gathered at Timber's Restaurant in Saginaw to start off 2017 with a meeting and review of upcoming events.