As everyone in SDC has hopefully heard, the 2019 International Meet will be held in Mansfield, Ohio September 11 through 14 at the Richland County Fairgrounds.
Mansfield and Richland County are excited about hosting this event and have been working closely with the national and local committees to make sure this is a well-attended and interesting meet.
The many attractions in and around Mansfield we have arranged for you to visit are: Kingwood Center Gardens, a nationally recognized horticulture facility, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, a nationally known course that has hosted NASCAR, SSCA, NASA, INDY CAR, and vintage Grand Prix events since 1963, the Ohio State Reformatory, site of the filming of many of the scenes in the movie Shawshank Redemption, a fire museum, National First Ladies Museum, two museums with Studebakers in their collection, Stan Hywet mansion, home of Goodyear Tire founder, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Our local team has worked to make sure all the marques of the Studebaker umbrella feel welcome and recognized at this event, the first SDC IM held in Ohio in 42 years.
We have assembled a team consisting of the host chapter, Heart of Ohio, and recruited members of Tri-State, Ohio Region, Western Lake Erie, Kinzua SDC chapters, and Studebaker friends across the nation to make this a memorable meet.
On Tuesday evening, September 10, we are planning a celebration and tribute to the 9/11 disaster along with some ice cream. Also planned during the four-day event are seminars, driving and bus tours throughout the region, and yes, the Concours on Saturday featuring all of the SDC family of cars and trucks.
We as a team, a small portion of the SDC, are hoping everyone will come and meet us and enjoy the Mansfield hospitality.
Heart of Ohio SDC Chapter
SDC International Meet Chairman