Welcome to the Pacific Northwest
Welcome to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, home to the 54th Annual Studebaker Drivers Club meet!
The Tacoma Area and Greater Seattle Studebaker Drivers Club chapters are proud to be hosting the 2018 meet. We are proud to have LeMay ACM, a first-class car museum, right in our backyard, and are looking forward to sharing it and this area with all of you.
This is an exciting time for this region, home to Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon and almost 4 million people from all over the world. We are rich with Native American history and heritage, with many cities (including Seattle and Tacoma) named after Native American leaders and tribes.
There are so many things to see and do here. We have spectacular mountains and hiking trails for those who love the outdoors, world-class shopping, sporting events, arts and culture, famous restaurants, wineries and breweries. We hope that you will take a few additional days to do some day-tripping on your own.
Tacoma, where America’s Car Museum is located, is also where most of our meet events will take place. Hopefully you can take time to see some of Tacoma’s treasures that include; Chihuly Glass Museum, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Ruston Way, Stadium High School and the fantastic Point Defiance park, zoo and aquarium. From there you can take a ferry to Vashon Island, a gorgeous, rural paradise with great roads for a day trip in the Studebaker.
Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and has so many activities. Some of the best include the Seattle Center and Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Flight, Seattle waterfront and wheel, Seattle Aquarium and Alki beach.
Wednesday, the first day of the meet, AOAI and LeMay ACM will be displaying and examining the histories of Avanti #R1001 (the first production Studebaker Avanti) and Avanti Prototype #R5653 with seminars at the museum. Both cars will be on display at the Museum. This event is in partnership with the Avanti Owners Association International and The Studebaker Drivers Club, Inc, and should be exciting for everyone.
We are planning a driving tour to the other LeMay museum at Marymount, home to several hundred automobiles and other memorabilia. Bus tours to Seattle Center and the Museum of Flight are planned for Thursday and Friday. The Space Needle is the symbol of Seattle, created for the 1962 World’s Fair. The bus tour will also include a stop at the world-famous Pike Place Market. The Museum of Flight is amazing, home to many vintage and historic aircraft like a British Airways Concorde and the Boeing 707-120 “Air Force One” that was delivered to President Eisenhower in 1959.”
We are looking forward to the meet and the exciting events we have planned for you.
President, Greater Seattle Chapter
Studebaker Drivers Club