Kinzua Region SDC


The Kinzua Region Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club came into being in 1995. An article was run in several local newspapers with a basic history of Studebaker and the news that a local chapter was in the planning stages. At the first gathering which took place on May 1st in Warren, PA there were 17 people in attendance. Ideas were discussed and it was decided to start a local chapter since the nearest ones to the area were the Allegheny Region Chapter in the Pittsburgh area and the Iroquois Chapter near Buffalo.

Officers were elected and some events were planned for the upcoming year. The name was chosen because of the area we are in, Kinzua Dam in nearby and the area is known for the site. The Kinzua Dam is nestled in the Allegheny National Forest in Warren County, Pennsylvania and is one of the largest dams in the US east of the Mississippi. The dam was created between 1960 and 1965 to control flooding of the Allegheny River.

The chapter has now grown to 67 memberships and the club is very active. We try to move our events around our area as we have a membership that covers a lot of ground. There are members from all over western Pennsylvania, western New York, eastern Ohio and even Canada .

In 1999 and again in 2003 we hosted the Atlantic Zone Meet in Warren and drew a huge crowd with participants from 10 different states and a great crown that came down from Canada as well. We have had joint meets with neighboring chapters many times and these always turn out to be a lot of fun.

If anyone is interested in joining the Kinzua Region Chapter the dues are just ten dollars a year and we publish a bi-monthly newsletter called the BULLETin.

The current list of officers is:

President: Ken Shaffer, Johnsonburg, PA

Vice President: Lenny Olsen, Sheffield, PA

Secretary: Barb Ritchie, Friendship, NY

Treasurer: Steve Grant, Russell, PA

Editor: Steve Grant, Russell, PA

Hope you enjoyed this tale of our local chapter. We’d love to hear about yours. Send in your club’s history and we might just print it right here!

In the meantime, enjoy this story of the world’s longest part swap.

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3 Responses to Kinzua Region SDC

  1. DON MORGAN says:

    steve, very nice site. i just got on the form. been trying apx.2 years. now all i got to do is learn how. dave arnold help me alot by e-mail. i wantedf to get on here for many reasons, talk,talk,talk, maybe liston some. this is my 2nd.posting & i’m proud of my self.
    for those who dont know me, i’m from n.e. ohio close to akron. and our chapter helps put on the summit racing event each august. always last saturday. this year on 27th.2011 hours from 11:am to 7:30pm hope to talk soon to many.

  2. tom barron says:

    i would like to submit my story about a part from switzerland that i bought.
    this is to compete with your story of your avanti hood only traveling a mere
    1500 miles. HA! how do i go about this.

  3. DON MORGAN says:

    I like the set up here for your chapter and easy to read. Kenny Byers & myself attended
    a zone meet i think in Warren area and afterward went down town to another car show. that was a very nice meet, maybe i will try to attend a meet this year from your chapter, i also hear your chapter and maybe NY. chapter will attend our 20th. Summit Racing show this year on August 25th.2012 hrs. from 11:00am to 6:30pm hope you enjoy the meet and many more. God Bless Ameria

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