Robin Judd 1959 Studebaker - 6.01 second drag race
Robin Judd and his hard working crew achieved their personal best time at
the Perth Motorplex this afternoon when they ran a great 6.01 second
personal best ET over the ¼ mile reaching 240.00 mph (386 kmh). Judd's
popular 1959 Studebaker literally catapulted from one end of the racetrack
to the other on the pass, and it is a credit to him and his team for all of
their dedicated work, late nights, and hard efforts to achieve the result.
Judd has become a serious threat and competitor in the popular Australian
Top Doorslammer bracket for many years now, and has eliminated some of the
biggest players in the game with his Studebaker. The car is powered by a
511 cubic inch Keith Black engine and produces around 3500 horsepower, and today at the
Perth Motorplex, everything just came together for the team making the
"perfect run". The clutch settings were 100%, the fuel and ignition
tune-ups were perfect, and the correct suspension settings helped
everything to just come together to help the car to "squat", and perform to
its best pass ever.
Judd ran 1.028 seconds to the 60 ft timers, 2.67 to the 330 ft, 3.971 to
the 660 ft half-track at 190.85 mph (307 kmh), and 5.076 to the 1000 ft
mark, before finally stopping the quarter mile timers in 6.015 seconds.
Judd receives support from William Buck Chartered Accountants, Melville
Panel and Paint, Myaree Trimmers, Applied Automotives, Genie Exhausts, Automotive Sports Engineering,
Westnet, WA Diffs, Stripemaster, Australian Drag Racing Magazine and Crane
Cams. Judd would also like to thank his hard working crew and Crew Chief
Lee Brailsford, James and Stuart Rowland, Eric and Frank Gauderi, Andrew
Fowler, Les Davenport, his reverse gear, his family, the race-fans for
their continued support, and the Perth Motorplex.
1961 STUDEBAKER HAWK SPORTS COUPE " SOLD " Drager's International Classic Sales 206-533-9600
The Studebaker had style. 1961 was the last year for the fins. Look at the
front end. Note the separation between fenders and the hood. These cars
were low and sleek. Everywhere I drive this car people stop and ask
questions and give the thumbs up or wave. When is the last time you saw
one? This is one beautiful car. The Studebaker has only 59,000 miles. Check
out the original interior. Note the "Fasten Seat Belts" sign on the
dashboard. The man I bought the Studebaker from had the hood come up while
driving and it promped him to restore the outside. He spent about $15,000
with new paint and chrome. It's beautiful. I have a great book he put
together with all the bills. The engine is a 259 V-8. Automatic
transmission. The Studebaker has Twin Traction rear end or positraction.
Manual steering and brakes. The only thing I had to do to this car was
install a new water pump. I just got this in and I've only had a chance to
drive it about 100 miles. I really like the way it drives. The only change
I would make to this car would be to add radial tires. Old School Garage
has serviced and safety checked it for your driving pleasure. Cond. # 2-.
Drager's International Classic Sales
18805 Aurora Ave. N. Seattle WA 98133
206-533-9600 Fax 206-542-0171
Drager's believes that it is very important to personally inspect the
vehicle you are interested in. If you cannot inspect it yourself you
should hire an inspector. Here are two very knowledgeable old car
appraisers you can contact.
John Kincl (360) 895-1766 and/or
Lance Lambert (206) 362-2530
We use Concours Transport Fred has done a great job for us over the years.
Fred will do a great job for you. Check out his web page.
2078 Ponticello DR.
Henderson NV 89052
The State of Washington says we can charge a negotiable documentary service
fee of up to $150.00. This documentary service fee cover costs such as trip
permits and FedEx costs. We charge a $50.00 documentary service fee for
instate and $100.00 documentary service fee for out of state sales on top
of the selling price.
We sell all of our vehicles AS IS, NO WARRANTY. We check them over,
we do a report card and we grade and decode each vehicle. We have them
serviced and safety checked. We try very hard to tell you everything that
we know. We give you lots of photos and video so you can see the vehicles
very well. We have been in classic sales for more than 30 years.
Jeri Drager 206-533-9600 Andrew Drager 206-459-3403
R3 Avanti Intake Manifold Studebaker
Aluminum R3 Studebaker Avanti large port intake manifold with modiifed
plenum designed by John Erb of Erb Products to offer better fuel
distriubtion to all ports. Max cfm flow losses are under 6% with more port
filler and testing scheduled.