Mansfield Will Host Studebaker Drivers Club 55th Annual Meet

Mansfield Will Host Studebaker Drivers Club 55th Annual Meet

  • 1/14/2019 12:40:23 PM
  • Tyler Warner
  • Local News

MANSFIELD – The Studebaker Drivers Club International announced the selection of Mansfield as the site of the 2019 SDC International Meet. Studebaker owners from across North America and beyond will bring their Studebakers and families to the area for a week in September.

The 55th Annual SDC International Meet will take place at the Richland County Fairgrounds, 750 N. Home Road, in Mansfield from September 11-14, 2019. Both events will bring an estimated 1,300 people during the week-long event who will stay in hotels across the county and generate an estimated $1.1 million in spending to the Richland County economy.

For car enthusiasts who are not members of the club, the SDC Studebaker Car Show on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the fairgrounds will be open to the public for a small fee. Guests will have access to view the cars as well as all the exhibits and parts vendors from the meet. 300 to 400 cars will be at the show, including original, restored, modified, and modern cars. Larger commercial-style trucks will also be a part of the meet.

There is a quote that the 5 Studebaker brothers made famous: ‘Always give more than you promise.’ It was something they lived by, and something I’ve lived by,” says SDC Board International Meet Chairman, Denny Foust. “It'll be a great week in Mansfield. The fairgrounds will be abuzz with activity all week long. The public should watch for Studebakers on city streets and mark their calendars now to see the car show at the Fairgrounds on September 14 to see what we are all about.

We are honored to welcome the Studebaker Drivers Club International to the area,” said Lee Tasseff, President, Destination Mansfield – Richland County. “We know they have many choices for locations to hold their conventions and meets across the country. Beyond the economic impact, we appreciate the prestige events like this bring to a region. We look forward to showcasing our world-class motorsports facilities, attractions, and welcoming the event to our county. It will be great seeing all these historic cars in town!

Activities for registered SDC members during the week will include tours of the Ohio State Reformatory, a driving tour of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, tours of the National First Ladies Museum, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a tour of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens: home of the founder of Goodyear Tire, tours of smaller museums containing Studebaker vehicles, and more.

This is the first International Meet to be held by the club in Ohio in 42 years and involves the participation of the Heart of Ohio, Tri-State, Ohio Region, and West Lake Erie chapters of SDC, as well as thousands of members from the US and around the world. For more information on the Meet and the car show, visit sdcmeet.com. For membership information, visit studebakerdriversclub.com and theantiquestudebakerclub.com.

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