Studebaker Driver’s Club 2023 North Central Zone Meet in La Junta June 24, 2023

Description: Studebaker Driver’s Club Schedule of Activities for Southeast Colorado Club Activities during the SDC 2023 North Central Zone Meet June 22-24, 2023. Includes Registration Form and Schedule.

Published: 03/08/2023
Byline: SECO News

Studebaker Driver’s Club 2023 North Central Zone Meet in La Junta on June 24, 2023


June 22 to 24, 2023 - La Junta, Colorado

"A Historical Colorado Experience"

Hampton Inn, 27800 US Highway 50 Frontage, La Junta CO80150 - 719 384-4444

Thursday June 22 Early Bird

4pm to 6:30pm Registration and Welcome with refreshments

✓SDC Hospitality Suite, Hampton Inn, La Junta

6:30pm-8:30pm Dinner - Cruise Sonic, 1122 W Highway 50, La Junta

Friday June 23 Cruising and Touring

6:00am - 8:00am "On your own" for breakfast

8:00am - 10:00am Show Registration continues at Hampton Inn

8:30am Meet at Hampton Inn for Cruise to Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

9:00am - 11:00am Tour Bent's Old Fort, FREE FOR SDC MEMBERS!

✓ Bent's Old Fort was built in 1833 for the buffalo robe trade with trappers, Southern Cheyenne, and Arapaho Plains Indians. It is a rare and interesting example of historic outposts.

12:00pm - 4:00pm Cruise from Bent's Old Fort to Las Animas for FREE TOURS of the John W. Rawlings Heritage Center and Donkle Studebaker Collection

✓ The John W. Rawlings Heritage Center at 560 Bent Avenue in historic downtown Las Animas is operated by the La Plata County Historical Society, which transformed the 1904 Animas City School into an excellent museum of rural Colorado heritage.

✓ The Donkle Collection of meticulously restored Studebaker cars and trucks owned by Chuck and Karen Donkle, long-time residents of Las Animas, is housed in historic downtown Las Animas buildings that also contain a wealth of Studebaker posters, catalogues, photos, and models. Our cruises will be led by Chuck's original Lark Las Animas taxicab that he restored in its original bright yellow Checkered Cab livery.

4:00pm - 7:00pm Supper on your own

7:00pm - 9:00pm Tour the Koshare Indian Museum, Trading Post and Kiva, La Junta, FREE FOR SDC MEMBERS!

✓ A registered site of the Colorado Historical Society on the Otero College campus located at 115 W 18th St, La Junta, the Museum has an attached kiva with the largest self-supporting log roof in the world. Learn about this remarkable tribe!

Saturday June 24 2023 North Central Zone Meet

9:00am - 3:00pm Car Show at La Junta City Park

✓ Our cars will be displayed at the entrance to La Junta City Park at the corner of Colorado and West 10th for judging and admiration by SDC attendees and residents of the Arkansas Valley

6:00pm Awards Banquet - Silent Auction at Inspiration Field

✓ A beautifully catered banquet dinner will be served at Inspiration Field, 612 Adams Ave, La Junta, CO 81050, a community facility which is sole provider of comprehensive services and support for approximately 150 adults and children. The facility is modern and beautiful, the service is great, and the food is terrific!

Sunday June 25 GO HOME! BE SAFE! BE WELL!

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