Meet March 2023 Cruiser of the Month

Meet “Studebaker Man”, Ron Bomberger and his Stunning 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk

NOTE: This Saturday’s Car & Bike Show will also be a Swap Meet!

When Ron Bomberger and his 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk rolled into the Lake Country Cruisers Show on March 11, 2023, I turned to Ron Ellerman and said, “Look at that beautiful Studebaker! I don’t remember the last time I saw one!” Studebakers are hardly ever seen and this one was dazzling! We forget, but in 1956 the Golden Golden Hawk, with its big Packard engine was the quickest, fastest car on the road.

Here’s “Studebaker Man” Ron Bomberger’s Story

“My first car was a Studebaker and I bought them until the company went bankrupt in 1967. I just always loved the Golden Hawk. Around 2012 when we were living in Pennsylvania, I found this car on eBay and got really excited. It was nice, mechanically sound, and complete, but tired. It was too good to pass up.

We were snowbirds then and would winter in Lake Placid. Then in 2016 we moved to Lake Placid permanently and brought the Golden Hawk with us. But when we lived in Pennsylvania I was very impressed with the workmanship of restoration experts at Cornerstone Automotive, in Lititz.

I kept thinking how amazing the Golden Hawk would be if it had a frame-off restoration.

So, I sent the car back to Pennsylvania. The restoration was completed in 2021 and was shipped back to Lake Placid. It sure was worth the wait and expense. The car looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor!”

As a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, Dan has entered his car into show competition and won 1st Place in the AACA Winternations and has qualified for the AACA’s Zenith Award! This car is “cleaner than the Board of Health”!  We wish Ron the best.

A brief reminder. Our next Lake Country Cruisers Car & Bike show will be this Saturday, April 8, 2023. And, it will also be a Swap Meet! We will be starting one hour early, at 9 am to give you some extra selling time before it gets too warm.

The Swap Meet is for car and bike parts and memorabilia, only. So, turn some of that car and bike clutter in your garage or man cave into CASH, GREENBACKS, MULA! If you do well and your name is “Johnny”, we’ll call you “Johnny Cash”!

For full details, CLICK HERE.

Also, if you have a motorcycle and, or have motorcycle friends, tell them about our Lake Country Cruisers Car AND Bike Show!

We are also looking for race cars to be our “Feature Car” for the show! Any kind of race car will work for us, we love machines!

We’ll see YOU at our next show! – Scott, Pete, & Ron