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The Studebaker Drivers Club (SDC) - the largest single-marque auto club in existence, with chapters throughout the world - has its roots on Long Island.   
     
The SDC, which is now an international organization, originated on Long Island, having been incorporated on December 24, 1962 in Mineola, New York.  The club was established as an organization dedicated to,  among other things, encouraging the acquisition, preservation, restoration, and maintenance of the Studebaker automobile.  The club’s original incorporation papers list its principal location as 30 Chicago Avenue, Bellmore, NY, the address of the club’s founder – Harry Barnes.  
     
The original incorporation identified the territory of the club as “principally the United States of America and Canada, and elsewhere in the world to which the membership or interest in the organization might extend.”  Due to rapid growth of the organization, a resolution was adopted on December 23, 1967 to provide for individual groups or regions to be accepted as Chapters of the Studebaker Drivers Club, with individual chapter by-laws and name, and dues, newsletter and services provided by the National organization.  

A group of Long Island Studebaker owners who began meeting in 1969 applied to the then national organization for recognition as the Long Island Chapter on June 20, 1971.  The Long Island Chapter received its official charter on August 24, 1972, and has been in continuous operation ever since.