The BCA Pre-War Division was officially created by the Buick Club of America (BCA) Board of Directors at the July 2005 BCA National Meet in Batavia N.Y.
The Buick Club of America Pre-War Division (PWD) was created for BCA members with Buicks built prior to World War II. The founders of the PWD were concerned about the lack of BCA participation with prewar cars. This is because they had experienced most BCA tours and activities had been designed for the faster post-World War II cars. The PWD encourages tours and activities designed to restore these older, slower Buicks to the ranks of BCA touring cars. Some BCA chapters as well as the Buick Driving Enthusiasts have already been doing this, and the PWD will serve to further encourage participation with prewar cars.
The PWD is almost entirely Internet based. The internet provides a BCA-approved forum for pre-war Buick owners to post activities, photos, and get advice from other members; so there are no formal PWD meetings other than at BCA National Meets. The PWD does not publish a hard-copy newsletter; instead we send our newsletters via email.
The PWD works within existing BCA chapters to increase membership and participation with pre-war Buicks. Without the cost of publishing and mailing a hard-copy newsletter, the PWD does not require dues. So membership in the PWD is free. The only requirement for PWD membership is membership in the BCA. Membership in a local BCA chapter is also strongly encouraged.
The Pre-War Division currently has three officers:
Director: Mark Shaw, email@example.com
Publicity Chairman: Jack Gerstkemper, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Chairman: Dave Ebert, email@example.com
To join, just email your BCA number, snail mail & email addresses with a photo of your car(s) to Dave Ebert. You canít beat the price: It is free to all BCA members. Our goal is to get more pre-war Buick owners into the BCA where they belong and get more pre-war Buicks out on the road where they belong.
Pre-war Buicks were meant to be driven, too!