The week before last I chopped ice out of the side driveway so I could liberate my trailer. Then I loaded the 1906 2-cylinder Buick and hauled it to Mt. Dora, Florida for the HCCA annual meeting and tour. The first day of the tour I lost a valve keeper; Mike Yeakel got it back on the road using a big cotter pin for a valve keeper, and it lasted he rest of the tour. The last day I broke an ignition wire, but jerry-rigged a fix to get me home. Total Buick mileage for the week: 423! That includes one 122-mile day. I had passengers every day; one day I had 650 pounds of passengers, not counting myself. Names will be withheld to protect the guilty. Pretty good for a 105-year-old two-banger! Just got home this afternoon - it's 1130 miles one-way - and put the Buick back in the garage. Lots of brass to polish now!
Gil Fitzhugh, Morristown, NJ