CBloomberg

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    Born and raised in Minnesota. Moved to Texas in 1974.
  1. Remember Driving the Big Buicks in Snow?

    I drove in the 60's and 70's with in RWD cars and my father's F-100 pickup trucks in suburban Minneapolis area. Cars were easier than the pickup but we always carried extra weight in the trunk or the truck bed in winter. Also we had snow tires until I git tired of the roar usually in March, then after changing back to summer tires there would always be a few more snowfalls. Ha ha! After moving to north Texas my first FWD car was a Chevy Citation. One morning we had a good ice storm and I put chains on the front wheels. Wow! I made my first left turn onto a city street and the rear end beat the front around the corner as I downshifted to slow down. I had to totally relearn how to drive on snow and ice.
  2. Drove my 67 LeSabre to the local Lowes today to get a new humidifier. If you don't have a truck, you need a car with a real trunk to go to Lowes.
  3. '67 or '68 Electra?

    The most obvious change was side marker lights appeared on 68 models. You can't see a 67 from the side at night. Also, I remember the thumb knobs for heat and cool adjustment on the 68's vs the traditional slide levers on 67's. Another obvious change not in this picture, 1968 was the first year the sholder harness (as a separate belt) was standard. Very few were installed as options on 67's
  4. A week ago we took off for Minnesota in my '67 Riviera. This fuel stop was the last station in Oklahoma on I35. The car ran perfectly and kept up with the modern freeway speeds. Gas milage ranged from 13 to 15 mpg depending on the weight of my boot. I took an easy 2 1/2 days for the northbound trip and was somewhat more anxious on the return Sunday afternoon and all day Monday of this week.
  5. I was recently told that parallel parking is no longer part of the driving test.
  6. Next unread topic I just DON't like the picture of this Buick On the last Saturday afternoon before school starts the park was a bit crowded where I like to go and look at thr lake to relax. The LeSabre was comfortable despite the outside temp of 97 humid degrees. My copilot enjoyed the ride too!
  7. How Many Cars, How Many Buicks

    I am 68 yrs and have had 16 cars and 5 pickup trucks that I remember. 7 were Buicks. Also from the time I was licensed to drive at 16 until I left home after college my family had 4 Buicks, 1 Firebird (later given to me after I married) , one IH Scout and 2 pickups. (There was nothing slower than the 4 cyl. Scout with the snowplow in the front.) Currently I have 4 Buicks, 1952 Special, 1967 LeSabre. 1967 Riviera and 2016 Cascada.
  8. We haven't made reservations for stops in route yet. Most likely will leave 3rd or 4th and spend 2 nights on the road. Its 1000 miles from our house and I'm getting older you know. I will post pics on FB along the way. I plan to take US 69 thru Oklahoma to I 44 and mostly follow Google routing. Look for the Green 67 LeSabre unless I have more problems with the AC in which case alternate is the Riviera we took to Springfield. Chuck & Mary (Charles Bloomberg on FB)
  9. Buick thermos

    I have a hard time pictures up close but Buick sent this thermos to my sister last week. It has the tri shield logo and is sized to fit in the small cup holders in the newer cars. I hope I'm on their mailing list also. Picture is in my Cascada.
  10. We drove the LeSabre to Longview, TX Friday and returned Saturday, A 300 mile round trip; The picture is our lunch stop in Terrell.
  11. GIRLS ON BUICKS IV

    You caught my reflection in the window. I hadn"t noticed it.
  12. GIRLS ON BUICKS IV

    My little girl in the 52 Special.
  13. We drove the LeSabre about 30 miles to a car show in Denton, TX today. It was a smaller show of about 75 cars at a classic car restoration shop but alas, only one Buick.
  14. This is my Mary by our "52 Special in front of our local Cracker Barrel.
  15. Please introduce yourself...

    Out enjoying a couple of warm January days in north Texas. Top down weather here as temps are in the upper 70's.