adoldfield

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  1. Buick owner in the path of Harvey

    Hi Barney - Thanks too, from me, for the message you posted. I've been worried about hour Texas members. If anyone hears more about our Texas members impacted by Harvey, please let us know. Thanks Alan Oldfield
  2. BCA Insurance discussion

    Hi Ken I am not an insurance expert, but I've talked to people who are . But let me try to address a couple of your questions. The Board of Directors recently approved a new insurance carrier for liability for BCA events. Our overall liability increases from $2M to $9M. Our coverage very similar to what we've had with JC Taylor for years. In general terms, it provides liability insurance coverage should the BCA be sued for injuries/damage that happens at a BCA meet. Coverage includes the chapters. I cannot answer each of your questions specifically. As for moving vs static: the new coverage does provide for coverage of two motorsports events that are official BCA (or chapter) events annually. Each motorsports event (drag racing, autocross, a track tour, etc) has to be approved in advance by the insurance company. I know this is pretty general. The coverage is designed to protect the club and members at official club events. Thanks Alan Oldfield President, Buick Club of America
  3. This is just to clear up the current status of the BCA Modified Division. This Division was started and run by Keith Horsfall until this year when, around May, it was announced that he was shutting it down. Although Keith made that announcement, Bob Starzyk asked about the Division's status during the General Membership Meeting in Brookfield. At that point the Club President asked Bob if he would take on the task to re-organize the Division, and Bob accepted. During the Meet, Bob secured 15 signatures to ask for a new Charter from the BCA, however, a new Charter is not necessary. There being no material or substantial changes requiring a new Charter, the old Charter is considered reactivated, and the BCA looks forward to many more years of active participation by the BCA Modified Division. Our thanks to Bob for taking this assignment on, and we encourage all the BCA Modified Division members, and modified Buick owners, to support Bob in these efforts! Alan Oldfield President, Buick Club of America
  4. BCA safety check ?

    Just a bit more detail, Al. The "pre-qualification check" (although often referred to as a safety check it was not intended as such...) was dropped at the 2015 meet, because John Steed as, the National Chief Judge, felt it was no longer necessary. Just as a reference point, the pre-qual check had been dropped several years ago by the AACA. Thanks Alan Oldfield
  5. You gotta see this! Amazing video showcasing BCA 50th anniversary celebration in Allentown. Thanks for the awesome support by our gracious host Mr Bulgari, and his team. See it at the BCA home page http://www.buickclub.org/ or this You Tube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2uA1a1GhifjQ1K61IxtTjA Thanks! Alan Oldfield President, Buick Club of America
  6. 2017-2018 Buick BOD officers

    Thank you Chuck! Alan
  7. 2017-2018 Buick BOD officers

    Congratulations also go to ROBERTA for her election to the board by the BCA membership! Thanks for coming back Roberta. Your expertise and previous board experience and President experience will be invaluable! My thanks for the board for its support, and to the many kind people who shared good wishes to me. I also must thank outgoing President Clark for his support, and for his wise guidance the past two years. The club, and I, are fortunate that he is serving as VP. I second Brian's shout-out to John D - I believe he is the hardest working person on the board, and I am very thankful he agreed to continue. Finally, thanks to Bill for continuing in his role. I find his financial guidance extremely helpful, and sleep better knowing that he has a keen eye for watching the BCA's money to make sure we make wise, informed decisions. Everyone on our board of directors is passionate about the Buick hobby and the BCA. Although we may occasionally disagree on an issue, ultimately our diversity and range of views is a strength, and we all work toward one goal of making the Club, and the hobby, stronger. I have to admit it was a big week. I am gratified, humbled, and honored to be able to serve as BCA president. And perhaps even more humbled by the miracle of life that is my new grand daughter. I sure didn't think I was old enough to be a grandfather, but the idea is quickly growing on me. Thank so much to everyone. I believe that Buick people are the best in the old car hobby - and our biggest challenge will be to get a few more to join the BCA. Sincerely, and humbly, Alan
  8. Hi Thanks to everyone for sharing their knowledge! And to be clear - these parts are not currently for sale, and I am not trying to rep them. The owner has not determined how he will sell - I am only trying to help him determine a value. Thanks everyone! Alan
  9. Hi Paul! Thank you!
  10. I am helping a gentleman with a collection of Buick parts that his father collected; with his father's passing, he is now trying to determine values on some of them in the eventuality that he will sell them. These are not for sale now, but I am working to ascertain at least ballpark values so he can determine his next steps. Here's the list of Riviera parts: NOS rear quarters - 1963/64, and 1965 - driver side; NOS front quarter panel driver side 1963; NOS rear bumper 1971-73; NOS rear bumper 1966; used 65 clamshell headlamp unit, complete; one dual quad set up, and one dual quad intake; nice used wood steering wheel, early Riv. Thanks for your insight!
  11. I recently received an email from a member in South Africa who has a 52 Special, and is looking for a replacement for his manual gearbox. Does anyone have a suggestion on obtaining a replacement? I will pass along your good information! Thanks Alan Oldfield #15140
  12. UPDATE this morning: The story of the Buicks and the man behind the collection is in the Hemmings email today: https://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2016/11/15/one-mans-hoard-of-dozens-of-buick-rivieras-to-disperse-at-auction/?refer=news
  13. UPDATE this morning. A story on the auction and the man behind the Buicks is in the Hemmings email this morning: https://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2016/11/15/one-mans-hoard-of-dozens-of-buick-rivieras-to-disperse-at-auction/?refer=news
  14. UPDATE Pix of the cars lined up today, for the auction this weekend.
  15. Info wanted on '86 LeSabre Grand National

    Thanks for the replies! I was able to check out both the links. Good info on both. Still hope I can find a Buick person or former Buick person with some first hand knowledge of the program. Appreciate everyone's help! Alan