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    Brian DePouli, BCA #8927
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  1. Thanks Barney for posting. Philip great to see you and Sean at the meet. Congrats on your AACA award as well. More info here:
  2. So if I can be indulged for one second. Technically this is not the 51st Annual Banquet because BCA National meets didn't start until 1971 and they skipped a year (1974) so this year would be the 46th....the 50th meet will be in 2021 and on the current desire to go east, central, west, central, east, etc for meet locations, 2021 would be a central meet. So the 50th national meet supposed to be in the central US...Flint is in the central US...just saying...someone should call the Buicktown chapter...Where's R.V.? ok I've stirred the pot so back to your regularly scheduled program...
  3. Ok I got a video of me entering victory lane
  4. Thanks all!
  5. Also AACA and BCA Members Paul Haddock and Anderson Pearson got in on the special awards too as noted above. So we did pretty good!! Up next....Carolina Roadmasters: Pine Away No More Pinehurst...
  6. OK this one was a pretty short trip I have to admit. A whole 3 miles instead of my usual epic journey. But after my last adventure found here I was just happy to actually make it to a car show without indecent. This weekend was Charlotte AutoFair and the AACA Southeastern Spring National Meet. That meant Saturday my 38 was with AACA and Sunday with the BCA in Charlotte Motor Speedway's car show. I didn't get to take a bunch of photos in fact I took none on Saturday. I did achieve my first junior which i was thrilled about. Then today... Sunday, April 9, 2017 De Pouli’s Buick is Poetry in Motion at Pennzoil AutoFair Presented by Advance Auto Parts Brian De Pouli, left, holds the Best of Show trophy alongside Charlotte Motor Speedway Executive Vice President Greg Walter on Sunday during the Pennzoil AutoFair presented by Advance Auto Parts. (CMS/Adam Fenwick photo) CONTACT: Scott Cooper Melody Daggett (704) 455-3209 -- For Immediate Release A Botticelli Blue 1938 Buick Roadmaster owned by Concord, North Carolina’s Brian De Pouli claimed Best of Show honors after four days of family fun and entertainment including thousands of classic and modern cars from manufacturers across the world Dennis Cook’s Marina Blue 1966 Chevy II was first runner-up; John Jancic‘s yellow 1970 Dodge Coronet RT earned second runner-up honors Fans can purchase tickets to upcoming speedway events including the April 28-30 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway and the Coca-Cola 600 on May 28 by shopping online or calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267) EDITOR’S NOTE: Click here for high-resolution photos to support this release. CONCORD, N.C. (April 9, 2017) – Poetic justice was served on Sunday at the Pennzoil AutoFair presented by Advance Auto Parts at Charlotte Motor Speedway, when Brian De Pouli and his Botticelli Blue 1938 Buick Roadmaster claimed Best of Show honors after a spectacular four-day show. De Pouli, a Demarest, New Jersey, native, had one of the most remarkable stories related to any AutoFair entrant. De Pouli’s Roadmaster – one of 411 produced – was originally bought by well-known New York poet Mary Ballard Duryee for $1,900. After Duryee sold the car, De Pouli’s father bought it in 1984 and gave it to his son as a graduation present that required significant renovations. After 11 years of restoring the uniquely colored Buick, De Pouli began taking the car to shows. “I’ve been coming to AutoFair since 1998 and I’ve been working on this for a long time,” said De Pouli, who lives three miles from the speedway in Concord, North Carolina. “I’ve seen a lot of my friends win Best of Show at the speedway and I never thought that I’d be (in the winner’s circle) too. … It means a lot to win this at Charlotte Motor Speedway. I’m very excited that my kids get to be a part of it. They’ve already claimed the trophy as their own. I don’t think it’s my trophy anymore.” MORE INFO: Four days of family-friendly fun and glistening cars against the sun-lit backdrop of Charlotte’s 1.5-mile superspeedway also included appearances by world-renowned car designer Chip Foose and displays saluting female racers and the 50th anniversary of both the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. On Sunday, judges presented additional awards to: Best of Show Runner-up: Dennis Cook’s Marina Blue 1966 Chevy II Best of Show Second Runner-up: John Jancic ‘s yellow 1970 Dodge Coronet RT Bob Laidlein Award (Most Original): Paul Haddock’s 1932 black Buick Victoria Coupe Mecklenburg Strelitz Award (Ladies’ Choice): Anderson Pearson’s Lancaster Grey 1941 Buick Roadmaster Cabarrus Cup (Most Creative): Gene Phillips’ 1951 silver Kaiser Henry J Concord Concours (Best Restoration): Greg Spears’ beige 1970 Ford Ranger XLT TICKETS: Fans can purchase tickets to upcoming speedway events including the April 28-30 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway and the Coca-Cola 600 on May 28 by shopping online, calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or buying them at the gates. KEEP TRACK: Connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway and stay up to speed with all the happenings at the speedway, The Dirt Track and zMAX Dragway by following on Facebook, Twitter or on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s mobile app. -30-
  7. ok it's live on the interweb and i got my chapter director copy too. RV is running excited about this and Larry too, Dandy Dave, BPG Sean, who else I don't have my copy handy and hey my login to the website doesnt work...whats up with that.
  8. yes it was at the National in 2012
  9. got mine in the mail yesterday. hmm... haven't got my chapter director copy yet that usually comes a few days to a week later. well I wont say anything more that it is a crowded field of contenders all well deserving of a slot on the BOD.
  10. Wow! What a crew of quality candidates running! I'm partial to one of course, choosing from the rest will be tough.
  11. I think it has been... at least momentarily... What you say Mr. Earl???
  12. Someone's got a '38 bug...it a bug I haven't found a way to shake...
  13. yeah I agree counter intuitive, but think it may have been too excessive otherwise why would it back fire up through the carb ( i.e. the intake valve must be open for that to happen) Yeah I agree the lower pressure also seems counter intuitive, but to your second point I think the float valve isn't liking my electric fuel pump so none the less a good idea.
  14. I tried to upload pictures but the new forum stuff isn't letting me easily from my phone. Anyway new coil and retarded timing complete. I did notice less "soot" from the tail pipe idling and revving the garage so perhaps I am getting a more thorough burn now. As for the fuel pressure regulator it was suggested by a friend/restorer to make sure the electric fuel pump isn't pushing too much gas and that he did similar on his Triumph and it caused his vapor lock like symptoms to go away. Plus I am venting gas out the carb at idle while using the electric pump (probably helped the fire grow) so keeping the pressure lower should help that. I bought one so we will see.