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Raise your hand if you drove at least one old Buick this weekend

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9 minutes ago, wndsofchng06 said:

 

 

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I just love this picture!  Maybe the angle, but certainly the subject, just looks so neat!  Nicely done! 

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66 degrees and sunny. Perfect convertible day for thick blooded Yankees.

 

I took this picture in honor of John Utz. We were in his basement office sorting through his old Flying Lady Magazine articles. He said "Grilles, grilles, grilles; everyone knows what the radiator looks like. Why can't they send me pictures of the rear."

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The falls is the Holley, New York spillway for the Erie Canal.

 

And the car goes back, top down, and ready for another "warm" day.

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Went to the Long Island BCA show today. A few sprinkles in the early morning and then overcast and comfortable for the rest of the day. Took the '75 Electra and drove  for a total of 165 miles roundtrip. We left a little early to try and avoid the traffic getting off Long Island to get home. Didn't matter too much as there always seems to be traffic on a Sunday afternoon. We had a great time and caravaned with different friends coming and going. I just called Marty Jablonski who I wanted to thank for the great show and see how the car did. The Electra took another First in class! 

 

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I started buying fairly new cars around 1972 and I can't remember cars looking that good on the lots. My Mom and Dad and ME, too, always wanted the black car with a red interior AND red pinstripe. Two black cars now (but no red insides) and I like polishing them the best, except for the peaks of the '64 Riviera front febders, never tire of that.

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3 hours ago, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

87? Did a cold front go through?

 

  Ben

 just cause it was 104 at the Charlotte National in June doesn't mean it Always that hot here.

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Our chapter's 10th annual cruise in was a pleasing success,  and the 56 was the poster child ( and T shirt captain) this year.

 

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Of course, no good deed goes unpunished.  Friday I worked some fingerprints out of the trunk with some  Meguliar's  cleaner /polish. But then that patch made the rest of the trunk lid look bad.  So I wound up spreading out the polish and eventually did the whole lower body.  I keep forgetting how much paint surface there is.  Then Saturday before the event I did the roof.  I thought it was looking rather spiffy! 

 

Then, at the event the poster child car parks right up in front of the Pavillion at the park.  When I got back in the car to leave at first I thought it had rained, then realized the tree had dropped sap all over the damn thing.  Since the event was a PM cruise in I didn't get home till 10 PM and then I had to break out the wash bucket and clean her up again, before the sap had a chance to set up. But it looked pretty good again today, and drove so nice as well, so I think I'll keep it a while longer. :wub:

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14 hours ago, philip roitman said:

Went to the Long Island BCA show today. A few sprinkles in the early morning and then overcast and comfortable for the rest of the day. Took the '75 Electra and drove  for a total of 165 miles roundtrip. We left a little early to try and avoid the traffic getting off Long Island to get home. Didn't matter too much as there always seems to be traffic on a Sunday afternoon. We had a great time and caravaned with different friends coming and going. I just called Marty Jablonski who I wanted to thank for the great show and see how the car did. The Electra took another First in class! 

 

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Phillip I see what appears to be a black '58 in that line up.

Difficult to see but what model was is?

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17 minutes ago, philip roitman said:

 

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That is an original 1958 Limited at its first car show / The new owner and car recieved our Spirit of Buick award at the show

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1 hour ago, philip roitman said:

 

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THANKS!

 

I just love those black Limited's!

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We got home from our day and half tour through some great paved back roads in the '41 Roadmaster. About 350 miles or so. The car ran great all the time, just like a Buick should be, smooth with lots of power whenever needed.

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On 6/11/2018 at 3:39 PM, avgwarhawk said:

Middletown MD car show.  First show for this little town.  It as fun! 

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Not taking anything away from this beautiful looking 60, but that Pontiac ambulance sure looks cool a 64 i think?

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8 minutes ago, MRJBUICK said:

Not taking anything away from this beautiful looking 60, but that Pontiac ambulance sure looks cool a 64 i think?

 

The Pontiac I believe is a 64-65.  The owner,  who is an EMT, purchased the car from a city in NJ where it was put into service.   He had all the medical devices (paddles, gurney, etc) for the time period.  Overall it was in great shape with all the original equipment, medical or otherwise.   Being a EMT he also had a retired fire truck and two police cars.   A lot of spectators got a kick out of the car.   Much talk of Adam 12 and Emergency  that featured these types of ambulances.   He also wore his EMT uniform to make the scene.   Super nice guy.      

 

Take a close look at the red emergency lights on the top.  They look like the taillights of a 59 Caddy!   Only bigger! 

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 I drove the Reatta the 100 miles today to the country house, for the last time. As the time has come to get the fleet out there, as we are just over 3 weeks away from our final move to the country house. I'm going a bit nuts trying to make sure all of our ducks lined up, and I still have a lot of packing to do!

 Tomorrow is expected to be a fine Buick day. My wife is driving myself and a friend out to the storage unit that I've been using for the last 10+ years or so in her Envision, and there we are going to pick up the '56 Roadmaster, the '69 Electra then we will drive all three back to the city.

 You might wonder about this, as the storage is in the countryside as well, but in a different part. Storage is about 60-65 miles East, and our new place is 100 miles West from our city house. My friend hasn't any issue driving my car through the fairly light traffic from storage to the city, but driving to the country house is often extremely busy, congested and hectic, and there is no easy route. So over the next couple of weeks I will ferry the '41 and '56 Roadmasters, and the Electra out to their new home from the city, and return with my wife in the Envision.

 This will certainly fill up the nice new garage when they are all there!

 I will try to get a few pictures of our little convoy.

 Here's a shot of the Reatta taken at last night's cruise in.

 Keith

 

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 Well, things didn't quite go as planned today, as my buddy had a load of tires to bring out. So, we piled into his old Suburban and drove out in that, and my wife and I drove the two Buicks home. Her in the Electra, and I drove the '56 Roadmaster. They both started up without problems, and drove fine all the way home. Driving the '56 felt rather like visiting an old friend one hasn't seen for a while.

 Keith

 

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It wasn't the weekend, but I finally took the Skylark out on the road yesterday for the first time since parking it in the garage last fall. It had been leaking oil pretty badly from the rocker covers and the intake seals, and I finally got around to replacing them. I still have the oil pan gasket to deal with, but things are vastly improved and the car will see a lot of road time this weekend.

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I ran my '86 Park Ave convertible up for the annual New York State inspection this morning, top down in the sunshine. I was real happy to see I had put about 700 miles on it over the year. Not a lot, but much better than the year I had 45 miles between inspections. 55,485 on it now.

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Had the 61 deuce and a quarter out for a short drive last evening. The 401 nailhead has been rebuilt and she seems to be a happy camper now!

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