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 Incredible video courtesy of the NB CENTER.  It is long but worth watching as you learn about Nicola Bulgari's obsession with American cars and watch his restoration team take you through a time lapse restoration.  It culminates with a trip to the 2017 AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet in Hershey.  The video is a professional production and I am sure you will enjoy it.  Grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy.  We will have our Annual grand national meet in 2020 at this facility!!!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAvTmoT4svQ&feature=youtu.be

 

 

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Thank you Steve, truly great video, and a showcase of a collection that is based on passion and love of the vehicles. Bob 

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No the NB Center is a private facility but they have graciously let clubs use their facilities.  The Buick Club had their 50th Anniversary celebration there last year and AACA will have the AGNM in 2020.  It is a magnificent facility.

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Not sure why they chose "If I only Had a Brain" for the background music, but I sure have thought that many times in a restoration project. Wouldn't chorus girls be cheaper? Fantastic video. He is showing very hard cars to restore as you cannot buy parts from catalogs. 

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Keith was able to find members of the Graham club (GOCI) they got ahold of me and other members to barrow parts and get authenticity information.  They have a lot of balls in the air, was most likely a 2 year restoration.  I sold them a rear bumper for the restoration (impossible part to find).  The car is a 1933 Graham Model 64 (about 900 built), my only complaint is the wheels, I believe they should be painted body color (I was unable to prove they were not available in 33 in "natural")  This car should be pin striped, the original painted striped wood wheels are artwork!  This is an original color, it is missing the side mount covers.  I would love to get in to see the collection someday, I think it is out East?

 

 

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One more thing I would like to mention, Nicola Bulgari is a great ambassador to our hobby!  His cars don't gather dust, he gets them out and into the publics eye.  We need more people with this level of enthusiasm for beautiful American pre war cars.

 

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https://www.historicvehicle.org/amos-northup-graham-blue-streak-national-historic-vehicle-register/

 

 

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It's always a treat to see their cars at Hershey. The fellows are real down to earth, and the choices of cars are really interesting.

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The Buick Club of America did indeed have their 50th Anniversary at the NB Center for American Automotive History. Mr. Bulgari should be thanked for his amazing collection of American automobiles. The man is literally saving a huge part of the American automotive experience. The facility is incredible as well as beautiful. I am looking forward to going back for the AACA AGNM in 2020. Here are a few pictures from the Buick event.

 

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51 minutes ago, Mark Shaw said:

Philip,

     Thanks for posting these photos that many BCA members have not yet seen.

 

Thank you. I did share my album of photos for this event on multiple Face Book sites at the time. If you think I should share them on a new post in the forum, (Buick or AACA?) I would be more than happy to do so. 

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Great images!

 

We got there too late for anything but the car show, but I had a blast. Mr. Bulgari has a thing for 1942 cars (and many others!) and the Roadmaster sedan was fantastic. I have loads of pics of his big Buicks on the grass, too many to post.

 

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Sweet '42 Buick Model 71 Roadmaster.

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1942 Buick Model 71 Roadmaster.

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These layout plans give you the scope of the property...

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21 hours ago, philip roitman said:

Thank you. I did share my album of photos for this event on multiple Face Book sites at the time.

Philip,

     Many BCA members do not subscribe to Facebook, Twitter, etc.  However many, like me, do frequent this forum. 

Thanks again for posting your photos here.

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On ‎26‎/‎03‎/‎2018 at 2:21 PM, Graham Man said:

Try this one...Great guys! worked with them on a 1933 Graham restoration.

Just wondering if you are using Mike Butters for castings seeing you are restoring a Graham.

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I have purchased parts from Mike Butters, he normally advertises on the GOCI website but it is down right now, updating.  Nice quality reproduction parts at reasonable prices.  I have had good luck with him and his Graham parts.

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Great video. I hope to go to Hersey someday. Also hope someday to be able to think about antique cars without a tear in my eyes for my dad. 

 

Thanks for sharing. 

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