philip roitman

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  1. The car is a great driving and handling car. Very solid build quality. It drives like a Mercedes should when you are just cruising around town, then when asked for it is an animal and still drives comfortably. All depends on the driving modes. Lots of options to play with for track, highway and street. The sounds it makes are right out of hot rod heaven when you want. I am an ex SCCA racer and this car does it all.
  2. I bought this 2016 Mercedes AMG GTS Edition1 2 years ago this coming June with 1470 miles on it. Paid about 35% off list. Only 268 built for the USA. I think this might be a collectible in the future. I think it's an instant classic. Only my kids will know for sure. In the meantime I am driving and enjoying every mile and minute of doing so. I now have about 5400 miles on it and is put away for the winter. Has an unlimited mileage factory warranty through June 2022
  3. Photos are now posted on the AACA FaceBook page. Almost 300 pictures. A huge Thank you to Mr. Bulgari for inviting us. Another thank you to Marty Schorr for arranging this. You are a great friend and I highly value our relationship. Thank you also to my new friend Kieth Flickinger, your enthusiasm and knowledge, and you and your crews workmanship are second to none. The 50 Anniversary of the BCA at the facility was a wonderful experience. Yesterday was even better.
  4. First one in my '73 GS Stage1 Sun Coupe at Lime Rock this year getting its Best in Class trophy at this years Lime Rock Park Sunday in the Park Concours. Second one is from a photo shoot for an upcoming article scheduled for April 2020 in Muscle Car Review for my '73 GS Stage1 Four speed.
  5. I will be there with my Harvest Gold Stock appearing '73 Gran Sport 455 F.A.S.T./ SuperCar races car in a small group of A body GM cars. My other '73 Harvest Gold GS Stage1 4 speed AACA National Award nominated 2018 & 2019 '73 won a Concours Gold (1000 points out of 1000) and Pinnacle Award for Best Buick in 2017. My '73 1 of 4 SCO paint and 1 0f 45 built Stage1 SunCoupe won a Concours Gold (986 points) and a Pick Award from the Sloan Museum in 2016.
  6. Will be going to the NB Center in Allentown for a private tour Veterans day (Nov. 11) with Marty Schorr of Cars magazine, Motion cars and Buick PR fame. We will be getting a private tour and spending the day with Keith Flickinger. Mr Bulgari is heading back to Rome this Wednesday. Will post pictures when I return home. Looking forward to being there again and having the private tour and lunch on the premises.
  7. It isn't with a antique car, but it is a future collectible, my '16 AMG GTS Edition1. 1 of 350 made for the USA.
  8. Was a wonderful event. It is habit forming. I wont repeat what everyone else said, I agree with it all, and the event gets better every year. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you to everyone involved!
  9. Thanks, Lamar. It was great seeing you again. Hope you used or found someone for those Banquet tickets. Will be bringing the car to the BCA National in Ohio this year, God willing. Hotel reservations are made. I am looking forward to it and seeing you there.
  10. Hi Lamar. I will be in class 36F again this year. I will be bringing my '73 Gran Sport Stage1 4 Speed. It was nominated last year for a AACA National Award. (2018) I can't wait to show it at Hershey again where she won her First Place Award Jr. in 2017, that was the first show for it since its restoration. We look forward to seeing you again and showing you the car.
  11. We will be there. Hope to look you up again Friday at your spot in the car corral. Will have my '73 Harvest Gold Buick Gran Sport Stage1 4 Speed in Group 36F for the show.
  12. I say go for it. It was nice to read last year's blog. I enjoyed it very much. With the addition of the railroad museums and pictures it should be an added bonus to the trip. See you at Hershey.
  13. I also took the '73 GS stage1 4 speed to the Radnor Hunt Concours. The featured class was Buick, The designs of Bill Mitchell. I have and probably will never again see so many Buicks at a Concours. It was an honor to be invited, had a great time with lots of friends from the BCA and local clubs. Marty Schorr wrote a nice article on the Buicks at Radnor Hunt. He used my car as the feature photo! 🙂 Here is the piece written about my car. and a photo with Alan Oldfields '75 all original Pace car next to it. His car only has a little more than 3000 miles on it.
  14. I have been busy and haven't posted in a while. Two weeks ago was the NE Buick races and show at Cecil County Dragway. Drove the '75 Electra to Atlantic City to hang with Buick friends and then to the show. Over 450 miles all together. Had a great time, toured to the Herr's potato chip factory and won a trophy in the show. The ride back was a blast. Was in a bit of a rush Saturday afternoon on the way home due to another car engagement. The car drove like a top, 75-80 MPH the whole way. 🙂 Mileage is now 24,772. Started at 18,500 two years ago.
  15. My Grandson has two sets of Grandparent car guys. His Mom (my daughter) is a car person since she was born, following me to SCCA races all across the Atlantic coast. His father is also a car guy. My grandson David (almost 12) has been going to events since he was born. He made me purchase him a AACA Jr. membership for 2020 and I did that last week. He was in the AACA Kids magazine a few months ago when I sent his picture when asked on this forum for kids into AACA, etc. Last month we were at the Lime Rock Concours "Sunday in the Park" at the Fall Vintage Festival showing my '73 Buick Sun Coupe where he joined some of my friends judging cars to learn and listen, he was made an official Judge by the head Judge Murray Smith. He even judged Lime Rock owner Skip Barber's car. He just joined us last Sunday at the Turtle Invitational Concours in Bedford NY where he once again joined the Judges and became an official Judge by Melanie Pray. (The late collector Malcom Pray's daughter) We even met our illustrious leader Steve Moskowitz's cousin this past Sunday at the event. (he was judging) We all agree with the premise of starting them young! He is well on his way to a life of playing with classic cars and judging them too. I am lucky to have the opportunity to see him grow up and appreciate/love the hobby as much as I do. 😎