philip roitman

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  1. I met Austie Clark in 1982 at The Madison Avenue Sports Car Driving and Chowder Society luncheons at Sardi's. I was invited to become a member in 1983 or 84? I was SCCA racing and a Board member of the NYRSCCA at the time. He was a wonderful man and his stories and cars were also wonderful. He is greatly missed, and as usual a toast to the original members including Austie was done at last weeks 61st Anniversary Chowder Xmas party. Great memories!
  2. I just finished totaling the mileage for the year of my '75 Electra, which has been documented in the "Raise your hand if you drove at least one Buick this weekend". In fact I just posted my last of the season there with the total. The car was great and is a great driver. She even won a 1st Award Jr. at the Gettysburg AACA Eastern Spring Meet. OK, get to the point! The number of miles driven was 3,057.
  3. Drove the Electra Friday to the pole Barn. My 1st post with the Electra this year was April 29th with 20,312 miles after a show and tour in Ct. the day before we got her out of the pole Barn with a dead battery with 20,234 miles. Friday I had to have her towed to the shop because it turned out the fusible link blew. So I started and ended the season fixing small problems. Otherwise she was a fun driver this year, and thankfully the only problems were the ones at the start and end of the season. She now has 23,291miles, for a total mileage of 3,057 for the year. Everything is now stored for the winter. Can't wait for the Spring!
  4. I did sign up for the mileage awards. I am now waiting to hit 5000 miles before I send the documents in. Almost all the mileage has been documented in the Buick Forum "Raise your hand if you drove an old Buick this weekend" Bought the car July 1 2017 with 18,500 miles and she is mostly all original. It now has 23,3XX miles. Might just have to wait till next year to send in the papers as I am putting her away next week for the winter. P.S. Drove her to the Gettysburg Meet and did all the tours and the show, she even surprised us and took a First Award Junior! The car has been a wonderful driver and garners quite a bit of attention. I think the Black and Red color scheme make the car pop.
  5. Drove the '75 Electra a bit today and took out my new to me '16 AMG GTS Edition1 for a ride also. The AMG is as close to a 300 SL as I am going to get and I love it! ? Pictures from in front of my house.
  6. Drove the Yellow '73 Sun Coupe a bit last week at the AACA Hershey Meet. It was great to see some BCA'ers and lots of Buick's. Took the Gold '73 4 speed out this weekend and drove it to the shop, (about 18 miles) cleaned it up and loaded it on the trailer today. We leave to Bowling Green, Kentucky Tuesday for the GSCA Nationals next weekend. ?
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  8. I just posted over 200 photos on the AACA FaceBook page. It is difficult to post more than 2 or 3 photos anymore on this forum or in the photo album area. I hope you can get to the FB site.
  9. Thanks Lamar! It was great seeing you again also. Glad you had a good time and found that beautiful BUICK sign to add to your garage.
  10. We will be showing my car in class 36F. Going for my first Preservation Award with the car.
  11. Just got home from a 6 day trip to Atlantic City and then the NE Buick races at Cecil County Dragway in Maryland. The '75 Electra ran flawlessly. We did some touring, went back to the Strasburg Pa. area and more. The car won a trophy at the car show part of the event as icing on the cake for my wifes birthday. ? The trip was 651 miles all together. The car now has 23238 miles.
  12. I believe they came from the Collector Car Garage in Katonah. More than one truck on the way to California.
  13. My '73 Stage1 Gran Sport was there. Had a great time, as has been the case this year I can say it was an honor to be invited. Thanks to Bob Ashton of MCACN for the invite. My friends 70 GS won an award.
  14. See you there. I did not enter one of my Buicks this year. I will be there in my new to me '16 Mercedes AMG GTS Edition1. This means I will be missing Musclepalooza and FAST racing this year. I had so many Sportscar friends telling me for years to come back to the show. I am looking forward to it and could not have picked a better year to go. We will be in the Supercar class on the front straight.
  15. Took the 73 4 speed to the Concours d' America in Plymouth MI. Had a great time and it was an honor to be there. My friend with his 70 GS took home an Award.
  16. Paula, We had a great time. All of the tours, Party/Dinners and the show were top notch. Everything went according to plan and we could not have been happier. Thank you, and thanks to the Region and all the volunteers.
  17. Members 282 299 posts Location: Katonah N.Y. Report post x #2434 Posted Sunday at 05:32 PM A big thanks to the Chesapeake Region for an outstanding job and raising the bar. Just got home a few hours ago from the AACA North East National Meet in Gettysburg. We left Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we did the car tours, a Friday bus tour and then showed the '75 Electra Saturday. It was a fantastic event, extremely well organized and run. I was totally surprised and very happy last night at the Awards banquet when the car won it's First Place Jr. Award. The car drove flawlessly and we ended up visiting a friend in Pa. on the way home today. Total mileage for the trip was 767 miles and the car now has 22197 miles. I bought her last July with 18500 original miles and have enjoyed every mile since then.
  18. Just got home a few hours ago from the AACA North East National Meet in Gettysburg. We left Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we did the car tours, a Friday bus tour and then showed the '75 Electra Saturday. It was a fantastic event, extremely well organized and run. I was totally surprised and very happy last night at the Awards banquet when the car won it's First Place Jr. Award. The car drove flawlessly and we ended up visiting a friend in Pa. on the way home today. Total mileage for the trip was 767 miles and the car now has 22197 miles. I bought her last July with 18500 original miles and have enjoyed every mile since then.
  19. Took the Electra out for a memorial drive and lunch for Cancer research, about 120 miles total.. Lots of Sports cars and some American Iron. Will clean her up and have it all checked out tomorrow. Driving down to Gettysburgh Tuesday for the Saturday AACA National plus 3 days of touring.
  20. Looking forward to this event. Will be driving our Electra from NY and hope to do all the tours. Having it judged for the first time. Depending on how it does (correct tires unavailable) and what will be needed to maybe have it judged again, either that or put it into HPOF or DPC the next time.