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  1. Automakers produce two actual pace cars - one for the Indy 500 Museum and one to keep. Buick either gave its cars to the Sloan Museum in Flint or, in the case of the 1983 Riviera, kept it in their historic vehicle collection. All others are parade cars or replicas. We had a showing of the pace cars at GM Durant-Dort Factory One in Flint in 2017, along with the Buick Bug.
  2. I was a manufacturing engineer at Buick City when we built these. For the most part, Buick needed to build something like 300 cars with the special aero package, most notably the filler panel on the rear quarter glass, to make it a "production" body to be legal in NASCAR. I don't recall much more than that. Hope it helps.
  3. Glad you enjoyed the story, Terry. I cant wait to see what Pete and Cindy did with the layout. It was fun working with the whole gang not only to write it but in actually getting the wagon back home. Thanks again to Dandy Dave for getting the wheels in motion!
  4. The Durant-Dort Foundation has one on display in Flint . . . http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2014/11/a_tub_with_a_sink_see_a_1898_d.html
  5. Dandy Dave, the wagon looks great! So impressive to see the paint detail that's survived, especially in the wheels and rear axle! Thank you for all you did to make this happen. It will look great inside the old carriage factory once the rennovation is complete. Thanks also to Dave Langdon for bringing this to our attention, to Larry Schramm for his time, talent, and trailer, to Brian Heil for driving out with Larry to get it, to Nick Branoff for making the donation for fuel, to GM for the use of the truck, and to David White and Leroy Cole of the Genesee County Historical Society for other travel expenses. My apologies if I missed anyone. Now, a little gentle cleaning (or power wasing as appropriate), some historical research, an assessment of how far to go with repair, and little more sweat and toil to get it ready for display in Flint . . . the epicenter of the automotive industry! Kevin
  6. Dave, Just sent you an email. We'd love to have it in Flint and display it in Durant-Dort Factory 1. Kevin