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Everything posted by Pomeroy41144

  1. Wow. that is great. Where do you live? Our local "car shows" consist mostly of 60s muscle, street rods and 57 Chevrolets.
  2. I dream about riding a Harley that won't steer. I always wake up before I wipe out.
  3. So what happened here? How about some back story?
  4. Great cars and great stories at the National Meets. 1916 Buick at Buick Club of America National Meet at Brookfield, Wisconsin.
  5. Some years ago my father and my brother traveled to Michigan to look at a 1941 Series 90. The broker they were dealing with knew nothing about old Buicks (or floor starters). The broker kept trying to turn the key to start the car. He was embarrassed that he could not start the car. He kept offering up misinformed notions of what was wrong and why he could not start it. My father, an old school Buick guy, jumped in, set the switch and pressed the pedal and --surprise-- the car started right up. The broker was even more embarrassed, but he learned something. My brother did purchase that car--more like stole it for what he paid. He still has that great 1941 with the foot starter. Lots of good times.
  6. Thanks. Thanks a lot. One of the reasons that these National Meets are so awesome. PP
  7. When I attended the BCA Nationals at South Bend in 2013 I had talked with a lady who was showing a very old Buick that had been stored for many years in a freezer in a Denver, Colorado building. I spoke with the lady for a while and in the process forgot to take a photo of the car. As I recall, it was an early 20s or older. Does anybody remember this car? Can someone post a photo of this car at the 2013 meet? The BCA literature I saved from the meet was not a help. Thanks. P
  8. 1951 Chevrolet Sedan https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1951/chevrolet/deluxe/100824237 Not my car but an example. This sedan is cheaper than a good travel trailer or a Harley. And the whole family can ride in it. Totally affordable and easy to maintain. Parts fairly easy to come by. For this money you can't lose. When I retire, I am going to shoot for something like this as a daily driver.
  9. As I have said before, there are plenty of lower priced antique four door sedans available every day.
  10. People who enjoy antique automobiles are a "sub culture" of the larger group of Auto Enthusiasts.
  11. The Bums will always lose Mr. Lebowski.
  12. In my experience, one usually lucks into these kind of situations.
  13. Ben, I am sorry if I offended you. It was not my intention. Thanks. P41144
  14. This was on Saturday. I was not there all week, so I can't attest to what was going on there then. I was not one of the folks who were crabbin about the fence and the location, but when we were being judged someone was. Don't know who they were. When the judge got done with us, they told us we could park at concourse. That's how I remember it. Not casting any aspersions, just relating a parking issue I witnessed. My father was present and remembers almost the same. Sorry for the mix up. I don't know about elitist, because I am not that. I really don't go to a Buick National Meet to see hotrods. OK?
  15. I drove a pre-war Buick to the 2013 South Bend National Meet. When I arrived we checked into the Driven Class area, which was way away from the main concourse area. While our car was being looked at by the judges there were a few people in the Driven class who were angry that the Driven Class parking was so far off the beaten track. After a few minutes of conversation with these members, the judges on hand told the Driven Class people that we could go park on the Concourse after judging. We did. We were able to park our 1941 Limited next to a 1942 Limited and a 1941 Super. We were very happy that our un-modified Driven class 1941 Buick was allowed to park with the 41s. I really do believe that for pre-war years the point-judged cars, the driven cars and the un-modified display cars be parked together and arranged by year. The modified cars should be on their own. I would not want to park my nice original next to a slammed 41 low rider with pearl paint. This is not some fast food cruise night. In the Early Ford V-8 Club of America there are six categories: Concourse; Dearborn; Touring (A and B); Rouge (preservation); Display/Modified. With the exception of the Display class, which are grouped separately, all other cars are grouped by year regardless of judging category. I like this. I like seeing all the 38s with the 38s, all the 41s with the 41s, etc. Having the cars parked chronologically by year makes for a much better National Meet experience. I know many of us in the Ford club do not want the modifieds on the concourse with the other categories. The parking for the Ford folks is a lot easier because of the limited span of years, etc. And I can see the point of BCA planners of having the post war cars grouped the way they are. I loved seeing all those Skylarks parked together at Brookfield. I would like to thank the Driven Class folks who were complaining that July day in South Bend; the voicing of their concerns paid off --- we Driven Class people were allowed to park with the other Buicks on the field. Much better than parking way on the other side of the hotel property. We were able to sit with and talk with more Buick people on the concourse. In the future I would hope that BCA would display judged pre-war cars by year and keep the modified cars separate. . . .
  16. Probably rebuilt as another street rod. Like Matt says, these guys are in it for the thrill of the build. They are not "carlovers".
  17. Wow. Sounds thrilling. I love vintage motoring--just like a time machine. I wish I was one of those lucky forum members.
  18. Nice, I had a 72 Buick Electra that exact color. Good looking car. Good luck.
  19. Car in bottom photo appears to be a 1938 Buick convertible. The photo of the car on top appears to be a 1939 Convertible Sedan (Did Buick call them Phaetons in 39 or Convertible Sedan?). Good luck with your search. Hope you find a kind person to drive them.
  20. What about the strip of stainless running the side through the door handles. Not present on the original photo.
  21. Forums do go down and are lost. For many years I had belonged to a history forum called army air forces dot com. It was a really great forum that included a set of members that made up a great core of expertise and knowledge, making that web forum a go-to page for that kind of inquiry. Well, the page failed somehow and all the threads and posts lost. Some had been archived, but that was the early iteration of the forum and was archived when the modern aaf forum was active. When the modern forum failed, it all fell out. All was lost. A real loss for the future. So, web forums do go down and the info can be lost. Hopefully that won't happen here.
  22. I have been saying this for a few years now. Plenty of antique sedans that are running, complete and available at reasonable prices.