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  1. Sunday i had the opportunity to attend an old car drags. this is one of the first on Long Island not at a sanctioned track. it was run by a group that is primarilly flathead fords. but alot of fun for 3 hours. show cars were free, they only raced for max about 500 ft but the show gave me the glimpse of what it must have been like back in the 40's and 50's at the airports racing. this wont be my last for sure. the only Buick there but the 57 was well received and it was great to have it out.
  2. being from the island that is almost like Canada to us lol i joke ( dont want to get the upstate members mad at me) beautiful country up there, great history. but yes as with most of NY state SALT Marty
  3. Matt looking at this great looking 57 i notice it looks like it has NY registration tags on the windshield if so what part of NY is it from Marty
  4. so your telling me 2 B60 green 4 door sedans close by, i didnt know that color was so popular in 60 up here on the island we have the problem with pearl fawn lol just curious was that color in the brochure or an add for 60 marty
  5. I don't know if this quite qualifies but on Sunday we finally had the Long Island chapter show and running the show the hard working team and I got to hang out with about 70 Buicks and 10 other brands. My daughter brought my pace car and her boyfriend my 91 Reatta. I had to haul stuff in my GMC Terrain. And my son got to drive them both back home with his wife shuttling. Best of show was a 38 Century, Dealer choice 70 225.the rebadged Regal GS/Opel was interesting in that the young owner was very into the car and found out after buying it used from a dealeri, it had been on display at the Detroit auto show. Nice to see the future is still interested. Great day and show Here's some pics.
  6. IMPORTANT CHANGES TO SEPTEMBER 5TH LONG ISLAND BUICK CLUB SHOW We are still going to have our car show in Wantagh on Sept. 5 BUT because of the rise in COVID-19 DELTA variant infections, the board unanimously decided to change from a Peer Judging / Trophy show to a NO ENTRY FEE / NON JUDGED SHOW. We understand this is not our normal way of doing our show, but in the interest of the safety of our members and the participants of the show we feel this would limit our contact and be in the best interest of everyone participating We will be following any COVID guidelines from the town, county, or state. Unfortunately we will NOT be having a food vendor at the show, so please be prepared to bring your own food and refreshments. If you decide not to attend at this time we hope to see you in 2022 at our May show Please feel free to call me with any questions @ 516-606-4620 Stay Safe And Buick on Marty
  7. looks like another day in New York City
  8. And if you were parking in a press area you had better make sure your car had NYP license plates otherwise the meter maids would be more than happy to ticket you. lol just wondering if that was an overcast day or could that be smog. that area looks quite different now great pic thanks Marty
  9. The Long Island chapter has the town's approval to go ahead with the show! WE ARE ON FOR SEPTEMBER 5 WE hope to see you there. Keep an eye on our website libuickclub.org for any further info. Marty
  10. I stand corrected Thank You but then could we consider fuel percolation lol
  11. i belive that 60 is the last year for bolts on the wheels as also for the pedal start and torque tube on all my cars i have an inline filter before the fuel pump after the metal line in the short rubber hose in the engine compartment. temporarilly i would also put one between the fuel pumpand carb but just be aware that not being high up in the air stream from the fan it might also contribute to vapor lock i dont belive the filter housing is reproduced but there should be some available on ebay it also looks like you might be missing the bracket for the fuel filter and possibly a vaccuum switch if you have a 2 prong flat plug just hanging out, not sure if the lesabre smaller motor had this. hope this helps Marty
  12. gongrats beautiful looking car glad to hear its running
  13. probably one of the best things i have heard of yet to do with our cars, pics are great
  14. not trying to hijack the thread but the 60 next to the 39 in the pic is that on the block also, just wondering lol
  15. Mark thank you for the comment when i decided to take on being the Director of the chapter i run it as a Buick Club not pre or post war or late model anything produced by Buick is welcome. ( i even tried attracting opels for a while, but that didnt work lol) many years ago at a show and new to the hobby i saw an older gentleman hand cranking an early Buick, i think a model 10 not sure. i was hooked. i have not had a chance to own a pre war YET. i think 36 is a beautiful car with 37 and 8 real close 41 oh yeah and anything before 36 is just cool. my wife and i came real close, and i mean real close to pulling the trigger on a 37 mdl 41 a few years ago. it just didnt work out. Still kind of regretting not finding a way to get it. ah well.. So the passion is there, but i stil love my pace car, my 57, and the Reatta and my wifes 2014 Lacrosse is a pleasure. so you migt say a man for all seasons lol thank you again Marty
  16. After reading many of the above comments, if this is truly the attitude of the board, that is a shame. I can only tell you that is not the position of the Long Island chapter. For quite a few years now starteing with the prior director, to attract pre-war Buicks to our show their entrance fee is FREE. We want ALL Buicks at our show. Yes you might be able to see newer ones at Walmart but it is also about the owners who care for any Buick old or new. The trend of 60,70 and 80s cars is ok they are easy to drive and what baby boomers remember growing up with. At our shows we want all years as many as possible. Those who don't understand this will learn one day but till then we will enjoy them. Marty
  17. The wife and I had the Reatta at the Gold coast cruisers car show in Morgan Park Glen Cove. This is a great show with a lot of variety, in a beautiful beach front park. The car attracted a lot of attention. Great day with a great lady and a great car.
  18. just adds to "They don't build them like they used to" lol
  19. As the director of the Long Island chapter i am disapointed to see this outcome. we have two 1916's in our chapter with owners who were interested in recieving these awards. i always thought that because of the circustances surrounding the movement of these vehicles over long distances to a National necesitating trailering, that if the requirement was to be driven on to a show field, why not let it be a local BCA chapter show or regional show or tour with documentation from the chapter director or board. Just to go on record i voiced this idea directly to the President John in a phone call, but to be fair i understand that John and the Board have been dealing with alot this past year and even now. but still i think there could have been a better way to keep it going. Thank You to those that pushed as far as it got. Marty
  20. my 91 is adjustable like said above carefull, slow, dillegent work you can do it like the matchbook idea, remind's me of points lol
  21. Is it just me or is everyone else impressed with how well the curvature of the fender and hood work in this picture
  22. Even though my wife and I weren't able to get to the Mason-Dixon show as planned Saturday, weather reports were not favorable for the drive. I was able to go to a charity Father's day car show about 3 miles from my house at the Seaford train station. Great show hundreds of cars, my pace car and a few interesting ones below.
  23. I0The wife and I went to the local cars and coffee cruise spot this morning in the Reatta and was pleasantly surprised at how many Buicks were there. I was wondering if the Tesla guys were wondering why their cars didn't look that much different than a 30 year old Buick lol
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