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  1. Based on the current number of registrations, we will expect about 150 Buicks this year. This is a bit lower than previous years, but it is still going to be a nice show. It just means you can spend longer looking at each Buick.
  2. There will be shuttles running constantly from the hotels to the show field on Saturday. There is also a cart path from the host hotel to the show field for easier travelling, not having to take the main roads. Every effort is being made so that the separate show field will not be a problem.
  3. The May 26 deadline is coming up quickly. Less than 60 days before the meet begins. It is shaping up to be a good meet. Get those registrations in.
  4. There is a campground in the canyon that we stayed at one time. Don't. It was so very unbelievably hot. But there are several around the area. And if you are staying around Amarillo, I have a short list of restaurants you need to visit, too. When we go in the direction of Colorado, we hit Amarillo right about lunch time, so we have a few of our favorites that we frequent.
  5. 90 days away! Get your registrations in soon.
  6. When the registration form was first created, we thought the room rate was $119. However, later we learned the rate was actually $124. The registration form was incorrect. The rooms are $124 per night. We apologize for the misunderstanding.
  7. Some people have asked for RV and Campground information in the Midwest City, OK area. Here is a list provided by the Midwest City Visitor's Center. As usual, please check with the campground directly before making any reservations. Edgewood RV Community (This is a smaller, older park in Midwest City. It can be hard to locate at first. This park is closest to the show and activity) 8801 SE 29th Street Midwest City, OK 73110 (405) 732-8400 www.Edgewoodrvokc.com Eastland Hills RV Park (This park is actually in Midwest City, but has an Oklahoma City address) 3100 S. Douglas Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK (405) 475-5514 www.Eastlandhillsrvpark.com Oklahoma City East KOA Holiday (This is a nice park about 12 miles east of Midwest City just off of !-40 . Be sure to ask about the status of the interstate construction at Choctaw Rd. The bridges and interstate are being rerouted. Construction is a mess right now) 6200 S. Choctaw Rd. Choctaw, OK 73020 (405) 391-5000 www.KOA.com Twin Fountains RV Park (This is a large park in Oklahoma City at the crossroads of I-35 and I-44. The location is west of Midwest City and Buick show activity. However; may be on the way to some scheduled off property activities. May experience some traffic at peak times. Ask about current construction on I-35 & I-44. It is bad in the area right now. ) 2727 NE 63rd Street Oklahoma City, OK (405) 475-5514 www.twinfountainsrvpark.com
  8. This is taken from the Modified Judging Form, does it help? Modified Classes are based on the following: Mild : engine swaps to of-era allowed, only minor body changes, interior upgrades, engine upgrades. Resto-Rod : Looks stock but is repowered, major suspension upgrades, interior changes. Radical : Has had major body changes, major suspension changes, engine change.
  9. I have a NOS Buick Tissue Dispenser that mounts under the dash. It is an official Buick accessory for early 1960's. Original box, but no instructions nor mounting screws. It is in mint condition, no scratches or blemishes. Chrome and emblem are perfect. $100 plus shipping.
  10. Nice. I love station wagons. I cannot wait to see it in person. Don't lose that gas cap!
  11. Meers is closer to Lawton, Oklahoma, which is not that close to Midwest City. My father is from Lawton and we used to go there quite a bit, but I haven't been there in several years.
  12. As suspected, all the BCA rooms are booked at the Sheraton host hotel. They just gave you a room at the normal rates. To anyone reading this, please call the alternate hotels listed on the registration form. All of these hotels are just as nice, are within walking distance of the Sheraton (no streets or highways to cross), and will give you the same $119 room rate, with breakfast included.
  13. Pete and I were there this past weekend to finalize some of the meet issues. We were told then that the Sheraton (Host Hotel) was almost sold out. We have the entire hotel except for a few rooms held back for employees, etc. Perhaps they were selling you a room that was out of the block we had reserved. However, every room, including ones from the alternate hotels are supposed to be $119 per night. I'll try to find out what is going on.
  14. The drivers and seniors are included in the total. 400 Point - 72 Display Only - 64 Archival - 21 Modified - 14 Total - 171 In other words, of the 171 cars registered, 53 were driven and 15 were seniors. The Driven and seniors could be in the other categories, too.
  15. Don't focus too much on the numbers. You cannot measure the success or failure of a National Meet just by the numbers. It is still a Buick National Meet, the largest gathering of great Buicks and Buick enthusiasts in the country every year. It will be fun.
  16. Yeah, it is a common conversation with me and my Buick buddies, as to which Buick we would like to have back. I'm sure that idea will make an interesting thread......
  17. About 175 cars and a little over 300 registrations (600 people). Including a lot of regular members from this forum.
  18. The only Wildcat GS was in 1966. Mine did not have the Super Wildcat engine, though. Just a 425 with the big chrome air cleaner and the finned aluminum valve covers. I wish I had that one back.
  19. John, as adventurous as it sounds, I'm hoping for no adventures. I'm hoping for a safe, reliable, no-surprises, mechanical-breakdown-free trip. I wish that for everyone traveling to and from the show.
  20. Michelle and I will be leaving the Friday before and staying in Manitou Springs for a few days before heading up to Denver. We will be at the show Tuesday afternoon to open the registration desk. As of this moment, I plan on driving my recently acquired 1998 LeSabre. I might even try to climb Pikes Peak with it while I'm close by. Y'all have safe and easy travels, and we will see you there!
  21. When I read the Cuban articles, I was struck with the thought "What if people in this country took the same amount of effort to keep older cars running and on the road?" Now, I know the situation in Cuba is quite different than the US, but you have to give the Cubans enormous credit for doing whatever it takes to keep these cars on the road. They are not restoring them for show, but keeping them alive for driving. We are spoiled with the easy availability of parts (in most cases) and the income to afford them.
  22. Bernie, my 1991 Roadmaster Wagon does the same thing with the hot air out the vents when accelerating. And I'm with you; it is an odd character of the car and I would miss it if it didn't happen.
  23. 30 days before the show begins! Deadline is June 1, so get those registrations in now.