TxBuicks

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  1. The 1953 Skylark belongs to Darryl English from College Station, TX.
  2. Probably nothing wrong with the engine internally, but then I don't know why it was parked in the first place. Wash it, then fix and drive.
  3. That 1990 Estate Wagon looks like it is ready to go already. Nice find there.
  4. I have been to a lot of BCA National events and I do not recall seeing any Skylarks from this era.
  5. This will be a much shorter trip for the Texas Road Warriors. I will miss their adventurous posts here. Safe travels, everyone. See you there!
  6. Some members have contacted me concerned about the recent weather events in Oklahoma lately. Yes, there has been a lot of rain and even a few tornados in Oklahoma. However, these weather events have not impacted the Midwest City area. In fact, the leadership committee went up there for a final visit on Wednesday, May 22, and everything was good. So, if you are concerned about the weather somehow damaging the meet, do not. The show will go on as planned.
  7. The May 26 deadline is in a few days. This deadline only applies if you want to go on any of the tours or events. The purpose of the deadline is that we have to take a head count for these events in advance so we can order the proper number of buses, meals, print maps, etc. It doesn't necessarily mean you won't be able to go on these events after the deadline, however there is a chance that you might not be able to, due to the limitations. If you don't want to go on any tours or events, and just want to register a Buick for the show, you can still do that after the deadline, however a late fee may apply.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 90 days away! Get your registrations in soon.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Nice. I love station wagons. I cannot wait to see it in person. Don't lose that gas cap!
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.