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  1. I really don't see what the big deal is over parking by years.  Logically speaking, look at the judging categories.  Except for the special Buick models, it is all by year anyway.  I think most people would agree that the Rivieras (Class O), Gran Sports (Class P), GN and T-types (Class Q), Reattas (Class R), Professional and Specialty Buicks (Class S), and Race Cars (Class T) are different enough to stay in their own area.  As a spectator, if one was interested in Rivieras or Reattas, they could go to the Riviera or Reatta section and see the evolution of that special model year by year.  Same can be said for the others recently mentioned.  All other classes (A - N) are already organized by year, and therefore, are already parked according to year.  


    The only real argument is what to do with the Archival cars during judging.  If we can figure out how to judge the Archivals when they are all over the field, we got it. 

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  2. Just for the record, the windshield cards are different colors AND they are spelled out.  So, if we were to have 4 Buicks of the same year parked side by side, one 400 point judged, one Display only, one Modified, and one Archival, it is pretty easy to tell which one is in which judging category.



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  3. As they say, one cannot control the weather.  It was clod and rainy on Friday night, and cold and windy Saturday morning.  We left at noon to go see two local private garages, so not enough time to get the cars organized in a parking lot together.  The garages were outstanding.  By the time we returned, the weather was nice but we lost our parking spaces.  Not a lot of Buicks, but it was nice to see old friends again.

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  4. The Driven Class has been changed to where it is not a separate class anymore.  Any registered vehicle can apply for a Driven medallion, so there will not be a separate place in the show field for the Driven Class.  Therefore, the Display and Driven will be parked in the same area as it's class. The Archival Class and the Modified Class, however, are still separated.

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  5. It is not that difficult to park Pre-War cars according to years.  The judging classes (A-D) are all specifically year related anyway.  The difference is this: In the past, let's say 15 cars were registered for class B (1913 - 1935).  The show field would allocate 15 spots for Class B.  A Class B vehicle could park anywhere within these 15 spots.  In order to park specifically according to year, someone will have to make sure the cars are parked within Class B by year; 1913 on the left, then 1914, then 1915, etc.  1935 would be on the far right.  All it takes is for someone to direct the cars to their specific spot as they arrive.


    I doubt if parking by year will migrate to other divisions.  The Rivieras, Reattas, Gran Sports, and Modifieds will still want to park together by division.  They wouldn't want to be with other models of the same year.

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  6. Mark,


    There is a new iPhone app called BuickZip that compresses it down into a much smaller piece. Then you can send it by email.  But the recipient must have it, too, to uncompress it once he receives it.  I predict it will put a big dent in the transporter business when they figure out how to include complete cars.  I wish I had thought of it.  Go to the App Store and do a search for it.  Perhaps Mr. Earl can find the link and stick it to the top section.

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  7. This is from the meet chairman:


    If you are having difficulty booking hotel rooms for the National Meet.  

    HOST HOTEL - Denver Marriott South Park Meadows; Lone Tree, CO 

    Website:  https;//aws.passkey.com/e/49273599 

    If you have difficulty utilizing the website, please call the hotel direct number. 

     Direct Phone Number:  303-925-0004

         Group Name:  Buick Club of America National Meet JUNE2018 

     National Meet Group Rate:  $129/night 

     Room Availability at Group Rate:  Friday, June 22nd and Saturday, June 23rd.   

    Rooms at the group rate for Tuesday, June 19th; Wednesday, June 20th and Thursday, June 21st are sold out.  Rooms are available these nights but the current rate is $359/night. 

    Cancellation Policy:  Rooms can be cancelled 48 hours prior to reservation without any penalties.  Rooms cancelled within 48 hours of reservation will incur a one night room charge.


    SECONDARY HOTEL - Hampton Inn & Suites Denver/South-Ridge Gate 



    If you have difficulty utilizing the website, please call the hotel direct number. 

    Direct Phone Number:  303-790-4100

         Group Name:  2018 Buick Club of America National Meet

         Group Code:  BCA


    National Meet Group Rate:  $159/night 

    Room Availability at Group Rate:  Tuesday, June 19th, Wednesday, June 20th, Thursday, June 21st. 

    Cancellation Policy:  Rooms can be cancelled 48 hours prior to reservation without any penalties.  Rooms cancelled within 48 hours of reservation will incur a one night room charge.


    The Denver National Meet Committee would like everyone to attend the meet and do not want you to experience issues with booking your hotel rooms.  If you have tried the above and still experience problems please send an email to buicknationals@verizon.net.


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  8. Latest update about the hotel situation:


    Update 1/5/18:  Host hotel rooms are sold out at the group rate on June 19th, 20th and 21st.  Rooms are available for these dates at the current going rate of $359/night.  Rooms are still available at the group rate of $129/night for June 22nd and 23rd.  


    Secondary hotel has rooms available for all nights at a group rate of $159/night including breakfast.  Many folks are booking at the secondary hotel early in the week and moving to the Host hotel on Friday.  

  9. Just to try to clarify the host hotel situation.

    As of right now....

    There are still rooms available at the host hotel for Friday and Saturday nights ONLY for the show.  There are no rooms available at the host hotel for anything prior to Friday.  Right now if someone tries to book a room on their reservation dashboard and they use a date range which includes the 19th, 20th or 21st (Tuesday - Thursday) the dashboard tells them that no rooms are available.  Unless the hotel releases more room for us for Tuesday - Thursday (not likely), you must stay at another hotel until Friday and Saturday, or pay the higher room rates at the host hotel.  This is not the ideal situation, but that's the way it is at the moment.  We are working hard to get them to make more rooms available Tuesday - Thursday.  If anything changes, we will let you know.

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  10. I don't care as much about trophies as I do about participating.  I am taking my 1991 Roadmaster Estate wagon with 231,000 miles to a show this weekend with all other makes and models.  I'll put a note on it for the judges not to waste their time judging it.  I know many other local people (including Buicks) will be there and it is a fund raiser for local charities, so I donate my $20, take a lawn chair and ice chest, park with my friends, and enjoy a day visiting and looking at other nice cars.  Can't beat that. Maybe someone who has never seen a Roadmaster wagon will see one.

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