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  1. There are over 600 registrations, over 1000 peolpe, over 500 cars, with around 300 of those being formally judged. 60 Senior cars have registered. It will be a wonderful show!


  2. Bill, Glad you're ok. This story could start a whole series of stories related to the safety of owning an old Buick. Like, for instance, don't ever let your 4 year old son pretend to drive your Buick when it is running. I did that one time with a nephew about that age. I had my 1963 Invicta station wagon parked in the driveway facing my 1966 Widlcat GS with about 3 feet between the car's front bumpers. I had started the wagon just because I hadn't started it in a few days and my nephew was very interested in what I was doing. I got in the front seat with him and showed him how to operate the power windows, turn on the turn signals, change the station on the radio, you know, fun kid stuff. But I told him to NEVER, NEVER, touch the gear shift. He was having so much fun. I got out of the car to fetch some cleaning utensils and just as I closed the door he grabbed the gear shift handle and slammed it into gear. Lucky for me, he skipped past Drive and went straight into neutral (Dynaflow). The wagon simply rolled slowly forward until it reached the front bumber of the Wildcat. No damage done, but what a wakeup call! I learned a valuable lesson that day without doing any damage. Don't tell my wife about this.


  3. Here are the numbers from the 2004 National Meet in Plano, TX.

    Total Registrations: 312

    # of Registrations w/out car 90

    Total People 616

    Vendors 29

    Car corral 15

    Awards Banquet 342

    Cars 207

    400 PT: 110

    Display 30

    Archival 10

    Modified 3

    Drivers 38

    Senior 17

    Roy Faries

  4. Hi. This is Roy Faries, Meet Co-Chairman for the 2004 Plano National Meet. I really appreciate the comments, especially the good ones. The members of the North Texas Chapter worked hard to make the meet a success. We knew from our experience in 1996 that it would not be a very big show. We had about the same turnout then, which was our first one. We took the experience we accumulated in 1996 to heart in several areas, trying to make this meet a better one. For instance, we purposely held the meet in June instead of July, making the temperature around 10 degrees cooler. And did anyone notice that every outdoor vendor had a big shade tree? My personal opinion is that there will always be a few members that will come to every Nationals no matter where it is held. But the location will draw many members from local areas that do not make the trip every year. And, frankly, there are not that many members within a 500 mile radius around Dallas. Anyway, we planned this event with the bottom goal of giving everyone a top notch experience with or with a lot of cars. Based on most of the comments, I think we succeeded. Again, thanks for the comments.

  5. We have contacted the Plano Centre and voiced our concerns about the phone situation. They now have three people answering the phones and they have promised to cover each other during normal working hours (8:00am - 5:00pm Central). Hopefully this will help solve the problem of not talking to anyone when you call. I appreciate the feedback.

    Roy Faries

    2004 BCA National Meet Chairman

  6. 1941 Model 41-SE 4Dr Fastback. 65,000 miles. Completely original except for rebuilt fuel pump, new battery, and new tires w/tubes. Runs and drives great, body is very solid with a little surface rust only where paint is thin. All glass and chrome in excellent condition. Needs interior and brake work. I have all the parts needed for restoration (except interior). Digital pictures available. $2500.00 OBO Roy Faries, Arlington, TX 817/265-5590