HurstGN

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  1. 128 to 44....he's not so badass now, is he? When will these kids learn not to mess with us old folks?
  2. All you have to do is honor the 11th commandment and you won't have all these troubles. What is the 11th commandment you ask? "Thou Shalt Not Share Thy Rod With Thy Staff" :eek:
  3. Let's press the envelope.... Old farts never die, they just drive Buicks.
  4. OK, smaller and lighter....so, what size do you want?
  5. HurstGN

    BUICKMAN AWARD

    OK, since nobody has a nomination, I'll nominate myself and run un-opposed. WOOHOO! I win!! I'm honored. I'd like to thank all the little people along the way...you all know who you are....where's my cash prize? :eek::p:p
  6. Dan, Keith.....look at those pics again. That's local to us. Those pics show that 58 at the Starlight Church Cruise. Maybe you'll run into him in the spring and can discuss the car with him.
  7. With the internet, perhaps some of these owners bought it and had it mailed. It just doen't look like a factory piece, especially using the word classic on a brand new car (as mentioned before). That engraving can be done by anyone with a drag-style engraver. Maybe google it and see if you find a company that does this kind of work. It would prove then it wasn't a dealer item. I know it was popular to have the "Built especially for" plaques done years ago. This reminds me of those.
  8. Kudos for one of the coolest garage lamp fixtures out there. I saw chairs, is there a TV?
  9. Are you implying that an 8-track is not cool? Even though my 82 wasn't equipped with an 8-track (it was more upscale with cassette), I did acquire an original, unopened Buick 8-track from 1982. And, personally I think that tape is really cool. I would probably change my mind if i opened it and tried listening to the songs on it, but in the unopened state, it IS cool. OK, so it is the unopened part that makes it cool...but it technically is a cool 8-track.:cool:
  10. Have you considered just sending the info (as was done for the NY chapter) to all chapter directors with a request for changes? That would minimize the number of e-mails to be sent and the chapter directors could address the info at the next chapter meeting.
  11. I've seen the Pace Cars in the past. I can tell you the expensive car listed above is not correct. The Buick logo was not on the front window. The orange was not on the 1/4 windows. The Buick Billboard was in Black, NOT orange. There's not enough detail to tell for certain, but it looks like the door graphics are also all orange which is wrong. They were gradient from maroon to orange. Gary's photos show the 81 pace car accurately. The pace cars were not turbo cars, all N/A cars.
  12. HurstGN

    Back

    Welcome back Stevo....ah, I feel young once again! :eek:
  13. To quote a wise man..... Oh, come on! You just KNOW that sign has to be posted somewhere around the U.S. capitol building in DC.....<!-- google_ad_section_end --> :p:D:p:D
  14. Oh, shouldn't the Post title read 2011 and not 2001? See, you started me down the wrong path before I misread the psot.
  15. Sounds interesting.....and I'm glad to see good advanced notice. I misread this at first and thought, oh well, I missed it....not properly reading 2011. I'll keep it on the radar, and maybe something from my signature may get there. Maybe. No promises just yet.
  16. Just let me know when I can come over to weld the doors shut. C'mon, it's free....we gotta have some fun. And it'll be a learning experience for Tim. :D
  17. Nice sleuthing Greg....I hope you get them in the end. And just when you start to loose all faith in people, you hear about the NY ad exec that gave the homeless man her American Express card when she had no money to give him. You can guess what happened next.....yup, GONE, for 10 minutes or so. He racked up a whopping $25 on the card and returned it. Homeless beggar borrows American Express Platinum Card to buy Vitamin Water and a pack of cigarettes - NYPOST.com Homeless man reunites with woman who lent him her credit card - NYPOST.com Of course there is a dark side here.....the fact that the clerks at the stores didn't prevent the man from using the womans credit card. Seems everyone was trusting that day...and it all worked out.
  18. Keith, Not to wipe the smile from your face, but please convey to Bob to be very careful on those original tires. Tires are only to be used for about 5 years before they are too old to be reliable. A frien of mine in the Pontiac club was taking his Can Ams (2 of them) to Norwalk last year. The one his son was driving had a catastrophic tire failure as he went on the crosstown ramp onto 279. Did a fair amount of damage to an excellent car. They put on the spare and continued to Norwalk. But Pete removed those original tires as soon as he could. Old tires can be dangerous. OK, warning over.....hey, that 72 looks like new. Is Bob offering rides?
  19. That sucks. I had somebody steal parts from me, while I was there!!! I was taking my 86 GN to get painted. I had just about every piece of trim off it except the minimum necessary to drive it to the shop. Bumpers held on by 2 bolts only, 2 screws per headlight, 2 speed nuts per taillight.... you get the picture. We're at my buddy's shop and I'm outside now removing parts and putting them in our Bravada when a guy pulls off the road and asks if I'm parting out the car. I tell him no, it's there for paint and I'm removing some final parts before paint. Lights are off and I'm removing the bumpers. As I remove one bumper, the guy leaves. I get the bumper off and put it in the truck. Then I notice, one of the tailights is missing from the back of the truck. I know it was there because I just took it off 5 minutes earlier. This *explative deleted* stole my tailight from our truck!!! Talk about balls and rude all at the same time! Some people just suck. Karma will get them eventually.
  20. On MORE than one occasion, I've seen the ladies doing the eyelashes, and not with the little brush thingie, but the metal clamping device similar to a set of vice-grips for the eyelashes...one at 50 mph!!! :eek: So not cool.
  21. NTX, the ideas you present for M-A-L were put forth in the past, and summarily shot down. I presented tham as an "Associate" level of membership. And according to the wording presented here: Well, I'd think the idea, M-A-L, Associate, whatever, is pretty much off the table. The thing I have a problem with is the statement ... doesn't this pretty much put the cart before the horse? If the value were there, you'd have people beating down your door to give you money and become members. Since the general public wasn't beating down the door at $35, it seems the increase to $50 just my have disconnected the doorbell, removed the knocker and taped over the peephole. OK, maybe not that bad, but you need to listen to the winds of change here. So what are the plans to increase the value? I would hope the plan was in place before the dues increase. And if the dues increase was to simply keep the BCA solvent, then what will the cost be to increase the value to existing and new members? If the increased value could have been done for free, then it should have been done when the dues were at $35. That would make the new membership selling point easier. I attended one BOD meeting years ago, and I recall discussion on where to deposit a substantial sum of BCA funds. I guess that was all withdrawn and used up prior to the Dues increase? Oh, sorry, I'm being unproductive again.As pointed out before, there are on-line clubs and some are quite successful. Roberta can tell you how many of those Stage 1 folks she'll be seeing soon are on-line folks. The on-line clubs are mostly free, and you can get alot of good information, new friends, and even organized meets from them. Yea, they don't have a Bugle, and they not only survive, some grow in size over time. I met some really nice people that way over the years. Didn't cost me in the process. I'm just driving to the point of something's gotta change to keep the BCA alive and strong. We're not getting any younger...witness the old guy over there. Geez, he's adopted the name "old". (Sorry, just making a point). Just my .02 worth. Still need to decide if I'll part with the other $49.98 next year.