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  1. Thanks for posting some photos John. Your judging sheets are sent. Ted, we might have some members that took photos, unfortunately I did not have a chance to take any. If I can locate some I will make sure I post them to the thread. You might want to ask that guy back in Milwaukee if he or Bobbi took any
  2. Thanks to all that volunteered and attended the meet. You are what make it a success. If anyone had their Buick go through the 400 pt judging process and would like a copy of the judging form please contact me. My information is in the Roster or you may PM me. The process is the same as a National Meet you may send a S.A.S.E. or with an email I can scan it and send it to you.
  3. It's hard to see but in the last photo you can see the Wildcat under the front lift on the right. A couple nasty scratches but no dents and thankfully the vinyl top intact. I felt a lot of relief when I saw it appear as the snow melted. All the cars on top of the lifts (four) were officially totaled by the insurance companies, although at least 2 will be fixed and live on. Kevin's 99 Silver Arrow and 67 GS will be fixed. His 67 was sold to a younger member of our local chapter who is busily working on it. Both our 85 t-types were smushed. Mine has become an "organ donor" for some other cars for family and friends. Paul might be able to post a photo. The other one is still here. For some reason it is difficult to get a body shop to take 13 cars at once. Look forward to seeing you in August, we'll have to give you the tour!
  4. Ben, glad to hear you are recovering well. Take it easy and look forward to seeing you and getting to chat with you again soon!
  5. Doug, it sure did. Those photos are about two weeks after the collapse. There's already two rows of cars removed and about 20 feet of roof removed. Pictured were rows three and behind those, four. With all the snow it was a wall of white for about 10 days. We didn't know how bad it might be or what cars were damaged or totaled. Lamar, it was and yes, luckily the building was appropriately insured (pole building owners always a good idea to check your policy or ask your agent!) The gentlemen removing the roof and debris said it was held together with roofing nails. The barn was built in the late 60's and was definitely not up to code. There were multiple issues and ultimately the failure was poorly built structure. We did have a tough winter. It was cold and snowy so not much melt, although I was certain we had much more snow last year. All around a bad build and as Paul said to me the other day "Take the number for the house inspector you used, ball it up and throw it away". The construction company we are using now was surprised it stood long as it did. So a few less cars, lots of minor damage to cars to fix, and a few more substantial projects. The rebuild is going forward quickly now. Monday Friday My motto is now "Could have been worse!"
  6. At the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul from 7am to 3pm. http://www.gopherstatebuick.org/springshow/ Top 21 for all makes up to built in 2000 and top five for Buicks, all years welcome. No matter the weather we always have a nice turnout of cars and a great swap meet. And this year it looks we will actually have some nice weather! Hope to see you there!
  7. Longtime ROA member, author of the book Buick Riviera 1963-1973:All series including custom and gran sport, auto enthusiast, witty character and friend...passed on January 10th, 2014. http://monarchsociety.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2382314&fh_id=14405 I'll miss you.
  8. John S. very sorry you couldn't make it to the ROA meet. It's the biggest yet. Lots of great cars and hope to get the camera to cooperate for photos. We'll definately get to catch up in South Bend. (bring photos of the new addition) John D. with the bourbon they make around here that shouldn't be a problem. Especially that double-oaked has got a lil bite to it at the end. I picked up something and looking for some other goodies to add. Dave haha! I did get carded once this week, once!
  9. Other than the uncooperative Midwestern weather, and yes those boomers in the Twin Cities last week were bad, it still looks like a blast and amazing. Keep up the good work Mike for Pat-n-Pat, but we will miss you in South Bend.
  10. After visiting several distilleries here in Lexington, Kentucky and seeing how popular a certain libation has been in the past breakfasts... I'm beginning to think I may have an idea of what to bring to the swap. Hmmmm....:cool:
  11. It was a fun time this morning guys. Got to meet a few new folks and get to know others better. Great idea, hope this becomes a yearly tradition at the ROA meets also.
  12. Thanks for sharing, Roberta. I'm rather fond of that 72 Riviera....can't imagine why....
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