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Ride in the early morning mist.

Tom Kunek

Victoria, Australia

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Unknown group hanging out at the Spring 1992 or 1994 Pomona Swap Meet.

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Sorting through mountains of paper, Anyone recognize it?

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On ‎8‎/‎14‎/‎2018 at 2:11 PM, NC68Riviera said:

Not a Riviera or even a Buick story but an incredible story none the less!

 

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/the-first-ford-mustang-owner-kept-the-car-its-now-worth-dollar350000/ar-BBLUdB8?ocid=ientp#page=1

The first Ford Mustang owner kept the car. It's now worth $350,000

 

Mike, I meant to say, great post even though not Riviera related.

 

It gave the FORD MUSTANG enthusiast instructors I am dealing with right now a kick.

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Got my 72 up on my lift to dust off the underside after our trip to the ROA a few weeks ago and thought I would share a few pics for anyone who might be interested . 2 1/2 inch stainless - easy to clean with scotch-brite. 

KReed

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 I was able to see This car at Overland Park. I could not stop looking at the great interior, if I did I would have noticed the bottom of the car is just as good.

 

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On ‎8‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 8:45 PM, TKRIV said:

Ride in the early morning mist.

Tom Kunek

Victoria, Australia

ROA#3845

BCA#47703

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Such an awesome picture! Thanks for sharing!

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On ‎6‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 5:19 PM, rodneybeauchamp said:

 

Hi cousin, yes, interesting name BEAUCHAMP ,  means “beautiful fields” from its French origins.  We pronounce it Beech ham over here and there are a few of us around. And yes, have had to spell it all of my life.

 

Thank you for the comments on my ‘38 Special, I reckon it’s special too! By the look of your signature and picture, a  lover of ‘39’s and other Buicks.

cheers

Rodney

 

Rodney.  I spell it Beauchamp and pronounce it "Beacham".  My forebears up until 1897 or about, spelled it Beacham.  One was an Episcopal-Methodist Bishop.  In the mid-to late 1890s he went to England and when he returned he must have told family members it was spelled Beauchamp, because they all changed the spelling.  On one land deed that was transferred they wrote "Beauchamp (alias Beacham) in fact.  My Dad's family pronounced it Beacham, but in 1931 when he married my mother she preferred "Bo-shawum" and then it went to "Bo-shawump".  She insisted I use that and I did until I retired in 1991 and moved "down the country" to where my Dad was born and where a lot of my relatives were (SE Virginia).  They convinced me I should go by "Beacham" and I have ever since.  Your '38 Buick is stunning.  Glad another "Beacham" or "Beecham" in now in the pre-War Buick family too.  I've been a fan of them since I was a little boy.  :)By the way, I also have a 1964 Wildcat....not sure for how long I'll keep that one.

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Had a friend take a few pics of my Riv yesterday (Dynaflash8's old car), since the sun was out.  Unfortunately the hood wasn't closed all the way, but here are a couple. 

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That was a good car that I had for a lot of years......1998 to 2018 as I recall.  But, it didn't have a lot of trunk space for AACA Tours.   The best body man and painter in the world painted and did the body work.  He's sold the shop of semi retired now.  Miss him a lot.

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Took Goldie out to the Mohican Model A club's meet in Wampsville today.  For once I wasn't the only Riviera on the field -- saw this lovely '66 (the only other Riviera aside from Goldie).  Spoke with the owner who said she's had the car for 40 years!

 

 

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Had the 66 out this weekend at the Des Moines Concourse de'Elagance which has been held for the past 50 years . It's an invitation only show that had 170 cars representing 10 different classes . We were accepted in the "space age collectibles" . Didn't win our class - was beat out by a fabulous 1962 Plymouth Fury convertible which clearly was the best car . Beautiful weather for a change and huge crowds . We were the only Riviera in the show . Lots of questions and compliments . Everyone loved the flip down headlights , especially the kids ! 

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Attended our local annual Rock n Roll festival in Victor Harbor today. Only two Buicks on display, my ‘63 and Tim’s ‘65.

 

Day started with a cruise from a nearby town through picturesque countryside then into Victor, parking alongside the Hotel.

 

Day was overcast with several showers and some hail hence the quick drying off with a chamois. Was trying to show Jo how she should do this, but was promptly told “ not my job”. Tough to get good help these days!

 

 Attendance was down but quality of the cars on show was first class.

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Spent a few days in Penola, in an 1850’s weatherboard cottage in Petticoat Lane. The Lane has several cottages that have been restored and open to view how people lived back then. The bloomers on the washing line add to the scene.

The Alpacca was most impressed with our Riviera parked outside too, probably the first one he has seen. Anyway a few photos.

And for those with a sharp eye will notice the new improved exhaust tips!

 

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Prepping for hurricane Leslie

 

 

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1 hour ago, steelman said:

Not a Riviera, but I like this one. Paul, were you looking for one of these? 576810d6f8a4_low_res_1968-buick-electra-limited.jpg.c549759d23760c0b77c93c4e2290a6af.jpg

Yes, thank you.

I love this 225 but the plastic dash and (non-linear) rear bumper is too much a departure from the original design of a ‘67.

There is a mint ‘67 out west but it has aftermarket knee knockin’ A.C. and he wants 26G

 

I do appreciate the link!

 

 

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