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Here is a quick, first group of photos from Ames meet.

A 1941 Limited that looks unrestored; a group of early 1950s projects for sale in the car corral, a 1953 Special with 3000 actual miles, and a spectacular 1938 Roadmaster.

Pete Phillips

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"Stealthbob", that car is one and the same. Here is another photo of its dashboard, plus a mostly original 1950 Super interior, a set of NOS 1939 streamboards (!) for sale in the swap meet, and a 1948 Roadmaster 320 engine with chrome header pipes and a 4-barrel carb.

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Thanks for the pictures Pete.Like stealthbob above,I won't be there(altough I will get the Bugle covering the event) and I want to see as many cars as I can from that gathering.

I don't have any idea of how that straight 8 with the headers and the Holley sounds but I bet that it is sweet.:D

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Pete,

Thanks for posting photos.... I already contacted the owner of that original 53 and have suggested that the Sloan Museum should acquire it. I am trying to locate someone to take a look at it.... Any suggestions?

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More photos.

I never knew that 1959 wheel covers were supposed to have red paint in their center emblems until I saw a new old stock one for sale today!

There is a red '54 76-C here that is gorgeous.

The '54 Landau photo makes it look like there are TWO of those cars. In reality, the rear one is a likeness that is painted on the back of the car's enclosed trailer.

Pete

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Todays forecast is ideal 83 degrees 60 % humidity. The day started at 64 degrees! No rain predicted today. Off and on rain predicted tomorrow. Basically, so far, the 1st 3 days have been rain free and "normal" summer weather. Saturday Sunday no rain so we will just have to watch it on Friday

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As Stealthbob suggested ,when I blew up the picture of the Landau I'm pretty sure Lamar is standing right there on the side of the car:D:D:D:D:D{how Lamar looks I'm sure;)} .That is awesome how the back of the hauler looks also.Thanks much to Pete and others for any pics from the meet.I do appreciate it immensely since I won't be able to attend.To all of you lucky ones there....ENJOY!!!! Rich

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I did not take many photos but here are a few more. The fellow washing his 77 Electra Limited (I think that's what it is) the white one - gets my admiration. He purchased this from a "cheap cars" lot for around $2000 and it is in nice shape. He said "This was all I could afford, I can't afford one of those expensive Buicks". It was a near flawless car proving once again that everyone is welcome, you don't need to spend mega bucks to participate and you don't need to even be a nuts and bolts restorer.

Engine was a 350 Buick 4 barrel.

The older Buick I believe is 1924 and is owned by the Swearingens out of Wisconsin.

Skylark GS was dissected by me for my upcoming GS restoration.

One of several 54 Buicks present. The red Roadmaster 2 door hardtop belongs to John Hemingway and the grey Century estate Wagon is Dereks.

The Abbinator (Abby my daughter) asked and received permission to sit in Randy Dekkers 27 Buick rumble seat.

An amazing reflection of the Jewell Iowa early evening sky in the paint of one of many 59-60 Buicks.

Drivers side motor shot of a 53 Special. There was forum member higher up that needed a passenger side photo. I took several but my camare must not have captured them. I am very sorry. I don't know what happened.

A 57 Century with "ribbed" rear window, a favorite of mine, plus the optimistic 50's colors.

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A few more photos before I head off to the awards banquet. First photo is an immaculate 1951 Roadmaster, then a rare 1968 California GS coupe, then a row of early 1940s/late 1930s Buicks, then a group of 1960 Buicks (and one '59) including a rare '60 Invicta wagon.

Pete

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I'll have some in upcoming days folks...I'm just too wiped by the time I get to the computer in the evening to edit and upload. We do have about 1.5 GB of image and video files...I made a copy for Pete, so that he has additional photos to choose from. The wireless connection here is pretty slow. The plan is to get home Tuesday, so I should definitely have something by Wednesday evening.

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I'll have some in upcoming days folks...I'm just too wiped by the time I get to the computer in the evening to edit and upload. We do have about 1.5 GB of image and video files...I made a copy for Pete, so that he has additional photos to choose from. The wireless connection here is pretty slow. The plan is to get home Tuesday, so I should definitely have something by Wednesday evening.

Excuses....excuses....;)

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