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I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........


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Unfortunately no details to go along with this as it just popped up on one of the old/ historical photo archives pages I follow on instagram and was only captioned as Dapper Dan

 

EDIT* Actor Randolph Scott

 

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WOW! Early experimenting racing days for sure.

 

Just illustrates that "going fast is in our blood from the beginning!"  ;)

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Racing has always been in the blood of real car guys.   Not Buick, but....

 

See this for the Ford 1901 "Sweepstakes" car.  https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/artifact/199258/

 

Be sure to click on "detailed description" for the complete story.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Our Buicks said:

Can somebody add some context to this photo............

In the 1979 Daytona 500, Bobby Allison and Cale Yarbrough got into it when one accursed the other of causing a wreck that let Petty win the race.  

 

I have heard that the NASCAR General Motors cars used the Buick body because the grill was more aerodynamic than the other brands.

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8 hours ago, RivNut said:

In the 1979 Daytona 500, Bobby Allison and Cale Yarbrough got into it when one accursed the other of causing a wreck that let Petty win the race.  

 

I have heard that the NASCAR General Motors cars used the Buick body because the grill was more aerodynamic than the other brands.

Actually Donnie and Cale are the ones who wrecked and Bobby pulled up to give Donnie a ride back and that when this scuffle broke out

 

 

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15 hours ago, Our Buicks said:

Can somebody add some context to this photo............

 

If you quote the pictures you can add your own content to it before you submit reply.

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16 hours ago, Larry Schramm said:

Racing has always been in the blood of real car guys.   Not Buick, but....

 

See this for the Ford 1901 "Sweepstakes" car.  https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/artifact/199258/

 

Be sure to click on "detailed description" for the complete story.

 

 

 

So was Bobby running Chevy engines in the Buick's ?

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4 minutes ago, 91vert said:

 

So was Bobby running Chevy engines in the Buick's ?

 

Now I am not a NASCAR expert, but I believe that in the 80's almost everyone ran small block Chevy engines, or at least 350 ci displacement engines before being toyed with by the teams. 

 

I was living in Alabama at the time and attended the race where Bobby Allison took flight to the safety fence along with the implementation of the restrictor plates in those years.  Fun times!!

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17 minutes ago, Brass is Best said:

 

And I thought huge rims with low profile tires was a new fad.

I think those are huge rims with no profile tires. ? 

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6 hours ago, 91vert said:

I think the driver is glad to FINALLY be there.

 

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Poor John learns that altitude and alcohol don't mix. Especially riding shotgun in an open vehicle on a switchback road up the mountain.

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The guy on the ground looks like Bobby Alison from the camera angle.

 

Actually, it may be the mechanic who tried to reuse felt front wheel bearing seals on Mr. Westley's Buick. Westley was inspired to greatness due to the incident.

Bernie

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As much as I love the pre war cars in stock form, I've always been a big customs guy! From some pictures from the Chicago world of Wheels, chopped and nailhead powered, although im a little indifferent on what they did with the grille

 

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10 hours ago, Stooge said:

im a little indifferent on what they did with the grille

 

I'm of exactly the opposite opinion -- they f'd up arguably the most distinctive feature of that car!  :unsure:

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my thought of the grille was if there was a lasalle grill on a tractor or farm implement? not my car, and I like the rest of it, but putting that grille behind a cover of sorts was an odd choice, even for a custom.

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