Dave Gelinas (XP-300)

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

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Sorry I am late. The Riviera in post#1011 is mine. If I knew it was going to be in a photo essay, I would have put my center caps in place. They are still lose fitting and I have to get the permanent fix in place soon. John

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What can i say...

nothin needs said... it speaks for itself...BUICKFUL...even as it sits....

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this is how it sits today...

still BUICKFUL....looks like you're moving right along, guess I better get busy cutting that rear trunk panel...no I haven't forgotten you, just busy gathering Burage materials.

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I was extremely fortunate to be able to attend the recent "Time Machines 2013" antique auto show & flea market that was held Sunday, July 28th, 2013, at the Guilford Fairgrounds in Guilford, CT, reference: TimeMach

I'm very happy to have had my camera with me that day, and took some pictures of some of the Buicks that were on display at the show. I will upload them as I am able to, in no particular order. First is this fantastic '70 GS model Skylark:

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No worries Lamar, I have plenty to do...

still BUICKFUL....looks like you're moving right along, guess I better get busy cutting that rear trunk panel...no I haven't forgotten you, just busy gathering Burage materials.

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"Time Machines 2013," 7/28/2013, Guilford, CT again--this time an outstanding '87 Grand National, that happened to have its window sticker also displayed--really enjoy studying these documents, for details like: The "Grand National" package, that included Tubo V6 engine, 4-speed auto trans, performance suspension, sport mirrors, air conditioning, 15" chrome wheels and Eagle GT tires (looks like BFGs eventually replaced those), specific interior and exterior color black, bucket seats in gray cloth, all for a total option price of $3,574. The base price of the '87 Regal 2-door coupe was shown as $11,562, to which was added the "Grand National" package, plus several other options (a total of $5,113 in options), and $430 destination charge, bringing the total bottom line to $17,105. City MPGs were estimated as 17, and highway MPGs as 25, for the 3.8 liter turbocharged fuel injected engine with auto lock-up 4-speed trans. It was listed as having been delivered to Gallagher Buick in New Britain, CT, all the way from its final assembly point in Pontiac, MI.

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I also like his CT vanity plate: "QUICK-6"!

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One more from "Time Machines 2013" (7/28/2013, Guilford, CT) for now... Right after taking my pictures of the '70 GS and the '87 GN, I saw a really beautiful Reatta Convertible entering the show field, following the car show staffer who was directing them to their appropriate class parking spot. I later ran across this car again when it was parked, and found out that it was a '90 model, so I guess it might've been entered in the "Display Only, Non-Judged" class for cars & trucks '89 to '13 (the "Time Machines" show has always adhered to the AACA definition of "antique" as being any vehicle 25 years old or older). I have a couple more shots of this very beautiful Reatta, as-parked, that I'll follow up with...

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...Looks like the '90 Reatta ended up between a couple of vintage Pontiacs. Sorry about the sun glare-y front view shot, but the right rear three quarter view of this beautiful & sporty Buick I think makes up for it...

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Yes, sharp-eyed viewers, that is a magnificent green '50 Buick woodie wagon in the background of the second shot! And it will be the next photo subject, as I meander my way around the Time Machines 2013 car show field, so do stay tuned...

And if you were wondering about that low-slung sports car in the right background of the first shot, it is, of course, "The Rakish Leaf," ref: http://www.hemmings.com/hsx/stories/2011/07/01/hmn_feature3.html

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Hey, Bob, glad to see you made it to the drive-in!! Looks like a fun event.

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Phantastic Phifty Buick wagon at the 35th Annual "Time Machines" antique car show, Sunday, July 28th, 2013, Guilford Fairgrounds, Guilford, CT:

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Hey, Bob, glad to see you made it to the drive-in!! Looks like a fun event.

Thanks...it was a nice time with my wife and Buick, movie sucked though. The Great Gatsby was not so "Great"

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Sensational vinyl-roofed Riviera Pair, '65 & '68 models, on display at the 35th Annual "Time Machines" antique car show, Sunday, July 28th, 2013, Guilford Fairgrounds, Guilford, CT:

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Back to the 35th Annual "Time Machines" antique car show, Sunday, July 28th, 2013, Guilford Fairgrounds, Guilford, CT, once again.

This was a super-nice '84 Riviera sunroof that I had previously enjoyed checking out at the AACA Central CT Region car show up in Glastonbury, back on June 9th (believe I even posted a photo or two of it from that event--and the owner displayed his dash plaque from that very event, placed on the top of his dashboard--along with a dash plaque from last year's Yankee Chapter All-Buick Car Show in Wallingford).

It was also interesting to note that the owner listed his address as "Burlingame, CA" on the window card, but a local CT address on his judging sheet--guessing he might perhaps be a recent transplant? Last time (from the Glastonbury event photos) I believe I also made note of the Burlingame dealership license plate frame and CA plate displayed on the front of the car.

Anyway, here are two overall shots of this very beautiful Buick, and I think that's one of the car show directors checking it out closely in the third shot, possibly as part of his evaluations of possible "Best Original Car" candidates for the overall show.

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Couple more Buicks still to go from Time Machines 2013 (maybe you can see a bit of a spectacular bright red '53 Skylark Convertible in the background of the 2nd shot...), so please stay tuned...

Oh, and finally, though it's not looking great for my being able to get up there (due to various family obligations), wanted to note that this year's Yankee Chapter Buick Show in Wallingford, CT is upcoming THIS WEEKEND! Ref: http://forums.aaca.org/f115/yankee-chapter-show-wallingford-buick-sunday-356796.html

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Hoo boy, this smokin'-hot '53 Skylark Convertible was on display at the 35th Annual "Time Machines" antique car show, Sunday, July 28th, 2013, Guilford Fairgrounds, Guilford, CT. A few more detail-type shots are also yet to come of this super-magnificent, super-flashy Buick...

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