Dave Gelinas (XP-300)

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

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Here are a couple more views of that speck-tack-you-lar '53 Skylark, as seen at the 35th Annual "Time Machines" antique car show, Sunday, July 28th, 2013, Guilford Fairgrounds, Guilford, CT:

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Great picture Bob. Some high society classic cars there, folks with money to gamble away. If this didn't do it, I wonder what it takes to get these '55 guys to "like" something here. :rolleyes:

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I'm pretty sure this is the last Buick that I found/photographed at the 35th Annual "Time Machines" antique car show, Sunday, July 28th, 2013, Guilford Fairgrounds, Guilford, CT. It's a cool '68 GS Convertible, and it was parked over in the Car Corral area, where cars for sale were specifically grouped. I photographed the info from the window card also for your info. Looked like a really nice car. "Fast and Fun"--works for me!

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Next installment, we'll move on to the Friday evening, August 2, 2013 North Branford Potato & Corn Festival's classic car cruise, in North Branford, CT, to check out a few of the beautiful Buicks that were on display there...

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Starting off Buick-oriented coverage of the North Branford Potato & Corn Festival classic car cruise (Friday evening 8/2/2013, North Branford, CT) with a couple of overall views, in which, by the third one, you'll see a bit of a super-kool & somewhat modified black '87 Grand National in the scene (it's slightly visible in the second shot also, if you look really hard).

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After these, the Buick photos will be more individualized (most certainly including that particular outstanding '87 Grand National). Just wanted to provide a bit of an overview of this wonderful gathering, which was on a nicely manicured ball field (the overall Festival took place in a more natural farm pasture-type field just to the north of the ball park). The car show field was filled up even more by the time I had to roll out of there to get to another family obligation. Great job by the North Branford parks & Rec Department, who I believe are the overall organizers of the Festival.

More info about the North Branford Potato & Corn Festival car show is online at: Car Show

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One more quick one for now from the North Branford Potato & Corn Festival classic car cruise, Friday evening 8/2/2013, in North Branford, CT. This is a gorgeous white with red interior late '60s Skylark Convertible that I am pretty sure I've seen and photographed previously (I believe at the Main Street Middletown classic car cruise, earlier this summer, up in Middletown, CT).

I've found that the auto-exposure setting on my camera likes to darken the shots a bit when you have a very light or white subject such as this Skylark (and/or a bright white MG or a bright yellow Corvette), so I did a slight bit of electronic tweaking of these shots, to try to make them look a bit more natural.

Anyway, this was a positively gorgeous Skylark, and I'm definitely *not* getting tired of seeing it show up at the local car shows!

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WOW, tha's a beautiful GS and not a bad price if it is solid and correct. Can't tell from where I'm sitting, what color is it and the interior? Dark green? would that be the correct color parade boot on it, tan?

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WOW, tha's a beautiful GS and not a bad price if it is solid and correct. Can't tell from where I'm sitting, what color is it and the interior? Dark green? would that be the correct color parade boot on it, tan?

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I'm sorry, MrEarl, I don't know anything about the car. Looking back at my pictures, it appears that it might be a dark green body color, but that's about the only thing I can add. Sounds like a call to the phone number noted on the card may be in order...

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Back to the North Branford Potato & Corn Festival classic car cruise again, which took place Friday evening, 8/2/2013, in North Branford, CT--this time with a fantastic pair of mid-'60s Buick hardtops: an Electra 225 and a Skylark. These are overall-type shots, and I took a few more closer detail-type shots that I'll try to follow up with, next chance I get...

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Back again at the North Branford Potato & Corn Festival classic car cruise night, Friday evening, 8/2/2013, in North Branford, CT, this time with the final series of shots of the fantastic & super-eye-catching Electra 225 and Skylark pair...

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Let's see, next time I think we move along to an awesome black '87 Grand National--but *not* the same one that was previously shown in one of the overall shots... So please do stay tuned...

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Back again to the North Branford Potato & Corn Festival classic car cruise night, Friday evening, 8/2/2013, in North Branford, CT...

Today just one quickie insert--some overall views of a VERY nice '87 Grand National, that, from what I could see, was a totally stock, super-well-preserved specimen.

It had a window sticker displayed in the front windshield, however I could not get a good photo of that. I was able to discern from looking at (my crummy photo of) it, however, that this '87 GN had originally been delivered to Antonino Buick-Nissan in Norwich, CT originally (wonder if they're still in business?), had a total of $6,231 in options, and a $414 destination charge, computing out to a grand total sticker price of $18,207.

In addition to the $3,574 option price for all the "Grand National" stuff (added on to the basic '87 Regal 2-door coupe), another couple of big-ticket options were the "Hatch Roof" at $895, adn the "Delco-GM Graphic Equalizer Cassette Tape & EIR AM Stereo FM Stereo Radio With Seek and Scan, Auto Reverse with Search, Repeat, and Clock" (whew) at $504.

Overall-type views now, a couple of detail shots next time. Cool vanity plate!

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