Dave Gelinas (XP-300)

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

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A couple of my favorites among the many photos I've shot with my '59 Buick. These photos were taken at Seattle's Museum of Flight.

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A couple of my favorites among the many photos I've shot with my '59 Buick. These photos were taken at Seattle's Museum of Flight.

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Great looking 59. Of all the Buicks the 1959 was the one that started my love affair with cars.

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A couple of my favorites among the many photos I've shot with my '59 Buick. These photos were taken at Seattle's Museum of Flight.

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Great photos Brian. Good set up with your Buick.

I always enjoy photos of The Constellation Airliner.

I like the Electra plates. How, where, or who did them for you. It gives me an idea for my 1938 Buick.

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Of all the photos I own, this one is my absolute favorite.

Lots of style, grace, class, and depth.

This photo was taken 20 years before I was born. I have no idea what it was like to live in 1931, but for some, this photo tells the story.

1931 Buick with the then well known author Carmen Barnes (11-20-1912 to 8-19-1980) Her most famous work "Schoolgirl". It was bought by Paramount Pictures for $30,000 but never made into a film.

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Dave, the "Electra" plates are originals -- part of a complete set of three plates -- "LeSabre", "Invicta", "Electra" -- that member AKBuickman's father picked up at the conclusion of the 1959 Chicago Auto Show. We have used these as a pattern to offer reproduction plates bearing this design, helping support the BCA's 1959 Division. The repos are not embossed and painted like these originals. These original plates are the only surviving set that I'm aware of, so I regard them as special treasures.

I have had a very long-term interest in the Lockheed Constellation airliners, so had long looked forward to the opportunity to photograph the Buick and the classic Lockheed together.

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1963 Chicago Auto Show

Caption: "A popular display in the 1963 Buick exhibit was the full-size four-door hardtop that automatically split itself down the middle, exposing the inner components of the engine bay, drivetrain, six-passenger interior and large trunk.".

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Dave, the "Electra" plates are originals -- part of a complete set of three plates -- "LeSabre", "Invicta", "Electra" -- that member AKBuickman's father picked up at the conclusion of the 1959 Chicago Auto Show. We have used these as a pattern to offer reproduction plates bearing this design, helping support the BCA's 1959 Division. The repos are not embossed and painted like these originals. These original plates are the only surviving set that I'm aware of, so I regard them as special treasures.

I have had a very long-term interest in the Lockheed Constellation airliners, so had long looked forward to the opportunity to photograph the Buick and the classic Lockheed together.

Brian:

Thank you for the info.

In regard to the plates, It wont help me on my '38 Buick. So I'll have to buy a 1959 I guess.:)

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Sooo many nice cars, I just love this thread. Please allow me to add one pic img_3662_original.jpg

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Jim: Great looking Roadmaster.

I grew up in a 1955 Buick. The first Buick I remember and why I love Buicks today. Your car brings back many good memories.

Love the photos.

In particular the first one with the Christmas wreaths. Very good depth.

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