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SUBJECT: David Dunbar Buick Statue returns to Flint

The bronze statue of David Dunbar Buick has been finished at the Fine Arts Sculpture Centre in Clarkston Michigan and will be

returning to Flint tomorrow, Tuesday, November 27, 2012. The statue will be set in place by crane between 11:30 and 12:00

Tuesday morning. The unveiling of the statue will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 11:30 AM at the Statue park in the flat lot on the corner of Saginaw and Kearsley Streets. Speakers will include members of the Tom Brown family from Attentive Industries, who sponsored the statue, and Douglas Boes, great-grandson of David Buick. Mr. Boes will also be presenting personal items of David Buick's to the Sloan Museum.

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Nope, you have to come to Flint and see for yourself.LOL!:rolleyes:

This statue is a gift to the people of Flint, from the employees and owners of Attentive Industries, Inc. on behalf of Chris “Irish” Coulter. A true example of an American, he was an immigrant, a participant in the 1936-37 Sit-Down Strike, and veteran of WWII. He was a hardworking man and firm believer in Civil Rights and the United Auto Workers. He was, most of all, a loving husband to his wife, Mary, and devout father of seven who always believed in the slogan, “When better automobiles are built, Buick will build them”.

I'll get some more pictures next time. I'm down there.


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Wow, what a day!! Doug Boes (David Dunbar Buick's great grandson) flew in from California. He donated one of the few articles still around that belonged to David, a canon that was used to start the yacht races in Detroit. He is seen here in the picture handing it over the Jeremy Dimick, Curator of the Sloan Museum and Buick Gallery. Lots of other pictures, there hasn't been alot from the media yet. But I'll post the links as they come around.

By the way Doug is a BCA member and was here in 2003. He owns a '62 Skylark Convertible 4 speed, that is 'not' stock, it's a driver, he told me.:)





















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